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Policy Restaurant & Lounge

Policy Restaurant & Lounge

Lounge and Tapas Restaurant · U-Street
1904 14th St NW (at T St NW), Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Open until 2:30 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:30 PM
Brunch, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 189 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Elizabeth B.
    "Get the short rib hash and truffle grits as a side."(4 Tips)
    Tanner S.
    "Awesome DJ's and awesome vibe!"(7 Tips)
    Stephanie O.
    "Sweet happy hour (especially the one that runs all night on Mondays)"(7 Tips)
    Raj S.
    "Get the Thai shrimp, hangar steak, tuna tartare."(2 Tips)
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  • happy hour
  • truffle grits
  • DJs
  • karaoke
  • cocktails
  • brunch food
  • dancing
  • short rib hash
  • breakfast skillets
  • beignets
  • mussels
  • hanger steak
  • good for singles
  • polenta
  • outdoor seating
  • gluten-free food
  • shrimp
  • champagne
  • good for a late night
  • chocolate waffles
  • Dave C.

    Sick DJ on Saturday nights

    Dave Cummings · October 27, 2015
  • Raj S.

    Friendly staff. Awesome place for dancing and great cocktails.

    Raj S. · November 30, 2014
  • Annie F.

    Great steak and eggs for brunch

    Annie Foster · October 29, 2014
  • Ellen S.

    1/2 price bottles of wine in Wednesday nights downstairs.

    Ellen S. P. · September 8, 2014
  • Christopher K.

    Poor service. Loud. Just no.

    Christopher Kopenec · September 6, 2014
  • Katherine K.

    Brussels sprouts! One of the few places on 14th you can usually sneak into on a weekend evening

    Katherine Kennedy Allen · January 4, 2014
  • Colette S.

    I was going to say the filet mignon special was amazing and a must have...and then I had the shrimp and polenta....soooo good, one of the best things I've eaten in awhile. Skip the mac and cheese

    Colette Sayles · January 2, 2014
  • MariaGrace S.

    Date night the other day..

    MariaGrace Sarmiento · December 25, 2013
  • Jules B.

    Excellent food and service

    Jules Bui · November 21, 2013
  • Alicia H.

    Quaint lounge right off of U St. The happy hour specials are decent and the drinks pack a punch.

    Alicia H. · October 30, 2013
  • Alex G.

    This place is so much fun! The 90's and 2000's music wasn't really doing it for me though.

    Alex G · October 27, 2013
  • Christina F.

    Thank you Beth!!

    Christina Ferreira · August 15, 2013
  • J E.

    Make sure to get the truffle grits! To die for...

    J Elle · August 11, 2013
  • DC Vegetarian

    Truffle fries at happy hour are pretty good. Sadly neither the lentils nor the green beans are vegetarian, and the black bean hummus is disappointing.

    DC Vegetarian · July 27, 2013
  • Becca M.

    There is a great amazon local deal going on right now for this place. We loved every dish we tried. Especially like how vegan & gluten free friendly they are

    Becca McSweeney · July 21, 2013
  • Just W.

    Bottle service is worth it. No tanks, cut off tees, or sandals - damn shame. Fun playlist on weekends.

    Just Whitkin · July 7, 2013
  • Douglas A.

    The service is good the food average!!!!

    Douglas Arndt · June 22, 2013
  • Raphael D.

    Happy hour with basket ball

    Raphael David "Rico" · June 13, 2013
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    Are you a D.C. intern? Grab a key tag from The Washington Center and receive 20% off your check during InternsROCK! June 7 - 16th 2013. #InternsROCK

    InternsROCK! · May 31, 2013
  • Elizabeth B.

    Perfect brunch portions. Get the short rib hash and truffle grits as a side.

    Elizabeth Bennett · April 21, 2013
  • Brandon C.

    Some creepy chicks here.

    Brandon Cox · April 6, 2013
  • Natalie S.

    Green beans are far too soy saucy but cooked very nicely!

    Natalie Sayth · March 30, 2013
  • Jason A.

