New Heights

4.7
1039 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
New Heights consistently features innovative New American cuisine. Locals, from Presidents and well-known dignitaries to international travelers, return time after time. ZAGAT dished out top honors for the food, service, and stylish decor. The wine list receives the highest praise awarded by Wine Spectator and Restaurant Hospitality. The award winning architectural interior, original art adorning the walls, airy windows overlooking Washington DC’s scenic Rock Creek Park and dramatic floral arrangements create a perfect stylish atmosphere to enjoy the award winning creative cuisine of New Heights. Intelligent and knowledgeable wait staff add to create a perfect dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner-Dining Room:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Brunch-Bar, Patio and Dining Room:
Sat-Sun:11am to 2pm

Bar and Patio:
Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - Close

Patio:
Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(202) 234-4110
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Takeshi Nishikawa
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Private party facilities
Special banquet menus and semi private dining space available.
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Private party contact
Kavita Singh: (202) 234-4110
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Catering
Contempory American Cuisine by chef Takeshi Nishikawa. Available on request.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Connecticut Avenue
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Parking details
$10 Starts at 5:15pm
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Public transit
Half a block from Omni Shoreham and Marriott Wardman Park Hotels. Woodley Park Zoo Metro (Red Line)
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Special events & promotions
Private Dining room and conference space available. For more information contact Kavita Singh at 202-234-4110
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 1039 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

For year after year New Heights serves delicious food with imagination and attention to detail in one of the most pleasant dining rooms in the city .

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Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice find in Wardman Park. Bar is at street level, dining is on second floor. Unique crafted gin cocktails. Attentive wait staff. Beautifully presentation for dinners.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet dining room in a lovely setting. Food was excellent and portion sizes were spot on.

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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined on a quiet summer Saturday evening. The food was excellent. I loved my Branzino filet and the tuna appetizer. The wine list was well chosen. Our server was attentive and the staff gave us all the time we wanted for a leisurely reunion with old friends.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Heights has tasty creative food, even better drinks (all those gins!), gracious and friendly service, and the best atmosphere I've come across in DC restaurants. The restaurant is spacious, with lots of room between tables, and a lot of noise-canceling or sound-absorbing design pieces to keep it quiet. This meant that my husband and I could hear ourselves talk, and that other diners didn't bother us and we didn't bother them. The spaciousness of the place also meant that staff wasn't in a rush to turn tables and hurry people out, so my husband and I could occupy a table for three hours while sipping various gins. We also loved the creativity of the new three-course menu at the very manageable price of $38. New Heights has hit on the perfect formula, and we'll happily be back.

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JK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the cocktail options from The Gin Joint downstairs, including huge selection of gins and about 10 made on site Tonics. Similarly imaginative first, main, and dessert courses. Prix fix menu suited us perfectly. Will definitely come back next time we're near Connecticut and Calvert / Shoreham and Marriott.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entertained two European professors who really enjoyed their first fried green tomatoes. The wine list is great, the food artistically arrayed and delightful (my pork was wonderful)

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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a lovely meal, in this stylish spot. wonderful ingredients beautifully plated. delicious meal, excellent service, kind and thoughtful owner of guest needs and comfort. would recommend highly for foodies. excellent value.

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Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, reasonably-priced wine list and innovative food makes this a great place to dine. The mushroom crepe was a great starter with the aroma of truffle. Branzino was fine. Their take on key lime pie was tasty and not too filling,

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Overall, our experience was a firm MEH. It took a while for our waitress to acknowledge us, and when she did — after we had had long enough to choose our entire meal from the menu — she started out by telling us the third of the menu that they were “out of” (despite it being 8pm on a Thursday, and all of what they were out of were things we had chosen to order). And then a few minutes after we ordered different food, she returned... to tell us that they were, in fact, out of one of our entrees as well.

The food was fine, but really small portions for the price.

Don’t think we’ll be going back.

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JT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From our seats at the window overlooking the heat outside (and feeling the cool inside) New Heights is the perfect place to spend an evening with a good friend. The vast array of gin combinations made it great fun to concoct our drinks, with the help of our knowledgeable waiter. The menu - and then the food - is imaginative and satisfying. We shared a blood orange salad then each had different main courses. My friend had the vegetable main course and I had perfectly grilled scallops - each was delicious. Desserts were as beautiful and tasty as our mains. The ambiance - quiet, with barely audible music, most gracious and unobtrusive wait staff, was perfect. Totally wonderful evening.

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MD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Such special preparations: halibut+ sea beans; dragon fruit+endive, around, citrus fruits. Duck breast; tuna sashimi. Mango+ coconut pannacotta. So memorable!

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M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our anniversary and the owner treated us like VIPs! We have been going to New Heights for many years and highly recommend it for special occasions.

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Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful, superbly prepared food in a comfortable, attractive atmosphere. We enjoyed the best soft shells we have had this season and a fresh branzino enhanced by its sauce and accompaniments. Altogether a pleasant sophisticated restaurant.

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service. Probably the best place along this strip. We would definitely go back and might take the Metro from another location to return.

