Chef/owner Jeffrey Buben's Vidalia features an expanded bar with 25 wines by the glass, a beautiful private dining room for groups up to 40 people, our wine room and a soft contemporary dining room featuring warm, rich fabrics incorporated in new booths, banquets and comfortable dining chairs. We look forward to seeing you and also invite you to Chef Buben's other restaurants, Bistro Bis, located next to the Hotel George on Capital Hill and Woodward Table /Woodward Take Out located just one block from The White House . To find out more about Vidalia, Bistro Bis and Woodward Table visit our web site at www.vidaliadc.com , www.bistrobis.com or www.woodwardtable.com
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday Open for dinner daily at 5 pm.
20th St NW
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking available during our normal business hours Monday - Saturday $10.00 per car. Local parking in garages is also available.
Dupont Circle Red Line
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Vidalia, a Washington favorite for its regional American cooking with a Southern influence, offers some of the best private dining fare in the city. We have exemplary private dining for the most discerning of palates and work with all different budget levels.
Vidalia Ratings and Reviews
came here on my last night of my parents ...
came here on my last night of my parents' visit and had an amazing dinner. we had an 8:00 reservation but called and they were able to seat us at 7:00. the restaurant was pretty empty which was surprising because the food is SO GOOD. it's a little on the pricey side, but they bring so much extra food (we got a pate amuse-bouche and a spread of different breads with different spreads). the peach gazpacho was delicious and we really loved the broccoli side and the porkchop. make sure to save room for dessert, though - we got two and loved them both. it's very romantic and quiet, and would definitely make foor a great date spot as well.
Vidalia has never disappointed me and th ...
Vidalia has never disappointed me and this visit was no exception. The food is terrific (signature dish is the shrimp & grits) and they change the menu seasonally. The service is equally outstanding and our server was attentive, friendly and professional. The ambiance also is exceptional there and it is clear that they place a high value on the satisfaction of their customers. I would wholeheartedly recommend Vidalia to others and give them my highest and unqualified praise!!
We did the tasting menu and the food was ...
We did the tasting menu and the food was absolutely delicious. Not only did we have 6 courses, there were various plates served while waiting for the next course. The crab cake was exceptional along with the pork chop. The service was impeccable!
Our food and wine selections were outsta ...
Our food and wine selections were outstanding and service was wonderful and fun. Vidalia's was exceptionally quiet on a Saturday before a holiday which gave us time to interact with the staff and bartender as well. An excellent experience overall.
Just an outstanding dinner experience on ...
Just an outstanding dinner experience on a slow Monday night. Went for the food but the service was outstanding and the room was so relaxing. The menu was very interesting and everything we ordered was sensational. Its not a budget restaurant but it seems competitively priced for downtown DC. Hope we someday find someplace this good in our city.
The food quality, service and ambiance was amazing! I love the location! However, I believe it was a bit overpriced for the portions that was served. I order a quail for $35 and got a portion the size of a quails leg, Other than that...it was perfect!
Started out great, then faded off a bit
We were quite impressed with the initial bread sampler, the surprise amuse bouche, some of the other items we ordered were also delicious. I wasn't super impressed with the tuna...tasted like it wasn't cooked quite enough (even for "rare") which I normally order.
The service was interesting...our server started out with a bang, then drinks sat empty, plates weren't cleared...and we realized later we never saw him again after our entrees came. I thought that was odd...luckily there was other staff.
Vidalia provides an outstanding dining e ...
Vidalia provides an outstanding dining experience near DuPont Circle on M Street NW in Washington DC. The dining room is relatively small, yet still allows for a private, intimate dining experience. Service is professional, prompt, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly without the aloofness or condescension too often characteristic of other high end restaurants. The menu offers a wide selection, leaning toward a celebration of foods from the American South. The foie gras and shrimp & grits are to die for, as are the pecan pie and lemon chess pie! I highly recommend the $78 six-course menu; and consider adding a wine pairing for each course at a relatively low cost.
A Decade Later
I remembered the menus and atmosphere of over a decade earlier but as the adage: you can't go back...I likely should not have. A bit too pricey and not a menu that I could embrace very well. Service was very good and the food recevied was good; just not what I recalled nor appetizing for me this time around.
Awesome four course meal. The crab cake ...
Awesome four course meal. The crab cake appetizer was delicate and delicious. Both entrees, pork rib chop and pigeon was mouth drooling delicious. The desserts, flourless chocolate cake and pecan pie was perfect in sweetness and deliciousness. The final was superb coffee. If you have not noticed the number of times I have used delicious, then let me remind you that the dinner was delicious. The waiter and maitre d' presented immaculate service. I am in love with this restaurant.
We've been to Vidalia many times over th ...
We've been to Vidalia many times over the years and I'm glad to say it is still excellent. The service was amazing, as well. My shrimp and grits was perfect, although a chop another guest had was not quite as good as expected. But overall the food was terrific.
A not to miss DC gem
I love this restaurant! Being from the South, the cuisine reminds me of home cooking. The staff is the best. Very attentive but not intrusive. Greg is in the bar and has great wine recommendations that fit any budget. The macaroni and cheese side dish is a required side. You can never go wrong with their classic shrimp and grits. Go for any reason you are in town.
The food was delicious - the waiter was ...
The food was delicious - the waiter was attentive (almost too much). I had the pork chop and it was a generous portion. My husband had the lamb and we swapped halfway and both dishes were delicious. The pecan pie is a must for dessert.
Visalia is a lovely restaurant worth the stop
We had not gone to Visalia for a while, and we were very happy to return to meet some friends. The service was impeccable, the tasting menu was delicious, we loved the fact that it is not one of this trendy but extremely noisy restaurant. We were able to have a conversation with our friends without screaming. The food was excellent (except dessert - was not the best). I liked also the fact that they allowed us to bring some wine with a cork fee (which was not too much), and they were pleasant about it. Our friend has a great wine cellar, and wanted to bring something. Overall I highly recommend it, its lovely, great service, great food, great location, valet parking, and great staff.
Vidalia is always immaculate!!
Had friends in from out of town and was excited to take them to Vidalia because it is always immaculate--and this time was no exception. Thanks to our super server Greg and the rest of the service and kitchen staff--from the front door to the bar through dessert everything was perfect! Jeff and Sallie have had this place for years, and the reason(s) is clear when you dine with them!
I went to Vidalia with my son for dinner while visiting Georgetown University. The food was fantastic and so was the service.
The restaurante has a quite corporate and austere look, that may turn some people off but I do recommend it.
I had the foie gras and the shrimp with grits. Just perfect.
We go to Vidalia when we want to feel good. The food is always flawless. The service the perfect balance; friendly, professional, unobtrusive. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary with our younger daughter and Vidalia was the obvious choice - we were welcomed, congratulated and left feeling on cloud nine. What more could you ask for?
Great for conversation!
One of the things I love most about Vidalia is that it is a great place for conversation. The food is also top-notch! This visit, I enjoyed the she-crab soup--chunks of lump crab in a velvety and creamy base with sherry and pickled onions, a wonderful flavor combination. The quail with berbere spice was also very good. But I think my favorite course of the night was the churros (fried dough) with a chocolate dipping sauce. The churros were amazingly light and airy! And the portion is definitely big enough to share. Finally, the sommelier is also top-notch and helped us find a terrific wine that went perfectly with our main courses. I'll be back!
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