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Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

4.5
493 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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A progressive perspective of classic Southern favorites. James Beard Award nominee Edward Lee brings his Korean roots and Southern repertoire to a soulful Southern menu.

SUCCOTASH is named after the classic dish that has been a longstanding staple of the Southern table. While many know “Succotash” when they see it, the dish has been interpreted, modified and passed from generation to generation for centuries. While Succotash between families will share similarities, each family’s recipe is deeply personal and reminiscent of those special suppers that brings kin together. Our “Succotash” is special to us and we invite you to experience the South from our point of view.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–2:45 pm
Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 849-6933
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dean Dupuis
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Catering
SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter offers a selection of private and semi private dining options. For more information please contact our Events Director at Kaye Newsome at kaye@kneadhd.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
9th Street NW
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Parking details
Garage and street parking are available throughout the Penn Quarter neighborhood and in close proximity to the restaurant.
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Public transit
Gallery Place Station & Metro Center Station are located one block from from the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will offer a lovely Mother's Day brunch including our optional Taste the South pre-fixe menu for parties of 7 or more. Please contact us for reservations

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 493 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 17 hours ago

Amazing food, wonderful service, and outstanding decor!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Visiting town and meeting up with old friends

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food, wonderful service and very affordable! Try the deviled eggs. Yum!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent and original. Service was outstanding. Our service was very knowledgeable about the dishes.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

For vegetarians, you'll find enough to delight you!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good salads and Southern Cuisine. The beet salad and the Fried Green Tomato salads were yummy. I had the Salmon, my friends the catfish. we all enjoyed our entrees. They also had a nice selection of cocktails.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fabulous food, waiter was outstanding! Grits OFF THE HOOK good.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Succotash was such a surprise. We went for a brunch on a Sunday morning and had the best food with amazing service. The interior is stunning and inviting and the staff were so accommodating. The chicken and waffles are to die for and the table really enjoyed the fried green tomato salad as a starter. Overall, great southern food with a no pressure dining experience. Will for sure be back!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

First, I must start off by saying “our server Jonathan was the BEST”. Thanks for making our visit such a pleasurable one Jonathan.

The food was very delicious, we enjoyed every bit of all we ordered, especially the Friend Chicken and Waffles.

A very chic and southern restaurant, that’s worthy of a visit.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Bad service. Food just OK, too hyped.
Not worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Second time here. Fantastic ambiance with great food (and very generous portions).

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is not my first rodeo at Succotash. Love this place. Recommended to many friends and would definitely revisit. Great Food and Great Staff.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time here and will definetly come back! The place is amazing, you here the feel that you are in the French quarter in New Orleans. Ordered the avocado toast and it was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Edward Lee does a phenomenal job at putting out comfort food, with a twist. The Flounder was amazing, as was the Pimento Cheese appetizer, deviled eggs, short ribs, smoked Chicken Wings, fried green tomato salad, and fried Catfish.

The restaurant has been fabulously renovated, and has an amazing atmosphere. This is a great gathering place for a group, and is a fun and enjoyable experience.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Loved the food, ambiance, and cocktails. Waiter was less attentive than I needed, but all other staff I interacted with were kind and eager to provide, all smiling!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was crazy delicious and the service was exceptional

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I had clients in from out of town -- one from Mexico and one from Alabama -- so I wanted to give this a shot. I was a litter nervous because I am a vegetarian and eat pretty "clean." Everyone was delighted. The server was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. Everyone loved their food (the Delta Rice Bowl was killer -- amazing flavors). The wine drinkers were happy, as were those of who got the mint/ginger "mocktails. Everyone remarked how neat the interior was -- an excellent conversation piece. I would definitely recommend to locals, tourists, business travelers, etc.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great place to have a meal with friends.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Family came to visit and Succotash was incredible! Amazing building, excellent brunch menu. Definitely going again.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We recently attended Succotash brunch during a busy Sunday in DC. I will say that overall, this is a pretty average brunch menu and experience: nice, affordable, nothing amazing, and pretty reliable.

we had a reservation and were seated pretty quickly in a booth per our request, which is great. Our service, however, was very slow. Our waitress had a few tables in our section get seated at the same time and instead of rotating through and getting one table started before going to the next, she dropped off a menu and said “be right back!” Then proceeded to go to the tables next to us, seated after us, and take their entire order before even asking us if we wanted water or drinks. I think we sat for about 10 minutes before she came back.

