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“Thanksgiving Brunch”
Review of Blue Duck Tavern

Blue Duck Tavern
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Ranked #11 of 3,257 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 24 & M Streets NW
Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
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.
Duluth, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Thanksgiving Brunch”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

The food and service was incredible. Worth every penny of the premium price. The brunch was all-you-can-eat apps and desserts but ordered entree and side. I expected meager entree portions but my ribeye and my wife's turkey were abundantly sized and perfectly cooked.

Visited November 2012
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Bethesda, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“breathtaking brunch for holiday or weekend pleasure”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

BDT offers a stylish, yet hearty brunch on weekends and holidays that has become a Christmas or Thanksgiving favorite. Hot apps bar adjacent to an open kitchen, big spreads of chilled steamed shrimp, oysters, and smoked salmon, along with an array of pastries. Entrees and sides prepared to order. Finish with a luxurious dessert buffet.

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BlueDuckTavern, Public Relations Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear David P,

Thank you for sharing such lovely comments about our holiday brunch. We are pleased to read how much you enjoy dining with us over the holidays. Cheers to a wonderful new year!

Best,
Renee Sharrow
Director of Public Relations
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toronto
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“You have to go for the Duck”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

This was a little pricier than I was looking for but if you just go for a cocktail and a couple of small plates its a great way to get your evening started. Don't miss out on the duck dish!

Visited November 2012
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Burlington
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Great restaurant, food was excellent as was the service. Great atmosphere, really interesting to walk through the kitchen when seated. Views of both kitchen and street hard to match.

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Thank Macass
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BlueDuckTavern, Public Relations Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear Macass,

Thank you for your recent review! It is nice to read how much you enjoyed your visit with us, from the food to the service to the ambiance. It is like being a concert, watching our chefs perform in the kitchen! Please come dine with us again soon.

Best,
Renee Sharrow
Director of Public Relations
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Bernville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great pie but my god did the service take long.”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Stopped in for dessert and drinks and everything was fine, the service was wonderful, until we were ready to leave, we sat for a good twenty minutes of more waiting for our check. The apple pie was fantastic.

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