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Blue Duck Tavern

24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
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Ranked #8 of 2,626 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American
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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.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

One of our twin sons lives near the Blueduck so, from what he had heard, he figured it was a great place to have his parents take him and his brother for their 20th birthday. We were not disappointed. The food was exquisite, and the service was very attentive and personal. We had a quiet table, which was good because... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It had been some time since I'd been to the restaurant and how sorry I am. With 5 of us, it ws even more fun for brunch since we could do a tasting of a number of appetizers and desserts while each relishing our own entrees. The presentation of the food was spectacular. Each dish was presented with flair by... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Totally upscale, modern, farm-to-table concept restaurant which won't disappoint. The menu as well as the wine list is varied. Sit outside if possible by the waterfall and watch the people go by. Very enjoyable atmosphere and food.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

"This is not your typical steakhouse ... I had sweetbreads, i had foie gras, I had a pork and lobster claw croquette. The chefs vision is quite authentic ... he is very in touch with the local farmers and even gets involved in fabricating the animals himself.... The food and service were both divine and i cannot wait to return.... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Park Hyatt primarily because I wanted to eat at the Blue Duck Tavern. Bottom line, it was really good and seems to be a hot spot in the area. people seem to dress up nice (Business Casual) and enjoy the atmosphere. I was fortunate to have breakfast AND dinner on the same day. As for breakfast,... More

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were with a group of 8 on a week night. It wasn't especially crowded, but we had an early reservation. My oldest daughter (15) had the halibut special and raved about it. I had a crab cake that was delicious. Each of us enjoyed our food. Each person orders their main course and the sides are shared. We thought... More

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Denver, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food is fantastic. Loved the outdoor seating. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable, helping us with our entree decisions. I had the short ribs and was very pleased.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had dinner here as a family last night and were really impressed, especially by the service. Victor helped us, and he was outstanding. Our wine and appetizers of local oysters and asparagus salad were excellent. Our entrees included the suckling piglet, the bison (delicious!), the braised shortribs (cooked perfectly), the Wagyu beef, and the duck (a very thick layer... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband arranged a special birthday dinner at Blue Duck Tavern. He requested one of the tables in a private glass booth, which was lovely. They also have a variety of inside and outside seating options. We were seated immediately by the host, who was very pleasant. The menu is interesting and varied. We ordered a bottle of wine, Honig,... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Set in the Hyatt Hotel on the edge of Georgetown. Couldn't get a table in the restaurant so sat in the Bar area. Lady who greeted us was a bit 'off' but she was the only person who didn't do customer service properly. Waiting staff all attentive and pleasant. Happy to give advice on food and drink choices. Open kitchen... More

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