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1401 K St., The Tower Building, Washington DC, DC 20005-3418 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #190 of 2,722 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $50
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 14th St NW
Transit: McPherson Square Blue and Orange Lines
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English first
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129 reviews 129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend DC Coast lived up to it's billing. The service and the setting was wonderful but you will go back again for the food. I would recommend the pear Salad as a starter or the Blue Crab Cocktail. The Dover Sole, Rockfish and Surf and Turf were all excellent. It was my daughters Birthday and they over... More 

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Boston MA
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186 reviews 186 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were here for a private function but had also eaten here a few months ago. Great service and menu. We had the DC Coast salad which is bountiful. Followed with crab cakes - there's no asking "where's the crab?" for this option!! Solid crab throughout. I do wish there had been a sauce for dipping though. Steak done to... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

this is a lovely restaurant. we only went as it was across from our hotel. we are so happy that we went in. it was a lovely restaurant. the starters where amazing and the mains where really good. i would defiantly recommend this restaurant if you are in Washington dc.

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Harvest, Alabama, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I ate at DC Coast twice on my latest trip to DC and it was great. The first trip I took a small group of business colleagues (7) and the second trip, 3 of us decided to stop in at the last moment. Both trips were very good experiences. Food was excellent, presentation was good, waiters were attentive and outstanding.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had out-of-town clients join us at DC Coast for dinner and had a fantastic time. The food and drink was excellent, and the staff was attentive and professional without hovering or seeming obsequious. We were taken care of thru the end of dinner, and we stayed until the end of the evening. Suggestion: we sat at a nice table... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our waitress was friendly, funny, and attentive. All our choices in food came out perfect. We all tried to share but some of the group were too greedy with their dishes. We closed the place, what more can I say!!!

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North Attleboro, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The food was great and the staff was even better. The manager Robert and Toni made us feel special. It was my wife's birthday and they made her feel like she was the only person in the restaurant. We ended up eating there twice. Robert and Toni thank you again and your staff. It was so nice to speak with... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

WE went to the 14th and U area the other night. While walking there, we decided to stop into DC Coast. They did have tables available, but we went into the bar first. We waited, and waited, and waited. Finally someone threw menus to us. Then we waited, and waited. NO service, no welcome no nothing. Needless to say, we... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Appreciated the willingness of the wait staff and kitchen to meet my need for low sodium food preparation. Enjoyed a hamburger, without the bread, cheese, nor pickle, done as requested with sauteed onions, lettuce, tomatoes and fresh avocado (oil and vinegar on the side). While my companions enjoyed fresh rainbow trout, we all were able to enjoy both easy conversation... More 

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Ayden, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I had a meeting at the DC Convention Center and whenever I travel to DC, I try to include a dinner at the DC Coast which is six blocks away. I started with a Perfect Rye Manhattan over rocks that was perfect and actually made with rye whiskey and high end Vermouth. I had a chile relleno stuffed with goat... More 

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Additional Information about DC Coast Restaurant

Address: 1401 K St., The Tower Building, Washington DC, DC 20005-3418
Phone Number: 202-216-5988
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 19 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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