Morrison-Clark Restaurant

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554 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Experience the storied legacy of a 19th Century Victorian mansion, now a full service hotel, proud to be on the National Register of Historic Places. The Morrison Clark Restaurant is consistently rated among Washington's finest. The Main Dining Room is highlighted by gilded mirrors, Italian marble fireplaces and crystal chandeliers. The tantalizing cuisine is innovative and fresh, its style is regional American.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a perfect place to have a quality meal in quiet environment.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Food was tasty and delicious.

JD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner was fabulous. So many different flavors and great presentation. Service was wonderful.

LB
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I made a reservation for dinner at the last minute when my boss let me know he'd be available for a meal and was looking for somewhere walkable from our hotel, and Morrison-Clark worked out very well. It is more upscale than I was expecting so we were a little under-dressed, but it wasn't an issue. The food (we both ordered the salmon entree) was EXCELLENT, and the prices were very reasonable by District standards. I would definitely return, and I know that my boss really enjoyed it and plans to return, as well.

SQ
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a surprisingly wonderful 2.5 hour brunch at the Morrison Clark Inn restaurant. It was elegant, quiet and delicious too with wonderful service. I highly recommend taking the time if you want a peaceful place to dine.

s
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The menu needed editing. The description of the items did not match definitions. However our server was able to clarify what was actually available. It was empty for a Friday night but food was superb!

M
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We went out for dinner based on a recommendation from a friend. It was very quiet. We were the only ones there for a while and then a group of 6 came in.

The food was mixed, with the crab cake entre being a little iffy. The salad and baked brie were good and the service was excellent.

The prices were very reasonable for a nice sit-down restaurant in DC.

d
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Morrison-Clark is a gem. Crab cake sandwich has no filler...just crab! What a treat. Great place to have a quiet lunch. Valet parking was at no charge since we were eating at the restaurant. Service is wonderful and unobtrusive. I have only good things to say about Morrison-Clark.

CB
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant! The Restaurant Week menu is delicious (I had coconut shrimp and the burger-both were yummy). Service as always was impeccable
The rose cava was delicious
Can’t wait for next time

F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for restaurant week. The selection was good. I had coconut shrimp as an appetizer and a Morrison Clark burger, topped off by chocolate truffle cake with raspberry sorbet. The food was delicious! My companion had. Caesar salad and the salmon. The food presented well and was scrumptious! The service was solicitous. I would definitely go back to try the rest of the menu.

JG
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Excellent venue.
Okay service, not great.
Usually better. I enjoy going there for breakfast meetings.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing hidden gem. Will return.

r
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service was top notch!

NR
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance!!

m
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of Washington's most lovely gems of a restaurant. Beautiful and delectable in an elegant private setting with history and modern elegance. Perfect for a small gathering, special occasion or before the theater.

C
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

NYE dinner was very nice. The food was delicious. We had crab dip as an appetizer. Yummy. I had the shrimp and grits and my daughter had pork tenderloins. Both very tasty. The drinks were expensive $12 each and our choices for dessert were not available. That’s 2 desserts out of about 5. Disappointing. Service was very good - they seem to use the team approach to serving. Will go again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

I thought the vegan option tasted like someone dumped a can of beans in a bowl. The caprese salad was great. My husband's meat dish was mediocre. There was very quiet music playing, almost inaudible and it was New Year's Eve and the atmosphere really lacking. There were no specials on the menu.

l
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Oh dear. We had high hopes. We had Christmas Day dinner with a prix fixe menu. The waitstaff person did not arrive at our table for quite a while, but once there, service was timely and smooth. I would guess that there were not enough waitstaff on duty. Appetizers and rolls were fine. We both had the fish entree crusted with nuts (hazelnuts?), and it was overcooked. The nuts were quite browned and the whole item was tasteless. The white fish itself was so overcooked that it went to fish mush in our mouths. Having done that myself years ago, I know what I'm talking about. I would guess that it was pre-cooked and cut into portions to be heated again as needed. The dessert was a slice of a torte with a little scoop of ice cream beside and was quite nice. Cocktails were great and wine list was fine.

GS
Washington DC
145 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This was an exquisite holiday dining experience by Morrison Clark. I have dined there many times before and took advantage of dining there Christmas day with my two adult children. Everything was perfect and the staff at the restaurant made it special. Hopefully this dining experience will happen again next Christmas day.

KS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Christmas dinner with family.

PD
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food in a quiet elegant setting. Will surely return.

CB
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is elegant and warm an quiet - just right if you want to have a conversation. While I di not like the clam chowder (watery, tasted like a mix) the rest of the meal was great and my lunch mates were all satisfied with their choices. I give this restaurant a 5 - because the overall experience was so great. I've already booked a table at this restaurant twice!

c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful setting, staff, and meal! Great spot for holiday brunch for the women of our book club. So appreciated the ability to conserve along a large table.

DD
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Very nice room. Innovative food which was quite good. Unfortunately a table of 8 extremely loud, crude, and rude diners ruined dinner for everybody in the room. Staff did nothing to address this.

LH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

If it wasn't for the extremely loud party of 9 inebriated adults in the dining room, the dinner would have been perfect. The salad I ordered was fantastic with an A1 presentation. Their gelato was out of this world too. Would definitely go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great. Everyone thoughtful and helpful.

F
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Morrison-Clark restaurant is a quiet gem! This is my go to place for dates, meetings, family gatherings, and more. The best kept secret in DC.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Eating breakfast before I went to my training

AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, beautifully presented. The “adult beverages “. we’re great. Attentive staff . The dining room was well designed and invited quiet conversation. Reasonable prices. Worth the trip!

n
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had thanksgiving with friends with good food and company. Service was friendly and courteous. Since it’s winter, coats and jackets should be offered to be coat checked before being seated. Overall, presentation of the food was nice and service was very attentive.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is DC's best kept secret. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and the food is nothing short of haute cuisine.

n
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

A nice get-together

K
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Morrison-Clark Restaurant is a fabulous elegant and reasonably priced gem of high quality food and service. I dine here often, and I am never disappointed. Every time I bring a colleague who has not been there before, the colleague is always so impressed and thanks me for introducing the restaurant.

T
Toronto
267 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Loved the lamb chops food was excellent

MK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Hard to find the entrance to the hotel. Service was ok but we were forgotten for a long stretch of time and then told the dessert we wanted would take a long time to prepare

DA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was a birthday dinner and we were very pleased. The atmosphere is luxerious but relaxed. The food was very very good. And we had a great conversation with our waiter and the gentleman at the next table. This is the perfect place for a special occasion or for catching up with friends and family -- when you want to relax and be able to talk and hear each other.

GS
Washington DC
145 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Love Morrison-Clark. The food is excellently prepared and presented like a work of art. Service is timely but not over-bearing. Drinks are well-crafted ad served at the right temperature, plus a wine list that will please most anyone. The dining room is perfect for that person you want to impress or that person who has made an impression on you...excellent décor, quiet and immaculate. Price...the quality overrides the cost but it is not expensive. Best kept dining experience in all of DC.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good but it was disappointing to wait an hour for our meal on a slow Thursday night

JF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

It is a fine breakfast but the service was a little slow. A better option for a business meeting than the other hotels around though because it is a quiet room.

MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Nice historic building with quiet dining room, but it has clearly seen better days. Menu needs a significant overhaul to update and compete with modern dining experiences.