Policy Restaurant & Lounge

1904 14th St NW (at T St NW), Washington, D.C. 20009
Closed until 11:00am (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
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
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  • "Make sure to get the truffle grits! To die for..." (4 tips)
  • "Happy Hour MON-all night at the bar 5PM - 8PM TU-FRI..." (8 tips)
  • "... on Fri. & Sat. Nights upstairs but get in the door before 11pm to make it..." (5 tips)
  • Bravo

    Great energy, innovative cocktails, great place to unwind. -Tamesha Warren, Top Chef

    Bravo · November 29, 2010
  • Womply

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

    Womply · March 24, 2012
  • Metromix

    WINNER of our "Best of 2009" award for 'best new venue' & 'coolest bathrooms' - we love the graffiti décor. Read more

    Metromix · June 21, 2010
  • DC After Five

    Great happy hour

    DC After Five · August 7, 2010
  • Jesse B R.

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

    Jesse B R. · February 15, 2012
  • Cori Sue

    $5 small plates happy hour lasts until 8 pm. Menu items vary by season. Truffle fries for the win.

    Cori Sue · August 26, 2011
  • Vanessa F.

    Great place for an event. Loved the outdoor deck area.

    Vanessa F. · June 8, 2010
  • Tanner S.

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

    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 F. · December 26, 2012
  • Anamarie

    Awesome and great service!

    Anamarie · December 6, 2012
  • Raj S.

    This place is incredible. Get the Thai shrimp, hangar steak, tuna tartare. Get the rum old fashioned to compliment it. Then head upstairs for some dancing. One of my favorite spots in DC.

    Raj S. · April 3, 2011
  • Tony B.

    Hip place. Had a good time. Great food and drinks.

    Tony B. · October 20, 2010
  • Jim M.

    The '(Hendricks) Gin and (cucumber) juice' is phenomenal

    Jim M. · October 3, 2010
  • Sherrie B.

    Love love love this place. Great scene, fabulous food and delicious cosmos!

    Sherrie B. · May 17, 2010
  • Jason A.

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

    Jason A. · March 30, 2013
  • 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 B. · August 29, 2012
  • Chelsea M.

    I loved the shrimp polenta!!!!

    Chelsea M. · July 6, 2012
  • Raphael D.

    Duck salad to die for

    Raphael D. · 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 H. · May 18, 2012
  • Raphael D.

    Awesome short ribs

    Raphael D. · May 12, 2012
  • Leigh

    Ryan is the best server ever. Seriously. Don't even let anyone else serve you, as you will not get the experience you deserve.

    Leigh · January 8, 2012
  • Sarah

    Sunday brunch is the best. Remember to order a side of truffled grits!

    Sarah · August 16, 2011
  • Chris S.

    If your trying to beat as mayor, FUCKOFF!!!!

    Chris S. · May 29, 2011
  • Miriam W.

    Amazing waitstaff - very knowledgeable about the menu. Get the sweet potato gnocchi, beets and chocolate waffle if any of these three dishes are on the menu when you dine there.

    Miriam W. · December 9, 2010
  • Mike C.

    Try the Mission Fig Salad, the duck confit, and the sweet potato gnocchi....also the Moscow Mule and Hemingway Daquiri rocked! My wife loved the Cosmo-policy!

    Mike C. · October 12, 2010
  • Kristin D.

    Great happy hour scene! Food was on point...especially the tuna tartar!

    Kristin D. · June 26, 2010
  • kimberly g.

    Ok I went when Tru School was there and DJ Cuzzin B was cutting up! Loved it! Going back! Word!

    kimberly g. · February 9, 2010
  • A. T.

    The bartendress Danielle's ink is kick ass!

    A. T. · March 20
  • Sevda B.

    Wonderful .... www.ayed.com.tr

    Sevda B. · February 2
  • Katherine K.

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

    Katherine K. · January 4
  • 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 S. · January 2
  • MariaGrace S.

    Date night the other day..

    MariaGrace S. · December 25, 2013
  • Claire V.

    Don't do it unless you want to relive high school, wanted to barf when they played blurred lines

    Claire V. · December 22, 2013
  • Jules B.

    Excellent food and service

    Jules B. · 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 F. · August 15, 2013
  • J E.

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

    J E. · 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 M. · July 21, 2013
  • Just W.

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

    Just W. · July 7, 2013
  • Douglas R.

    The service is good the food average!!!!

    Douglas R. · June 22, 2013
  • Raphael D.

    Happy hour with basket ball

    Raphael D. · June 13, 2013
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    InternsROCK! · May 31, 2013
  • Elizabeth B.

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

    Elizabeth B. · April 21, 2013
  • Natalie S.

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

    Natalie S. · March 30, 2013
  • Cameron H.

    Order anything. All the food is damn good here.

    Cameron H. · March 29, 2013
  • Zafrir N.

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

    Zafrir N. · March 17, 2013
  • Tanner S.

    Get the brussel sprouts! Delish

    Tanner S. · March 16, 2013
  • Rebecca M.

    The bartenders are nice and make a delicious Moscow Mule!

    Rebecca M. · November 18, 2012

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