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“Chef's Table”
Review of Blue Duck Tavern

Blue Duck Tavern
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Ranked #49 of 3,506 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 24 & M Streets NW
Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
Description: Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.
Reviewed 22 February 2018

My husband and I have eaten here many times - each time has been a great experience - excellent food, excellent service and excellent atmosphere. We recently reserved the Chef's Table for a family member's milestone birthday and had a wonderful time. We were able to coordinate flowers for the table, give preferences to the chef for the menu options, and even coordinate a birthday cake for the guest of honor. The wait-team and event planning team were wonderful to work with in coordinating this event. We would highly recommend it again!

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Thank TraciHartS
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

The decor was quite elegant and beautiful but the food was underwhelming. The Hot-Fried Chicken Biscuit was quite salty because the chicken was over-brined. The Short Rib Hash was ok but not worth $22 as the biscuit was really dry and unappetizing. The only redeeming factor was the perfectly executed sunny-side eggs for both of our dishes. Perhaps the restaurant has better lunches and dinner selections but I wouldn't recommend it for breakfast or brunch.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I was so fortunate that The Chef's Table was available for a very special dinner following my son's college graduation in December. The space was perfect for our group of 13 - beautiful and quiet. Marvina was a pleasure to work with. We are all adventurous eaters and so the idea of a tasting menu of the chef's choice based on availability of fresh ingredients was perfect for us and eliminated a lot of decision-making. Our dedicated servers were terrific, helpful without being intrusive. The presentation of each course by its chef was informative and, most importantly, everything was interesting and delicious. We ranged in age from 7 to 80 and everyone was thrilled. Blue Duck Tavern will certainly be my first choice for a special dinner party in DC!

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Thank bviwmn
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a great dinner. Martini's, Bone marrow, Black bash and Braised Beef, everything tasted delicious.

Thank crystal h
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience. Loved the open kitchen, the friendly and helpful service and the delicious food. The wine and food suggestions made by our server, Adrienne, were amazing. We particularly love the duck, the grits and the apple pie with ice cream is not to be missed. We highly recommend this restaurant and make sure you ask for Adrienne.

Thank jandh001
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