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701 Pennsylvania Ave Restaurant

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“scallops” (19 reviews)
“beet salad” (10 reviews)
“parfait” (3 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really hard not to include 701 as one of my go to restaurants in DC. The restaurant is elegant, the service is excellent, and the food is great and ever changing.

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I had a group dinner at 701 and was very impressed. The soup was excellent and very non-traditional. The steak was perfectly cooked, as were the vegetables. Dessert was decadent beyond belief.

Thank travelguyPa
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had dinner here with a group traveling for an orchestra event. We had a two choices. My bride and I usually split these when offered. I had the fish, she the beef. I the soup, she the salad. Everything was exceptionally good. Very groovy-high...More

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Had a nice price fix lunch from special luncheon menus. Good food great service. Sat a the bar. Quite. Relaxing. Very close to White House. Upscale. Friendly staff. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank SuzetteStrav
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 11 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 27 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 14 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
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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, Groups, Romantic
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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