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DC Coast Restaurant

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$$$
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 170
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  • 140
    Very good
  • 64
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  • 22
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Lobster Ever

I ate here with some co-workers and everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. I had the Chinese Style Smoked Lobster which was phenomenal. I recommend eating here, if for nothing else, to try the lobster. The service was good, not the very best, but good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ashley J
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Sterling, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Elkhart, Indiana
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Found this restaurant walking down K street. It is a "white table cloth" restaurant. The cucumber/ gazpacho soup was amazing. Smooth and all vegetables. I had what was called a crab stack a crab cake stacked on top of soft shell crab on top of a mixture of corn and other vegetables. Delicious. My daughter had mussels which she also... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I ate here with some co-workers and everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. I had the Chinese Style Smoked Lobster which was phenomenal. I recommend eating here, if for nothing else, to try the lobster. The service was good, not the very best, but good.

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Atlanta
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This used to be one of my favorites but had not been there in a while. I was not disappointed on my return. The service was excellent (at the bar, where I prefer to eat when traveling) and the food was still up to old standards. The smoked lobster is one of my favorites anywhere.

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Teas Valley/Winfield W VA, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is my 1st ever Trip Advisor review... I often read them, see great reviews as well as poor reviews. It's pretty easy to spot the purely negative people who just like to complain and blow things out of proportion. I am not one of those people. This is the real deal. My boyfriend has been up all night -... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A friend and I celebrated her birthday at DC Coast. She was pleased with her chicken and I loved my swordfish -- moist and flavorful. The service was top-drawer. I love the high-ceiling and the fact that tables are not jammed too close together. Looking forward to the next time!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This restaurant is very good for a business lunch. Service was courteous and strategically attentive. Perfect location at 14th and K streets and usually busy at lunch. Reservation suggested. Good variety of offerings including a wonderful crab cake sandwich and a fantastic seafood gumbo with rice. The latter is among their best dishes. The meal is finished with an offering... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

In town on business and this was close to my hotel. The staff was attentive. I was looking for a seat at the bar, didn't see one and was about to move on when bartender nicely asked two customers move their stuff to accomdate me. He was pleasant. I ordered seafood gumbo which was absolutely filled with an unusual variety... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The atmosphere is decent, although no music so it can be awkward when it gets quiet. Wish they had some sort of background music playing at the least because the interior is pretty amazing with high ceilings and neat decor. As to the food, the crab cakes were very good. My wife and sister in-law had the Asian Lobster, which... More 

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The lunch prices were quite reasonable and the food quite good. This is quite a popular place so make a reservation!

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a group of 42 at DC Coast last night, Appetizers excellent. I had scallops and they were excellent. Some people had steaks that were a little overcooked, but trying to coordinate food for 42 people to be served at the same time makes this difficult. Overall dinner very good. Service good.

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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 to $50
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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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 to $50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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