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Dirty Habit

4.2
4.2
1450 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Our Chef inspired menu is innovative yet seasonal incorporating only the freshest ingredients into a global fare. Our Bar program is designed to pair naturally with a variety of traditional and modern libations featuring elevated craft cocktails and fine wines which complement the flavors of the cuisine.

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Dirty Habit focuses on unique and exciting menu offerings in an elevated and stylish yet casual environment. Unexpected ingredients and interesting glassware have a home at Dirty Habit. With over two hundred years of history in the heart of the capital, Dirty Habit maximizes it’s modern design to bring vibrancy and elevation to this iconic landmark location.

Focused on quality food and elevated experience in an inspiring restaurant we strive to impress our guests with nightly dinner specials. We welcome you to share a table and experience Dirty Habit from intimate dinners to happy hours and bottomless mimosa brunch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Latin / Spanish, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 449-7095

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Edgar Escalante

  • Catering

    For intimate weddings, onsite or offsite catering, and other special events - please contact our Private Dining Department at Events@DirtyHabitDC.com with any catering inquires. or visit our page https://www.dirtyhabitdc.com/private-events/ to fill out a contact form.<br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate, seated meals to full restaurant takeovers, we offer alluring spaces (completely private) naturally lit and industrial, to seasonal open-air patio including a patio bar.

  • Private party contact

    Events at Dirty Habit: (877) 276-6037

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    F Street

  • Parking details

    Due to COVID-19 regulations, Valet parking may take longer than normal. Valet parking is available in front of The Hotel Monaco on F St 7th Street NW. Discounted Parking Validation is available upon request while dining at Dirty Habit, available for a maximum 3 hour dining experience.

  • Public transit

    Situated between E and F Street NW on 8th Street NW in lively Penn Quarter. Directly across from the Gallery Place - Chinatown Metro station, and five blocks from the Metro Center Metro station.Less than one block from Capital One Arena.Directly across the street from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. A

    Aniya

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    It was an okay experience, the service was nothing special, over priced for the value of the food, drinks weren’t good, but the energy of the other guest was the best part, wish the dj was indoors

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi Aniya — We’re sorry to see your recent experience wasn't as good as it could have been. We always want people to enjoy themselves and we take all issues very seriously, so we'd love an opportunity to speak more about your evening if you have any comments about things we can work on. If you'd like, please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m with any specific details you'd like us to know so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    I was there with my best friend to catch up. Although the food wasn’t bad, it’s extremely overpriced for no reason. We ordered the Monaco entree. Along with the Monaco, we shared the fruit parfait which was absolutely delicious. I would go back just for the fruit parfait. I did substitute my breakfast potatoes for the truffle fries and when the waiter brought out my Monaco, they forgot my substitution. When they came back out with it, they gave me regular French fries instead of truffle fries. When they finally brought out the truffle fries, it was cold. I may try this place for dinner but I’m not sure if I’ll be back anytime soon. I will say that it does have a sexy vibe but not sure what all the hype is.

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi — Thank you for the kind words and for the honest feedback. We hope you had a fun time overall, and we'll be sure to discuss your comments with our kitchen team and wait staff to hopefully avoid these kinds of mistakes in the future. We take all feedback very seriously and we're always trying to improve, so if there's anything else you think of, please contact stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m and we'll be happy to continue the conversation. Thanks, and we hope to welcome you back soon.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service1ambience5
    Wait staff needs retraining - seriously don’t give a crap - all of them

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi — We’re truly sorry to hear about your recent experience. We set a high bar for ourselves and it’s clear we didn’t live up to that here. We take all issues regarding service very seriously and would love an opportunity to speak more about your evening. Please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  4. T

    Tasteefreeze

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  5. SF

    SophiaF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I want a refund now. Total bukaki service, kak poor attitude. Would go to KFC next time

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi Sophia — We’re sorry to see your recent experience wasn't as good as it could have been. We always want people to enjoy themselves and we take all issues very seriously, so we'd love an opportunity to speak more about your evening. Please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  6. JJ

    JasmineJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing! I wish I would’ve had some left to take home!!

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi Jasmine — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  7. B

    Biba

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time here. The food was delish. The waiter was very friendly. The ambiance was everything. Will be returning. Soon.

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi Biba — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  8. JM

    JefferyM

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Bottomless Brunch cocktails are $45, not $35 as advertised. Very bad service.

