Corduroy

4.5
3067 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Corduroy serves the best of the season with much of the restaurants produce coming from local farms. Corduroy is not handicapped accessible due to the historic nature of our building.

Vaccination Policy- Patrons 12 and older must show vaccine card and ID with at least one vaccine shot. Those with medical exemptions or religious objection must provide results of a negative PCR or antigen test taken with in 24 hours.

****Outdoor dining is currently closed for the season****
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vipDanielK
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service remain top notch, as always. Truly one of the best restaurants in the city, almost comically underappreciated. The 5-courses-for-$70 or 3-courses-for-$30 at the bar are the best deals in town.

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BarryT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated a friend's birthday at Corduroy last night and had an extraordinary dinner. We four chose the tasting menu and every course was excellent, interesting and ample. The service was professional: helpful and not intrusive. The chef had great pacing of the courses and, of course, is responsible for a five-star meal.
We had the restaurant arrange for wine pairings and three of us shared several different splits which for us was perfect.
On top of everything else, the room was warm, light and quiet. And, last but not least, the price was very reasonable for the quality and quantity of the meal.
Go to Corduroy!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fixed price tasting menu had an excellent selection- well worth the money for the excellent quality of food.

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up4agoodmeal
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

All in all, my partner and I were very pleased with the five-course tasting menu on New Year’s Eve. The outstanding dishes seemed to arrive every other course: the squash soup amuse bouche, the bigeye tuna with sushi rice, and the charcoal grilled prime beef with lyonnaise potatoes and French green beans. We were given two different desserts: the chocolate kit-kat bars and the the brioche bread pudding. Both were outstanding! Finally, for those watching their alcohol intake and their wallets, know that the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir by the glass are more than acceptable. Best wishes to all at Corduroy for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

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vipBlackdogdc
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Christmas dinner was great. took off stars because the tobacco smell from the cigar shop next door was heavy enough to disturb some members of our party.

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vipDiner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Good: Food was good. Wine selection was good.

Bad:
Service was terrible. Wait 10 minutes at the empty check-in counter. Once sit at table, wait another 10 minutes for our waitress to show up. When the order is placed, wait 20 minutes for the first course to arrive. After the first course is done, wait another 40 minutes for the main course.

Except for the time that the wine bottle was first opened, our waitress never once pour wine for us.

The men's restroom was very very filthy.

The restaurant is adjacent to a cigar shop. There is a strong cigarette/tobacco smell throughout the meal.

This meal was for our anniversary. We will never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing Christmas Day Dinner. Everything was perfect. They seemed a little understaffed but also understandable given it was a holiday. Can't recommend enough

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, good wine. Enjoyed the menu. Attention is also quite good.

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JanetG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful restaurant with superb food and drinks. Service was lovely and the look of the restaurant is chic and low key. I will echo the complaints of others that the smell of smoke from the adjoining cigar shop is a drawback but you don't notice it after a few minutes. We watched two parties ask to be switched from the table next to us soon after sitting down but they should have just waited a few minutes.

I will definitely be back.

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Verne
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Christmas Eve experience

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RosyG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING THE WAITER NEW THE MENU INSIDE AND OUT AND PROVIDED GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS

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vipEileenS
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took two clients who were both foodies to Corduroy last night and it was fabulous! Each course was a blend of flavors, textures and colors. It was great for both your taste buds as well as your eyes.

We ordered the tasting menu and each course is enough to give you a sense of the food without overpowering your palate or leaving you feeling stuffed. The Chef and staff work hard to allow you to savor each dish without feeling rushed. It's truly an enjoyable evening.

Chef served us Madai which is Japanese sea bream. It was one of the best fish dishes I have eaten in my life. It may have squeezed out his spectacular tuna with sushi rice to be my new favorite!

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StephenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful to find that “white tablecloth” dining in a quiet space still exists in today’s noisy world…

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vipLifeShortEatGood
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A class act. 4 of us on a Saturday nite. Delicious, intimate dining experience!

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RussianOtaku
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Corduroy started out on a strong note, with classy ambiance and staff that respected masking requirements, and provided excellent cocktails recommendations. Things were going well with a very good tuna tartar appetizer, and a spectacular crab special, but quickly deteriorated for the main course. I don't know if chef's hand just shook the salt shaker into the pot, but the bisque and the roast chicken were more salt then meat. The rare pepper tuna was over-seared (admittedly, the pepper crust was excellent). Deserts managed to salvage the situation somewhat, with a great boozy pana cota, but it was an uphill battle at that point.

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vipAnupamT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The menu is short, but each item is absolutely fabulous. I loved the creativity in the cuisine. Fusion with Japanese cuisine was absolutely perfect.

