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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
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5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Middleburg
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Vidalia for the 1st time last night. What a great experience! Our waiter Will was very attentive, explained the menu changes and was always quick to refill our beverages. I really don't like pimento cheese comma but they serve complementary pimento cheese with flatbread. This is no ordinary pimento cheese, it is Smoky and delicious! They also... More 

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Thank Angela G
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The waiter was rude and the food was not served at the correct temperatures. The gazpacho was warm and the pork chop was almost raw in the center.

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Thank Latrice M
SallieBuben, Owner at Vidalia Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very surprised to hear about your experience. We do make mistakes but not usually so many. We would like to get some more detail and win you back as a customer. I would appreciate it if you would email my General Manager James Cecora at jcecora@vidaliadc.com and give him your contact information. We learn from our mistakes! Regards,... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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 

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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 

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Thank JulesinAtl
Massachusetts
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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Thank nmeas1
Miami
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31 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.

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Thank ElJeffeMiami
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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.

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Thank John S
Medina, Ohio
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank Dragracer1977
Cape Coral, Florida
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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