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Fourth Estate

529 14th St NW, National Press Club, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
+1 202-662-7638
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“salad” (7 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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529 14th St NW, National Press Club, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We had a wonderful family time at the Fourth Estate. They accommodated our family of 13. The atmosphere was wonderful. The service was great. The food was amazing.

Thank nnewk1
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Was invited to join a colleague for lunch and noticed reviews here and on open table were generally good. The service was painfully slow. The food was average. The ambiance was nice but outdated.

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is certainly a hidden spot. Not well known, as it is on the 13th floor in the National Press Club. A venerable old school dining spot, filled with regulars and traditionalists. The place is quiet and comfortable. Waiters who have been there for decades,...More

Thank yecats59
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem in DC in a plain looking building. It's not new, not nouveau, and you won't find "deconstructed" food of any kind here. You will find excellent service, old world ambiance and atmosphere, and a superb meal. It is quiet to be sure, but...More

Thank DGFarrell
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We didn't even know this place existed and you'd never guess from the street. It's located on the 13th floor of the National Press Building. I stumbled upon a travelzoo coupon for this when looking for a nice dinner in DC. Even without the travelzoo...More

Thank Kendrick N
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Fourth Estate Restaurant on the 13th floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St NW, Washington DC is an exceptional, elegant evening of fine dining and peaceful bliss. Surrounding by several clubs, hotels, and the hustle and bustle of White House East (Theatre...More

1  Thank William_Shank
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Fourth Estate Restaurant on the 13th floor of the National Press Building is right in that venerable National Press Club, and it's open to the public (although there are no signs telling anything). I highly recommend lunch, with some time allotted to walking around...More

Thank JAT-DC
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a GREAT SECRET in Washington. Few folks -- locals and tourists -- know that the National Press Club has opened its fancy restaurant to non-members. Food is good, and the ambiance is fabulous. Be sure pause and check out the photos on the...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Service is excellent. Very stately environment, though some might say a bit stuffy. A lot of historical pictures and artifacts; felt like a museum. I had the tenderloin- perfectly cooked. Nice size portion, wonderful veggies and potatoes on the side. My dinner companion had the...More

Thank Maxwell C
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I organized a large dinner for ~25 people. From start to finish, the staff were amazing. Professional, efficient, and accommodating. The service was perfect. The food was delicious. Cannot recommend highly enough. Ten Stars!

1  Thank WeebieWob
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28 November 2016|
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Response from JAT-DC | Reviewed this property |
Maxwell C is right. Be prepared to see men in suits, tho.
18 July 2015|
Response from JAT-DC | Reviewed this property |
Every man needs a dinner jacket. It makes him even more handsome and beguiling. But you don't have to wear it at the National Press Club unless it is for the Gridiron dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 14th St NW, National Press Club, Washington DC, DC 20045-1000
    (14th & F)
  • Public Transportation: Take Metro to the Metro Center Station. We are located on the corner of 14th and F. Enter on the 14th street side under the awning for the National Pres Building, and take the elevators to the 13th Floor. Ask the front desk attendant for the Fourth Estate Restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-662-7638
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