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Martin's Tavern

) #45 of 2,596 Restaurants in Washington DC $$ - $$$ American, ,
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
+1 202-333-7370
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited because of the Kennedy link where he proposed to Jacqueline and was said to have written his inauguration speech. Very pleasantly surprised by the place which has retained some integrity and avoided becoming a tourist trap/sideshow. Very nicely appointed bar and original booths retained....More

Thank brucestalker1
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good food in a great setting. Great atmosphere and good service. Loved the history of the place and Georgetown itself.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for Saturday brunch while visiting DC. Chose to eat inside, which is quieter, darker and has a lot of old pub-style atmosphere. We got a booth in the back (better for conversation) and although it wasn't Booth #3, where JFK proposed to Jackie, but...More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in DC awe had to have dinner at Martin's Tavern!! Couldn't resist having dinner where JFK proposed to Jackie! The food was delicious and the storied ambiance was like stepping back in time...my guess is they haven't changed a thing...why would they?

Thank Kthorsen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the food was good and the atmosphere was pleasant it was extremely disappointing that the reservation I made for the JFK/Jackie Kennedy proposal booth was not honored. This was THE sole reason I chose Martin's Tavern. We arrived about 30 minutes prior to our...More

Thank Kirstie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, but it's still not a gourmet restaurant. The problem is that the most expensive dishes on the menu are $38, but the extra dishes offered by the server (and which are not displayed when you are on the patio), can reach...More

1  Thank dtrepanier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the energy and excitement of this place. Very busy so reserve. It is known as the place that JFK proposed to Jackie. Great food. I had a fillet and my husband had scallops. Both delicious. We shared a bread pudding with bourbon caramel...More

Thank MaryJaneND
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not read about the history of this restaurant until afterwards (which is a pity) - we just popped in for a cold beer on a warm day, followed by lunch. The food was typical British pub food, but well cooked and tasty. The...More

Thank EvaB59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on a Tuesday evening. It was fairly crowded, but the staff was very helpful and nice. One of the guys (not sure if it was the owner?) stopped by and gave us some history of the tavern. We sat very near the...More

Thank FuninthesunOmaha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for late lunch on a Sunday . Got last table but by three there was plenty of room Great food and atmosphere like a good English gastro pub Good beer and good service . Pricey but what isn't in Georgetown Ps used the...More

Thank thedarchman
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Samantha H
18 April 2017|
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Response from rrupp1966 | Reviewed this property |
I believe children are welcome here but it is more of a college bar and grill atmosphere.
Kirk H
18 September 2016|
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Response from Edward U | Reviewed this property |
13 September 2016|
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Response from JeanneMK | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they do! Martin's is the best, will accommodate you're diet!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 02:30
09:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-7370
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At Martin's Tavern, every sitting president from Truman to G.W. Bush has dined. Ask your server to point out the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie.
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