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The Monocle

107 D St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5657
+1 202-546-4488
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (17 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
107 D St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5657
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at the monocle. The Caesar salad and the strip steak were excellent and homemade potatoes au gratin were to die for. My husband tried the halibut special and it melted in our mouths. The wait staff were amazing and even...More

Thank travelynne1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool place and very good food. Nothing really over the top about it, but solid. I had grilled salmon and a salad. My companion had a pork chop. The pork chop was very good, but I was not in the mood for anything that...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister had some time after her business meeting before her train back to NY. We chose the Monocle because it was close to Union Station. Even though neither of us had been there before, it seemed like a good place to have dinner, talk...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted top notch steak and Monocle provided just that. We went for dinner and the restaurant was quite quiet, Lunchtime is probably the time to see the DC powerbrokers at work! Service was very good, measured and old style. The mushroom side with the...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Previous reviewer called it DCish and that is the perfect description. If you’re touring DC and want to lunch like an insider, this is your place. It’s about 2 blocks from the Capitol. The staff are not only attentive, they have loads of personality. We...More

Thank LRR2222
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Very good Food. Restaurant very clean and staff Professional. There was a waiter that been in US marines earleier that is very easy to communicate With and also had alot sence of humor.

Thank 980Trond
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The Monocle came highly recommend and it was just what we needed to end our morning touring the Capitol. Great food. Fabulous service. Good wine selection. Felt like the kind of place important people in D. C. might have lunch, although we did not overhear...More

Thank boby196
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had a private room for a event, the steak was great! It is in a great location in dc, close to everything.

Thank Cara S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I was in DC on business on my own and decided to treat myself to a nice dinner. Had a delicious caprese salad, a steak cooked to perfection in red wine sauce with augratin potatoes (so good I could have licked the plate), followed by...More

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is the Mecca of food places in DC if you enjoy politics. A historic place to eat with great service and food. The bread to begin dinner was so good. I had a salad, steak with potatoes, and finished dinner with a custard. This...More

Thank stephp1508
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25 February 2017|
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Response from stacrg | Reviewed this property |
We were there at lunch and there was not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 D St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5657
    (First and D Street, NE, Capitol Hill)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
  • Neighbourhood: National Mall
  • Phone Number: +1 202-546-4488
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