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About New Heights

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.

2317 Calvert St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American

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

Cross Street:
Connecticut Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 234-4110

Website:
http://www.newheightsrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Contempory American Cuisine by chef Takeshi Nishikawa. Available on request.

Parking Details:
$10 Starts at 5:15pm

Public Transit:
Half a block from Omni Shoreham and Marriott Wardman Park Hotels. Woodley Park Zoo Metro (Red Line)

Executive Chef:
Takeshi Nishikawa

Private Party Facilities:
Special banquet menus and semi private dining space available.

Private Party Contact:
Kavita Singh: (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

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Dining room and conference space available. For more information contact Kavita Singh at 202-234-4110

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New Heights Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for a Date (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Romantic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Modern Decor (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Business Meals (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Wood Oven (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Casual (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Historic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Authentic (0)
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

This place was wonderful. Had a little problem with the food when it came out (a bit overcooked) or else would have given five stars as the flavors were outstanding. Fortunately, the bartender fixed things up pronto with extra special attention. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

This visit was our fourth, although our first within these 12 months. We were sorry that the pappardelle with boar sauce on the prix fixe was unavailable--I certainly would have ordered it if it had been. We both ordered the rockfish, braised with kale and other subtle vegetable complements--quite aromatic and satisfying, although more vegetables included would have made it a more balanced item. I greatly enjoyed the pork belly appetizer; the cheese selections for dessert--at least the three I chose--were outstanding, although I was sorry that the waiter announced they were out of bread at the time she served the cheeses. Clearly, they were having a busy night (Thursday), with conventioneers from the Shoreham across the street jamming the place--thus, no more bread (which was delicious, judging from the basket we were served earlier).

Wine selection was not extensive, but among the reds available by the glass, the Malbec I selected was quite satisfactory, and inexpensive ($10/glass). I did find the martini I ordered before dinner to be disappointingly dilute and undersized--although also only $10.

I was expecting a bill of over $200 for the two of us, but it was actually only $160. We'll be back--preferably earlier in the week, when we can have the place more to ourselves.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food, presented and served well. Its a bit pricey but worth it occasionally for the quality. I have been here once a year for several years when I attend a nearby conference and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Interesting and very farm to table feel. Ask for the salt as nothing had enough punch to the flavor. Great service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2017

New Heights is a neighborhood restaurant for me, so I appreciate that in the last year or so its menu has become inventive, interesting, varied, and always tasty. I rarely go to a restaurant where I am tempted by every offering, but I find that at New Heights. The gin cocktails are a special treat too. A real plus is the quietness of the place -- I love going to a restaurant where I don't have to shout across the table to be heard.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Lovely service, great bar and bartender

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Amazing food and the service was above and beyond! Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Lovely restaurant, great food, nice ambiance, painfully slow service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Modern Decor, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The food was delicious. Service was very slow but that was probably because of it being Valentine's Day

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Average food, but terrible service. Dinner lasted 3+ hours. Our server disappeared several times during the evening, nor was a manager to be found. At times we tried getting her attention, but she never scanned the room.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2017

This was our second visit to New Heights and we were not disappointed. The food was interesting and excellent in each menu category, the cocktails were imaginative and unusual, the service was attentive without being overbearing, and the noise level was blessedly quiet so that we could talk without shouting. I have already recommended New Heights to two friends. Bravo for a meal well done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Great place for having a business conversation! Very good food and superlative service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

We have had dinner at New Heights several times in the past year and New Heights is always a winner with its creative & fresh cuisine. New Heights is a rarity in DC - it is very quiet. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post food critic, would love the atmosphere (American Arts & Crafts), the food and the noise level. We enthusiastically recommend.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Food was good but in a competitive restaurant environment a little lacking in creativity... it was certainly tasty but similar food may be found for less money.
Ambiance is lacking... it really needs a recharge of its environment.
Finally my waitress was not that attentive or interested in our experience...having worked in a restaurant... my pet peeve is when a waiter walks around like they have tunnel vision.... visiting an adjacent table yet seemingly blind to my attempt to get her attention...
One plus... the owner I think was on site and was chatting with some people who I assume are regulars there. It's a good sign to see the owner keeping an eye on things... but his involvement appeared to be be mostly social.
I have now dined here 4 times
I will not plan to return

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

They took wonderful care of me when I tripped on the curb and fell on my face in the street after dinner (totally my fault)

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

What a festive New Year's Eve dinner. Prix fixe, four courses, wine pairings. Lively atmosphere but quiet enough to talk. A very nice evening celebration.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food and service were excellent. The NYE menu gave many options and I must say that it was on of the best meals I have ever had.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We came for a birthday dinner on December 30th. We were one of only a few parties in the restaurant and we had a lovely meal. The service was very good. The cocktails with the house-made tonics were tasty, and the ambiance was perfect for catching up with people. Afterwards, we wandered down to the Gin Joint bar to try even more of its massive selection of Gin.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2016

