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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
Overall the food was good. The she-crab ...
Overall the food was good. The she-crab soup was delicious, as were the breads. Unfortunately, I ordered the trout and while it was tasty there were so many bones that I eventually gave up on it and just chatted with my friends instead. The sweet tea was also delicious, and given that good iced tea is hard to find in DC, that made up for the bones for me.
Has been a little while since my last vi ...
Has been a little while since my last visit to Vidalia. The food is still wonderful! Enjoyed a smoked rabbit loin that was fantastic, and an incredibly "light" pecan pie! However, the service was really slipshod. Was not brought either the wine list or the "specials" menu until I asked for it. Waiter seemed indifferent the whole time and not really helpful. This detracted from the overall wonderful experience of the food.
A very pleasant business lunch for a par ...
A very pleasant business lunch for a party of 9. The booking was in fact for 8 and Vidalia was able to quickly accommodate an unexpected additional person. The assigned table was on the upper level which was ideal for our business discussions as the area was secluded and quiet. The food was superb and the attention first class. Highly recommended.
A return to one of my longtime DC favori ...
A return to one of my longtime DC favorites was a great experience. As usual, Vidalia was up to the challenge, serving well above average food along with excellent service. I particularly enjoyed the deconstructed pear cobbler, but it was all very tasty! I look forward to my next encounter!
Should have walked out when we arrived - ...
Should have walked out when we arrived -- restaurant empty for a Saturday night, seated at corner banquette and host neglected to pull out table ( it was a squeeze) amuse bouche came -- on two spoons for three people ( odd) I had a tasteless watermelon gazpacho followed by a dry pork chop. My husband had fish with a lobster sauce ( he was ill afterwards.) it was a disappointing and pricey experience not to be repeated. The highlight was the bread plate -- four different kinds.
The food and cocktails were both amazing ...
The food and cocktails were both amazing. My wife and I went to celebrate her birfday, and were fully satisfied by the great food and terrific staff. Best shrimp and grits (so freakin' creamy) I've ever had. And the freshly smoked Manhattan really hit the spot.
As always, the food was amazing. However ...
As always, the food was amazing. However, the service was horrible. It took about 15 minutes for someone to come over and take our drink order, and about 20 minutes to get the desert menus. The tables with more than two people in the same room received more attention than us, and often times we could not gain the attention of our server, who wouldn't look in our direction. Incredibly disappointed.
Always a pleasurable experience, from th ...
Always a pleasurable experience, from the first greeting to the final taste of dessert, Vidalia never disappoints. An adult restaurant that serves food that is interesting and satisfying, with service to match. Such a treasure.
I am very disappointed in my experience. ...
I am very disappointed in my experience. This restaurant came highly recommended to us. Our server, George, was rude from the moment we arrived. He was very snooty and condescending the entire time, which ruined our experience. As far as the food goes, it was OK. The peach gazpacho was room temp, I'm not sure if the server let it sit or if that is how the kitchen sent it out. The cobia was good, but, I won't return to this place. I would recommend Blue Duck Tavern instead. It close to this location and the food and service was much better.
Good restaurant week menu -- lots of at ...
Good restaurant week menu -- lots of attractive options! Fabulous service! Good value in house wines for restaurant week. Our only gripe is that the pecan pie was in the OK category -- should be a home run for these guys. Everything else was VERY VERY good -- just got to be careful to pace yourself and not eat too much of these rich and wonderful southern delicacies.
It had been awhile since we were last at ...
It had been awhile since we were last at Vidalia and went there this week for Restaurant Week. What a memorable occasion, the highlights of which were incredible food, exquisite presentations, nice extras, and excellent service. Among all the superb dishes, two stood out: a unique and delicious beef tartare, and an over-the-top (both taste and quantity) lamb shank. Kudos to Vidalia for their impressive RW showing!
Walking downstairs to the inviting bar/l ...
Walking downstairs to the inviting bar/lounge area was perfect inducement for a pre-meal cocktail. Mid-August dining meant we literally had the place to ourselves -- 1 or 2 other tables was it! Service was therefore impeccable and even though the restaurant was quite empty the full menu was available. We began w/sweatbreads and waffle , the fresh corn & crab soup, & the peach gazpacho w/MD crab -- all wonderful. For dinner course we ordered crab cakes w/succotosh & the rockfish dish w/lobster, leeks, an egg & onion soubise. Again all delicious. Ended meal w/classic pecan pie alamode & a delicious coconut and citrus creation that was divine!
We hadn't been there for a number of yea ...
We hadn't been there for a number of years. The restaurant was far better than I remembered it--and I remembered it as being very good. The service was better than most restaurants at that price point, both meticulous and friendly. They had several prix fixe options but we ordered a la carte, sharing a delicious foie gras appetizer. We then enjoyed two house classics, the shrimp and grits and the pork rib chop. Portions were generous and most flavorful. We also enjoyed a complementary plate of breads and spreads. Cocktails were unique and well-prepared. We shared a peach mouse for dessert. It is a quiet part of town at night but this restaurant is worth the trip.
The service was flawless and the food de ...
The service was flawless and the food delicious. We did the tasting menu and liked every single thing brought out. The tasting menu has flexibility to it, so there was no issue being served things that we didn't like.
THis was a milestone birthday for me. Ha ...
THis was a milestone birthday for me. Had an opportunity to share dinner with a Grandson that I seldom see. The service was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious! This was a referral from my travel agent who had been there.
Dined here for my wife's birthday. The d ...
Dined here for my wife's birthday. The downstairs, windowless location threw me off initially. Then the first class service kicked in, from maitre D to waiter to support staff. All excellent. Food presentation exceeded my expectations. Foodies would love the chef's creativity. Looking forward to visiting again.
Three close friends of many years met fo ...
Three close friends of many years met for dinner to catch up on one another's lives and activities because each one had been traveling both for social and business reasons in recent weeks. I picked Vidalia for our reunion on recommendation of an interior design business owner. One dining guest said her daughter identified Vidalia as the best restaurant in the District. Two of the three gentleman who greeted us were gracious and made us feel quite welcomed. One was a bit pretentious. Our waiter named Will warmed up to us and attended to our needs but did not identify himself until the end of our dining experience. All three of us had the peach and crab gazpacho for the first course and we loved it! Two of our party had the Blue Plate selection of vegetables (one of our party was vegetarian) and both indicated their pleasure in eating them. I selected the Chesapeake Bay Rock Fish. There was a melange of breads among which the corn bread was considered divine. We had cappuccinos but I found the choices and the desert I ate unremarkable. Now having said all this, the standard for comparison for us on DC's best has to be Rose's Luxury on Barrack's Row. We will have to see what the ratings are by Michelin this fall.
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.
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