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Cure Bar & Bistro

4.3
4.3
726 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French



Cure Bar & Bistro is a place where people gather to sip and savor local cuisine and old school cocktails. We have carefully crafted our menu's from fresh, natural and seasonal items that pair perfectly with our wide variety of local brews, pours, and liquors.

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  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 637-4906

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eric Damidot

  • Private party facilities

    Cure's modern, yet rustic lounge style is warm and memorable. Three spacious levels can accommodate semi-private receptions and dining.

  • Private party contact

    Millie Pacheco: (202) 637-4725

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    10th & H Street NW

  • Parking details

    The cost of valet parking is $10 for two hours. Upon leaving the restaurant, request the hostess validate your valet ticket.

  • Public transit

    Metro Center

  • Entertainment

    Our music selection is an array of world music which is perfect for a calm evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Grand Hyatt Board

  • Local Cured and Smoked Meats

    • Seasonal Imported and Local Cheeses Seasonal Jam

      • Grain Mustard

        • French Loaf Bread

          • Marconi Almond

            • Marinated Olives

              Starters

              • Sourdough Batard Bread$5.00

                wheat flour & malted barley flour salted high lawn farm butter

                • Pee Wee Farm Deviled Eggs$12.00

                  pickled mustard, chives, smoked paprika

                  • French 'Five' Onion Soup$9.00

                    sweet caramelized onions, gruyere & parmesan, sourdough crouton

                    • Fava Bean & Avocado Dip$12.00

                      salted pepitas, ciabatta crouton

                      • Wild Lamb Meat Ball$15.00

                        creamy corn off the cobb, pickled mustard seed, shaved radishes & daikon

                        • Yellowtail Crudo$18.00

                          avocado, raw fennel, finger lime numez de prado olive oil

                          Salads

                          • Little Gem Caesar$12.00

                            whole wheat roasted bread crumbs, white anchovy, parmigiano reggiano

                            • Virginia Farms Local Greens$12.00

                              pickled black grapes, fennel, goat cheese, pistachio, white balsamic vinaigrette

                              • Roasted Rainbow Carrot$14.00

                                arugula, goat cheese, shaved radish, crispy farro, lemon vinaigrette

                                • Iceberg Lettuce Wedges$13.00

                                  crispy smoked bacon bite, crumble bleu cheese, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese dressing

                                  • Petite Mache, Kale & Dandelion$12.00

                                    roasted bosc pear, blue cheese, brioche crouton, red wine vinaigrette

                                    Entrees

                                    • Cure Bar & Bistro Burger$26.00

                                      grilled 8oz burger, applewood bacon, Ile de France brie cheese, leaf lettuce, heirloom tomato, red onion, brioche bun

                                      • Poulet Breast Roti$27.00

                                        free bird chicken, potato confit, haricots verts, almandine, sage chicken jus

                                        • Grilled Coulotte Prime Steak$29.00

                                          charred broccoli rabe, pommes croquettes, red wine beef sauce

                                          • Striped Sea Bass a La Piperade$27.00

                                            red & green bell pepper, local red onion, plum tomato, yukon gold potato rosti

                                            • Atlantic Salmon$26.00

                                              fava beans, pesto & chorizo, confit cherry tomato, hydro watercress salad

                                              • Mushroom Bolognese Pappardelle$23.00

                                                summer wild mushrooms, parmigiano reggiano, micro basilcroquettes, red wine beef sauce

                                                Last updated: January 3, 2022

                                                What 726 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                4.3
                                                4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.1Food
                                                • 4.1Service
                                                • 3.8Ambience
                                                • 3.5Value

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Baltimore

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Loved this restaurant!! Ambiance was awesome and loved the seating choices. Lamb was excellent! We were staying at the Hyatt so that was a plus! Service was great! Oh ..and last but not least ..the Manhattan was excellent !

                                                2. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                  This restaurant was worst than mediocre. I would not go again. Service was miserable. The bathrooms had 8 stalls an 7 were clogged/not clean. Don’t bother. Not worth the money

                                                3. NY

                                                  NYCmum

                                                  New York Area

                                                  36 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  36 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Food was good, waitress was friendly. We did not like the filter tap water and she brought free bottled water for the table. I would recommend this place.

                                                4. PL

                                                  PattiLT

                                                  Philadelphia

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Ate here late after attending a college football game. We were late because of game but restaurant kindly held our table for us. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was excellent. The menu is limited - 4 items on entree list I believe but all 4 categories covered: fish, chicken, beef and vegetarian. Cute small place. Good selection of wine by the glass.

                                                5. C

                                                  Craig

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  870 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  870 reviews

                                                  Dined on September 3, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Edwin is always great. Mammie would be proud!

