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DC Coast Restaurant

1401 K St., The Tower Building, Washington DC, DC 20005-3418 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #151 of 2,636 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $19 - $50
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 14th St NW
Transit: McPherson Square Blue and Orange Lines
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349 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this DC gem. We chose the restaurant for restaurant week because all the items were off the regular menu instead of a new or consolidated menu. My boyfriend has the Stip and I had the Salmon. Both were delicious. The creme brûlée and red velvet with chocolate chips were delicious as well. It's a nice... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I ate at this restaurant while on a business trip and it happened to be restaurant week! It was so amazing! Our waiter, Rick, was one of the best I have ever had. He suggested great things from the menu, picked the wine for us, gave us samples, and treated us like we were family! I was so impressed, I... More

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New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We dined here as a group while on a business trip. A welcome relief to me since I like to dine vs. grab a bite to eat when I'm traveling. The table size was large enough to fit everyone without feeling squeezed. The menu was not expansive but there were a variety of items to meet the needs of our... More

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Eating at DC Coast was the dining highlight of our trip to Washington! Dinner, the setting, the service (thank you Jamie) were just fabulous! The restaurant is nicely laid out with an upscale atmosphere without being stuffy or intimidating. Although we are well into middle age, and obviously tourists, we were seated and treated with the utmost respect. We shared... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I feel bad writing a critical review, but that's the game here. This isn't a cheap place and so expectations are high. Pros: beautiful decor and atmosphere, staff was super, corn chowder was awesome Cons: love tuna but my appetizer was only average (beautiful presentation but average taste), love crab cakes but the entree (recommended by our waiter) was only... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Had a business dinner here and the service was friendly and fast, the food was good and the atmosphere was good too. A great evening

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent seafood. The staff was super friendly and our waitress was lovely. The atmosphere was refreshing and airy.

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Richmond, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We celebrated our 45th on Friday night. We had a well postioned table to watch the World Cup. The meal was excellent. My Norway Salmon was cooked perfectly. They had some local beers and an excellent choice of wines by the glass.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We went as a family of four to DC Coast in May 2014, and enjoyed a lovely meal of fresh seafood including swordfish, smoked lobster and two different crab dishes, all of which were thoroughly enjoyed. The service staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent- I really recommend that you try out this restaurant if you... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The restaurant is conveniently located in down DC, near MacPherson sq subway station. The place is roomy with tables far enough from each other so that private conversations can remain... private. Mind you, the loud music would in itself take care of that. Why do restaurants need to turn up the sound at disco level when a softer musical background... More

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