703 bar + kitchen

4.1
90 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are a contemporary American restaurant featuring Chef-crafted interpretations of dishes from the Southeast United States. We take great pride in our scratch cooked menu featuring the best produce, seafood, and dairy Northern Virginia has to offer…so much so that we incorporated our area code into our restaurant name.

We are operating with reduce hours and a refined menu

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 90 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Quiet
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Only buffet option. $40 for cold eggs and ckn. No ordering off menu.

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vipBobS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

It was ok. Staff was nice.

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CynthiaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Terrific food with different menu options than most local restaurants offer. Always plenty of space so it never feels crowded. Staff is friendly and helpful. This has become our favorite place to eat out!

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DanielB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food but only one server to tend all the tables. Things came out of order and late. I blame the management.

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CongressDJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Granted, the hotel was completely empty thanks to the COVID, But the staff was attentive and great. We were the only ones in the restaurant. Or the hotel. The ambience was great, and the fireplaces were lit. It was a great experience. Recommend the salmon kale salad.

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vippaulineg
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was at the hotel but very surprisingly the food was amazing and the service was great. I would go back.

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Bentleyl
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

My reservation was 7:45 pm and my appetizer came out @9:00 pm

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AllisonP
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Valentines day

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EricP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Prices were reasonable, higher end bourbons were a little pricey for pour size. Nice sized portions, relaxed atmosphere.

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Mark
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

703 bar + kitchen has the best roasted Brussel sprouts in the world!

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Ricke
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great staff and excellent service. The peach martini wasn’t good, rather bitter but everything else is was perfect. The homemade hot sauce is delicious, and I’m not even a fan of hot sauce

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Hidden gem. Everyone was super nice, but they were a little overwhelmed as the dinner rush hit.

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GreatCook
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

This restaurant is so good, I can't figure out what it is doing in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel at the Fair Oaks Mall. And when you add its amazing selection of bourbons, if this restaurant was in a trendy location, it would be jammed every night. Then again, maybe it's nice to have a place where you know you can get a table and the food is great.

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MarissaB
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Drinks were great, creative and delicious. Service was good, attentive and prompt. Unique appetizers the beef spring rolls were crunch, savory and delicious. Husband got the jambalaya pasta which was really good. I had the fried chicken which was well done, the accompaniments of roasted carrots and potatoes were good, but not my preference, would have preferred a waffle or mashed potatoes as my side.
The restaurant being in a hotel is a bit odd, it wasn’t really busy and it felt odd eating in a hotel we weren’t staying in, but it was definitely good. Would recommend

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vipLDYWDE
Wilmington
44 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

I arrived with a OpenTable reservation after regular business hours and there were no host available so I sat myself at the bar. Tony G was the bartender and I had asked where could I check in for my reservations and I was hit with a confused look, along with a response “I’m just the bartender” but he was able to go to back and check with another staff and make sure I got my points. The service was attentive but it stopped after I received my meal. I order the jambalaya which was recommended and it turned out to be watered down wrongly used noodles. After it was brought out from the kitchen Luke-warm, no one bothered to ask how was everything but was only available to close out my tab. The only thing good was the glass of wine I ordered with it to wash everything down. Usually a bartender would ask if I’d like another glass and that also did not happen.

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Nicb
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

It was OK. The decor is very nice and the staff is friendly, but the service is slooooooooooow. The food is very good... but it takes quite a while to prepare.

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vipTheo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Don’t let the fact that the restaurant is in a hotel near a mall fool you. The food here easily rivals restaurants in the city — very interesting takes on familiar dishes. Bison meatloaf stuffed with gooey buffalo mozzarella and topped with the most amazing bacon jam I’ve ever had was delicious. Crispy Brussels Sprouts were great too. And the Mac & Cheese came with very generous portions of one of four proteins — lobster, crab, bacon or beef short ribs. The beef short ribs also come as an entree. The beef takes 72 hours to prepare (first sous-vide, then marinated, then finished in the oven). The menu has three levels - appetizers, small plates, and large plates. Appetizer and small plate, if you’re a light eater or not very hungry. And appetizer and large plate if your famished. The portions are generous. The chef clearly takes pride in his craft and comes out at some point during the meal to greet everyone. Highly recommended. I stumbled on this place last week and came back again when I had family visiting.

