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Mount Vernon Square
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1122 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4314 (Ninth Street between L and M Streets)
(202) 589-0699
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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New York, New York, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

20 minutes to get a cocktail after being seated. This was the start to the evening. Waitress said the bar was slammed. This is not a large restaurant. No excuse. Menu is creative and while I can't complain about the dishes I ordered, I can't say anything was truly wonderful. The wagyu beef was a bit tough. The heirloom tomato... More 

Thank Paul H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The restaurant is located inside a town house. We had a private dining area and the food was exquisite. I had the Crab Blintz with Chayote Slaw - just yummy. The main course was the Beef Strip Loin and it was cooked to perfections. Also, the freshly baked bread should not be forgotten. Great evening. Nice atmosphere with wonderful service.

Thank M W
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We recently dined for the second time at Corduroy, and again, it was first-rate. As before, we opted for the fixed price dinner for $30 per person upstairs at the bar. The fixed price menu includes starter, main dish, and dessert. This is an outstanding deal for DC fine dining, but it's only at the bar, and the bar isn't... More 

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chapel hill
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Do not be put off by the rather bland atmosphere. The food and service is as good as I have found in DC and I have sampled 23 restaurants over the past 6 years. Three of us each had different meals and were blown away by the quality and taste. Wine list is superb and had my favorite vineyard --... More 

1 Thank bigoChapelHill
Napa, California
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250 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely small restaurant, with attentive and refined service. The food is very good too. I had a nice salad of asparagus, frisée and a poached duck egg with a light vinaigrette. My entree was salmon and warm potato salad. Everything was presented beautifully and had good flavor. Highly recommend!

1 Thank BrenHen70
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Only a few times in my 50+ years has food brought tears to my eyes. The triple sorbet dessert with GRAPPA (my fave) was perfection. In-house made sorbet - strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry. Maybe it is because fruit is ripe now, but it was perfectly textured and so delicious. You want to savour the flavor in your mouth for as... More 

1 Thank Lori M
Northern Virginia
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117 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

- went for a business dinner recently - service was great - food & drink options were wonderful - is quite expensive FYI, expect $60-70 per person min. - lots of construction happening, so place is not easy to find

1 Thank VC397
United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Order the Chef's surprise 5 course meal. You will not be disappointed. Make sure Byron takes care of you. It will be the best 2 hours spent enjoying food!

Thank Couple19611963
Poway, California
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I had the privilege of being introduced to this restaurant this month at a professional conference. Rarely have I enjoyed a meal where every course was both beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The cuisine is fine dining. This is not the place for those who are adventurous in their tastes. However, if you enjoy traditional American dishes (salmon, filet mignon,... More 

Thank Sam B
Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

First up, this isn't a cheap restaurant. So the hole in the tablecloth, the chipped water glass, and the little fly/insect in the complimentary prosecco/sparkly wine, along with the waiter who can't read cues on whether the patrons want to chat or not, and then the wait every time we ordered a drink (I get its coming from upstairs, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4314
    (Ninth Street between L and M Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Mount Vernon Square
  • Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Square
  • Phone Number: (202) 589-0699

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