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Astoria's Kitchen by 54, Washington, DC

Astoria's Kitchen by 54

3.6
3.6
44 Reviews
$31 to $50
North African
Astoria’s Kitchen is a modern trend of North African and European cuisine. From Spain to Morocco we have blended some of the finest cuisines to offer. Food has always been seen as a way of gathering people to the table and sharing a significant experience, we aspire to offer the finest meats, vegetables, and products to get a feel for our cultural dishes that are provided from our local purveyors daily. A new dining experience with plenty to offer. Astorias Kitchen is an experience like no other in the city, that will not disappoint.

One of the City's Most Attractive Restaurants & Bar.

WE ARE IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON D.C.

Open every day from 11am to 11pm.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    North African, European, Moroccan

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 792-8008

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Innovative

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Hire more staff and this place would be amazing !!
  2. Fluffyfoodie

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Waffle was spongy, had a sliver of butter, and looked like it was dropped on the floor. It didn’t have any chocolate drizzle as the menu promised. They also ran out of fruit. I ordered bottomless mimosas. They never came. Before we got ready to leave, someone brought over a champagne bottle and we told them take it back. We’re ready to go. Do NOT recommend for brunch. Horrible experience. Had to go to another bar for drinks and better food and service. I will never come here again.
  3. VanessaD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Unfortunetly who ever the manager of this location is let their staff down there were a total of 3 people work the entire brunch service. One cook, one dishwasher, and one hostess/bartender/food runner/waitress. I do not blame the waitress at all she did her best but their definitely needed to be more people on staff for a Saturday brunch. My party was for 8 and it took so long to get drinks and appetizers we left without getting entries and we sat for over 2 hours. Hopefully management gets the message to staff their restaurant better.
  4. Dantee

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The food was good and the servers were nice. Great ambiance for first dates and birthdays
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    It was ok. The food wasn’t as good as expected. The food portion wasn’t was as portrayed online. It’s a nice place to go on a date, but I wouldn’t go back. The drinks were very cute though.
  6. NanC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The main dish arrived without the side vegetable. We were almost through with our meal when the vegetable arrived. The food is very expensive. Not worth the cost.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The decor is pretty and the music was really good! Our server was attentive and checked on us frequently. Their brunch menu is really small so it doesn’t provide a variety of options.
  8. Heavenly

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I’m so disappointed that we came here, we found hair in our food the managers were drunk and unconcerned. My cousin is allergic to tomatoes and asked to have none on her salad and it seemed like they put extra instead! My food was supposed to come with mash but had to get rice instead cuz they were out and the entire plate was so salty I couldn’t even eat it . Not to mention I didn’t get any veggies that were supposed to come with the meal. There was only one server and one host for the entire restaurant. At one point the restaurant was filled with an overwhelming burning scent(I was looking for smoke). I was ready to leave within the first 10 minutes after finding hair in the falafel but we were there to celebrate a birthday so tried my best to overcome that was the WORST MISTAKE EVER! As time went on things just kept getting worse. This place is overpriced, unprofessional and just an all around disappointment to the city!
  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    1st. Was greeted by a rude waiter who rolled there eyes at me for suggesting they place the silverware and plates on the table before we sit. Who wants that don’t in front of them while interacting with your people. 2nd. One of our people fell from broken chairs including other guests not included in my party of 8. The restaurant did nothing to accommodate. Only empty apologies. The manager said he would give us free shots. We called him 1hr later to ask if we would still receive them. He said he was busy seating/accommodating other guests. 3rd. Food was given before drinks. One of my party did not receive her food till 30mins after everyone else. 4th. Every chair at the bar was dirty with food crumbs. Only half of the restaurant was full. No one seated at the bar.
  10. Shawnie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We didn't even sit and eat. When we arrived no one greeted us until about 10-15 mins in. There were no tables available so the employee started pulling tables from outside and bringing them inside to seat the parties that were waiting. After standing and waiting for tables to be arranged they then let a party of four that sitting at the bar take one of the tables. Being that we had a reservation, tables and chairs should have already been set up. We went all the way to DC for nothing. I would recommend this restaurant.
  11. kr003

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The vibe here was great. We went for a friends birthday on a Tuesday night and we were the only people. The staff was very friendly, helped us with pictures, and made us comfortable. We had a few issue with our food but they made sure everything was okay by the time we left. Our host was BALLENTINA and she was awesome!! If we’re in the area and were to come back she’s the only person we would want to serve us!!
  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was not good, the appetizers were good but the main course lacked seasoning. It was very bland, they didn’t have menus when we first arrived. Additionally, while our server was good I didn’t appreciate them adding gratuity of 20% for my party of two automatically. That as very presumptuous of them. I will not eat there again.
  13. Kiddy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice staff. Tasty food, drinks where great, beautiful Restaurant!! The Manager was so Awesome also!
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was good and the seating was nice. Atmosphere was amazing.
  15. ScorchedW

