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701 Pennsylvania Ave Restaurant

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“salmon” (21 reviews)
“parfait” (3 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends invited us to join them here for dinner and it was quite good. Everyone ordered different dishes and we were all happy with our meals. Service is professional and the surroundings are most comfortable. Not inexpensive.

Thank Thomas W. A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant many times even though it takes us over an hour to get to DC. This time I recommended it to business associates who were in town for a conference. There were 5 of us dining that night - all...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been to 701 Restaurant for more than a year, a recent visit was so delightful, I went back the second time in a week, when friends were in town. I always like its classic, more traditional setting where one could have decent...More

1  Thank urbandweller39
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Good Disability / wheelchair access and gluten free options and good understanding of same. We came across this upscale restaurant at the end of a very long hot day in lovely Washington. We had the set pre theatre dinner. It was absolutely gorgeous. Expensive but...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The fancy location does not make up for the food, which is so-so-la-la (as the French would say). Depending on where you are seated, your table may be noisy (especially if you have a bunch of loud people at teh bar. At least the service...More

Thank StefanMarco
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I have had several lunches at 701 over the years, but this time I was down with my wife on vacation. We had a full day, and I wanted a romantic but relaxed dinner. Everything worked perfectly. The pasta was magnificent, and the seafood was...More

Thank Kent B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It's really hard not to include 701 as one of my go to restaurants in DC. The restaurant is elegant, the service is excellent, and the food is great and ever changing.

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I had a group dinner at 701 and was very impressed. The soup was excellent and very non-traditional. The steak was perfectly cooked, as were the vegetables. Dessert was decadent beyond belief.

Thank travelguyPa
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had dinner here with a group traveling for an orchestra event. We had a two choices. My bride and I usually split these when offered. I had the fish, she the beef. I the soup, she the salad. Everything was exceptionally good. Very groovy-high...More

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Had a nice price fix lunch from special luncheon menus. Good food great service. Sat a the bar. Quite. Relaxing. Very close to White House. Upscale. Friendly staff. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank SuzetteStrav
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
  • Public Transportation: We sit directly on top of the Archives - Navy Memorial Metro on the Yellow/Green Lines. We are 3 blocks south of the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro on the Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-393-0701
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