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1122 Ninth St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Mount Vernon Square)
(202) 589-0699
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Ranked #33 of 2,564 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Square
Cross street: Ninth Street between L and M Streets
Transit: Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center
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156 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Amazing food with no pretention. My husband organized dinner at this restaurant for my birthday. Easy metro access, which is nice! Beautiful setting, our table was a table for two in the little alcoves which made it nice and cozy. Our server, Marc was awesome. He took the time to discribe the meals and the wines, perfect for a food... More

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A Mid-Atlantic State - Rural
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The chef maintains a local farm to table experience and loves sea salt, cheese, and chocolate. At our table, none of us had the tasting menu, but since we all had different starters and mains we were able to taste nearly half of the menu. The bread is fresh with a hearty chewy crust (but the butter has sea salt... More

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Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Corduroy is unique in Washington. It's small (only 15 tables, if my count was accurate) and not particularly showy. The emphasis is on food, not glitz. And, it is very very very good. The relatively short menu includes dishes with both Asian and European (especially French) elements. I recently dined there with a friend who was happy to let me... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We live in Virginia and enjoy the DC dining scene a lot, still don't know how we missed this restaurant for so long... We went to Corduroy for the first time earlier this month and tried the tasting menu. The food was truly outstanding. The pumpkin soup as an amuse-bouch came out in expresso cups and burst with flavors. The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Had the five course tasting menu and wine pairings. We had an excellent pumpkin soup and tuna tartar with mountain potatoes to start. When we showed interest in the antelope, our server made that the entree even though it was not scheduled to be. I'd never had antelope before and was afraid it would be gamey, but it was not.... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I was visiting my adult son in DC over the weekend and I brought him here for a nice treat, in a setting where we could talk and enjoy a quiet dinner. Corduroy pretty much delivered on all fronts. Overall, the food was up to the standard of a 27/28 food rating on Zagat's, but this was tempered by some... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Among the foodies at work, this place gets mentioned all of the time so I was excited when I finally got a chance to try it. I was not disappointed! We got the shiso salad and the crab as our starters. Both were excellent. The salad was clean, fresh, and so tasty. Just thinking about it makes me want to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Was actually surprised that the place was so quiet for a weekend dinner service and truth be told, was a little worried that maybe I had made a wrong choice that time, but as the courses came out, I couldn't help but mention to our server that we were surprised at how quiet the place was for such good food... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I think the chef incorporates East and West in a good way, not trying to be too creative or fusion, but just taking what it needs from both in terms of style and ingredients and the result is incredible. Waiters are professional and friendly, price is reasonable for quality. My only complaint would be that it was very cold outside... More

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vienna, virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This three-star restaurant in downtown Washington has been rated “Excellent” and No. 16 out of “100 Very Best” by a popular local magazine in its January 2014 issue. So what better way to celebrate the holiday than to have dinner at a “very best” restaurant, which advertised a Christmas three-course special for only $55. The only thing special was the... More

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