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The Source

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Downtown / Chinatown
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575 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC (6th Street)
Metro to Archives/ Navy Memorial
202-637-6100
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Asian Fusion next to Newseum

We were going to Newseum and had read about the Source in Travel & Leisure. I was just in Asia so thought it to be perfect for brunch. We got there early so we sat at communal table downstairs. Food was mostly delicious. The only problem was food came out too fast!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
micheleg
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This high end Wolfgang Puck restaurant is right next to the Newseum. The food is Asian accented but very modern.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Fantastic Mother's Day Brunch! An opportunity to try several new dishes and loved them all. Staff were very pleasant and also knowledgeable of the various dishes, enhancing our experience. Nice portions! Not sure how representative of the regular menu this special occasion was, but the food was excellent although somewhat expensive.

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were going to Newseum and had read about the Source in Travel & Leisure. I was just in Asia so thought it to be perfect for brunch. We got there early so we sat at communal table downstairs. Food was mostly delicious. The only problem was food came out too fast!

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Jackson, MS
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had lunch at The Source before touring the National Gallery nearby. We are not frequent Asian foodies, but this was very good. The service was excellent and all of the food offerings were as well. Attractive space, attentive service and perfectly prepared food is a great combination! I recommend it and hope to return! Don't miss the chocolate chip cookies... More 

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Baltimore
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701 reviews 701 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

For Asian fusion cuisine, The Source isn't terrible. Went for the brunch dim sum tasting menu, which is about $35 for 5 tastes or $45 for 8 tastes (give or take a dollar or two). Some of the plates are interesting and innovative, others not so much. At the end of the day... the food just wasn't worth the price... More 

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Berkeley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ate here for lunch in between many hours at the Newseum. It, like many restaurants in DC, is not inexpensive. On vacation we often choose to make lunch the main meal of the day and go lighter for dinner. This was a good place to have a main meal. The space is lovely, the food was very good and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited the restaurant with a party of 9. The table was ready as soon as we arrived. The appetizers were very tasty. We tried the artic char, suckling pig, and dumplings. Dumplings were typical chinese restaraunt quality but the char and pig were so wonderful it made up for it. All our entrees were divine but standouts were the... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I stumbled upon this on my way to the Newseum, and thought I'd give it a shot. I was early for lunch, so there were only a few other diners when I arrived, though the place filled up quickly with quite a few men in suits. Clearly a place to be seen for a business lunch. My waiter was pleasant,... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were delighted to be able to slip in to this DC favorite on short notice. The staff were welcoming and delightful. They made wonderful recommendations and we had superb food. While the price was higher than average… the food made the price seem like a bargain. I will return on EVERY trip to DC!

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Naples, Florida, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

this was such a fantastic meal, i wanted to go back the next night and eat it all over again... i had the lacquered duck, and OMG, WTH, it was amazing... to bad i had to fly out, but this place is top of my list to hit again. only complaint, WAY too few affordable wines. My company has strict... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 575 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC
    (6th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro to Archives/ Navy Memorial
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-637-6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?