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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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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be fooled by the relatively sterile modern decor. This place is an homage to food - complex, interesting, and delicious, but closely connected to its source. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Everything described to a T. And the food? Wow. A top 10 experience certainly. We had the chef's special duck for 3. Also the cauliflower salad,... More 

Thank Bob M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our dining experience was highlighted by our waiter who from the time he introduced himself was engaging and enthusiastic. His descriptions of the food were spot on. We made sure to order a variety of dishes and shared them around the table - all were excellent. The wine selection is complementary to the menu and has several interesting selections. Would... More 

Thank Nolads
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service is excellent. Truly attentive servers. The food is very good, though also very pricey. Brunch for 3 totaled over $70.00, so that's one expensive breakfast sandwich! But, for a special occasion, I would not hesitate to book the chef's tasting or other private dining area.

Thank CherylD536
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a parent's weekend get together and couldn't have been happier. The food was incredible from the bone mre arrow app to rabbit, chicken and scallops. Our server was timely, pleasant and a great server. The price unexpectly low, considering there were five of us. I loved the atmosphere and would dine there again for sure.

Thank Tamara N
Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Blue Duck Tavern is a beautiful restaurant with all sorts of meat dishes to make people happy. The interior is spacious and gorgeous, and the service is what you'd expect - impeccable. Our table was close to the kitchen, so it wasn't necessarily quiet, but it was very cool seeing how the kitchen operated. The kitchen is completely open as... More 

Thank Alexandra R
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

And well deserved. Beautiful setting. We dined in an area that had perhaps a 15' long walnut(?) bench with version of trestle style table and cherry chairs with Asian styled backs. Food was fantastic. Appetizer was red fish infused melon, duck entree all served with precision and pride. Intriguing to watch them preparing deserts as you first walk in. Dining... More 

Thank Scamper56
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Six members of our large family were fortunate to celebrate the results from today's ultrasound performed in Washington, DC. Highly recommend the Blue Duck Tavern for very special occasions. The reasonably-priced entries are appropriately sized. The side dishes are large enough for sharing among several diners. Scallops, creamy grits, sauteed mushrooms, sourdough bread, coffee, and apple pie are as good... More 

Thank PendletonTiger
Brooklyn, New York
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I went to DC for an anniversary weekend. Read several reviews of Blue Duck and decided to book for our dinner. Wow! what a great choice. The service was on point and our waiter was great. After we were seated, we would welcome with glasses of champagne for our anniversary. Always make a note of a celebration... More 

Thank RidleyNY
Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blue Duck Tavern is situated in a great location. Restaurant is clean. Ambiance is amazing. The quality of the food is good. But Prices are high for the quantity and quality received. Service was excellent

Thank Matthew D
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal here ! Duck breast was amazing ...my wife had the steak and it was cooked to perfection...sugar cookies were outstanding

Thank Pawleyz2002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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