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“Very, very good without being stellar.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Corduroy

Corduroy
1122 Ninth St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Mount Vernon Square)
(202) 589-0699
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Ranked #6 of 2,562 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Square
Cross street: Ninth Street between L and M Streets
Transit: Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very, very good without being stellar.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Solid, tasty, modern American fare; complex flavours without being pretentious, and some interesting combinations. We didn't have it, but the $65 tasting menu looked like it might be very good value.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food, warm staff, excellent date night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We just had dinner last night and the food was excellent, the staff very knowledgable yet down to earth, and the new space is really nice. We had the tasting dinner at 65 a person, it's a good deal. The scallop dish and the lamb dish were exceptional. The opening soup was eggplant cold with a hint of smokiness that turned out to be bonito flakes in the stock, a great start, complex yet accessible and tasty. Definitely going back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful! A MUST try.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Upon my recent business trip to DC, I stumbled upon Corduroy during my quest to find the best food in DC. In one word: Outstanding!!! As a solo diner, I was treated with utmost cares and attention- far beyond what I expected due to past experience at other establishments. The Chef's 6-course Dinner was unrivaled and provides a great taste of every part of the menu from the heavenly Lobster Salad to melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu beef. I had such an amazing 2 hours, that I came back the following evening with my boyfriend to have more! This is a MUST-try for any foodies in the DC area!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

But really nothing to write home about. Right by the Convention Center which I suppose is a big plus. The interiors are fine, modern, clean lines perhaps a little dated, alomst recessive so you can focus on the food.

Which would be better if there was more of a wow factor. Too many of the dishes were one or two notes of flavor & nothing else. Nothing was bad mind you it just wasn't memorable. Probably a good choice for work colleagues, didn't seem that child friendly and I wouldn't recommend for ardent foodies.

Staff was very pleasant and accommodating.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

My wife surprised me for my birthday by taking me here. I was so impressed. The decor was very nice. The attentive service was appreciated. The atmosphere quiet and romantic. The food was wonderful. Corduroy is an official favorite.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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