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800 Connecticut Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Upper Northwest)
202 463 8700
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Ranked #233 of 2,682 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: Upper Northwest
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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
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very attentive service and well-prepared food at a choice location. Three of us met for a working lunch and enjoyed our choices: a Oval Room Cobb Salad with some of the ingredients (half a hard-boiled egg, tiny dices of tomato, avocado) hidden under a bed of nicely dressed greens, topped with chicken and bacon (my choice); a great Sea Bream,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Whether for lunch or dinner, I have rarely been disappointed by the Oval Room. The portion sizes are perfect -- not too much but enough to satisfy. I recently had the salmon which was cooked perfectly "medium." The beet salad was great as well. The deserts are a bit uninspiring but that's not a problem for me as I try... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Pretty empty on a Thursday night at 7: 30 p.m. Foi gras apetizere was done well, but portion was skimpy. Rockfish, bragged about by our watress, was inedible. Who steams fish, doesn't really cook it, and serves it with the skin on the large lumps served (as if we wouldn't believe it was fish otherwise)? Fish portions were tiny, too.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ate lunch here during restaurant week- great value for $20.14, beet salad was outstanding, as was the crispy salmon. (And I had been worried it might be too crispy, but it wasn't, just the edges had the crispiness.) Key lime cheesecake parfait was out of this world. Plenty of food for a good-sized lunch, and not too much either. Service... More

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Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A friend and I went to the Oval Room during Restaurant Week. I was eager to see the "new" Oval Room that had recently been renovated and had a new interior. What struck me even before we were seated was that the staff was very welcoming and seemed like they looked forward to serving us. Both of us had the... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went with some colleagues to the Oval Room during the DC restaurant week. Everyone was generally pleased with their food. I had a nice buffalo mozzarella salad and a rockfish as main. I liked both dishes, but still wondering what a 'rockfish' is specifically. It commonly refers to a range of fishes, from rockcod and greenlings to sebastes and... 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>  > Upper Northwest
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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