Station 4

3.9
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2972 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Pre/post Theatre
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Thank you so much for choosing Station 4 restaurant! Please note that pursuant to current regulations, all reservations are for outside patio only. For the time being and to ensure everyone's safety, we will be limiting our online reservations to dinner only. If you cannot find an open slot, please contact us at 202-488-0987 to be placed on the wait list. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you.

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.

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What 2972 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.0
service
3.9
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3.7
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food Jessie was a great waitress very helpful and polite
Will return when back at Arena Stage

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you and we look forward to serving you again!

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LauraM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there around 5 pm on. Sunday evening after attending a matinee at Arena Stage.
It was very quiet in the restaurant with few tables occupied. We were we seated right away. My husband ordered the jambalaya which was good but had scallops instead of shrimp, which he did not prefer although they were well prepared.

I ordered the warm quinoa salad which had roasted tomatoes and the crispy Brussel Sprouts. Both dishes were excellent and I would order again.

Service was great. Everything came out timely and together.

Great experience.

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Karenb
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a pre-theater brunch for a Sunday matinee. We were seated promptly and welcomed quickly by our waitress. The staff was a bit uninformed about gluten-free options, telling us nothing on the menu other than fruit is gluten-free. We ordered an omelette and huevos rancheros. While flavorful, the dishes were not very hot. I like that we could take our time and not feel rushed.

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

Karen, we love hearing feedback like yours, it definitely helps us improve. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Brunch experience. This is always my go to spot when I have friends and family visiting.

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vipAliciaInDC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretty good. Location is near a metro so that's great.
The ambience is gaudy 70s which is fun. The service was quick, friendly and attentive. I liked that a lot.
The food was good.

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you Alicia.

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LaurenE
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Proper portions. Loud atmosphere.

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

Lauren, thank you so much for your feedback!

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vipJazzie
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The waitress was great. I was able to use a Happy Anniversary coupon.

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GlenL
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can highly recommend the crab cakes. While I would have like a better selection of low carb sides, the entré and cole slaw were excellent.

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

Glen, you are right! The crab cakes are a signature dish at Station 4. Maybe try our Crispy Brussels Sprouts next time? Thanks for this great review.

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viphockeyfan
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a quick lunch before a matinee at Arena Stage. Wide variety of items on the menu. Server very accommodating to my high-maintenance friend who always makes substitutions, wants a glass of ice, etc.

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

We love being attentive to our guests'needs, we are happy to accommodate all requests and thank you for appreciating that! We hope to see you soon, and thanks again for the great review!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of three’s dining experience was outstanding. The service by our waiter, the food, and the atmosphere was very inviting.

We all enjoyed ourselves, the occasion was a birthday celebration, and complementary dessert was enjoyed by the celebrant.

We’ll certainly dine here again at the earliest opportunity.

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

We are thrilled to hear such a good review and we look forward to seeing you again!

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vipchip
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was one of the best brunches we’ve had in ages. Delicious eggs, packed omelette and some of the tastiest grilled toast ever had. We will be back!

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

Chip, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to hear you appreciated your visit at Station 4!

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ChrisM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server, Jessie was great! She took really good care of us. Station 4 was very comfortable. The food good, could have been better. We had the braised short ribs and they needed to be seasoned a little better. But they were very tender. Would order them again, but would add salt. I would surely go back to Station 4.

Chris M.

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. We look forward to serving you again!

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vipChevy
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Station 4 is a great place to visit for a meal, including one prior to the theater (Arena Stage). The food is tasty and service is good.

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

Chevy, thank you for leaving us such a great review! We are happy to know you are satisfied with our food & service.

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vipbernardk
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Station 4 is our go to place when going to the Arena Stage theater. The food is very good, the service is gracious and attentive (Mr. Maroun, our server, is a gem) and we receive our food fairly quickly. We can highly recommend Station 4 to anyone for any occasion.

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a beautiful review. Mr. Maroun will also be thrilled to hear this. Bernard, we appreciate your business and we hope to see you again soon!

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KingTy
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great area, perfect Sunday brunch spot without all the extra stuff like noise and large crowds

Station 4
Responded on 10 March 2020

We are thrilled to read this, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larbi K was AMAZING! I definitely recommend this place if you are looking for a Sunday brunch that’s not too packed but great environment!

