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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 189
    Excellent
  • 88
    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
Mother's Day dinner

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jolene L
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We arrived on a week night and from appearances, it did not seem overly busy but looked like the waiters had more tables than one would expect for a fine dining destination. We shared the hams plate , she crab soup, and shady lane salad appetizers. The first was wonderful. The miniature biscuits and dressings complemented the tasty cured meats.... More 

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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61 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had a very good meal here. From the charcuterie board starter (eight different scrumptious meats), to our entrees (crab cakes, scallops, and the signature shrimp and grits) to the pecan pie dessert (my words can't capture its taste), all were well presented, timely delivered, and very, very savory. And, the Russian River Chardonnay and the Chablis were a good... More 

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Selkirk, NY
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103 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My co-worker and I chose this restaurant based on its location to the office that we use when traveling to the DC area. I hade read about it when preparing for past visits but had not had the opportunity to try Vidalia. On this trip we were both tired and felt the need for a nice meal so the time... More 

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Jackson, MS
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38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We spent a few days in DC and our best meal by far was at Vidalia. From the street it is a little obscure, but you walk down some steps into a lovely dining room....really attractive bar area would be great just for drinks. Food was outstanding, service just right in a beautiful space is the perfect combination for a... More 

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Seattle, WA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Not thrilled with this place AT ALL. First of all, we were on vacation, and had my 11yr old son with us. He is accustomed to fancy restaurants, and is very well behaved. The waiter along with two tables next to us kept giving my son dirty looks! My son has never been so uncomfortable in a restaurant in his... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I've now eaten here about four times in the past four years, and the best adjective that comes to mind to sum it up is CONSISTENT. It says a lot that the quality has remained high in all aspects--food, sevice, decor, cleanliness, comfort, noise level, and so on. While it may be a bit difficult for the injured/disabled/elderly to navigate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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?