Dirty Habit

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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Dirty Habit located in the Historic Hotel Monaco DC delivers a vivid social scene featuring provocative design and a dramatic urban patio. The concept is centered around expertly crafted cocktails, an innovative global menu, and every day brunch offerings.

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What 875 People Are Saying
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CV
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very good except the bar service, which was very very slow. We didn't receive out drinks until we had finished our food!

B
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the food, both food and service were outstanding. However the noise level was unbearable. I understand happy hour but we were unable to speak with one another

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The people and the location were top notch. They put us into an area that allowed us to talk openly and enjoy everything Dirty Habit had to offer. The food was outstanding, bar one person that had an issue which was quickly solved.

Again, the people and the location capture you and allow you to relax and enjoy. Do not miss the opportunity to eat here.

MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday brunch. They sat us in a little nook so it was more private and intimate so we could enjoy each other company. They kept the drink and food coming which was great!

L
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very posh, chill, unique ambiance - loved it. Perfect for hanging out in a semi casual, low-lit, comfy-seated lounge-like bar with a few friends or even a date. The drinks were decently priced (beers around $7 and cocktails around $14 - but I find it reasonable compared to what I now pay in NJ/NY). My party of 5 only had appetizers, but of them, we LOVED the truffle fries and charcuterie board. Loved Dirty Habit and will return soon!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chilean sea bass I’ve ever had

p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing space. Great food and really friendly staff.

BH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The cocktails are a wonder, the location couldn’t be better, and the ambiance is very nice in the small restaurant section. Service was good, too. Unfortunately for us foodies, a second visit confirmed that the food is just okay. The spring rolls were a bit greasy, the fish a bit over cooked with no seasoning though the accompanying sauce was very nice. The tiramisu was unlike any I’ve had before but was a wonderfully surprising and tasty end to the meal.

F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went on a Friday evening so it was crowded. We were seated near the bar so people stood near our table while we were eating. Also, we had to find some one to provide us service. I definitely would have sat outside if I was only there for drinks. The outside area with the fire pits was nice. Because of the crowd and noise, it is not the best place for dinner on a Friday night.

WD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Very poor service. Also, eight dollars for one small gluten-free corn muffin seems extremely pricey.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here for Sunday brunch and were seated in the private dining room. The service was great and the food even better. A great spot to wow out-of-towners!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Pre-Theatre Fixe Price Dinner but it gets a little too loud. Service was fantastic!!!

N
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good food and service. Enjoyed the pre-theater menu.

SR
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The rib eye with truffle fries was perfect and my sons really liked the burger. The staff was very attentive and we were out in plenty of time for our show without feeling rushed or stressed.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ran out of the fried chicken sandwich and we were sad! Everything else we ordered was good

VD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was looking for a fun, interesting exciting place to catch up with an old friend. Dirty Habit delivered. Really enjoyed the place. I am typically a fine-dining person, and Dirty Habit is more casual dining, but make no mistake, it is a significant cut above “bar food.” The restaurant and the knowledgeable and attentive staff were firing on all cylinders. Will go back for sure.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was very cold in the restaurant.

JR
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great space - great decor, good service. The dishes I had were a bit disjointed. Hamachi crudo was over powered by the creme - duck 2 ways- the mushrooms had zero flavor and the duck sausage seemed a throw away. Date had the pasta w lamb- it was excellent- the sides of truffle fries and Brussels sprouts were also great.

L
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hotel restaurants are hit or miss, but this one I would recommend even if you are staying somewhere else. Food is delicious and well prepared, with a nice choice of entrees. I especially recommend the Arctic Char and Chicken. It’s a long, narrow restaurant, so the ambience is a little weird, but would definitely recommend

DL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When my guest and I arrived our table wasn't ready so the hostess offered us a glass of champagne and showed us to the lobby area to be seated. Our server was fantastic she was extremely knowledgeable about the drink menu. The food was delicious and hot when it came out. I have nothing bad to say about my experience. I will definitely be back.

