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Cedar Restaurant

822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150
+1 202-637-0012
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“wild boar” (14 reviews)
“rutabaga” (4 reviews)
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10:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with colleagues. Quiet and unassuming. The menu was fantastic. I had a steak Cesar salad and the steak was brilliant. Prices reasonable and service good. It was a good experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were recommended Cedar by our hotel concierge. The key item was finding a restaurant that had good fish options for me and veggie options for my wife. Thankfully the concierge phoned the restaurant to confirm this and booked a table. The...More

Thank MJ_UK1
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Attended a birthday celebration here. Had a tomato based seafood soup and the wild boar chops. Both were excellent. Tried the wings and they were good as well. Great service and atmosphere. Definitely a hidden gem in DC.

Thank Dre22
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The most amazing Vegan and regular menu translated into the best food ever! Great ambiance, great food, great staff, cool vibe. A must do with friends or cool place to meet some!

Thank Joanna O
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We've been going to Cedar for a long time--almost since it opened and find it a consistently quiet, lovely place for dinner. The owner always says hello, the servers know their stuff and the chef does really good and creative things. The chef is particularly...More

Thank CLRand
Reviewed 23 September 2018

First time I tried Wild Boar chops with a cherry glaze very good.This is a cozy little spot that you have to go down stairs to. Waiter was very good, new the menu and made some good reccomendations. Very relaxed atmosphere and they dont hurry...More

Thank Ptdavey
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Have made a few visits here and am fond of this place--but wish it could do better. Friendly and unpretentious staff and comfortable dining room, but the food is just average, and the side dishes are especially disappointing. It's good that they care about diners...More

Thank RM C
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

As vegetarians, the menu was exciting for our trip to DC. Service was inattentive, to the point where my wife spilled some water and I was unable to get anyones attension for two minutes. Cedar has the feel of a tired negihborhood joint lacking leadership...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 28 May 2018

My family went to Cedar for a celebration dinner. We made our way downstairs to a smallish room and to a large table in the corner. (there is a private party room just off the entrance) Our server was delightful, friendly and helpful. There are...More

1  Thank buckrael
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

What a great treat....to have an entire vegan menu!! Had a fabulous dinner, wine, and even dessert. Can’t wait to dine here again on my next D.C. visit. The atmosphere is lovely. It’s quiet but not stuffy. Very relaxed with great service.

Thank truckus8
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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
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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