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Dirty Habit

4.3
1037 reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Upon Re-Opening and due to COVID-19 we will be by Reservation ONLY. All reservations will be held for 15 minutes and we will only be able to seat Full Parties.

We have introduced new technology to allow for a clean, sophisticated, and individualized experience with little disturbance.

Dirty Habit located in the Historic Hotel Monaco DC delivers a vivid social scene featuring provocative design and a dramatic urban patio. The concept is centered around expertly crafted cocktails, an innovative global menu, and every day brunch offerings.

Experiences

  • Drag Brunch at DHDC

    $75.00 per person

    Jul 31, 2021 only

    Come enjoy an entertaining brunch with a new menu, unlimited sides and mimosas at Dirty Habit DC. Featuring a Drag Show Brunch inside the restaurant Parties of 9 or less are subject to a 20% service Charge Parties of 10 or more are subject to a 24% Service Charge Parties of 16 or more, please call for more assistance.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1037 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrittanyC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

The service was terrible and the waiter was not attentive. We waited a half an hour for 1 drink.

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vipDragonna
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Errors made on the orders, and table of 3, 20% tip added without server mentioning. Familiar with this for larger parties, and support tipping, but when no mention of this, and the various errors, it was unearned.

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DerrickDavis
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time. Good and drinks was great. We had one lady that came over and asked “Are y’all done?” Lol. She could have asked a little nicer. Felt rushed after that.

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nuyoka
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Restaurant separated into two areas - the bar and an quieter area best described as the walkway to the bar. Food menu is limited, but the quality is generally good. Some drinks from the bar, like a martini, carry an extra $3 service charge, Service in the bar area is spotty, with wait personnel concentrating on larger parties. Once the food is served, forget about any additional attention from the staff. Why are the servers fixated on large groups? Your bill explains it all. They add up your food and drinks and then add 20%. The tax is calculated after the mandatory tip is added. One giant ripoff at a mediocre joint!

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vipJb100
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had 6 people and the waiter was so accommodating to our requests. In these days of short staffed restaurants we all have to be patient but this was one of the best experiences we have had done pre Covid. Good was very good - both the Truffle Chicken and the bouillabaisse was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the first restaurant I have visited since the pandemic that has been able to deliver pre-covid world class service. Staff was incredibly accommodating. Drinks and food were outstanding, and they worked with us to make everyone young and old enjoy themselves.

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nmbhugs
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall things were great, but it was a bumpy start. At first they seated us at the worst table in the restaurant even though there were other options. It was in a dark and dingy-ish corner, and it shared a back to back bench seat with a very rowdy table of 4 men who were making it feel like we were sitting on a roller coaster ride. I was actually concerned that I was going to be elbowed in the head. After pleading our case, they did move us to much nicer table. Still scratching our heads on why they would put anyone at this 1st table... It was all uphill from there.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall just okay in my opinion. The servers were friendly, but service was a little slow, even on a Sunday night when there were only about half a dozen tables. Atmosphere is nice. One cocktail was a little watered down, but the others were good. I ordered the steak frites, and was a little disappointed that the frites were just frozen french fries—especially at the price point. We definitely had a good time, and there were lots of positives to be found here. But overall I would probably rather dine at a different spot next time I am in D.C.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Kitchen closed early. Food over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

I’ve been here before for my birthday. My birthday was may 14 of this year. So I figured I take a date here because I loved the atmosphere and food. The date was a disaster … not because of the date but because of the food. On my birthday I had traditional pancakes , scrambled eggs, and strips of bacon. I was told traditional pancakes are no longer on the menu. I was highly disappointed. So I saw the menu I thought I try the chix waffles. Essentially it’s chicken and waffles. The waffles were hard and dry, the chicken breast looked as if they put in the microwave and placed it on the plate. Utterly disgusting , so the waitress I got another dish which was I believe French toast and it came with some cream white butter in it. That was so bad in taste. I’m over brunch with this place and will not come again. My date had ordered some type of pancake which wasn’t a traditional pancake. He was displeased with his plate. Waitress was very pleasant and attentive.

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vipDrFoodie
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good vibe.
Good service.
Food was good.

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vipArifele
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a breath of fresh air! The food was amazing, service was above and beyond and the ambiance was breathtaking. Looking forward to coming back soon.

CM
vipCarisaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service from the time that I booked the reservations over the phone and until we left.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was cold. Disrespectful manager. Been going for 5 years, this will be my last time

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My experience was A-mazing. The staff were all around great from the host to my server to the random managers walking around. The visit to the bathroom was an amazing experience as it is connected to the hotel. The seating had so much variety from high top tables, bar seating, and tables with comfy chairs and optional couch seating. My server “Victory” provided 5 star service that made me want to come back every Saturday for brunch. The food was great as well as the drinks. I will definitely be going back!

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RyanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great date night spot for dessert and cocktails. We had a great time trying DH's variety of cocktails and the wait staff was delightful. Will come back in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The food was very mediocre. we ordered 4 diff dishes and the best one was the short rib. The sauce on the Brussels tasted processed and the mashed potatoes tasted like they came out of a box. 4/10. Would NOT recommend. If you want a pretty bar then this place can give you that. Other than the drinks, the food is not worth it at all.

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Amber
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

The service was lacking. There seems to be some confusion and miscommunication. Our waiter came once at the beginning and to bring or check and for the remainder of the visit we had to flag down various staff members to get anything, which always took forever. I love the space and ambience and I hope that this is rectified in the near future.

