Elephant & Castle - DC 19th St. (Eye St.)

4.1
22 reviews
$30 and under
British
Elephant & Castle serves authentic British cuisine, including classic dishes like Shepherd's Pie and sweet potato fries. It's the perfect place to go for sporting events and to participate in fun activities like trivia nights. Come in and relax in a casual atmosphere with friendly staff and delicious food and drinks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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 22 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.0
Food
3.8
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Black Lives Matter
It is not safe to be in your city and have a normal dinner . Your mayor needs to stand up for the business owners of Washington DC.
It is absolutely a disgrace for this to happen in our nations capital.

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vipmazgal
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hannah was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We had a party of 8 and rolled in on a Sunday @ 3:00. There was only one bartender and I server/host. While waiting to be seated, another party of 8-10 got up and walked out. They advised that they had been waiting 15 min to get a drink order put in. As per other reviews, I believe this was simply a staffing issue. The place had a cool feel to it and there was a lively atmosphere with the soccer game on.

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EstellaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fun place to watch Barcelona soccer match! This is the official fan club of FCB to watch all soccer matches. Staff and service are great.

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CrisP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

The food was good, but the service was horrible. I think they were understaffed this day and we waited an hour to get our food. We were sat right at the door (almost in the aisle), so every time someone walked in or out, we got a significant chill.

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vipMichaelB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Had horrible service from Sanne who made us feel bad by sitting in her area and like we were pests. She was rude and was very short with us. We spent $200 on our bill and were treated like crap.

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HonestOpinion
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I work nearby. Great for after work social gathering. Very large servings for their happy hour appetizers. Good customer service from the waiter. I’ll definitely go back with friends after work.

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DiannS
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good. Ambiance great. The noise level during Happy Hour was extreme, it was very hard to have a conversation.

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vipsparoo
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elephant and Castle was a great pick! The service was great and the food was really good!

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Bones
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

I made reservations for 6 people for a fairly important business meeting. When we got there, our table had apparently been given away to a group that walked in. Without any apology or alternative offered, we were taken to the high chair section next to the bar and a few tables were hurriedly pushed together. Needless to say it was very uncomfortable trying to get all those full meal plates onto little bar tables.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty pub-like casual food. Nice draught & drink list. We enjoyed our lunch there.

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JenniferA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our waitress Jessie was great and patient with our large rambunctious group of brunchers. The food was much tastier than I expected. We were there on the early side for brunch, so there weren't many people there -- might be different when they're busy, but I'd definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Server was not great - not very attentive. Food was good.

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vipRobin
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Went on Friday night. Group of 8. Very loud but expected in pub. Waiter seemed preoccupied in that he’d dash over to us, say something like “ all ok?” Then dash away before we could respond. More than once we had to shout him down or back to table for requests. It was almost as if he was annoyed we were there. So that part disappointing.

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vipAngelitaE
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I met up here for lunch with colleagues that I had not seen in a long time. Our food was good and served quickly. We enjoyed our meal. One suggestion is for the restaurant to check their wine as I had a glass, which was stale and I had to send it back. That was the only incident that I wanted to flag, but other than that, I will definitely return for lunch.

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NealW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Although it's been 40 years since I've visited England, Elephant & Castle brought back some memories. The brunch was outstanding, the banger huge, and the bacon to die for!

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DavidA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food great service I w recommend and return soon

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

There are not a lot of restaurants that come to mind in downtown DC for a small or medium sized group of colleagues dining for lunch that need to make reservations and be able to hear each other talk at a table. This place was perfect for that.

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MarkM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Very british feel. Good for watching Football and for relaxed socializing.

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Kate2k17
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The business dinner with colleagues was ok. The restaurant/bar was very understaffed which they made a point to tell us, so service was below than mediocre. It was our first time, so this did not leave a great impression with the group. There were no waters for all of the guests (15-18 people) drinks took a while to come out, food did as well. It had the potential to be a great night, but unfortunately the sudden change in available waiters/waitresses was not communicated from the beginning and it ended up hurting the experience. Management could have better handled this sudden change by having water pitcher and glasses already on the tables, or by presetting the area better, etc. Additionally for a trivia night, it was not that packed.

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vipMilano
Washington DC
303 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

If you just wanna get a beer - great spot - food is lackluster as well as service - wont be back anytime soon

FAQs

Elephant & Castle - DC 19th St. (Eye St.) offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 296-2575.

Elephant & Castle - DC 19th St. (Eye St.) is rated 4.1 stars by 22 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.