Station 4

3.9
2761 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Modern American Cuisine and Creative New American cuisine in a swanky setting within walking distance of Arena Stage.

Station 4 is a modern American cuisine restaurant in Washington, DC, located a block away from Arena Stage and 2 steps away from Waterfront Metro Station/Green Line.

Station 4 was one of the first restaurants that opened in the new SW development in 2011.

We offer lunch, dinner and brunch. Our happy hour Monday thru Friday attracts SW residents along with office crowd.

We thrive to make every guest welcome and triumphant.

Special Offers

Celebrate your special day with us!

In honor of your special day, Station 4 has something special to choose from: 🎉 Complimentary Bottle of Champagne 🎉 Loyalty Card with $25 Included Reservation required, only for parties of 8 people or more. Not valid with any other promotions.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 11 July 2019

Ends: 12 July 2118

Availability: Daily 16:00-23:00

Complimentary Soup

Haven’t tried our soups yet? Now’s your chance!

- SOUP OF THE DAY (Chef's Selection)
- FRENCH ONION SOUP (Gratinèe with Gruyère Cheese)

Valid one per Guest with the purchase of one Item from Lunch Menu.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 20 April 2019

Ends: 21 April 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:00-15:30

Birthday Special

Happy Birthday. Show us your ID and Receive a Free Appetizer with the purchase of an Entree.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 20 March 2019

Ends: 21 March 2118

Availability: Sun-Wed 11:00-16:00

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Our Bar and Restaurant will have an event so please call us for more info.

Wednesday, 27 November, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Our Bar and Restaurant will have an event so please call us for more info.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

What 2761 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Most of the food was ok, but the mimosas tasted off. Service was friendly but very disorganized. Given the wealth of better dining choices in DC, I wouldn’t be inclined to return.

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BF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was really quite good. We had a group of six and everyone was happy with their choices. Decent portion sizes as well. Our waiter was very good too. The a/c had trouble keeping up and it was warm. And, it was fairly noisy as well. Still, overall a very positive experience!

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SH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Quite noisy. Overworked staff. Not enough people to clear tables and escort diners to tables. Food slow to come out but the food and drinks are very good. Go there if you have the time.

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P
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent American brunch. Conveniently located near Arena Stage and other Fringe Festival locations. Friendly and attentive service. Reasonably priced.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Received bad service at this restaurant. Waiters seemed poorly trained and inexperienced about how to give good service and there didn't seem to be a team mentality among the restaurant staff. Manager also seemed inexperienced about how to resolve a bad problem. Nice atmosphere, food was good, but the experience was bad enough to not want to ever go here again.

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GH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food—- outside dining

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IB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my visit. It was very peaceful, clean, great staff and food was amazing. The decor was definitely a plus. Will make this a normal hangout spot for me.

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LJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ali and Omar provided exceptional service! The food was amazing and the mimosas were so good! My sister enjoyed celebrating her 25th birthday there.

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JK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Restaurant was enjoyable to visit. Hostess and server were great. Value was horrible, food was extremely overpriced! I will not return!!

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TA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We had an early reservation so they had just finished mopping the floor - smelled like they used week old water to clean and our feet were sticking to the floor. Server asked about a cocktail and when the first person said they only wanted water, he left without taking any other drink orders at the table. My fork was dirty (large clump of food stuck to the top of to the top of it) and the bowl my husband's meal was served in was cracked, he was afraid it was going to break while he was eating. We were still eating when the server dropped off the check without asking if there was anything else we wanted (restaurant was over 1/2 empty, so they didn't need to turn the table yet). The food was pretty good, but based on our overall experience, I would not go back or recommend it.

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CC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Station 4 was a random pick for dinner before seeing a performance at the Arena this weekend. We wanted to be very close to the theater and weren't sure what to expect but found the service and food to be very good. We both had the grilled octopus and it was quite good! The decor is a bit upscale, which is nice also. We were there early (6:30) and the noise level was comfortable and my friend and I had a nice conversation over dinner. But, the noise level was comfortable only because it was less than half full. I looked around and there are no acoustical features in the ceiling, walls, or floors to soften the noise. I dine out a lot and know that architectural concept is proven a recipe for ruining any chance of a conversation with your dinner partners, therefore, ruining the opportunity to have an enjoyable dining experience. My friend, who is French, said, "This is nice because we are early. Why are most American restaurants determined to drive people away with loud music and loud voices yelling during dinner?" Indeed.

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

Exceptional service & exceptional food! Not. One. Issue!

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LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Service was fine. It was kind of noisy. The bathrooms were really weird. BUT the food was amazing. The breakfast potatoes were a national treasure.

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Responded on 3 July 2019

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Their mussels might be the number one thing on the menu, a must have appetizer.

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Responded on 3 July 2019

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CL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

We had 2 salads, a burger and a bowl of soup and the bill was $85 with tax and tip. Food was standard stuff - too expensive for a place with nothing else to recommend it other than proximity to metro. Open table lists it as $$, but it should be $$$.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved our server Sarah! She was very attentive and added positive vibes to our Saturday. We did have one mishap with our food because the menu stated there would be ‘lumped crab meat’ in the omelette, but there was instead a breaded crab cake, but Sarah quickly remedied the issue as soon and we informed her! Great job Sarah! We’ll ask for you next time we’re at brunch.

Station 4
Responded on 3 July 2019

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The manager Paul was awesome,I would recommend this restaurant to a friend, the crab cakes were bomb probably my favorite.

Station 4
Responded on 3 July 2019

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The restaurant is nice, but the service and food are not noteworthy.

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FG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This place is past its time. The waiter was rude and did not return to us until we were finished dinner. The tables were dirty. The decor is tired. The food was adequate. We will NOT return.

