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The Westchester Restaurant

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4000 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5249
+1 202-333-1883
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We are going for lunches with my client who lives in the building. The food is good. I usually order grilled fish. traditional setting, pleasant atmosphere. Outside lobby has been designed by Dorothy Draper herself!! It's still a beauty!

1 Thank Lena K
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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447 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The Westchester Dining Room has a proud heritage of both excellence and elegance dating back well over eighty years. At one time, virtually every elite apartment complex in Washington enclosed a restaurant serving, themed, more often than not, fare catering to residents and transient trade with a variety of superb and eclectic meals. Perhaps inevitably, perhaps regretfully, now only the... More 

2 Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

The Westchester opened in 1929 and was Washington's most elegant address at the time. It has lobbies and artisan elements to prove it. The only way to visit, unless you have a resident friend, is to eat in dining room. Enter under the portico in the Main Building. A family cooks; almost all of the food is Italian. People who... More 

Thank 4000crichton
Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

When the Turkish owners were here it was great and affordable. They retired and now it's Italian and too expensive for what they serve. The room itself is great. I hope the new owners can adjust their prices.

1 Thank sallykat
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

The restaurant is located on the first floor of an elegant older coop in the residential area of NW Washington. Parking is available on the property. The restaurant is not modern, but has a comfortable atmosphere. At lunch it was not crowded at all and the service was very good. The chef is from Turkey, so there are several Turkish... More 

Thank littlemac4
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

My bff and I met another friend here for lunch and we were totally surprised by the Turkish/American menu. Given that the chef is Turkish, it makes sense that he would share some of the food from his childhood. Glad he did! This restaurant is open to the public but most people don't know it exists. Very elegant and subdued... More 

Thank VickisTrips
Alexandria, Virginia
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296 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

My wife and I ate lunch here on March 8, 2012. Nice. It was a taste of old DC. The restaurant is located inside a complex that was once home to many distinguished DC residents, including Barry Goldwater. Now it is all condo, and its residents are primarily senior citizens. You need to ring the bell for the restaurant and... More 


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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Mediterranean, Italian
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5249
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-1883

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