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1906 14th St NW, corner of 14th and Tst, Washington DC, DC 20009-4431
+1 202-518-7926
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1906 14th St NW, corner of 14th and Tst, Washington DC, DC 20009-4431
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was smitten with Ryan Ratino'a offerings at Ripple and was dissapointed in its closure. So I was heartened by the quick news of the opening of Bresca. We saved up a special occasion to celebrate and I of course booked us a table. Bresca...More

Thank AJDC2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always great. Now inspired for greater heights. New menu this month. Great staff. Go for it recommend the special duck for 4. Also lamb

Thank prontomac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a group of friends who regularly (every 2 months) have dined out for years at some of DC finest establishments be they new on the scene or well established for excellence. We were anxious to try Bresca based on exceptional recommendations from friends...More

Thank julie f
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Everything from walking into the restaurant to leaving was amazing. The ingredients for every meal were fresh and well balanced with each other. I typically don’t like sea urchin on its own but Bresca’s linguine with sea urchin is such a wonderful and delicious meal....More

Thank Samir W
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

In the door to the last moment, everything was first class. Service, food, ambiance of the highest order. Attentive but not intrusive service with all bases covered in a classic manner. All dishes prepared with great attention to personal wishes as to all levels. One...More

Thank WAW99
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Yes, the place is kind of overpriced and you can probably get a similar quality food in a other 14th st restaurants, but I feel like it's still worth trying. The scallops are out of this world, the veal is fantastic! Portions are kind of...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The service was phenomenal as was the entirety of the meal. Please do yourself a favor and try the specialty cocktails. We got one of every app on the menu and it was excellent - from the scallops to the fois gras, all delicious in...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Bresca is creative, modern and exciting Chef Ryan has the most inventive menu in town, and the bar staff creates original drinks. They are now offering real pressed duck having acquired the right tools. Just magnificent. Try the Pops for dessert-very original

Thank prontomac
Reviewed June 16, 2018

This was actually our fourth visit for the year but this was particularly special and we were celebrating successes. The food is excellent with a small menu that is in constant change. This time there was a dish using a duck press which we hadn't...More

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Each aspect of our recent dinner at Bresca was amazing. The honeycomb concept cocktail menu was fun and, more so, was that Bresca’s amuse bouche was a small craft cocktail. The dinner course selections are, admittedly, limited but carefully curated. An adult couple can leave...More

Thank tasteful_10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1906 14th St NW, corner of 14th and Tst, Washington DC, DC 20009-4431
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-518-7926
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Bresca is a modern bistro from chef Ryan Ratino, RAMW's 2017 Culinary Rising Star award winner. Inspired by the "bistronomy" movement, Bresca seeks to reimagine casual fine dining for today's DC with inspiring creative cuisine served up in a warm and whimsical bistro spirited setting.
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