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Blue Duck Tavern

Blue Duck Tavern

New American Restaurant and American Restaurant · West End
1201 24th St NW (at M St NW), Washington, D.C. 20037, United States
Closed until 6:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 6:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 6:30 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 400 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Sam H.
    "Amazing marrow, braised short rib, and duck breast."(23 Tips)
    Elizabeth B.
    "Had an outstanding birthday brunch; honey vanilla ice cream FTW!"(5 Tips)
    John A.
    "... mimosa, bone marrow, pecan sticky buns, shrimp and grits. Crab cakes are ok, but..."(4 Tips)
    BlackBook Magazine
    "12-hour roasted suckling pig"(3 Tips)
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  • bone marrow
  • apple pie
  • cocktails
  • good for dates
  • crab cakes
  • pecan sticky buns
  • short ribs
  • roast suckling pig
  • grits
  • breakfast food
  • french fries
  • foie gras
  • romantic
  • fancy
  • outdoor seating
  • trendy
  • polenta
  • lively
  • wine
  • martinis
  • Brother F.

    Good food, slow service, worth the wait though

    Brother Fantasma · 2 weeks ago
  • Sofia C.

    The weirdly slick atmosphere doesn't match the amazing down-home cooking at Blue Duck 💙 Absolutely incredible food.

    Sofia Case · 2 weeks ago
  • Dick R.

    Breakfast/brunch is great; good service, great staff, interesting and tasty food, well presented. Dinner was good, atmosphere not as good for dinner.

    Dick Rivera · September 27
  • Carlos

    Seared foie gras is the best I've had.

    Carlos · September 25
  • Sylvie S.

    Bone marrow is behemoth and excellent

    Sylvie S. · September 14
  • Sarah T.

    the burger was one of the best I've ever had.

    Sarah Tortoreti · September 12
  • Sam H.

    Amazing marrow, braised short rib, and duck breast. Finish off with apple pie to share with vanilla ice cream and surprisingly good coffee.

    Sam H · August 17
  • James V.

    Marrow, mussles, proper pastry chef

    James Vavricek · August 8
  • James V.

    Marrow, mussels

    James Vavricek · August 8
  • Earl M.

    Crispy head cheese, bone marrow and crab cake for starters. Duck, swordfish, Cheshire pork chop for entrees. Don't miss the apple pie and banana cream pie for dessert. Each will serve 2

    Earl Moore · July 29
  • R Q.

    Excellent for brunch

    R Q · July 23
  • Jess K.

    Must get the fries. Good but everything was too salty!

    Jess Kono · July 21
  • John A.

    Yummy rich food make a nice brunch. Sit outside if possible. Recommend: sorbet mimosa, bone marrow, pecan sticky buns, shrimp and grits. Crab cakes are ok, but shells inside were not.

    John Antos · July 12
  • Eric L.

    Amazeballs! Get the potato gratin and bone marrow

    Eric Liu · June 2
  • TripExpert

    One of our reviewers, Frommer's, says, "Chef Brian McBride likewise combines traditional and state-of-the-art cooking methods and equipment to prepare exquisite, one-of-a-kind dishes." Read more

    TripExpert · May 20
  • Whitney F.

    Locally sourced and solid brunch. Get the sticky buns, hash browns and anything egg.

  • 鰆 大.

    Try very garlicky bone marrow with a seasonal cocktail.

    鰆 大葉 · May 2
  • Ms H.

    Baby gem salad $8 with seared salmon $8. All desserts were amazing incl banana cream pie, apple almond galette and caramelized crust apple pie

    Ms Helen · April 1
  • Britt A.

    Great place for brunch. I love their soft boiled eggs

    Britt Antony · January 27
  • Sonja S.

    An unusual departure from the classic chicken and waffles

    Sonja Strongarm · January 25
  • Ra O.

    I had the Belgian Waffle, a side of bacon, and a soft boiled egg. Also had a side of brusel sprouts, which turned out to be the best thing on the table. Was pricey, but delicious and great service.

