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1990 M St NW (at 20th St NW)
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 659-1990
Southern / Soul, American, Cocktail
$ $ $
Mon–Thu: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM Fri: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM Sat: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM Sun: 5:00 PM–9:00 PM

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Foursquare Tips

  • 3 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "The city's most sophisticated Southern lair," writes Tom.
  • Try the shrimp and grits by James Beard Award-winning chef Jeffrey Buben. Save 30% off your bill by booking here:
  • Whether youre enjoying a killer mint julep in the lounge or biting into buttery cornbread in the relaxed dining room, this subterranean eatery is all about comfort, both in mood and cuisine.
  • Great Happy Hour specials. Definitely coming back.
  • Buben's Southern-inspired menu has a classic take on shrimp and grits, options like sweetbreads and waffles, & macaroni and cheese dish made with cheddar, goat cheese and smoked ham. [Eater 38 Member]
  • No restaurant in the city does a more convincing shrimp and grits or pecan pie than this place, a salute to Southern cooking.
  • Shrimp and fritz has apparently been one of the most popular dishes for 20+ years and with good reason !!
  • For dessert, there's no question, go with the Georgia pecan pie with bourbon ice cream, praline lace crumble & caramel
  • Must try their excellently prepared spiced duck breast w/ foie gras-spoonbread pure, leg confit, butternut squash, blackberry preserves and thyme jus.
  • Amazing Pecan pie. Enough said.
  • Eat at bar. More casual. My favorite place to eat in DC
  • the steak tartare appetizer is great.
  • $3.50 makers and $4 drafts for happy hour
  • In my experience, Vidalia is consistently good. Great food and service. The shrimp and grits, mac & cheese, and pecan pie are always excellent
  • Seared frois gras and doughnut desserts are standouts
  • Do the prix fixe menu for $20 for an important biz meeting.
  • A must try!! The shrimp and grits are delicious, can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Ask the bartender to make you a Tobacco Road.
  • Eric Ziebold, chef of CityZen, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Fried chicken.
  • Don't pass up on dessert, try the peanut butter s'more mini layer cake! Sophisticated atmosphere, perfectly portioned and well plated dishes. Has mouthwash in the restrooms.
  • Washingtonian recommends the Sazeracs and banh mi sliders.