EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel

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309 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
An upscale, modern eatery, EDGAR features traditional American brasserie cuisine and authentically crafted cocktails. Handcrafted cocktail culture marks The Mayflower's return to the iconic bar scene. EDGAR will be the place to toast with a classic beverage, but a creative and artisanal menu is the new star.

Located in the footprint of the original restaurant space with entrances in the lobby and on Connecticut Avenue, EDGAR replaces the former Town & Country and Cafe Promenade and promises a contemporary twist to the iconic hotel. Bringing the spirit of the grand bar back to Connecticut Avenue, EDGAR embraces the history of its legendary location and is poised to be a iconic yet modern fixture within DC social and cultural scene.

Our team is dedicated to making your experience at EDGAR as special as possible and we thrive on opportunities to create wonderful memories for our guests.

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What 309 People Are Saying
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J
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. A go to place

EH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

My chicken was way too salty and my husband and friends sea bass was very watery. They took my chicken back and I got French onion soup which was pretty good. The wait staff was nice, but the food was not great especially for the price.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance and kind service. It would have been better if they had gluten-free/allergy free options available.

AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very busy and loud on a Saturday night. Hard to get server's attention. But the food and décor were good. Great cocktails. I'd go back when it is less busy. Would like to try more of the menu items. Decent happy hour specials.

L
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre show meal and drinks

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The flat bread oven was not working, which limited selection. They apologized profusely. The calamari appetizer was delicious and large. A whole meal. Wine was way overpriced.

PM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent place for breakfast!

MH
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic drinks and food! Love the atmosphere. The wait staff could be more attentive but besides that the place is fantastic

RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant for a casual business lunch. The staff is very courteous and professional. Delicious burgers and crab cakes.

K
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place for dinner after a busy day of sight seeing.

p
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a reliably good spot for breakfast with attentive service and a varied menu ranging from lighter to heavier options. I've eaten here many times and have always enjoyed the food. The service is attentive without being oppressive and I've never felt rushed or ignored.

PB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

was a challenging experience from the very beginning: I arranged a business meeting with two executives, in advance of their arrival, and getting set at the table seemed beyond her comprehension (it took ten minutes and the restaurant was empty). Beyond that, we had to wait far too long for service, repeatedly. I would have given 1-star, but I don't want to seem obnoxious about it. The food was good.

JM
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wish i saved her name, but the waitress was superb and sometimes the service can be spotty there. But the service was spectacular this time. And the food and drinks too.

KC
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Food and service. Would absolutely return!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was good. We asked for unbuttered English muffins and they came with butter. It was pretty noisy too. Maybe some nice area carpets would cut down the noise. Other than that, it was fine

KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was not noted by anyone in the restaurant. They did not have a host or manager available to run the floor and since we were six people the servers would not seat us at first. when they offered a table it was not appropriate for a child because it was a high top. My friend walked around the restaurant until she found a table in the back which would seat us with a high chair for the child.
My reservation through open table was useless to this restaurant and I was embarrassed to bring my friends. My friends made the best of a bad experience and we were able to get food.

NK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was good to great, came in for Mother's Day between the lunch and dinner rush as I was able to get a last minute reservation. Beautiful and varied spot, very comfortable. Took 10 minutes for someone to come to front of house to seat us. Seated in the back dining room, it felt like we were eating in the middle of a (very loud, very behind the scenes) staff meeting as they were prepping for dinner service, assumedly a large party. Unsure why we were seated there, as the restaurant wasn't crowded at all during this time. Wait staff dropped silver ware on the ground and it sat there for 15-30min. We asked to speak to a manager at the conclusion of our meal and the server was unsure if she was present... and they acted as such.

Flourless chocolate cake >>>

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

You would have never thought they’d handle a Mother’s Day event. Who doesn’t know that Mother’s Day is the busiest day to go out and eat. The hostess was never available and allowed checking out hotel guests walk in and take reserved tables. Our waiter was great and after we watched guests get served their meals that were seated after us, the staff figured out we weren’t very happy and did the right thing and comp’d our order.

I did take care of the waiter but my overall view of a Marriott run property was not positive.

MA
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food quality was low, packaged and not fresh. They had to cook my omelette twice because they couldn’t get the ingredients correct and in the end it was still wrong! Never go their again.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My girlfriends and I stumbled into here for breakfast and we're met with excellent service and absolutely delicious food. Would totally recommend to anyone

JP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for business meeting

KK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I feel like maybe they had an off day. We went to Easter brunch at 10am. The service was very slow, and yet they did not seem to be very crowded. We ordered one mimosa and one orange juice. The juice came out fairly quickly, but the mimosa took forever. And by the time our meals came out 45 minutes after we ordered, our eggs were pretty cold. My sausage was cold. And the plate wasn't even hot, so it didn't appear that they sat under a heat lamp waiting to be picked up. Everything was pretty mediocre for an expensive place. I would potentially give them a second chance at some point, but there are so many other great restaurants in the city, that I don't think I'll be going back any time soon.

T
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick and accommodating to our needs.

RG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, but please don't seat two tables next to each other when the restaurant is virtually empty.

E
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Flatbread was sloppy but ingredients were good. Service was horrible! Server mixed our orders up, charged us twice and seemed in a horrible mood.

J
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, tasty cuisine

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The meal was good. The server was friendly. The hostess was not very engaging, but seated us promptly. The music did not seem appropriate for the venue. As an extension of the Mayflower hotel, I thought it would be nicer. Overall, a good meal, but I thought a Mayflower restaurant would have been more.

p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Crab cake was terrible. All filled with breading and very little crab.

t
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fairly handsome hotel restaurant. Bar is busy, but tables have good separation for conversation. Server did not tell us you have to order sides - we just got a piece of meat on a plate. Be ready to order, because they will let you sit. Food took awhile to arrive after it was ordered.

BA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This hotel restaurant is kept lively by a very active bar that adjoins it, but that also makes it a little noisy. While the prices are high for most items, they are well within the range one expects in a classy downtown hotel in a city like Washington. Presentation and preparation were excellent and the service was polite, prompt, and well-trained. My wife had sea bass, which she found to be superb. My crab cakes were composed of lump meat and very little filler, but were blandly seasoned and thus were overcome by the robust garlic flavor of the spinach they were on. I enjoyed the spinach and highly recommend it!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter seemed distracted and was slow. Ambience was fun and the food was unique. Bread was amazing. Would have liked fruit with the cheese plate.

p
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a work breakfast downtown. Service is attentive but not oppressive and the food is served quickly and consistently tastes and looks great.

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The biggest problem is the service. Slow and inattentive. Also, $5 for ice tea? Seriously?!

M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice food. Servings at lunch (roast chicken) a tad small, hence 4 stars for value

E
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food orders were incorrect. The waiter staff were not attentive. The hostess was very professional.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible with the wait staff wandering around in an empty restaurant like the undead and yet drink orders not taken for 15 min after seating. Food was good, not excellent and not nearly worth the amount charged.

C
Richmond
46 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a hreat time at Edgar's prior to an evening at The Kennedy Center. The food was great and our waiter was excelllent.

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good service tasty food. Good for business lunch

R
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waited for awhile for host who was not there. VA Tech football was doing a coaches show. We went to back and had waiter seat us.

Actual table service was exceptional by server

Valet parking service over all 3 days was a disaster but that is a different story

S
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We chose the restaurant because of its proximity to the National Geographic Museum. We went at a super-slow time, so maybe that's why the service itself was kind of slow. The meal was tasty, very generous portions. Overall, it was a very nice experience.

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