Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

4.1
356 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Degrees Bistro offers an innovative small plates menu featuring internationally-inspired regional cuisine, complimented with an innovative cocktail and wine list. Located in the leisure level of The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C., the restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere complements the hotel’s modern, industrial-chic style with exposed brick, warm hardwood floors, classic bistro tables, and a sleek black slate bar.
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vipLuv2eat
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Service slow, food subpar. The avocado toast was drenched in vinegar. Even worse, avocados were 75% black. They took it off the bill, but u should be able to eat breakfast at your hotel.

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vipLongtimer
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed dining at the restaurant. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating and the food was excellent. The restaurant is rather small but the tables are spaced apart so the noise level is low -- conversation at our table was easy. The menu is a little limited, but it fits with the size of the restaurant.

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Linda
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We chose to stay in the hotel for dinner for convenience understanding that the reviews for the restaurant are not stellar. The food was adequate and our waiter was charming. We were surprised at the distinct Ritz Carlton touch that was lacking here. They delivered our meal all at one time rather than salads first followed by entrees for a more relaxed meal. It created a lot of crowding on the table as well as a less enjoyable pace. There was no one to greet us for 10 minutes when we arrived for our reservations. It is adequate if you choose to dine here for the convenience, but it could be so much better.

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vipUnbelievableKdm
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have made a better choice for Valentines Day!! Everything was beyond amazing!!!!

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vipCK111
Greensboro
38 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for dinner in the heart of Georgetown. Enjoy the lobby fireplace and cocktails before or after dinner.

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Food4Eat
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Sloppy service, inconsistent menu. Three of the same salads were all dressed differently. Was a staple place, but no longer the same quality. Great lounge though.

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jmrthms
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

There was no host of person at the front to help with table assignment. I was expecting to have a great experience because of the hotel brand but I was wrong. Don't go this place please.

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ElenaA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle fries were delicious. All of the beef dishes (ribs, steak and fries, and the ribeye) were well-prepared and so tender. We had great service and we loved the atmosphere.

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vipKileandZack
52 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The meal was okay. Flavor was good but the ceasar salad had so much dressing I asked for more lettuce and even after mixing more in it was still more than enough. I know it is the Ritz but for the price the portions were small. No one was there to greet us at the host stand. Service was excellent as you'd expect.

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JulieA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ambiance was very disappointing. Menu was less than exciting.

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vipElenore
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It is ok for what it is. No real atmosphere - I remembered when it was on the upper floor and at least there was a view there. Menu for brunch is limited but tasty. More of a quick breakfast spot.

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JulieN
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service from all the staff in a very warm and relaxing environment

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NYCWAS8
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Degrees Bistro is a bar with lounge seating for dining. The room has dark walls and brown chairs. I did not like the ambience at all. There was 2 servers and no bartender. A hostess came in later and assisted at the bar. Our server made our mimosas and bloody Mary's. My first bloody was spicy and good. My friend ordered a bloody Mary but she did not like spicy. The server made another pitcher less spicy. I did not like the second bloody mary. It was weak and flavorless. Also, I ordered a hamburger medium rare. It was served medium well. I did not send it back because the server disappear for 10 -15 minutes. When she returned I advised the burger oowas not what I ordered. She apologized for preparation. My guests enjoyed their meals. Overall, I was very disappointed with the restaurant, food, service and costs for food and drinks. My bill was $225.00 plus tip $42.00=$267.00. I've dined at other Ritz Carlton hotels in DC and NYC with a much better ambience, decor, service and food. I will not return to Degrees Bistro.

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FJOR
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful place with good food. Not a crowded brunch.

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vipLEBC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We went there for brunch and even though the food was fine, it was too expensive for what it was.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Personalized service, quiet and amazing food. I will be coming back!!

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
435 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was okay. It is a very expensive place for what you are paying for.

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vipDiddiC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Not worth the money. You can get better elsewhere. Brunch lacks serious flavor and basic seasoning. Our home fries (potatoes) were really under cooked. Mostly everything lacked basic seasoning.

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vipHala
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place! William our server was attentive but not suffocating. Food was so delicious! Even the coffee was to die. Will be back!

