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Wolfgang Puck

The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Asian Restaurant and Lounge$$$$
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
87 Tips and reviews
  • dumplings
  • dim sum
  • happy hour
  • drewno
  • cocktails
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  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 20, 2015
    A trip from one of our reviewers,, "For desserts, skip the run-of-the-mill "assorted cookies of good fortune," and opt for the bananas brûlée on puff pastry or passion fruit cheesecake." Read more
  • Zeke
    ZekeOctober 5, 2015
    "Dumpling Mondays" happy hour from 4pm til close: garlic chive crystal dumplings, chili dan dan chicken dumplings, and shrimp & lobster spring rolls, all for $5 Read more
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostMarch 14, 2013
    During dim-sum service, grab the duck bao buns. Slivers of moist duck are tucked into doughy Chinese steamed buns and paired with crunchy cucumbers. The duck takes 3 days to make and it shows. Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 30, 2016
    "Scott Drewno makes perfect bao buns and wonderful chive dumplings. I always try to sample as much as I can; it’s all good." - Chef Frederik De Pue Read more
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 15, 2010
    I was so thrilled to get an amazing Wolfgang Puck restaurant in my home city. The food is delicious, especially the Kobe Beef Sliders and the Tuna Tartare. -Lynda Erkiletian, Real Housewives of DC
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 17
    There is more of a Chinese influence to the menu now, and that shows in its dan dan dumplings, wok-fried noodles, and tableside wonton soup. Read more
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    The Bitches say: B+. A swanky Asian brunch, with an emphasis on handmade dumplings. The ambiance and service make it a great daytime date! Read more
  • Jason T.
    Jason TownsendAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great happy hour special down at the bar really allows you to sample the menu without the price of the upstairs dining room. Opt for the re-imagined bahn mi or the frenched sweet/tangy chicken wings.
  • Chris
    ChrisFebruary 7, 2013
    Phenomenal food, I recommend the wok fired shrimp dim sum drizzled with XO sauce. One one the tastiest dishes you'll come across garunteed.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle C.March 22, 2012
    TT tip: Drewno's soup dumplings have become puffy soup buns with bao-like dough wrapping his luxe pork-belly filling. Chile-spiced wontons meld pork butt with ginger, scallions and garlic.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Ask the chef for the brown rice with Asian vegetables and tofu in soy glaze—it's not on the menu but he'll whip it up any day. Read more
  • Wolfgang Puck
    Wolfgang PuckJanuary 27, 2011
    We want you to enjoy your dining experience inside the Newseum Interactive Museum. Our Asian influenced menu results in a synthesis of Western proteins and portion sizes with Pacific Rim accents.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJanuary 4, 2013
    Wolfgang Puck's sleek and spacious glass-and-steel dining room in the Newseum plays with pan-Asian flavors, skipping from China to Japan, Korea to India.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly StörmerAugust 5, 2013
    Everything was amazing but my favorite of the 4 appetizers and 4 entrees I tried was the Lamb lettuce Cups. Loved it!
  • Brunch and the City
    Brunch and the CityJanuary 22, 2012
    Great bloody mary's and the dim sum platter is tasty. Take your receipt next door to the Newseum to get a discount on admission! Read more
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJune 28, 2013
    Try the Early Sweet Corn Velvet Soup - with gulf shrimp dumplings, wok blistered corn and mushrooms (before soup pour)
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJune 28, 2013
    Try the Early Sweet Corn Velvet Soup - with gulf shrimp dumplings, wok blistered corn and mushrooms (before the soup)
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillDecember 9, 2015
    Very good for a business lunch or dinner. The best dumplings in town especially the "Chive Dumplings".
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineJanuary 9, 2012
    The downstairs lounge offers one of the area’s best happy hours for eating: From 4 to 6 you can enjoy three dishes for $20.11.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 29, 2010
    Love the Asian inspired menu. Chef Puck's restaurant is not only spacious and relaxed but sexy. Great cocktails as well. -Tamesha Warren, Top Chef
  • Tom J.
