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The Red Hen DC

1822 1st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-1067
+1 202-525-3021
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“rigatoni” (48 reviews)
“fennel sausage” (20 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (22 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1822 1st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-1067
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has very poor service and I found a hair in my food. The staff was very rude and acted like they didn’t have time to answer my questions about the menu. The food was well below average and portion sizes were not great....More

Thank Tyler S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Finally able to check this place out early on a Saturday night. Starters were all interesting and good flavor combinations. Pasta excellent. Mains were underwhelming compared to the first dishes - next time I'd order more from the front of the menu. Dessert another high...More

Thank dc_audax
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome neighborhood gem which we visit on a routine basis. Prefer to sit at the bar and watch the kitchen activity. Great ambiance and great service. Food is always solid though seems the menu has been a bit stagnant. Had the Rickey Bobby ($12) which...More

Thank hynesdd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, a nice family meal. Hearty and tasty. Great desserts. Pasta dishes were liked by all. Great service.

Thank tripdokta
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

First off this is not the Red Hen that has been in the news. This is different ownership. Nothing to do with the other Red Hen. A very nice local neighborhood spot. Small menu but everything is excellent. Rustic decor. How good is it? Make...More

Thank RI_Travel_Guy
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Service was slow and not very welcoming. I ordered the Radiatore, the menu claimed it contained, sweet basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, ricotta, baby kale, parmigiano, lemon & pine nuts. I cook often, yet was unable to accurately identify most of the food items claimed to...More

Thank Spkr4TheDead
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The dinner started out with a 30 minute wait. Finally our cocktail order which we waited almost 20 minutes to receive. The server seemed un interested. Food was decent but overpriced.

Thank 720garys
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing and the service was great. We brought a bottle of wine and were happy with the $20 corkage fee. Chicken liver pate’ was a great start. We ordered two pasta and two mains and probably should have share one. Black ink pasta...More

Thank j0hnindc
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Hidden gem in a neighborhood. Waiter very friendly and knowledgeable about menu. Great meal. Great ambiance.

Thank Mepots
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is a delightful, very popular neighborhood restaurant in Bloomingdale part of DC. Reservations are difficult to obtain, but we lucked out and I'm pretty sure we found a last minute cancellation. Delicious food, drinks, creative, and not huge portions. Except dessert. That chocolate hazelnut...More

Thank VAbeachgirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1822 1st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-1067
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-525-3021
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