Station 4

3.9
2803 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
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

Best Happy Hour By the Wharf SW DC

3PM to 8 PM Monday-Friday

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 18 August 2019

Ends: 13 September 2019

Availability: Sun 22:00-23:30
Mon-Thu 15:00-20:00 22:00-23:30
Fri 15:00-20:00

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 2803 People Are Saying
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was good. The service ok. We were never asked if we wanted coffee or dessert. And since we were never asked we decided not to get it.

DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed brunch. The food and service were outstanding.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service we received was fantastic

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

Service was slow. Food good.

MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, staff was nice, food was made in a timely manner

CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was well prepared and good. The major complaint was that they did not have cream for my coffee. Hard to believe!!!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved loved loved!!!!

MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Although the food and service was good the bar was didn't know how to make a vodka gimlet. It took four tries to get it right. Your bartenders need training!

H
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved the salmon but unfortunately was paired with lentils which did not work for me. Potato soup of the day was delicious. The side of collard greens great. pre-theater menu was good!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Said, the waiter, was great! I went for Sunday brunch and sat outside! It was very nice! My steak was over cooked but the flavor was really good so I didn’t need to send it back or anything!

I would definitely go back!

TS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Still a good restaurant, but starting to look its age. The booths are torn and tattered and bathroom fixtures are broken. Not that busy for brunch yet still took a while to get our server engaged. I would still recommend this SW area mainstay, but with all the new restaurants down the street at the Wharf, they need to refresh!

K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is very nice. I wish there were more choices on the brunch menu; if you go at 11:30 because you are going to the theater, you might want lunch instead of breakfast.
Service was not good. The waiters were inattentive; they spent a lot of time chatting among themselves. And when our dessert came, the waitress forgot spoons and forks, and she left so quickly that we couldn’t catch her to tell her.
It’s a noisy place, especially if there’s a large group nearby because they have to speak loudly to reach the far end of the table.
I hope they can fix these things, because the food is good.

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

We had brunch here while visiting from out of town and loved it! Food was great, got a great deal with bottomless mimosas plus an entree for $35, and our waiter was fantastic. Even when he got slightly busy, the waiter for the next table was stopping by with mimosa refills. Would definitely return!

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is wonderful, there are terrific small plates that make a great meal when paired with a salad. Great selection of beers on tap, too.

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

Their brunch is AMAZING!!!

JH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Hostess was put out that they had to seat us. Waiter was nice but slow. Food was good and came out of kitchen fast. Refills on drinks were far and few between. Room was very warm on a hot day.

M
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Loud, and only a third occupied. Banquette seating uncomfortable and sinks too low. Table too small. Food OK, duck fat fries tasty.

OT
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch spot

CB
Washington DC
113 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

This was my second visit to Station 4 in two weeks time. The food was excellent both times (with the exception that one diner ordered the crab benedict but received the salmon one and the food took so long to get to the table, we didn't really have time to send it back for what she had ordered). The service was fantastic the first time but quite subpar the second time. The biggest disappoint though was that I made a reservation for 4 initially but called to change it to 6. When we arrived they told us they couldn't accommodate 6 in the dining room but could seat us at a hightop table in the bar. I blame that change for the less than stellar service, and am not sure how the change in reservation wasn't noted.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Birthday celebration

BD
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Several dinner choices were not available and several beers were out. What we did order was fine. It got quite noisy however. Close to Arena is the best feature.

j
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

This place was just OK before the end of its pre-Wharf near neighborhood monopoly, but it certainly hasn't stepped up to the new challenge. Place was nearly empty, and yet they sat us at one of the half-sized tables. Long wait for server. Give drink and food order, and food arrives right after drinks served. One of the orders was wrong (why don't they write them down??). Takes it back, but leaves the other one -- so the choice is to let it get cold or eat before partner is served. Over-long wait for second entree -- an omelet doesn't take long. Difficult to get check.

