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Almeda, Washington, DC

Almeda

4.9
4.9
53 Reviews
$31 to $50
African
Welcome to Almeda, where Chef Danielle Harris invites you on a culinary journey that explores and celebrates the rich tapestry of the diaspora. Born and raised in the vibrant city of Cleveland, Ohio, Chef Danielle brings 16 years of professional cooking expertise to every dish. Almeda is more than just a restaurant; it's a reflection of Chef Danielle's passion for blending diverse flavors, traditions, and stories into a harmonious dining experience. From the heart of the Midwest to your plate, Almeda is a testament to the artistry of cuisine and the power of food to connect us across borders and cultures. Join us in savoring the unique flavors and culinary artistry that define Chef Danielle's inspired creations at Almeda.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    African, Caribbean, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 645-9820
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Food

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Value

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Innovative

  • District of Columbia

    Best Overall

  • District of Columbia

    Best Food

  • District of Columbia

    Best Service

  • District of Columbia

    Best Ambience

  • District of Columbia

    Best Value

  • District of Columbia

    Innovative

53 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent. The food is incredible and the owner is THE BEST.

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  2. NatalieN

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing and the service was wonderful. The bread service and tenderloin are some of the tastiest bites of food I can remember.

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  3. Allen

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, food was flavorful! And servers were really friendly. I would recommend.

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  4. Dclocal

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing pretty much sums it up. It will not disappoint.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Very cute restaurant with great food and service. Only 8 tables or so. I recommend making a reservation!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood spot with wonderful staff! Highly recommend the tostone doubles, spicy awaze galbi ribs, and jollof risotto. Will have to go back for the jerk pork tenderloin. Don’t miss!

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  7. Tameisha

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and ambience. An inventive and delicious menu. Looking forward to many return visits!

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  8. DinnerDate2

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious! Fantastic place from a fantastic team!

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  9. TaniaM

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience! The food was well flavored! Served well presented.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had an amazing experience at Almeda. Easily the best meal we’ve had in DC this year. Everything feels and tastes like an elevated home cooked meal. The food is gorgeous, hot, flavorful, textured, and thoughtful. As full as we were when we left, we were already discussing when we’d be able to make plans to come back. Congratulations to Chef Danielle and her small but mighty team!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding good. Chef had an excellent palette for spiced and flavors. I’ll be back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful dinner with friends! The dishes and flavors were unique and beautifully presented. The chef stopped by our table at the end to ask our favorites, it was a lovely interaction. The restaurant itself is really small and intimate, makes conversing with friends so easy. We didn’t get cocktails but will definitely be back to try those and more dishes next time!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible all around! The food was fresh and delicious. The chef and owner was there and engaged with customers!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dining experience and will be back. The catfish and spaghetti is a MUST!

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  15. SusieD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved every dish I tried at Almeda! Amazing flavors, great atmosphere, will definitely be back!

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  16. HGM503

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a very long time. The food, service and intimate atmosphere are perfection.
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Wow, thank you for such kind words! Can't wait for you to dine with us again.

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  17. JP19

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING!!! Every course was exceptional. The cocktails were so delicious. Such a hidden gem. I cannot wait to come back and hope I can still get a table.
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Thank you so much for coming in!

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  18. TinaB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Almeda is an excellent restaurant. The food is superb and the chef is Amazing. It’s a smaller restaurant so you definitely need to have reservations.
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Thanks so much for joining us!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a culinary experience not to be missed. One of the best meals I have ever had, period.

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  20. SophieM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small menu but lovely variety in dishes and amazing flavors. Tasty drinks. Warm layout. Would absolutely go back!
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Thank you so much! We can't wait for you to dine with us again.

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  21. EvetteB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. I will definitely go back and tell my friends.

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  22. Nita

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, sweet staff, but we had first reservations of the evening for which they were not ready for and they made us go outside to wait in cold rather than in lobby
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    We cannot accommodate guests before we open. Every minute of prep time is needed before a busy service, especially a Saturday. This is why we open our doors exactly at 5PM every night. Unfortunately, when the weather is less than ideal, our early guests have to wait outside since we don't have a waiting area or lobby. Keeping our doorway clear is required to prevent a fire hazard. Thanks for dining with us.

