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Cedar Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150 (Between 8th & 9th)
+1 202-637-0012
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here with extended family with the restriction that we were going to a show at the Arena. Service was excellent, food incredibly delicious. This restaurant will be top of our list for future trips to DC!

Thank ME24SH
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for drinks while in DC. They were having a great happy hour. Drinks and service were fantastic. Atmosphere is very classy and amazing.

Thank Michael D
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read all the reviews you want, but just go to Cedar, and I promise you will not be disappointed! My husband and I were in DC for the weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday, and Cedar popped up as offering a great vegan menu (for me!) and for meat eaters (my husband). From start the finish, the meal and service... More 

Thank Jill A
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380 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Have dined at Cedar with friends on several occasions and have enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and quality menu offerings. We recently met for breakfast and I was pleasantly surprised. The steak and eggs are noteworthy, and the coffee superb.

Thank sjdif
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Cedar has become my boyfriend's and my go-to spot for special occasions because unlike many upscale restaurants, they cater to meatless diners. The service in the restaurant is friendly and very attentive. And while it's dark enough to be intimate and cozy, it's not too dark to see the menu and the food you're eating. We went to Cedar on... More 

Thank DanielleinDC
Omaha, Nebraska
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308 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Have a group of 50? Reserve the entire restaurant on a Monday night. Decent food but slow service. Doesn't look like much from the outside but it is clean and safe.

Thank McFerrid
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Kind of quiet which was great for me and my adult daughter to sit, eat and talk. The menu was fantastic. Not a place to go if you're trying to find a group of 20- or 30-somethings to hang out with but plenty nearby after dinner. A wide variety of proteins including vegetarian and vegan options. I'll be going there... More 

Thank Samuel M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband and I have been to Cedar several times, it is one of our favorites. The location in the heart of Penn Quarter can't be beat, near several metro stops and museums/attractions. It is an intimate restaurant that has a sophisticated yet warm atmosphere. The restaurant is actually on a lower level then the street entrance, they do a... More 

Thank JennyK
Patchogue, New York
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

After visiting Ford's Theatre and a short visit to the Smithsonian Natural History museum, we had Sunday Brunch here before heading for home. I had the wild mushroom omelet with potatoes and a side of grilled bread - outstanding!! My wife had the shrimp & grits that was also very good. Would love to come back some time for dinner.

Thank Christopher C
Nashville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

So so delicious and tasty and all the things omg! Wow. I was expecting something edible - I got something irresistible! So so good! Also - have the Brussel Sprouts. How cute is the little cooking vessel?!

Thank Southern_Siren

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150
    (Between 8th & 9th)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Place-Chinatown (YL,GR,RD), Archives-Navy Mem-Penn Quarter (YL,GR), Metro Center (BL,OR,RD)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-637-0012

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?