                                                6. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on August 20, 2021

                                                  overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                  The host desk is at an awkward spot in the middle of the restaurant, so you have to walk past people when you go in. The server acted as if we didn’t know what we were doing in there, asking “Can I help you??” Um, yes, we are obviously here to eat? He then just told us to sit anywhere and he would be with us shortly. It took quite a while before he finally came to take our order. He gave us water and didn’t even ask if we wanted anything else to drink. The water was Luke warm with no ice and 100% tap water. The menu was quite limited. I got the chicken “sandwich” which turned out to be a wrap, not really a sandwich. Ingredients were fresh, but had very little flavor. The fries were the best part of the meal. While we were eating, the server kept occasionally standing behind us to watch something that was on the TV. The ambiance was fine, though there were several people at the bar talking very loudly. The whole experience was definitely not worth the price. Overall would not recommend.

                                                7. C

                                                  Craig

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  870 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  870 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 13, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  They continue to amaze me. Excellent food from the outstanding chef and team. Incredible service from what has to be DC’s top notch service team. Everyone is terrific. It’s like they were trained by Mammie!

                                                8. S

                                                  Suzanne

                                                  New York Area

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 28, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We stayed in the Grand Hyatt hotel where this restaurant is located so it was very convenient. The service was very good and the food was good too. My husband had spaghetti with a very large meatball and I had a salad with 2 crab cakes. They were also good. We came back later for a drink at the bar.

                                                9. C

                                                  Craig

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  870 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  870 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 27, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Absolutely the best! Ed and Michael were terrific as always. Great crowd but they kept everything running on time. Excellent chef, excellent host and everyone who works there. The food is 5 star quality at affordable prices. You should go.

                                                10. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Austin

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on July 7, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food and service.

                                                11. C

                                                  Craig

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  870 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  870 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 2, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Absolutely the best. So glad to see Mammie and the team back in action. Service is definitely top notch and sets a standard for all others. Had the rib-eye which was perfectly prepared and the locally sourced veggies were amazing. Beautiful decor and so very COVID safe and aware.

                                                12. DT

                                                  DaphneT

                                                  New York Area

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  1.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                  overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                  Service was terrible and 20% tip was added. Waitress did not work to earn her guaranteed tip

                                                13. JU

                                                  JULIEP

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 21, 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Love this place! Conveniently located near Metro Center and nice quiet place to meet. Great service and great food. I'll be back.

                                                14. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food. Service was excellent.

                                                15. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Philadelphia

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                  overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                  The booth seating looks very nice. Unfortuantely, there are only a few of those. Some tables are okay, some others are just fair. Call ahead and reserve a booth.

                                                16. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Orlando

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The food was awesome!!! The service amazing!!!

                                                17. GI

                                                  GetInMyBelly

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  44 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  44 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                  overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                  The food was tasty (corn chowder and cure salad). I had scallops and my husband had salmon. Both were tasty, the veggies that came with the salmon were not good. The chocolate dessert are what dreams are made of. The crust is like a kitkat. 🤤 Cons: we were seated in the atrium and was down right COLD. Service was very slow, we could see the kitchen from our seat and the chef was churning out the plates, they were just sitting.

                                                18. CH

                                                  CapitolHill

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  91 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  91 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 13, 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Cure Bistro is one of the true lunch treasures in downtown DC. Great food and service

                                                19. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  26 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  26 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                  overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                  Food is good and good value but service has gone downhill compared to previous visits. The maitre d’ didn’t pay attention when ibtold her that i have a reservation under opentable. So another maitre d’ ended up recording that I am a no show. Although 2nd maitre d’ ( Driss) was very nice and apologized ( over the phone)for the mistake The waiter either needs to pay more attention or needs more training. He is polite and courteous but didn’t get my order correctly ( gave me the wrong dish) and kept dropping things. He dropped a knife, fork, leftover stuffs on the plate. He just stuck up everything thereby having everything sliding and slipping and ended up dropping them. I also saw him still dropping stuffs while walking away and while serving other tables. This just show sloppiness and does not reflect good service.

                                                20. AG

                                                  AlisonG

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on January 29, 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  3 small plates were just enough. And tasty. And inexpensive. Congratulate the chef!

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on January 24, 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Reserved a table for a large party. Requested separate checks in advance, and the individual tapas menu ordering made this much easier to manage. Our server, Corrine, was phenomenal. The food selection was excellent and there was a great variety of veggie, meat, and sweets.

                                                22. JC

                                                  JohnC

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on January 16, 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great concept. Great food. Attentive service. Will be back.

