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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 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
Very nice, even by DC standards

I have eaten lunch at DC Coast perhaps half a dozen times in the past year and have always enjoyed the food there. It serves a nice selection of seafood and other dishes, and the seafood is its specialty. The fish dishes are quite good, as are the seafood tacos. Salads are generous, and you can add... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
James C
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have eaten lunch at DC Coast perhaps half a dozen times in the past year and have always enjoyed the food there. It serves a nice selection of seafood and other dishes, and the seafood is its specialty. The fish dishes are quite good, as are the seafood tacos. Salads are generous, and you can add shrimp, salmon, or... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

DC Coast offered a great Restaurant Week $35 dinner menu. You can pick any of the main courses combined with a good selection of appetizers and desserts. We had several of the seafood dishes (catfish, salmon, swordfish) and all were excellent. Another thing I like about this restaurant is that you could carry on a conversation at your table without... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

it has been several years since I've been to DC Coast. It is as good as I remember it. Very elegant, VERY friendly staff - we were greeted warmly at the front door and our waiter was great. The gazpacho was incredible (they cheerfully offered me a version without crabmeat - i'm allergic to shellfish), the seared tuna (tuesday's get... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We took our family (including 3 teenagers) for a special family night. We had a couple starters, 5 different main courses and 3 desserts as we like to share everything. Across the board, everything was incredibly delicious. Funny thing is that one of our teenagers ordered the BBQ chicken and he thought it was the best chicken he ever had... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This restaurant was recommend by our hotel concierge for our Anniversary Dinner. They went all out for our romantic celebration. Menu was printed with "Happy Anniversary" on it and it was rolled up & given to us as a souvenir. We both had cocktails that were wonderful and the crab cakes are excellent! Really enjoyed the evening.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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