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F
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My recent two dining experiences at New Heights were both completely outstanding. Tony Glass, the highly talented chef, is creating stunningly beautiful and delicious specialities at this well-known mainstay. New Heights is in a new realm and deserving of its name, offering a delightful ray of sunshine that should not be overlooked. The menu offers terrific artisinal dining options that are custom crafted, delicious and artistic.

A very creative kitchen together with a smart personable staff make this a stand-out dining spot and a no rush, no crush evening. There's a cascade of flowers from every window, terrific bar and a charming outdoor dining patio. This place should not be under the radar. It's a white tablecloth restaurant of quality. Put New Heights back on your list.

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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful dining at New Heights! The cocktails are smooth, and Chef Tony Glass serves creative dishes with inventive, delicious flavors! Truly both a neighborhood gem and foodie paradise!

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TM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Heights delivered a wonderful dinner for my friends and myself yet again. Their chef makes great use of seasonal produce, fish, etc. and is inventive while honoring traditional styles. My starter was crab and corn soup and my main was the branzino. Wonderful!

And the gin menu is quite thorough. The wait staff are familiar with it in detail, but can recommend wine, etc. for those not interested in mother's ruin.

Too many restaurant critics and customers flock to the newest flavor on the block. New Heights has been consistently an excellent restaurant for a long time. Give it a try.

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Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and quiet (it was not crowded, may be different on busier nights). Really nice.

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent....allowed all of us to make adjustments to our orders. The salad we had was outstanding....and all the entrees were great. But we all said the homemade ice cream was the best we have had. We will be back.

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Houston
44 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Second visit. Service is pleasant, but sometimes lacking in frequency. This time we ate only appetizers and small plates. The food was good except for the French fries. We asked for well done and still got limp potatoes. They included a delicious sauce to dip them in, so we ate them all. This is a nice restaurant run by a nice family, but the kitchen could be better.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely gem of a restaurant. Relaxed, sophisticated, and excellent food. The halibut in green curry was outstanding. A+.

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Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guests all enjoyed their meals. We started by sharing an order of the carbonara. Two of us had branzino, one pork tenderloin, one halibut and one scallops. We ordered sides of brussel sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes, chickpea fries and shishito peppers. All delicious. We are not rushed diners and that was to our advantage as things took an extended time to arrive. Clearly a busy night.

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TD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NAR Convention

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The owner was very attentive and made excellent recommendations. The halibut was amazing!

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JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had dinner here after being at a nearby hotel for a conference. The food was great and we both were pleased. It was quiet enough for us to shop talk yet it was also warm and inviting enough to accommodate a date night. My client had one of their famous gin and tonics and said it was great. I stuck with wine and had several nice ones to choose from.

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BD
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing - delicious and beautifully plated. The gin selection is vast, and they are very helpful in helping select a gin flavor profile to your liking. While not a gelato/ice cream fan, their gin gelato is worth the splurge.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the pleasure of meeting the owner and asked him to choose our appetizers and entrees given it was our first visit. We were not disappointed! Each selection was unique, very flavorful and aesthetically pleasing. The gin offerings and handmade tonics were also a hit - in particular the orange saffron tonic! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another perfect meal at this city gem. With all the fuss about U & H corridors, come here for the perfectly crafted cocktail & dinner. The service is impeccable, attention, table cloth service. You can have conversation - with out fighting the crowd roar! We highly recommend.

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SF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favorites. This place has been here forever...says something in the ever-changing DC restaurant climate.

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OT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice quiet place with good service and outstanding food.

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F
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect Washington dining spot! Beautiful room overlooking blooming cherry trees. Cocktails best in city and Umbi Owner and host welcomes you graciously. The food is excellent a new chef perhaps? Do go when you want to eat a excellent meal and hear your guests speak. This place is what dining out is all about.

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BW
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

New Heights needs new carpeting and new paint!! It is unappetizing to go to a restaurant that has dingy and worn carpets and walls. I was a little embarrassed about the restaurant to which I bought business associates.

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JE
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Visit from a long standing friend visiting from out of town after a long while

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m
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Worst restaurant experience in a very long time. Our group of 5 people ordered a bottle of wine and entrees. The wine took 20 minutes to be served. Bread basket took 30 minutes to arrive and we waited one hour and 20 minutes for our food. When we asked what the delay was about the hostess told us “ everybody arrived at the same time” and offered no apology for the delay. Her explanation was obviously not true as we watched other guests come later . Food was okay when it finally arrived . Servings were more focused on presentation than size. I got 4 scallops for $26 and nothing but some decoration on the plate. Another guest got three very small pieces of pork tenderloin. We picked this restaurant because it was across the street from our hotel. My best advice is to find another restaurant since these folks do not seem to are much about customer experience.

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DJ
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in a very good setting. Outstanding food, somewhat reasonable prices, very good service.

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GE
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately, we found the food to be less than average. There are so many other alternatives in the area where menues are keeping up with the times. The menu read great, but the food was boring. Though our server was charming, the rest of the dining room staff did not work together and we found ourselves waiting long periods for food and refills for drinks. The bartender at the front of the restuarants was almost too busy setting up his empty bar than to greet us walking in.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at New Heights is always inventive, and the new spring menu didn't disappoint. We'll have to get back soon to try the items we didn't order this time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At a conference and spending time with family

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