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800 Connecticut Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Dupont Circle)
202 463 8700
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Ranked #212 of 2,720 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: H & I
Transit: Faragut West (Orange and Blue Lines); Faragut North (Red Line)
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English first
Pavia, Italy
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Further to the food, one thing you definitely appreciate in this restaurant is atmosphere. It is the place for a romantic dinner or for a quiet evening with your family. Lights are soft, there is no noise and the selection of food is very good.

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Washingotn DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Artful presentations, creative culinary conceptions, well-spaced tables, attentive knowledgeable staff, a well chosen wine list combine to make this a place to return again and again

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Buford, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I stopped here while on our Honeymoon. He asked the staff to help make the night special as it was our first dinner out as a married couple. They did not disappoint!! They checked in on us and gave us a dessert plate that had "congratulations" written on it with chocolate sauce. We really feel like the... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I'm am not easily impressed, but the Oval Room blew my socks off. We opted to pair wines with each of our four courses. Every morsel of every course was incredible! And each wine was perfectly paired. This was in the top ten meals I've enjoyed in my life. I'm anxious to go back to taste the regular menu, but... More 

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Washingotn DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It is just nice to be able to enjoy well conceived and well prepared food in a pleasant room where conversation at normal levels is possibleb

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very nice wine list, great decor, and well prepared and presented dishes. Portions are not huge, so prepare yourself mentally. The de-constructed carrot cake was a bit disappointing, but everything else was delightful!

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Really enjoyed the great service and elegant atmosphere! NIce for business for lunch, and date spot for evening.

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Olen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Oval room is a very nice location - high ceiling, not too crowded setting.... a perfect place for some good conversation. I went to this place with a team of colleagues - the food setting on the dish looked great and tasted even better. There is a broad selections of wine available to accompany the fine food you are... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

An intimate atmosphere, solid service and interesting food make this a good place for a business lunch suitable for doing business. The modern decor is bright and pleasant. This is becoming a favorite location for relaxed upscale dining. The siphon coffee is fun to watch be prepared tableside, but not really worth the price.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you're looking for a place for an upscale business lunch or dinner -- or for a one-size-fits-all special occasion -- the ambiance, location, and food at the Oval Room combine to make it a good bet. Tuna sashimi appetizer was well prepared and fish with gastrique-like sauce was absolutely delicious, but the pumpkin rigatoni (with kimchee) and the hazelnut... More 

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Additional Information about Oval Room

Address: 800 Connecticut Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: 202 463 8700
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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