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The Dabney

122 Blagden Alley North West, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-450-1015
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • 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 5 days ago

Delicious food and great atmosphere! A very relaxed environment and perfect service. Worth the effort.

Thank nickpetroulias
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Let’s start with saying I just loved the Dabney. It was a bit odd getting there through the alleys. But they open up into a hipster courtyard area with a few restaurants and street art. The restaurant is the perfect picture of rustic chic. Open...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With food sourced from the Mid-Atlantic states The Dabney has a wide variety of delicious, original small plates. Among our favorites; scallop crudo, fried Chesapeake sugar toads, Autumn Olive Farms Pork and Seylou Pain Au Levaine Tartine. Their open kitchen, featuring a roaring wood fire,...More

Thank kramille
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I have eaten in many cities, New York, Paris and Los Angeles and this was by far one of the worst meals of my life. I had several courses including dessert and kept hoping that there would be some glimmer of hope in the...More

Thank Victor F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here often, because it's just so good. We were warmly greeted, as always, and our server, Alana, was friendly and efficient. The food was fantastic--sweet potato rolls with fried catfish (always), crab, clam succotash, amazing eggplant dip, peach tartine and the very tadty...More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gem of a restaurant is tucked away in an "alley", but worth finding. The restaurant is relatively small, but makes up with food and beverages that are inventive and fresh. We indulged in numerous small dishes from grilled vegetables, oysters, scallop crudo, soft shell...More

Thank Jeanne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting morsels and cocktails, cool space, excellent service and great crowd every time I go. Highly recommend.

Thank ALGChevyChaseMD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here over 1 year ago (June 2017) and just forgot to post a review but I still remember the meal- it was that good. I ate here with a business associate on a business trip. The restaurant is nice, not elegant but nice....More

Thank HungryinH-town
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited the Dabney on a Saturday we didn’t have reservations (recommended) so we ate at the Bar. Max (known to his mother as Maxwell) was our bartender and server. He made the best Old Fashioned with Pikesville Rye. For starters we had the...More

1  Thank Agent9
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The Dabney’s decor is warm and chic, showing taste, imagination and an appreciation of palette. The entrance, even once found, speaks of mystery and illusion. Is this it? Can it be? Is it a garage, a shed or the front for a speakeasy? Within, elegance...More

Thank Dodger29
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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