Elephant & Castle - DC 19th St. (Eye St.)

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18 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub

Elephant & Castle - DC 19th St. (Eye St.) is a British inspired pub that definitely knows how to draw a crowd. The restaurant and bar is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. It has extended hours until midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for weekend fun and entertainment. Elephant & Castle also has extended morning hours on Saturday and Sunday, when they open for brunch at 10:00 a.m.

Elephant & Castle serves authentic British cuisine, including classic dishes like Shepherd's Pie and sweet potato fries. It's the perfect place to go for sporting events and to participate in fun activities like trivia nights. Come in and relax in a casual atmosphere with friendly staff and delicious food and drinks.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place to watch Barcelona soccer match! This is the official fan club of FCB to watch all soccer matches. Staff and service are great.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was good, but the service was horrible. I think they were understaffed this day and we waited an hour to get our food. We were sat right at the door (almost in the aisle), so every time someone walked in or out, we got a significant chill.

11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Had horrible service from Sanne who made us feel bad by sitting in her area and like we were pests. She was rude and was very short with us. We spent $200 on our bill and were treated like crap.

4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I work nearby. Great for after work social gathering. Very large servings for their happy hour appetizers. Good customer service from the waiter. I’ll definitely go back with friends after work.

1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Ambiance great. The noise level during Happy Hour was extreme, it was very hard to have a conversation.

52 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elephant and Castle was a great pick! The service was great and the food was really good!

Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I made reservations for 6 people for a fairly important business meeting. When we got there, our table had apparently been given away to a group that walked in. Without any apology or alternative offered, we were taken to the high chair section next to the bar and a few tables were hurriedly pushed together. Needless to say it was very uncomfortable trying to get all those full meal plates onto little bar tables.

New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty pub-like casual food. Nice draught & drink list. We enjoyed our lunch there.

Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waitress Jessie was great and patient with our large rambunctious group of brunchers. The food was much tastier than I expected. We were there on the early side for brunch, so there weren't many people there -- might be different when they're busy, but I'd definitely return.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Server was not great - not very attentive. Food was good.

New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Went on Friday night. Group of 8. Very loud but expected in pub. Waiter seemed preoccupied in that he’d dash over to us, say something like “ all ok?” Then dash away before we could respond. More than once we had to shout him down or back to table for requests. It was almost as if he was annoyed we were there. So that part disappointing.

Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I met up here for lunch with colleagues that I had not seen in a long time. Our food was good and served quickly. We enjoyed our meal. One suggestion is for the restaurant to check their wine as I had a glass, which was stale and I had to send it back. That was the only incident that I wanted to flag, but other than that, I will definitely return for lunch.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although it's been 40 years since I've visited England, Elephant & Castle brought back some memories. The brunch was outstanding, the banger huge, and the bacon to die for!

Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food great service I w recommend and return soon

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

There are not a lot of restaurants that come to mind in downtown DC for a small or medium sized group of colleagues dining for lunch that need to make reservations and be able to hear each other talk at a table. This place was perfect for that.

Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very british feel. Good for watching Football and for relaxed socializing.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The business dinner with colleagues was ok. The restaurant/bar was very understaffed which they made a point to tell us, so service was below than mediocre. It was our first time, so this did not leave a great impression with the group. There were no waters for all of the guests (15-18 people) drinks took a while to come out, food did as well. It had the potential to be a great night, but unfortunately the sudden change in available waiters/waitresses was not communicated from the beginning and it ended up hurting the experience. Management could have better handled this sudden change by having water pitcher and glasses already on the tables, or by presetting the area better, etc. Additionally for a trivia night, it was not that packed.

Washington DC
257 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

If you just wanna get a beer - great spot - food is lackluster as well as service - wont be back anytime soon