Chatter

3.9
53 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Your Neighborhood Restaurant - come to where you belong, come home to Chatter! We provide a lively "Cheers" bar atmosphere and great American comfort food.

View podcasts being taped Mon-Fri; breakfast is first come, first served. Please see our website www.chatterdc.com for our updated Breakfast hours as these times may change based on Podcast Taping schedules.

Chatter is the perfect place for a happy hour, a night out with friends, a delicious dinner with your family, or a quick lunch.

Enjoy a quiet dinner in our dining room, have a seat at the bar and enjoy our beer and cocktail selection, or dine on our outdoor patio and enjoy a beautiful day with friends (open April-October). Chatter is also a great location to host your next work party or family get-together.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 am
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Phone number
(202) 362-8040
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering for 8-200, customized to your needs. We offer everything from platters for pick up, or drop off, to on-site food preparation, staffing and event management.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jenifer Street NW
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Parking details
Discount garage parking after 5:00pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.
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Public transit
Metro Bus Red Line, Jennifer St exit at Friendship Heights Metro Station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 53 People Are Saying
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food
4.1
service
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3.7
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Relatives were in town with my five year old nephew and they chose this restaurant and were embarrassed with the choice. Each time we selected an item we were told they “ were out”. Crab cakes which the menu said “to ask about “and then ribs and then sauce for the chicken wings and then hush puppies all were totally gone! Now it was a Sunday night still... meanwhile a glass of rose champagne was given to the person but it was a glass of rose wine and nobody said anything about the difference until we spoke to the bartender who said he had to go in the cellar to get a bottle of champagne which she did after we pointed out the mistake. Finally the A glass of milk which had been ordered for the five-year-old came just before we got the check. This food it’s self was OK and the service was OK but the lack of availability of ordinary items from the menu and the substitution of the wine for champagne was somewhat disgraceful. Our family loves Tony but perhaps there needs to be more attention to the restaurant part of this place or maybe it’s just better as a bar and show site.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The restaurant was not clean, dusty and trash on the floor.
The food was good.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

From the moment we walked in we felt like regulars. The staff was fantastic. Our greeter was waiting for us and had a surprise based on my booking comments! Our server Rae was so friendly, enthusiastic and Attentive. The food was delicious. We stayed after dinner for a drink at the bar and both of the bartenders were top notch. I never waited for a refill. My husband being a fan of Tony’s podcast paid off for a fun night out!

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Happy hour specials are really good. Great prices and healthy pours. New management and chef (with Liz and Ron taking over) and the food is definitely much improved. New bathrooms and landscaping are nice. I sat in a booth with my kids and the bench seat i was sitting on was broken, so I was leaning to the side my entire meal. Simple fixes and cleanup will continue to help this new restaurant group improve Chatter.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Very good value!

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I hadn't been back since ownership changed and had heard mixed reviews. My experience wasn't without incident, but I was quite impressed with the level of service.
Upon arrival, my OpenTable reservation wasn't accessible, but the manager seated me quickly and followed up to ensure that it would be recognized. My waitress was kind enough to bring me samples of two new beers on the menu. When my rare steak came out well-done, she took it back quickly, without question, and it was replaced within minutes with a delicious steak done rare as I like ~ the same manager returned to tell me he'd cooked it himself. Top notch customer service. Any issues I may have had were resolved immediately and graciously, so I could enjoy my meal.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

the food was great with generous portions

we were there for brunch so it was a mix of eggs and burgers

breakfast of champions was excellent

burgers were some of the best we have had

good bloody mary

new waiter but he was backed up so service was very good

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Had a great time. Staff was awesome and the food was quite good..and Sam Summer on tap!!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We've been going to Chadwick's/ Chad's/Chatters forever. Nothing has improved under new management. The menu, willingness to accommodate, and prices are all negatives, now. One example: A Chesapeake benedict was always available, even if it wasn't on the menu, as long as crab meat was available. A crab sandwich was available, but the kitchen would not put together a benedict. Another: The soft shell crab sandwich and soft shell benedict were priced disproportionally high for the rest of the menu -- $21 and $24, respectively. That could be stomached without complaint, as it were, except that the crab was poorly prepared and overcooked -- right on the edge of being sent back. Chatters is still conducive to conversation, but that's the only reason for being there.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

I love the fact that there's an option for blueberries in waffles! I've never experienced that before but was very happy to! Thank you, Chatters!

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1.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I don’t like to write bad reviews but this place was HORRIBLE. Do not waste your time or money.

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1.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Poor service and absolutely no one is "running" the place. Chaos!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great restaurant. Delicious food. Chatter is a charming bar / restaurant that I would highly recommend to everyone.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had not been here since the restaurant was called Chad’s (and Chafwick’s before that). I ordered a half rack of ribs—a great dish at Chad’s. Chatter uses a different recipe, not half as flavorful. I missed seeing other favorite items on the menu

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day was great!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Came here for Mother's Day Brunch. Food was excellent! Cocktails were excellent! Nice vibe. Ordered a cup of Wilbon's Chili to go....good stuff!