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi Jeffery — We’re sorry to see your recent experience wasn't as good as it could have been. We always want people to enjoy themselves and we take all issues regarding service very seriously, so we'd love an opportunity to speak more about your evening if you have any comments about things we can work on. If you'd like, please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  9. AT

    AlexisT

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Dirty Habit is kind of a hidden swanky gem in Penn Quarter by the Hotel Monaco. It’s got a great vibe both indoors and outdoors. I was a bit disappointed that we were seated in the bar tables even though we had a reservation. The bartenders were our servers and let us know (I guess this is good) that they didn’t know the menu very well since they were bartenders and not servers. While the food was really yummy the service was super slow and we were given the wrong food at one point. Concept and menu are good but I think I’d like to go again and see if it was just an off night.

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi Alexis — Thank you for the kind words and for the honest feedback. We hope you had a fun time overall, and we'll be taking your comments into our next team meeting to see what we can do to improve the service. We take all feedback very seriously and we're always trying to improve, so if there's anything else you think of, please contact stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m and we'll be happy to continue the conversation. Thanks, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

  10. G

    Gloria

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Fantastic location and decor. Not so fantastic service and attitude, especially for business dinner clientele. Overpriced for warm food and forgotten tableware.

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi Gloria — Thank you for the kind words and for the feedback. We hope you had a fun time overall, and we'll be taking your comments about the service and table oversights into our next meeting with the wait staff. We take all feedback very seriously and we're always trying to improve, so if there's anything else you think of, please contact stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m and we'll be happy to continue the conversation. Thanks, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

  11. JR

    JRH42

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    I used to frequent this bar prior to the pandemic but something has happened where it's gone downhill. Had reservations for 3 for Sunday the 18th at 530. Received multiple texts from them during the week to confirm which I did. Get there with my party and they tell me no seats/ tables are available because they're were two big parties. You mean to tell me you didn't know of the larger parties in advance? And also telling me reservations mean nothing. I overheard a manager say tell them there's nothing you can do and that's how it is today. That's real professional. So they sat us outside. But no one came to take our orders. Went to the outside bar and asked the bartender if we had to order here. She stated none of the systems worked so no order could be put in and no payments of any kind were being taken. With two large active parties? You mean to tell me those two large parties were not going to pay? So she offered us drinks on the house. She was gracious and seemed nervous so I was not taking the establishments inconsistent, inconsiderate behavior out on her. I will no longer come to this bar for the rude and flippant attitudes each person I encountered with the exception of the outside bartender. Service was lacking, making sure the patron was taken care of was non-existent, and the attitude of not caring in the least was palpable. Never again. Left and went to Jaleo where we encountered spectacular service from hostess to waiter Jorge. Dirty Habit is just that...dirty. Do better.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 21, 2022Hi — We’re truly sorry to hear about your recent experience. We set a high bar for ourselves and it’s clear we didn’t live up to that here. We take these issues very seriously and would love an opportunity to speak more about your evening. Please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  12. DK

    DKByred

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Server was horrible. Very unaccommodating. He needs training.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 21, 2022Hi — We’re truly sorry to hear about your recent experience. We set a high bar for ourselves and it’s clear we didn’t live up to that here. We take issues regarding service very seriously and would love an opportunity to speak more about your evening. Please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Each dish felt thoughtfully designed and beautifully plated. The food was delicious, but even then priced a bit high, reflecting the cost of the intricate yet modern interior design of the indoor space. Between a private event at the restaurant and the particularly loud table near ours, the noise level was quite high. The servers were quite attentive to refilling water and remembering the kind of water each member of our party preferred, and generally made the meal quite seamless. Food took a bit longer to come out than ideal, making the meal over 2 hours. I plan on visiting again, and perhaps trying the outdoor seating area.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 21, 2022Hi — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I dined at Dirty Habit before attending at concert. Beautiful experience and very convenient to the venue for our event

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 21, 2022Hi — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  15. LK

    LuvinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is beautiful, the food was delicious. The service was nice, seating was very comfortable. I would definitely go back.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 21, 2022Hi Luvina — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  16. TT

    TresaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service was excellent!! Food is as delicious! Ambience was nice!

