Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Washington, D.C. Area
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Penn Quarter
The Bazaar by José Andrés - DC, Washington, DC

The Bazaar by José Andrés - DC

4.6
4.6
304 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish
Set in the Waldorf Astoria Washington DC, The Bazaar is the culmination of a 30-year dream for Chef José Andrés. Drawing inspiration from this iconic location, which first opened in 1899 and served as DC’s General Post Office until 1914, The Bazaar is a multi-level destination reinvented with avant-garde and Americana-inspired decor.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 106 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (202) 868-5088
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    The Bazaar can accommodate groups of 10 to 300 guests for elevated gatherings, seated dinners, and cocktail receptions. Our group and events packages include creative cocktails, wines, beer, and spirits, along with chef-driven plates. Full buyouts of The Bazaar can incorporate chef stations and displays.
  • Area
    Penn Quarter
  • Cross Street
    Waldorf Astoria hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue between 11th and 12th Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Federal Triangle or Archives/Navy Memorial
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Vega Sicilia Wine Dinner

    US$455.00 per person

    Prepaid

    29 Feb 2024 only
    Join us at The Bazaar by José Andrés for an exclusive wine dinner with Vega Sicilia, one of the most celebrated wineries in Spain's Ribera del Duero. Technical Director, Gonazlo Iturriaga, will be visiting from Vega Sicilia to lead guests through a full tasting experience of six wines, with food pairings from The Bazaar team. We hope to see you for this intimate evening of Spanish food and wine!
    Vega Sicilia Wine Dinner photo

What 304 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Innovative

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    Innovative

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

304 Reviews
  1. JeffG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded expectations. Food was excellent. Place was a bit pricey.

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, best restaurant I’ve eaten at in a long time.

    Is this helpful?

  3. Disappointed

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I love Jose Andres' food but this experience felt mundane and expensive. I was definitely given the worst seat in the house next to a partition that blocked the entire view of the restaurant and the hotel. Given that I was a solo diner and am an obviously butch lesbian, I am suspicious that these are the reasons I was given this secluded seat. Food came out of the kitchen sporadically where I was rushed sometimes and waiting for a long time at other times. I have eaten at great restaurants all over the world, including many of Jose's restaurants, and I don't mind spending money for great food and service, but at this restaurant I felt like a cog in an expensive machine which leaves me empty and feeling taken advantage of.

    Is this helpful?

  4. JamesS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the food is spectacular, small plates and Tapa-style plates for lunch. The oysters, crab with roe and Spanish octopus are excellent choices.

    Is this helpful?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had lovely experience, Jose Andres food is wonderful. This my second time going to one of his restaurants and I am pleased.

    Is this helpful?

  6. EnriqueR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing as well as the service. The ambiance is outstanding.

    Is this helpful?

  7. BraydanJ

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food wasn’t very good at all. The menu didn’t have much to offer in my opinion because it was just tapas.

    Is this helpful?

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Demarco was spectacular! Thank you for a fabulous experience!

    Is this helpful?

  9. maryB

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Sommelier was very inappropriate pressuring us to buy a 300.00 bottle of wine … and was disappointed when we bought only a 115.00 bottle .. for the record .. we did not even want a bottle of wine

    Is this helpful?

  10. CallMeAFan

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, creative and delicious food, great service.

    Is this helpful?

  11. JohnK

    Raleigh

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jose's new restaurant is a delight. The menu is full of a wide range of delicious, tapas options which are easy and fun to share but also can be consumed by one person. If you liked Jaleo's, you'll enjoy The Bazaar.

    Is this helpful?

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bazar was one the best dining experiences I’ve ever had

    Is this helpful?

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food! Oxtail Croquettes and the Short Rib won the night!

    Is this helpful?

  14. ReidS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The upstairs is a lovely, unique space and the cocktails and service were excellent. Would especially recommend the sushi-esque Caesar salad presentation and the key lime pie deconstructed dessert.

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentines lunch and everything was beyond amazing. The service, ambiance and the food was to die for!!!

    Is this helpful?

  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our Valentine’s Day dinner at Bazaar! Highlights of our meal included the Pork steak, salmon, and Japanese peaches.

    Is this helpful?

  17. DonM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting menu delicious offerings great service worth the price

    Is this helpful?

  18. NeilS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly wonderful experience! The service was great and the food was perfect!!

    Is this helpful?

  19. goodeatsys626

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I very rarely leave restaurant reviews, but if you come here, you guys need to eat in Nicks or Nikolas’ section. Probably the best service experience I’ve ever had in my life. He understands the menu, so well, explained everything to our dietary means, and the presentation of food was phenomenal. I will absolutely be back. Food was also fantastic.

    Is this helpful?

  20. JayC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overly precious food that just wasn’t that tasty. Everything presented as if it were on a pedestal, but clear flaws in preparation, temperature, freshness and seasoning throughout. Won’t be back.

    Is this helpful?

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were fantastic (we had the ultimate tasting menu and wine flight). I rated the meal overall a 4 because of slow service especially at the beginning of the meal and at the end. A manager had to close out our check because our server was very delayed in helping us. Even with the occasional disappointing service, we would definitely come back

    Is this helpful?

  22. JoelT

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had expected so much more from this restaurant. The food was good, and the cocktails were really not. The flavors did not wow, which was shocking since it's a tapas experience. There was something just missing from nearly every plate that we had. I guess that's why this restaurant is not on the top 100 Washingtonian's list for 2024.

