Blue Duck Tavern

Tucked in the heart Washington, D.C., not far from Georgetown, our award-winning restaurant Blue Duck Tavern is a Michelin-starred eatery known for artistically crafted American cuisine. Using the region’s freshest, seasonal ingredients, the Tavern serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees that capture the flavors of rustic slow-roasting cuisine. Mingle with friends, sip wine, and watch our chefs create their custom dishes from an open kitchen at this neighborhood favored, award-winning restaurant.

Hours

Breakfast:

Monday - Sunday, 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Brunch:

Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Lunch:

Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Our Chefs

Executive Chef

Adam Howard, Executive Chef

Chef Howard brings sixteen years of experience to his post at our award-winning restaurant, having worked at high-end establishments in New York, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C. A native of Pell City, Ala., Howard graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y.  Prior to joining Blue Duck Tavern, he held the position of corporate chef at Mike Isabella Concepts for four years. 
Blue Duck Tavern Pastry Chef

Pastry Chef Colleen Murphy

Murphy hails from Kingston, N.Y., and graduated with honors from Johnson & Wales University.  She is one of seven members of the elite Hyatt Corporate Pastry Specialist team which contributed to branding a unique chocolate for Hyatt hotels with Felchlin chocolate.  Murphy started as a cook at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, taking on additional roles, that included managing the pastry department there.

Events

Open for Events

Pantry

Open for Events

Celebrate classic American food in a contemporary, rustic ambiance. Situated around an open kitchen with a wood-burning Molteni oven, check back here for special invites throughout the year from our tavern, and join us, our stellar chefs, and regional purveyors for local or area events.    

Venue Gallery

Accolades

Wine Cellar

Accolades

Blue Duck Tavern received “One Star” from the Michelin Guide, 2017, 2018, 2019

TripExpert.com’s Experts' Choice Award, 2016

“Upscale Casual Brunch of the Year” by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington in 2016

Washingtonian’s “100 Very Best Restaurants” 2017, 2016    

Dining Options

Tea Cellar

Tea Cellar

Located adjacent to Blue Duck Lounge, the Cellar offers a semi-private alcove ideal for intimate dinners, cocktail receptions, and networking events.  Mirroring the culinary reputation of the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern, the Cellar menu is customizable and represents the best of the season with regional ingredients sourced by the restaurant’s culinary team.  Guests at the Cellar will experience one of the best curated tea collections in the United States as more than 35 rare and limited-production, single-estate teas are showcased here. 

Chef's Table

Chef's Table

The Chef’s Table at Blue Duck Tavern offers an intimate, private dining experience for up to 20 guests. Whether gathering with friends and family, or hosting an intimate meeting, allow our culinary team to create a customized three, four, or five-course menu, using the freshest seasonal ingredients from regional purveyors.  Traditional menu options are available too for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. 

Garden Terrace Dining

The Garden Terrace

This area is first-come seating. There is a communal table that can seat up to 12 people. The Garden can also accommodate larger parties and has a bar. The Afternoon Tea social is available during the fall and winter seasons.