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Panache Restaurant

1725 Desales St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4406
+1 202-293-7760
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
1 Nov 2016
“Closed August 31”
24 Aug 2016
“Surprisingly Good”
Opens in 4 min
Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1725 Desales St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4406
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Panache was a good restaurant serving tapas over a 12 year period. The restaurant closed its doors on August 31. The location is under renovation and may re-open.

2  Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 24 August 2016

After reading some of the reviews my expectations were lowered, but I found this restaurant to have a ok atmosphere, good service and great food. The tapas were excellent and a reasonable size. The Zucchini purse was the highlight.

Thank Monalia11
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Very good place if you stay at the Mayflower hotel. Nice tapas even if the mozzarella just can't match the Italian variant. The lambchops lovely. We had excellent service and nice wine.

1  Thank NinniSweden
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We finally found this place right next to the Mayflower on our last night in DC and lucked into the happy hour timing with our kids. We ate a table in the bar area, which is open to the rest of the dining so totally...More

Thank Lovesluxuryhotels
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This restaurant was across from our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. Go for the Zucchini Purse tapas. They are excellent, but a bit pricey for two. I had the Daily Special Risotto which was excellent. My husband had the Scallop...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I had four smaller plates for dinner and it was too much food for me, but it was all good, but not great. There's no real atmosphere and its hard to identify a specific type of cuisine. The service was good and the staff was...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Just 2 blocks north of Farragut Square off Connecticut Avenue, this is a great little restaurant for lunch. My husband was late, so I sipped a Sauvignon Blanc (a bit pricey at $13, however) and ordered prosciutto-wrapped dates--which took over 10 minutes to come. But...More

1  Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Selection of small plates perfect for a variety of food but not huge portions. Very reasonable prices for top quality. Had a small steak, salad, gazpacho. Staying at Mayfloer (across the stree) and ate here twice it was so good.

Thank RubyBook
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a great restaurant tucked away on a side street right in the middle of it all. Went for dinner and had a selection of hot tapas. For dinner we had the shrimp with garlic, petit filet mignon, grilled Portobello mushroom with goat cheese,...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I had dinner there. I was not terribly impressed. Portions are small, and the vegetarian offerings are almost nonexistent. Not worth the price, I fear. There are far better restaurants in th earea, is my opinion.

Thank jril3ym
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1725 Desales St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-4406
    (Between L/M and 17th/Conn.)
  • Public Transportation: Farragut North Metro Station, take Connecticut Ave towards L St or Dupont Circle. Pass the Mayflower Hotel, right on Desales St. Restaurant located on the left hand side.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-293-7760
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