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Oval Room

Certificate of Excellence
Dupont Circle
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800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709 (H & I)
202 463 8700
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Chennai (Madras), India
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was taken here by a group of lawyer friends from Singapore, Germany and England. Was a very American restaurant and was skeptical as to whether I would get anything to eat being a vegetarian and who doesn't eat onion and garlic. When I expressed my diet preference, was pointed out that on the menu they have sweet corn angolotti. Did... More 

Thank EshwarSaba
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too many new restaurants are overhyped and the reality never lives up to the expectation. The Oval Room needs no hyperbole. The service is impeccable, the ambience most pleasant and the food excellent. This is fine dining in the contemporary sense of the word. Each dish was conceptually original and executed perfectly. We were happy to speak with the chef... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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159 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oval Room has a perfect balance of a nice venue, good location and great food. This place is great for lunch or dinner, either for a business meeting or a memorable pleasure time. I encourage starting the experience with an "Oval Room" salad. For entrée don't miss the Duck or Amish Chicken. And for dessert my top choice is the... More 

Thank alexps81
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

None of the entrees were ordinary. The prawns were very large, prepared as shrimp and grits in a manner much more interesting and enjoyable than I had previously encountered in locations much farther south. Poached lobster with andouille sausage was a new item and was thoroughly enjoyable. The delicious hazelnut financier dessert included a dollop of creme brulee, cherries, apple... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went for dinner with our friends at the Oval Room while in Washington, DC. The food and service were wonderful. We had appetizers and dessert with our entrees. We would definitely come back to this restaurant when in Washington, DC.

Thank fran960
Western Australia
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a spur of the moment booking and what a delight it was. For Saturday evening it was very quiet. The ambience was lovely and from the moment we entered we felt welcomed. Our waitress was attentive and very chatty with out being intrusive, she was very knowledgeable about the food. The service was excellent and food was delicious... More 

Thank TNTWesternAustralia
Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

A great night with friends in a quiet location just blocks from the White House. A small seasonal menu allows for the best in season offerings in very creative and fancy presentation. Great personal and attentive service. A great place for a nice dinner out.

Thank Parkhopper317
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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237 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We were here last night for my parents' 40th anniversary dinner. This was an elegant and delicious experience. Our server was unobtrusive but helpful when needed. The space where the restaurant is is contemporary and beautiful. Service was good throughout the night. Never rushed. Food was great all around. The bread they served was both addictive and delicious. toasted buttery,... More 

Thank jasoncrh
Chorley Lancs
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here, the service was second to none and it was lovely not to feel rushed. My husband had the belly pork and he said it was the best he'd ever had. I opted for the cod which was equally lovely. Desserts were to die for. We will definately visit again if in DC.

Thank Sue R
Potomac, Maryland
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265 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Excellent selections for RW. The salmon crudo and burrata apps were delicious. The cod and pork belly mains were outstanding. We both had the frozen lemon dessert. Service, as always, was superb. The bartender made smooth vodka and gin martinis. It's a pleasure to come here.

Thank RonFG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2709
    (H & I)
  • Public Transportation: Faragut West (Orange and Blue Lines); Faragut North (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202 463 8700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?