Station 4
Responded on 3 July 2019

Please give us a call to correct the issue. Thank You

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CL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great live band and restaurant. Ali, our server was amazing. Will be back. Great birthday celebration, for party of 8, thank you Statin 4. I would have preferred more pasta and/or veggie entrees.

Station 4
Responded on 3 July 2019

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got numerous suggestions from some locals to hit this place. Had our 16&14 yr old boys with us and a bit concerned they wouldn’t have “anything good” for them. All our meals were great and finished all our plates. Local beer was good.

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Responded on 3 July 2019

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PL
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as was the service. The only negative was the bathrooms. Small and not very clean and can only handle 1 women and 1 man at a time. I can’t imagine what it would be like if the restaurant were full.

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A
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quality meal and service; neighborhood staple in SW DC. Thank you, Station 4.

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d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We've been to Station 4 a bunch of times, and its consistently pretty good. My only knock is the kitchen was slow, which we have noted on past visits. It wasn't all that crowded but our entrees took what felt like a very long time. And I ordered Duck Fries with my meal and they were served with my appetizer salad. I know I'm being a bit persnickety here but getting the little things right is the difference between a 4 star and a 5 star review....

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F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely restaurant. Our server was wonderful! He was so kind and thoughtful and very attentive. The food was also delicious. My husband got the short ribs and I ordered the crab cakes. Both were delicious. We were celebrating our anniversary and they brought us a surprise dessert - molten lava cake with coconut ice cream that was fabulous. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a quiet place "off the beaten path" from the Wharf. It is also an easy walk from the waterfront.

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IC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant has a great location, good food, and nice atmosphere.

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MT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated immediately. Because we had a reservation we were given a complementary cup of French onion soup which was really good. I had the fish sandwich which had red snapper and was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is surprisingly good! Not my first visit!

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FO
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

In a word.. weird. Food, ok. Would we ever return? no. Should have selected something on waterfront...

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LR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love bringing my out-of-town friends here when they come to visit! Everything is delicious and we walk off brunch at the Wharf!

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TM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We have enjoyed Station 4 in the past, but our most recent visit was not so great. Service was incredibly slow; the food was average (my husband's tuna was great - my salmon with lentils was bland); and when we were seated outside, there was a person passed out at the table next to us (a waiter asked the person to leave, but he didn't for a while - we had to ask to move tables). We often go to Station 4 before a visit to Arena Stage. I think next time we'll try elsewhere.

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EG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was absolutely fantastic. His attention to detail and service made the evening all the more enjoyable.

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

We loved this restaurant. This was our first time eating here and we definitely plan to go back . The food was delicious and plentiful. The service from Syed was great , professional and friendly. He was knowledgeable about the food choices and was helpful in accommodating someone in our group with a food allergy. Great place for families, date night or a girls night out.

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PK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere at Station 4 was very nice with the music at a reasonable volume so that you enjoy it and can still have a conversation with your date. Although we sat at a small cafe table for two which, at first seemed small, the service to clear plates and glasses was such that our table never remained cluttered and crowded. Our charred Octopus appetizer @$18 seemed a bit pricey but when it arrived the portion was generous and it was so delicious, every bite was worth the splurge. I enjoyed the grilled pork chop for dinner and my husband had the seared sesame tuna steak. Both entrees and all of the accompaniments to each were delicious. The only miss for me that evening was my ill prepared martini but that may have been my err in how I ordered it, so really I cannot complain! We returned later that evening after our show for a beer on the patio which was an equally delightful end to our evening.

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C
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the outdoor dining on a beautiful day! Menu is diverse enough to try a few things and find new favorites. The service is excellent!

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

The food was delicious. Unfortunately, the service was not up to par as there was one server servicing eight-ten tables. This was a management oversight and it led to poor service.

Station 4
Responded on 3 June 2019

Thank You for your feedback could you please email us at info@station4dc with some more information so we can improve? We would love to hear back from you soon.

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Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice food and environment away from the bustle of the wharf, but close enough to enjoy wharf activities.

Station 4
Responded on 3 June 2019

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T
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I don’t know what’s happened to this place on the last couple of months but it was not what we’d experienced before. Booths were removed to make way for live music. That’s ok except the noise level became impossible. The tables now were about six inches apart! You were eating with others whether you wanted to or not. And the noise level was a sin from the time we got there at 6:15 until we left, notching up as the dinner went on. Service was slow and we were presented with our check without being asked if we wanted coffee or dessert! The food was fine- my seafood salad wS very good and my companions liked their meals. But we won’t be going back, particularly as we thought the place was overpriced before but now is even more so. Too bad because it’s the closest place to Arena
Stage.

Station 4
Responded on 3 June 2019

Thank You for your feedback could you please email us at info@station4dc with some more information so we can improve? We would love to hear back from you soon.

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h
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Station 4 is our go-to restaurant for a quick bite before the Arena Stage matinees. We loved and now really miss their lunch specials with a cup of soup, a small sandwich, and a touch of green salad for $10.95. The sandwiches are as delicious as ever, but the prices were much higher.

Station 4
Responded on 3 June 2019

Dear Hockeyfan, Thank You for your feedback could you please email us at info@station4dc with some more information so we can improve? We would love to hear back from you soon. Our prices never changed and I would like to make sure you weren't over charged or anything like that.

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b
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Everything was as to be expected except for the waiter's service. Although there were multiple parties and groups, he left us unattended for extended periods time to the point where the hostesses were waiting on us.

Station 4
Responded on 3 June 2019

Thank You for your feedback could you please email us at info@station4dc with some more information so we can improve? We would love to hear back from you soon.

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