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Vidalia Restaurant

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1990 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3404 (20th St NW)
(202) 659-1990
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Cary, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oddly I gave 4 of 5 and strongly recommend, but still have some harsh critiques, why? Overall I would recommend to a friend based on good food and ambiance. However why a 4, due to service (excellent at the beginning of the evening but really tapered off to terrible by the end where we got the lowest level person attending... More 

Thank qmiller1
Sandy Springs, Georgia
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a business dinner at Vidalia on a recent trip to DC. We had great evening filled with delicious food and excellent service. Great drinks from the bar, too. I had the shrimp and grits... best I've had in a long time. Great lemon chess pie as well. I grew up near Vidalia, GA (home of the famous onion), so... More 

Thank JulesinAtl
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Our experience with Vidalia was hit and miss from the service to the dishes we ordered. When everything worked they got it right, but for the price point and reputation they have they had far too many misses. The foie gras starter was delicious, as was their signature shrimp and grits. However, the quail was not; when the plate was... More 

Thank nmeas1
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Foodie friend from Miami recommended Vidalia and he was spot-on. Ambience, food and service were first class. Menu items were unique. Fois gras, crab soup, quail were superb. Pecan pie was among best I've enjoyed. Forget about the negative reviews on this site if you are looking for a really nice dining experience.

Thank ElJeffeMiami
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Vidalia provides an outstanding dining experience near DuPont Circle on M Street NW in Washington DC. The dining room is relatively small, yet still allows for a private, intimate dining experience. Service is professional, prompt, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly without the aloofness or condescension too often characteristic of other high end restaurants. The menu offers a wide selection, leaning toward... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Single owner for more than 20 years. A great place for a weekend night. Virtually empty, as Vidalia's prime market is the weeknight/business crowd - and recently a bustling Happy Hour! The food was superb. The service gracious, professional and knowledgeable. A lovely evening.

Thank John S
Medina, Ohio
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Food was fantastic. Service was fast and friendly. The place was nearly empty which is a shock for this place. Great ambiance and delectable food. Desserts, pecan pie, is very tasty and of good size. You won't leave hungry or disappointed.

Thank Dragracer1977
Cape Coral, Florida
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Vidalia was superb! We opted to do the 6 course sampler. In order to do this, the whole table party has to agree (not on dishes, each person can set their own menu) but for timing purposes. The start is flatbread with pimento cheese dip, a selection of breads and spreads, then your first selection of appetizer followed by... More 

Thank Marty W
Rochester, Minnesota
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242 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Six of us were looking for a good restaurant in the neighborhood and Vidalia was recommended. We did not have a reservation (they may not take them) but they were able to seat us in a couple of minutes. The food was excellent for all. The desserts were also very good. It is below ground level just take the stairs... More 

Thank RonJmn
Baltimore, Maryland
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Although the menu has not changed significantly since it opened more than 20 years ago, the food remains delicious. This is a pricey place.

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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
$40 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1990 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3404
    (20th St NW)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 659-1990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?