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Paul
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Gave 703 a try during restaurant week. Pleasantly surprised. Food was pretty good, service was very good. Overall the portion sizes were generous and the prices were not expensive.

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RebeccaA
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing. We both will definitely be back! Restaurant week menu was great.

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vipKyshaH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

No one was there to greet us at the door. We had to stand and wait on someone. We then learned they were only participating in Restaurant week for dinner. The food was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Restaurant week deff on point service good as expected for RW waited more them 10-15 for my drinks and apps arrive b4 but waiter really made it up with the biscuits coming back for 72 hour short rib for sure

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JuLeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Surprised how well the food was prepared and the restaurant looked.

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HNJK
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week and we will definitely be back. Tony was wonderful. He gave great recommendations! The chef came out and chatted with us and brought us our dessert. It was a great experience and we'll definitely be back!

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Melodgrl
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

We were fooled by the advertising and the name brand into thinking it might be better.

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vipmarc
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite bartender, Gretchen is leaving for greener fields :-( She will be missed - but the food is still awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great attentive service and good food. I understand it's a hotel bar/lounge/restaurant but overall that was a good thing because it wasn't packed or loud.

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CourtneyW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

After looking at the menu online, I made a reservation for a business lunch. Worst experience and an embarrassing selection. We arrived with no host and sign that the dining room was closed. The waitress/bartender came from behind the bar and was about to sit us at a high top table even after we explained we had made a lunch reservation. We asked to be sat at a booth which was incredibly uncomfortable. The service was terrible, never checking in and we had to flag her down anytime we needed service. The food was cold and fast food quality. We were mortified we had suggested this place for a client meeting. Never again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Quality small plate starters to share. Main course was average at best. We had meat loaf that came out with a cool center. Dish had obviously been sitting out and not warmed all the way. Also had a burger that was just ok, and wasn’t given enough time to rest before serving— resulting a greasy, wet bun.

This restaurant is in a hotel. While it is tucked to the side of the lobby, the carpet is dingy and the wallpaper and lighting is hotel lobby style wallpaper and lighting. There is also a faint smell of stale smoke in the air.

Would recommend for a drink and starters. Would pass for dinner. Good service overall.

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vipmarc
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bartender Gretchen, rocks! Always attentive and makes GREAT drinks.

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AlanM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A good hotel restaurant is rare; this is one of those. Winners are jambalaya, housemade tater tots, and the fresh fish whether Covina or salmon.

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KMEMR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

I am not sure I missed it somewhere in Open Table, but I was not aware that this restaurant was inside Marriott until we arrived at the address. The food was tasty but I felt hungry after we left whereas at some restaurants, I only get the entree and I can't even finish it. The wait staff was friendly but seemed a bit overwhelmed even though there weren't many people seated - not sure if they were also responsible for bar patrons as well. It took a long time to get a beer given the number of people and we had to ask a second time for a second beer as I think the wait staff forgot the original request. As hotel restaurants go, it was less expensive than we thought and we did like the taste of the food, just maybe more of it.

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vipMichelleT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The setting of the restaurant is unusual in that it is in a relatively open space in the front of the hotel. At first, we weren't sure that we were in the right place. The variety of dishes on the menu was what attracted us to try the restaurant in the first place and we weren't disappointed. The food was prepared well and had excellent flavors. The dishes were meant to be small, almost tapas style, but the price appropriately reflected that; it was possible to try a number of different dishes at a reasonable price. One waiter was very personable and helpful while another waiter acted as if he couldn't get rid of us soon enough. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and will definitely be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner at a little known spot inside the Marriott at Fair Oaks. Very modern take on comfort food and the bar selection, particularly whiskeys was amazing!