T
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I’m in DC it’s a must on Sunday’s for brunch. Service and the food was AMAZING. My girlfriend and I shared a burger and the skirt steak ❤️

RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great after work hang for a drink or dinner. Outside is super cool and pet friendly.

C
Washington DC
685 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Chris did a great job. Burger was amazing. Great decor. Hostess was gracious, chef’s team was terrific.

T
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food and drinks were excellent! Loved the space!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Reservation was made to celebrate girlfriend’s 25th birthday. I am mixed on how to feel with overall experience because between the host and waitress there was no communication made or at least none that I could tell that reservation was for birthday as once we were seated was asked if we were celebrating anything in particular leaving my girlfriend to wonder if I had even shared information. That being said, girlfriend was given a dessert with happy birthday written out, but left to wonder had waitress not ask when being seated if she would have received one despite me sharing information during reservation details. While our waitress was very nice and attentive we had a tough time hearing hear from time to time as her volume when speaking was rather low for the moderate noise level in restaurant. The food (Appetizer: Grilled Octopus, Entrees: Duck Duo & Prime Ribeye) were good but not great. The highlight of the evening were the cocktails and the reason we would come back.

B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We selected this restaurant for a meal before a performance at Sidney Harmon Hall around the corner. The web site listed a pre-theater special. That's why we went there as opposed to others in the area. When we were seated, we asked about the special and the server told us it was only good before 6pm. I found no such limitation on their web site. We stayed because it was too much trouble and too late to go elsewhere. Food, ambiance and service were fine but overpriced even for this area. We could have raised a fuss, but did not. Note to management: If you intend such limitations, be sure to state them on your web site.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding dining experience all the way around.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for brunch and looking forward to visiting again tomorrow evening.

DM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Restaurant! I stayed at the Monaco and used OpenTable for recommendations, and I'm so glad Dirty Habit was one of the first suggestions. It's a fun, lively restaurant. The ambiance and atmosphere is inviting and modern and the service and food are incredible. I asked my server for recommendations, and he said the pork chop was the best in DC. He was not kidding. It was truly exceptional, as was the bottle of wine he recommended. It paired perfectly.

The meat was tender and succulent, served with a cremini puree that really added a great depth of flavor. The cocktails were great and the bourbon selection was spot-on. My server was fantastic, always there when I need something, never intrusive and had great knowledge of the menu.

Staying at the hotel, I also went for breakfast and had a top-notch meal. I will definitely dine here again next time I'm in DC. Thank you for a great experience!

MM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for business meetings. The food and service is outstanding.

S
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Helpful, gracious service. Pleasant outdoor seating. Nice cocktail selection. Calamari & lentil dishes were interesting & well-prepared. Dessert was disappointing with nondescript creme burlle.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous space, great service, amazing food and cocktails. Love it!

E
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fab! My steak was the best I’ve had for a long time. Great place, would highly recommend.

M
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Not a good meal. Strange menu for a hotel . Unusual food hamburgers with eggs on top. Grilled calamari
Very tough. Fish over cooked and sauce overwhelmed fish. Not a good place to eat.

ED
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I love this location for dinner and happy hour so I thought I would give brunch a try. The hostess was lovely and very cordial. Our service was not the best once we placed our order. We had to ask for refills quite a few times and also salt and pepper. I was also disappointed that there was a black hair in my egg whites, but I did not say anything as I know these things sometime happen. I will be back again for happy hour but not brunch anymore.

RG
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was louder than what I expected. Definitely has more of an upbeat bar code versus a sit-down dinner place. Nonetheless, the food was amazing! Some of the best seafood I’ve had in DC.

MM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place in DC to have a great lunch with the best service.

TM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I made a note that we were celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday. I was hoping for a better table then being sat in the bar next to a service station. The food was nothing special.

C
Washington DC
685 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Kelly. Frisée salad was great. Burger was even better.

S
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing service. Host were friendly and accommodating to our needs. I love the decor and ambiance and the food was pretty good. Drinks were just ok. I would definitely come back here!