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Dirty Habit

4.3
1059 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Upon Re-Opening and due to COVID-19 we will be by Reservation ONLY. All reservations will be held for 15 minutes and we will only be able to seat Full Parties.

We have introduced new technology to allow for a clean, sophisticated, and individualized experience with little disturbance.

Dirty Habit located in the Historic Hotel Monaco DC delivers a vivid social scene featuring provocative design and a dramatic urban patio. The concept is centered around expertly crafted cocktails, an innovative global menu, and every day brunch offerings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1059 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very underwhelming. Checked in 10 minutes earlier than reservation time for indoor dining, but they had a table available so we were seated immediately, which was nice. Great ambiance for a date, the decorations were fun and trendy. Our server was friendly but barely interacted with us the entire night — the service definitely should have been a lot better considering the gratuity was already included. The food and cocktails were decent, the drinks came out fast but the food took a while, and it was not worth the wait. The only special thing worth mentioning was the restaurant’s cool location and the outdoor seating it offers in the courtyard. When we called to confirm the reservation, we were informed we would be receiving a complimentary dessert for our anniversary celebration but we were disappointed when we didn’t receive anythig. The experience wasn’t worth the price, probably wouldn’t come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Everything was great other than the server seemed like she wanted to turn the table and was overly attentive. Although the food quality was excellent, the portion size was small plate in quantity. Overall great food and ambiance.

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Chan
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the ambience was absolutely amazing!!!

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sofia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dino was a fantastic server. He knew everything about the menu and we also had a lovely chat with him. He was so personable and kind and genuinely cared that we had a nice experience. The food was incredible but very expensive. I highly recommend if you're looking for a splurge. I had the watermelon tartare appetizer and it tasted exactly like tuna, it was like a mind trick! For my main course, I had the Dirty Habit impossible burger (vegetarian) and it was amazing. The bun was the most delicious bun I have had in my life and the fried egg on top was brilliant. Situated steps away from the Capital One Arena, it is perfect for a dinner before a venue!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice ambiance and the food was great. The unlimited mimosas where exactly that.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their selection of food is fantastic! Will keep coming back for more! Great for Vegans and Vegetarians.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Dirty Habit in the past many times and I’ve always enjoyed myself. However, this time while taking someone on a date we were placed outside (upon our request) to dine and saw two huge rats run across our feet while eating there. We immediately moved away from the table not finishing our meals and I informed the staff. The only thing they would suggest is asking if we wanted to get the check. There was no trying to compensate and smooth it over with anything else. It was embarrassing and frustrating. Yet I didnt show it. I just finished the evening by going to get another drink at their outdoor bar n leaving.

Not sure if it’s been a rat problem at this Dc location in the past but after paying $200 I would have expected something better than rats running around outside within their dining premises.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date good. It’s good date spot

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JosephG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Trevor was outstanding! He offered some wonderful recommendations off of the menu, was very knowledgeable and attentive! Will visit again!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
845 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shawn was great. Terrific watermelon tartare and then cauliflower soup.

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StuH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were very pleased with our experience at Dirty Habits! They remembered our anniversary by beginning the evening with two glasses of champagne and finished the meal with a molten lava cake.

The young lady who waited on us was delightful and very informative.

Both of our dishes were more than we expected (in flavor and portion). Can't wait to revisit Dirty Habits again.

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Happy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for dinner here to celebrate my partner’s birthday. It was a Monday night, and a number of restaurants we had considered were closed on Mondays, so I chose Dirty Habit due to its unique and diverse menu of cuisines from all over. Let me tell you: it did not disappoint. We shared the wagyu tartare and paper tuna noodles to start, which were delightful. We followed them with the lamb ragu and miso glazed barramundi, both of them were also remarkable. My partner had the DH old fashioned to drink and I had two of the signature drink, Rice and Roses, which I highly recommend to anyone who loves sweet drinks. You couldn’t taste the alcohol as much but after two glasses, I realized that it really packs a punch. Our server, Trevor, kindly noted that it was my partner’s birthday and added the Golden Habit, which was the molten lava cake and a side of blender sorbet, with a candle as dessert at the end. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to go to Dirty Habit and would highly recommend it for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience I loved it all the food was so good

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vipMoniB
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. My gf and I shared truffle fries, beets 4 ways, burrito, and wagyu tartare. All perfect! I'm signing up to host a private bday here.

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Jema
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish. Service was amazing! Ambiance was awesome. Must go again

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ErickaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice.

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OliviaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend here for her birthday and everyone was sooooo nice! They brought out a dessert for my friends birthday (which was amazing), but she can’t have dairy so they brought out a mimosa as well. So kind and the food was great😁

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PaulW
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The restaurant is attractive and the service we received was good. The food was also of high quality although choice was a little limited.

