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Cedar Restaurant

822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150
+1 202-637-0012
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“wild boar” (10 reviews)
“venison” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were recommended Cedar by some friends who are local to DC, as it offered a vegan option for one of our party. You are greeted by stairs which lead down to a beautifully lit, nicely decorated restaurant with bar area. We arrived early evening...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cedar is located in a basement close to Verizon center. If it has an elevator, I've never seen it. However, if stairs are no problem, it's worth the trip. We generally enjoy choices from the pre-theatre menu with a wine pairing. The portions of both...More

Thank leesf2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cedar is a small restaurant in the basement of a building in Penn Quarter. There is some exposed duct work, but it's nicely appointed and not cramped. The menu is a typical DC brunch menu with chicken and waffles, french toast and egg dishes. Chicken...More

Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were drawn by the reviews posted. The food was excellent and the portion size great. We had Texas Will Boar, Vegan Meatloaf, and Duck fat Fries. We dined outside to enjoy the city view. Our waitress was very nice and provide great advice about...More

Thank Roland W T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About one-third of the menu at this cozy, gracious restaurant is vegan. (When I was here in May 2017, there were 4 vegan entrees, 1 vegetarian entree, and about 6 meat dishes. These last were mostly wild game; there seems to be a real emphasis...More

Thank Contingent1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came by Cedar to check it out for brunch in advance of a reservation I had booked for a large group a few days later. One of the staff recognized my name on the reservation and the POC for my group dinner came by...More

Thank Urszula C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We loved this restaurant. The food was really original and tasty. Our waitress was very nice and gave us really good suggestions. Ambiance was excellent, not very loud and nice decoration. We ordered as appetizers the soup of the day (leek and parsnip) and the...More

Thank Natalie V
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We went here on our second night of conference. Great food and bar. Excellent service. If you plan to go I recommend you get a reservation.

Thank Izzy333
Reviewed 9 May 2017

What an experience! A restaurant which arrives beneath the earth down flights of stairs. Small, intimate, surrounded by images of beautiful cedar trees! Cool mood music piped in. Lovely, friendly waitress. Pricey, but what else is new in D.C.? My good friend and I both...More

Thank annette037
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My vegan daughter and I went to Cedar in hopes of having choices for the both of us ( I am not vegan). The vegan options were great- I even had one of their vegan dishes (the ravioli) and it was terrific. Very good attentive...More

Thank terrie k
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can Cedar accommodate a vegan dish? We have a party of six, one of which is vegan but the rest are meat/ dairy eaters! Thanks
9 June 2016|
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Response from KailuaGal | Reviewed this property |
My sister is a vegetarian (not quite vegan) and they accommodated her. So, I believe they would accommodate a vegan, as well. I would call the restaurant to double check that way there are no surprises.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150
    (Between 8th & 9th)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Place-Chinatown (YL,GR,RD), Archives-Navy Mem-Penn Quarter (YL,GR), Metro Center (BL,OR,RD)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-637-0012
  • E-mail
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