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The Dabney

122 Blagden Alley North West, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-450-1015
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
122 Blagden Alley North West, Washington DC, DC 20001
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Dabney is relatively small and you need to make your reservations precisely two weeks in advance (at noon). The rewards are manifold! The service is impeccable, the wine list is interesting (we had a Basque white, a Bengoetxe txakolina, that was a delight and...More

Thank NCDoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated both of our birthdays at The Dabney on a Tuesday evening. The meal was fantastic, we had 5 plates and it was plenty of food. The cornbread is filling! Our favorite was the crab and asparagus dish. All of the staff was very...More

Thank Erin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Treated like royalty. They provided me with a menu addressed to me and wishing me a Happy Birthday!. The food is wonderful and can not say enough about the service. Just right! And room between the tables - a rarity these days. Could actually carry...More

Thank hatteras01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere particularly of the bar. Food & service wonderful. They really know know to make a cocktail!

Thank kirvanhiggins
Reviewed 1 week ago

intimate atmosphere, great service, food is unbelievable. All cooked over wood fire. Great for dates, catch-ups with old friends, celebrations.

Thank rdiogrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice evening catching up with friends. I set the reservation at this place bc I felt it would offer good food with a lively atmosphere but not too loud. And it delivered.

Thank Nicolas P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had carefully planned my booking of one of the best reviewed restaurants in Washington and was very much looking forward to my visit. The restaurant itself is bustling, lovely and welcoming with warm wood and a great open kitchen that reminded me of Chez...More

Thank Justbackandlovedit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who would have thought I would find an outstanding restaurant hidden within an alley with a bunch of twists and turns. Let me explain first how to reserve and then my experience there. Due to overwhelming popularity the Dabney can only be reserved two weeks...More

Thank Arlene M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very fun place, with great food, great atmosphere and service. I especially liked the lively vibe...simply a fun place to be. Everything we ordered and shared was good. I went with two colleagues and they both gave me huge compliments for picking...More

Thank TravelNet1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been a couple of times and I can think of no reason not to give them the best rating. Go. Enjoy. The service and food is excellent. Ambiance wonderful. Bar service and wines are on point. Just make your reservation early..it fills up fast.

Thank Dave S
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Jim G
31 May 2018|
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Response from Linda6062206 | Reviewed this property |
Anything goes but smart casual works.
20 May 2018|
Response from RonFG | Reviewed this property |
Menu is changed frequently, depending on availability of ingredients. Maybe check on-line?
10 December 2017|
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Response from Patrick L | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Links on the website or buy one while having a drink at the bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Blagden Alley North West, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-450-1015
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