My daughter and I went to dinner at New Heights on Christmas Eve. We had an amazing dinner. The food was fabulous and the service was great. The drinks were a bit pricey. Overall a great dining experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Prix fixe menu wonderful choices, scallop and duck breast exceptional. Loved the pasta, also. Date cake and cardamom ice cream stunning.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2016

I made reservations for 10; 13 people showed up and they didn't miss a beat. The food was very good and the service solid. This is the 2nd time I had my birthday gathering here and it won't be my last.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2016

The food was tasty, but the portions were miniscule.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2016

New Heights showed up recommended on Chowhound, which I often consult before traveling. It was an easy walk from my hotel and very enjoyable. Everything was very well executed and the service was excellent.

Tags: Wood Oven, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Never disappointed going to New Heights! Rena and Ed

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Whenever we're in DC we make the effort to check out New Heights and its wonderful collection of gins and tonics. We always enjoy the gin flights and the food. Also a nice place for business meals and conversation (not one of those super noisy places).

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2016

This restaurant was good, the service and food were good. They have an extensive gin list to make customized drinks, which was interesting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Hadn't be to this old friend in quite a while. But the food had improved since our last visit, and as alway nice setting on 2nd floor overlooking park, tables well-spaced, noise level not ridiculous. The Gin Joint bar downstairs a great start to the evening, with interesting drinks, particularly their selection of 500 gins, and friendly bartenders. 4 course tasting menu a good deal. Only complaint was some slowness in the service, not in terms of time to get food once ordered, but to place order or to ask for something from our server, who seemed often hard to find.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Dine here often. Food is always wonderful. Service excellent. Quiet. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2016

If you want to go to restaurant where you can have a quiet conversation with good friends, a delicious not rushed meal and professional service, the old New Heights is your place. I live in the city for more than 10 years and it is difficult to find a place like this. Loved it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2016

My friends and I had a lovely meal at New Heights. I had the grilled oysters- which were very flavorful. My friends really enjoyed the crab cake appetizer and the tomato salad. My entree was the branzino over black rice. The combination was fabulous and the branzino was perfectly cooked! My friends both had the scallops over risotto and could not stop raving about it. I wanted to try it but feared I might lose my hand if I attempted to remove a morsel from their plate. The real standout was the chocolate flourless cake. My friend has a severe gluten allergy so she was totally blown away by how light and moist this cake was! I love chocolate cake (with or without flour) and thought this was one of the best I had ever tasted. While this restaurant does not have a gluten-free menu, most of the dishes are actually gluten free. That made my friend very happy.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Modern Decor
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2016

We are in the neighborhood but had not been in years (although we always liked the cooking). Tonight's meal was outstanding. We shared three small plates - including grilled oysters and fried green to tomatoes - each exceptional, as were the mains. Highly recommended.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Meal was good but portions were small I felt for the price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2016

We love New Heights and always celebrate our anniversary there because it was where we had our wedding dinner. The chef is accommodating and makes vegan meals for our two sons. The food is creative and delicious and the service is excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Ordinarily, I would recommend this restaurant over and over, and in the past, I have. I have been going to this restaurant for 25 years, on and off, and have never had a bad experience until last Saturday evening. The restaurant was having air conditioning problems, and it was well over 90 degrees all day. It was stifling. No explanation or warning was given when we walked in. The kitchen was incredibly slow. The food was mediocre, and the entire experience was such that I don't think that I will return. Also, even though we complained about waiting 20 minutes for a cheese plate of 3 cheeses that never arrived, we weren't apologized to, compensated or made to feel like we mattered as patrons in anyway. The only bright spot in the evening was our server, who through no fault of her own tried to make the experience bearable. We couldn't wait to get out of there. The server told us that the backup in the kitchen was due to their expectation that business would be slow as it had been during the summer. However, it was very busy and the kitchen couldn't gear up to meet the demand. It was shameful for a restaurant of this claibre.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Quiet night. Great food and service. Real value for the price. Will definitely return.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was exceptional!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2016

New Heights continues to be one of the best restaurants in Washington, DC. The food is outstanding, the dining area is exquisite, and the service is of the highest quality in town. A perfect dining experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Our waiter was attentive and the food delicious . I was surprised by all the empty tables.
Will definitely return to this restaurant

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2016

I have a friend who highly recommends this place and I've been there twice now and although it was a fine experience, I can't say I understand her enthusiasm. The food was good though when studying the menu, I couldn't find any dishes where I was interested in all the sides. The service was attentive though when the food came out the servers were clueless as to who got what and started placing the food without checking first (not a big deal, but seemed unusual since even casual restaurants have this worked out). Overall, it was a fine experience, but I wouldn't say I'd go rushing back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2016

New Heights is one of the best restaurants ever. We have been coming for 25+ years and always have a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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