Deserts were awesome and very unique. Attention to detail in all aspects.

Cocktails were okay. Deep wine menu, but limited by the glass. We really didn't need a full bottle, but no big deal.

Will absolutely come back again.

FYI the outside signage is small. We walked by and then turned around.

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vipShannon
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food - great meal! You could smell The cigar store located next store which could be hard for some - for us it was ok!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First rate: excellent food, service, and MBR 's. A pleasure to die in here: one of the best restaurants in Washington in my opinion

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HeatherD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing. We did the tasting menu and wine pairing. Our server missed one of our pairings with the second course so that was a bit of a let down. The dishes sat on the table for awhile and when they came to pour our next wine selection the glasses were all dirty. This could be a result of understaffing right now so we didn’t let it impact the tip or anything. The food and wine itself were great. The atmosphere is clean, modern, and upscale. Only complaint is sitting closeish to the door and the smell of smoke wafting in really made it difficult to enjoy our food toward the end.

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vipDanielK
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb meal as always. Skip the menu; just ask Chef Power to cook for you. $70 for 5 courses is one of the best deals in town. Wash it down with a bargain French wine and pat yourself on the back for a superlative evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

A bit disappointed about the experience. The entire restaurant was full of smoke from the kitchen. The smoke alarm even went off. The wait staff were very nice, but they did not seem to acknowledge that the room is full of smoke.

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vipJAYE
Washington DC
146 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinners at Corduroy------Years of pleasure. Thank you!

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MaryG
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We return to Corduroy again and again for the excellent food. The menu is small but everything is delicious. The cocktails are made with care and top shelf ingredients. But the deciding factor for us is that we can dine with friends and hear each other. It's a small place with tables spaced so that you are not listening to your neighbors' conversations. Parking is iffy (no close garages) so Uber might be your best bet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I tried the 5 course tasting menu. They were all nice and the service was so professionally done. Only thing I didn't like was the cigarette. The smell was so strong that bothered alot. But other than that, the ambient was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding

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viparoma
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful place to dine. Good spacing between the tables. Excellent and interesting food choices with reasonable prices for a restaurant in an expensive city with high restaurant prices. Wine list is excellent, but pricy. Good values are there if you consult with the sommelier. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Main courses were a little slow to arrive, but the overall quiet atmosphere made conversation with friends easy.

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Moonpanther
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had Thanksgiving dinner with my mother, brother and husband and very much enjoyed the experience. We were expected by the staff and taken to a table right away. The table was set for four, but a server had to get a fourth chair. This was done quickly and with some apology. The waitstaff was attentive, answering questions and bringing drinks as soon as possible. Our food was delicious and I felt that my main course was the perfect size. I'd visit this restaurant again when it isn't a major holiday -- it was clear that the staff was working hard to make sure every patron was happy.

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Royal
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Noise level was good, we could hear each other speaking in a normal tone of voice during most of the dinner.

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vipDJMB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous Thankgiving dinner. Wonderful choices; each of which was excellent. Service was friendly and first rate. A delightful experience on a holday.

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CharlesH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Not the level of service as when we last visited six or seven years ago. Soups which took an hour to arrive and were lukewarm. Main courses which arrived at the one and a half hour mark and, while good, were not necessarily noteworthy. The table next to us was seated long after we arrived and was the same group size, yet received their meals a half hour before us despite ordering off of the same prix fixe menu. Food is not worthy of the price point and service is so slow that conversation starts to falter and the meal became tiresome.

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vipMaryM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Perhaps because it was Thanksgiving but the serice was very very slow (over half an hour between courses).

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vipval20003
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My go to restaurant for Thanksgiving.

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vipDenise
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extraordinary service. The food and ambiance were outstanding.

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vipRachelT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

It was a stiff and starch atmosphere and the food was too sweet. The waitstaff was great however

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VickiM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. Going back three times (including tomorrow). Very convenient for convention attendees.

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TaylorL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary - service was outstanding and food/drinks were to die for! Exceeded expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal. Excellent wine list. Perfect cocktails.

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JimN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was wonderful as was the atmosphere. The service staff was over taxed as are many these days. Our service was wonderful everything considered.

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vipWineguy
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

This is worth going to. They also have to remember the weakest link theory. We ordered the tasting menu which, other than the roasted salmon was stellar. The servers were mostly clueless except for the captain/sommelier who was outstanding. For food this quality this says mismanagement to me. And don’t blame Covid! They work here! Train your staff it makes more money for the restaurant.

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DesreenD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service, nice setting. Difficult to find, tucked away, but worth the dining experience

FAQs

Corduroy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 589-0699.

Corduroy is rated 4.5 stars by 3067 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.