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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 15
    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 fine restaurant

Not easy to appreciate from the street or easy to find but well worth it. Just north of the Convention Center. It is a very good and highly reliable restaurant. We loved the experience of dining there with friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
waterandmore
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not easy to appreciate from the street or easy to find but well worth it. Just north of the Convention Center. It is a very good and highly reliable restaurant. We loved the experience of dining there with friends.

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Thank waterandmore
Lawrence, Kansas
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dined here with a small group. Almost walked past it when arriving--very small sign, but GPS will get you there. Had the cauliflower soup--tasty and excellent presentation. The scallops were fantastic, but the rest of menu was not that appealing to me, so I was glad they were the special for the evening. Service was attentive until it was time... More 

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Thank h82w8md
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Corduroy is one of Washington DC's best and most reliable restaurants, maintaining a high level of quality in food, presentation, and service. There are some nice private and semi-private spaces for parties. The lobster appetizer and lamb were the best we had on this visit, but the salmon and sorbets were also very good.

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Thank cranberries0928
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to corduroy for a christmas eve dinner and had a romantic, elegant evening. Food and service were exemplary. The bar is worth a relaxing cocktail before being seated.

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Thank mwbrooks
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Corduroy has become one of my favorite restaurants in the city over the years. Excellent food, service and ambiance. I have attended business dinners, cocktail parties and had date night here with my wife over the years and the place never dissapoints. The restaurant has a calm, understated atmosphere. This is the rare restaurant in DC where you can actually... More 

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2 Thank Jon W
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends and I recently went to Corduroy for dinner for a celebratory evening. My husband and I have been to this restaurant before, but not our guests. We were seated in an area on the 2nd floor that appeared to be more of a serving area for a large private party. Our seating area was terribly cold and not in... More 

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Thank Eileen L
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure this place needs my positive review here - it is one of the top Zagat rated restaurants in DC. Dinner was just perfect - we were a party of 6 and everyone was very happy we decided to go. Absolutely professional service, knowledgeable, unobtrusive and well paced. The food was perfect. Not a high noise level,... More 

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1 Thank Georgy D
USA
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have dined here before and had an excellent experience every time, But then, a few months ago, my wife and I went to the bar for dinner, since we did not have a reservation. The service was terrible and the bartender was exceptionally rude, with no justification. It was totally ridiculous and unlike anything I have ever experienced before.... More 

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2 Thank onekbear
Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time in DC and the reviews do not lie. Corduroy is right down the block from the Marriotte Marque where we were staying so we gave it a try. Very, Very nice. The place is small, as most are in the city, staff was wonderful (loved our waiter, very helpful, explained all the dishes without making... More 

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1 Thank Marie B
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read a few reviews and loved the fork to table concept. I was here on business and do we decided to try it plus it was super close to our hotel. What a good meal, as a chef I am can be a food snob, our dinner was really good. I had the lobster carpaccio, the fluke and finished... 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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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?