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Kingbird

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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner
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A LA CARTE BREAKFAST
21
Two Eggs
roasted potatoes, choice of pork sausage, chicken sausage or smoked bacon choice of toast
23
Egg White Omelet
fresh spinach, button mushrooms, ricotta cheese, choice of toast and fingerling potatoes
24
Three Egg Omelet
choice of pork sausage, chicken sausage or smoked bacon, choice of toast, select three: onions, spinach, mushrooms, canadian ham, tomato, red bell pepper, cheddar cheese, feta cheese
32
Lobster Benedict
one egg any style, hollandaise sauce, spinach fondue, avocado mousse, French brioche
26
Add Two Eggs Any Style 5
Avocado on Toast
two eggs, grilled multigrain bread, avocado, lime, cilantro
22
Eggs Benedict
english muffin, ham, hollandaise sauce, breakfast potatoes
22
Buttermilk Pancakes
vermont maple syrup, vermont butter, seasonal berries, choice of pork sausage, chicken sausage or smoked bacon
19
Malted Belgian Waffle
vermont maple syrup, vermont butter, fresh strawberries
19
Stone Ground Oatmeal
organic brown sugar, dry apricots, Virginia peanuts
24
Chia Seed Pudding
almond milk roasted crushed hazelnut, blueberry, lime zest, Vermont maple syrup
ACCOMPANIMENTS
6
Smoked Bacon
6
Pork or Chicken Sausage Links
6
Roasted Potatoes
DETOX
6
Tea
Earl grey, jasmin green, english breakfast, cinnamon spice, Chamomile, sunshine, genmaicha, Pai Mutan
6
Coffee
Cafe Americano, espresso, cafe au lait, cappuccino
6
Juice
Orange, grapefruit, vegetable, tomato, cranberry
16
Bloody Marie
ketel one vodka, house spice mix, olive, lemon
12
Mimosa
prosecco, fresh orange juice
FULL BREAKFAST BUFFET
-29-
Includes
fresh juices, coffee, pastries, fresh fruits, hot and cold offerings
Sponsored by: Kingbird

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Excellent!
1. Excellent!
"Thanks to Kingbird for making our evening so great."
kenverdweller
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2. Fantastic Meal
2. Fantastic Meal
"The food exceeded my expectations"
Nina H
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3. Outstanding Meal and Service
3. Outstanding Meal and Service
"A block away and a lovely evening stroll to Kennedy Center."
tequestagirl
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About
Located within The Watergate Hotel, this elegant restaurant features Mediterranean cuisine with a unique French Riviera twist. Kingbird is open daily for breakfast, lunch, pre-theater dinner (5-7pm) and dinner with an energetic bar and modern dining room. Menus feature seasonally inspired plates from Executive Chef, Sébastien Giannini. A 5-minute walk to the Kennedy Center and Valet Parking is $12 for the evening. Out on the seasonal terrace, enjoy alfresco dining with a view of the Potomac. Weekends offer Saturday brunch & Sunday brunch buffet, plus traditional Afternoon Tea with a modern twist. Winner of Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence 2018
PRICE RANGE
$35 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

During my stay at the Watergate Hotel I dined at Kingbird and thought my food was really good. I ordered the Grilled Octopus & Hummus for an appetizer and a Filet Mignon for my entree with a side of “Sexy Fries.” All of my food...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank HoustonFoodAndWine
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We stopped by for late-night dinner after seeing Hamilton at the Kennedy Center. We had been to Kingbird two years ago (October 2016) and while it was good, we were in no particular hurry to return. But it was close and convenient for post-theater food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Dear JimD_DC, We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to win your heart with a second visit and we are thrilled to read that we did just that. We have shared your praises of the food with our talented culinary team who asked that...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

It is the worst restaurant experience I've ever had! I had my husband's birthday dinner there. The manager and servers were mean and not accommodating. I made a reservation about a month and a half prior to the birthday dinner. Over the phone they told...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Kingbird before attending a concert at the Kennedy center. They have a pre theatre menu from 5-7 which we decided to do. Everything was excellent. Great presentation, excellent portions. I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection. The chocolate dessert was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank O5844AKanneb
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear O5844AKanneb, Thank you for including us in your night at The Kennedy Center. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we are elated to read that everything was so thoroughly enjoyed. We have shared your compliments with our culinary team and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for business trip. I enjoyed the lunch and breakfast but I found too expensive for what they served. They also don’t have many options to choose. Compared with a European standard restaurant this is just an average restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cesaralberto1
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear cesaralberto1, Warm greetings from Georgetown. It was a pleasure to have you settle in with us for both breakfast and lunch and we thank you for investing the time to share your review. We are certainly pleased to read that the talents of our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came with two kids 3 and 5 and everyone loved it! The food was reasonable and tasty and the atmosphere was very interesting to look at but calming. We’ll definitely be back!More

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Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Dream27091142542
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dream27091142542, Learning that a guest plans to return is the greatest of compliments and we thank you and yours for joining us for our weekend brunch. Your accolades have been shared with our service and culinary teams and we all look forward to you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very recently we had a guest in town who wanted to join us for dinner and then the opera at the Kennedy Center. We a bit of trepidation about the service and food based on others previous comments, we decided that the Kingbird Restaurant in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank David R
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear David, Greetings to you and yours and thank you for sharing your applause! With The Kennedy Center just around the bend, we have the pleasure of welcoming many pre-theatre guests and we are elated to read that our team perfectly orchestrated an enchanting experience...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The order of precedence for a Monarchy has the King\Queen at the top, so you can imagine what I was expecting when dining KINGbird Restaurant in the newly renovated Watergate Hotel. Let’s just say, I wasn’t impressed. I think it is important to get this...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lloydb318
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear lloydb318, Guest feedback is paramount to the success of any restaurant and we thank you for investing the time to share your thoughtful review. It warms us to read that you so enjoyed the flavors of each dish served at your table; Executive Chef...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will start out by saying the restaurant was nice and the staff were friendly. We came here for breakfast and it was OK at best. We had the breakfast buffet. They charged $29.00 each. We have not had dinner here so this is just...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 4_chizzle
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 4_chizzle, Breakfast is our favorite meal of the day and we pride ourselves on offering our guests and expansive morning menu featuring everything from fresh fruit and yogurts to eggs prepared to order, meats and cheese and more. We apologize if your visit fell...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hasna (mgr) and Jamie (waitress) were amazing. We had an issue that was no fault of the management or service but, disturbing. We initially asked quietly to cancel our order but rather than allow us to miss out a great meal, we were moved to...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Canndice78
Management_Team_365, Manager at Kingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Canndice78, We were happy to jump to the rescue and have things quickly resolved so that you and yours could fully enjoy your Kingbird dining experience. We thank you for making us aware of your concerns so that we could provide a solution and...More

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etaeger
March 18, 2018|
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Response from MaicAntony | Reviewed this property |
Business casual of course. But! It’s a cool, fabulous, fresh space! Just look your best!
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jbcochran
November 29, 2016|
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Response from Management_Team_365 | Property representative |
Greetings, It would be a pleasure to welcome you to Kingbird and we thank you for being in touch with your question. As others have shared, we have valet parking available at the restaurant which is offered at $12... More
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