About Senart's Oyster & Chop House
Beautiful 20 seat marble top bar with two fire places located behind you that make you feel as cozy as being in your own home. Trying our fresh daily oyster selection is a must even for beginners! With a great selection of entrees, no matter what you choose, you won't regret it. End your meal with a night cap from our large selection of scotch and bourbon or even just an espresso. We promise you will be walking out happily satiated!!
Between E and G on 8th Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is street parking available as well as a valet company that is located right outside our restaurant. *Note: we have NO affiliation with the valet*
Eastern Market Metro (orange and blue line)
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Senart's Oyster & Chop House Ratings and Reviews
Happy hour fun
A very good happy hour with excellent oysters. Will go again
Their filet mignon was so good! It was ...
Their filet mignon was so good! It was a romantic ambiance for Valentine's Day date!
Small menu, but the food is great! Alway ...
Small menu, but the food is great! Always a come back when we're in DC
Disappointing Dinner for Four
Senart's is one of my favorite places for drinks and apps at the bar, and I'll continue frequenting it for that. It's one of the most handsome establishment in the area. However, I took some friends there for a dinner for four, and I was very disappointed. The dining area was packed and so noisy that everyone was shouting across the tables which made matters worse. Of course, like so many places on Barrack's Row, the tables are so close to each other that we had to squeeze sideways between the tables which was awkward for us and the guests at the next table. There was no accommodation for coats, so we had to jam them in and around us making getting in and out quite a disruptive process. The table was so small that it could barely accommodate four plates, so the bread plates, appetizer plates, muscle bucket, water glasses, wine glasses, and the dinner's side dishes created a very uncomfortable and chaotic dining experience. The waiter was upbeat, but didn't know how to manage the table and the dishes properly or how to get each order to the right person. We had to switch around after we were served. He also didn't have a firm grasp on the English language which made communicating with him difficult, especially given the noise level.
Menu looks better than food on the table.
We came on a quiet (because of extreme cold) late Saturday morning. The unbusy status may have helped with the attentive and helpful service. The high points were the French press coffee, the fruit, the fried oysters, and the crusty French bread. (However, who ever heard of charging extra for bread with brunch!) Everything else was adequate, except for some inconsistency in the cooking of eggs -- sometimes under-cooked, sometimes too hard.
Best oysters for the best price. We like ...
Best oysters for the best price. We like the laid back vibe and the front booth. Service can be hit-miss, but when it's on it's great.
Stunning clam chowder and prisine oyster ...
Stunning clam chowder and prisine oysters!
Has a very small wine list . Steaks were ...
Has a very small wine list . Steaks were great but small. Waiter was fabulous!
Quiet night at Senarts
Went on a week night. There were not a lot of people at the restaurant. Asked for and got the table for four in the front window. Great spot to sit, drink, eat and watch people. Food was very good.
Been Twice, Would Go Back Again
This was my second time dining at Senart's and, once again, I enjoyed everything about it. The food was excellent, our server was not just good at his job, but entertaining as well, and the ambiance enjoyable. We had some oysters to start ourselves off, which were very good. We ordered several appetizers for the table and they were all tasty. My entree (the hanger steak), was okay, but everyone else loved the ones they got. They have a decent draft beer list too.
Great Oysters To Be Had In Barracks Row!!!
The Happy Specials were great, especially for a Saturday evening. The raw oysters were awesome and a nice selection to choose from.
Cocktails and light food
We sat at the bar and enjoyed a couple of cocktails and oysters on the half shell, shrimp, onion rings (ordered with the sauce on the side) and fries. Friendly bar staff but not overly so.
Good but expensive
2 soups (french onion heavy with rosemary), a side of brussels sprouts (good but not as good as I have had at 2 other places) , 6 oysters, 7 shrimp, 1 wine, 1 beer, 2 cocktails for $104.50 + tip.
A great place for seafood.
My server Cam was very helpful. The drink was a little weak, the food was good. The gentlemen who served the bar was very helpful too.
Nice Place for Oysters and Cocktails
Senart's is a great Barrack's Row spot for seafood and cocktails. During my most recent visit, they were serving five types of oysters. You can pair these with some really nice cocktail selections (Senart's Perfect, a take on a Manhattan, was great), a good draft beer selection, or their well-curated wines.
I went to Senart's last Saturday, with two of my friends, for brunch and it was amazing! The surf and turf is a must try and the bottomless mimosas is perfect. I ordered a half dozen mussels and they were delicious as well. Service was A-1 and we even got a visit from the Chef who was very humble. Senart's is def a great spot for brunch and I encourage them to beef up the marketing to become more competitive with the other restaurants on that strip. I will def be back!
Good, but not great
Found this place for the first time with friends on a Saturday night while looking for a late night dinner. We all had the half grilled chicken and it was dynamite. My Mom loves chicken so I thought it would be nice to take her for Mother’s Day. There were 5 of us in our party and everyone enjoyed their food. Once again, the chicken was great, but most of the other dishes were lackluster…under-seasoned, overcooked, etc. The location is great, the ambiance is really nice, but the food should/could be better
The oysters were good, got the sampler. Had the special of the night- prime rib. Overpriced restaurant. Had two glasses of cheapest wine, 12 oysters, prime rib and Mac and cheese and was $100. Service was also lackin
My favorite of all the places I've been ...
My favorite of all the places I've been to on Barracks Row. The food & service is simply better.
Enjoyable neighborhood restaurant with g ...
Enjoyable neighborhood restaurant with good service and great food. Would recommend for steaks, oysters.
