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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
5:30 pm - 10:30 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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!

Thank Frankmom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Always inventive, great staff, wonderful seafood, lovely outdoor seating in warmer weather. I have been probably 100 times or more and never tire of having lunch or dinner at the Oval Room.

Thank TravelingFH
Boston, MA
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The service and food were excellent, and the location was impressive! The duck was fantastic and everyone loved their selection. After we walked a block to check out the White House at night. It was a great evening in DC.

Thank Wellington24
Chicago, Illinois
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We booked the whole restaurant for an evening for a group, which often means difficultly serving. The Oval Room did a wonderful job and both the food and the atmosphere were fantastic.

1 Thank PJV1426
Honolulu, Hawaii
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We were looking for a place to eat on our last day in D.C. We walk by The Oval Room everyday and decided to try it. This place was what we need, quiet, classy, & outstanding food. I had the Cobb Salad which was made with tuna and my husband had the shrimp roll. We enjoyed every bite.

Thank Sheri S
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70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Went to the Oval Room on a rainy Sunday. Ordered the burrata, sea bass, and strawberry souffle. The burrata was creamy, and a reasonably-sized portion. The sea bass was EXCELLENT. I'm not normally much of a seafood eater, but the server recommended it, and I would happily eat it again. Had the baby eggplant as a side, and it was... More 

1 Thank cosmopobeth
Seattle, Washington
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Six of us went for dinner and were so well received. There was great service throughout the entire meal. The menu covers all of the best meat and seafood available and it is prepared so well. I had Scallops and they were exquisite with crushed hazelnuts. We go here whenever we are in DC and really look forward to going... More 

Thank Teri F
Perth, Ontario
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I trust Trip Advisor reviews however in this case, it did not work in my favour. The reviews made the restaurant sound very appealing & yes the food was good, the atmosphere was comfortable but more goes into the dining experience than the latter. The patrons were mostly the 70-80 yr old age group, our waiter fit in that category.... More 

Thank RosieRed19
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch before a meeting across the street. Excellent service. The seared tuna was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended. As a solo diner I was welcomed and given excellent service. Most tables had 3 or 4 people in suits having business type lunches.

Thank Jeff W

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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?