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The Monocle

107 D St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5657
+1 202-546-4488
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (13 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
107 D St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5657
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the Mecca of food places in DC if you enjoy politics. A historic place to eat with great service and food. The bread to begin dinner was so good. I had a salad, steak with potatoes, and finished dinner with a custard. This...More

Thank stephp1508
Reviewed 4 July 2017

What a find! We came in for lunch just as they opened at 11:30, so we had a chance to look around a bit. This is the DC political version of a NY sports bar: Autographed photos of current legislators (i.e. Mitch McConnell) and historical...More

Thank laurelm668
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The Monocle is a D.C. landmark and reminds you of 'times past' personal service. Our private room was not available when we arrived for dinner, and we were invited into the bar area for a brief wait (and drinks, of course). The manager, the bartender,...More

Thank JanieD67
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This restaurant was recommended by our concierge and it did not disappoint. We had lamb and steak and a great bottle of champagne. The atmosphere is warm and the booths comfortable.

Thank calb510
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The monocle is on the Senate side of the Capitol Building.. It has been operating for years and remains a stable for pols, business people and locals. Late night dinner and good steady bar. A bit pricey on food , which is just so -so...More

Thank Pumpkin C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We were greeted very graciously at the front desk, and served equally well at the table -- the maitre d' and the waitstaff have been there for long times and justifiably so. Four of us, four different entrees selected, and four very well and happily...More

Thank rickdoestravel
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We ended up at the Monocle bar. 2 days in a row. They have really wonderful food at good prices. Our favorites were the bisque, BLT salad and filet with peppers and onions. Our server, Constantine, was delightful.

Thank JudyJ677
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is good place for lunch near the Senate buildings. Reservations are probably needed. Although famous for the Crab Cakes, I thought they were just ok. Service was really good.

Thank mwb1266
Reviewed 3 May 2017

If you have at least a passing interest in American politics and an eye for recognizing some of the players, the Monocle is well worth a visit. The dining room walls and restaurant halls are lined with autographed photos of the governing class. The decor...More

Thank tasteful_10
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to feel like your are smack dab in the thick of a political movie in DC, then go to the Monocle! Get a New York strip steak and people watch for hours!

Thank jonalanstewart
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25 February 2017|
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Response from stacrg | Reviewed this property |
We were there at lunch and there was not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 D St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5657
    (First and D Street, NE, Capitol Hill)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
  • Neighbourhood: National Mall
  • Phone Number: +1 202-546-4488
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