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 21, 2022Hi Tresa — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Service is lacking at this restaurant. The food is so-so and the bar drinks are terrible and over priced. Our food was cold and the bacon was burned. Cute ambiance but they started removing tables and chairs mid-brunch and rolling in banquet tables to set up for a wedding reception. We did not enjoy all of that going on. Had higher expectations for this place. We will not return. Much better spots to enjoy brunch in the city.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 21, 2022Hi — We’re truly sorry to hear about your recent experience. We set a high bar for ourselves and it’s clear we didn’t live up to that here. We take these issues very seriously and would love an opportunity to speak more about your evening. Please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Not enough food served
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi — We're so glad to see you enjoyed your experience with us! Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  20. R

    Robin

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    🤗😋😝🫶🏽🤞🏽 we loved this place. Everything was extremely well done from the time we sat in through our whole dining experience. We’ll definitely be back soon.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 21, 2022Hi Robin — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the overall experience at Dirty Habit. I was celebrating my 56th birthday. The ambiance was nice. I’ll definitely be back. Parking garage is closed by, however at that time of day ( noon on a Saturday) you can find parking on the street.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 21, 2022Hi — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  22. PM

    PriscillaM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice restaurant! We can for brunch and the food was excellent. One thing I love is bottomless drinks and the servings were big! The staff was really nice and attentive. This is a must-see in DC.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 20, 2022Hi Priscilla — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time. The atmosphere is great and the food and service were excellent!

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 20, 2022Hi — We're so glad to see you enjoyed your experience with us! Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  24. JG

    JenniferG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience1
    Second time here, brought colleagues because the food was so amazing the first time. But wow - they were having a private event in the bar with live music. Loud live music. Like testing nuclear weapons loud music. Was this a hot club for 20 something’s in Soho or a restaurant? You had to scream at the people you were sitting next to. We had to leave and go to a different restaurant because it was like trying to eat an expensive meal in the middle of a concert. In the front row. I can’t believe that they didn’t shut down the restaurant for other diners - the scene was disrespectful to everyone not in the private group and oh so embarrassing. One of our party had just stepped off a plane from London where he had been at the Queen’s viewing and he walked right into a rock concert - and not by choice. Why did they not warn us? How was this acceptable? Epic fail from a restaurant that has epic food. Total shame. If you are looking for great food and zero conversation, this is the ticket. Have another reservation in a few weeks and I will likely need to cancel because it’s not worth the risk because we actually need to have a conversation.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 20, 2022Hi Jennifer — We’re truly sorry to hear about your recent experience and understand the frustration that came along with the private party situation. We set a high bar for ourselves and it’s clear we didn’t create an environment to meet that standard. We take these issues very seriously and would love an opportunity to speak more about your evening. Please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  25. J

    Josselyn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We arrived on time for our 12:45 pm reservation and we’re sat quickly by the host. Unfortunately, after being sat we were not acknowledged by any of the staff for at least 15 minutes. Once we finally were attended by a server, we were able to put in our drink and food orders. To our surprise our food came out fairly quickly however, 2 of the 4 dishes that we ordered had hair in our dishes. Since our server never came to ask how our meal was going, we had to obtain help from another staff member so our dishes could be redone. We were anticipating someone, whether that be our server or manager, to come to our table to apologize for the issues however, no one is ever acknowledged what had happened. Having been to this restaurant many times for brunch and dinner, I am very unhappy by how we were treated. Having been ignored and given poor service with our food, we had hoped that the staff would have made more of an effort to make sure we were okay. It is a shame the management has taken a decline.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 20, 2022Hi Josselyn — We’re truly sorry to hear about your recent experience. We set a high bar for ourselves and it’s clear we didn’t live up to that here. We take these issues very seriously and would love an opportunity to speak more about your evening. Please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner & had an amazing time. Very nice ambiance.

    Dirty HabitResponded 2 days agoHi — We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner with us! Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  27. KC

    KiaraC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    My husband and I decided to eat here for our anniversary, worse decision we made for our staycation in DC. Once we got there, we were immediately seated and the atmosphere was great, which had us thinking hopefully. My husband ordered the salmon while I was t hungry and just wanted dessert and wine. When I say the food came out in 10 mins from the time we places our order, we were shocked. Looking at it, we were immediately disappointed, the plating of the food was terrible ,the food was cold and it was tough and taste terrible. Looking at the menu there wasn’t much else that looked appetizing to us especially after this experience. Ultimately we just had to leave with not having dinner due to the poor quality of the food.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 20, 2022Hi Kiara — We’re truly sorry to hear about your recent experience. We set a high bar for ourselves and it’s clear we didn’t live up to that here. We take all issues very seriously and would love an opportunity to speak more about your evening. Please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  28. LK

