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Blue Duck Tavern

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24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24 & M Streets NW)
+1 202-419-6755
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Today
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Vallauris, France
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant with the real WOW factor! By chance, we decided to have lunch in this great restaurant in Park Hyatt. Worth a chance as my husband and I had one of the most appetizing/flavorful meals, delicious chocolate croissant pudding and the friendly and very obliging service by Robert. The main dish of Royal Pharoah Quail was really out of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We finally got to the Blue Duck Tavern for dinner. I have to say, after all the hype, that it was not the absolute best dinner I've had. The restaurant itself is well appointed, although, I didn't think the chairs were all that comfortable, and it had a nice vibe but dinner was good not fabulous. The biggest surprise were... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WOW! That pretty much says it all. Our waiter was wonderful - he made recommendations and each and every one was a hit. The wine pairings were spot on, too!

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Farmington, Connecticut
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know the Blue Duck is hard to get into some nights. But we walked in on a Wednesday afternoon and were greeted with smiles and a cozy table. My fiancé eyed the freshly baked apple pies as we were seated. I had a wonderful poached pear salad. It was nothing short of spectacular. Tender, ruby pears nestled in a... More 

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Thank Brooksie85
Winter Park, Florida
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This has been our favorite restaurant in the DC area for some years. We love the 'farm to table' emphasis and the easy, urban vibe of the place. We recently visited for dinner with friends the evening before Thanksgiving and got our favorite table in close proximity to the open kitchen. The menu has changed a bit since we last... More 

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Rockville, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my second time to the restaurant the first since it earned a Michelin star. The food is off the hook. Halibut, duck and seafood stew. A plus. Loved our table set up, too. The service is...well...HORRIBLE! It took the bartender forever to take my pre-dinner drink order and she had an attitude when she did. Nonchalant, uncaring. Never... More 

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Caracas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The brunch burger was flawless. Full of flavor, texture and magic (in just having trouble describing how good this is). The croissant chocolate bread pudding was exquisite, and the Apple pie superb! And the best of all was the server, Gladis, that did such a great job that I will definitely come back

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Thank MemoKalen
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the fourth time family have enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the Blue Duck Tavern. Food and service are awesome. We will go back again next year for sure.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There isn't much to be said about the Blue Duck Tavern that hasn't been said before. So, I'll mention a few trifle comments. The biggest is that my wife gets supremely annoyed when I order the same two items whenever we go to the Blue Duck. I normally order the Bone Marrow appetizer and the Apple Pie for ("two") dessert.... More 

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is difficult to hold a conversation if you are close to the open kitchen because the sous chef yells each order. You know it is modern, cool....REALLY $300 tab for three persons excluding drinks and dessert. And the food is average. How can it be so highly rated??

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 202-419-6755
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
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