Gypsy Kitchen - DC

4.7
378 reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Just like the bohemian travelers who inspired our name, Gypsy Kitchen’s alluring flavors aren’t bound by borders. Instead, our chefs go wherever the inspiration takes them, crafting deeply creative dishes that transport you to uncharted places around the Mediterranean and beyond. A menu designed to taste and share gives guests the freedom to explore the menu at their own pace, connecting over seductive flavors, festive craft cocktails and curated regional wines.

The alluring interior matches the menu, with welcoming dining spaces that foster connections and spark conversation. Antique tapestries and rugs, twinkling lights and vibrantly patterned tile set the scene in the expansive dining room. Or, take a seat on the rooftop patio oasis, where lush greenery, plush cushions and the sky overhead evokes the feeling of being on a caravan to explore a distant land.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 378 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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galanster
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a great time last night at Gypsy Kitchen. We sat on the rooftop deck - it was lovely with a great atmosphere. We really appreciated our server, Kara, who was able to get us a table up there! We filled our table with appetizers and drinks. The food was delicious and unique, especially loved the labneh and the greek salad. We will definitely be back!

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ScottC29
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Very cool restaurant, half the food was great, our main entrées of lamb and fish were OK, fish was over cooked, other chicken brochettes were also overcooked. Service was a bit inconsistent and that the servers seem to be overwhelmed by the number of tables. The atmosphere was great though, will give it another try.

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SilvioG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! Cocktails were delicious! From start to finish the entire night was wonderful.

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GFoodie1988
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for large groups! We had party of 6. Large restaurant with different types of seating available. We sat inside on the 2nd floor near the rooftop and the bar. Service was friendly and quick. Food was amazing! Small plates great for sharing and we ordered a few dishes twice because they were so delicious! Awesome wine and cocktail selection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Each dish we had was amazing and the ambiance was perfect - would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipTBsMom
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food! Aiden was a great server. We had a variety of food and drink. Each plate was delicious. Will be back!

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Fabula
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Sat outside and it was really, really loud. Couldn't hear my dinner companion and the tables were too close together, even by pre-COVID standards. Waiter took our drink and app order; he brought our wine and one app. Sat for over an hour, never saw the second app, never asked for dinner order, never going back.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Fabula. We greatly appreciate your visit but are sorry to hear you didn't feel your visit was ideal. We rarely hear comments like that but please accept our apologies for those items you mentioned. If possible, please email me with more details at asweek@sphospitalit Dotcom so I can look into what may have happened, make sure it doesn't happen again, and see to it that if you will come visit us again, your next meal is perfect. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My parents came into town and have now proclaimed that this is their favorite restaurant in the city. Our sever new exactly how much food to order for 7 people. Not only was the food amazing, but it came really quickly. Absolutely loved the rooftop and the ambiance when the roof was pulled back once the sun went down. Not too expensive and it definitely won’t disappoint!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 2 days ago

We're so happy to hear that about your parents, and are pleased to know you found our food, service and ambiance so enjoyable. Thank you and we hope to see you back soon!

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jeanbeanz
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great brunch. I was entertaining out-of-town guests. The food was really good. Small sharable plates. It did a while to get our food but the Bloody Marys' made up for the time. This is one of my favorite rooftop restaurants.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Jean. That's fantastic to hear and we're happy you and your guests enjoyed the Bloody Marys so much. We appreciate your patience on any wait you had and that should not be an issue next time we see you. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious. Perfectly seasoned, beautiful to look at (but not fussy), definitely the best meal I’ve had since the pandemic!

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vipLondon6dj
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Brit, the host was rude and disrespectful to me. With 6 minutes before opening for lunch, she passionately told me to leave the restaurant and go for a walk. I understand they were not yet official open. But come on! At least be hospitable about it. I hope she never treats any other customer this way.
Other than that, the food, service, atmosphere were all very nice. I would visit here again, and I totally recommend this place.
A little kindness goes a long way, and can improve your overall dining experience.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for coming in, Ray and we're happy to hear you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Please accept our apologies if you didn't feel the host was as respectful as she should have been. We will certainly look into it and make sure it is not repeated. Our staff is known for its kind and welcoming attitude, and we agree with you that is a great part of an enjoyable overall experience. Next time you are in please introduce yourself so we can make sure everything is perfect!

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JeanineC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday was actually our 2nd time there that weekend! We were visiting DC and went Friday night for our 22nd Anniversary and the food was so good and there were still things we wanted to try so we went back Sunday for lunch! The staff was great! Wonderful atmosphere and the food was so delicious! Every bite! Thank you GK!

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jeanine. Thank you for your two visits in one weekend, and happy 22nd Anniversary! We appreciate your spending the special occasion with us and are glad it was enjoyable enough to bring you back for lunch! Thank you and hopefully we'll see you again next time you are in town.