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TrevorS
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We arrived about 5 minutes earlier than our reservation but were not waited on until 15 minutes later. The waiter then comped our unlimited Mimosa brunch to apologize for the wait, but within the 2 hour time frame, we only received 4 mimosas. I'm not a big drinker, but I've been to unlimited brunches all over the country and this was the worst Ive been to so far. The fastest thing to come out was the food, and this was because we were told the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes after someone finally came to check on us. The food was made well but extremely bland. When we asked for salt & pepper, we received it after 75% of the food was finished. I honestly didnt even want to pay for my meal because the service was that terrible.

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vipamanda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food!

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vipKimRose
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best drag show brunch I’ve ever attended!! The food was outstanding- tough when serving a large crowd all at once. The drinks flowed freely. And the entertainment was FLAWLESS!! Can’t wait to come back and bring more friends!!

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JasminJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Overall, Dirty Habit was an amazing restaurant. The food was cooked to perfection and the atmosphere was excellent. It had began to become a little busy which caused our waitress’ service to go down a bit. We waited at least 25 minutes for drinks and I was celebrating a birthday which I received complimentary cake for but never had any forks. I think that the restaurant had become overwhelmed with the amount of people there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jacob (our server) was outstanding! The staff and management is well attentive and consistent. The service was impeccable, we will definitely return for refreshing drinks and appetizing food. We were very impressed with this establishment and the friendly and fun staff. Thank you for a grand experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Victor was our server, and he is a throwback to the old school customer service and charm. Great spot nestled in the middle of the bustling city. A true oasis

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KeiChantaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, the food was great and the drink menu was robust. Th3 atmosphere was laid back and the servers were awesome.. Celebrated my wife's birthday here and would definitely recommend.

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vipJess
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience4

Food menu didn't match what was online whatsoever. Most items are way overpriced.

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ToryC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place food was great will definitely be going back once the outside open up .

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Suzy
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service at Dirty Habit was excellent. The pre-dinner briefing on the location, the history of the building was really interesting. Our server was awesome; knowledgeable and personable. The drinks...were very good. You can sense the bartender enjoys what he does. The food was 10++, it was so so good. We had the District chicken and also the miso sea bass. Top notch preparation, presentation and flavor. Not very crowded; understated elegance. Will plan for a return visit!

Dirty Habit
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hi Suzy! Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation! Have a wonderful day and I look forward to seeing you again soon. All the Best, Robert General Manager - Dirty Habit DC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Excellent service and better food. A great place overall, would definitely come back again

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Sourdough
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

It was tasty and an enjoyable experience, but the food was nothing amazing. Would recommend for bringing someone from out of town but not for repeat occasions.

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vipNickN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time going to dine in DC since the pandemic. The food was amazing, the service was great. I did not know this but they charge a service fee now as part of your meal. Our service fee came to $28 dollars. I asked if that was the tip and the waitress said no, that goes to all the servers, busers and bartenders. My tab came to $180 dollars with that service fee and they expect you to put additional gratuity on top of that. I have never seen this before and I will not be going back to a place that nickle and dimes you. Pretty much if you spend $200 dollars, get ready to spend $60 dollars in additional service charges.

Dirty Habit
Responded on 22 June 2021

Dear NickN, Thank you for enjoying Dirty Habit DC and for the kind words about the food and service. I am sorry the Service Charge was not well explained. Due to having Service Charge there is no obligation to add additional gratuity as well - through the Service Charge we are able to take care of our service team members making gratuity completely optional. Should you need any assistance with your check, please feel free to contact me directly. All the Best, Robert General Manager

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MJSB
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An energetic hot spot with excellent food and a very creative drink list

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vipfrank
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

Good great
Service horrible

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place! Jacob was attentive and welcoming, along with every one we encountered. Will be back!

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vipDonatello
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

My friends and I did a Sunday brunch just before heading to a baseball game and we decided to head to Dirty Habit since many of the other restaurants in the area were fully booked. We had only been to Dirty Habit for cocktails in the past, so checking out their brunch options was something we looked forward to.

I would consider the overall experience relatively great. However, the seating arrangement was very questionable. We were a party of 5 and we're seated in a booth and chair hybrid setup which resulted in a very tight and uncomfortable seating experience. When one member had to use the restroom, we had to essentially play musical chairs to get around.

Besides this, the food and drinks were great (a bit pricey), as well as having a comical server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Michael is the best server, he took great care of us for our birthday celebration. Please ask for him as he will take immaculate care of your party. Food was amazing and ambiance was great, perfect for a date night

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vipLavendergirl
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Food was good. However …. pre dinner drinks had to be chased up several times and the arrived as the starters and main course arrived …all simultaneously. Very bizarre. Friendly but hopelessly incompetent wait staff. And…. when we asked for tea at the end of the meal no black tea was available. This is in an expensive Kimpton hotel. Surely to goodness they can manage tea?

We have eaten in this dining space several times before. In its iteration as Dirty Habit it was sadly very disappointing.

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Victoria
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience5

We tried the restaurant for the first time for brunch and apparently, their brunch menu had went live the day before so the items I wanted to order wasn’t available on the menu (American Basket, French Basket and Chix Waffle). That was disturbing because I had to settle for something that I could typically make at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, ambiance, and staff were amazing! Def a fun place to go grab drinks or a nice dinner. The only thing I’d change is the bottomless mimosas were very weak. Mostly OJ.

FAQs

Dirty Habit is rated 4.3 stars by 1037 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.