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“Lives up to Zagats Review... Wonderful all around”
Review of Blue Duck Tavern

Blue Duck Tavern
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Ranked #11 of 3,237 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lives up to Zagats Review... Wonderful all around”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Loved steak and crab cake... Unique, great favors . Rated 26 zagats... That or better. We were staying there and got a reservation but very booked. Wonderful pumpkin crepe brûlée .

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Wh0dges
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BlueDuckTavern, Public Relations Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Wh0dges

Thank you for sharing such nice comments about your recent dining experience with us. I too am a big fan of our pumpkin creme brulee. It is a great that you were able to enjoy both the hotel and restaurant while in D.C. We hope to see you again.

Best,
Renee Eisman
Director of Public Relations
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
322 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
“Knows how good it is”
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Arriving on time for an Open Table reservation, initially seated at what must have been a 'last to seat' table, and waiting while we were reseated was a huge initial disappoint. But once our hotel residency and Frequent hotel Traveller status was accepted the center room table or the patio was where the action was. In all cases the cuisine and the wine selection are simply outstanding and reflective of the restaurant trade rating as number one in DC. The marrow presentation was unlike anything we have experienced elsewhere and the pig was equally as good. The wine selection is broad and deep at reasonable pricing. What else can one say. Without the pretense of a multi-starred restaurant, the food quality preparation and presentation would be hard to beat. The service is personable, friendly and knowledgable. Parking is valet. One gets more than value for the not minimalist price, in today's world what else can one say!

Visited October 2013
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BlueDuckTavern, Public Relations Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear 22club58,

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your recent visit. Please accept our apologies again for any inconveniences you experienced upon arrival. It sounds like that was all forgotten once your delicious meal and wine arrived. I'll be sure to let our chef know how much you enjoyed the oven roasted bone marrow. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Best,
Renee Eisman
Director of Public Relations
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Rockville, Maryland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Meal - celebrated my birthday in style”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Three of us had dinner - each with a different meal choice. The food was outstanding and I loved the fact that you knew by the menu where the food was sourced from. The quail and chicken were wonderful, the leek salad fabulous. The desserts were wonderful - especially the creme brule.
Service was great - all great!

  • Visited September 2013
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BlueDuckTavern, Public Relations Manager at Blue Duck Tavern, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Gail B B B,

Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Blue Duck Tavern. It sounds like you all had a wonderful meal and enjoyed it in great company. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Best,
Renee Eisman
Director of Public Relations
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“have eaten here multiple times; never been disappointed”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Pricey, but the food really is outstanding. Everything is perfectly prepared, beautifully plated, and attentively served. I've been here for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, and I've never been disappointed. This last visit was a business lunch. I had made a reservation for 3, and as it turned out, we had several colleagues join us (we had a meeting across the street at the Fairmont) and needed a table for 8. They accommodated us very graciously, and didn't blink when we asked for 8 separate checks. I had the scallop special and the vegetable special of the day, and their homemade lemonade. Perfection. A great place for special occasions or to impress colleagues.

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A must go to in dc”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We did a staycation in dc and stayed at the park hyatt. Tried to have dinner but no availability. So we had breakfast . My wife had the short rib hash and I had the frittata . Excellent service , excellent food and unique atmosphere. It was fun watching the very tall expediter work getting all the dishes out efficiently. You have to eat here if you are in dc.

  • Visited September 2013
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