    LoylaK

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great for a date nite because the decorum is it's own vibe. Food tastes great. Servers were knowledgeable about the menu which is helpful when trying to decide what to eat. The churros were great.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 20, 2022Hi Loyla — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  29. A

    Achilles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Steak needs more flavor. Everything else was great.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 20, 2022Hi Achilles — Thanks so much for the kind words as well as the feedback, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  30. LT

    LThompson

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    The food at this restaurant was amazing, however, the "brunch" atmosphere was not what I expected. It was extremely loud and the service appeared to be a bit rushed. Not sure why... I recommend getting outside of the downtown area for brunch. More calmer places to go.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 20, 2022Hi — Thank you for the kind words and also for the feedback. We hope you had a fun time overall, and we'll be taking your comments about brunch into our next team meeting. We take all feedback very seriously and we're always trying to improve, so if there's anything else you think of, please contact stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m and we'll be happy to continue the conversation. Thanks, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I think that many aspects of the restaurant need to be polished. If you’re going to put out a high vibe, have the staff match it. Uniforms dingy, service was not great- it was not bad. But needs polishing. Staff just doesn’t know how to properly and professionally serve. Teach them not to pour water across the table so the water doesn’t drip everywhere. Teach them to let guests walk by first. Teach the guy setting up music not to leave his Av cart in the middle is the dining room at 7pm ish. Teach the hostess to greet guests with some enthusiasm instead of shoveling herself quietly without a word to show diners to their table. Yea h the bartenders to keep clean stations. Like I said, it wasn’t bad just wasn’t great.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 11, 2022Hi – Thanks for the review and for the constructive feedback. We hope you had a fun time overall, and we'll be taking your comments into our next team meeting. We take all feedback very seriously and we're always trying to improve, so if there's anything else you think of, please contact stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m and we'll be happy to continue the conversation. Thank you.

  32. TF

    TomF

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Bartenders were cold and not helpful, even when I was the only person standing at the bar. Tried to push only the most expensive options for wine, even though there are plenty to choose from (I had to ask firmly for a wine list). I saw this same attitude regarding other customers, so don't think it was personal. The hostess was pleasant and a lovely waitress who took care of our table. Bus staff was also very polite. The food was decent (some quite good), if a bit overpriced, but the vibe at the bar, which is a core area and the way most things are ordered outside, was too cool for school. If it didn't have that beautiful outdoor space or wasn't located in a hotel, not sure many would go back to that bar to be ignored. It's a shame, since it is really wonderful spot if only the staff at the bar were a little more hospitable.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 20, 2022Hi Tom — Thank you for the kind words and for the feedback. We hope you had a fun time overall, and we'll be taking your comments about the bar service into our next meeting with the bar team. We take all feedback very seriously and we're always trying to improve, so if there's anything else you think of, please contact stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m and we'll be happy to continue the conversation. Thanks, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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    nekim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Loved Loved the ambiance! The Bar menu food was delicious. The entrées were just ok. We had the Rib-eye and the Ragu Lamb. Really wanted to Love the food!

