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Michele’s, Washington, DC

Michele’s

4.5
4.5
88 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Inspired by Michelin Starred Chef Matt Baker's French heritage and upbringing in Houston and New Orleans, Michele’s brings the multicultural flavor profiles of the two American culinary centers to the Nation’s Capital. Explore a menu of eclectic dishes like Free-Range Chicken Prepared Three Ways, Crawfish Linguine, Hamachi Crudo Al Pastor and Bananas Foster Ice Cream Sundae.

Guests may bring in their own wine for a corkage fee, as long as it is not something that we offer. Corkage will be $50 per 750ml bottle, $100 for 1.5L. Limit two 750ml or one 1.5L per table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 758-0895

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Matt Baker

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. c

    calder

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    Interesting food, but not enough of it, given the high prices. A cilantro brioche for $12 -- just one !!!! And it was small. Way too expensive for what you get. Bottled wine list also is pricey. Service is outstanding, however. Desserts totally delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were great!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother came into town and I wanted to rest her to a special day and evening in D.C. and Michele’s delivered 100% on making it a special dining experience. Will absolutely be back
  4. L

    michelleL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The plates are said to be shared, but they are not delivered in a way that is suitable for sharing. TheServers were nice but the food delivery is unorganized. The portions are on the small size, hardly for one , let alone two.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the fundraiser was amazing!
  6. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great and the experience was one to remember.
  7. GP

    GPGa

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful surprise that the chef provided his signature artichoke velouté
  8. J

    Judy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience in DC!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The decor is really nice, and the cocktails are too. Loved the tart appetizer, the brunch was just okay. The service from my waiter was amazing, but the host was rude and ignored us while frequently checking in with other guests.
  10. DO

    DaylenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michele’s is by far one of the best restaurants I’ve ever had the pleasure of dining at. A few months ago, my fiancé and I went there for an engagement celebration and the food was divine. Tonight, we dined for a birthday dinner and they went above and beyond. We were able to try drinks they were testing for their summer cocktail menu, had complimentary dessert and the service was astounding. Ashley at the bar, Rachel the executive sous chef and Brian our waiter were amazing! This will always be my go to place and will always recommend to everyone to eat here.
  11. MS

    MicheleS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Mother’s Day Brunch
  12. DC

    DCFoodLover

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We were excited to try Michele's after reading great reviews. The Houston/NOLA influence was evident in everything but the service. The food was great. The only note was that the potatoes served with the roast chicken were a bit over-salted. The seating was chaotic. Our server was short, rude, didn't write anything down and came back to ask us to repeat our order several times. She abandoned us and the table next to us a quarter of the way through our meal and we never saw her again. Luckily someone from the kitchen brought out our entree - I'm guessing because they noticed no one was coming to get it. We finally flagged a manager down to get the check - got a simple apology - but no attempt to find out how the meal was or what went wrong. Perhaps dinner service is better in the restaurant than it is in the lounge, but don't offer it across both spaces if you can't execute it well. The food was good enough that I'd like to try some of the dishes we didn't get to this visit, but the service was so bad I'm not sure we'll make it back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    My waiter was horrible we kept having to ask other people to bring us things. Simple things like chips and green goddess sauce took forever to come out. We asked for our drinks first so we could have wine with dinner. They brought the wine first. I probably would not go back.
  14. SW

    SamW

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brain was a great server and the meal was outstanding.
  15. B

    Bocadc

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Tried it for first time. Food was good but unexciting. Portions a little small. Wine lust mostly secondary tier labels. Difficult parking. Nothing remarkable so no need to go back.
  16. l

    leslieknope

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The drinks were great. Loved the bread pudding and linguine. Ham and cheese board were great. The chicken wasn’t really done and the burrata was just ok. Oh the potato flambé thing was equally great.
  17. MM

    MarieM

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had Easter brunch with my husband after church. The food was good and a lot of it. The desert was too sweet though and it would be nice if the pastries were fresh rather than cold like yesterday’s left overs. The staff was polite, friendly and helpful. It’s a good place to eat. I will go back there
  18. C

    Ctwo

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, outstanding food. Menu a bit limited and alcohol overpriced like most downtown restaurants but they provide corkage for $50 so take your own and pay $150 to drink a $100 bottle for which they would charge $300. Recommend the duck, lobster roll and potato truffle tarte flambé. Desserts are worth hanging around post dinner and while the chocolate soufflé was worth the wait, the chocolate cake was even better.
  19. AG

    AmyG

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Had some good dishes although they could use less sauce.
  20. J

    Jerseylili

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went for desserts & cocktails & it was amazing. The cinnamon toast crunch bread pudding may have been one of the best things I ever ate. The chocolate cake & bananas foster sundae were also huge hits. Our server was also very good. I'd go back to DC just eat there again
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, good food and strong cocktails.
  22. JS

    JeffS

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Entertaining clients for dinner, we sampled half of the menu. Recommend rib eye ,whole fish, celery salad
  23. MB

    MichalB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Scallion-cilantro brioche was amazing. Razor clam ceviche and potato black truffle tart simply delicious. By The Campfire cocktail a must.
  24. BK

    BetsyK

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service!
  25. S

    Spring

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Only disappointment was grilled lobster tail. But, otherwise can't wait to return.
  26. DC

    DCer2011

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and excellent dishes. Crawfish linguine is a must have!
  27. PC

    PCat

    Washington DC

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is good, but there are few choices. The white sweet potatoes were excellent.
  28. S

    Shola

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner: Duck 3 ways, Lobster tail and Crawfish linguini, paired with a French 75 and Cassi Old Fashioned; Dessert: bread pudding and delicious press black coffee, Service: Attentive, accommodating and knowledgeable staff, Ambiance: Quiet; took advantage of the beautiful Spring evening by sitting by the open patio doors as the evening was warm and breezy
  29. SD

    SharifaD

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience for foodies. Outstanding and creative menu options. Superb service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Birthday, everything was just okay not excellent!!
  31. KB

    KennB

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    So disappointed. Food was not good at all. Filled with cream. Oysters had a vinaigrette that didn’t taste good and was already on every oyster. Our server pour the first glass of champagne and never came back…. Our bottle was put on the ledge behind my wife and I had to go get it and just serve ourselves. Server never came to our table to ask how things tasted, let alone pour our glasses. I have told everyone how bad it was and that they should save their money and go somewhere else.
  32. NW

    NotWoodleyPark

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific wait staff with expert cocktail recommendations.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Good , the liver charcuterie was very tasty , and the desert soufflé Was great too.
  34. CG

    CindyG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    very good experience. parking may be an issue if not weekend.
  35. N

    Nick

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    High prices don't equal high flavor. Dissatisfied with the lack of flavor. No heat/peppers on the whole fish was really odd. Super bland. Waste of money honestly.
  36. C

    Christophe

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A second great experience and the food was so good! Thank you
  37. AD

    AlainD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Table service was inconsistent; some staff did well and others not. The trout dish would have been better if it wasn't over-salted. Lastly, a busy restaurant in this location has to offer valet parking. The casual " you can park in the garage down' the street" doesn't cut it for a nice night out.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Tyler, was fantastic as were all the staff who waited on us. The food was amazing and Michele’s is definitely now on our list of fave restaurants in DC!
  39. F

    Frank

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  40. EP

    EPet

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Over rated Service was poor, though the drinks and food were good. If you're a 20 something hipster I'm sure you could over look the abysmal service as it is geared towards that scene

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Michele’s using the Order Online button. Michele’s also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 758-0895.

Michele’s is rated 4.5 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Michele’s 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Michele’s

1201 K St NW Washington, DC 20005

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Matt Baker

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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