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Dined in for brunch, and was not impressed. My guest and I enjoyed the ambience and the Afrobeats but the food fell short. The coconut shrimp was delicious and the wings were made nicely. However, I did not care for the sauce that came with the wings. When I asked the server if there were any alternative sauces to pair with my wings, I was told the kitchen only had ketchup or ranch. Also, I ordered breakfast potatoes but were ultimately sent back to the kitchen due to the lack of flavor and arriving cold to the table. My guest ordered the pancakes and was disappointed with the lack of flavor and the possibility of being undercooked. Overall, the server was extremely nice and tried to make the best out of the experience. However, I would not return for brunch, but possibly their dinner experience. If someone were to consider this location for brunch, it is for ambience and the bottomless mimosas, which my guest and I did enjoy.
  16. LovelyJDB11

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The restaurant decor and music was a vibe! However the drinks took awhile to come. The smoked rice was hard and VERY SALTY.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    they had a set menu for valentine’s day that we was not aware of. Then on the set menu they didnt have lamb chops or mash potatoes. Gave us the wrong order. and took forever to bring drinks
  18. Jason

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    This place is just the right size to be intimate. Decor is nice and attractive and give the romantic vibe. However the service was terrible. On a Valentine’s Day for dinner it wasn’t packed at all plenty of open tables and spots at the bar, we sat at out table for 15min before we had to get up and as a waitress to come our table. The appetizers we ordered (Mumbo shrimp Mac and cheese ball ) were both cold when they arrived which also took a while and even the sauce on the plate had dried up like it had been sitting there for a while. Our waitress never told us about or asked us about what sides were avail with the meals she just paired it with potatoes by default. So when we asked for a different side and a salad she acted as if that was an impossible request. We pushed back and got the salad, but when it arrived you couldn’t tell it was a salad. It looked like smashed greens in a soup sauce. All of this while others around us are leaving because they’re or either waiting too long or are experiencing the same level of service. Lastly, as I mentioned earlier this place has a full bar. We asked for a apple martini and we were told by our waitress that it wasn’t in the menu so it couldn’t be ordered. We had it to get up get the bar tenders attention and order it directly, in which our waitress ended up bringing it to us. Overall , good ambiance but this place is a no go. It’s not worth your time or money.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally 10/10
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our waitress, Laura, was truly amazing. She made the experience much better than the establishment itself.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I found this cute restaurant on Insta and instantly put it on the date night calendar. My husband and I showed up excited about the food we saw on instagram and the great service but instead the hostess instantly greeted us with “we have no customer service etiquette”…..when we arrived the hostess was on her personal cell phone and we had to wait for her to be done (now I’m a mom and I know life happens so I didn’t think much of it because, hey maybe she’s a mom too and the kids are calling)……..anyway the restaurant was practically empty (we made reservations for an early dinner)….and I asked to be seated at the back, she told me this is the only table she can seat us at and quickly walked away to get on her personal phone again. We sat down, looked around at the empty tables really bothered by her statement. So I asked the hostess if the empty seats on the middle were off the seating list for customers, she said only the back row because they have it reserved for a large party coming in later. First, then don’t make a general statement that “this is the only place you can seat us” if only the back row will be occupied. Second, it’s her lack of care to see that new customers feel taken care of and happy, I mean for goodness sake she didn’t even wait for us to be seated before she ran back to her phone. There we other issues but we left after 5 minutes because the service was ridiculously terrible from the moment we walked in. The servers looked nice but the hostess killed out appetites. I couldn’t justify spending my money at an establishment where I didn’t feel welcomed.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Everything was from Costco!! When we informed the waitress our food was cold from sitting on the counter - I watched the chef tell the waitress to ask us to leave. I asked her was it because we wanted warm food? She replied “basically”! Close this place down immediately. Charged $19 for two pancakes….tuh!
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    My first visit was good. The bartender was fantastic. Granted we were the ONLY ones in there and we sat at the bar just for drinks and had wings. Drinks were amazing. I had a smoked whisky and the presentation was A1. We also tried the epresso martini, cotton candy drink and popsicle sangria. We decided to make a reservation for brunch to really try the food and see what it would be like full service. Boy, was I not ready for what happened. I ordered a hash. It came out in the frying pan it was cooked in. Not the stone hot plate sitting on a board that you would think. It was an old, scratched up pan. I was not warned about how hot the pan was. I still decided not to touch it. BUT when I went to scoop up the food onto my fork the pan moved around and brunt my arm, BECAUSE there wasn't anything underneath to stop it. The food was a hair better than okay. But the kicker was a DOG WALKING ACROSS THE TABLE, next to us. And they kept letting the dog walk across the table. A guest in my party is allergic to dogs and when I said something it took a VERY LONG TIME, to address. Apparently the dog belong a relatively of the owner. He and his friends were young and drunk and did offer us drinks and apologize. The manager did offer a 20% discount, which I didn't think was sufficient.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The lamb was seasoned well but over cooked. I wasn’t pleased with the cocktails either, expected more. When I ordered the chocolate cake and realized they just bought the $17 cake from Costco and sold it $13 a slice that finalized my “I’m never going back here again” subpar at best. Don’t believe the hype……IG faked me out. Don’t fall for the same trick I did.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Overall we did not enjoy our experience. The holiday decor was nice and our server was attentive and apologetic for challenges. However, the drinks, food and overall atmosphere was very disappointing (the playlist did not match the holiday theme decor or audience at all).
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I called to make a reservation and was told by someone over the phone I had to make the reservation online either through the website or open table. The website was not working so I made a reservation through open table for a work lunch. When we got there, the doors were locked. Eventually someone from the kitchen saw us, unlocked the doors only to tell us the restaurant was closed. When I told him we had a reservation, he explained he works in the kitchen, no servers were there and he said he would call his boss and let us know. Then he locked the doors again. After a few minutes, we left and went somewhere else. Very unprofessional. No one ever reached out or called to tell me the restaurant wasn’t open even though I had a reservation.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The service was great and beautiful ambiance. However, I would not go back just for a pretty picture. The food was basic, under seasoned, meal and side options on the menu were limited, they were out of certain drink items on a Monday, and menu was overpriced. I barely touched my food and I am a big foodie. This did not give African cuisine. My friend wanted to go for her birthday, but even she was disappointed. I didn’t take pictures of the food because the presentation wasn’t there.
  28. Alexander

