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Avenue Grill

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (14th Street NW)
Metro Center, Federal Triangle
2026266970
Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Enjoy a great view of Pennsylvania Avenue while dining. This...
Enjoy a great view of Pennsylvania Avenue while dining. This American-style Washington, DC restaurant features freshly prepared salads, seafood and steaks.
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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Brunch!

Enjoyed the outstanding, but not inexpensive, Saturday brunch. The gluten free muffins were truly memorable. Worth the price!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Fastsailor
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Lake Forest, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner at Avenue Grill before a performance at the National Theatre which is right next door. Sadly, convenience is the only thing going for Avenue Grill. The food was mediocre at best and the service was very slow. The wine list was overpriced. Even with the convenience to the National Theatre, I will not be returning. If you... More 

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DanielMcKeon, Manager at Avenue Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much providing feedback to the unfortunate situations you experienced while dining with us at the Avenue Grill. We are sorry that there were some service and pricing flaws throughout your dinner before attending the show next door at the National Theatre. Situations like these are uncommon as we pride ourselves on delivering enjoyable and memorable dining services.... More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enjoyed the outstanding, but not inexpensive, Saturday brunch. The gluten free muffins were truly memorable. Worth the price!

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San Mateo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I don't ordinarily like buffets, but they do a great job with their breakfast buffet and we ate there twice while in town. They offer a nice variety of breakfast fare as well as a chef to cook "made to order" eggs, omelets, and waffles. In fact the chef saw me eyeballing a waffle, but I walked away without one.... More 

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New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My daughter and I, we ate here over the Martin Luther King, MLK weekend, the food and service was outstanding. We sat next to the fireplace and enjoyed the warmth and quiet. I had the Cesar Salad with Crabcake and my daughter had the Angus Burger. The crabcake was the freshest and largest crabcake I ever had in my entire... More 

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Saltillo, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stayed at the hotel so got dinner twice, its ok, I did think it was expensive for what we had. If you are staying at the hotel it is a fine place to go if you don´t feel like jumping into a cab or walking, but just to go as a restaurant not worth it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our server Helen was very attentive and extremely polite. The food was mediocre at best. The salad was plentiful but seemed to be over soaked with dressing. The corn chowder was bland. The ravioli tasted very much like the prepackaged variety that is sold in grocery stores. Overall this was not a pleasant food experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Ate lunch here but have also dined on prior business trips. The restaurant offers some good items. I had the crab cake sandwich and it was excellent. I'd pay attention to suggestions for what's good or local specialties. Staff was friendly and attentive and allowed us to prepare for our meeting (it was not crowded and we stayed a bit... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 days, ate there multiple times. Bread was stale for Bruschetta; tasted good otherwise, but food is about on-par with other places that make simple fair. The big reason for average is mostly due to price. While I know it is downtown and the price is to be expected for a typical hotel restaurant, it still seems steep... More 

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washington dc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife and I dropped in for a quick drink and a snack before going to the National theater next door. The bartender was alone covering the tables and the bar but went into hyperdrive to make us comfortable. The bad news was that the wine I ordered was not available and it took fifteen minutes for the bar inside... More 

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Arlington Heights
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143 reviews 143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had a group of 12 for a big family dinner, and there was something for everyone. The service was wonderful, and a delicious assortment of fresh crusty breads were served. We also ate breakfast twice, and the service was outstanding - especially Fifi, who was so charming and helpful to my grandchildren.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
    (14th Street NW)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Center, Federal Triangle
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 2026266970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 45
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Enjoy a great view of Pennsylvania Avenue while dining. This American-style Washington, DC restaurant features freshly prepared salads, seafood and steaks.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?