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Corduroy

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Mount Vernon Square
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1122 Ninth St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Ninth Street between L and M Streets)
Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center
(202) 589-0699
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Any Occasion Restaurant

We've been going to Corduroy off and on for many years. A few years ago they moved into a townhouse across from the Convention Center. The new location is a very pleasant space and the layout makes for a relative quiet room. As always chef Power's food is excellent (an interesting mix with 10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Maryland
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Corduroy off and on for many years. A few years ago they moved into a townhouse across from the Convention Center. The new location is a very pleasant space and the layout makes for a relative quiet room. As always chef Power's food is excellent (an interesting mix with 10 starters and 10 entrees; including sea... More 

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Potomac, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went early to meet a friend for drinks and dinner. The staff was cordial, our waiter was helpful and efficient, and we had a really good meal and dining experience. His recommendations for the wine and dishes we ordered were helpful and solid. We will return - we want to take friends who haven't eaten there, since we believe... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Our meal was fantastic. My chief complaint was that the waitress tried to tell us that she was the "sommelier" which I found insulting to all true professional sommeliers. As it turned out the chef was the one who had any wine knowledge so that took multiple trips by the waitress to the kitchen to have our questions answered. Annoying... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of Washington's best, a recent night found the overall experience wanting. There was a large (20) group in the center of the restaurant which was boisterous and clearly occupying much more of the wait staff's time than it should. Our party of 4 was seated nearby, and we objected (had to shout). When moved 5-6 tables away it helped... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was so excited when it was suggested we have dinner at Corduroy! We went to the bar first as we were a little early and had a great craft cocktail while waiting for our table. One of the things that I was looking forward to was a restaurant where you could have a conversation without yelling.....however, when we were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great menu and food but from our arrival to our departure the customer service was "cold" . The host must have walked through the restaurant and by our table twenty times and never stopped at any table to check on our evening or engage in any conversation. Our waiter was good but stymied by the bar and kitchen. It took... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is our third time at Corduroy's and we have never been disappointed. This is as good as it gets. We had an amazing time. The service was great. The waiter made us feel special. We went to this restaurant to celebrate a friend's birthday. The atmosphere is very pleasant and quiet which we really appreciated. The food was not... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Delicious Farm to Table We had a fab dinner! Fresh tomatoes,beets,greens and wonderful fish! Very upscale place!! Wonderful server too!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Grown up restaurant where you are actually dining. Quiet, lovely ambience and terrific food. Excellent wait staff. Attentive but discreet. No taking away of plates until everyone is through. Leisurely dining. One of us ordered the special fish and he was taken back to see it whole before being cut. Great for special occasions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Corduroy, once you find it, is a great place to take people for a business dinner. We took two clients and we had business to conduct before we ate, this started in the bar and then progressed to the table. The staff without instruction left us alone, with a drink, while we hashed things out and then were very attentive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1122 Ninth St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
    (Ninth Street between L and M Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Mount Vernon Square
  • Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Square
  • Phone Number: (202) 589-0699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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