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Elephant & Castle

1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Lbby 2, Washington DC, DC 20004-2401
+1 202-347-7707
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (92 reviews)
“poutine” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Lbby 2, Washington DC, DC 20004-2401
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having just come from the DC Shorts Film Festival at the 5th Cinema, the Elephant & Castle was a great venue from drinks and a light lunch. Try the lamb tacos and your favorite pint. Great wait staff in a fun environment.

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stopped in to have a Mimosa before going to see an exhibit at the Renwick museum. We decided to pay for the bottomless Mimosa's instead of by the glass. It was $15 per person and we were definitely able to get...More

Thank Anita W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for something cool to drink and a an app at happy hour. They were very busy but we got seated right away and our waitress was very nice and accommodating. We felt refreshed after our visit.

Thank Deana M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family visited for Sunday brunch we were the only people there the food was amazing but the service was slow I also asked for the check and had to wait until the waitress asked me if I wanted to check to actually...More

Thank thisismysnokay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Brits staying in DC we decided to go here for dinner on our final night. Previous reviews seemed to be quite good but I really don't understand why. The food was very poor, and the whole restaurant was smelly and dirty. The only reason...More

Thank katiemisc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel to DC periodically for work and have had business lunches at the Elephant and Castle in the past. Since my last visit, this restaurant has plummeted in quality and service. I had dinner here because I was staying nearby at the JW Marriott...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

A large group of us went there for some pub grub and beers. Place has decent food, good location to the National Mall. Service was good and they had a nice outdoor seating area. Would recommend.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Property is a largish pub style atmosphere. Had a nice quiet dinner on a Monday night. Service was fast and friendly. Place was almost empty at 7PM. Beef Vindaloo was surprisingly good and very spicy.

Thank davetrc
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This was my first time at this restaurant and I went here with a group of ladies from work. The atmosphere was great and our server was the best. She kept our drinks coming and answered questions we had about the menu. The burger I...More

Thank Markitaz
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We walked here from the American History museum. It was less then 5 minutes and provided a nice relaxing break between visiting museums. We just got the nacho's appetizer. It was a large portion---enough for the 2 of us. It did lack cheese & what...More

Thank Allegany
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Laura S
December 6, 2016|
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Response from 50statetraveler2013 | Reviewed this property |
It was a very short walk. Same side of street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Lbby 2, Washington DC, DC 20004-2401
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-7707
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