Blue Duck Tavern

4.5
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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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vipMaggles
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, as always! Made the birthday celebration special.

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Scott
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEric
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
vipMichaelB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 6 March 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, delicious food, grateful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DMM21
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Hostess was highly unaccommodating

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vipKidada
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful.

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DNYC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 February 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff was fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 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.

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PaulC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DavidS
Baltimore
1 review