l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great, only drawback is that it is pretty noisy

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Very slow service. Jazz band was very good but very loud; could not carryon a conversation without yelling across the table. Food was excellent but everything was served at the same time; which was very annoying and unpleasant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good, but the service was lacking. I don’t blame our poor server, because he just seemed to be overwhelmed and in the weeds. It appeared that they only had two servers working the entire dining room, and the service suffered for it. As just an example, my glass of wine, ordered after we were seated did not arrive until after I had finished my meal. I did ask both the person that brought our food and the other that filled our water glasses about it, and they assured me they would speak to our server. The same slow response happened when I asked for the check.

h
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was inattentive, pasta was bland, tuna was dry, short ribs were unseasoned. Will not go to this restaurant again

E
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service. Convenient to Arena Stage. Outdoor tables available too. Tables for 2 are tiny for dinner, if restaurant not busy ask to move to larger table.

W
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

It was stuffy and uncomfortable in there this past Sunday after church. They sat us by the front door, by the window and it was about 90 degrees in there. We were extremely uncomfortable and was sweating and all we had to drink was water (which we had to request ice because ice was not added to the water.)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Amber was an amazing waitress and made my experience pleasurable.
However, the AC wasn’t working. And the food was definitely not as good as the last time I’ve had it. It was actually disappointing.

a
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

There was a musty smell when entering the restaurant. I would either wash the rugs in the front or change the mop used on the floor. Beautiful restaurant ! Enjoy coming when I can but the smell wasn’t so pleasant during this visit.

S
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant, a little warm inside compared to other locations today (heat wave), service was a little slow/awkward. Pretty good overall.

k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had dinner at Station 4 before going to Arena Stage. The dining room was warm but I can't fault the restaurant for that. The AC was, I'm sure, struggling to cope with the blistering heat we've been experiencing. The food was very good. It always is when I go there. The service was disjoint. We waited a long time for a waiter. While we were waiting the hostess came by and asked if we were done with our menus. We said no, we hadn't seen a waiter yet. She said "oh" and went back to the hostess station. I didn't notice her flagging a waiter for us. Finally an older waiter carrying some dirty dishes stopped by and ask if anyone had taken our order. We said "no" and he said he would be back. He left and reappeared a few minutes later. He took our order and everything was fine from there.

MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The booth tables are tiny and too high. Very uncomfortable eating. They should be switched out for normal sized table

JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The AC didn’t seem to work well. It was kinda warm. However, our waitress was wonderful!

m
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I was not aware on a Thursday night they would have a band. I like bands so that’s not an issue. But the place is not large and there is nothing much to dampen the sound. So the sound level was simply crazy. No way to have a conversation or really communicate with the staff. So it made for a much less enjoyable evening.
Also it was really hot inside- this could be simply the fact that DC was in a heat wave and the AC was under powered.

K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

It was very noisy

DM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

On one of the hottest days of the year, the air conditioning was barely noticeable. Ordered fish tacos with guacamole, but no guacamole was served. When I asked, they said they were out of guac and instead brought me a half an avocado on a plate. I could have walked across the street to the Safeway if I wanted an avocado. Service very slow, waited at least 10 minutes before even getting water or seeing our server. This place has gone downhill considerably since it opened.

SG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Good good spoiled by poor service. Complained to the manager on the way out, who did not even pretend to be interested. We will not go back.

p
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Location is great, especially if attending Arena Stage, and the food and service are very good, but at an early (5:30) dinner on a weeknight, the noise level from the bar adjoining the dining room was deafening, making the experience much less pleasant than it should have been. The ideal solution is for the restaurant to install some soundproofing--the interim solution is to avoid going there during weekday happy hour time. My overall rating for a dinner at this time is a bit of a stretch, but I want to give them credit for the good food and service we enjoyed--without the noise it would have been "very good". Recommending it to a friend would also include a noise warning.

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