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701 Restaurant
Continental Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20004
$$$Continental Restaurant, American Restaurant
Continental Restaurant
American Restaurant
Jazz Club
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSunday 5:30 – 10:00 pm
With the warmth and charm of a private club, and conveniently located on Pennsylvania Ave between the Capitol and the White House, 701 offers guests world class service and an inventive approach to modern American Cuisine.
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New American cuisine & cocktails in a sophisticated, candlelit setting with live jazz on weekends.- Google
"We loved the live jazz."
"After our entree, our server gave us all champagne on the house."
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Alice Wang
7 months ago
I came here for DC Restaurant Week 2014 with a small group, so obviously I was limited to Chef Lambert's prix-fixe menu. It's a nice restaurant, although a bit dim inside - not ideal for lunches on sunny days but good for evening dates. For my first course, I went with the shrimp ceviche in a tomatillo-cilantro broth, alongside watermelon and pickled anaheim chiles. Light, not too filling. For my entree, I ordered the Norwegian salmon with quinoa and charred cucumber salsa in a tomato-tamarind sauce. Salmon was cooked to my liking (medium). For dessert, I had the bread pudding with vanilla anglaise. All in all, I thought the food was good although not unique or exceptional enough for 4 stars. I think non-Restaurant Week may be a little better, as there are more interesting items. The service, however, was top notch. Our server was very friendly. He went through all the items on the menu and recommended his top dishes. Our food came out promptly. One of the girls wanted a second beer, but unfortunately they ran out so our server gave her a similar beer free of charge, to make up for the inconvenience. Whenever one of us left to go use the restroom, someone would come by and fold napkins. After our entree, our server gave us all champagne on the house. It felt like everyone was bending over backwards trying to accommodate us. Also prior to dinner, I made several requests via phone and they warmly accepted all these requests. It's right next to the Archives metro station and just two blocks from the Mall.
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Justin Owings
a year ago
Had dinner here as part of a private event. Cocktails to start were all made exceptionally well. As for the meal, I had an excellent sunchoke soup to start and a tenderloin as my entree. The steak was fantastic. I wasn't blown away by the desserts--the ones I tried were tasty, just nothing special. Very nice restaurant for a catered event. Service was incredible.
Lisa K
a year ago
Consistently underwhelmed by menu and plates. Just misses. Work in the building and its convenient but not worth it. Too bad.
Chris Schnaubelt
8 years ago
terrific jazz and attentive service, but the food was nothing special.
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Joseph Lorelli
a year ago
Pricing beware. Taste buds beware. Some sites say 50 per person. That's if you are eating cheap. My wife and I don't go to fancier places very often so this was a treat for her and I. Pros: Amazing service. The staff made a point if keeping drinks filled and checking on us. The food was out of normal for us but we loved it. Live piano was nice. Con: Pricing online from third party sites was inaccurate. People started talking over the live piano. We will probably be back. There are too many restaurants to try in dc. We will be recommending this place to others.
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Brian Lachniet
a year ago
The atmosphere was great and the food was really good. I rated it as a 4 star as opposed to a 5 because I expected a little bit more from the food for that price, but the atmosphere was great. We loved the live jazz. We took a taxi, but if we had known about it, we would have taken advantage of the valet parking. I will definitely be returning to the restaurant the next time that I'm in D.C.
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Tom Wood
a year ago
We arrived 30 min before closing and they told us they were closing early because they had a busy day tomorrow and wanted to go home early.
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Wendy Stengel
3 years ago
A quiet, classy reprieve from tourist joints.


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