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vipruthiet
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

In a word, horrible. We arrived for our reservation and were seated promptly, given menus and water and then...nothing. Literally, nothing. Staff buzzed around doing whatever but no one ever spoke to us. After 15 minutes or so, we decided to leave. So we got up, put on our coats, and walked through the entire restaurant on our way to the door. Still, no one said a single word to us. We left.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting Station 4 in a week! Celebrated my birthday there on Saturday. We started out with the Fried Calamari, which was delicious and cooked perfectly! Went with the Kobe Burger and Angus Steak Frites as our main courses! Absolutely AMAZING! It was a busy dinner crowd on a Saturday but that didn’t stop our waiter, Andres from checking on us constantly, making sure we were well taken care of and all while completely calm, kind, genuine, never made us feel rushed and with a smile on his face! This was a truly great experience and wonderful staff!

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MichaelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding (I had the Salmon w/Brussel Sprouts and Lentils ). The Facility and service was great, only problem was the table my wife and I were seated at was very small for the big bowls our meals were served in and with the drinks on the tables, I was afraid something would drop to the floor.

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EricR
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

No. Place was loud and had the feeling of a cafeteria. Waiter was rude and hurried our table. He said something along the line of "please order quickly we need to get you out for the next costumer. We have a big line right now" Also refused to give us advice on the menu. The two women staff members at the front/welcome desk were very kind and great to work with.

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vipJoeC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We continue to go to Station 4 because it is close to Arena Stage and the service is excellent. We have not found a place yet that is close to Arena Stage with great food quality and value. Even though the drinks a bit overpriced, we will probably just use Station 4 as a place for a drink and conversation before the show. The food is underwhelming, small portions, and overpriced. I don't find the quality as something that would drive me to recommend as a great food experience. The menu is limited. I would recommend Station 4 to a friend looking for a place to get a drink and something to eat before a show until I find something better.

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vipcpoole2000
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ali was attentive from beginning to end. We went relatively early (5:45 pm) on a Friday so the noise level was low; however, when we left the place was packed. We were still able to have a great conversation without talking too loud. Great - actually - amazing food. We had the Jumbalia, Seafood Linguini, Salmon with Crab (special), onion soup ad burgers. Great portions, wonderful flavor. Creme Brulee dessert at the end for the birthday girl was the best any of us have ever had. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful dinner experience this past Wednesday at Station 4! I went out of my comfort zone and ordered the Chicken & Waffles. It was absolutely amazing! Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection! The staff were very friendly and professional and the food was reasonably priced! I’ve already made another reservation for my birthday this coming weekend. Can’t wait to go back!

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ZOBAERH
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in the DMV area. The food was very good, the waitress and host were very polite and professional. It was a great experience for me and my wife for Valentines Day. I would surely be returning to Station 4 again. 5-Stars

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ARISS
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Station 4, this was my first time visiting this venue. I was entertaining my daughter who is visiting from Florida. The ambiance was very cozy, food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. We especially enjoyed the special bottomless Mimosas, was a Great experience. The service was awesome and very accommodating, Will be back definitely!.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Station 4 for the first time on Valentine’s Day, was so pleasantly surprised with the friendliness and nerves of steal of staff for an extremely hectic night, the cherry on cake was the good food! I had the special NY dry aged steak, it was to die for. I of course had to come back to this place, so I convinced my coworker to stop by here for lunch and sure enough their lunch items were top notch! Highly recommended the crab cake sandwich. I found my new go to spot in DC!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, professional staff. Highly recommend, will definitely return for that short rib!

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here, Station 4 food fails to disappoint. I would rather come eat here than go to the Wharf (which is 5 min walk from Station 4). Station 4 definitely has better food, ambiance and friendlier staff. Oh, and portions way better than what you'll get from restaurants nearby, every bite is simply so good, great quality and reasonable pricing.

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vipsandrafw
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Even though we had a reservation, we were kept waiting 10 minutes for a table. The service was slow at the table as well. We ordered the pre-theater dinner and it should have been quick. The fare was simple, not requiring a chef, but also lacking in variety. It tasted good, but wasn't anything special for the price. With so many other great restaurants in DC, we won't return.

Station 4
Responded on 18 February 2020

Sandra, Thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear your experience was not of the quality you expected. As you can see on other reviews, many of our guests choose the pre-theater menu for its value, quality and promptness. We are bumped you didn’t experience that. We are hopefully, you would give us a chance to prove this to you. Sincerely, Station 4

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food was fine but a bit pricey. The service was very bad. We did not even sit down before they wanted our drink order. I was still enjoying my soup when the waitress asked to take it. A minute later she came with my entree and had me move my soup so she could put it down. We were sitting at a table for 4 when they had us move our things and separate our table for another party while we were eating. Apparently a large party was coming so they needed our table and did everything to rush us along.

