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Blue Duck Tavern

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24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24 & M Streets NW)
12024196755
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 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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Keswick, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been here quite a few times and it is always excellent. There is a wide range of entrees to choose from. Lobster salad had perfectly cooked lobster, which is hard to find outside the northeast. Summer tomato salads were superb. There is seating next to the kitchen which can be a bit noisy.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had brunch at Blue Duck Tavern during a long weekend in DC. We stayed in Dupont, but I read rave reviews about Blue Duck so I made reservations in advance before our trip. Having been, I don’t think that was necessary as there were plenty of tables for breakfast on a Friday morning! The restaurant is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant experience was a disappointment from the moment we walked in. The service: The hostess ignored us for more than five minutes ( no hello or I'll be with you ) even though no other customers were present! The waiter swerved from gracious to irritable , water glasses were left unfilled for lengthy periods of time and later ,... More 

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Merton, Wisconsin
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Met some friends for a late dinner here. Nice atmosphere and good food. I wouldn't describe as excellent food, particularly for the prices. Service was sometimes lacking and the 3 orders of funky French fries were all delivered late. The apple pie was excellent.

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Federal way
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not your typical Tavern. I imagined a slightly fusty place.... Not at all. The Blue Duck Tavern is modern and classy. We ate outside. The temperature was a warm and pleasant 94. We sat near the waterfall and enjoyed watching the birds drinking water. We decided on the whole duck and enjoyed a visit from the chef to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very chic, fine dining restaurant in the West End. Elegant atmosphere and "ambitious" haute cuisine offerings. A bit crowded for the price for my taste but always busy.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I booked a table for our wedding anniversary having heard fantastic things about the Blue Duck...it did not disappoint! The little touches were much appreciated...happy anniversary menus, complimentary champagne and a table with a perfect view of the kitchen made our evening extra special! The food was wonderful! The pork chop and ribeye were both sublime and... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been to this restaurant multiple times, but this was a total disappointment. The waiter was rushed, the food was greasy, and we had to repeatedly ask for condiments, drink refills, etc. Perhaps they need more staff?

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Thank Thomas T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue Duck Tavern is a great restaurant offering exquisite taste and atmosphere. Our waiter for that evening was Shankar and the waitress that assisted him was Adrienne. Excellent people and excellent dining service. I would highly recommend you request them for the evening or whenever you do go. The food was very flavorful and with rich taste. I will be... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Blue Duck Tavern is one of the most reliable restaurants in Washington. On our last visit there were a few shortcomings. My strip steak ordered medium rare was at best medium, too dry. My sweetheart's duck was also overdone. The bone marrow appetizer was delicious. There has been a turnover of the chefs and some of the best dishes... 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 - $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
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: 12024196755
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?