Estuary at the Conrad DC

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Sourcing ingredients from our friends up and down the Chesapeake, Estuary—a brand new restaurant from Chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio—offers a reimagined approach to the distinct flavors of dishes that have traditionally been part of the watershed’s seafood offerings. Separated into both Seafood and Landfood presentations, our seasonal menu highlights the bounty of the Bay area and invites you to indulge in an honest taste of the place we call home.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice quiet place with city view. Most of the food is very good but portions are too small and prices are too high.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Did the tasting menu, it was enjoyable and creative! Our service was amazing! All the dishes were good and the beef in the final course was so tender and delicious!

JM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Long wait for food. While food was adequate, it wasn't memorable and definitely not worth the wait.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we selected Estuary for out 1 year wedding anniversary
It was amazing

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service . Our sever , RaeShawn, was top knotch.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Atmosphere. Perfect for a group get-together or for a romantic setting for two. Hotel is in a great backdrop. Service was top-notch and attentive. Would definitely Come here again. If you like the Voltaggio Brother’s Steakhouse at the MGM National Harbor, then you’ll like the Estuary as they are owned by the same brothers. Excellent Dining Experience.

OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Let me start by saying the restaurant was very nice. The food that came out correct was great. The only problem is that the service and the chef was very very slow. We had gaps of time around 20 to 30 min. They put out my food without items that where listed on the menu. The chefs need to be aware that it is an open kitchen and we could see that he was on the phone instead of cooking our food. They need to fix again the service and the chefs priorities.

S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent setting, service, menu and ambiance. The $45 price-fix menu for brunch was a great deal. Give it a try.

R
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant - great food, friendly service

LL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, loved the restaurant setting. Lobby bar is very cool, comfortable and seems private.LOVELY

R
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice restaurant - had business lunch - such an impressive place, great menu choices and excellent service. All of the workers have a friendly attitude and seem to truly care to make your dining experience great. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Our Server was very very nice. Lots of time passed between each course and the restaurant wasn’t overly busy when we were there.

TB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best octopus I’ve ever had. Food and service both spot on.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zoe was a fantastic server. Every bite was delicious.

RG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We arranged for a birthday cake before that never appeared. Our steaks were all under cooked. Just wow.

DC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in Washington DC and so pleased we booked dinner at the Estuary. Wonderful experience with a great tasting menu and matching wines. Service was impeccable and felt personal. Thanks to all the restaurant staff for making our evening such a success and a lovely introduction to local fare!

TC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Food and drinks were fantastic and excellently prepared! Service was perfect! Knowledgeable and friendly staff!

AD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual. Love this place

OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Surprisingly the food was just okay. The service was slow and we had to repeatedly flag someone to get more drinks or food. The ambiance is fantastic!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

SB
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VERY CLASSY !!! VERY NEW YORKY !!! CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN.

AD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. The hotel is also very nice.

J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were staying at The Conrad hotel and I googled good restaurants nearby. The Estuary is located in the hotel and had good reviews so it was an easy decision. Afterward I found out the Voltaggio brothers are the chefs. I had seen them several years ago on Top Chef so I was excited about trying out their restaurant. I was incredibly disappointed. The appetizers and entrees were simply adequate and way overpriced. The desserts were the worst. The key lime dessert tasted like lime rubber and the “fluffer nutter” was bland with what my husband said were fifteen year old marshmallows. I would not go back and had expected a top notch restaurant from chefs I had been impressed with when watching them create masterpieces those years ago. There are plenty of choices in DC. I suggest trying somewhere else.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Service was really slow throughout the meal — from placing appetizers to getting dessert. The lamb was not cooked according to preference and the price exceeds the value. Go for the ambiance but do not have high expectation on the food.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

25 min between appetizers, multiple forgotten/messed up orders

LL
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoughtful presentation of plates, flavorful dishes, nice ambiance, amazing service by Zoe. She was knowledgeable, professional, attentive, and overall on-point!

C
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was ok. Pricey

YR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 4

Awesome food.. great decor.. service to be improve.. great waiter but not enough staff...and the waiter assume we were staying in the hotel for buy.. telling us about the fabulous breakfast.. interesting

DC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time. Anton and Corbin took very good care of us and made sure that we were 100% delighted with every phase of our dine. We shall return!

e
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! Desserts are too complicated.

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

This is probably not a destination restaurant in and of itself, but if you're at the convention center and want a nice meal and an interesting menu, and you don't mind being in a hotel, it's a solid choice.

CR
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was exceptional as was the service. Definitely get the crab roll they are tasty!

JA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, but our server is who really made the meal just that much more enjoyable. She was helpful, extremely humorous, and downright fun. It was a group dinner and she did an awesome job picking starters, both on flavors as well as amount.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

For the price, food and service need improvement.

J
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit spendy ($22 for bacon and eggs) but everything else was very good.

SD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good solid restaurant. The ambience was a bit too "hotel-like". The food was quite good, but not outstanding.

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

We had to wait for about 20 min for the table and had a drink at the fantastic bar. The service was slow and erratic, and the first course was delicious along with the entrees. The sides were not good and deserts an exercise in deconstructed silliness that were not tasty. The ambiance is classy and beautiful.

FP
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place to have dinner with your significant other.

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