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Blue Duck Tavern

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24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24 & M Streets NW)
+1 202-419-6755
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for catching up. Good food. Great service. Parking can be an issue. No valet either. Westin is just across the street and they have a basement parking that was a great help.

Thank Lia L
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136 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

WE had lunch there this trip, but I have enjoyed dinner there on other occasions. It features an excellent wine list along with innovative dishes on the menu

Thank SteveParker116
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to multiple Michelin Star restaurants. Some live up to the hype and some don't. Blue Duck Tavern surpassed our expectations. All the dishes were works of art with the bold flavors, composition of colors, and layers upon layers of flavor. The evening really stood because of the excellent service, Adrienne, gave us. She made us feel right at... More 

Thank Joshua H
Rome, Italy
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116 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three different choices for starter and main course , all of them perfectly presented and nicely done. Salad , clam chowder and beet salad offered in a very creative way and very tasteful. Duck leg with strawberry confit very well balanced in taste, wooden fired scallops very tasteful, prawns with basmati rice with a touch of spicey which gives that... More 

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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to enjoy a landmark reastuuant, the service and food were first rate. Since we stayed at the Fairmount, the location was perfect for a cold and rainy night. We were glad we went.

Thank 220raunk
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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met some friends visiting from the UK and had a lovely experience at the bar at Blue Duck Tavern in Washington DC. The wine selection was interesting and well priced and when we decided to have a few snacks they were exactly what we wanted and were delectable. Highly recommend

Thank klangdon
Bavaria, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good restaurant! Excellent staff and perfect service!The restaurant is busy. One should make a reservation in advance but it is really one of the best restaurants in DC. My colleagues came from other part of the city just to visit Blue duck tavern and we really enjoyed the evening there!

Thank Elias_Webby
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very busy restaurant, but the food was amazing! I had the stuffed squash flowers (a special that night). They were stuffed with a delightful rabbit mixture. My companion had the beet steak and he enjoyed it is immensely. For entree, I had the short ribs, he had the rockfish. Both were absolutely delicious. The short ribs were luscious... More 

Thank ceclarke1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rob the Bartender is superb, great customer service and he knows how to engage with customers and give recommendations. If you are a cosmopolitan fan try the Perfect eyebrows cocktail, now if you love gin try the Plymouth, no disappointment! Also Rob recommended the grits (wether you hate it or like it) you are gonna love this one, believe me!... More 

Thank Cynthia J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second review of Blue Duck - and it may even be better than the last time, which was a 20 person birthday party (mine) in Chef's Table room. This review was a dinner for four in the main dining area - with two New York foodies whose last shared meal with us was at Blue Hill at... More 

Thank Michael S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
    (24 & M Streets NW)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-419-6755
Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.

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