Dirty Habit

4.5
821 reviews
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Global, International
Dirty Habit located in the Historic Hotel Monaco DC delivers a vivid social scene featuring provocative design and a dramatic urban patio. The concept is centered around expertly crafted cocktails, an innovative global menu, and every day brunch offerings.

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What 821 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really impressed with the food and service. I had been to Poste, it’s predecessor in the Hotel Monaco. This has it beat. Had spicy seafood pasta-outstanding. An hour later my husband is still talking about how good the pork loin was. Going back!

AZ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We had someone with food allergies to nuts and though we alerted the waiter of these allergies and asked if specific foods had nuts, he still served her food with nuts. Luckily we saw it before she ate anything. Additionally the service was slow in general and it was not very crowded at all.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food took over an hour to come out (4 x brunch orders!) and it was just ok, not great. Service was ok, we had to keep asking for our water to be refilled. Not all the meals came out at once. Ambience of the restaurant is really nice but I wouldn’t recommend for food, maybe come back for drinks.

CS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for restaurant week and the experience was amazing!! The food was so tasty but avoid the Koi drink as its very small and expensive.

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

As always another amazing dining experience. Service was exquisite.

WP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We got there an hour early not knowing that it wasn’t service time, but you would have never know it. The whole staff was friendly and attentive. The bar staff gets a shout they recommend great drinks and I cannot say enough about this restaurant. Food amazing, service outstanding, I cannot say enough if I could you would get 10 stars. Great job. We will be back for sure. Very soon.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was noted as a birthday celebration on our reservation, but there was no acknowledgement of this special event. The food was excellent!! I would also like management to know that the napkins had an unpleasant smell to them, like too heavy on the laundry detergent.

KB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I went to Dirty Habit for the restaurant week lunch. There were plenty of choices and several gluten free options. The staff was very professional.
I would recommend the Dirty Habit!

KB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place and visit frequently. The staff is superb as is the ambiance and the food is spectacular. It's not cheap, but I feel worth it. We frequent this place for happy hour at work but I'd never eaten there. I had a first date and chose the restaurant because it's close to my job. My date was really late but the staff starting with the hostess was so attentive that I did not mind waiting. I happily finished 2 courses with some wine while I waited. Lucky for me it was restaurant week and they served their full menu which you could get a la carte or 3 courses for $35. They even offered a beverage pairing for each course for an additional $25. I was impressed that the beverage selection included, beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

JF
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, welcoming server, and nice menu variety.

C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the staffs are very professional! Love this restaurant. We were waiting for our table and the manager stopped by several time to apologize and even offered us complimentary drinks.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ambiance was great. We bought a bottle of wine ordered the prime rib and octopus.

Service was slow, steak was over cooked.

Will take a lot to bring us back and we live local.

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

Waited 10 minutes to get a drink - the House Drink was pathetic (like Cool Aid) so I ordered a standard Martini - took another 15 minutes for me to get the Martini. Food was O.K. Ordered the steak Medium Rare/Rare - it came to the table Medium (over cooked). Also, they were adverstising their "Summer Brunch" special menu! (on the website) but when my wife and I got there, we found out that that Summer Menu Special didn't go into effect until today! (It was advertised as being a $22 pre-fix meal - 3 courses.

NOt a really pleasant experience - I know the Hotel Monaco can do better.

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

I like this restaurant for all types of meals. Food was very good, especially the potatoes.

LA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

While I think Dirty Habit is cute, and has a great cocktail menu, it would be benefit from not seating people so closely together, and being more accommodating on its menu. Definitely worth visiting once if in the area!

A
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Never been there but my friend, who's birthday it was have and server made it even better with everything being excellent. TYLER was super nice with making my date better. He provided a surprise appetizer on the house as well as a desert. Made sure he got a great tip just because of the awesome service and nice gesture. Will certainly visit Dirty Habit and Tyler specifically. Please make sure he gets the recognition he well deserves.

Dirty Habit
Responded on 6 August 2019

Thank you for the great review. I will not only let Tyler know that you had a wonderful time but I will also post this on our Hall of Fame Board. Thank you, -Thomas

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed our time it was great

LM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a nice restaurant, great for celebrating a special occasion. Beautiful ambiance and great food!

AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I came here for a birthday dinner with a friend. The old version of this place had been a regular HH haunt for us when we both worked on 7th street and we were feeling nostalgic.

First the pros. The atmosphere and service are still very much on point. You can't beat the back patio. Now for the cons. The place is stupid expensive, even for a hotel restaurant in DC. The happy hour price for a glass of wine is advertised as $5, but that's only for 4oz. A normal sized glass will run you more than double that. Surprise!

We ordered a series of appetizers instead of dinner and knew what we were getting into since the prices were clearly printed on the menu, but the portions were tiny for everything except the charcuterie plate and the food was just okay. We wound up with a $220 bill for two people before tip. That would have gone a long way elsewhere.

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

Had a good experience

MM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has the best food and service. My favorite in DC.

c
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super lunch at Dirty Habit. The staff went out of their way to be helpful with my niece and her two twin babies. Our food was lovely and we had a great time. I didn't realize that Dirty Habit serves a "Brunch" menu only everyday for lunch. I love some of their evening dishes and had hoped their ricotta hummus would be on the menu but alas, I will have to come back. Thank you.

J
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Food and service were great. Cocktails were over the top

VA
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

It’s a nice vibe, a nice night out for drinks on a Friday and Saturday night. It’s good for Happy Hour as well. But the food gets a C. My scallops had watery bubbles on it like they put foam on it. I lost my appetite. It wasn’t well presented so didn’t look appetizing, but it tasted okay. The food doesn’t match the ambiance and quality the restaurant portrays. They need to do a complete food make over, not the menu, just the way the food is presented.

SH
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Mentioned Garlic allergy to waiter.
Although we were told the dish did not contain garlic, it did!
Spent the following night in bad pain.

A
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Cheese board smelled BAD small not worth 20 bucks and the food took forever almost an hour, even though they said it would be quick almost missed our show and when I asked where it was they offered to cancel our dinner after waiting 45 minutes ridiculous

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Place was too loud.

EC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings. Very trendy, good food and attentive service. The Hotel Monaco next door is gorgeous with nice art and design! Loved the experience overall.

DP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was attentive and professional, and made our meal enjoyable.

E
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The food was good but the octopus

J
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous breakfast. Lovely unique environment, incredibly attentive staff, food was great with special touches like homemade yogurt. Would return ins heartbeat located in the beautiful and conveniently located hotel Monaco.

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dirty habit is my favorite spot in DC to hang out with friends. The cocktails and food are amazing and easily shareable.

DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere. Very well-designed. Perfect for bringing your out-of-town friends and family visiting D.C. The food is so-so. They don't have a particularly impressive menu or signature dish, but it's solid, delicious food. That lack of above-average menu is my reason for not giving the restaurant five stars.

MT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Girls night with a few cocktails! Great place to hang out for happy hour!

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot, great food!

LJ
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great brunch spot - go for the unlimited punch! Beautiful restaurant too.

D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food portion is small. Price is not bad.

Very limited food option.

SA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for date night or girls night out! Amy was awesome. The food was great. We will be back.

MT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to the host who got a seat after we mixed up our reservation time this evening! We were enjoying a cocktail by the bar and was very appreciative to be reseated. Food was great!

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

Dirty habit always provides an amazing level of service. My group was there for a surprise birthday dinner, and the staff ensured that everything went as planned and took great care of us. Definitely one of my favorite spots in DC.

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