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“Delicious food and nice atmosphere!”
Review of Martin's Tavern

Martin's Tavern
Ranked #48 of 3,229 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $24
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Description: At Martin's Tavern, every sitting president from Truman to G.W. Bush has dined. Ask your server to point out the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie.
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious food and nice atmosphere!”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Very delighted to be there! Very nice food, atmosphere, vintage design! Nice walk from all the shops in Georgetown.

  • Visited September 2012
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very European feel, good food”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We couldn't skip the restaurant where JFK proposed to his beloved Jackie. The place was packed with locals and not just tourists coming for the history of the tavern. We had the shepherd's pie and the fish and chips. The shepherd's pie was really good, seasoning was perfect and the portion was more than enough. The fish and chips was also very well-done, with a light, crisp batter on the fish.

Visited October 2012
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great pub, not so great restaurant”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Fantastic setting with great atmosphere. Nice beer and decent wine list. Service is a little rushed. We were asked 3x within 5 minutes of sitting down if we were ready to order. Seared tuna starter was very nice and well prepared. New york strip was bland and quite tough even though the medium rare cooking was well executed. Does not seem like high quality beef. Probably better off going with a classic pub dish than a steak.

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Brussels
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Enjoy local food in DC”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you like a wonderful local, traditional atmosphere with famous names on the wall, go to this American pub. Enjoy simple food and a young, pleasant crowd. You better make a reservation before going.

  • Visited September 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good eats, cozy pub atmosphere”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I love Martin's food, decor and ambience. The food is fresh and so are the drinks. You can eat lunch and dinner there anytime and the Sunday brunch is great, too. It is a convenient location on Wisconsin and N streets in Georgetown.

Visited September 2012
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