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Avenue Grill

3.7
3.7
295 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Avenue Grill is located at the corner of 14th St. & Pennsylvania Avenue inside the JW Marriott. Its design celebrates the history of America’s Main Street & its cuisine features classic American food & wine. Angus steaks & fresh seafood accompanied by creative appetizers & great salads are complimented by an extensive wine list prepared by our J.W. Wine Ambassadors.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Breakfast, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Breakfast Buffet Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am

  • Phone number

    (202) 626-6970

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Hull

  • Private party facilities

    When your next social occasion calls for the best in private dining, look no further than the Governor’s Room at our luxury hotel near the White House. With its superb catering, classic interior and skillful service, you and your guests will enjoy privilege at its peak.

  • Private party contact

    Imran Haider: (202) 626-2614

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    14th Street NW

  • Parking details

    Valet, street, public garage.

  • Public transit

    Metro Center, Federal Triangle

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 295 people are saying

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3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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  1. r

    roscoevillage

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I booked a dinner for a party of 12. We all walked and arrived to discover the restaurant is not open for dinner. Please update your Information to keep others from ending up in the same situation
  2. PW

    PWoodring

    Tampa

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Menu is limited and food choices a bit whacked out for a hotel restaurant. Serve some normal items va getting all fancy with dishes that don’t even sound good. Would not dine here again
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for one. When I arrived, there was no one at the host stand. After about five minutes of waiting I went i to the restaurant to find assistance. One of the servers told me that they currently “had a hold on seating.” (This was despite the fact that there were many empty tables.). I asked how long the wait would be...she wasn’t sure but said 5-7 minutes. About 10 minutes passed and then a hostess appeared. By this time waiting customers had given up and others had arrived. She did do have eye contact and did not ask if she could help. She was absolutely unhelpful, not communicative, and once I asked she just said that they had a “hold on seating” without further explanation. She then disappeared without helping me or the other customers. I waited a few minutes more with no one showing up to help. A couple of times employees (including the hostess) walked by quickly without eye contact, clearly wanting to avoid the waiting customers (including me). When I still had not been seated 30 minutes after my reservation time and had been given no sense of when seating might actually occur, I left the restaurant. I will not be going back.
  4. RE

    REMR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant did not honor our reservation. Stated they were too busy. We were not the only ones turned away.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Valentines Day Dinner
  6. JA

    JodiA

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We waited 40 minutes with no bread. No salad and no visit from the waitress.
  7. L

    Laurie

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We've eaten here before without problems but they appeared to be woefully short-staffed for Valentines Day. We had about 75 minutes before our show at the National Theater. With only 2 people in line ahead of us and lots of empty tables it took 15 minutes to seat us. Our waitress was very friendly and, when told of our time constraints, guided us to salads and appetizers since the kitchen was backed up. She took our food order right away so she could put it in then disappeared. We finally told the hostess that if we didn't get our food we would need to cancel, she went off. About 5 minutes later the waitress came and told us that the salads had been ready but she didn't bring them out because she was waiting on the wings. We told her to bring them. Salad dressing requested to be on the side was on the salad. Extra dressing on the side was missing. And the waitress had disappeared again. If we hadn't eaten here a few times before this would be a one-star review. It was not the relaxed, quick bite before the show we envisioned for our Valentine's Day out!
  8. ET

    ElToro

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Incredibly slow service coupled with timeworn decor. The food was good, not great, but well more expensive than the quality merited. It felt like I in a suburban hotel restaurant near a sleepy city rather than in the heart of the Nation’s Capital.
  9. c

    chaz2010

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Service was exceptionally friendly, but very slow.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Menu looked good but the food that came out was not very good
  11. KD

    KimD

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was tasty and the service was good. Two people having one appetizer, two salads with meat, and two soft drinks, spent $70 plus tip. That’s quite expensive for lunch on a rainy day during a conference.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner before a show at the National Theater.
  13. RS

    ReinaS

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Really wonderful food and very good service
  14. G

    Ginny

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Avenue Grill after seeing an afternoon show at the National Theater. It was just opening and wasn't very crowded at first. Our waiter was so attentive, polite, and overall excellent! We loved him! I would go back there just to see him again!
  15. W

