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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 184
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 38
    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
Nice atmosphere, fresh bread

We went here for a date night. Stopped at the bar for happy hour and ordering tips before heading to our table. Waiter accommodated requests (lots of delicious menu choices!) and brought two baskets of bread which was probably my favorite part of the night! Fancy display of food and even a surprise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Jana M
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Budòio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Terrific meal at Vidalia. We opted for a 5 course 'sampler' meal, which runs about 80$ per person. I felt like this was a great way to really experience all the restaurant offers. Terrific service, and each course was stunning. Decadent would be a word I'd use to describe this experience. I'm not a wealthy person, so when I drop... More 

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Lihue
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a group of 15 or so and had a separate room. We had a choice of three appetizers, entrees and desserts. There was an extensive wine list. Every person said that the dinner was just outstanding in all respects - service, food, drinks. I had Shrimp & Grits - a meal that I love - and I feel... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were greeted by the host who looked perplexed because our reservation was for six and there were seven of us! The restaurant was empty. We had to suggest to him, maybe he could pull a chair for our table. He was not willing to rearrange other table(s) to accommodate us! Unbelievable! They put us in a round table for... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've eaten at Vidalia many times over the years (used to work nearby), and have always been impressed by the consistently high quality of the food and service, whether it be for the luncheon special, a small dinner, or large group event. On a recent visit to DC, a friend and I went for lunch and each had the two-course... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Washington DC has some of the best restaurants in the USA. Given that, I found the Vidalia restaurant to be excellent. I had one of their signature dishes, the crab cakes. Absolutely fantastic! And the service was impeccable. Will definitely go back.

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Budòio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We went here for a date night. Stopped at the bar for happy hour and ordering tips before heading to our table. Waiter accommodated requests (lots of delicious menu choices!) and brought two baskets of bread which was probably my favorite part of the night! Fancy display of food and even a surprise treat from the chef.

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The food here is very good, but at lunch, when I have visited, don't be too hungry. The portions are lean-like nouveau cuisine (and I am dating myself). I had the duck and it was amazing I could tell that everyone in my party was wondering if there was more. Would recommend if you are hungry get an appetizer and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The entry down a narrow staircase -or by an elevator through an adjacent confusing office lobby- disgorges you into a spacious, well-appointed dining room with a welcoming staff. The tables are well-spaced which allows for easy conversation. The special cocktails were interesting and well-made, as was a special order mixed drink but portion size was quite small. The wine list... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

On a freezing February night we were desperate for warmth and good cheer (and authentic Southern food, of course). We got the first two magnificently and while I'm not sure about the complete authenticity of the food, the quality was good. And their cocktails, particularly the original ones, were wonderful. I'm sorry to say that I did have a quibble... More 

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Washington DC
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209 reviews 209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?