    I like the decor - it's sort of a goth diner motif.

    Jason A · March 30, 2013
  • Cameron H.

    Order anything. All the food is damn good here.

    Cameron Hernandez · March 29, 2013
  • Zafrir N.

    One big NO! Skip this place on your night out!

    Zafrir Nesher-Kazaz · March 17, 2013
  • Tanner S.

    Be sure to check out the dance floor upstairs after dinner. Awesome DJ's and awesome vibe!

    Tanner S · March 16, 2013
  • Tanner S.

    Get the brussel sprouts! Delish

    Tanner S · March 16, 2013
  • Dara F.

    Yes, the DJs here change the music every thirty seconds, but it's a fun place to go dancing with a great, graffiti-y vibe.

    Dara Fisher · December 26, 2012
  • Anamarie

    Awesome and great service!

    Anamarie · December 6, 2012
  • Rebecca M.

    The bartenders are nice and make a delicious Moscow Mule!

    Rebecca M. · November 18, 2012
  • Ama K.

    Shrimp and grits! Yummy! Minus ham. Still tres delicieux!

    Ama Kyekye · October 21, 2012
  • Shikha B.

    Pretty good brunch, but found the dark lounge decor & cramped booths not so appealing on a sunny Sunday morning. French toast benedict was delish, but may require an extra 2 hrs at gym afterwards!

    Shikha Bhatnagar · August 29, 2012
  • Kelsey H.

    Old friends, drinks, nice atmosphere, and food; I enjoyed myself:)

    Kelsey H · August 10, 2012
  • Chelsea M.

    I loved the shrimp polenta!!!!

    Chelsea Mulzac · July 6, 2012
  • Darlene P.

    Try the Breakfast Skillet - AMAZING.

    Darlene Powell · June 3, 2012
  • Darlene P.

    Try the Lunenburg Sausage & Mussels - In-freakin-crediable

    Darlene Powell · June 3, 2012
  • Darlene P.

    Try the Asiago And Truffle Grits - Mmmmmmm. Perfect companion for the Mussels!!

    Darlene Powell · June 3, 2012
  • Anna J.

    The "Pearfect Martini" (Grey Goose Pear , Orchard Pear Cordial, St. Germaine, Champagne) was beautifully crafted. Very light + delicious. Highly recommend. Great DJs, too. Loved the old skool hip-hop.

    Anna John · June 2, 2012
  • Raphael D.

    Duck salad to die for

    Raphael David "Rico" · May 18, 2012
  • Tim H.

    Great DJ on Fri. & Sat. Nights upstairs but get in the door before 11pm to make it worth it. Otherwise wait gets loooong.

    Tim Hyooeeedeweylouie · May 18, 2012
  • Tim H.

    Thursday open bar 9-10pm.

    Tim Hyooeeedeweylouie · May 18, 2012
  • Raphael D.

    Awesome short ribs

    Raphael David "Rico" · May 12, 2012
  • Rochelle

    Hmmm long ass line and over crowded upstairs...nice DJ but not worth it....don't bother on a Sat night

    Rochelle · May 6, 2012
  • Caitlin S.

    Kerri is the best bartender in DC, possibly on the planet. Shower her with tips please!

    Caitlin Schiavoni · April 8, 2012
  • The P.

    Happy HourMON-all night at the bar5PM - 8PM TU-FRI 5PM - 7PM SAT

    The Professor · March 25, 2012
  • Womply

    Policy has partnered with Womply to offer $18 cash back after 3 visits Read more

    Womply · March 24, 2012
  • Alex J.

    This place smells like bleach...

    Alex Judge · March 17, 2012
  • Stephanie O.

    Sweet happy hour (especially the one that runs all night on Mondays) and an awesome staff!

    Stephanie Obed · March 12, 2012
  • T.A. T.

    Everything was delicious!!!

    T.A. Thomasson · March 7, 2012
  • Jesse B R.

    Come in on Wednesday nights and 7:00pm for District Karaoke - D.C.'s only social, team-based karaoke league.

    Jesse B Rauch · February 15, 2012

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