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Fourth Estate

529 14th St NW, National Press Club, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
+1 202-662-7638
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“crab cakes” (18 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
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529 14th St NW, National Press Club, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

the fourth estate restaurant on top of the press club in dc is my go-to place with out of town visitors or a day in dc. great food by a fabulous woman chef, top of line service, in a true historic icon in dc -...More

Thank dmleaf
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious food -I had the crab cake which came highly recommended by our waiter, and did not disappoint. My son had the chili rellenos, which would not have been my choice, but he enjoyed. With reluctance, I ordered a glass of the house Chardonnay for...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Another on the bucket list crossed off. After being in the newspaper business almost forty years I finally visited the National Press Club building and an a very nice lunch at the Fourth Estate. Great staff; pointed out some great pictures that adorn so many...More

Thank Tailingloop
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We had a wonderful family time at the Fourth Estate. They accommodated our family of 13. The atmosphere was wonderful. The service was great. The food was amazing.

Thank nnewk1
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Was invited to join a colleague for lunch and noticed reviews here and on open table were generally good. The service was painfully slow. The food was average. The ambiance was nice but outdated.

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is certainly a hidden spot. Not well known, as it is on the 13th floor in the National Press Club. A venerable old school dining spot, filled with regulars and traditionalists. The place is quiet and comfortable. Waiters who have been there for decades,...More

Thank yecats59
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem in DC in a plain looking building. It's not new, not nouveau, and you won't find "deconstructed" food of any kind here. You will find excellent service, old world ambiance and atmosphere, and a superb meal. It is quiet to be sure, but...More

Thank DGFarrell
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We didn't even know this place existed and you'd never guess from the street. It's located on the 13th floor of the National Press Building. I stumbled upon a travelzoo coupon for this when looking for a nice dinner in DC. Even without the travelzoo...More

Thank Kendrick N
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Fourth Estate Restaurant on the 13th floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St NW, Washington DC is an exceptional, elegant evening of fine dining and peaceful bliss. Surrounding by several clubs, hotels, and the hustle and bustle of White House East (Theatre...More

1  Thank William_Shank
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Fourth Estate Restaurant on the 13th floor of the National Press Building is right in that venerable National Press Club, and it's open to the public (although there are no signs telling anything). I highly recommend lunch, with some time allotted to walking around...More

Thank JAT-DC
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28 November 2016|
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Response from JAT-DC | Reviewed this property |
Maxwell C is right. Be prepared to see men in suits, tho.
18 July 2015|
Response from JAT-DC | Reviewed this property |
Every man needs a dinner jacket. It makes him even more handsome and beguiling. But you don't have to wear it at the National Press Club unless it is for the Gridiron dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 14th St NW, National Press Club, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
    (14th & F)
  • Public Transportation: Take Metro to the Metro Center Station. We are located on the corner of 14th and F. Enter on the 14th street side under the awning for the National Pres Building, and take the elevators to the 13th Floor. Ask the front desk attendant for the Fourth Estate Restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-662-7638
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