Once we did order however, the drinks and food were good. Due to how long it took to get our order in, our drinks and food came at the exact same time but they were good so we didn’t complain. The mimosas and bellinis were tasty and we were also impressed with the Old fashioned. For food, the chicken and waffles was great as was the shrimp and grits. Authentic southern food and it was done right.

Overall it’s a solid three out of five. The food is good, but the service needs work.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Second time here, this time for brunch. Loved the food, but the server was less than ideal. He was nice but had difficulty understanding or answering basic questions about the menu. He kept bringing up items from the dinner menu which weren't available because... we were at brunch. It's a real shame because he detracted from the experience and the food, which really is excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great service and beautiful decor. Good southern touch to food and great drinks. When I’m back in DC, I will definitely make another stop in!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great recommendations!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of my favorite spots for my partner and myself. Everything about this place is Southern decadence at its finest. There was only one hiccup. I requested a private booth and wasn't informed that you had to have a party of four in order to be sat in a booth that wasn't next to another table. Luckily, our server Victoria was on it and let us sit in her section which had a private booth. If you have the chance, check out this place and ask for Victoria.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was amazing, until we both got sick afterwards. Not sure if it was related to the food we had.....

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We wanted to try southern food from DC folks (we’re from Charleston, SC). I get shrimp and grits every where I can. This version left a bit to be desired. For starters, no southerner puts a runny egg on top. People in New York do that. Secondly, true shrimp and grits uses Tasso gravy, not red eye. I ordered it sans egg and it was pleasant, but far from the best I’ve ever had at $20-something a dish. All the fellas ordered the ribeye and loved it. The French fries were super salty and the bacon Mac-and-cheese was heavy on the bacon. Ratings on both went from middle-of-the-road to excellent on both sides. Service was awesome with our waiter dealing politely with two boys under 12 who were exercising their adult restaurant skills as best they could.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We loved this place. Beautiful exterior and interior. Food was inspiring and delicious. Very interesting menu and why we all ordered differently and shared. Nice size entrees. We were too full for dessert however they looked delicious. I would recommend Succotash, it is now one of my favorites in DC.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Succotash does not disappoint. Delicious! I suggest the Fried Green Tomato salad , Wings, Fried Chicken and Shrimp and Grits. Save room for dessert. Very good service.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great atmosphere, great service and excellent menu and food....would go again next time up in DC

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My daughter and I came here from out of town, and were also celebrating my birthday. From the moment we stepped in till we left felt welcomed and special. The servers were professional and very pleasantly presented each course. Our waitress was patient and offered some great suggestions for our dinner choices of ribs and fried chicken (the best I have had). We also enjoyed our cocktails and the atmosphere was unique, yet warm.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We had the shrimp & grits along with the pimento cheese burger. Awesome!
And the mint ice cream can't be beat.

Great service in a very nice setting. Don't miss it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter Brunch experience. Beautiful building and decor and an excellent menu selection.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I wish I remember our waiter's name, but he was great. Very professional and gave good description of the food. We had the taste of the south it was very good. we would go back

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Such a fun way to celebrate Easter.
The tasting menu was amazing, well priced and delish!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fantastic brunch, great coffee + interesting AM cocktails. Really enjoyed it!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Braised short ribs fall off the bone and are delicious. Better have a hearty appetite or be prepared to share. Collard greens are good and spicy, but not too spicy. Dinner date had the catfish and loved it, and said the cheesy grits are the best he's ever eaten. And he is from the South!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great chicken and waffles. Definitely recommend for brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great interior.
Great staff.
Fantastic food!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Ambience and plating looked awesome…flavors were a bit lacking. Besides the deviled eggs and the shrimp and grits, everything else lacked flavor/seasoning. I appreciate the attempt at elevating soul food, but Succotash should bring back the down-home flavors.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Prompt, knowledgeable, and professional service from John upstairs, followed by a great meal with a unique Korean twist on Southern staples. The building is striking, tucked in a great part of DC for foodies.

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