Station 4
Responded on 18 February 2020

Dear guest, thank you so much for your feedback. At Station 4, we always aim to deliver a great experience. We are gutted to hear you felt rushed. Beyond delivering exceptional food, our goal is to provide an unforgettable dinning experience to our guests. We are hopefully you will give us a second chance to prove that to you.

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MoonSpyder
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere along with reasonable prices can't be beat.

Station 4
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you so much for this great review. We hope to see you again very soon!

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LynnJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Chicken breast on salad was frozen/processed with no flavor. Server admitted so when asked. Lettuce soggy and no flavor in dressing. Soup tasted like it was from a carton, definitely not homemade. Steak had good flavor and macaroni and cheese was excellent. Very slow service and we ate at 5:15 pm when restaurant less than half full. For the prices would definitely not go back.

Station 4
Responded on 18 February 2020

Lynn, your review is very concerning to us and we want the opportunity to make things right with you. Our Executive Chef prides himself in every dish served to Station 4’s guest and would never allow his staff to serve anything that doesn’t meet the highest standards he puts for them. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention, we are looking into it. I’m very sorry we failed to meet your expectations and I would appreciate another chance to earn your business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server. Ali is amazing!!!!

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vipJazzie
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I probably recommend others for Station 4. The waiter I had was very hospitable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It was ok food

service was below satisfactory

Definitely over priced.

Skip this place and go to la vie.

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KeatingM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for valentines dinner. The food was amazing! The service was excellent especially for such a busy night. The noise was high but that’s to be expected for Valentine’s Day. Definitely will be back!

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. We booked a table a week in advance and got placed next to the kitchen. We were told there would be 2 dinner menus but there was only one special menu. The noise level was extremely loud and was hard to have a conversation. I’d honestly rather have taken my date to McDonalds.

Station 4
Responded on 18 February 2020

Andrew, we are very sorry for the confusion that happened the day you visited. We are usually known for our precision and attention to detail. We’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected. We would love the chance to make this up to and your date. Please reach out to me directly, I will be honored to personally welcome you back and make it a date to remember.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. Online was told I don’t need to do their Vday menu. Went there and had to choose from it. They overcharged a ridiculous amount for a horrible steak. They didnt listen to how we wanted it cooked. They automatically put a 20% gratuity on a two person meal where I was stuck in between two couples with no room to move our from table. A table they took an extra 30 min to seat us at, despite having a reservation. A table that we had to move twice Bc the table cloths were disgusting and dirty. Disappointing. Waste of money. I wish I got my time and my money back.

Station 4
Responded on 15 February 2020

We are very sorry to hear our Valentine's Special did not meet your expectations. We put a lot of time and effort in creating a hospitable nest for all guests to enjoy on this day. Our team made sure every table was clean, welcoming and decorated for the occasion. Chef and his crew put their heart and soul to impress our guests at first bite. We are sorry this didn't meet your expectation. While we can't erase the past, we would love for you to give us another chance.

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Brandon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience5

Disappointed. We had to stand and wait almost an hour while being passed over by other people who came way after we arrived. They had no system for seating people. This is even after having a reservation. Manager came and spoke with us but ultimately couldn't give back the time and the mood offset. Pretty much offered nothing But a “sorry, its busy tonight” and a phone number.

....And then they even had the audacity to automatically charge the 20% gratuity in top of bad service and not having everything for the “special” menu for that particular night.

Of course there are other things to be upset about in life but this is just an honest review from Vday 2020.

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mark
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Yes, we eaten here plenty of times before, but I would Not ever on Valentines Day again. They seriously overbooked their reservations. We arrived 10 min before our reservation and was told we'd have to wait 45 min to be seated. We ended up sitting at the bar. Not the romantic evening planned. MUSIC WAS WAY TOO LOUD to even carry on a conversation. Then charged an outrageous amount for a simple dinner.

Station 4
Responded on 18 February 2020

Mark, we are gutted when guests are disappointed, and it’s even harder when we let down our regulars. We are sorry to hear your experience was not the quality you are used to receive. We always aim to deliver an exceptional experience and we hope you understand that it was an uncommon instance. We look forward to making amends with you. Warmly, Station 4

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