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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
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Blue Duck Tavern is, by far, my favorite restaurant in DC. Don't let the location (inside a Hyatt Hotel) fool you. The restaurant itself if modern and inviting. The service is impeccable. The food speaks for itself -- a foodie's dream -- farm to table -- simply spectacular. The menu changes from time to time and seasonally but my... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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273 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok its in a hotel- but its arranged differently than most- in sections with glassed in booths breaking up the room and lots of drop in ability to the bar part given that the main restaurant is going to be booked up for most weekends. The food and service were superb-- I loved my steak tartar- flavorful and just the... More 

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1 Thank couplessPS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Often hotel restaurants are adequate, but Blue Duck Tavern is exceptional. At one time it was an affront to be seated by the kitchen, but those are the choice seats for this dining experience. The beautiful choreography of the cooking staff is entertaining and its precision results in a most tasty artistry. The dishes are a visual delight and a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

...and the food, absolutely delicious! A lovely 1st-time experience at Blue Duck Tavern, our breakfast destination for the day. We were greeted by sharply dressed yet warm and welcoming staff. We sat close to the full-length window looking out at the mini waterfall / outdoor seating area, very pleasant. The staff comes immediately and flows collaboratively throughout the meal.The food,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying in the hotel here (Park Hyatt) and decided to try the Blue Duck Tavern for lunch. I ordered a salad for $11. They give you the option of adding on meat (chicken, steak and a few other options - shrimp? I can't remember) for an additional $13. I added the steak. When the salad arrived, it was... More 

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Thank 201ericar
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly rate this restaurant for its menu, service and atmopsphere. Have been several times and its always excellent and never disappoints. A great restaurant for lunch or dinner, business or personal!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We Had a chance to try a number of items as they brought things out buffet style for our group. The fried oysters and scallops weren't favorites. It's a different menu so you will need to study the combinations to determine the right choice. The Chef does a tasteful job combining flavors for unique dishes. Noise was high at night.

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Thank 1202mnr
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most arrogant place I have been in DC. Very young staff who think they are something. Food is mediocre at best and the service is equally arrogant to the front house staff. I came here for a birthday breakfast. It was awful. I've been here before for dinner. Slightly better, but not worth it.

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Thank Tokkat
Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After an afternoon movie on a hot, summer Sunday we wandered into BDT for dinner in the lounge. Wearing shorts and a polo we were still welcomed. My friend is a pescatarian so we only shared a starter of Fried Green Tomatoes. He had a corn & clam chowder and Swordfish and Inhad their wonderful pork chop with collard greens.... More 

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Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had brunch here a few days in a row. The menu and service is outstanding! I would not order coffees that require steamed milk, almond milk, etc. Three days in a row, they oversteamed the milk, therefore burning the natural sugars.

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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
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, 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: 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?