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701 Pennsylvania Ave Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
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701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608 (7th)
+1 202-393-0701
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to 701 many times and it has never disappointed. It has an excellent location right outside the Archives-Navy Memorial metro stop. I love the modern yet classy decor, sophisticated without being stuffy. The menu is diverse and the food, drinks and service are consistently excellent. There is live jazz Thursday through Sunday which adds to the nice... More 

Thank JennyK
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at 701 on Dec 30th. There was a very small crowd due to the holidays when everyone seems to leave DC. The service was very attentive and cordial. The lunch menu was inviting. We had salads, grilled salmon, and gnocchi which were all very good. The dessert parfaits were outstanding! The 701 has a very classy look... More 

Thank PhilM2006
Dallas, TX USA
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120 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Top tier restaurant with valet parking ($8) and excellent serving staff and nice surroundings. The menu is short but complete and offers a few "half serving" entrees. We dined with friends and the waiter gave us ample time for our discussions and patiently waited as we enjoyed a three hour dinner. Food was very good and surroundings pleasantly contemporary. Highly... More 

Thank TXDavid937
Rockford, IL
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284 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great location, nice atmosphere, outstanding service, food was good also. Not disappointed with this venue

Thank BossRino
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Mid-November - after a full day of museums and walking around The Mall, this was steps away and filled with wonderful things. Two of us dropped in and hoped for an open table. Every aspect was just what we wanted for a lovely dinner in D.C.

Thank Ham_a_Lot_SJ
Jensen Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Food was very good for fixed menu. Restaurant packed, beautiful decor, smaller room perfect for us we could hear each other! Nice way to spend holiday away from home

Thank kitty H
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful business dinner at 701. The menu is varied and the choices are healthy. The service was outstanding and the ambiance cannot be beat. It was relaxing and well appointed. The salmon was delicious and the martinis were well poured.

Thank Shanna S
Westlake, Ohio
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182 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had a party of 12, and the service was excellent for the entire time we were there. Multiple servers took care to make sure our drinks were refreshed. We had a limited menu based on negotiated party rate, but the Pacific halibut was excellent in an artichoke broth with hazelnut miso and fava beans. Absolutely melted in my mouth!

Thank tmoore48
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This has become my favorite place in DC. From the sophisticated decor to the classic piano and bass players to the innovative and delicious food, this restaurant has never let me down. The warm welcome always makes me smile. And you can actually hear your dinner partners! But the food is exciting, perfectly prepared and not outrageously priced! Tonight it... More 

Thank Linda C
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Recently held a small reception in their private room. It was easy for guest to find us, the staff was attentive to my guests. For 30 ppl we had a bar tender and two servers. Perfect but not invasive on conversation. Food was excellent and great proportions. Planning and execution of event was easy.

Thank DWS13433

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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: +1 202-393-0701

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