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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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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 134
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 22
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  • 10
    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
Elegant inside

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
bsa819
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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398 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Greenville SC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Had lunch at DC Coast. What a treat! It was a beautifully appointed restaurant and the food was delicious. I had one of the best crab cakes I have ever had. Service was 5 star! Waiter was very professional and very attentive, without being noticed. What I call

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Patras, Greece
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177 reviews 177 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This bar-restaurant is located in the heart of the city, in front of the Hamilton Crown Plaza hotel. I had a dinner there, seating on the bar. Food was tasty, well presented, in good portions. The entire ambient was beautiful and relaxing. Service was fast and attentive. Price was reasonable, according to the Washington standards: 36 US$ for a starter,... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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144 reviews 144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Upscale restaurant catering to business clientele during the M-F lunch hours, and more romantic clientele in the evening. Fine menu and wine list, big open impressive space. Easily accessible metro or valet parking.

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've eaten at DCC before, in the main restaurant, and always had great food and service. This time I was with a large group in the private room downstairs. The menu choices were limited and the steak I ordered was overdone. The shrimp appetizer, however, was superb as was the salad and desert. Most of us went upstairs to get... More 

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Richmond, Texas, USA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We wanted a restaurant within walking distance of our hotel so we really didn't have very high expectations. We arrived at 9pm & decided to sit at the bar since wine & some drinks were half price. Jeremy was the bartender & he had personality plus. It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable evenings we've ever had.... More 

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Knoxville, Tenn
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You could tell that this is a seafood restaurant that caters to its regular and appreciative clientele. Very open and interesting decor with a soaring ceiling. Staff recommends if you are torn between fish dishes. We had Swordfish and Halibut at our table. The Halibut won. Not very memorable dinner but consistent quality.

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Ottawa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Take advantage of the prix fixe between 5:00 and 6:30 and you will be happy with the quality of the food and price. It's expensive otherwise! My trout was very plain, but the vegetables were nice. My husband's scallops were delicious. Desserts were decadent.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, 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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