    Is this helpful?

  23. Mimi

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable dining experience! Perfect for dates & special occasions. Pleasantly more contemporary than i was expecting. Come ready to splurge & you won’t be disappointed

    Is this helpful?

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding except the service. Our waiter was excellent but, the food delivery was uneven. The first few courses (of the Ultimate menu) were paced perfectly. But, later during the evening there were huge pauses between courses. There were two times when three items were served at the same time. Bazaar needs to work on pacing food delivery.

    Is this helpful?

  25. SarahM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an elevated tapas experience, our entire group loved it! Great ambience and drinks, not to mention the Waldorf Estonia is a spectacular backdrop

    Is this helpful?

  26. McLeanFoodie

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although we enjoyed our lunch overall, there were a few misses. The traditional version of the olives was delicious but the modern version (some kind of olive mousse on a tasting spoon) was not better than the traditional and had a unpleasant aftertaste. Both croquetas were delicious and the She-crab soup was the best dish we had. Oyster po boy was okay but very small and really could not taste the oysters because they were so small. I love caviar but I don't think it elevated an oyster po boy in any way. I'd rather have larger oysters that I could taste with no caviar for that price. Brussel sprouts were okay and different but would not order them again. Oyster Gilda said that it had boquerones on it and it literally was a speck the size of a small peppercorn. The Spanish octopus was also one of the top two dishes of the day. Although China Chilcano is a favorite of ours and go there repeatedly, I don't think we are looking to go to The Bazaar again.

    Is this helpful?

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! They treated us like royalty with some of the best seats in the house, some of the best food I have ever had, and exceptional service. Bravo Bravo

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible experience the food was fantastic the ambiance is so beautiful. However the service was above and beyond we felt so well taken care of from our server to the som it was such a fantastic experience. 10/10 for the staff the food the vibes it was an extraordinary evening thank you to the staff.

    Is this helpful?

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was one of the best dinner I’ve ever had in my life.

    Is this helpful?

  30. GordonO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The black Paella was outstanding as was the stuffed peppers! The Jose taco seemed very minimalist but it was delicious! Service was outstanding and the attentiveness to detail impeccable! We celebrated out anniversary there and it was spectacular with a complimentary key lime cheesecake dessert! Spectacular!

    Is this helpful?

  31. RenV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite food, service, ambience. Great place to go. Our anniversary was greeted by complimentary champagne and kind words on arrival.

    Is this helpful?

  32. KNFord

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A place that lives up to the hype. It’s not cheap but it is amazing. Truly a destination restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

  33. JaymeB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly reccomend, the menu was fantastic. The waiters were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.

    Is this helpful?

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing stuff ! Great food ! Drinks could be better

    Is this helpful?

  35. CaptainKidd

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over the top dining experience! Kenny, our waiter, is par excellence in making sure you leave happy.

    Is this helpful?

  36. SaraB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal & service in a stunning setting from a masterful chef recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. What more could you want?

    Is this helpful?

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow!!!! Treat yourself and a friend 🍾 A culinary delight with exceptional service.

    Is this helpful?

  38. food4thought

    New York City

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were really excited going in as we have tremendous respect for Chef Andres, whose World Kitchen organization we contribute to every year. Unfortunately this experience left us thinking that restaurant-wise, he is greatly overextended. Some plates were excellent but others were so-so and given the price points, not the experience we expect from a fine dining restaurant. The service started out attentive but fell apart as more tables were occupied. Sadly we cannot recommend it.

    Is this helpful?

  39. JulieS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful (and delicious!) food in a landmark setting. I was on my own and ate in the bar area, which was comfortable and fun for people-watching. My server/bartender Bishan was a fantastic partner in selecting dishes and drinks. He was also incredibly fun to talk to and made the evening a joy. The individual dishes I had were primarily a few bites each, which was perfect so I could try more than a typical tapas restaurant, where you really need several people to share. A few of my favorites: cotton-candy foie gras with crushed corn nut sprinkles; the salad with Japanese peaches and burrata; seared octopus with potatoes and chorizo. Do not miss the sliced jamon. Bishan recommended an excellent Spanish wine which was light, crisp and perfect for the food. The only dish I chose that I felt missed the mark was Neptune's Pillows, which were cheese-filled crispy wrappers with raw tuna slices on top. They were fine - don't get me wrong - but just seemed ordinary in comparison to that foie gras and jamon. A little more spice or heat or salt would have helped. I absolutely loved my experience and would not only recommend it but will return next time I'm in town. Special thanks to Bishan for making it all come together.

    Is this helpful?

  40. LucaA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jose Andres comes true to his reputation. Definitely worth it. Don't go if you're too hungry :-)

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

The Bazaar by José Andrés - DC is rated 4.6 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 106 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Bazaar by José Andrés - DC

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004-2501

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Waldorf Astoria hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue between 11th and 12th Street
  • Area
    Penn Quarter
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Federal Triangle or Archives/Navy Memorial
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 868-5088
  • Private party facilities
    The Bazaar can accommodate groups of 10 to 300 guests for elevated gatherings, seated dinners, and cocktail receptions. Our group and events packages include creative cocktails, wines, beer, and spirits, along with chef-driven plates. Full buyouts of The Bazaar can incorporate chef stations and displays.
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo