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SAX is here… DC's premiere special occasion venue. Celebrate your occasion in an opulent setting with live entertainment including dance revues and aerialists. SAX offers a full Contemporary French/American dinner menu & specialty cocktails with late night bottle service specials. SAX features nightly continuous performances throughout every evening.
SAX enforces a strict dress code. Please visit our website for further details and special themed evenings.
Whether its a celebration party or corporate event, SAX's full service event team handles every detail. Our opulent venue, exceptional cuisine and outstanding service ensures a memorable event. If you are interested in hosting a 350-person corporate event or a bachelorette party for 10 of your closest friends, our team will ensure your event is a success.
Washington, DC 20001
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Thursday: 6pm - 11:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 6pm - 3am
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A 20-foot enclosed infinity stage is visible from almost all of the two-story space and hosts a theatrical entertainment revue throughout the evening.
Valet every night. $12 before 10pm $20 after 10pm
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Specialize in bachelorette and birthday celebrations!
Buyouts and corporate events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sax Ratings and Reviews
Took my wife for our anniversary and the place did not disappoint. Performances, food, staff, and atmosphere were all amazing. Would definitely recommend and will be coming back again!
Oh would recommend requesting a seat near the glass barrier upstairs to be able to view performances conducted both above and below.
My mother, husband and I were denied the ability to use perfectly valid gift cards totaling $120. The General Manager (GM), Nate Montgomery, rudely refused to accept the gift cards and ignored any obligation to honor the gift cards under federal law. He claimed SAX was not required to honor the gift cards because the business changed hands since the gift cards were acquired. The GM brushed aside legal arguments regarding the acquiring company assuming liabilities as well as assets.
Food and drinks are mediocre for the price. The Truffle fries for $12 were lacking in truffle flavoring and portion was barely big enough for two.
Martini drinks were nice, but overpriced at $16 each considering specialty speakeasies in the area charge $14 and most.
Waitress was lovely and prompt.
I brought my husband and his family their for a bday dinner. Best time in a very long time at your restaurant. The food was impeccable, the many, many, many drinks perfect, the staff super helpful and the entertainment was a class act.So impressed. We will be back....
Wife and I went for our anniversary. The shows were entertaining, the service was great, the food was amazing. The only minir complaints the dessert was not equal to the experience. Go for everything but the dessert. Would highly recommend. Our server, Maite, was great!
For my birthday celebration: A gorgeous venue with excellent entertainment, nightlife, and dinner! We all had the lobster, roasted Brussels Sprouts, and shrimp. Will definitely return (again). Its the perfect venue for upscale birthday parties and bachelorette parties. Great looking crowd also!
Great food and ambience. Altogether, it was really fun with all the performances. I understand that there's a 2 hour window for any reservations, but the service was very rushed to the point where the servers were setting up for the next party while we were still clearing the bill. It didn't seem necessary given that a lot of tables around us were pretty empty.
I have a few suggestions for Sax...
I would ask for just a tad bit more lighting. It was very dark in the restaurant and it didn't really bother us, until it was time to look over the menu. We literally could not see the menu print. We both had our phone flashlights on to read them.
I would also say that they need more variety of side dishes.
We got the stuffed lobster, which was out of this world delicious and the chilean sea bass, which could've used a bit more seasoning.
The shows were awesome! And our server, Maria O. was great!
The chocolate mousse was phenomenal!
The venue is amazing. It is a bit empty if you come earlier, but starts to get packed as it gets later. The performances are amazing, but which they played more music in-between each set. The food was really good and if it is your birthday they treat you very special and have surprises for you. It is definitely a must see. I will go back and would recommend it to a friend
The service has changed. Last year I went on the very same day and ordered the same dish. The service and food were impecable last year. This year-not so much so. Our waitress, Maria was extremely inattentive and never inquired whether or not we were satisfied. The Chilean sea bass was bland this time around.
Was a great night out. On the pricey side but was worth it for the overall experience.
Few things to note. Crab salad was good but found like 3-4 solid pieces of shell, not the best taste.
Other issue was when the dancers on the stage did anything low, you couldn't see it unless you're on the balcony. For $250 a meal and to only be able to see 1/2 the show was a little sad.
Some of the entertainers were better than others but overall was a great time, romantic and fun. Food was great aside from the shell.
This was my second visit and I took my date to this place solely because of the amazing 1st time experience I had. I was let down because my date had such high expectations because of my previous rave about my experience... poor 1st impression to say the least with the service.
1. Table wasn't ready in time of reservation (waited 15 minutes)
2. Had dirty glass once I sat at table.
3. Waitress took nearly 30 minutes to bring drinks.
4. Appetizers didn't arrive complete. Partial portions of the appetizers arrived.
5. Slow service... had to constantly inquire about service.
6. List goes on...
Definitely an experience! The ambiance is really opulent without looking cheap. There was not one person there that was not having fun.
Lots of people where having bachelorette parties there. Service is attentive and friendly. The food is good (not spectacular but very good). The stuffed lobster and the lamb chops are winners. The fondu is a pass. The beverages where good.
The entertainment is really good. We saw the ladies perform. They are talented and the aerialists were super strong.
Its a good quality place to go if you're looking for something outside of the norm.
The manager and waitress were very abrupt and didn't care. Actually when I told them about a dairy allergy the manager got very rude and was not accommodating at all. The service was extremely sloppy. After spending over $300 the experience was horrible. Would not recommend this place!
This was not Burlesque but rather some average dancing and perfomance arts. Rather than charge a minimum of $75 per person for food and a 20% gratuity is ridiculous! Charge for tickets instead than trying to strong arm people into paying for your dancers. The seat we were given housed a crappy television on the lower level and we had to break our necks to see the performances that we would be paying for. Saved our money and left.
I went with my friend for the first time and it was great. We went around opening which was good for us because it was quieter and we got to enjoy the scene at our pace.
We greatly enjoyed the dancers and the music that went with them. We were given great seats on the balcony so we could clearly see the routines and eat at the same time.
This place was great I took my wife for her birthday and we had a great time. The service was amazing and the food was too. The performances were awesome!!! The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because I had no idea that they turned into a night club around 11pm. It was cool they did but it seems like that should have been noted on something, especially since they go into great detail of how much needs to be spent and what time you need to be there. Overall I would definitely recommend checking it out.
I was here with a small group for a birthday. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food. The rib eye was amazing. The entertainment was awesome, especially the acro performer-her performances were hands down the best of the night. The food was expensive but I suppose that's to be expected based on the venue. Overall, we had a blast and I would probably return for another special event.
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