    Tom JJune 3, 2014
    In their June 2014 issue, Washingtonian Magazine said the mini-burgers were one of metropolitan DC's 25 best burgers.
  • Alicia G.
    Alicia GJanuary 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the lounge at the Source - you can order from both menus and the lounge menu is a little cheaper. Chat up the friendly, knowledgeable bartenders and then get the Asian pear martini!
  • Atlanta Food & W.
    Join The Source’s Chef Drewno as he explores the out of this world flavors of barbecue that extends beyond the South at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 29 – June 1. Read more
  • Tina H.
    Tina HoangApril 2, 2012
    the tuna tartare sesame cones is great! i got 3 appetizers instead of a huge entrees so i could try many things..
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 6, 2013
    Try the Chinois Style Chicken Salad - Mustard dressing, candied cashews. Excellent and very refreshing.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJune 29, 2013
    Try the Early Sweet Corn Velvet Soup - with gulf shrimp dumplings, wok blistered corn and mushrooms
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 6, 2013
    Try the Shanghai Noodles - Curry, chili, braised oxtail. A LOT of oxtail. And so good.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 6, 2013
    Try the Miso Glazed Doughnuts, 50-Bean Vanilla Ice Cream - Amazing end to an amazing meal
  • Olivia
    OliviaFebruary 18
    Crispy suckling pig is a must. Explosion of flavors!
  • Jarrrrredddd
    JarrrrreddddMay 6, 2014
    Try their pork belly bao buns... or just suck on a dry musty placemat and drink a bottle of hoisin sauce and call it a day.
  • Cara
    CaraOctober 11, 2014
    I have a peanut allergy, but took a risk & came for dim sum. Waiter had no concept of how to handle allergies, & I had to prompt him to check w/ kitchen when he couldn't remember if a dish had peanuts
  • Jen M.
    Jen MareckApril 13, 2014
    I got to meet Wolfgang Puck himself!! Everything was delicious but dessert was divine!!!
  • James
    JamesJune 9, 2012
    Lobster club sandwich was great. Wonderful small plates menu. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangJune 29, 2013
    Try the Border Springs Lamb Duo - soy marinated chop and stir fry of lamb tenderloin
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 6, 2013
    Try the Szechaun Dan Dan Noodles - Roasted pork and crushed peanuts. Awesome.
  • Peter G.
    Peter GastonJanuary 6, 2013
    Order as many different kinds of dumplings as possible. You won't be disappointed.
  • Jennifer P.
    Dumpling happy hour on Monday is a great deal!
  • Ben A.
    Ben AndreasOctober 17, 2011
    Dim Sum brunch on the weekends is great and have never had a bad meal there.
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DronekNovember 1, 2011
    If your looking for here. Chef Scott is a mastermind. Eat the duck!!!
  • Lex
    LexNovember 6, 2012
    Perfect spot for power hour lunch while on jury duty. Get the burger. Easily best in DC.
  • Steve
    SteveFebruary 18, 2012
    $30 prix fixe plus Newseum tickets is the way to go. Excellent!
  • Edward H.
    Edward HooverJanuary 12, 2016
    The roasted duck is amazing and rivals that of Beijing.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 6, 2013
    Try the Spicy Hangover Eggs - Tamarind chili short ribs
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 6, 2013
    Try the Prime Beef Sliders - Chapel Hills Farms cheddar
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 6, 2013
    Try the Chinese Sausage Fried Rice - With wok fried egg. Great.
  • Sophia G.
    Sophia GiardinaOctober 5, 2012
    Wow not good. I'm a little disappointed at the long service and pushy water guys. The food was fishy and drippy. But the pork dumplings get a 10/10! Loud and old scene. Try again wolf gang puck..
  • FiOS 50
    FiOS 50November 28, 2011
    You can't go wrong with an order of any kind of dumpling at The Source. What's your favorite? Post a pic!
  • D W.
    D WNovember 2, 2013
    Suckling pig, tuna tartare, octopus... Oh, my!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KnobelOctober 10, 2013
    Tuna tartare cones and pork buns are excellent!
