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The Oval Room

800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
+1 202-463-8700
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with a colleague for a quick lunch. Reservations are recommended. We got seated quickly. The service was quick and reasonably friendly. I had striped sea bass and it was delicious. It came with wild mushrooms. It was delicious, and fairly light. $26.

Thank UE_DC64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great lunch during the restaurant week. They had not too much of variation from lunch to dinner. So I would say the lunch is definitely has more value than the dinner. The Parsnip soup has pretty looking, but I can't say the same...More

Thank DGK65
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Good food and service...it appears as very expensive restaurant but it is not. Very affordable based on the food you order...was really good and pleasant.

Thank Ricardo F
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Oval Room alludes at the decision room (the presidential oval office) in Washington and generates expectations. This is actually a medium level restaurant that proposes honest dinner but no more than that. I selected a vegetarian entrèe based on lettuce and then a NY steak....More

Thank Carmine Z
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful Prix fixe dinner this evening! The venison was out of sight! All 3of us thought this went way over our expectations!

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The food and service are wonderful, so it is surprising that more people don't know of this nice quiet spot near the White House. We enjoyed excellent meals while meeting a cousin who we hadn't seen in years, and could actually carry on a conversation...More

Thank 417mjen
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Here for a group function. Seating/order taking efficiently handled. Adequate space/seating. Cramped coat closet. Food was different/tasty. Grilled Caesar was very interesting. Salmon and lentils very nice. Dessert a little odd, not up to the rest of the meal. Staff very pleasant, helpful, attentive and...More

Thank rburdmd
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This is a quaint and quiet little place in DC. The service is spectacular and the food delicious. However I would not recommend for a large function as the layout is strange and doesn’t accommodate for ‘mingling’.

Thank bmeT0015
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had a dinner here on a Saturday night and were one of five groups in the restaurant. The food was fine but nearly as creative and superb as our dinner two nights before at Mirabelle around the corner.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My extended family all came to D.C. for a reunion. There was 8 in total and 4 are self proclaimed foodies. The oval room is in a nice area with great ambience. We ordered wine and drinks but 1 of the drinks was incorrect. We...More

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Linda L
26 October 2016|
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Response from PJV1426 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would say more dressed than casual. Cocktail dress, office work clothes, DC style. You want not to have your jeans on in there, it's nicer than that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
    (H & I)
  • Public Transportation: Faragut West (Orange and Blue Lines); Faragut North (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-463-8700
  • E-mail
Description
The Oval Room, an elegant & sophisticated restaurant, near Farragut Square across from the White House, which accounts for its popularity among politicians, journalists, lobbyists, lawyers, & former Presidents. The setting is contemporary & chic. It offers private dining. Its seasonal contemporary American cuisine has charmed critics & connoisseurs alike. USA Today said The Oval Room's flower-bedecked patio is one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the United States.
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