A REAL WINNER
WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT 100%. BROUGHT A PARTY OF 9 AND EVERYONE WAS TOTALLY PLEASED. THE SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC. VERY ATTENTIVE BUT NOT INTRUSIVE. EVERYONE SAID THEIR FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. AS WELL THE PRICES ARE VERY REASONABLE. IT IS A VERY GOOD LOOKING ESTABLISHMENT INSIDE AND OUT. A VERY COMFORTABLY SHORT CAB RIDE FROM CAPITOL HILL.
Online menu was appetizing and attractiv ...
Online menu was appetizing and attractive however food items listed on the online menu were not available in the restaurant. We were VERY disappointed with food choices once we arrived.
Oysters, steaks, chops!!!!! Excellent!!! Don't come expecting Quinoa and tofu. I now live out of town but whenever I visit and dinner is suggested I always go for Senarts. I was able on my last visit to secure the window seat even a short notice. On my last visit our waiter misheard a request for a plate for the purpose of sharing a dessert and brought a second dessert - we wee not charged for the dessert. I asked if a specific brandy was available and was told yes - only to discover they were out - I was immediately offered any brandy I liked at no charge. Class, class, class!!! Love this restaurant. My only dislike is sports television playing constantly.
Definitely no pearl in the oyster at Senart's
We were seated right away which was great....restaurant is very sharp, nice wood tones, friendly place. Was amazing at how low the vibe was for a Saturday night, but good that we could hear ourselves talk. Cam was our waiter...came over to ask for food and drinks as soon as we sat down, no time to review the drink list or menu. Also no idea what he said to us as we could not understand him. When asked about specials, he mentioned the oysters. When I further asked about nightly specials, he then shared what was not on the menu. We asked for time, and he kept coming back. When we finally ordered, I asked for the duck...and was asked how I wanted my duck cooked. This was a surprise to me, and I decided to skip the duck and order braised short rib. My friend from Trinidad ordered the rib eye. He loved it, right amount of marbling and cooked perfectly. My braised ribs were dead, killed well done. Overall, just not what was expected, and will not be back.
The steak on the steak salad tasted like charcoal with little other seasoning. The "special" risotto with crab and bacon was soupy- not prepared as a true risotto dish and had crab shell pieces. Probably will not go back
We came for the oysters and Senart's delivered. This was our first visit. Based on reviews, we expected a crowd but we must have been in an off-week. We were literally the only clients inside the restaurant (outside was full). So, noise level was fine (Ambience mark is for loneliness...). Service staff was good, but slow to start. It seemed like they were short staffed and single bartender actually took our order. Once we were rolling, the staff assistant kept waters topped and plates delivered and cleared in timely manner. Oysters were full bodied, fresh and flavorful. Other items ordered presented well and tasted good. All the food was fresh. Overall, we enjoyed the meal - good kitchen.
Excellent Bloody Mary and burger. Good o ...
Excellent Bloody Mary and burger. Good one dollar oyster happy hour special. Cam is a fun waiter and bar tender!
The seafood was great. My wife and I ate oysters on the half shell and oyster sandwiches. Great mixed drinks and wine too!
Good food.. friendly service
I had the specials.. lump crab dip with bread & NY strip with fries. I really liked the crab dip (too much butter makes everything better) and it reheated the next day well. Good piece of beef, cooked right. My only quibbles were the uninspiring bread (also not toasted enough) and the steak had a little too much char flavor for my taste. I will return for an Arena preshow dinner.
Great unplanned find!
Happy hour prices on fresh oysters was a real treat. Could have shared another dozen, but chose to order dinner instead. Happy hour prices on beers were good, but no deal on cocktails or wine was a brief disappointment. Dinner special of seared, sesame crusted tuna, very rare, was wonderful, and will bring me back!
The oysters were great and the rest of the food was just OK. Service was mediocre.
Best meal yet
I have had several good meals at Senart's, but last Friday night was the ear. The oysters were (as always) very good, and the bistro steak and pork chop we ordered were both prepared perfectly. A great neighborhood restaurant.
Everything was amazing!
I went with my family for my birthday. The food and atmosphere was perfect. We will definitely go back!
Fine and Fun
I went early on a Saturday evening, before it got crowded with diners and the bar scene. It was perfect. We could hear ourselves talk and the food was DELICIOUS, even the vegetables were perfect. There is a wonderful oyster bar and the selections are fit for foodies. The ribeye was tender, with just the right amount of sauce; I was a bit hesitant when I saw asparagus stalks on the thicker side, but they were steamed perfectly and were tender. Definitely worth a return visit.
Reliable with great atmosphere
The grill is good with mostly beef and chops. Very good raw bar. The bar is good, generous and well-mixed. Could use more seafood options on the menu beyond the appetizers and the salmon.
Nice evening out
Husband and I visited prior to another event later in the evening. The staff were extremely friendly and we had no less than 3 people (not our waiter) stop and check on us. That was very nice. Food was good and we could watch the baseball game so it was just what we needed between events.
happy hour specials were gone
I went for oysters and they were gone about one hour after happy hour started. it felt like bait and switch
Amazing Service & Food
London at the host stand went above and beyond to make sure our party of 6 was well taken care of. She called me the night before to ask if I wanted to sit outside because there was a chance of nice weather. She then called me the morning of adn we both agreed it was too chilly. I greatly appreciated her attentiveness. Amazing service- you just don't find these days. Food was amazing as well! Can't beat fresh oysters and crab benedicts!
This is one of those places you hesitate to let too many others know about because it is such a gem. I love that you I can sit down and have a conversation and actually hear one another! Always a delightful experience! Happy Hour is incredible - a great selection of oysters as well as wine and beer at a price that can't be beat. The duck and steak we had were done perfectly.
Good burger, good beer
Senart's is a nice neighborhood place. Prices for entrees could certainly be lower, but the monday night burger special was great.
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