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Avenue Grill
Avenue Grill

Avenue Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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  • Phone: (202) 626-6970
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - 6:30am - 11.30 am , Sunday: 6:30am - 11.30 am
    Breakfast Buffet: Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 11:30 am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 12:00 noon
    Lunch: Monday - Friday and Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm .
    Saturday: 11.30 am - 5.00 pm

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: John Huppman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Street NW
  • Public Transit: Metro Center, Federal Triangle
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Avenue Grill
Avenue Grill is located at the corner of 14th St. & Pennsylvania Avenue inside the JW Marriott. Its design celebrates the history of America’s Main Street & its cuisine features classic American food & wine. Angus steaks & fresh seafood accompanied by creative appetizers & great salads are complimented by an extensive wine list prepared by our J.W. Wine Ambassadors.

The restaurant offers a 20% discount on food between 5 pm and 6.45 pm if you present your theater ticket from the same day to the server.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Can't say I would go back but if you just want to stay in, sure you may have dinner here. There was nothing wow! about the food except price. One person ordered the three cheese pasta, which was not appealing and looked dry. It was described as being just ok. I had the lamb shank and though tasted well it appeared to have been previously frozen. It was ok. The mashed potatoes were lacking on flavor and were dry. Kids Mac and cheese was also dry and just ok. This was a $200 dinner, not worth at at all that kind of money."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Went in to grab a bite to eat and relex after a long day of walking. Menu selection is limited, but also all over the place in regards to theme or speciality. Service was very poor. Took nearly 45 minutes to just get our bill."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant because it's right by the National Theatre, but we'll be back because the food was good and, mostly, plentiful. I especially loved the grilled artichoke. However, if service had been a bit faster, there might have been time for dessert."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent, but if you're a local like me you may not appreciate the restaurants layout. We felt like we were in the lobby hotel. Highly recommend the food; and if you enjoy a well made cocktail, do order one of the martinis."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great experience before seeing Hal Holbrook doing Mark Twain, but the locale is perfect before any. Show at the National Theater"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My only negative comment relates to the wine list. Outrageously overpriced. A $13.99 bottle of Pinot Noir was $48. Very limted selections under $40. Service was great and food was good."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It's the restaurant for the hotel. We sat in the bar area where there were tables. The fireplace was very welcome and warm. The food was good. The ambiance was a little corporate. Good for a low key dinner."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "That should be one of your choices on the "recommendations". We take our clients out to a variety of restaurants in DC, and many of them are just too loud for pleasant business conversations. Avenue Grill really works to accommodate our party and any necessary changes in size, to cater to our specific food requirements, and to keep a calm pleasant environment conducive do doing business."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I enjoyed the experience I had at the Avenue Grill. It is always a pleasure to eat at an establishment that has excellent service. The food was delicious and the service was great!! I will return."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "For the Washingtonian crowds and out of towners, this is a chic and friendly spot. Food might be considered pricey, but the service and atmosphere is great!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I walk with a walker now, and don't get downtown to a show very often, so I decided to splurge and go to the Avenue Grill before going to see STOMP. It was so convenient. Close to the theater and we even found parking for free out front! The food was delicious and the wait starr superb."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I was looking for a great restaurant to enjoy a night out with my wife. We had a great meal before going to the ballet at the Warner Theatre – DC. Needless to say the service was friendly and the waiter made great recommendations. They made me look like I really knew what I was doing. My wife was very pleased."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "My partner and I visit Washington D.C. once or twice a year for a transportation conference that I attend. Over the years we became acquainted with the Avenue Grill in the J.W. Marriott Hotel, just north of the Treasury. The restaurant has excellent service, very fine food, and is good value for the service and quality of food. The dining room is lined with upholstered booths on one side and we believe that keeps the noise level low for people seated in the booths. The wine list is extensive. The dinner menu offers a variety of meats and fish. Unfortunately the profiteroles on the dessert menu vanished a couple of years ago, leaving us with fruit tarts. This place is highly recommended but please bring back the profiteroles."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The MD was at first absent then cold and distant. Then it took too long to get just water on the table. We had Sazeracs to start. Potent, but cheap bourbon instead of rye. Waitress was attentive and the food, when it finally arrived was good. It's close to National Thester, its chief virtue."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We arrived at Avenue Grill, only to find that a private party had rented out the entire restaurant. Even though I had a reservation, we were not allowed in. We had to eat at the bar."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Husband and I ate here before seeing If/Then at the National Theatre next door. We both steaks that were huge and expertly prepared. As a bonus, if you show your theatre tickets, you get a special bonus that is definitely worthwhile. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We tried the Avenue Grill for a pre-theatre dinner mainly because it was right down the block from the National Theatre. Our expectations were not high because the restaurant is in the nearby Marriott. What a nice surprise! The food and service were really outstanding. We both ordered steak, one rare and the other medium rare - each came perfectly cooked and very tender and tasty. The asparagus and potatoes were also excellent and cooked just right. And the Meyer Lemon crème brulee was likewise perfect. The service both at reception and at table was attentive and courteous. This is a nice find, and we will be back."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "went here before a show at the Warner Theater. good selections, everything was fine. it took a little longer to come out of the kitchen than expected but we were plenty early for the event."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "It was nice to find this quiet restaurant after traveling all day. The food was good, the crab soup especially, very hot and nice for a blustery day outside"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "A very convenient place to take pre-theater dinner, and the food was good; service excellent."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Host was exceptionally nice and personable. Sat in room with fireplace--very cozy. Food and service very good."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "We ate at this restaurant because of its proximity to the National Theater and it was recommended by the National Theater in the valet notice. However, despite the 20% discount because we had tickets for the National Theater, I would not recommend this restaurant. Their service was poor. Everything arrived late except the bill. The bread did not arrive until after we had ordered and had our drinks for awhile. They never refilled the water glasses. The timing between courses was too long. And then the server gave us the bill without letting us order dessert or coffee. We had told the restaurant it was our anniversary dinner. They did present us with some chocolate dipped strawberries in recognition of our celebration."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "While the food at the Avenue was fine, several items on the menu at the restaurant did not match the one online. More importantly, the service was incredibly slow. The waitress was courteous, but my party waited for over an hour before receiving our entree. They ended up giving us a 20% discount for the inconvenience. I would not recommend it if you plan on doing anything else that night."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "This is a really good restaurant for a hotel restaurant. The bone-in Ribeye was as good as it gets."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Food was okay, very loud and not conducive to conversation."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Food was so-so and menu was not the same as the on-line posted menu. We were disappointed in the limited fish/seafood options offered."
    Dined on 10/10/2013