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701 Pennsylvania Ave Restaurant

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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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 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 10 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
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Since, this restaurant is within a stone's throw from my office, I drop by sometimes for happy hour or lunch. It is an upscale restaurant with most patrons in suits. But, there is no dress code. It almost next to the navy memorial and close...More

Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I took my teenage son out to dinner for a special mother/son outing. Everything about the experience (except for company and the decor ) was horrible. First, the food was just bad. The cauliflower dish I ordered was barely edible-- over salted and overcooked greasy...More

Thank zaids07
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at 701. Impeccable service, great food, and fabulous ambiance. It was fantastic. Looking forward to going back with family and friends.

Thank Kent C
Reviewed 6 February 2017

During the Holidays we went here with friends from out of town visiting DC. They wanted the fancy DC dining experience and that is what we got. Our group of eight went early and always remember to make your reservations here at 701! We were...More

Thank Explorer1904
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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...More

Thank JennyK
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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...More

Thank PhilM2006
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...More

Thank TXDavid937
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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