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Blue Duck Tavern

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24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24 & M Streets NW)
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Park City, Utah
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are no shortages of great restaurants in this city, and this is no exception. Very imaginative menu, with great preparation and execution. We really enjoyed our meal here and the staff were very knowledgeable about the food and menu. I would urge anyone in DC to try this place. You will need reservations. It is located in the Park... More 

Thank Courtney B
England, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading the mostly rave reviews on Tripadvisor we decided this would be a good place to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful by describing some of the dishes, the service was good, albeit there was a longish wait between our starter & main, but this is forgivable as the food is definitely prepared... More 

Thank MrandMrsICHBI
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the Blue Duck Tavern for brunch on a Sunday. We arrived a little bit after our reservation, but the hostesses were very nice and had our table ready. We ordered the following to share: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes - These were filled with jumbo lump crabmeat and came with a corn relish. It was very good. Belgian... More 

1 Thank Matt K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can imagine returning to this attractive restaurant for an evening meal, but my only experience to date has been a business lunch, and the service, menu and quiet atmosphere were absolutely ideal. Most of us ordered seafood -- plenty on offer and every dish was a hit. Our server was knowledgeable, observant, and efficient. We enjoyed a lively conversation... More 

Thank Michele B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I just finished dinner at Blue Duck Tavern and left with the biggest smiles on our face. First I must give credit where credit is due - our server Adrienne made our evening. She explained the menu in such a way as to name favorites and give recommendations without us feeling forced into a certain dish. I... More 

2 Thank Sarah B
Chicago, Illinois
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was very informative and available. The special whole crispy duck was outstanding and the sides were great. There were many wines over $100 a bottle and only a few in each varietal under but we found a good Pinot Noir. Overall a good experience worth trying or going back.

1 Thank Michael H
San Juan Capistrano, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely unique and very tasty. The crab cake was excellent, the service impeccable. Don't miss Blue Duck.

1 Thank gksctre
Bethesda, MD
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220 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us dined here and the food was quite variable. Several dishes were too experimental and were not particularly enjoyable. Notable as they were truing too hard to be experimental was the salmon entree and the chocolate eclair. The wine was quite pricey with the cheapest bottle about $50. Overall, would not rush to dine here again.

Thank endjed
Orange County, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great welcome we received when our group of eight arrived. When our server learned that it was our 50th wedding anniversary, he immediately went into action. Champagne for the table was so appreciated. Of course the dinner was excellent, the service was top-notch and the fancy dessert for our special day was again very appreciated. We felt very... More 

Thank travellingca
Little Silver, New Jersey
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful and nice restaurant in the Hyatt on 24th Street - Great service, food and a nice wine list

Thank Gary B

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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 - $50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
    (24 & M Streets NW)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 12024196755
Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.

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