    Ra Osolage · January 19
  • Roman B.

    Bonemarrow and Lobstertail sandwich are absolute musts!

    Roman Bediner · January 17
  • Nicole M.

    Always the duck fat fries. Homemade ice cream is also on my always order list. They have an open kitchen so a table nearby is really fun.

    Nicole McKinney · January 11
  • Shane G.

    Great menu with a wonderful atmosphere

    Shane Gallagher · December 24, 2014
  • Robb F.

    Washingtonian says don't miss: Roasted bone marrow; roasted quail; suckling pig; seared scallops; farro salad; roasted cauliflower; grits with Gouda; sugar cookies; apple pie; seasonal ice creams.

    Robb Fitzsimmons · December 22, 2014
  • Annie F.

    Fun cocktails and fantastic food

    Annie Foster · November 24, 2014
  • Dave N.

    Enjoyed it. Tapas style.

    Dave Newman · November 20, 2014
  • ian r.

    The duck, braised beef, crab cakes, bone marrow and pumpkin soup with foie gras. All delicious. Didn't have room for dessert unfortunately.

    ian r · November 19, 2014
  • Karen K.

    Tori Blake's gluten free pastries are amazing!

    Karen Katz · October 31, 2014
  • OMAR M.

    Excellent choice for a business lunch

    OMAR Mukharesh · October 20, 2014
  • Parker H.

    Bone marrow, crab cake, suckling pig

    Parker Holcomb · September 4, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Blue Duck Tavern as seen on Unique Eats Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 27, 2014
  • Judy N.

    Dinner with max

    Judy Novick · August 21, 2014
  • Emily

    The patio is perfect for summer evenings. Great wine list, lots of options from Napa! Loved the crab cakes, Bloody Mary broth was legit. The apple pie was almost as good as grandmas.

    Emily · August 19, 2014
  • Aaron D.

    Roasted bone marrow to start. Never disappoints.

    Aaron D · August 7, 2014
  • Āndrew Å.

    For breakfast be sure to order the pecan sticky bun. Perfect!

    Āndrew Åviza · July 6, 2014
  • Kenley G.

    Get the bone marrow appetizer!

    Kenley Gossum · June 22, 2014
  • Brian M.

    Hands down the best restaurant in Washington, D.C. Don't forget to get the apple pie and the Rocky road cookie!!!

    Brian Michael · May 26, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    Despite being a hotel restaurant, Blue Duck does an admirable job of maintaining its own identity as a stellar spot for expertly and creatively crafted American cuisine.

    Serious Eats · May 15, 2014
  • Casey C.

    Our dinner was outstanding. The beef short rib and the duck were exactly what we needed. With a side if grits and a side of garlic mashed potatoes, it was absolute perfection.

    Casey Chester · May 10, 2014
  • Blair

    Great Vesper martinis, and fried green tomatoes! Amazing service.

    Blair · May 8, 2014
  • William D.

    Order appetizers and a side or two with your entree. Main course portions are small.

    William Donahoe · April 3, 2014
  • William D.

    Get the Apple Bourbon cocktail. Very refreshing!

    William Donahoe · March 28, 2014
  • Carmen A.

    Awesome brunch. Make reservations.

    Carmen Aliza · March 23, 2014
  • Tony F.

    Eggs Benedict - yumm!!

    Tony F · February 16, 2014
  • Andres

    Apple pie 'n ice cream

    Andres · February 13, 2014
  • Bitches Who Brunch

    Bitches Who Brunch voted Blue Duck Tavern as the Best Bread Basket and Best Fruit Plate in 2012!

    Bitches Who Brunch · January 12, 2014
  • Stacey M.

    The cauliflower side is amazing!

    Stacey Maloney · January 5, 2014
  • Sham

    The braided beef is the best. The crab cakes are the best you will ever have!

    Sham · January 2, 2014
  • Ken P.

    Do not leave without getting the fries. Seriously.

    Ken Peltzer · December 30, 2013

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