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The Source
Fine Dining Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
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575 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20565
575 Pennsylvania Avenue NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20565
$$$Fine Dining Restaurant, American Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
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Asian Fusion Restaurant
Dim Sum Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 4:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 4:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 4:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 4:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 4:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday Closed
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Celebrity chef's counter-serve chain offering signature pizzas, sandwiches & other light fare.- Google
"Homemade chocolate chip cookies served warm with lunch are to die for."
"Shanghai Noodles Curry, Chili, Braised Oxtail ~Pretty good."
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Dondré S
a month ago
Very nice restaurant the view is also very nice from the huge windows on the second floor. The food is decent but fairly over priced. Biggest complaint was our waitress.
Dennis Alex
5 months ago
We saw online that there was a package deal for lunch here with tickets to the Newseum. We inquired about it when we went to buy tickets at the Newseum and they sold it to us. When it came time to have lunch at The Source, however, they informed us the package deal was only good on the weekdays since they serve a different lunch menu on Saturday. The maitre d' was extremely helpful in sorting it all out and definitely went way out of his way to make sure we got our money back from the Newseum as well as a small discount on our lunch. He also followed up with us after the meal to make sure we were all set. We really appreciated his graciousness. We enjoyed the food. It wasn't necessarily anything special, but very agreeable nonetheless. Our favorites were the duck bao buns, the trout toast, prawn toast, and prime beef sliders. It was very crowded and we were seated close to two other groups, which was a tad uncomfortable and made it hard to distinguish which dishes were yours when servers would place them down right in the middle of two different groups and walk off before letting us know who it was for. Other than that, the service was fine. We would come back if in the area, but it's definitely not the best restaurant in D.C..
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jason abraham
11 months ago
My wife and I came here for our first anniversary and could not have been more happy with this place as our choice! They put us in a quieter area of the restaurant and the waiter made many suggestions, none of which were the more expensive dishes, and all of which were incredible. We will definitely be visiting this place again next time we are in Washington D.C. It's an expensive place but it gets 5 stars because I feel it was worth every penny.
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David Liang
a year ago
Food: 5 Decor: 4 Service: 2 Came here for Saturday brunch at noon after making reservations a few weeks prior. Opted for the $40 8-course, split with my gf. Our 7 unique dishes (we ordered 2 orders of duck bao) are below, ranked from most to least impressive: Lobster & Shrimp Spring Roll Honey-Ten Spice Dipping Sauce ~Delicious. Fried, amazing with the dipping sauce. Duck Bao Buns Lacquered Duckling, Cucumber ~Delicious, although I thought the buns could have been better. 2 buns per course. Wok Fired Shrimp Dumplings XO Sauce ~Delicious. Chow Feung Rock Shrimp, Sweet Soy ~Delicious. The rock shrimp was amazing. General Tso's Wings Roasted Bird Chilies ~Pretty good. Wings were cooked perfectly. Shanghai Noodles Curry, Chili, Braised Oxtail ~Pretty good. Noodles were excellent, and the oxtail was very good. Course with one of the biggest portions. Pork Belly Pot Sticker Black Vinegar, Chili Oil ~Mediocre. More like a dumpling since the bottom wasn't very seared, and overall it was very underwhelming. Service was very disappointing. Pacing was horrible, and there were two significant gaps during our nearly 2hr brunch. We had to wait 20+ min for our last course, despite our server coming by around the 10 min mark to let us know that it was coming soon.
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Meg Smith
7 months ago
I was surprised by The Source. An overrated place with too much hype this is not. And since the crowds flock to 14th Street these days, snagging a table is a breeze. The salmon salad was phenomenal — perfectly cooked and seasoned, fresh, crisp, delicious. Homemade chocolate chip cookies served warm with lunch are to die for. Service is pleasant and solicitous and the dining area is airy and bright. Loved it.
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Carol Chan
6 months ago
I wanted to come to the Source for their brunch dim sum tasting for some time. With the option of 5 or 8 tasting, I waited and waited for a better opportunity than to go with just my husband. What a better opportunity than to go with my in-laws in town? We started off with two 8 tastings to share upon the five of us but added on 5 more dishes as we learned which item on the menu we thought was worth getting second or third for. Pot belly stickers - tasty but tiny - and we each had half of bite since it only came in 3 (skip) Shui Mai - very meaty (packed with shrimp/scallop in each) enjoyed the Thai curry sauce dressed in (maybe) Penang curry pork - where my pork at? flavorless and mostly just rice (skip) Chive dumplings - came in 4 big pieces, each packed with flavor (not so chivey though), loved the blue crab and pork combo! I would def get again (yes!) Scallion pancakes - tasted like salted crackers with peanut sauce (skip) Fried clam - reminded me a bit of the fried chicken in Japanese izakaya - the dipping paste was a nice touch (maybe) Shanghai noodle - there were two small pieces of their braised oxtail - delish! But their udon was so undercooked that we couldn't get past one bite. (Maybe - it's a filler portion if you aren't full) Turnip cake - wasn't expecting a stir fried cubed pieces. Unique flavor and came in generous portion to share! (Yes!) Fried rice - flavorless and stale rice (skip) Sliders - worst item we ordered, dry everything (skip) Spring rolls - honestly there was one spring roll split into half - everyone gets half a bit - good but nothing special (maybe) Duck buns - best item on the whole menu, came In two per order, we ended up ordering 4 more. Best bao we had anywhere! (Yes!) Dan dan dumplings - again 3 tiny dumplings this time drenched in peanut sweet sauce - the skin was so drenched that it turned mushy (skip) Crab cake Benedict - one per order, nothing Asian or unique to it but tasty nevertheless (maybe) Shrimp toasts - basically smushed shrimp with lots of duck sauce on top, I like duck sauce but not that much (skip) General Tso's wings - juicy, meaty wings with delicious glaze (yes!) Red miso donuts - can't tell you what red miso taste like but these were the perfect treats (yes!) Overall, not bad for white people dim sum - lots if hits or misses among the 21 dishes (we repeated a few!). Price - it's a bit more expensive than your typical dim sum but competitive/comparable to the higher end dim sum places we've gone to! Service - standard for the most part - ordered tea but never given a tea cup. With much more interesting options at the Source, would love to return for dim sum when they change up the menu (don't get rid of the duck bao!).
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Stephanie Fontenot
7 months ago
Delicious and interesting combinations. Try out the chef's tasting menu for explosive bites of Asian-infused American cuisine. Atmosphere is very open and light - not very intimate, but a great spot for happy hour.
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Gary Book
2 years ago
Their is no better way to spend a weekend afternoon than the Dim Sum brunch. What a treat. I also had a meal that that was excellent; you will have a great time at The Source.


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