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Blue Duck Tavern

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24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24 & M Streets NW)
Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
202-419-6755
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its...
Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.
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    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic brunch!!

There is something for everyone here, except your typical "trough style" buffet. Freshly shucked oysters, crisp salads, eggs benedict that melts in your mouth-all nestled in a very comfy, elegant hotel, near all things Georgetown. The bar on the same level is fantastic too. We walked over from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Washington, DC
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Washington, DC
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

There is something for everyone here, except your typical "trough style" buffet. Freshly shucked oysters, crisp salads, eggs benedict that melts in your mouth-all nestled in a very comfy, elegant hotel, near all things Georgetown. The bar on the same level is fantastic too. We walked over from The Fairmont, after our wedding dinner and party ended. Perfect spot to... More 

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Omokoroa Beach, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

fantastic food we eat here nearly everynite. The staff were excellant the service brillant.No need to walk miles for good food

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have long thought brunch one of the greatest culinary inventions of modern history. There are few experiences as pleasant as drinking early in the day while taking your sweet time over some eggs slathered with hollandaise sauce. I can honestly say that the best brunch I have ever had that was not served overlooking the broad expanse of an... More 

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PHWashington, General Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Dear BartenderMichael, Happy (belated) Anniversary! And thank you for choosing Blue Duck Tavern to spend such a special occasion. I cannot thank you enough for such a an amazingly written review. I am elated that your brunch was a truly memorable experience. I will be sure to pass along your favorable feedback to our culinary team. Additionally, thank you for... More 

Spring Lake, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant in Georgetown. The duck is the specialty and does not disappoint. We were with a group and ordered the whole duck for the table. The chef comes with the duck to explain the preparation. Duck is flavorful with a nice tasty, crispy exterior. Other entrees were terrific but the duck eclipsed everything. Do not miss this restaurant and... More 

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PHWashington, General Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Marty S, Thank you for taking the time to share your Blue Duck Tavern experience; your feedback and observations are truly invaluable to us. I am honored that we could provide you with the best duck you have ever tasted. Comments such as yours gives our team the motivation to continually raise the bar on quality and creativity. Again,... More 

Earth, Texas
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247 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The food is really outstanding! I ordered the bone marrow as starter followed by the grilled chicken and the apple-pie as dessert. Despite sounding quite simple this was truly one of the best meals ever. Also they charge a decent and realistic price given the high quality and sufficient quantity of the food served. Also the wine list is excellent... More 

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PHWashington, Public Relations Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Dear YoshiDus, Wow! I cannot thank you enough for your rave review. It means a lot when our guests take the time to share their thoughts and observations. I am delighted that the quality of food was able to exceed your expectations; the house-made apple pie is one of my favorite items on the menu. Again, thank you for your... More 

huddersfield
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Part of the Park Plaza Hotel, this is a great place to eat in an evening - excellent menu with great customer service and delicious food. Tried it once for breakfast but found it expensive compared to other places nearby

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PHWashington, Public Relations Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Dear nigel g, So glad you were able to experience Blue Duck Tavern while you were staying at Park Hyatt Washington. Our creative culinary team is always updating the menu with new seasonal selections, so be sure to visit us again during your next stay at Park Hyatt Washington. Sincerely, Darley Tom Director of Marketing & Communications More 

Brooklyn
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing upscale restaurant while in Georgetown this is the place. Delicious food, amazing wine list, impeccable service in a beautiful atmosphere. We will be back!

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PHWashington, General Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Dear SuekBrooklyn, Thank you for sharing your Blue Duck Tavern experience; we truly appreciate your feedback. I am thrilled that the quality of food and level of service you experienced was able to surpass your expectations, as that is our goal with every guest we encounter. It is my hope that you will return soon to see what new and... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had brunch at this establishment - the service was good and the wait staff was attentive. We ordered the hash with poached egg. It was good and filling. If you're into beef, you'll love it. Not much of a hash (few potatoes), more beef with an egg.

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PHWashington, General Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Dear R K, Thank you for sharing your Blue Duck Tavern brunch experience; your comments are much appreciated. It means a lot when our guests take the time to share their feedback with not only us, but the world. I am delighted that the service and food were able to meet your expectations. I do hope you will join us... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went here for my wifes birthday with our family. Waiters were amazing. Food was innovative and delicious. Location was great, right across the street from our hotel the Fairmont. Outside tables for drinks and dessert as well as inside ambiance was refined warm and beautiful

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PHWashington, General Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Dear BillMarcus, Happy (belated) Birthday to your wife! We are honored that you chose the Blue Duck Tavern to celebrate such a special occasion; thank you. I am also glad the level of service and quality of food was able to surpass your expectations creating a memorable dining experience. I too love our outdoor terrace area; it offers the perfect... More 

New York City, New York
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This restaurant, located in the Park Hyatt, is very popular for good reason. The ambience, service and food make for a wonderful dining experience. We have eaten here before and find the menu to be interesting and well worth theexpenisve prices.

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PHWashington, Public Relations Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Joan M, Thank you for sharing your Blue Duck Tavern experience; we truly appreciate your feedback. Your continued loyalty is much appreciated. I am also thrilled that the ambience, service and food were all able to come together to create a memorable dining experience. And as the fall season quickly approaches, be sure to visit us again to see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
    (24 & M Streets NW)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-419-6755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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