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“Quaint Georgetown”
Review of Martin's Tavern

Martin's Tavern
Ranked #89 of 3,482 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $24
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Had a delicious dinner and reasonably priced on the patio. Dress in the restaurant was formal probably due to university graduation celebrations but people on the patio was casual. Service was excellent.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

The tavern was cozy and the food was good. It is located in gorgeous historical Georgetown, and it's worth the visit just to see where JFK proposed to Jacqueline.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in, casually dressed, after helping our daughter move. Restaurant was a little pretentious, service barely adequate, but food was delicious. Guess I just prefer a little warmth...

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Ate there on a recent trip in April. The place was dripping with History and the food mouthwatering delicious! Everything from the appetizers to the desert was very tasty. Had read about it in the Lonely Planet travel guide and it did not disappoint. Many famous politicians and presidents had eaten there - Truman, Nixon, an the JFK and Jackie proposal booth. A MUST TRY for anyone interested in good food in a truly unique setting.

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Thank Robert E
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We wanted to eat here because of the history, but we were pleasantly surprised with the good food as well. Being from Boston, we were attracted to seeing the "JFK proposal booth" and reserved the booth in advance. This was a great treat for us. The restaurant is small and charming. Lots of old wood work, neat decor, lighting, and lots of windows overlooking the charming street scenes of Georgetown. Food was good and portions generous. We didn't find our waiter very pleasant - he didn't smile at all and was just very business like, but he was efficient. On the otherhand, the bar staff was a little too jolly, understandable for a neighborhood bar, but perhaps could have been a bit quieter for neighboring dinners. Still, overa all worth the visit!

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