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JeronH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice time. The bartender, Wesley, was really good and made us custom cocktails. I would recommend it to anyone

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 2 days ago

That's great to hear, Jeron. Thank you so much for your very kind words and we're happy to know you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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AllysonW
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The place is beautiful. We went for an early dinner so can't comment on how the noise is when it is more busy.

If you like olives they are divine here. Everything we tasted was delicious.

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Allyson. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and ambiance, and we hope to see you back some day soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Extremely cute decor and the food was AMAZING. Our server was great and very attentive. Knew the menu well and has great suggestions. Would definitely recommend and plan on going back myself.

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sanjeevJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Was able to get the rooftop seating. Ambiance was excellent. Food presentation was good, but the taste was average compared to other mezze style restaurants. Service was a bit slow. Drinks took a long time to come.

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vipPeterKnapp
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the waitstaff was great. Highly recommended.

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JimZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Eaten much Lebanese food over the past 30 years (including in Lebanon) and the flavors and freshness are second to NONE.

The food is exceptional. Decor is 14th st chic

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vipFeistyfoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! The vibe/atmosphere was amazing and the food was superb.

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CarolineP
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food! Needed servers' help to understand certain menu items

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was good, thanks

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vipBrendaH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service by Weasley. the place is very vibrant and decorated nicely

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The ambiance was amazing. The food was great too! My husband and i went for an anniversary brunch. Glad we went for a casual brunch because I feel as though this spot is too chill for a fancy anniversary dinner. This place is great for a hang out with friends :)

Gypsy Kitchen - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing us for your anniversary brunch. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and he hope you will be back again some day!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food. Definitely recommend and plan on coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Slightly rude? Server

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vipKiwiBubbles
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My 2 friends and I loved our brunch food and cocktails. Only thing amiss was the dessert - they had sold out of the creme caramel dessert so we got a lackluster chocolate merigue dessert. The service was excellent though, and given the strength of the savory menu items I would happily be back to try their dinner offerings.

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vipGM12
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite DC restuarant currently. Vibes, food, drinks, music, and staff are immaculate.

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vipCathyT
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fantastic place ! Food is creative and outstanding. Our server, Anaya, made the evening special. Wine was scrumptious. Highly recommend and will be back. 😊

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TerryB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was good but price related to the portion size was high. Would recommend but preface with prepare to spend some $$$.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience3

The food was great but the service slow at first. Our waiter got lost for almost 30 minutes. Once I expressed my discontent and ordered food. Food came out and we loved the food

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vipreese7000
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent, every dish we had was so flavorful, but so tiny.. small plates for sure, so you need at least 3 per person. The service was just ok, as they were really busy on a July 4th holiday. The grilled flat iron was the standout dish of the night!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great small plates with lots of delicious options.
We ordered:
-Hummus and Flatbread (The pita was delicious)
-Kibbeh (Lightly fried and the parsley salad was the best!)
-Kale and Arugula (Pretty good small salad, we were able to split it among three people easily)
-Crispy Cauliflower (Giant pieces of cauliflower with a delicious tempura-style batter)
-Mushroom Toast (The goat cheese spread was great, piled high with mushrooms)
-Crispy Chicken Briouat (The tomato jam on the side was the best part of this dish, we couldn't get enough)
-Grilled Flat Iron (The couscous was spicy but had great flavor)
Overall, not a complaint. Service was great and quick. The seven plates for three people was enough and we all left quite full.

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vipMDvadc
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Our waiter was very attentive and kind. He did a great job. I thought the food was fine, a little underwhelming, lacking flavor and therefor I probably wouldn't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely, service was excellent, wish portions were bigger.

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AbbyR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the crispy cauliflower, asparagus, mushroom fromage toast, 12 year aged manchego and the hummus & falafel. Everything was AMAZING! Came out super fast too. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful with the menu as well. Definitely recommend and hope to be back soon!

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vipAbiD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is fantastic, and our sever was very good once he showed up. We had to wait a bit, though, for the first greeting and offer after being seated. Recommend if you’re looking for small, scrumptious plates and don’t mind dropping a bit of cash.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great rooftop atmosphere with friends visiting! Food was great!!

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KPDC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Upstairs patio has a great atmosphere, felt like I was on holidays. Beautiful start to the July 4th weekend!

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KatelynnO
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were welcomed by a beautiful rooftop setting with lovely aesthetic seating. We sat in a very cozy sunny spot and had a very kind and engaging server. She was very knowledgeable on the menu and made great recommendations to us throughout our dining experience. Once the food arrived it was just another pleasant part of the experience. The appetizers were delicious and hot off the stove; the large plate we ordered was so good we debated getting a second one, and our desserts were beautifully plated (as was all of our other food) and hit the spot as a delicious close to our time at Gypsy Kitchen. From now on, whenever we return to DC in the future, Gypsy Kitchen will be a must stop for us!

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Gypsy Kitchen - DC is rated 4.7 stars by 378 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.