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
Had been to Vidalia many years ago for w ...
Had been to Vidalia many years ago for work and had been wanting to take my husband there. It did not disappoint. Service was stellar, the food was delicious and the cocktails simply amazing! Warm intimate ambiance, but not stuffy. You can have fun and enjoy!
I was not impressed. I had heard great ...
I was not impressed. I had heard great things about this restaurant and it did not live up to its expectations. I chose this restaurant because they had a tasting menu. At the top of the menu it said the six course tasting menu was $78 per person. No where did it sat that the whole table had to order the tasting menu or no one can have it. However, that's what our waitress advised us. She said the owner/chef would not allow one guest to order from the tasting menu when the other chose not to. I ordered the sweetbreads to start. They were delicious. However, the waffle they were served on tasted old and gritty. My wife ordered the crab cake entree and ordered the duck. The crab cakes were good but nothing special. The duck was uncooked (I said mid rare) and the fat was not rendered properly. The fat was still thick and grisly. The quinoa was bland and tasteless. Overall I was very disappointed in our food experience. The service was good though, she was very polite and attentive.
My friend and I dined at Vedalia the 28t ...
My friend and I dined at Vedalia the 28th. We last were there in early February. It’s a subterranean restaurant downtown, and being underground gives it an intimate feel. The decor has an understated elegance, and the service is second-to-none. Some of the cocktails are smoked. At table side, the maître d’ burns a mixture of hickory & apple wood chips and places the glass upside down over the embers. You wouldn’t think that filling the glass with smoke would make a difference in the taste, but it does. My friend began with the Low Country she crab soup: lump crab is an apple butter, celery & marmalade sauce with old bay croutons. I started with the appetizer-size Maryland lump crab cake, served with southern-style greens slaw, preserved apricot & creole mustard. My friend then went with the crab cakes for her entrée. Both of us loved the tangy taste of the greens slaw. My entrée was the bison short ribs, covered with a root beer jus and served with glazed parsnips, lollipop kale & butternut squash puree. It was all so delicious! We finished by sharing a slice of Georgia pecan pie. The filling was so light.
We picked Vidalia because it was close ...
We picked Vidalia because it was close to our hotel. and we really like sweetbreads. So we started with that appetizer and liked it very much. However, the rabbit special for the evening took an extra long time to show up and appeared a bit on the dry side. They had an interesting array of breads and spreads and a really good pecan pie. The restaurant does not have much ambiance. It was not bad, but there are a lot better restaurants in that area.
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.
Restaurant choisit un peu au hasard pend ...
Restaurant choisit un peu au hasard pendant notre séjour à Washington. Nous nous n'attendions pas à un restaurant de cette gamme et nous n'étions pas habillé comme nous aurions du.
Le rapport qualité prix est très intéressant avec un menu entre plat dessert à 35$. La qualité des ingrédient et la cuisine du chef est sans reproche.
Le vin est un peu cher par rapport au prix des plats.
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.
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