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vipAliG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location if going to the movies. Friendly service, good food...but acoustics are not great. There were only 2 tables of guests, but the other table across the room was loud and the sound carried throughout the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous service. John is a superb waiter. Food excellent. Salmon the best. Truffle fries a great starter with wine.

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Jewel
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was outstanding and the dinner delicious!

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vipOpenTableFan
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came in for a small bite to eat before a Kennedy Center performance. The ambience was nice and we found some small bites on the menu that were exactly what we were looking for. Our server was polite and attentive and offered good suggestions for us.

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vipdk23
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Such a disappointment. I dont know why it got such good reviews. Just a regular, small hotel cafe. Service was awful and food was mediocre. Again, just like a regular hotel breakfast you could get many places. There was absolutely no signage either, so we thought we had to be in the wrong place.

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vipDrewNJ
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice variety of menu options. Service was top notch and ambiance was amazing. Very nice option in Georgetown.

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vipReviewADE
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect menu size, high quality service, and great tasting food. Had high hopes for this restaurant and was exceptionally pleased with the experience.

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AnaAllan
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

They had no one at the hostess station then when was seated had four diff servers which all were told would like wine list and it never came. On top of that an other table got there food before our simple porchetta and hamburger order. And on top of that when we told them we want to settle bill at the middle of eating we didn’t get it until all our food was gone. There was only 3 people dining at that time. The service was horrible. PLUS they never gave us the open table reservations points so had to go back next day and it took manager 30 min while I waited for her.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who is in the area

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vipMary
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipKyle
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This is an embarrassment for the Ritz Carlton brand. It looks like an unused lobby in a convention center where they scattered a few tables.

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vipTru14
Los Angeles
129 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is nothing more than a glorified cafe. I’ve found the prices unreasonably high for what we got.

The dulce de leche pancakes were as dry as toast. The chicken sausages were over cooked. Other dishes were good, but not great.

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vipLisaJ
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I actually love sitting in the library/ living room. It’s cozy, inviting and makes me feel like I’m in Aspen

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vipGrantParkFoodLover
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

This cannot be in a Ritz Carlton. The food was horrible and the service was just as bad. The stiped bass smelled and tasted fishy. I had to spit it out. My soup was brought at the same time as my entree. The waiter charged me for a full bottle of sparking water and only poured half. The waiter didn't tell us that we should order sides, as the entree doesn't come with any. We had to request for water refills (for those drinking tap). My friend also had the bass and didn't eat hers b/c it was so terrible. There was no hostess at the front and we had to inquire about seating from the bar (and no sign w/ instructions). The restaurant only had two other parties and THREE servers! Service was slow as well. They need to do a better job of training and ensure that the food is fresh. I would never go back to this restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It's just overpriced for what you get. We ended up with an $80 check for a meal I could have made at home. Everything was well-cooked and the ingredients were nice, but no originality. Also, they charge for bottled water instead of offering tap. The hotel is nice but the restaurant was almost completely deserted. Usually I like a quiet meal but it was just not worth the $. If there were a few lower-priced drink and meal options, or if they included sides with the entree (without raising the price of the entree) it would be an improvement.

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12345
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Though we had a reservation we stood at the host's table for a few minutes with no acknowledgement from the staff. Eventually, we went up to the bar and were told to sit anywhere we liked. Though it was several minutes before our server showed up with menus and took our drink order, he was pleasant throughout. The food was lack-luster and not worth the prices charged. The restaurant did not live up to our expectations in the least.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The butternut squash soup was exceptional. In addition, the truffles fries were really good.

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vipemptynest
Salt Lake City
45 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick Valentine's dinner before off to a party. Pre-arranged menu was excellent. We were very pleased. Might be our favorite Ritz.

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vipYumm
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Despite the fact that me and my guests were the first for Breakfast. We had to ask to be seated while the employees shuffled behind the bar . Not welcomed . Service was delayed and slow , not the Ritz I’m used to . Shame.

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Brunchlover16
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed having lunch here after getting a massage at the Ritz Carlton Spa. Our service was outstanding and loved the food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was basic hotel food, which was fine. The atmosphere was like a dormitory food room. I woujd not go back.

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown is rated 4.1 stars by 356 OpenTable diners.

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