Claudia's

4.4
328 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Claudia’s started in Washington, D.C. three blocks from the White House (Entrance on 15th St side). We offer a full service restaurant for Washington’s high-end professional clientele. Claudia’s operate full service restaurants and catering kitchens specializing in full-service bar and event planning for events in the DC metropolitan area.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm
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Phone number
(202) 783-8212
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Claudia Rivas
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Private party facilities
Claudia’s at 1501 K Street, Washington D.C. offers over 7,600 square feet of event space, for a full buy out of our restaurant, we can comfortably host 400 guests. The main dining room of the restaurant can accommodate approximately 200-seated guests.
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Private party contact
Philice Cowan: (202) 783-8212
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet parking Friday and Saturday nights. Street Parking available as well
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Public transit
Closest metro stations:
McPherson Square (Blue, Silver, and Orange line) Block and half away.
Farragut North (Red line) 3 Blocks away.
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Entertainment
Friday: Jazz 7:30pm- 9:30pm
Saturday: Jazz 8:00pm-11:00pm
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 328 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was outstanding. We had 5 in our group and we're seated a big round table that was great for our group. We had the drunken steak that was outstanding and so were the vegatables. I would not recommend the paella in was very oily, mussels were gritty and there was no crust on the bottom. The restaurant is beautiful, but the light was very intense and harsh.

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M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved Claudias! Beautiful, unique atmosphere with excellent food! We had steak, asparagus, potatoes, crispy plantains with dip, and chocolate lava cake to top it all off. All were perfectly prepared & arrived hot to our table. 5 star all the way!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter made our Anniversary special even on a Tuesday night.

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EW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

I ordered the Branzino and it was underwhelming, underflavored and unmemorable. I had to add a lot of salt in order to enjoy it. Everything else was great.

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JU
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with top notch customer service. Highly recommended!

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J
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for restaurant week...first time there. Loved the atmosphere, great mixed drinks, and the food was delicious! I’m not usually a steak person, but had steak and the flavor/tenderness was great! My husband thoroughly enjoyed his fish also. Our server Vince was friendly, knowledgeable we were glad to be seated at his table. We’ll return and bring friends!

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ST
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great, but our waitress was kinda pushy. She rushed us to paying the check because she had to leave and pick up her kid. To me that's unacceptable. Had I had a different waitress my review would have been higher. The restaurant was pretty empty so it would have been nice to have been offered a booth.

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried it for the first time during Restaurant Week. Enjoyed the meal so much, I'm returning with another group before the event ends!

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visit and it just keeps getting better and better! Food and ambience are A+!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food. Decor and space needs a face lift.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner and drinks with my sister. The staff was EXCELLENT!!! We will definately return and refer others.

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SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed my dinner at Claudia's primarily because of the ambiance. The food was great and very filling. Everything is well-flavored and comes in large portions.

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Monterrey
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The flavor of the Cesar Salads was almost none, and I got to add tons of salt to the ribeye to get some flavor on it Very expensive and disappointed by the food

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RF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claudia’s Steakhouse was absolutely amazing! The ambiance is spectacular. The music was wonderful. The food was scrumptious. The service was excellent! It was a pleasure to celebrate my friends Friday night. They were very pleased!

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DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was amazing and the decor is lovely but 3 things detracted: 1) it is quite pricey; 2) the noise level and 3) the wait staff and the maitre d'. Our server seemed disinterested and for desert brought us dirty plates! The maitre d' was not assertive at all and had to check with the manager before re-seating us (we asked to be reseated) although the dining area was pretty much empty. We asked to be re-seated because we were a large group but then at the larger table we could not even hear ourselves. We opted to go back to the smaller table because we did not want to be shouting at each other all night.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Best drunken ribe eye in the world, great sea tower in the world

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect 10! Excellent ambiance, service and food.

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AA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time at Claudia Steakhouse. The first time was with my girlfriends for my Bridal Shower. I had such a great time I had to bring my now husband for his Birthday and he was blown away. He thought it was super fancy.