It is not easy to hold a conversation here owing to the noise and there was a cooking smell from the grill which was unfortunate.

However overall, very good

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viplaurao
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great experience!

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BrittanyC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was terrible and the waiter was not attentive. We waited a half an hour for 1 drink.

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vipDragonna
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Errors made on the orders, and table of 3, 20% tip added without server mentioning. Familiar with this for larger parties, and support tipping, but when no mention of this, and the various errors, it was unearned.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service was great and the ambiance was beautiful

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DerrickDavis
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Good and drinks was great. We had one lady that came over and asked “Are y’all done?” Lol. She could have asked a little nicer. Felt rushed after that.

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nuyoka
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Restaurant separated into two areas - the bar and an quieter area best described as the walkway to the bar. Food menu is limited, but the quality is generally good. Some drinks from the bar, like a martini, carry an extra $3 service charge, Service in the bar area is spotty, with wait personnel concentrating on larger parties. Once the food is served, forget about any additional attention from the staff. Why are the servers fixated on large groups? Your bill explains it all. They add up your food and drinks and then add 20%. The tax is calculated after the mandatory tip is added. One giant ripoff at a mediocre joint!

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vipJb100
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 6 people and the waiter was so accommodating to our requests. In these days of short staffed restaurants we all have to be patient but this was one of the best experiences we have had done pre Covid. Good was very good - both the Truffle Chicken and the bouillabaisse was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first restaurant I have visited since the pandemic that has been able to deliver pre-covid world class service. Staff was incredibly accommodating. Drinks and food were outstanding, and they worked with us to make everyone young and old enjoy themselves.

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nmbhugs
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall things were great, but it was a bumpy start. At first they seated us at the worst table in the restaurant even though there were other options. It was in a dark and dingy-ish corner, and it shared a back to back bench seat with a very rowdy table of 4 men who were making it feel like we were sitting on a roller coaster ride. I was actually concerned that I was going to be elbowed in the head. After pleading our case, they did move us to much nicer table. Still scratching our heads on why they would put anyone at this 1st table... It was all uphill from there.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall just okay in my opinion. The servers were friendly, but service was a little slow, even on a Sunday night when there were only about half a dozen tables. Atmosphere is nice. One cocktail was a little watered down, but the others were good. I ordered the steak frites, and was a little disappointed that the frites were just frozen french fries—especially at the price point. We definitely had a good time, and there were lots of positives to be found here. But overall I would probably rather dine at a different spot next time I am in D.C.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Kitchen closed early. Food over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I’ve been here before for my birthday. My birthday was may 14 of this year. So I figured I take a date here because I loved the atmosphere and food. The date was a disaster … not because of the date but because of the food. On my birthday I had traditional pancakes , scrambled eggs, and strips of bacon. I was told traditional pancakes are no longer on the menu. I was highly disappointed. So I saw the menu I thought I try the chix waffles. Essentially it’s chicken and waffles. The waffles were hard and dry, the chicken breast looked as if they put in the microwave and placed it on the plate. Utterly disgusting , so the waitress I got another dish which was I believe French toast and it came with some cream white butter in it. That was so bad in taste. I’m over brunch with this place and will not come again. My date had ordered some type of pancake which wasn’t a traditional pancake. He was displeased with his plate. Waitress was very pleasant and attentive.

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vipDrFoodie
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibe.
Good service.
Food was good.

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vipArifele
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a breath of fresh air! The food was amazing, service was above and beyond and the ambiance was breathtaking. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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vipCarisaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from the time that I booked the reservations over the phone and until we left.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold. Disrespectful manager. Been going for 5 years, this will be my last time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My experience was A-mazing. The staff were all around great from the host to my server to the random managers walking around. The visit to the bathroom was an amazing experience as it is connected to the hotel. The seating had so much variety from high top tables, bar seating, and tables with comfy chairs and optional couch seating. My server “Victory” provided 5 star service that made me want to come back every Saturday for brunch. The food was great as well as the drinks. I will definitely be going back!

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RyanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great date night spot for dessert and cocktails. We had a great time trying DH's variety of cocktails and the wait staff was delightful. Will come back in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was very mediocre. we ordered 4 diff dishes and the best one was the short rib. The sauce on the Brussels tasted processed and the mashed potatoes tasted like they came out of a box. 4/10. Would NOT recommend. If you want a pretty bar then this place can give you that. Other than the drinks, the food is not worth it at all.

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Amber
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was lacking. There seems to be some confusion and miscommunication. Our waiter came once at the beginning and to bring or check and for the remainder of the visit we had to flag down various staff members to get anything, which always took forever. I love the space and ambience and I hope that this is rectified in the near future.

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Dirty Habit is rated 4.3 stars by 1059 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.