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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 39
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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
Southern fare -- kicked up!

Three of us had a great experience and fabulous meal. As a southerner, I've had a lot of pimento cheese in my day, but the spice at Vidalia made it a whole new experience. If you are a crab cake connoisseur, you will not be disappointed. We also ordered the she-crab soup, which was rich and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Three of us had a great experience and fabulous meal. As a southerner, I've had a lot of pimento cheese in my day, but the spice at Vidalia made it a whole new experience. If you are a crab cake connoisseur, you will not be disappointed. We also ordered the she-crab soup, which was rich and tasty. We shared a... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Upscale southern food in a very classy atmosphere. Food is fresh and creative. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the areas.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent food, especially the crab cakes. The lamb loins were succulent. On the expensive side but worth it.

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Oakton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Granted we were there on a Sunday night and it was slow (us and four other tables) but that made it even better. Service was impeccable and every course was fantastic! My wife had the Scallops and they were the best ever! I had their signature Shrimp & Grits, they were equally as good. Don’t miss this wonderful experience

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My companion and I had dinner at Vidalia this past week. He randomly chose Vidalia because it was close to our hotel. The atmosphere is quite lovely, white table cloth with superior service but unpretentious at the same time. At the server's recommendation, we both started with the she-crab soup, which was absolutely delicious. I threatened to lick the bowl.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Dined recently at the Vidalia while in D.C. for the ABA conference; we had a business dinner at the restaurant. I highly recommend the Vidalia for a group dinner (there is a separate alcove room). The restaurant has a very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and the service and quality of the cuisine was superb. The crab cakes were the best... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I took my husband to Vidalia Restaurant for Father's Day. Oh my was it fantastic. My husband had their signature shrimp and grits which he loved. I had the bison short ribs. They was falling off the bone so tender and over the top delicious. This is not an inexpensive dinner but well worth every cent. You can not do... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Been here several times for business dinner and it never fails to delight. Service is always attentive, even with large parties (20+) and on busy nights. Enjoyed seared scallops and grits for appetizer, shrimp and grits for entree - both delicious! Extremely attentive service - water and wine glassed kept full, dishes cleared promptly although not intrusive. Always look forward... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I think Vidalia is my favorite restaurant in Washington. It has fabulous food, very good service and, most important, it's quiet. Last night was my third visit and just confirmed earlier impressions. There are stairs to go down to the restaurant, but a doorman will open a special elevator if he sees you need help. There's also valet parking. We... More 

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Vidalia on Mother's Day. We had the charcuterie starter, shrimp and grits, and I believe the pork chop was a chef's special that day. Save room for dessert, the lemon chess pie and the buttermilk panna cotta. The service was as excellent as the food!

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Additional Information about Vidalia Restaurant

Address: 1990 M Street, Washington DC, DC 20036
Phone Number: (202) 659-1990
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 40

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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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