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Fourth Estate

529 14th St NW, National Press Club, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
+1 202-662-7638
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (19 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:30 Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
529 14th St NW, National Press Club, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled downtown for dinner with friends. The menu offered smoked salmon on baguette and chicken appetizers, and 5 items for main courses, along with two red wine and two whit wine offerings. We also enjoyed two deserts.

Thank williamf802
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I took advantage of a superb Travelzoo deal and visited the Fourth Estate which is part of the National Press Club. Phenomenal surroundings greet diners as the walls of the restaurant are filled with famous photos of events held at the National Press Club. The...More

Thank Al G
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Aside from the delicious food (I hear the scallops are delicious) it’s worth a trip up to the 13th floor in the National Press Building on 14th and F Street - to the National Press Club, which you can access if you’re coming in for...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Ultimately, it is the skill level of this kitchen that made each dish deliver the proper flavors with a level of refinement that kept the diner impressed and feeling properly bestowed upon throughout each course. Judging by the dishes we savored that night, I am...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Previous reviewers Sue F, dmleaf and Mary P have written well and accurately about the unique atmosphere, excellent service, high quality food and wine, and great value that you will receive at the Fourth Estate. We have eaten there three times using vouchers from Travelzoo,...More

Thank LeviZink
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Fourth Estate is a hidden DC treasure for those who can appreciate it. Tucked away on the 13th floor, it is the restaurant of the historic and prestigious National Press Club and is open to the public. Here's why we loved it: 1) Food...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

the fourth estate restaurant on top of the press club in dc is my go-to place with out of town visitors or a day in dc. great food by a fabulous woman chef, top of line service, in a true historic icon in dc -...More

Thank dmleaf
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious food -I had the crab cake which came highly recommended by our waiter, and did not disappoint. My son had the chili rellenos, which would not have been my choice, but he enjoyed. With reluctance, I ordered a glass of the house Chardonnay for...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Another on the bucket list crossed off. After being in the newspaper business almost forty years I finally visited the National Press Club building and an a very nice lunch at the Fourth Estate. Great staff; pointed out some great pictures that adorn so many...More

Thank Tailingloop
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had a wonderful family time at the Fourth Estate. They accommodated our family of 13. The atmosphere was wonderful. The service was great. The food was amazing.

Thank nnewk1
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Questions & Answers
28 December 2017|
Response from Mary P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very appropriate
20 November 2017|
Response from Mary P | Reviewed this property |
I did not think so, but not certain. Dinner is delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 14th St NW, National Press Club, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
    (14th & F)
  • Public Transportation: Take Metro to the Metro Center Station. We are located on the corner of 14th and F. Enter on the 14th street side under the awning for the National Pres Building, and take the elevators to the 13th Floor. Ask the front desk attendant for the Fourth Estate Restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-662-7638
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