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Darlington House

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1610 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1001
+1 202-332-3722
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (26 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1610 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1001
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although we had a reservation, we were sat late, but the staff kept us informed the whole time and were very grateful for us being there. Alex, bartender and server, was great. He was friendly and entertaining. All of the food our whole group order...More

Thank GiaSmith10817
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a family get-together and were given personal service and a great variety of deliousis choices. Having the classy bar near in the next room allowed those interested to watch the preakness race. The garganelle pasta was exceptional - and we all enjoyed the...More

Thank skyjoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had a corporate dinner at the Darlington House. We were a group of 40, we had a set menu that the staff put together so that it stayed within our budget. They gave us a private dinning area with our own bar. The...More

Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An extremely private atmosphere for small groups and a charming welcome. European style kitchen with nicely prepared plates. Excellent taste and thought behind. An outstanding surprise in the US. Well done

Thank thhcfgjj88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was walking around on a Sunday morning looking for a brunch spot, which were relatively few. The brunch menu looked appetizing so I figured I would try it. Pleasant surprise! I had an omelet, cooked exactly as I requested. Potatoes on the side, with...More

Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

I was so impressed with lunch that I returned for dinner. From the atmosphere the wait staff and the delicious food, this was a great find. I had a mozzarella and prosciutto appetizer to start and moved on to the grilled Branzino special. Both were...More

Thank BradleyPSmith1
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We met in the downstairs bar. Not really any HH specials worth noting. We ordered chicken dinners and the misto fritte. It was ok. Smells like a bar.

Thank Urbanfarmgrl
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

If you’re in the mood for homemade pasta then you should visit Darlington House. Excellent selection of pasta dishes along with a variety of other choices. Perfect spot for a dinner date or anniversary celebration. Close to the DuPont Circle metro.

Thank Adv4Me
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Our party of co-workers had the scallopini and the risotto special and both were fantastic. The basil mashed potatoes were a new experience and paired very well with the scallopini. Bombilini ad tiramisu also got compliments. Would take family and friends if the occasion every...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Hotel concierge recommended the Darlington House when we asked for an Italian restaurant within walking distance of Dupont Circle. The service was exceptional, and the entire staff was very attentive. Everyone ordered pasta, which is homemade. It was outstanding, if you enjoy pasta you will...More

Thank Jason B
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Nancy T
June 20, 2017|
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Response from STorvend | Reviewed this property |
I agree with mikesierra: call the restaurant. I did see a party of close to 20 when there last.
Salvadore M
October 19, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1001
    (Connecticut Ave NW)
  • Public Transportation: Right in front of DuPont Circle Exit North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-332-3722
  • E-mail
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