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About Blue Duck Tavern

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.

*Please note that for diners bringing in wine, a $35 corkage fee (per 750 ml bottle of wine), with a limit of two bottles, will be charged.

1201 24th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch (Monday - Friday): 11:30am - 2:30pm; Weekend Brunch (Saturday & Sunday): 11:00am - 2:30pm Dinner (Sunday - Thursday): 5:30pm - 10:30pm; (Friday - Saturday): 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross street:
24 & M Streets NW

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$31 to $50

Payment options:
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 419-6755

Website:
http://www.blueducktavern.com/

Catering:
Host your next gathering in our private Chef's Table, seating up to 18 guests, or our semi-private table, seating up to 12 guests. Allow our chefs to prepare a family-style menu, using the freshest ingredients of the day. The Chef's Table is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For reservations, please contact Marvina Tribbey-Williams at marvina.tribbey-williams@hyatt.com or +1 202 419 6620.

Parking Details:
Blue Duck Tavern offers valet parking at $12.

Public Transport:
Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines
Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line

Executive Chef:
Brad Deboy Chef de Cuisine

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
On Thursday, November 24, Blue Duck Tavern will offer a special Thanksgiving Feast from 12 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a three-course holiday meal in Blue Duck Tavern’s inviting ambience. A bountiful selection of starters will be placed throughout the open-air kitchen for guests to help themselves to their first course. Starters will include seasonal salads, breads, seafood, meats, and cheese to be followed by a choice of plated entrées and side dishes showcasing regional produce. Seasonal desserts on display in the Pastry Pantry, will complete the Thanksgiving feast. The holiday menu is priced at $110 per person for adults and $55 for children six years of age and twelve years. Children under six years of age are complimentary.

Blue Duck Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (98)
Special Occasions (85)
Good for a Date (72)
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Creative Cuisine (66)
Local Ingredients (65)
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Romance (51)
Business Meals (50)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Worth the Drive (44)
Notable Wine List (40)
Outdoor Eating (37)
Lunch (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Brunch (35)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Seasonal (34)
Neighbourhood Gem (29)
Authentic (24)
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Fun (21)
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Healthy (17)
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People Watching (8)
High Tea (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Child Friendly (4)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Sat outside on a gorgeous October day. Our table was right next to the fountain which was a lovely backdrop. Had the BDT Benedict and it was a delicious twist on one of my favorites. Will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a really lovely meal here. Good food, reasonably priced and good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Blue Duck Tavern delivers quality and service every time. It's not where I go for something new or exciting, and I'd classify it as "expensive," but I know I can rely on it to give me a great meal in a nice setting. Love those duck fat fries.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The best food and service I've had in DC.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

how did this place get a michelin star? the tables next to us were dirty, it was a quiet breakfast but we had no service (for example, I ordered tea - got no milk, sugar or spoon; eventually got sugar, but no spoon throughout all of breakfast)

Food was tasty - not michelin tasty though by any means. Was a waste.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 October 2017

First-timer and I'm pleased to say it won't be the last time. The entire experience was delightful. I especially enjoyed the cranberry & walnut, seared scallops and the creamy grits AND the roasted brussel sprouts...actually everything I had was delicious. Next visit I will try the Roasted Duck!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Never disappoints!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 October 2017

The restaurant was totally disorganized and lacked staff so it was embarrassing in front of the clients.

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·Dined on 12 October 2017

World class from start to finish.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 12 October 2017

One of the better gastronomic experiences of my life in a non-pretentious environment. Our server was attentive and swift but not hovering. She was a ninja! Her recommendations where on point and she even brought out extra apps on the house because it was our first time dining with them. We had the bone marrow, duck breast, butchers cut, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, and hand cut fries. Every bite made you close your eyes and the butcher's cut went particularly well with the Arrowood cabernet sauvignon! I will most definitely be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Our Waiter was absolutely the best.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 10 October 2017

Our meal was incredible. We had two cocktails - All Inclusive and the Cinnamon Toast Punch - which were delicious and crafted with care. Appetizer was the pork belly, and the chilli in it just took it to a whole new level. Our entreés were the braised beef ribs and the roast duck, and both of the meats fell off the bone with a look, and melted in our mouths. Cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed the Brussel sprouts and the butternut squash.

