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Blue Duck Tavern

24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
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Ranked #7 of 2,566 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American
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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.
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Anchorage, Alaska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The BDT is a delightful spot for lunch. Impressive service - the most accommodating and professional I've experienced in DC, a truly inspiring atmosphere, and delectable fare served from an amazing open kitchen, this is a comfortable, top notch eatery in the West End of DC.

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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Inside a Hyatt w/fab cherry blossom glass structure. The restaurant reception people are soo kind. Lead you to the bathroom and no pressure even though we were running late due to traffic. Took my jacket for me as I'd forgotten to check it. Place is cozy and elegant, surprised us with pink champagne for our anniversary (I was staying at... More

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Washington DC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Having recently paid too much for too little at another "great" restaurant, I can say the BDT is worth both the time and expense. Service is understated but appreciated. Food is locally sourced, fresh, and well considered. Haute cuisine is not the deal here. Incredibly high quality, consistent, really well done food is. Thank you BDT. If I search for... More

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Nanuet, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Staff and service was great but the food was not to my liking. Our Frittata and Omelets were overcooked, and even the food was wonderful the value is not there.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I came here for my birthday with a friend. Everything went very well. Food was great, ambiance was great. It was much more reasonable than I would have thought, but on par with the rest of D.C. My only complaint would be that all sides are served separately, but serve about 1 1/2 portions, so if you do not go... More

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Traveling from out of town with two colleagues, we went to the BDT because 1) the reviews were positive, 2) the menu was tempting, and 3) the restaurant was directly across the street from our hotel (Fairmont.) When we arrived at 4:30 pm after having just arrived in town, we found out the the dining room was booked for the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had the most amazing brunch in this place. The pecan roll was such a great starter. I've had the prawn eggs which were really amazing. My husband had some horseradish rib meat with eggs and he really loved it. The side fries are huge. The rosemary pear mimosas were simply delicious! Only dessert was a little disappointment, since everyone... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We tried to eat in the main dining room but the reservation was later than we would have liked. Sat at the bar, it was like going to Emory and Jason's kitchen, very relaxed, I believe we had the same menu as the main dining room. Started with the steak tartare, amazing, and generous. the charcuterie platter contained treats that... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Blue Duck Tavern, the signature restaurant of the Park Hyatt Hotel at 24th and M Streets in the West End, delivers American cuisine crafted in an old fashioned European hotel style. Let's cut to the chase: This is a pricey restaurant, best enjoyed on an expense account. We visited it recently when we decided to make brunch outdoors the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A great place to try...sort of an electic menu but fun. The menu did not have many choices but what was available was great.

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