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“LUNCH OR DINNER--STILL ONE OF THE BEST!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Duck Tavern

Blue Duck Tavern
24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
202-419-6755
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Ranked #10 of 2,564 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“LUNCH OR DINNER--STILL ONE OF THE BEST!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have written about the Blue Duck Tavern before, and it is still on my favorite list. each time we are in DC, this is on my MUST-EAT-HERE list. On this trip we went for lunch and it was as wonderful as I hoped it would be. Many of our favorites are in smaller portions for lunch. I love the sea scallops and for lunch you can get them as a larger meal or a smaller portion with a salad of your choice. I had the root salad and it was a perfect companion to the scallops. my son had the duck confit and we shared the crispy Brussel sprouts. Each dish was perfection. Don't pass up dessert-- the apple pie is not to be missed.
There is a reason that this restaurant is among the top rated restaurants in DC. We have been going there about twice a year for many years and we are never disappointed .
It is pricey, but worth it. For sure you need reservations for dinner and if you can for lunch as well.
We did walk in for lunch and did get seated.
I look forward to the next DC visit and The Blue Duck Tavern will be on our must eat list.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Berryville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The service was prompt and friendly, the food very, very good. We had oysters with a lovely house made vinegar that really set the oyster flavor to advantage. Great hamburgers, generous portions, a lovely interesting salad - all very satisfying if a little expensive.
We were seated in the lounge area which was beautiful appointed but rather noisy. Gorgeous furniture!

Visited March 2014
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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“Blue Duck Tavern was terrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Everything was excellent. The food fantastic. The service was outstanding. Very enjoyable meal and I would go back anytime I'm in Washington.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Awesome romantic place to dine on special occasions!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I dind there 4 times. Great food & excellent service. Very romantic inside or outside. I enjoed the whole experience. It is of course, on the expensive side but it is expected as it a high end restauraurant at the Hyatt & at tyhe best areas in downtown DC.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A great restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Consistently great food, good service, great ambiance, healthy ingredients. The Blue Duck has been a favorite for years for delicious dinners and the best brunch in DC! The lounge is cosy; no televisions thankfully and no loud music, so one can actually hold a conversation. A great hotel restaurant and lounge; highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BlueDuckTavern, Public Relations Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear ELPINTL,

Thank you for your recent review of Blue Duck Tavern & Blue Duck Lounge. It is wonderful to have you as a loyal patron who enjoys the warm and inviting atmosphere we create. We appreciate you sharing your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best,
Renee Eisman
Director of Public Relations
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