However, the best part was the service. Because I am a bad person, I didn't catch our server's name and then I got awkward and didn't ask, but he was WONDERFUL. It was our anniversary and he went out of his way to make sure that we had an excellent time. He also gave us a cheese dish that we'd been eyeing, and even though we had no possible room for dessert, he arranged a champagne toast and a to-go bag of cookies for us. He was so knowledgeable about the menu, and was very friendly in welcoming us to DC. You can tell when a server is there because they need to pay rent and when a server is there because they genuinely care about the restaurant (and also need to pay rent). He was the latter, and it really was the icing on the cake we couldn't possibly have eaten because we were so full of other delicious things (though I'm positive it would have been an unbelievable cake).

THANK YOU!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Excellent service and attention. Also, staff to be commended as they did everything to accommodate all guests with the overactive air conditioning by blocking the vents and distributing wrap/shawl.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 9 October 2017

Nice place. Lovely food. Loved the atmosphere and the welcome service highly recommend you to go

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Food was really, really delicious. Stands out among many mediocre dining establishments in DC. Admittedly, the food is a little pricey - very much worth it. Would recommend for a nice date, special dinner with family, or fancy brunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Very interesting choice of flavors for deserts! Each bite was a new experience! We loved every single one!

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·Dined on 8 October 2017

It was a very relaxed experience for a Michelin restaurant! Very casual but with amazing service.

A little noisy, but nothing extreme, and the food was perfect!

The Sunday brunch was wonderful!

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·Dined on 8 October 2017

Wonderful. My wife and I had a great time that was well worth the evening and the ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

An amazing restaurant! We always go here for a special occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Duck breast was very very tough.
Vegetable portion was much too small.
Mushrooms, portion much too small & not enough
variation of mushrooms.
I have been eating there for the past 11 years & food was much better in the past years.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Excellent cocktails (no frufru drinks here) Great service and delicious food. We’ll be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Great food, superb service, friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Expected a great evening for our 33rd wedding anniversary but was very disappointed. Noted anniversary in our res but it was not mentioned as we were seated. Noise level was incredible- I've been in quieter cafeterias. Atmosphere was lacking as my sight line was the bright lights of the hotel awning next door. Waiter did bring complementary champagne- after we ordered and received our cocktails! Saving grace was quality of the food which was excellent. Overall experience was not what I expected in a $250 diner for two.

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Food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on 3 October 2017

Seated Quickly, Slow to get a drink order and menu. Excellent food and quick turn around from the kitchen once my order was taken.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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Food4
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on 1 October 2017

This was a mixed experience. Although the food was very good, the service was erratic. The first two courses came very quickly but we waited a long time for the entrée course. We ordered glasses of wine when we were seated but had to ask again for them during our second food course. However, only one glass of wine was received and I never received mine. I told the waiter that I would order a bottle of wine after the first course. He disappeared for a long time and I already had my entrée when he returned to ask about ordering wine. Too late! For a Michelin restaurant this was not one for me.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on 1 October 2017

Went for my mom's birthday. Great atmosphere and delicious food and drinks. Menus had happy birthday written on them. Fun meal, very good service.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on 1 October 2017

Absolutely phenomenal meal. Service was amazing and made our special occasion all the more special.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on 30 September 2017

The food, service and design of this restaurant are outstanding. I started with a simple salad and my husband got the corn chowder. Both were delicious. The chowder was very finely blended and had a hint of smokiness in it. The salad was designed to look like a blooming flower. We both had the duck and thought it was the best duck we have ever had. Both the breast and leg are served. The skin was expertly cooked so that it was crispy and the leg simply fell apart it was so moist and succulent. Service was outstanding. We did have an issue with a large party next to us hooting and yelling like they were in a sports bar and not a fine restaurant and the wait staff handled it with ease.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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Food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 September 2017

