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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
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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.

Thank KandM60
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days 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 

Thank Laura W
Easton, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days 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?

Thank Thomas T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank JKR17
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten at the Blue Duck Tavern many times, both for lunch and dinner. Although the restaurant is inside a business hotel, the décor is bright and cheery, the service immaculate and the food wonderful. This is not inexpensive, but certainly worth the fare and the service. It is located in Foggy Bottom, close to Georgetown and accessible to... More 

Thank Steve S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Blue Duck Tavern knows how to provide a great dining experience. While my must recent visit was with a group of four, I've also had an excellent experience recently with a group of 12 celebrating a special occasion. On my visit last month, our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and able to respond to the many detailed questions of my foodie... More 

Thank John W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the Blue Duck Tavern based on a friend's recommendation and seeing what TripAdvisor said. We were celebrating our anniversary so it was an important meal for us! The Hostess was very nice. We didn't have a reservation but she suggested we sit in the bar area since they had full meal service there. That was fine with... More 

Thank ShayBelle
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What can I say? The Blue Duck is always amazingly consistent. The food is delicious and inviting. On our most recent trip to DC we ate at the Blue Duck twice, once for brunch, the other for a late lunch early dinner. For our brunch visit I had the blueberry pancakes, I must say they were the best I've ever... More 

Thank Heather O
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in DC on my husband's birthday and he chose Blue Duck. We were not disappointed. The service was spectacular; wine steward was very knowledgeable; we were not rushed and everything was delicious. Try the lobster salad (we shared 1 order as a starter); swordfish and lump crab cakes. There is outdoor seating.

Thank Linda F

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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
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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