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The Tabard Inn
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1739 N St NW Washington, DC 20036
1739 N Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20036
$$Hotel, Traditional American Restaurant
Traditional American Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Bohemian, Eclectic, Boutique, Historic Small Hotel only Five Blocks from the White House. Free Breakfast and WIFI
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Classic 1800s townhouses offering antiques-filled rooms (some with shared bath) & free breakfast.- Google
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Martha Powell
2 months ago
The food was excellent and my waiter was very sweet and accommodating. Based on that I'd give 5 stars. But the initial greeting was an incredible turnoff. A solo woman diner, I arrived early (on a Tuesday night at 5:30pm) so they wouldn't have to worry about me taking up table space. Two hostessses and the maitre d' made me stand there awkwardly for several minutes while they discussed the seating chart. My attempts to jest ("I tried to arrive early enough to not need a reservation", and "wow. this is quite a process, isn't it?") were completely ignored and I felt quite invisible. Now normally I'd think superpowers are pretty cool but this was not a good feeling. I was already feeling uncomfortable arriving at a restaurant to dine alone and they really exacerbated the situation. Finally the maitre d', or should I say the 20 year old kid who acted important, motioned me to follow him. THERE WAS ONLY ONE OTHER OCCUPIED TABLE in the restaurant and he made me sit right next to that party. He never acknowledged me, spoke to me or looked at me. He placed the wine list and menu on the table and left. Wow. It got better from there - the attentive service, good waiter and excellent endive salad and crabcake. But I still have a bad taste in my mouth. I'm a professional who doesn't hesitate to spend money on good food and I get really pissed at the lack of respect shown to solo women customers.
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stuart gano
a month ago
Goood food great wine cool.atmosphere
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Alice Wang
11 months ago
Brunch at Tabard Inn is apparently a "necessary DC rite of passage", but I was honestly a bit disappointed with the food, service, and decor. First, it's pretty dark in the restaurant and the decor is just meh. When I think of brunch, I think of light, bright restaurants. This place seems more suited for dinner. Second, food seems overhyped. I tried the cinnamon and sugar doughnuts and the scrambled eggs with cream cheese and chives. Both just okay, nothing spectacular or mindblowing. I prefer Kafe Leopold or Blue Duck Tavern for brunch than Tabard Inn. Maybe I have to come back for dinner and see if that's the ticket for this place.
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AMC Bondoc
10 months ago
Brunch on Sun, 20 JUL 2014 Expect a 30-60 min wait during peak hours, but it's worth the wait! Food: 5 stars, recommend the sunny side up eggs over salmon hash for a salty fix. Drinks: 4 stars, for being icy and pricey, but hey this is DC Service: 5 stars- Javier was especially prompt, polite, and helpful. Kudos to the staff at Tabard Inn!
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Geoffrey Ryskamp
2 months ago
Iconic DC haunt. Perfect fit either cocktails in the lounge or classic American fare. Located on a relatively quiet street off of the lively Dupont Circle. Popular with both locals and travelers alike.
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Pergrin Pervez
a year ago
My favorite place for a nice relaxing yet refined brunch. I have tried practically everything on the menu and you can't go wrong with any of the selections. You do, however, have to try the freshly made doughnuts. If you intend to go for brunch, please make a reservation. In the spring and summer time the outdoor garden seating is highly coveted. I suggest showing up a bit earlier and let the hostess know your preference. While you're waiting for your table there is a nice little library area where you can peruse through old books, a rarity these days for someone like me who prefers to read on an iPad. You can also explore the hotel, though I like to reserve this activity for after the meal to show my guest around.
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Camilla Peterson
a year ago
Apparently this is the place to come for brunch but I was underwhelmed by the dinner. It didn't quite live up to its reputation. They also brought out the wrong meal which wasn't a good start; still they replaced it without a problem. I would be willing to give their brunch a try, but probably wouldn't go here for dinner again. Old fashioned English-feel inside. Definitely a historic landmark for those interested in that sort of thing.
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Tawanna Browne Smith
a year ago
Beautiful little restaurant in the Tabard Inn at the back of the hotel. Came here for a lunch on Thursday. When I arrived at 11:45, there were just a few tables with guests. Within 15 minutes the place was packed and I could barely hear my party speak. The servers were very friendly and quick to deliver to (and clear) the table. I think they get so busy they don't want you to linger. Four our table of four they served a hearty basket of breads before our meal, enough to serve 6 or 8 people. The breads were soft and delicious. For my entree I ordered the walnut goat cheese ravioli with pecorino. The ravioli was tender and flavorful and moderately prices for D.C. I would be very happy ordering the same meal again. Delicious. The other 3 in my party seemed to love their meals as well. Would highly recommend.
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