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1990 M Street, Washington DC, DC 20036
(202) 659-1990
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Ranked #53 of 2,720 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $40
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
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 20th St NW
Transit: Dupont Circle Red Line
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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Alexandria, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW 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
160 reviews 160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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New York City, New York
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182 reviews 182 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Tucked in the basement of a nondescript M street office building, not far from DuPont Circle, this classic remains terrific my last visit. The pre-fix menu is a steal at under $20 and the portions are surprisingly large. The service is impeccable in timing, attention and leaving you alone to talk. The menu is innovative and lots of fresh twists... More 

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Long Island City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We really enjoyed both the service and the high quality meals this place turns out Service was crisp and well trained to are for its guests Food was very good and we will be back

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I've been three times - once with a group of friends (4 of us); once with my husband; once with my parents. Each time, the reservation has been at 6 or 6:30. The food is consistently excellent: appetizers (bay scallops, crab cakes, shady lane salad); entrees (shrimp and grits, sea scallops, bison short rib). The professional acumen of each of... More 

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Littleton, CO
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155 reviews 155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

After eating at many restaurants in this area of town, we decided to try Vidalia and were certainly not disappointed. The duck sausage appetizer, although not large, was very tasty. The entrees were also well-prepared and presented. The Berkshire pork is outstanding. Service was also top notch. Nice atmosphere and short but enjoyable wine list. Regular visitor to DC for... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My November 2014 trip to Vidalia was my third, and I can't wait to return for my fourth! There's something so elegant and serene about the dining area--it's quite relaxing and one of the few restaurants I've been in recently where I could have a conversation with my dinner companion at a normal volume (rather than shouting). I didn't get... More 

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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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