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vipJack
Washington DC
224 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very fresh tasty salads. Caesar was really great as well as the beet salad.
Nice fresh all crab crab cake and salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant week. Dinner was great! Shared the broccoli, beets, cobia, and salmon. Took the crab cake and short rib to go. “Small” plates are generous.

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Fans
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is delicious, and the price is reasonable compared to similar dishes in other restaurants. Definitely will go back in the future

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I was very excited about all the gluten free options. It is very hard to find crab cakes and short rib that are Gluten free and they had both. The small plates are actually very generous portions and everything we had was wonderful. While the menu feels upscale it is a casual environment and you can dress up or come in shorts.

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CarolynP
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

August 2019 Restaurant Week - pleasantly surprise at this hidden gem! Dined on 8/16 and the food was delicious for a hotel bar. First impression, upon entering the lobby it was bright, inviting and smelled wonderful! Remind me of hotels/malls in Dubai. Our waiter Colin was engaging and fun to talk to. The menu selection was plentiful and it was nice to learn that it was not created for this occasion only. The plates were advertised as tapas (small) but we didn't notice because the portions were filling for both me and my husband. For starters, we had the biscuits that melt in your mouth w/o the sweet butter spread, Mac & Cheese w/chicken (sauce had a Cajun taste) and beet salad (wonderful flavors), entrée a beef and salmon (cooked perfect, not tough, sliced easily with a fork) and …. drum roll... chocolate pie with cream cheese mouse! Heavenly! D E L I C I O U S! To top it off, the chef came by and shared the dessert was a family recipe. Thanks for sharing! Will definitely come back for the food and try some cocktails. A great place to unwind and get an awesome meal!

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LarryH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We tried this restaurant during Restaurant Week in Fairfax, since we don't usually venture into local hotel restaurants. This was an amazing find! Chef Naim Soued is doing some very creative things with Southern Fare, which we understand is a new introduction to their menu that he has been eager to try. Although the food is presented as 'small plate', the helping are quite generous. The bar carries an excellent assortment of whiskies, particularly bourbans, and some nicely crafted cocktails. Staff was very friendly and enthusiastic, with the perfect level of attention without being intrusive. We will definitely return to sample the bourbons and enjoy the cuisine.

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JohnN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We decided to try Kitchen 703 because of DC Restaurant Week and they did not disappoint. I did not realize Kitchen 703 is in the Marriott hotel steps from Fair Oaks Mall in sight of several run of the mill chain restaurants. Chef Naim Soued is excellent and took the time to come out and meet his guests and talk about his creations. Likewise the entire staff from the greeter to the busboys were all fantastic. Everyone was excited to be part of Restaurant Week and the Marriott team with literally every person helping each other to take orders, refill water, chat with customers, and so Five Stars for Service Above and Beyond is well deserved. What I really appreciated were the options the staff decided to provide for Restaurant Week. At a set price one could chose an appetizer, entree and dessert [standard for Restaurant Week], or any combination to include three of their more expensive entrees. Some restaurants [like Founding Farmers] limit choices based on price, but not Kitchen 703. Additionally, Chef Soued calls them Small Plates, but they were not small and all were delicious. We seriously enjoyed three separate meals from the "small plates" we sampled there and took home for later. Chef Soued's pasta twist on the traditional Cajun Jambalaya was delicious as was his Seared Cajun Cobia, which I paired with truffle buttered risotto that alone was filling and delicious. We also loved his Blackened Sixty South Salmon and the fantastic Red Pepper Chutney Crab Cake paired with grilled broccolini. Delicious! Thank you Kitchen 703 for an outstanding DC/Northern Virginia Restaurant Week experience.

FAQs

703 bar + kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 352-2525.

703 bar + kitchen is rated 4.1 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.