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Art and Soul

Art and Soul

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and American Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown
415 New Jersey Ave NW (btwn D & E Sts. NW), Washington, D.C. 20001, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon, Thu–Fri
    • 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
    • 11:00 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
    • 11:00 AM–2:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:30 AM–3:30 PM
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:30 AM–3:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Art and Soul, located in the heart of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, offers guests a chic setting in which to meet and connect, while enjoying “food for the soul” – food made with love and special attention.


Based on 197 votes

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    Food & Wine
    "support Chef Art Smith’s charity Common Threads through FOOD"(6 Tips)
    "James Beard Award-winning former personal chef"(3 Tips)
    Danielle M.
    "The Shrimp & grits was good & the Scones were delicious"(7 Tips)
    La Bella E.
    "Love the Chicken and Waffle Brunch"(3 Tips)
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  • Southern food
  • art smith
  • grits
  • fried chicken
  • breakfast food
  • happy hour
  • cocktails
  • fried green tomatoes
  • cornbread
  • outdoor seating
  • fire pits
  • pork chops
  • shrimp
  • pancakes
  • yogurt
  • biscuits
  • ahi tuna
  • great value
  • desserts
  • wine
  • 💫Coco

    Great happy hour atmosphere. The fried pickles were so so.

    💫Coco · 1 week ago
  • Chase O.

    What an absolute disappointment. They can't even get breakfast right. Plenty of amazing restaurants in DC, skip this joke.

    Chase Ortiz · October 12
  • Eva B.

    Surprised with their locally grown and produced menu items. Enjoyed the beer, burgers and service. Definitely a must stop in the capital.

    Eva Barba · October 3
  • John B.

    Overpriced and not worth it

    John Baker · May 30
  • Ellen S.

    The fried chicken is crispy and perfectly cooked. Save room for dessert: the tarts and pies are warm and yummy.

    Ellen S. P. · March 26
  • Ann A.

    Excellent food and funky hip atmosphere.

    Ann Adair · March 25
  • Carina C.

    Bartender is the best

    Carina Carrasco · February 3
  • Sherene J.

    Great drinks, even better happy hour specials! Just make sure you know it's in a hotel.

    Sherene Joseph · January 30
  • Manasi K.

    Shrimp and grits and the lamb shank were a bomb !!!

    Manasi K · November 15, 2014
  • Joseph (Butch) W.

    Fried chicken for two.

    Joseph (Butch) Wahlsmith · November 8, 2014
  • Manda D.

    Great atmosphere and incredible food. The fried chicken was a group hit!!!

    Manda Doorley · October 7, 2014
  • Ricky S.

    Pretty good service and the food is not bad.

    Ricky Sherrill · September 28, 2014
  • Trish T.

    Expensive and the mixed drinks are not good.... At all. Rooftop bar by pool is pretty cool. Tips are included in the prices up there, beware!

    Trish TheDish · August 24, 2014
  • Bernadette C.

    Yummy Food & good service

    Bernadette Carter · August 17, 2014
  • Rob H.

    Great take on southern classics. Shrimp and grits was excellent early lunch.

    Rob Havasy · August 9, 2014
  • Redshoekangaroo

    Great Salmon

    Redshoekangaroo · June 19, 2014
  • Redshoekangaroo

    Refreshing drinks - Try the ginger or lemon

    Redshoekangaroo · June 19, 2014
  • Redshoekangaroo

    Amazing pea and mint salad

    Redshoekangaroo · June 19, 2014
  • Chris B.

    Well, except for the $15 shot of rye...

    Chris Blake · June 11, 2014
  • Cait W.

    Food was great, but the service was way slow and the bathrooms were inconvenient.

    Cait Webster · May 16, 2014
  • Eric H.

    If you're looking for a healthy breakfast, order from the Art Start Breakfast Menu - market omelet + toasted granola w/ yogurt are both delicious.

    Eric Hinman · April 28, 2014
  • Tim N.

    Has a firepit

    Tim Nagle · January 24, 2014
  • Brea E.

