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701 Pennsylvania Ave Restaurant

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“salmon” (21 reviews)
“parfait” (3 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Disability / wheelchair access and gluten free options and good understanding of same. We came across this upscale restaurant at the end of a very long hot day in lovely Washington. We had the set pre theatre dinner. It was absolutely gorgeous. Expensive but...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fancy location does not make up for the food, which is so-so-la-la (as the French would say). Depending on where you are seated, your table may be noisy (especially if you have a bunch of loud people at teh bar. At least the service...More

Thank StefanMarco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had several lunches at 701 over the years, but this time I was down with my wife on vacation. We had a full day, and I wanted a romantic but relaxed dinner. Everything worked perfectly. The pasta was magnificent, and the seafood was...More

Thank Kent B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It's really hard not to include 701 as one of my go to restaurants in DC. The restaurant is elegant, the service is excellent, and the food is great and ever changing.

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I had a group dinner at 701 and was very impressed. The soup was excellent and very non-traditional. The steak was perfectly cooked, as were the vegetables. Dessert was decadent beyond belief.

Thank travelguyPa
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had dinner here with a group traveling for an orchestra event. We had a two choices. My bride and I usually split these when offered. I had the fish, she the beef. I the soup, she the salad. Everything was exceptionally good. Very groovy-high...More

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Had a nice price fix lunch from special luncheon menus. Good food great service. Sat a the bar. Quite. Relaxing. Very close to White House. Upscale. Friendly staff. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank SuzetteStrav
Reviewed 21 March 2017

we have gone to 701 for some 20+ years. Since we have moved away we don't get back very often. One of our favorite waiters works there. Recent dinner was just so so. Great to see our friend and we were able to catch up....More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Their menu is very interesting, with both traditional and innovative dishes. Great variety of wines from both hemispheres. Live jazz music and a very friendly staff.

Thank Karla H
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I work nearby, and go to this fine restaurant if I want to have a good conversation over dinner. Unlike most other restaurants in Penn Quarter where you have to shout to be heard, you can actually hear your voice at this place. On top...More

Thank Barcrofter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
  • Public Transportation: We sit directly on top of the Archives - Navy Memorial Metro on the Yellow/Green Lines. We are 3 blocks south of the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro on the Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-393-0701
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