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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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 17
    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
Pricey but completely worth it

Went here as part of restaurant week. It was delicious. We got an app, entrée, and dessert each, and everything was great. I would also like to say the service and atmosphere was great too. The apps we got were the creekstone angus steak tartare and citrus cured salmon. The salmon just melted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Rollie B
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went here as part of restaurant week. It was delicious. We got an app, entrée, and dessert each, and everything was great. I would also like to say the service and atmosphere was great too. The apps we got were the creekstone angus steak tartare and citrus cured salmon. The salmon just melted in your mouth and the steak tartare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went for dinner as part of a business group. We ordered 3 course meal. We each ordered the different dishes. The food was great with a southern touch. What made this place even better is the service where the waiter brought us different dishes from the menu to try. It was filling, pleasurable experience that we all enjoyed.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My boyfriend and I were in DC for valentine's day of this year as a last minute trip. Every place with great reviews was booked up. We decided to take our chances and walk in and see if we could get a seat at the bar. Sure enough, not a single person at the bar. We had it all to... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had a wonderful meal at Vidalia. The restaurant is lovely, with muted fabrics, elegant table settings, and spacious seating. The food was creative, beautifully presented, and tasted amazing. The beet salad was delicious, and the duck was the best I have ever tasted. My husband loved his she-crab soup and sea scallops. The wine list was clearly designed to... More 

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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 16 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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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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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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