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.