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Vidalia Restaurant

1990 M Street, Washington DC, DC 20036
(202) 659-1990
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Ranked #23 of 2,649 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $40 - $40
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
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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
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went to Vidalia for lunch as it seemed a better value than the dinner menu. This is a bit of a swanky place. The waiters all wear jackets and ties and the service is formal. The food is exquisite. Our favorite dishes were the glazed pork belly, oyster pan roast, duck confit and shrimp and grits.

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Red dot south of Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Food was good, better than average. However, not really particularly memorable. Great bar though, with a nice wine list and flights on offer. The atmosphere though was a bit strange - kind of stuffy and the wait staff were hovering, but not particularly attentive.

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Alexandria
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We are regulars ... and proud of it. Last week was Restaurant Week. Sometimes Vidalia is a bit off their game during this sometimes rush and overwhelming period; but, not this time. We visited twice - once for lunch and once for dinner - and both were top notch. First, the service. It's exceptional. Jill and most of her colleagues... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My colleague and I dined at Vidalia during Washington's Restaurant Week. We were very impressed with the lunch deal (3 course meal for $20.14). Excellent quality, nice ambiance, and friendly staff.

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Alexandria VA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Met a friend there for lunch today. The service while diligent bordered on pushy and rushed. The salads to start were nice. The mains- catfish and salmon- were just very blah and not a lot of flavor. The lemon and pecan pies were good. Very average overall.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This has to be one of the top restaurants in D.C. I've eaten there a number of times, each visit always perfect. Their 19.90 lunch has to be one of the best values in town; it's incredible, an inventive chef, great service, quiet atmosphere, creative cooking. Those lunches are unbelievable, first class ingredients, well prepared. Don't miss the lunch; it's... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I have lived in DC for 25 years. We enjoy fine dining in the District 2-3 nights per week. We stopped going to Vidalia about 10 years ago as it just wasn't holding up. Last night, with some nostalgia, we decided to give it a try again. We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation time as... More

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SallieBuben, Owner at Vidalia Restaurant, responded to this review

We really would like to discuss your visit a little more in detail. This is certainly not the level of fine service that we work towards every day and it is important for us to find out where and how we dropped the ball. I would appreciate it if you would contact my General Manager Mike Nevarez at mnevarez@vidaliadc.com and... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It's better! The absence of fried anything was the first hint. Although it was recommended to us as an example of southern cooking, it is a regional menu presented with southern hospitality. Tile fish and coffee pork loin were both outstanding dishes, shrimp and grits were the closest thing to southern food and also very good. Exceptional salad but the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Vidalia used to be one of my favourite restaurants. The other evening I returned and, while the food is still delicious, the staff and room itself lacked the freshness and warmth that I had remembered. The bill was a whopper. The restaurant scene in DC has improved dramatically over the past few years and I think Vidalia needs to kick... More

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SallieBuben, Owner at Vidalia Restaurant, responded to this review

I sent you a message, but just in case you did not receive, I wanted to ask you to contact my General Manager Mike Nevarez at mnevarez@vidaliadc.com. Not sure whether you were in on Saturday night, but we were a little out of sorts on Saturday due to water main break outside of the restaurant. Regardless, we certainly would appreciate... More

hilton head
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95 reviews 95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I would really like this review to be 3.5 stars. My husband and I used to dine at Vidalia when we were living in the area full time but haven't been back in many years. So we wanted to see if we still enjoyed it as much. Mostly, we did enjoy it. I had a killer mint julep made just... More

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SallieBuben, Owner at Vidalia Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you returned, but would love to speak with you about your perceptions of the portions and what you liked or dislike about specific dishes. Our customer opinions are important to us and we certainly would like hearing any input you can give us. I would appreciate it if you could please email my General Manager, Mike Nevarez... More

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