I’ve been here before for brunch and lunch but never dinner. A group of us came to celebrate a birthday for dinner. Unfortunately, we were not too impressed with the dinner options and taste wise, it was average at best. I had the cod which was too salty. The braised beef rib was tender but did not fall off the bone. The service and cocktails were great and we really liked the table we had. The glass around us gave it a more intimate feel without feeling closed off. I also had noted in my RSVP via opentable that it was for a birthday so the menus that were presented said happy birthday on it which was a really nice touch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on 29 September 2017

My husband and I were visiting D.C. from Chicago for the weekend and made reservations to this restaurant based on the good Yelp reviews we had read before arriving. The restaurant is gorgeous - it's is a transformed bank! The menu had a lot of good options. We started by sharing the chicken wings. They were very well seasoned and had a great sauce on them. We also ordered a cocktail each both were very well-made. Overall our experience was going well to this point this is with the evening turn down hill. We ordered the ribs and about 40 minutes later and waitress informed us that there had been a mixup in the kitchen and order was just being put in now. We had a show to get to in the next half an hour and we're not pleased with this. When the ribs came out they were good, not great. Lacked flavor and were slightly dry. It could've been because you're rushed but we were not impressed overall. Unfortunately, we will not be recommending this restaurant to our friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Food is excellent, disappointed that ventilation is not better. Left with our clothes smelling of food.

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·Dined on 28 September 2017

We had visited the blue duck tavern for our anniversary and were not disappointed. Our server Kristin went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable and memorable experience. The food was exceptional and the service was spectacular. Cannot wait to book our next dinner at the Blue Duck

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Overall we had a great experience at Blue Duck, but I really expect more from a Michelin Star restaurant. The bone marrow appetizer was okay, but the octopus was nothing to write home about. However, their namesake of duck was wonderful and the so were their desserts. Wine lovers will also appreciate their extensive wine section. The best part of the experience was with the topnotch service we received. However, at this price point we expected a little more creativity and flavor.

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 25 September 2017

Excellent taste, creative dishes, and outstanding service - very attentive and unassuming. Only snag is that the food is rather heavy, to the point that my stomach was slightly upset. If you have a similarly delicate stomach, you hence should explicitly ask for something light!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 25 September 2017

So sorry I took so long to get here! The unfortunate thing is we were seated next to a larger party that was extremely loud. Otherwise, this restaurant is as close to perfection as it gets!

Food was phenomenal, 2 in our party shared the house made duck, it was as they reported the best duck they ever had.

Shankar, our server, was right on. In addition to being there whenever we needed him, he must be psychic, he recognized right off that I am a die hard wino; he made offerings to satsisfy that!

Will definitely be back here on my next trip to DC!

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·Dined on 25 September 2017

Adrienne was an absolutely phenomenal hostess. I could not have had a better time at the restaurant - she was as knowledgeable as she was witty, and made my date absolutely incredible.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 24 September 2017

Brunch, beautiful food and ambiance..highly recommend the short rib hash

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Very disappointed with the food. For being a Michelin rated restaurant the food was pretty mediocre. Will not return for dinner again.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 24 September 2017

We go really often, it is one of our favorite Restaurants in DC. But yesterday was not good at all. First we waited 15 min for the man of the valet parking to come, the food was not that good as other times. The Grits were flavorless, the meat need more taste, not what we are used to and not even close to what Blue Duck usually offers. In addition, at the end, we wait another 20 min for the man of the valet parking to come. It is valet parking, what is the reason of paying $12 por valet if I will wait half an hour, unfair. Hope you get better, as how BD has always been.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Took friends from NY for brunch. We sat at a great table outside and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. Food was excellent, service quite good and it was easy to talk. Everyone enjoyed it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Organic, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront
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