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Oval Room

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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
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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232 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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249 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Bethesda, Maryland
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373 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Food this exceptional doesn't usually appear in a restaurant's menu during restaurant week, what with most of official Washington on vacation at this time of the year. Foie gras mousse for appetizer? Yes. The crispy pork belly I had was the best preparation I've ever tasted. The meat was apparently braised for 12 hours ; no wonder it was so... More 

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Lochem, Gelderland, Netherlands
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

After our fluent trip from the Big Apple to Washington DC we arrived at our hotel 'Lombardy' at Pennsylvania Avenue. Looking for a place to eat nice but fast we found Oval Room. (200 m from the Oval Office). This evening $ 35,- for a three course dinner with great food and well presented ! Well Done ... Go there... More 

1 Thank OttoSeijler
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

An atmosphere that is sleek and modern signals this is an updated classic. The good matches as an elegant, eclectic menu provides an exquisitely refined and yet soemtning-for-everyone menu that feels both current and accessible at the same time. Strong wine list and personal attention from the front door to an excellent wait staff makes this modern American fine dining... More 

Thank E2greenberg
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

One of the best restaurant experiences in recent memory. Incredibly fresh, delicious food with options for everyone. Both meat eaters and vegetarians will be happy here. The cauliflower risotto was extraordinary. Cannot recommend highly enough!

1 Thank Frankmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?