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Brisket was okay and the chicken was sahara desert dry. Tables were extremely close together and the food prices were extremely high for the quality.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Monthly happy hour
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Went here for a girls night, to be honest the food was very bland besides the short ribs. The best thing were the drinks and ambience. They also had rules regarding returning meals that you don’t like, automatic 20% gratuity no matter the party size, and time limit for the table. This is my first time experiencing extensive rules at a restaurant. I thought it was odd that this was not mentioned when prior to coming. We had a lot of issues with our food. First appetizer was not good so we switched for something else and it came out cold. The menu also had very few selections, no seafood options or vegetable options as sides. Overall 2/10 for me!
  31. Stacy

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The ambiance is okay but the food isn’t that great for value
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The service was questionable, the food was pretty bland, and we didn’t get utensils until our food came out! Food came fast, drinks were really good! The aesthetic was very nice, but one of the chairs gave me a splinter because the cloth was coming up as I was pulling my chair into the table!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Disappointed with what we expected. Food was not the quality advertised.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service! I will be going back quickly!!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    It was my boyfriend’s birthday and we arrived and the ambiance was beautiful. We went on a Tuesday evening and a Brianna was our waitress and she was awesome! The food however was not unfortunately. We ordered the Mac and cheese balls that looked good but had no seasoning. The shrimp wasn’t worth it. However we were still looking forward to our entrees. I got the lamb shank that came with rice. The lamb shank was phenomenal and the meet was falling off the bones but the rice wasn’t seasoned. The other entree was the short ribs with mashed potatoes. The short ribs were great but again the mashed potatoes did not have seasoning. The ambiance and service were great however the food wasn’t worth a second trip…even with the phenomenal meats. Drink were good also but will not be back.
  36. KennethS

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible experience. Long waits to get seated when having reservations, to even waiting 15 mins to to get water, menus and utensils and the hostess was either nowhere to be see in the front. Food was tasteless. The Mac and Cheese balls were that bad that the table next to ours got it for free since the kitchen messed something and they only had one bite… Plates are all flat for items that are greasy and ended with the server dripping all the fat from the brisket on me. Once we got the entrees we didn’t have utensils. We had to ask 4 times and had to wait 10 mins to finally get something to eat the plates that were cold by that time. Either way they were tasteless and not even close to what is described (not sure where the honey brisket has it’s name since it was dry and no honey sauce it says on the menu). We ordered drinks and never got them so once we tasted the food and saw how bad it was we asked them to cancel them and ordered the check and just ate at the pizza place next door. I had never stopped eating and left a place like we did for this one. That is how bad the whole experience was… We also made sure to ask to talk to the manager on the way out to make sure they know all that happened.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    There was a DJ set up in the restaurant, and the music was too loud to hear anyone. Multiple patrons asked them to turn down the music and the staff was unable to get it turned down.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived at the restaurant to find the staff setting up for a Halloween party. No one greeted us, and the music was nightclub-level loud. Feeling that the lack of attention combined with the noise would result in a really unpleasant dinner experience, we left. Once out, I called the resto to cancel the reservation and was told that as I made it on Open Table they would report me as a no-show. They did just that.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience at this restaurant! Although our meatball appetizers came out cold, the chef was able to quickly turn it around and fix the issue as well as comping the appetizer with no question! Really appreciated that. The staff were all friendly and very accommodating. We were able to celebrate a friends birthday with smiles the whole night! The ambiance was so cute and the music was perfect for the vibe. Definitely would go back!
  40. ConstanceR

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Mac and cheese balls were out of Lamb out off Short ribs portion very little , IG makes it seem like you are getting a decent portion Rice had no flavor and cold Drinks were basic Brisket was half fat Terrible experience Other guest complaining and wanting their money back I will just never return there .

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Astoria's Kitchen by 54 is rated 3.6 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

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2121 K St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    North African, European, Moroccan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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