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The Source by Wolfgang Puck

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
+1 202-637-6100
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (55 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (30 reviews)
“dim sum” (31 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A friend had suggested going to The Source for a family celebration. We thought it was on the top floor of the Newseum, but that was incorrect. It is a 3 story restaurant with the first floor at ground level. So, no views of the...More

Thank CitasDash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll start off with the note that we went specifically for the Chef's Table (or bar as it turned out) Tasting Menu, which is not the normal experience. However, if this is something that you are at all interested in, it is worth the high...More

Thank Kevin J
Christoph E, General Manager at The Source by Wolfgang Puck, responded to this review

Dear Kevin J, Thank you so much for joining us at The Chef's Counter for dinner. We are glad you had a good dining experience and happy we got to share this "once in a lifetime experience" with you. Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and our friend were touring in D.C. and we went to The Source for dinner. My wife didn't find the soup that she wanted so she ordered the Egg Drop Soup. It was so delicious that all three of us ate it. Then,...More

Thank Michael K
Christoph E, General Manager at The Source by Wolfgang Puck, responded to this review

Dear Michael K, Thank you so much for joining us for dinner at The Source by Wolfgang Puck. We are glad you had a good dining experience and enjoyed the soup, lobster, sushi, and dessert. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking around D.C. on a chilly, rainy Saturday morning, just having arrived from Boston ... eager for some good food, but having not made any plans for brunch/lunch. We walked into The Source (hopeful) and they were full both at the tables and...More

Thank brettrj1
Christoph E, General Manager at The Source by Wolfgang Puck, responded to this review

Dear brettrj1, Thank you so much for deciding to wait and dine at The Source by Wolfgang Puck. It's great to hear that you had a good experience with our staff and enjoyed your dim sum brunch - from the soft-shell crab to the noodles...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

It was pricey but it was worth every dime (or dollars)! Drunken noodles as a side - Wok fried Branzino fish - wow - Tuna Tartar appetizer - Everyone had a great meal.More

Thank Helene N
Christoph E, General Manager at The Source by Wolfgang Puck, responded to this review

Dear Helene N, Thank you so much for choosing to dine at The Source by Wolfgang Puck. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Christoph Eder General Manager of The...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Really liked what we had, crystal chive dumplings/pork belly/spring roll/duck bao/donut, but nothing made me want to go back. We had a great waiter but he was so pressed even he wasn't on top of everything. Just my opinion.More

Thank Elizabeth Q
Christoph E, General Manager at The Source by Wolfgang Puck, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth Q, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate hearing your feedback and I will certainly follow-up with our Wait Staff about your concerns. Once again, thank you for your feedback and please contact me personally when...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Not quite sure can't get better service here, maybe not enough staff, but that could be fixed. Food good...enjoyed meal ... salmon tasty and well prepared, apps very very nice assortment, all good. Pleasant enough, but way too slow. Seriously, what gives?More

Thank PlatinumHoney
Christoph E, General Manager at The Source by Wolfgang Puck, responded to this review

Dear PlatinumHoney, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and salmon dish. We appreciate hearing your feedback and I will certainly follow-up with our Wait Staff about your concerns. Once again, thank you...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had Crispy Suckling Pig for app and it was amazing but too small for $12. For entree my partner had Alaskan Halibut with red curry sauce and again it was too small for $36, my self had Lacquered Chinese Duckling..not really tasty but i...More

Thank Ed M
Christoph E, General Manager at The Source by Wolfgang Puck, responded to this review

Dear EdMoch, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate hearing your feedback and let me begin by saying how disappointed I was to learn that your experience did not match your expectations. Thank you for your feedback and...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Came here for dinner with a few friends on a business trip to DC. I didn't know what to expect from a "Chinese" restaurant run by Wolfgang Puck. Surprisingly, the food was pretty decent, not all authentic but good. We got a few appetizers, some...More

1  Thank VJH95
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Nice, good taste modern design, good atmosphere, great food and great service. Not too noisy. Overall a good place: I will go back

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coreyschwarz
How expensive is this place? I mean will it be over 100 for 2 people?
26 September 2015|
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Response from trippinnow | Reviewed this property |
As with any restaurant/menu, it depends what day you visit, what time and what you order. But, 3 course dinner for two with drinks can easily run $250. Well worth it, if you can swing it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
    (6th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro to Archives/ Navy Memorial
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-637-6100
  • E-mail
Description
Located at The Newseum in Washington D.C., The Source by Wolfgang Puck is the museum’s signature dining experience and features innovative Asian cuisine, paired with unmatched hospitality and service. The sleek and contemporary restaurant is spread out over three distinct levels. Dining experiences include a casual and convivial bar & lounge area, an elegant main dining room and a subterranean private dining room. The modern design boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that line the restaurant and a two-story glass wine wall that holds more than 2,000 bottles of the restaurant’s impressive collection.

The bar and lounge area offers approachable dining in a casual setting with an array of small plates and Happy Hour Specials. The second-floor dining room is a fine-dining experience where servers will guide you through a menu with contemporary interpretations of Asian dishes and create a culinary experience just for you.