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  23. AndyM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly good food and drinks. The ribs, tostones, and pork stood out.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely remarkable food and service. A dining experience that was casual and frankly unrivaled. I wish there were more of these kinds of establishments in DC. Restaurant owners who really make you feel at home!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so good our second time going we finally got to try the chicken and that was soooooo good. It was crispy and juicy and the yum yum sauce made it perfect. The potatoes were cooked to perfection and so were the green beens. The drinks are delicious and unique and the brownie was my favorite and the coconut cake was my girlfriends favorite 10/10
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Thanks for coming back! We can't wait for you to try our new menu items this spring!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful! The food is creative and delicious. The chef and wait staff are warm, helpful, and help make the entire experience special.
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Thank you so much!

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  27. CaraL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant Afro-fusion food. Delicious and fast and flavor profiles I haven’t experienced before. Highly recommend the spaghetti and catfish.
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Thank you so much Cara!

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  28. MichaelH

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Almeda is a welcome addition to Petworth. The service is warm, friendly, and prompt. Small but wonderfully curated menu of food and beverage options. The food is delicious. Some items vary from what you might be used to, but the staff does an amazing job of explaining it. The rib wraps are a crave-worthy must!
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Michael! We are so happy when you come in! Thank you for dining with us again; we hope to see you again soon!

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  29. BrendanM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely curated menu in a great atmosphere with friendly staff!

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  30. Tiki06

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We received a warm welcome when we came in. The menu included some nice call backs to familiar dishes, like fish and spaghetti, and a play on dishes I’ve come to know and love in my adulthood like the Jollof Risotto. The portion sizes are just right, the Risotto was generous in fact. Do not pass up the dessert. The pound cake reminded me of my Auntie’s, but the drizzle of cream over top, shards of raspberry chocolate, and moat of toasted coconut surrounding the mini Bundt take it to another level. I plan to go back to try other dishes for sure!!
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    We can't wait to have you join us for dinner again!

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  31. LynneA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was phenomenal. The service was perfect, including direction on how to order with an expectation to share dishes. Initially thought we'd be taking home leftover, but we consumed every bit.
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    We are so happy to hear this! Thank you so much for dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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  32. PatriciaS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place -- food had some heat and load of flavor. Love the decor and the open kitchen and the great service team. Try it!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative dishes. Flavorful & eye appetizing. Waitress/Bartender crafts delicious cocktails, & can give you solid knowledge on their natural wine selection. Menu is concise tight as is the adult beverage selections. GO & GO AGAIN!
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Thank you so much! We hope to see you again very soon!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good staff was good my favorite thing was the brownie and coconut cake dessert and the catfish this place is a 10/10 also the drinks are really really good me and my girlfriend had a great time and will be back to try the chicken!
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    We can't wait for your to come back and try the chicken!

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  35. Emily

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every bite we tasted was exceptional. This is something I've rarely said. The rib lettuce wrap was flavor after flavor layer. The jerk pork lion was tender, juicy and the jerk spice was warm without being too sweet or too spicy. The catfish had a delightful crust (the spaghetti is forgettable but was tasty). Both desserts were amazing, the brownie bar just got better with every bite and the coconut crunch cake was a pure whimsical delight.
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Thank you for such a glowing review! We really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Run don’t walk to Almeda. Every bite is a delight for your tastebuds. Every dish is an engaging adventure.

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  37. EmmaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible flavors! Neighborhood gem that hopefully stays!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service and food. Thank you for a wonderful evening. This gem feels undiscovered still and is ready for a very big spotlight. Every bite was full of flavors. Tostones were a highlight, as was the risotto and the jerk pork tenderloin platter. Drinks were delicious and… let’s just say plenty of value! (Not weak!)
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    This is such a kind review! Thank you for dining with us! We will see you in the future!

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  39. Frannyt

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply delicious & unique. Loved the intimate dining experience!
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Thank you so much for dining with us!

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  40. JulieL

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food experience in this beautiful and intimate space. They were super mindful of allergies (of which my wife has many) and turned out dishes in great timing. We tried almost everything on the menu- favorites are the bread, the jollof risotto, the jerk pork tenderloin, and the ribs in lettuce wraps. 10/10!!
    AlmedaResponded on 8 March 2024
    Thank you so much for dining with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Until next time!

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FAQs

Almeda is rated 4.9 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Almeda

828 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011-5837

Additional information

  • Area
    Petworth
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    African, Caribbean, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
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