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801 O St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3525
+1 202-525-2870
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“coq au vin” (36 reviews)
“escargot” (29 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 O St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3525
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I arrived early, clearly cold and windblown from the 60 mph winter gale. Greeted cheerfully at the door, exchanged a few humorous quips about airborne pedestrians and was escorted to a corner window-side table. ‘Twas a memorable birthday feast. The service was quick and attentive....More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started with southern fried chicken bites which were very tasty. Quiche Lorraine was outstanding but the burrata could have been warmer. The bouillabaisse was good and the rainbow trout superb. The creme brûlée was creamy and good but sugar should have been flamed a...More

Thank janie g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overworked and inattentive staff. Cocktail was weak (and this was a vacation weekend with lots of good cocktails). The chicken coq au vin appetizer that is so lauded here looked like fast food and was only better due to quality of chicken. Gnocchi had no...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (a group of 5) stopped by Convivial for happy hour. The restaurant was crowded but we seated directly at the bar. The bartender was friendly but not invasive. I ordered the Spicy Lamb Sausage with crispy chickpea, pickled vegetables off the happy hour menu...More

Thank mark s
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

A colleague brought me here for dinner. We had the coq au vin fried chicken bites. They were good but didn’t remind me of coq au vin. The gizzards were fun and paired well with the lentils. The leeks were good. The gnocci was hearty...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I was here with a good friend to celebrate her birthday. It was Restaurant Week in DC so a limited, special menu. Although the menu wasn't extensive, it was hard to choose. The dishes are all creative combinations offering unexpected flavors. I loved my chickpea...More

1  Thank laviajeraliz
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Went here for brunch and had a very nice experience. Our server was professional and quite attentive. Had a relaxed experience with very tasty food.

Thank PierreTraveler
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

... must add Convivial too my DC favorites! ... Chef Maupillier is a master with flavors ... at the same time courageous and restrained use with the result being the most delicious meal I can recall ... server was intimate with every detail on the...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We had a great meal here with four us sharing several plates - the chicken coq au vin mini bites, latkes, burrata - that were excellent. All the main entrées were cold weather seasonal dishes, and and were also excellent. The waiter was very knowledgable...More

Thank travelhive
Reviewed 18 December 2017

As someone that needs Gluten Free options, this was a great place with a separate menu and accommodation on most items. The wait staff was great, and the atmosphere was busy, but not too noisy. Parking is available in 2 garages nearby, and the restaurant...More

Thank RuthT88
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Kai C
26 April 2017|
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Response from ConvivialDC | Property representative |
Yes of course! We do not have a separate kids menu, but all are welcome!
Jim C
13 October 2016|
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Response from cluelessSingapore | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding. Dress at this restaurant is casual. No ties are needed, and men can even omit wearing a jacket.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$35
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 O St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3525
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-525-2870
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