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Vidalia Restaurant

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1990 M Street, Washington DC, DC 20036 (20th St NW)
Dupont Circle Red Line
(202) 659-1990
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 180
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Uncommonly good

While primarily known as a southern food restaurant, our meal at Vidalia stood out as one of the few venues in the region that offered two of my favorite meats: bison and venison. Unless I'm traveling in Montana or Wyoming or at a country gasthaus in Germany, I'm usually searching in vain for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Washington DC
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

While primarily known as a southern food restaurant, our meal at Vidalia stood out as one of the few venues in the region that offered two of my favorite meats: bison and venison. Unless I'm traveling in Montana or Wyoming or at a country gasthaus in Germany, I'm usually searching in vain for anything other than beef when looking for... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stopped by 26 Jan 2015 for dinner with pary of 10. The food and service were amazing! From the greeting at the front door where they took our coats to the description of the menu items we had excellent service from cocktails to dessert! I especially liked the crab cakes and shrimp and grits. cooked perfect, light and yummy! Can't... More 

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Went for a late lunch upon our arrival in DC, was very pleased with the food and service. Servers were getting ready for New Year's eve tasting night. We were the last few customers remained in the restaurants, however, we weren't feeling rush to be pushed out. Very pleasant and professional staff. Went the second time 2 weeks later, and... More 

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Columbus, OH
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband I lucked out and got seats at the bar during restaurant week. The food, atmosphere and service were superb. The restaurant is downstairs with a very cozy atmosphere that was perfect for a rainy, snowy night. We had three courses - my grilled octopus appetizer was a highlight - cocktails and wine. Highly recommend. Romantic atmosphere and wonderful... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Recently visited this restaurant during DC restaurant week and was not impressed. The server was very dull and provided us with minimal service. He gave off the impression that he was unhappy that he was working during restaurant week where you get a 3 course meal for $35. I'm glad that I took the opportunity to experience this place while... More 

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USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I went to Vidalia with two friends during restaurant week. We have never been to Vidalia and were excited to try it out during restaurant week - after all, restaurant week is about trying new restaurants! Upon our arrival for 5:45pm reservation we were promptly seated at a table in the dining room. The table was set with yellow chargers.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Two of us ordered pork chops, which were delicious and served with collards and black-eyed peas. Sadly, two others ordered the "signature" dish of shrimp and grits. Served on a large platter, the whole entree was the size of a hot dog. Four shrimp and four tablespoons of grits. Nothing else on the plate. It looked like an appetizer, and... More 

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SallieBuben, Owner at Vidalia Restaurant, responded to this review

We certainly would like to speak with you a bit further. I would appreciate if you would contact my General Manager at mnevarez@vidaliadc.com so we can figure out exactly what we did wrong. More 

Changzhou, China
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Loved this place, went during happy hour and the bar tender was awesome and the tobacco road drink was great, then had one of the best martini's ever (Tupelo Martini) the food was great too, i had the bison ribs and the peanut butter smore for desert, the oyster bread appy looked great i'd go with it over a salad..enjoy!

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Portland, Oregon
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104 reviews 104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I first visited Vidalia a number of years ago and in an ever changing Washington restaurant scene it continues to offer very good meals with excellent service. We had an early dinner and the meal was flawless. Orders promptly taken, dishes, drinks and desert served perfectly, with the check at the end of the meal. We had a group of... More 

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant has been around for quite some time. And it continues to be a superb staple of the restaurant scene. I take a group to dinner using their separate dining space at least twice a year. The service is always wonderful and the food very, very good. The shrimp and grits are a favorite but you can't go wrong... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1990 M Street, Washington DC, DC 20036
    (20th St NW)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 659-1990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm

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