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.
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
Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
On April 1, 2018, Blue Duck Tavern will offer our Farm-Fresh which consist of:
Cheese, Charcuterie, & Shellfish buffet along with, choice of appetizer, choice of entree and dessert buffet. Service hours are from 11:30 am-3:30 pm
$125 per person $55 for children 6-12;complimentary for children under 6.
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 1:45PM - 2:00PM
Bonito. Agradable. Atentos. Buen servicio. Excelente comida. Muy recomendable!
Great food. Blue Duck Tavern offers a consistently well prepared menu of regional flavors. However, there were some hiccups in the service. Some miscommunication as to when our table was ready, mixup with the water, and a somewhat hovering server. We were expecting a somewhat more tempered pace to the meal. Having been to BDT many times previously, we were also familiar with the menu but our server never bothered to ask whether we had been there before and then rambled on for quite a while about which dishes we should eat and how we should go about ordering food for the table. It’s true that when I go to a Michelin Star restaurant, I carry a separate level of expectations compared to other restaurants so perhaps I am being unfairly critical. But when I am paying for a place like BDT, I expect a certain level of service and attention to detail that was simply lacking.
Service and food were extremely good. They even had special menus for our anniversary
Not very romantic, the only tables that I would accept would be in the kitchen area.
Lunch was a very flavorable hamburger with savory condiments. Presentation on a plank was nice and ideal for this excellent burger.
Service was fabulous and food outstanding. Definitely recommend it
It was great!
Earns its 1 Michelin star with ease. The waiter Tibour was insightful regarding menu detail and he was spot on with level of attention and frequency.
Amazing service and amazing food!!!
Absolutely fantastic meal with a well educated staff to help navigate decisions on the menu.
Great food and our server was so thougtful. My friend had to leave early, so we asked him to give us what we ordered faster than normal. I guess he communicated well with the kitchen, so my friend was able to leave on time. I appreciate that!
Great food and great overall dining experience. Will definitely go back. If you go, you cannot miss the pork chop. Easily the best cooked chop I’ve ever had.
Celebrated our wedding anniversary and it was a great experience. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious, they went an extra mile and made the occasion feel very special. If you are celebrating or just grabbing dinner while out in DC, this is definitely a place to visit.
A great find very interesting decor prompt and attentive staff kitchen techniques very imaginative
Waitress was terrible but food was good.
We had an incredible dinner at Blue Duck Tavern. The food was all of excellent quality, and the service was so attentive without being overbearing. The scallops and the duck were the winners of the evening.
Very disappointing. I made the reservation many weeks in advance for my husband’s birthday. We arrived, had a drink in the bar and were told our table was ready. No one took us to a table, we wandered in looked around, we grabbed a waiter, he found the hostess and we were seated- strange and unwelcoming. We had a back table next to the servers computer- hardly a special spot. After our waiter failed to come back, my husband spoke to a server/ manager? who took care of us. We ordered. My husband was served his soft shell crab and my daughter and I had no food - we had ordered the foie gras to share. Grabbed the waiter— there had been a mix up in the kitchen. So 10 min after he was served, we got our dish. Why would you serve only one person at the table? We got our main courses which were fine. As we were close to the servers work area there was a toddler running around a yelling for a while on the back ramp area.
We had dessert and got the bill and it was incorrect- the champagne was left off -which my husband pointed out—so they recalculated.
It was one of the oddest, most poorly paced meals I’ve experienced. Our menu said “Happy Birthday” but there was no acknowledgement from the waiter. I see so many glowing reviews, but I felt as though we ate at a different restaurant. One three occasions we had to search out someone to fix a problem. On the level of service, ambiance, pacing it was in no way a Michelin Star experience. The food was nice, not exceptional, but everything around it was so poor it took away from the fun of a special night out.
Liked it a lot. All good.
Must try any menu item that includes their version of “French fries”.
The bone marrow was fantastic, as were the duck, fries, and short ribs. Great wine selection. Excellent service.
Been here a few times and has always been good. This was our anniversary and they printed a special menu for us wishing us the best at the top of the menu. Service was great as my wife has a few food allergies and they never complained. They handled it all willingly. Food was also fantastic.
Blue Duck is an affordable Michelin star rated Restaurant. The food is phenomenal, drinks are hand crafted, service is second-to-none, and don’t get me started on their hand cut fries!! Drool!!! I recommend 100 times over!
his is my second visit. Went for Breakfast. ordered eggs with chicken sausage (OK), pecan sticky buns (amazing), pancakes (amazing), lemon french toast (way too sweet, and I am known for my sweet tooth). Matcha latte (Perfect). Iced-coffee that came as ice in a glass with a can of coffee.
Waitress got us the check then she forgot about us, I had to walk to the front to pay the check. I like the place, but for me it's not a sure thing, it's a hit & miss.
Gladis made the evening amazing. We loved the Foie Gras
Always a pleasure to come to the Blue Duck whenever I'm in DC
1) The food is great, 2) the price is reasonable. We had brunch there. These were we ordered Bone marrow, burger, short rib hash, and mushroom. It is a lot for two people, but we want to try multiple items. The bone marrow is very rich, paired with tomato vinegar and sugar, with toasted sourdough. We happened to be very hungry so we swiped all. We have been to world wide, it is the first place serves the bone marrow. The burger meat is very tasty, not like most burger. The waitress told us the burger meat was a mix of three kinds of meat. The burger is huge, only sitting on the half bread, not a full bun. The short rib hash has lots of short rib, kind of teriyaki taste with small amount of potato. The mushroom side is all full of favor. Overall, the food is in good quality. We will go back. The only problem is the noise, due to the decoration of the dining hall, the noise is very loud.
Count the hostess, waiter, and server; this is always a best experience locale. One of my top 10 indulgent foodie venues in 30 countries!
We went for brunch (anniversary), and this was our first time at Blue Duck Tavern. It was a wonderful experience! They had special "Happy Anniversary" menus (which was a nice touch), and brought us each a glass of Champagne on the house (another nice touch!). The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and the drinks were also tasty! They followed up the meal with a surprise dessert with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate. All the special touches helped to make our anniversary celebration special!
Service was fantastic but the food was horrible. The meat was so fatty (pool of grease at the bottom of the plate), almost got sick after the meal. Waffles were ok, but not worth the price. Good coffee. Overall, will not return and would not recommend
Delicious food. Waiter was friendly and appropriate to kids. Wonderful experience.
The food was delicious and our server was outstanding
Simply wonderful. Service is attentive but not intrusive.
Robust fare, slightly pricey and medium quality (slight fall in quality this year) but overall convenient location for downtown business meals and has good breakfast and drinks menu too with a generally vibrant scene. Service good but, as a frequent user, can fluctuate slightly.
Food, drinks, and service were excellent. An exceptional dining experience for our wedding anniversary.
Great food and fantastic service!
The blue duck has a lovely atmosphere. All the dishes we got were amazing. My fiancé’s scallops were delicious and I have never had fried soft shell crab before-amazing! We also ordered the bone marrow which was delicious but be aware-there isn’t that much actual marrow. Just so you are aware. It’s fantastic but don’t order it and think you are getting a lot.
The wood oven fish was fantastic as was the goat cheese grits, cornbread, Summer squash and the cherry dessert with homemade ice cream.
We were celebrating a colleague’s retirement and had a wonderful evening. The restaurant accommodated a relatively large group (11 people) very nicely in a semi-private space. The service and food were excellent and the cost was less pricy than other fine restaurants in DC.
Reliably delicious. I love the changing menu but never take away the fabulous fries!