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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.
Washington, DC 20037
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
24 & M Streets NW
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 email@example.com or +1 202 419 6620.
Blue Duck Tavern offers valet parking at $12.
Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines
Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
Brad Deboy Chef de Cuisine
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
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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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