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Cedar Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150 (Between 8th & 9th)
+1 202-637-0012
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came by Cedar to check it out for brunch in advance of a reservation I had booked for a large group a few days later. One of the staff recognized my name on the reservation and the POC for my group dinner came by to personally introduce himself. I thought that was a very nice touch, and service throughout... More 

Thank Urszula C
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved this restaurant. The food was really original and tasty. Our waitress was very nice and gave us really good suggestions. Ambiance was excellent, not very loud and nice decoration. We ordered as appetizers the soup of the day (leek and parsnip) and the oven baked brie; as entrees the Roasted duck, the Lamb and the Sweet Potato and... More 

Thank Natalie V
Bartlett, TN
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235 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on our second night of conference. Great food and bar. Excellent service. If you plan to go I recommend you get a reservation.

Thank Izzy333
Richmond, Virginia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an experience! A restaurant which arrives beneath the earth down flights of stairs. Small, intimate, surrounded by images of beautiful cedar trees! Cool mood music piped in. Lovely, friendly waitress. Pricey, but what else is new in D.C.? My good friend and I both ordered the rack of lamb which was accompanied by a small mélange of veggies and... More 

Thank annette037
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My vegan daughter and I went to Cedar in hopes of having choices for the both of us ( I am not vegan). The vegan options were great- I even had one of their vegan dishes (the ravioli) and it was terrific. Very good attentive staff...only downside is it's located below ground level and feels a little dark.

Thank terrie k
Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had Easter brunch here, having enjoyed a brunch on a prior visit. Once again the food did not disappoint! The specialty breakfast sausages are incredible! The waffles are fabulous. Drinks were generous and well mixed. Everyone young and old enjoyed their meal. The only drawback, and this has been true each time we've visited, is that the service is... More 

Thank mom2tristanella
Kailua, Hawaii
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205 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My sister and I ate at Cedar Restaurant in March. We liked it so much last year that we decided to eat there again this year before our show at Ford's Theater. We were disappointed they didn't offer a venison dish and some type of wild Atlantic fish. So, instead, we ordered stuffed chicken with extra vegetables (no carbs) from... More 

Thank KailuaGal
Seattle, Washington, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We came here with extended family with the restriction that we were going to a show at the Arena. Service was excellent, food incredibly delicious. This restaurant will be top of our list for future trips to DC!

Thank ME24SH
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks while in DC. They were having a great happy hour. Drinks and service were fantastic. Atmosphere is very classy and amazing.

Thank Michael D
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Read all the reviews you want, but just go to Cedar, and I promise you will not be disappointed! My husband and I were in DC for the weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday, and Cedar popped up as offering a great vegan menu (for me!) and for meat eaters (my husband). From start the finish, the meal and service... More 

Thank Jill A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2150
    (Between 8th & 9th)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Place-Chinatown (YL,GR,RD), Archives-Navy Mem-Penn Quarter (YL,GR), Metro Center (BL,OR,RD)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-637-0012

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?