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About Blue Duck Tavern
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.
*Please note that for diners bringing in wine, a $35 corkage fee (per 750 ml bottle of wine), with a limit of two bottles, will be charged.
Washington, DC 20037
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch (Monday - Friday): 11:30am - 2:30pm; Weekend Brunch (Saturday & Sunday): 11:00am - 2:30pm Dinner (Sunday - Thursday): 5:30pm - 10:30pm; (Friday - Saturday): 5:30pm - 11:00pm
24 & M Streets NW
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Host your next gathering in our private Chef's Table, seating up to 18 guests, or our semi-private table, seating up to 12 guests. Allow our chefs to prepare a family-style menu, using the freshest ingredients of the day. The Chef's Table is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For reservations, please contact Marvina Tribbey-Williams at email@example.com or +1 202 419 6620.
Blue Duck Tavern offers valet parking at $12.
Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines
Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
Brad Deboy Chef de Cuisine
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
On Thursday, November 24, Blue Duck Tavern will offer a special Thanksgiving Feast from 12 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a three-course holiday meal in Blue Duck Tavern’s inviting ambience. A bountiful selection of starters will be placed throughout the open-air kitchen for guests to help themselves to their first course. Starters will include seasonal salads, breads, seafood, meats, and cheese to be followed by a choice of plated entrées and side dishes showcasing regional produce. Seasonal desserts on display in the Pastry Pantry, will complete the Thanksgiving feast. The holiday menu is priced at $110 per person for adults and $55 for children six years of age and twelve years. Children under six years of age are complimentary.
Blue Duck Tavern offers semi private dining for up to 18 people at the Chef's Table. The Chef's Table 4 or 5-course, family-style menu, created by our Chef de Cuisine on the day of your reservation, uses the freshest ingredients available in the kitchen from our regional purveyors.
Blue Duck Tavern Ratings and Reviews
High expectations for breakfast based on all the reviews but was disappointed. I was recommended the pancakes by server, when breakfast arrived there was only one pancake. The texture was different but tasted good, not worth $18 for one pancake. The whip cream melted so was puddle of cream on top. Berries were good. Not sure what the green item was on top. I actually left hungry and went a block away for more food at a pastry shop. Daughter had a basic eggs, sausage, toast. Was not spectacular and she also left hungry. I would have preferred to eat elsewhere And saved some money!
Party of six. This restaurant refused to take more than two cards to pay the check. This is an inexcusable policy for any restaurant, let alone a place of this caliber. Highly peeved after having a fantastic meal. Advice - don't serve great food and leave a bad taste in the customer's mouth.
Booked lunch on Labor Day. Was told the brunch menu was the only option even after BDT staff called to confirm lunch reservation 2 days prior. We wanted bome marrow and it was sold out. Crab cakes and fried chicken brunch items were okay, not great. Did not want brunch food but choices were limited. Butterscotch pudding dessert was excellent.
I was worried at first because the hostess seemed pretentious, but things got much better once we were seated and Zach took over. We had a relaxed brunch on the patio, sharing several complex and delicious dishes. The biscuits and gravy were a mix of complimentary savory flavors and the crab cakes were kept simple so the taste of the crab meat wasn't overwhelmed. The short rib hash was a great mix of flavors and the butterscotch pudding was a heavenly dessert with vanilla ice cream, funnel cake, sea salt marshmallows, and tiny chocolate balls. I see why they earned a Michelin star.
Our server Lewis went above and beyond for us!! It was our first anniversary and he made sure we had such a great experience that we'll for sure be back next year for anniversary #2!
The duck was "damn good" and everything else we ate was excellent!
Certainly deserving of Michelin recognition. Very proud to have Blue Duck in the district.
I am never disappointed with Blue Duck Brunch. The food and service are always the best. We tried the bone marrow and it was rich and wonderful served with crusty bread. The biscuits and gravy were surprising. I am not normally a big fan of southern style gravy but this chicken sausage version was spicy and had a depth of flavor that I didn't expect. Was that cinnamon? The cornmeal waffles were great, light fluffy, crispy on the outside and not too sweet closer to the savory sidee of things, served with to die for bourbon peaches and creme fraiche.
Delicious food, again. Or I guess I should say "as always!"
Usually I eat outdoors, by the waterfall, so the sounds of the street are muffled. This time it was chilly, so we ate inside. I hadn't realized how noisy the restaurant is.
We were shown to a table by the kitchen, which would've been interesting, but this was lunch with a friend, and we wanted to talk. We asked for a quiet table and were shown to the far window wall, which was fine.
Every meal I've had at the Blue Duck Tavern has been delicious.
Absolutely amazing experience. The salads were so flavorful and like no other salad we have tasted before. The bone marrow was on point, my father had got elsewhere and was thoroughly disappointed. The fries are like crispy bricks and and mashed inside to perfection. The tea is the best I have ever had in my life. Highly recommend. Worth it driving from Baltimore to D.C. in rush hour traffic.
Es war ein gelungener Abend! Das Essen war gut, wobei das Brioche zur Foie Gras kalt und trocken war und das Hühnchen leicht übergart serviert wurde. Die offenen Weine waren sehr gut und der Kellner sehr nett und empathisch. Nur eine Sache werde ich NIEMALS verstehen: Warum wird mir unaufgefordert um 22:30 Uhr die Rechnung gebracht? Abgesehen davon, dass ich vielleicht noch einen Espresso getrunken hätte, wäre der Tisch nicht noch einmal belegt worden. Das ist eine furchtbare amerikanische Unsitte!
Perhaps my expectations were too high but overall this was an average experience. The food is quite good however our server was less than impressive. He was unable to offer the expected guidance at a restaurant of this caliber. I will likely give Blue Duch another chance on my next visit to D.C. in the hopes of better experience.
go here 4-6x a year for maybe 8 years, this time for wifes bday! everyone was clearly aware of it! got a special message on the dessert also. service was excellent; i have a hand fracture, with splint and couldnt cut the lamb, and the waiter noticed and cut it for me!
My niece was in town for the weekend, my wife and I took her to Blue Duck Tavern because we were very impressed of the whole duck ($125) we had last time. Our waitress did not tell us about the whole duck. When we asked about it, she said they no longer had that. It was shocking. She went to check with the chef and came back telling us that there were only a couple of ducks left in the basement. Guess what? We saw several tables ordering the whole ducks last night. It was really confusing.
As a longtime D.C. resident, I had heard great reviews about Blue Duck. Going in with high expectations, I was very disappointed with the experience. Especially given the newly awarded Michelin star (which I think should be rethought by the Michelin Guide). It wasn't very busy considering it was a Saturday night yet it still took three hours for three people to get a starter and six to get an entree. We sat at 8:30 PM and didn't get our entrees until 10:45 PM. I got their signature entree, the duck, which was good but not worth the wait. Given the ever expanding section of high quality food in D.C., there is a long list of restaurants I would recommend you eat at before Blue Duck.
We have been to Blue Duck on multiple occasions. We love the creative approach to the cuisine, and the fact that most ingredients come from local suppliers. We like the open kitchen atmosphere which brings home how difficult it is to present and serve fine food. The food is fresh, and the staff is attentive. This was our third straight time of having our anniversary dinner celebration there. And we will do it again next year.
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