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LR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing time celebrating my engagement with my fiancé. Great customer service, great food and environment. Our server was amazing and kind.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I got sick from eating sea bass

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Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Day after the 4th dinner...plantain chips to start, Porterhouse for two special included salad (got the chopped) and a side (chose Mac and cheese) my girls enjoyed. The big fish was delicious, whole red snapper fried to perfection (if you don’t mind the bones, I didn’t, they were easy to pick around), it came with a tasty rice and veggie side, I also ordered a Caesar salad, it was fresh. Carrot cake (different but good) and pineapple sorbet for dessert. Loved the decor and ambiance of the restaurant, especially for DC...will definitely be back

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Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drunken ribeye was extraordinary..well seasoned and cooked just right, the oysters were on point, red snapper (the big fish) was excellent and presented beautifully. The squash zucchini and mashed potatoes were decent for sides.Assorted flavor sorbet, chocolate lava cake and carrot cake (different but good) was for dessert. Will definitely be back. Club soda could be stronger!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was our 5 year wedding anniversary. They started us off with a cup of complimentary zucchini soup that was delicious. They also ended our meal was complimentary glasses of champagne. The only down side was the host. We had a 9pm reservation and we were running late so I called at 8:40 to ask if I needed to make a new reservation. He didn’t ask for an ETA but simply said “no it’s fine. When you get here we’ll seat you”. Then I get a call at 9:15 saying “We need to know if you’re still coming”. I informed him that we were walking down the street and would be right there. Upon arrival, he attempted to seat us in a small corner seat table even though there were very few people in the dining room. I then got a call the next afternoon saying “This is Matthew (same host) from Claudia’s and we just had a missed call from this number”. I didn’t call but even if I did, I think that’s pretty rude to call someone phone back from a business. Again, Service and good were GREAT and we’d definitely go back!!

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C
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and service!!

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! That was my first time eating there. I will definitely be back.

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Any of the above...good happy hour, sat at the bar.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our experience. It was our first visit to the restaurant.

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Claudia's! I've been there on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is always amazing, and the decor and ambiance is exquisite!

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Very art deco and great looking space. Bartender -- pretty much no personality. Waiter was ok. First course apps were very good. Rib eye ordered Medium was served Mid well/well. Sent back. Second one came out about 3 minutes later -- very rare. Third time -- still undercooked. Manager did serve the 3rd steak to us and apologize. They never reheated the vegetables on the plate, never offered to take my meal back and reheat. Never told us that Thursday night was 1/2 price wine night. At the end -- they did take the steak off the bill. They could have put a bit of effort into this night and made it better. Just uninspired and tired. Too bad, very cool place. Not busy on a Friday night...................hope they can get their act together........as they do have plans to expand.

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DL
Charlotte
69 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, very attentive. Mashed potatoes are extremely spiced - never had that before. Great wine list and wines under $250/bottle are 1/2 price on Thursdays which is worth the trip.
Entrance is actually on K street.

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s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was attractive, well plated, and delicious. The atmosphere was perfect for our evening out, beautifully designed and decorated for a feeling of privacy, while maintaining an openness.

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EH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The big fish was awesome!!! The mushroom soup was excellent!!!

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DM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Claudia's a number of times - the soups their are outstanding - they have very reasonable and tasteful specials, all of the meals I've had there have been exceptional. I'd strongly recommend them to anyone that likes good food in a relaxing and friendly place. Go enjoy!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined here on several occasions and every time it has been wonderful.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Jazz band played. Sat at bar so as not to be alone.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant had a Cinco de Mayo flyer posted on Facebook. It advertised $5 margaritas and $3 beer with purchase of an appetizer. My friends and I made reservations as the "tickets available" link took you to Open Table. Our table was not ready when we arrived so we purchased drinks at the bar under the special pricing. Later we were seated at our table and enjoying our meals and wanted to get more drinks. We were told that the special was only available at the bar. That was a disappointment. If that was the case it should have been explicitly stated on the flyer. It also should not have pointed us to make table reservations on open table if we attend the "Cinco de Mayo" event.

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J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place. Welcoming, modern but friendly Great cocktail menu, bar snacks. Then choice of tables for dinner. Food was incredible and the wine list very reasonable. There was a live jazz band which added to the atmosphere, but wasn’t too loud / overbearing. All together we had a wonderful evening here and will definitely go back.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with a 11 year old kid and the waiter was incredible. He included the child. Very attentive service. The food was delightful.

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and friendly too! Nice Quartet playing music. Good to listen and not too loud. Great decor!

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BC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience at Claudia's. Excellent service. Thursday is half priced wine - can't beat that! I had the sea bass and it was delicious. We had a large group so also ordered a variety of appetizers and sides and were pleased with them all. The space is absolutely beautiful - huge bar too. Will definitely go back.

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