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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
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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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Chorley Lancs
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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237 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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369 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Margaret C
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 2 weeks ago 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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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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84 reviews
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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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?