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikOctober 24, 2015
    Dumpling happy hour at the bar every Monday from 4PM until close!
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn CNovember 19, 2016
    They have happy hour in the bar area - pleasant surprise.
  • Juan X.
    Juan XiangSeptember 28, 2011
    Chicken dumplings and tuna are great. Lunch set is $30.
  • cynthia w.
    cynthia wangMay 1, 2011
    The wok fried sea bass with ponzu is unreal. Crabcakes are divine.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Source now has brunch. Be sure to get try one of the three Bloody Marys!
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 6, 2013
    Try the Duck Bao Buns - Lacquered duckling, cucumber
  • Sean
    SeanAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuna tartar cones are fantastic.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy StewartSeptember 7, 2015
    It's closed on Sunday's & Monday's during the summer. How crazy is that?
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SimmonsApril 5, 2011
    If you want to be seen than you can come here. My co-worker loved it here.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 6, 2013
    Try the Organic Chicken Dumpling - Beeche and oyster mushrooms
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonAugust 5, 2010
    My faves: Tuna Tartare & Kobe Sliders... Both only avail in the lounge/bar
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 12, 2014
    Bitches Who Brunch said The Source served up the best bloody marys in 2012!
  • Cat T.
    Cat TuckerApril 3, 2011
    The pear drop martini is delicious. Food is great too.
  • IS K.
    IS KLEMay 10, 2016
    Sushi and tuna cones are super.
  • Megan S.
    Megan SullivanJuly 16, 2011
    If you're PMSing. The choc. Choc. Choc. Just may satisfy.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Adam Sobel, chef of Bourbon Steak, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Dumplings. Read more
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FrankMarch 12, 2013
    The duck bao buns are on the Post's #40Eats list for 2013.
  • tray h.
    tray hardingMarch 18, 2011
    Pomegranate mojitos and lamb is a sure fire win.
  • Phil B.
    Phil BesharaApril 8, 2011
    If you leave here without having a dumpling you messed up.
  • DocTomDotCom @.
    Lobby SRO - lobby seating reserved.
  • Sofy G.
    Sofy GarciaApril 26, 2015
    Black peper ribs! Delicious!!!!
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NJune 27, 2014
    From Washingtonian: get the mini-burgers.
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GallanderJanuary 15, 2012
    Tuna tar tar is a party in your mouth:-)
  • Juan U.
    Juan UlloaApril 5, 2010
    Great drinks and the bar menu is a great deal!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out The Source as seen on Bizarre Foods America Read more
  • Robb F.
    Robb FitzsimmonsJuly 26, 2014
    Washingtonian recommends the mini-burgers.
  • Regina L.
    Regina LindseyApril 13, 2013
    Love the spicy tuna tartare
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShorsteinSeptember 14, 2014
    The apps and sides are good, but overpriced, and entres are meh and way overpriced.
  • Eileen J.
    Eileen J.March 13, 2011
    Tandoori fish is excellent!
  • E G.
    E GJuly 17, 2013
    Saw a very big roach when I was there for dinner. Lets just say we did not stay
  • Nisha C.
    Nisha ChittalJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the tuna tartare appetizer is amaaazing
  • DocTomDotCom @.
    Couches in lobby are reserved!
  • Erica J.
    Erica JJune 1, 2012
    Keanan is the best
  • Philip W.
    Philip WangMarch 12, 2012
    dumplings are wow.
  • Anna F.
    Anna FaderNovember 28, 2015
    Exceeded my expectations.
  • IS K.
    IS KLEMay 28, 2016
    Bullet to the head- Drink it up.
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine CanoOctober 13, 2011
    hmmm.. trust me when i say this. LETTUCE WRAPS
  • Armed G.
    Armed GarzaOctober 11, 2016
    Llegamos tarde a la comida... Cierran la cocina a las 2 y de 2 a 5 sirven solo sushi..... El lugar esta bien bonito
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