    Winealot

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    1.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The rating reflects the fact that when we got to the restaurant, we found it CLOSED. We were not the only ones, there were at least three other parties in the same situation. it is unbelievable that a hotel restaurant would allow Open Table to issue reservations for it, that same afternoon, when it was not going to be opening that evening. We had to settle for eating in the 1331 Lounge, across the lobby, as we had tickets for the National Theater and did not want to start looking for another restaurant. The 1331 Lounge did offer us the opportunity to order from the Avenue Grill menu. However, the 1331 is designed as a bar/lounge and not as a true eat-in facility. We ordered from the 1331 menu.
  16. B

    Barbde

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It is a great location if you are going to the Theater but has a very limited menu.
  17. L

    Lenny

    Washington DC

    175 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We wanted to have brunch before seeing "Rent" at the National Theater. Avenue Grill was very convenient. They had a wonderful variety of foods, all well prepared. I got to enjoy a bagel and lox, grits to which I added cheese, charcuterie, a very well prepared omelet with a nice variety of fillings, and some breakfast pastries. It was nice that juice and coffee were included. Only problems, even though it was not listed on the omelet ingredients, they had cheddar cheese which should have been included on the ingredient list. And the website said if we showed our tickets to the National Theater, we would get a 20% discount. The waitress said they are not doing that this year, so it should be removed from the website. Overall, an enjoyable meal.
  18. SK

    SKKK

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food was cold, very bad not worth money!
  19. SM

    SusanM

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Ate there because we were staying at the hotel and had theatre tickets. Very limited menu but what we had was fresh and attractively prepared.
  20. g

    genes

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We very much enjoyed dinner and would recommend it for anyone going to the theatres nearby.
  21. BS

    BarbaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. My favorite part of Avenue Grill was our server Liscome. He was so personable, attentive and humorous. Rave review for him! He gave the Jamaica warmth to us.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was professional, thoughtful and just the right level of attendance. While the menu has a lot of outstanding options; I ordered some standard selections that were prepared perfectly. Delicious and on-point! Overall couldn’t hope for a better experience. Will be back!
  23. P

    Paul

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    For some reason our order got lost and so it took about two hours to finally get our food. It was a good thing we were not in a great rush. They did take half off the bill to compensate, which is commendable, but next time I have brunch there I would go to the buffet and serve myself.
  24. P

    Pammy3

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant to go to if going to the National Theater. The Avenue Grill is right next door to the theater. Just make sure you make a reservation early so you can take your time and enjoy your food. The food was pretty good. The soup was outstanding (corn and crab or clam chowder). I had the crab cake and fries. I enjoyed the fries very much, crab cake was pretty good. My daughter had steak which looked amazing. She said it was really good. The others enjoyed their food as well. Our waitress (sorry can't remember her name), was fantastic. Our food came out in a timely manner. Oh we had the bread pudding for dessert which was scrumptious. I will go back just for the bread pudding and fries!
  25. CA

    ChelseaA

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was super slow and avocado toast was not good! Avocado was not ripe and they literally just put slices of avocado on 1 giant piece of toast! Also, the fried chicken is not a large plate!
  26. BJ

    BobJ

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very convenient if staying at JW Marriott since in hotel. We only ate hear for convenance , so we can have the breakfast buffet and skip lunch to have time to see all the DC sights. This plan worked well and the breakfast buffet had anything you could want and more to start your day. Staff were all very friendly. Good starting point to start your tourist day!
  27. RB

    RichB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have a group that attends shows at the National Theater and we always come here before each show. The staff should be commended for serving a large group timely while also getting the checks to us quick so we can attend the performance. Love the team here. thanks.
  28. SD

    SandyD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We had come down to the National Theater and arrived at 6:35 for dinner. The waitress was told that we had theater at 7:30 and we needed to get in and out. We ordered hamburger and fries the couple we were with they never got there meal. It was soup and crab cake. I will not recommend this restaurant to other.
  29. JG