                                                23. KG

                                                  KarenG

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                  overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                  Prices were good for event. Food was average. Burger was good! Atmosphere was nice. Took forever to get our check. It was late after an event and we had to hunt down the waitress. But overall 4 stars.

                                                24. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This is a really great place. Food is good, service is excellent!

                                                25. B

                                                  Buccaroo

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                  Had an early new year's eve dinner with a friend so a quiet ambiance then was terrific for talking, but things got excited as the new year approached. Food not oytstanding, even from the special menu - we've had better dishes on other regular days. Service very good from moment of getting seated through the meal.

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                                                  DawnS

                                                  Baltimore

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 25, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely 3 course Christmas Dinner at Cure. The food and the wait staff were excellent. Greeted us with a complimentary glass of hot mulled wine. Waiter was attentive but not bothersome. Didn't rush our meal. Upon leaving gave each of us a couple of really nice chocolates in a gift bag and since we were staying at the hotel offered us another couple of complimentary hot mulled wines to go. We had lunch at Cure around Thanksgiving. They have a menu that allows you to pick a number of several small portions off of their menu. We each got the pick 3. Every item that we received was excellent. Good value for the quality that you get. I will definitely each there again.

                                                27. AS

                                                  AvaS

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 19, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  I always enjoy coming to Cure. The service is outstanding and exceeds my expectations. The food is superb.

                                                28. CS

                                                  CharlotteS

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 28, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Everything was great we were there last year and it was even better this year we had a great time it was 12 of us and Lord keep us, will be back next year

                                                29. S

                                                  Sunshine

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 27, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Retirement lunch

                                                30. s

                                                  shariw

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 15, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The food is presented in tasty bits that fill but not stuffs & it is delicious! Staff attentive and reasonably priced! Quick service as well...

                                                31. MS

                                                  MelS

                                                  Baltimore

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on August 29, 2019

                                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                  Some food items a little over cooked but overall nice experience

                                                32. A

                                                  Andi

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 8, 2019

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                  The reason for low ambiance score is that we had to be seated in the Cabinet restaurant space downstairs since Cure space was under renovation

                                                33. G

                                                  Gypsydancer

                                                  Houston

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on July 27, 2019

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                  Recommend that the Farro with roasted vegetable dish be labeled as an entree due to it size or make the portion size smaller if it is going to be listed as an appetizer. Otherwise it was delicious!

                                                34. S

                                                  Smartcat

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 19, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Selected four dishes with the mint ice tea for lunch; each dish was savory in its own delicious way but the "small" plates were larger than understood from the server - 3 such dishes would have been enough for the meal.

                                                35. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 15, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Very Nice place and Good food

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                                                  LisaT

                                                  Dallas

                                                  34 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  34 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 7, 2019

                                                  overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                  Fantastic food and great cocktails. Insist on NOT beyond seated on the upper level near the walkway that leads into the hotel-- it was very distracting and unsettling. Otherwise, great meal.

                                                37. BR

                                                  BarryR

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 10, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  always a great place for a solid good tasting quick lunch staff is extremely freindly

                                                38. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Nashville

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 31, 2019

                                                  overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                  We had a group of 7. Our server was very nice and friendly but we hardly ever saw her. It took a very long time to have our order taken and we probably would have had more drinks, etc. if she had ever come back. Still food was very good and very nice ambience.

                                                39. E

                                                  Emily

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 16, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                  Great food and ambiance. We went here twice during our stay and both times were great

                                                40. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 7, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  In DC for an event and stayed at Hyatt. Restaurant was highlight of stay ; waiter, Mehar Was so attentive to my food allergy, He also made great recommendations.

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                                                Cure Bar & Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                                Google Map for Cure Bar & Bistro

                                                10th & H Street Washington, DC 20001

                                                • Cross street

                                                  10th & H Street NW

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  Penn Quarter

                                                • Hours of operation

                                                  Dinner
                                                  Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American, French

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Home Style

                                                • Dress code

                                                  Smart Casual

                                                • Parking details

                                                  The cost of valet parking is $10 for two hours. Upon leaving the restaurant, request the hostess validate your valet ticket.

                                                • Public transit

                                                  Metro Center

                                                • Payment options

                                                  AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Executive chef

                                                  Eric Damidot

                                                • Entertainment

                                                  Our music selection is an array of world music which is perfect for a calm evening.

                                                • Additional

                                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                • Phone number

                                                  (202) 637-4906

                                                • Private party facilities

                                                  Cure's modern, yet rustic lounge style is warm and memorable. Three spacious levels can accommodate semi-private receptions and dining.

                                                • Private party contact

                                                  Millie Pacheco: (202) 637-4725

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