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DC Coast Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown / Chinatown
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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1401 K St., The Tower Building, Washington DC, DC 20005-3418 (14th St NW)
McPherson Square Blue and Orange Lines
202-216-5988
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 62
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and food

My wife and I had dinner here, and had a great meal. We started with shrimp cocktail and a salad for starters (shared each), the special stir fried lobster for main dishes ( with amazing deep fried spinach and stir fried vegetables), and key lime pie for dessert. We each had a mixed drink. The tab... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
TravelinJabbo
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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388 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to DC Coast since it opened. The quality, service, variety and ambiance are perfect every time. This restaurant is equally great for a business dinner or a romantic evening. Love everything about this place... especially the oyster specials..yummmm

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This was probably my sixth time at DC Coast, and it was the first time I went alone. Previously, I've been there as part of a two-couple dinner, as part of a business dinner, as part of a celebration with family friends. Each time, it's been a wonderful experience. The food is extremely nice: diverse menu; always prepared with flair... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The restaurant was recommended by the Concierge of our hotel. The restaurant is upscale cuisine but casual atmosphere. Excellent wait-staff/Food was some of the best seafood I have had on the East Coast. The service for us was over-the-top. From the time Amanda took us to our table through the time Matt served our meal, we were treated in a... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I wasn't sure I wanted to write a review but then decided differently. The restaurant is very cool inside. Our appetizers were very good (coconut shrimp and ahi tuna). My daughter had the sole which she said was delicious. Her boyfriend ordered the jambalaya, and it was not good (like old); however, we did say something, and the manager took... More 

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Malone, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was our second time at DC Coast and it was as delicious as the first time! My husband had the Caesar salad with extra anchovies and the Scallops which were wonderful! I had the Lamb Shank with the DC Coast salad which was an excellent choice! We were disappointed that our previous waitress, Joan, wasn't there, but Jim made... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place was a choice for a business dinner. A zagat rated restaurant made my expectations high, but they were easily met by the charming and helpful wait staff, amazing chef prepared foods and lovely home made chocolates they offered to our group as a compliment for our dinner! I enjoyed the chilled seafood as an appetizer - oysters, lobster,... More 

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Napa, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great service at the bar, love this place. Fish tacos were amazing. Solo diners for business, great spot.

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Ross on Wye, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We arrived here without a booking on a Saturday night, so they couldn't fit us in but offered us the bar instead. This turned out to be a great result, as you still get to choose from the main menu but also the bar menu. Food was lovely and the bar staff who served us took excellent care of us... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here, and had a great meal. We started with shrimp cocktail and a salad for starters (shared each), the special stir fried lobster for main dishes ( with amazing deep fried spinach and stir fried vegetables), and key lime pie for dessert. We each had a mixed drink. The tab was $160 plus gratuity.... More 

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158 reviews 158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Recently met a friend from out of town at this K Street venue. It was very nice. We did not eat dinner but tried two appetizers and both were delicious. They do not carry a "house" red wine but we made a selection from the nice wine list they offred. Service was a bit slow - but we were not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 K St., The Tower Building, Washington DC, DC 20005-3418
    (14th St NW)
  • Public Transportation: McPherson Square Blue and Orange Lines
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-216-5988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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