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1.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Fish and chips lunch. Deep fries fish was soggy,terrible. French fries were under-cooked.
Manager said is was because the restaurant ownership had changed hands.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Waiter was pretty inept although he tried to be helpful. My companion’s food had to be sent back. It’s just not as good as it used to be. Lucky there was lovely outdoor space on a pretty evening.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Food and service were both OK. Service a little on the slow side. Nachos were good.

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

While the food is good and it is never a problem to get a seat, the prices are too high for the kind of food they are serving.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Awesome food and experience

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had brunch. Good food and good friendly service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food - great Sunday brunch!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Service below expectation. Attributed to unexpected exit of key server.
Food and professionalism was excellent. Great selection and variety of food and libation.
Wonderful restaurant!

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

My kids love Chatter and always want to go. We live close, so we try to visit when Mr. Tony announces he will be in the restaurant. The food is OK. Burger is great, but the fries are not my thing - would be better with a special fryer of peanut oil or something, and just fresh sliced potatoes rather than the batter fry version they have now. The steak was really good, but the broccoli was weird (it came grilled, but plain, and the grill flavor was odd). Better off grilling asparagus with a balsamic reduction as a side. Service was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Loved the atmosphere, staff was terrific, however chicken was overdone and “rubbery”

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

First, the food was REALLY good! We were there for a quick lunch and enjoyed the Old Bay seasoned wings as an appetizer followed by a couple of burgers and the breakfast flatbread...all were delicious! The highlight of the day was certainly a Mr. Tony sighting!! Not only a sighting, but a chance to engage with TK to say how much we have enjoyed listening to and watching him for 18+ years. He could not have been more gracious and we certainly will return for the food and to feel more of the palpable energy from “Little’s” from near and far having a place to eat, drink and Chatter...

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was good. I was hoping for a gift shop to buy a T-shirt . The food was good and reasonable. The waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. The only issues I had were minor. The drinks didn’t stay on the table due to a cloth and paper and I was worried the entire time they would tip over . I also mentioned my wife was a vegetarian using the app and there was no mention of this .

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

In particular the Mediterranean sampler appetizer was weak. Baba ghanous was some kind of guacamole type thing. Blah presentation. Very little for vegetarians. The sweet potato fries were tasty.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

It was good. The shrimp and crab flatbread needs to be cooked all the way through. The rest of the food was good

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Breakfast with the Tony Kornheiser podcast crew is fun!

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Terrible all around. We went to Chatter on NYE at 530pm so we could have dinner with our friends and our two 16 month old kiddos before bedtime.

We were the only people in the section we were sitting as the restaurant was dead. We needed to move a table to accommodate 2 high chairs and the manager made such a big deal about it. Mumbling under his breath and stomping around.

We were told after we ordered the heat wasn't working. They literally waited till after we ordered to tell us. Food came out wrong and timing was off so half of us had our food while the other half did not.

Would never recommend this place. While our server was nice that isn't enough for us to go back.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food but service is an area that requires significant improvements. Our family has finicky eaters and were able to find items on the menu and enjoyed the food very much. Staff is friendly but expect extremely long waits for drink order, food order, and food preparation time.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a great time and enjoyed watching the Tony Kornheiser Show podcast in action.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We stopped in for breakfast and to see them record an episode of the Tony Kornheiser Show podcast. It sounded like a waitstaff member had no-showed for their shift so the staff that was working was scrambling a bit to cover for a larger-than-usual breakfast crowd. At first, the service reflected that, but once everyone settled into place, it was better and very hospitable. The food was good, but not great. If you’re a fan of Tony or PTI, then it’s a great experience to try at least once. As far as a brunch spot independent of that, there are probably better options. We haven’t checked it out for lunch, dinner or bar experience, but I can imagine it’s good on that front. I think they’ve just started offering the brunch menu recently because of their podcasting activity on weekday mornings and they’re still ironing things out.

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Good sandwiches and great salads and burgers

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Chatter has become my go-to place for getting together with friends. The food is distinctively tasty, rather than seeming mass produced. The ambiance is casual and friendly, and the boths comfortable and cozy. My friends commented on how the noise level was low and we could hear each other without raised voices.

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was very good American bar fare and reasonably priced (but cocktails are expensive). Nice appetizer selection. Service was very friendly, although slow. Would have been nice to see some more background about the podcast recording or an opportunity to read about the show and when/how it gets recorded, as we were not able to attend at a time when it was being recorded. My boyfriend loves the podcast, so it was a great surprise date for him overall.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Enjoyed it!
Maybe a veggie burger or other vegetarian/vegan option would make it perfect.

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Food for lunch was ok, but somewhat substandard. Men's restroom needed restoration (more than just cleaning). Overall the experience needs some work.

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