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 10, 2022Hi Nekim — Thanks so much for the kind words and for the feedback as well. We hope you enjoyed your experience with us, overall, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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    DannyM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food was actually quite tasty. However, the breakfast service was abysmal. My wife and I went to brunch/breakfast here on Labor Day and the waitstaff was utterly clueless. The kept forgetting to bring us what we asked for and repeatedly brought us the wrong items. Also, we were given dirty flatware repeatedly. This would be a great "dive" except for the price.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 10, 2022Hi Danny — Thank you for the kind words and for the feedback. We hope you had a fun time overall, and we'll be taking your comments about the service into our next meeting with the wait staff. We take all feedback very seriously and we're always trying to improve, so if there's anything else you think of, please contact stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m and we'll be happy to continue the conversation. Thank you.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    None of my drink were a hit. And my food was not good. I had high hopes but was very disappointed. The service charge was new and weird. The amount of money I spent I went home feeling robbed.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 10, 2022Hi — We’re truly sorry to hear about your recent experience. We set a high bar for ourselves and it’s clear we didn’t live up to that here. We take all issues very seriously and would love an opportunity to speak more about your evening. Please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We reserved a table at Dirty Habit for a nice night out, and it was beyond disappointing. No one was at the hostess stand for a while, fine, we waited. When they were ready to seat us, a hostess just signaled her fingers for us to come in and weirdly pointed at the table we were supposed to sit at. It was weird, unclear, she didn’t say a word, didn’t greet us, so much so we weren’t even sure at first if the table was for us, but still we were ready for a nice experience. When the waitress finally came by we ordered truffle fries to start, I ordered a French 75 mocktail from the menu and my friend ordered a cocktail from the menu. 25 mins our waitress brought them over, didn’t ask if we needed anything else but she had two other cocktails to deliver to the table adjacent to us so I figured she’d drop those off and then check on us to see what we wanted to order as that’s pretty normal protocol. That never happened. She never came back to check on our food or drinks or see if we needed anything else. She’d pass our table and glance over from time to time but any attempts for her attention went ignored. Please note that the restaurant was not packed or anything. It was just very clear we were not welcome there. On top of that no one ever cleared our wine glasses, cocktail menu, regular menu, nor did we have plates. Our table looked junky and sloppy and was hard to be comfortable (I’ll insert a photo, we sat like that the whole time). By the time an hour hit our waitress came back and and that point we were ready to go. I said “at this point we’ll just take the check please” and she said ok and brought the check and that was it. It was very clear we were not welcomed there. The fries were $15, I’ll say about 1/3 of them were properly prepared. They were most definitely the fries you get at the bottom of the bag, at the end of the night. The mocktail tasted like Simply Lemonade at best, and my friend said her cocktail was gross.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 10, 2022Hi — We’re truly sorry to hear about your recent experience. We set a high bar for ourselves and it’s clear we didn’t live up to that here. We take all issues regarding food/drink preparation and service very seriously and would love an opportunity to speak more about your evening. Please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m so we can continue the conversation. Thank you.

  37. JM

    JulianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! Restaurant was busy but food came out in great time.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 10, 2022Hi Julian — We're so glad to see you enjoyed your experience with us! Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  38. V

    Victor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and drinks a little pricey but that’s DC for you.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 10, 2022Hi Victor — We're so glad to see you enjoyed your experience with us! Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We went for brunch… this location is absolutely overpriced for what you receive. We used to come here frequently, but $170 for four guest to have brunch WITHOUT beverages is a bit excessive.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 10, 2022Hi — we’re sorry to hear your experience wasn’t as good as it could have been. We always try to price our menu fairly given the cost of ingredients, but we appreciate all feedback in that regard. If you have any other comments about your evening, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was good, but service was slow and had to keep asking for the waiter or asking for water, etc. Water is an extra charge and there’s the automatic 20% service fee which makes just one dish end up being $90 almost per person. Enjoyed my time with my friends, but probably won’t be back.

    Dirty HabitResponded on September 10, 2022Hi — Thank you for the kind words and for the feedback. We hope you had a fun time overall, and we'll be taking your comments into our next team meeting. We take all feedback very seriously and we're always trying to improve, so if there's anything else you think of, please contact stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m and we'll be happy to continue the conversation. Thank you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Dirty Habit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 449-7095.

Dirty Habit is rated 4.2 stars by 1450 OpenTable diners.

Dirty Habit does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

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Google Map for Dirty Habit

555 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    F Street

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Latin / Spanish, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Due to COVID-19 regulations, Valet parking may take longer than normal. Valet parking is available in front of The Hotel Monaco on F St 7th Street NW. Discounted Parking Validation is available upon request while dining at Dirty Habit, available for a maximum 3 hour dining experience.

  • Public transit

    Situated between E and F Street NW on 8th Street NW in lively Penn Quarter. Directly across from the Gallery Place - Chinatown Metro station, and five blocks from the Metro Center Metro station.Less than one block from Capital One Arena.Directly across the street from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Edgar Escalante

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 449-7095

  • Catering

    For intimate weddings, onsite or offsite catering, and other special events - please contact our Private Dining Department at Events@DirtyHabitDC.com with any catering inquires. or visit our page https://www.dirtyhabitdc.com/private-events/ to fill out a contact form.<br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    From intimate, seated meals to full restaurant takeovers, we offer alluring spaces (completely private) naturally lit and industrial, to seasonal open-air patio including a patio bar.

  • Private party contact

    Events at Dirty Habit: (877) 276-6037

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