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DC Coast Restaurant

1401 K St., The Tower Building, Washington DC, DC 20005-3418 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-216-5988
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Ranked #209 of 2,680 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $50
Hours:
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
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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Ayden, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Met a large party of associates in town for meeting over lunch hour. Food and service were booth very good, DC Coast was accommodating as are party continued to grow as more folks arrived. Have been here for late evening snack as well, would definitely recommend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The soup was good, but really, really spicy hot. I love spicy food, but it burned! The steak was so tough it was almost inedible, altough others in my party said theirs was good. I ordered rare and it was closer to medium. The servers were clueless about serving women first and serving frim the left. A minor annoyance, but... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were going to have a wonderful business dinner, really we were. Things started out well. 4 of us arrived first. We ordered a gin tonic, a bottle of red, a beer. Then the rest of the group came in. Others ordered their drinks as well, all alcohol. Then two of my colleagues arrived. When one of them wanted to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

In our last night in DC we wanted to go to a "nice" restaurant and this place was highly recommended. The atmosphere was very good. We were greeted when we entered and seated promptly. The restaurant was quiet, which we appreciated after being in many fast paced places in DC. Our server was excellent and helpful. The four of us... More

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New York City, New York
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245 reviews 245 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Somewhat pricey (but reasonable for the neighborhood) but with very good seafood, good service and able to handle a large group easily. We were a little disappointed not to be offered a room for our 15 but they did well with us at 2 tables.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I usually love D.C. Coast - and have written fairly glowing reviews on Trip Advisor for this restaurant but my last visit was very disappointing. Service was fair - although not quite up to the standard I've previous encountered when the wait staff has been personable and helpful. Our waitress was training a new server so that might have been... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went here with eight other associates. The waitress wasn't too happy that we were splitting the check (and made sure we remembered that because of that we needed to give her extra gratuity). The drinks were good, and so was the food. I had the grilled chicken and the taste was great. Might go back again.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Interesting menu and food, not as fabulous as I had hoped but still very good. On the relatively pricey side but in a way this encouraged me to try the monthly set menu (generous amuse bouche, starter, main, and dessert for $55) which focused on the low countries and Southern influences and which I found nice and original on the... More

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Great Falls, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I've eaten at D.C. Coast 20 times over the years, and I've yet to see them make a mistake. That wouldn't mean a whole heckuva lot were it not for the fact that the restaurant is reasonably priced, offers relaxing decor, uses the freshest ingredients that it prepares and presents beautifully, and clearly takes pains in selecting and mentoring the... 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 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 19 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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