    Great for business meetings with vegetarians...they offer a vegetable quiche of the day!

    Brea Ellis · January 23, 2014
  • Colleen N.

    From Washingtonian: lemon yogurt pancakes, cheddar and maple bacon bfast sandwich, fruit parfait.

    Colleen N · January 14, 2014
  • Nouf M.

    Their brunch is awesome 👌

    Nouf Mallouh · January 12, 2014
  • Andi R.

    Excellent soul food gastropub. Try the shrimp & grits and fried chicken.

    Andi Radice · December 27, 2013
  • Jessica J.

    Caution: the background music may make you want to sing along! :) love it!

    Jessica Joseph · November 16, 2013
  • Jessica J.

    The Caesar is a true Caesar; the Mac and Cheese is perfect and the wine menu is impressive. I said ImPressivE!

    Jessica Joseph · November 16, 2013
  • Emily V.

    Food was delicious (and I love that they have a separate dog menu! ), super cute decor, and a lovely waitress... unfortunately the restaurant management is AWFUL... extremely disorganized!

    Emily Verilla · October 4, 2013
  • Erin V.

    Get the fried chicken buscuit!

    Erin V · September 27, 2013
  • Kalikina V.

    Kenya is one of the best waitresses I've ever had while dining. Thank you!

    Kalikina V · September 2, 2013
  • Lauren A.

    The all-you-can eat brunch is worth the splurge. I have never seen a cheese display so glorious.

    Lauren A · August 19, 2013
  • Michele

    The cornbread is perfection. So was the blueberry pisco sour and my country ham and cherry tomato salad.

    Michele · August 5, 2013
  • Tamiko T.

    Make sure that "Carl" is your waiter. He's GREAT!!!

    Tamiko Tatum · July 20, 2013

    Chef/owner Art Smith (yes, that would be the James Beard Award-winning former personal chef to Oprah) credits his Southern roots for dishes like shrimp and grits and fried chicken. Read more · July 1, 2013
  • Caitlin S.

    FRIED CHICKEN BISCUIT. What else do I need to say?

    Caitlin Schiavoni · July 1, 2013
  • Claire B.

    The dog hanger steak for $5 is a great deal!

    Claire Bear · June 15, 2013
  • Eryka

    That's an amazing restaurant with a magnific staff service. I was impressed for how attentive they are for everything , mostly the small details. Free parking!!! Plus the food is awesome.

    Eryka · May 13, 2013
  • Prveen

    Vegetarians: get the savory crêpe

    Prveen · May 9, 2013
  • Eric H.

    Start with the wedge salad - it's large, but don't share it; too delicious to part ways with half.

    Eric Hinman · April 28, 2013
  • LaLa B.

    If you haven't checked out the new space & menu. You are missing out on so much! Tonight was a prefect welcome back to the DC food scene! Start to finish not one issue other than I am stuffed! AMAZING

    LaLa B · April 18, 2013
  • Michelle F.

    Overpriced and the food is edible. Not impressed. I has high hopes.

    Michelle Ford · April 13, 2013

    The Farmers breakfast, the bacon, egg and cheese on a brioche bun, mimosas, and their Redefined Blood Mary (comes with bacon!) are all recommended for a family brunch outing before checking out... Read more · April 9, 2013
  • Angel S.

    The lemon pancakes are amazing! The service was outstanding, also.

    Angel Singleton-West · April 6, 2013
  • Valerie

    Eat at bar for happy hour prices

    Valerie · April 5, 2013
  • Josie C.

    Great food!! Love the atmosphere!!!

    Josie Caldwell · March 26, 2013
  • Alap S.

    Best dessert ever! :) 

    Alap Shah · March 18, 2013
  • Alap S.

    Nothing vegetarian on the menu but they made an exception to make something :)

    Alap Shah · March 18, 2013
  • Stuart A.

    Heavy Southern food - no healthy/ light options so be prepared...

    Stuart Adler · January 22, 2013
  • Loki S.

    I'd fly into National just for a side trip here for the yeast rolls.

    Loki Sorensen · January 11, 2013

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