    JustinG

    Chicago

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Typical hotel restaurant that could be much improved. My club sandwich was fine, the service was terrible. I would not recommend unless you cannot leave the hotel for some reason.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Brought food with sauce covering the utensils. Took 4 attempts to get a wet napkin to clean my hands and 5 attempts to get replacement utensils. Even the manager continued to get it wrong. This took a good ten minutes by which tome my kids had finished their meal and my steak was cold. When I complained the steak was cold they didn’t offer any reduction to the bill at all...perhaps this is their usual way of doing things. As a 20 year Marriott rewards member this makes me reconsider eating or staying at any future hotels. Simply put, the service was absolutely abysmal bordering on farcical.
  31. RB

    RichB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from our wait staff. I am with a group that attends theater performances occasionally a the National Theater and this team always takes care of my group which is at least 10 people. They are professional, courteous, quick and understanding of a short timeline. Looking forward to my next theater event with dinner at the Avenue Grill.
  32. EH

    EdwardH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    Used to be a good place with good food, don't know what happened. Now you pay an exorbitant price for mediocre food and service. One waiter seemed to be working the whole place. Very small steak (5 oz), ordered medium came raw, sent it back now it was burned on the outside and raw on the inside and came with 4 (yes 4) french fries, take the walk from any number of good restaurants within 1/4 mile of National Theater and skip the convenience of this one. Crappy food, tiny portions at ridiculously high prices and mediocre service is too high a price to pay for convenience and proximity to the theatre.
  33. KL

    KathyLS

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    First I want to say our food was good. We arrived before 5:30 but were given the pre-theater menu. We had to ask for the full menu and explain that the show started at 7:30. Happily we were allowed to order from the full menu. We found our entrees well-prepared and the portions ample. We each ordered a dessert and found them to be quite good, too. It was a cold, rainy evening - we chose to dine here because we didn't want to walk far to and from the theater. So we expected a typical hotel grill and that's what this was, lacking ambiance - no complaints since we didn't want to walk farther. But when I ordered an extra dry martini the server returned from the kitchen to ask if I wanted if on the rocks, which was disappointing. The cocktail itself was not dry, and my partner was charged full price for his virgin bloody Mary. However, all the wait staff were friendly, attentive, and performed without fuss.
  34. LH

    LyndaH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Perfect for a quick meal before seeing a play at the National Theatre. We just had a hamburger - they were delicious and the service was great.
  35. MB

    MarleneB

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    They had a specific dinner menu for pre the theater. Selections were limited. I would have liked to see a full menu. Service was quick. Food was good. When we ordered a dessert that would take 15 min to cook they told us upfront which we appreciated. It was pouring outside so we chose to stay at the hotel to eat dinner. It was fine.
  36. LT

    LindaT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The service was very good and professional. However, My group was very surprised with the small /limited theater menu, since it was after 5:00 pm. We were informed that the full dinner menu began at 7:00. This was disappointing but, the dining experience was good.
  37. TN

    TheresaN

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and good service in an excellent location for pre or post theater goers.
  38. MJ

    MrJones

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good food/service and atmosphere at Marriott restaurants. You always know you're going to have a solid meal.
  39. S

    Shopper21043

    Baltimore

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had tickets to a matinee at The National Theater next door to the Marriott and decided to go early and have lunch at The Avenue Grill. We had previously eaten dinner there when we had tickets and it was as good for lunch as it was for dinner. The menu has something to suit most palates. My husband said his burger was excellent (and he’s very picky when it comes to burgers) and my grilled chicken was nicely seasoned and served on a soft brioche bun. Some friends met us for lunch even though they weren’t going to the theater. The club sandwich contained the perfect amount of ingredients and was made perfectly. Even though it was past the time they served breakfast they prepared our other friend a mushroom and cheese omelet which she devoured very quickly. Our server was very pleasant and we left for the show in a very happy frame of mind which only added to our day’s experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Nice restaurant before the show

FAQs

Avenue Grill is rated 3.7 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Avenue Grill

1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Breakfast Buffet Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Breakfast, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet, street, public garage.

  • Public transit

    Metro Center, Federal Triangle

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Hull

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 626-6970

  • Private party facilities

    When your next social occasion calls for the best in private dining, look no further than the Governor’s Room at our luxury hotel near the White House. With its superb catering, classic interior and skillful service, you and your guests will enjoy privilege at its peak.

  • Private party contact

    Imran Haider: (202) 626-2614

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