Blue Duck Tavern

4.6
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6734 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.

*Please note that for diners bringing in wine, a $50 corkage fee (per 750 ml bottle of wine), with a limit of two bottles, will be charged.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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M
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, as always! Made the birthday celebration special.

S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a good place for a dinner date where you can share entree together.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Blue Duck Tavern! Can’t wait to go back

E
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was very good as always. The waitstaff was obnoxious I believe because they discovered that we ordered a bottle of wine at the bar while waiting for our reservation and didn't order another at our table. Really? we were purchasing from the same institution. Bad behavior for such an expensive place.

OT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always!

RB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience. I would definitely go again.

MB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Back again to enjoy time in D.C. and staying at the Park Hyatt. Nice to get a great meal when getting later from out of town!

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific service, delicious food, grateful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service fantastic, would recommend 100 times over just a wonderful experience from start to finish.

DM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Waiter steered me toward the chicken, which was pretty dry. A big letdown.

OT
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Hostess was highly unaccommodating

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sister and I wanted duck. Blue Duck did not disappoint. Great all around experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

This is not what I expected from blue duck! We had to ask multiple times for the shades to be down since we could not even see each other it was so bright. I’m pretty sure that our waiter did not do anything without us asking. Never asked for drink orders, I told him when we were ready to order, etc.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful.

DN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there several years ago (we don't live in the DC area) and came back because it was so good the last time - and it was just as good this time!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jeff was fantastic

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Waiter delivered bone marrow appetizer and asked if I had ever eaten bone marrow. I responded, yes, but typically receive a bone marrow spoon. He asked what a bone marrow spine was.

I ordered NU strip. Got 4 or 5 semi warm pieces of steak. When complete he said the food runner brought a half portion by accident. Would I like the other half? No. I will credit you for half the steak. OK.

Bill comes and he forgets to credit me.

Waiter clearly had somewhere else he wanted to be.

I eat here 2 years ago. Did they lose the chef? I know why the lost their one star.

PC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the great fortune to be seated near the kitchen. Bustling, efficient. Service was outstanding.

DS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Terrible service, slow and food was cold when delivered to table, been there before and it was great. Not sure what happened this time.

5
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

For an established restaurant with "Duck" in the name, they did a very poor job. My husband ordered the duck breast and confited duck leg, which, we were told, was their signature dish. It's been on the menu for 15 years. The breast was way overcooked. We were shocked it even left the kitchen. They replaced it with a properly cooked breast. However, the confited leg was dry. How can a duck leg slow cooked in it's own fat be dry? Probably bc it was from yesterday. I had buckwheat cavatelli. It was very tasty but also very salty. Salt should enhance flavors. It should not be THE flavor.
Our server was polite but not helpful at all. He never made wine recommendations and didnt apologize for the overcooked duck. We won't return and we definitely will not recommend the restaurant. We were very disappointed.

d
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Took a bit to get staffs attention
Food was good
Place is looking a little beat up for the price point and the Park Hyatt brand...

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Bone marrows are great! will come back to try their dinner

BP
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5