We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2,676 Washington DC Restaurants

Blue Duck Tavern

24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
202-419-6755
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #12 of 2,676 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 24 & M Streets NW
Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
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.
Write a Review

835 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    525
    197
    76
    25
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

On our last night in DC, we decided to venture across the street from our hotel (Westin Georgetown) and enjoy dinner at the Blue Duck. The restaurant itself is remarkably designed as the pastry chefs can be seen preparing desserts when patrons are led to their tables. For me, seeing the chefs place the profiteroles onto their plates and complete... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Had the short rib hash, biscuit with ham and others. Everything was great. Are there every morning during a 4 night stay. Looked forward to waking up!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Had a very good dinner at Blue Duck.It was interrupted by a fire alarm in the middle of the meal. The service was very attentive and the food was very good.Would recommend it highly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The food here is the star, while the service is a very close second. The food is wonderful. I had the braised beef rib and the roasted cauliflower gratin, and each were absolutely delicious. And even though I had no room for it, I made a point of ordering dessert. It was the market dessert special of the day, which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Came here with my wife to enjoy brunch. We had the sticky buns, grits and smoked gouda cheese, egg white omelette and crab cake. If you eat here the sticky buns are a must! Just a heads up...a serving of sticky buns comes as two. Overall a very good brunch with a lot of good drink options (ie Bloody Maria,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Hubby and I came in for brunch. Service is very attentive, and the food is heavenly. Everything on the menu looked appealing, and there was great variety. Must haves: sticky buns (you won't want to share these!), crab cakes, and Gouda grits. Although we didn't have room for dessert, the options looked amazing also. Definitely recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
quebec
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Had actually 3 meals in 72hrs at the blue duck while visiting Washington and the experience was awesome! Strongly recommend it , we had a sea urchin prepared like a mousse custard as appetizer the last night , the chef came and explained it to us! We also had the Bone marrow and the salad with triple baked pecans...We liked... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
BlueDuckTavern, Director of Food and Beverage at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Dear laloux, Thank you for taking the time to share comments from your recent experience with us. I am happy to read how much you enjoyed everything!! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to DC. Cheers, Garrett Kaneshiro Director of Food and Beverage More

Leesburg, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We loved our waiter and the food was nicely prepared. Just not food I am used to ordering on a menu. Some people like exotic menus, I am a comfort food person. I did like the corkage fee, we were able to bring a great bottle ourselves and save some money!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I decided to try out the restaurant for lunch during my recent trip to DC. It was a pretty quick decision as I was looking for something local/organic and most other googled places were open for dinner only. The first impression was pleasant and it seemed like I made a good choice. Unfortunately soon after, I learnt that like one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethesda, MD
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is my favorite WDC restaurant. So cozy and delicious food. Love sitting by the busy kitchen. Have eaten here any times and the pumpkin soup served in acorn squash that is on the menu right now might be one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten -- the soup, the squash, the foie gras and the tart... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
BlueDuckTavern, Director of Food and Beverage at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review

Dear martineber, Thank you for the feedback on the Pumpkin Soup, definitely one of the favorites of our Fall Menu. Look forward to seeing you soon. Garrett Kaneshiro Director of Food and Beverage More

Travelers who viewed Blue Duck Tavern also viewed

Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC
 

Been to Blue Duck Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Blue Duck Tavern

Address: 24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
Phone Number: 202-419-6755
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing