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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 good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday

This is a charming and trendy restaurant. Cool location. The reason for two stars is that the wishes of the chef appear override the needs of the paying customers. I ordered an entree plate and asked for light butter or butter sauce on the side....More

Thank Adventure125382
Reviewed 3 days ago

VERY DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL MICHELIN RESTAURANTS. The Dabney is probably one of the most cute and fun restaurants I've been to. Really great wine and beer selection as well as a SUPER helpful staff! (Shout out to Sara who was our waitress). The employees just...More

Thank NamFoodie4Lyfe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off the beaten path, this small-plates restaurant serves up an eclectic mix of rotating menu items that are fun, tasty and offered with panache.

Thank DCPeople
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went their at my daughter’s suggestion and it was the right choice. This place is just 3 years old but already has a Michelin star. I think it represents a new trend. It is not tapas, but the dishes are small, so you can...More

Thank BorisVino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here regularly, because everything is so damn good--food and service are top notch. We are treated like family everytime we come--from Alex (our fave) in the front to Erica in the back, with Tori, our most recent server, in between, along with all...More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Dining here was a rare experience; without a doubt one of the worst ever. We were invited here to celebrate my birthday and our hosts had told us it was good but they spent the evening telling us, "it was not like this last time."...More

3  Thank Grey C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Our check-in experience for our reservation was a total you-know-what show, and I'm still giving the restaurant five stars because the food was so good. First, the bad: We had to wait an additional 30 minutes for my reserved table on a Thursday night in...More

Thank Hopper211
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I have had drinks at The Dabney but had never had a meal.Let me say it was an outstanding experience.My date and I actually walked up only to be pleasantly surprised that we could be seated,after a short wait.We sat at the bar where the...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A very charming restaurant. The food was great, very innovative. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Thank marilyn315
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This place was average in every way. The food was fresh but not well seasoned. The cornbread side was inedible, over-salted and over-buttered. The only redeeming factor was the service which was stellar. It did not meet the hype and was not worth the price.

Thank Anthony O
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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