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) #605 of 2,596 Restaurants in Washington DC $$ - $$$ American, ,
2007 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-7562
+1 202-797-7171
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2007 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-7562
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in DC and has been since 2006 when I first came here. This time I ordered the hanger steak, cooked perfectly to medium rare and surrounded with roasted vegetables and an unbelievably perfect almost risotto like rice complement. My wife...More

Thank Superfluoist
Reviewed December 6, 2016

I would suggest getting there a little early, maybe around 10 or so. That way you can watch the crowd form instead of walking into a jam packed party. The heated rooftop was great! Definitely worth a visit if you are in town and want...More

Thank neffertina
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Dropped in to meet a colleague for drinks and apps after work. We had the fried oysters and shrimp and grits small plates. I thought both were delicious. Interesting cocktail menu which we enjoyed. Nice decor. Will definitely return on my next trip to DC

Reviewed October 21, 2016

We visited as a result of a recommendation and the promise of a roof top restaurant/bar. The web site said the venue was inspired by Marvin Gaye so were expecting some great tunes. The reality is great staff, very scruffy roof garden that looks like...More

Thank DiscoDave911
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Wonderful, hip place to eat and drink...food is expertly prepared and the prices are reasonable. Decor is rustic and they have a rooftop bar that feels very urban and cozy. Wait staff was terrific and we loved all the music piped in - most of...More

Thank SuzanneCloud
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We ate here as we were meeting friends at the bar. The food was ok, not amazing, probably more due to my tastes than the actual food. It was fairly expensive for what it was. Not bad but not fantastic. Service good. The bar was...More

Thank bj18
Reviewed September 26, 2016

To say I was disappointed with Marvin is an understatement. Full disclosure, I travel to DC a few times a year and on most of my tripsI choose Marvin for Sunday brunch. The 1st noticeable difference since my last visit in November 2015 was the...More

Thank YalandaM
Reviewed August 24, 2016

I thought this was a perfect place to dine in the middle of the week for dinner. It was a little music playing in the background, dim romantic lighting, food was delicious and a nice ambiance in general. It wasn't crowded in the dining area,...More

Thank RVP_Coordinator
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went for dinner on a Saturday and then went back for music on Monday night. Saturday dinner was amazing. We each enjoyed a craft cocktail but they also looked to have a good beer & wine list. We had fried oysters, a steak, and...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Our first time at Marvin, we got there on a Friday around 9:30! Despite popular belief, we walked right in! But when we left about 2 hours later, the line was wrapped around the block! We split the Chicken and Waffles (they split the entree...More

Thank kpax5
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
5:30 pm - 3:00 am
5:30 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2007 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-7562
  • Public Transportation: Walking distance from the U Street/Cardozo metro on the green line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-797-7171
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