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Oval Room

800 Connecticut Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Upper Northwest)
202 463 8700
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Ranked #199 of 2,625 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: H & I
Transit: Faragut West (Orange and Blue Lines); Faragut North (Red Line)
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149 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

9 of us had the opportunity to dine here a couple of weeks ago for dinner. First the service is just impeccable. The Maître d' was very funny and charismatic guy who kept us laughing all night long, we all were a perfect match for him. Now this was the weekend dinner so no big names running around inside to... More

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Washingtoin DC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Oval Room is really great for lunches with important colleagues. It is good food served in a quiet environment. Ideal for proper DC lunches. people do not go here for office benders. This is not that type of place. I would recommend it. And the price point will not break the bank.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

After lots of checking online, we chose The Oval Room for our pre-wedding party of 13 people. We cannot speak highly enough about the service, food and .... yes .... price.The restaurant allowed us to create our own prix fixe menu for each guest and had even pre-printed place cards for us. The table was elegantly set and service was... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Don't go to this place if you are hungry! The portions are why comedians make fun of "fancy" restaurants. It was comical when the plates were brought to the table. After when finished there and paid a $150 tab, we had to stop at one of the local food trucks just to feel like we had eaten lunch. A bit... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I had dinner here last night and was very disappointed. The food looked wonderful but was relatively tasteless. The salmon and the lamb were both undercooked. Although I asked for my lamb to be served medium rare... it was served very rare. The lamb was two tiny morsels which were more the size of tapas size than an entree. The... More

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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Excellent food. I have no idea about the pricing as it was a group meal in the private dining area. We had a 3 course menu. The portion size was perfect and dessert was to die for. I had the creme brule which was fabulous!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a review of the Christmas Eve service - which offered a fixed price menu (with an optional wine-pairing), their usual dinner service may be different. First off, I want to complement the restaurant on the design of its dinning rooms. They are very elegant looking with unique art work. The kitchen staff was very good, the dishes were... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

This is an elegant restaurant close to The White House. The food is classic fine dining, delightful in taste and presentation. The restaurant is quiet, calm and the staff attentive. Well worth a visit!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Prepare to be amazed. We did the tasting menu ($130/each) and were not disappointed - think small plates of mouth bursting, flavor packed bites. The sitting is beautiful and elegant, right across the street from the White House. The food was out of this world wonderful. I highly recommend even though it is expensive - it is an experience as... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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207 reviews 207 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our business group of 36 people had dinner in the private room here using a fixed menu (using 2 starters, 3 entrees, 2 deserts). The entrees were duck, pork chop, and fluke. The service was impeccable and the food excellent. The preparation, accompaniments, and tastes of the dishes was both creative and tasty. They served this rather large group (for... More

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