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Dirty Habit

4.4
1111 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Upon Re-Opening and due to COVID-19 we will be by Reservation ONLY. All reservations will be held for 15 minutes and we will only be able to seat Full Parties.

We have introduced new technology to allow for a clean, sophisticated, and individualized experience with little disturbance.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Been unable to attend events all year long? Want to start out your New Year's Eve festivities early? Join us for a scratch made dinner menu by Chef Edgar Escalante!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Less time in the kitchen means more time with your loved ones. Spend Christmas Eve with the Dirty Habit family over a delicious prix-fixe, family-style dinner crafted from scratch by Chef Edgar Escalante.

What 1111 people are saying
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LovetoDine
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere but way too expensive for what you get.

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AngeliqueS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

service needs to be improved, and most of the waiters need to be able to speak full english

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AnthonyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Decor/ Ambiance were exceptional. Service was a little slow considering when we went, it wasn't that busy. The food overall is great! Overall, a great experience and will return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I’m just upset they took the Coconut Curry Lentil bowl off their menu. Also, their menu is far less vegan and vegetarian dishes (new chef perhaps?). However, the Risotto and Watermelon Tartar was delicious. We’ll
Be going back soon…

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, I normally don’t write reviews but I must say our experience was great. We arrived at our reservation at 8:30 and was told by the hostess that the restaurant was in the weeds and she didn’t know when we would be able to be seated. This made us uneasy considering that we were very hungry and needed to be reassured that we would be seated in a reasonable time. We asked for the general manager and when I say she was INCREDIBLE. She offered us a complementary drink and had us seated immediately. Our food came out extremely fast and everything was great.

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LeslieG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was amazing. I'll be back!

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

This was the Thanksgiving dinner private event, and there was a set menu and price with choice of white or dark meat turkey and choice of sides and dessert. With three glasses of wine, it was $75 per person, which seemed reasonable for D.C. The tip is automatically added on, so $200 a couple. I would think most people would be generous and tip at least 20% or more on Thanksgiving, so felt that was unnecessary but okay. Our server didn’t seem happy to be there, not that I can blame her working on that day, but any question we asked about the food was met with a kind of “well duh” response, like of course they’re cooked this way! The glasses of wine were more like sips, tastings of 1oz. The turkey was very dry; the stuffing was burnt. I’m just surprised as usually this place is nice and the food and service are wonderful. That’s why I chose it over other places. Hopefully, it was a one-time thing - but maybe management needs to reward those working on a holiday better to ensure the higher standards are maintained?

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vipCraig
Washington DC
861 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for a quick bite. Beets 4 ways always great, salad served with it is excellent and perfectly sized. French onion soup with short rib is an inventive and tasty take on an old recipe—the chef is a master.

Thank you Dino for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Very expensive; average food. Service was great.

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vipAngel
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great spot for an intimate dinner with family. The service was great and food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always had an amazing time at the restaurant. Beautiful decor. Friendly staff and guests. I love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch!!!!

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MollyL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Ordered the steak and frites. The steak tasted great. Asked twice for two new garlic butters, both came out frozen and rock hard. Disappointed with the food quality was really looking forward to eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed myself. I will definitely recommend to friends and family. I’ve listed the restaurant as one of my top five!!!!

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vipTonyaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, I would recommend for a date night!

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vipDelMarLocal
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

A restaurant that is conspicuously full of itself. A rude greeting on arrival, waitress who knew nothing about the menu and neglected us for the most part. Food executed without any imagination, unlike the adjacent hotel which has class. Setting aside diners, probably the worst eating out experience since economy started re-opening in the pandemic.Very expensive for what it is. Used to be a lovely establishment but now needs a brain transplant

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RichT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a bit of a rush to make it to a concert nearby. Our waitress gave us good answers to all our questions about the cocktail and food menus. Drinks and food were first rate. She also made sure we were served in plenty of time to make it to the concert.

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CherylH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was varied and delicious. The portions were also quite large.

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LucindaH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience is fabulous but the food was very pricey for small servings.

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JennyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was very poor and food was just okay. However, I believe they knew the service was mediocre and tried to throw in free dessert and Prosecco. Very unfortunate as this restaurant seems to have potential. Terrible use of masks as well. Our server kept pulling his mask down to talk to us when we could clearly hear him just fine with it on.

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vipBday24
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great. Good ambience, cool vibe, lots of people. Though they were very short staffed they took great care of us. The food was sooooo good! Desserts were great. Drinks were great. Everything was great!


Kimpton hotel restaurants are always top notch!

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reviewer918
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick service, good quality food, a little expensive and did not realize it is attached to a hotel. The ambiance was cool and I would recommend going here.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dino was a fantastic server. He went above and beyond. Great experience! We will absolutely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and vibe.

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vipAlisonW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Highly recommend the Monaco Sidecar as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time eating here. First time was for dinner and this specific time for brunch. Overall a very nice environment. I empathize with busy staff which can affect experience.

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SamanthaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service & atmosphere. Everything was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dino was our server this evening, and he truly was such a joy to be around. He was full of positive energy and attentive during our whole meal. The short rib and lamb ragu were both fork tender and flavorful. The lamb sliders were smokey and juicy. Our cocktails were expertly crafted and creative. We were so happy to see that menu retained its creative and indulgent flair and that the service remained to be top-notch, after not having visited since pre-pandemic times. Thank you, Dirty Habit. We’re so happy to be back!❤️

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time visiting for brunch and I was so pleased with the service and atmosphere. The food was delicious. I brought some guests who have never dined here and they loved it!! I will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food tastes old. Restaurant lacks refinement. Noisy due to open kitchen. It has a cheap boutique hotel vibe, meaning furnished with cheap items that look nice in photos, but are not meant for commercial use. Service was comparable to what I would expect at a diner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The floor was filthy. Larges dust balls covered the carpet.

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TonyaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was SLOW and our server kept forgetting things we asked for.

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vipJudithF
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very friendly and the food is good.

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JenitaA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Reservation was at 9pm, got seated at 9:40pm. Had to rush dinner since parking closed at 11. Food was not that great. Most drinks on menu was sold out.

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
274 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went for a pregame dinner. Arrived and were seated in the "side room" since the main dining room was booked for a wedding reception. The room was narrow but comfortable. Server arrived promptly and after reviewing the menu we order wine, appetizer, and entree. Everything arrived in appropriate timing. The food was tasty and well prepared. Service was friendly but not "professional".
They automatically add 20% to the food/beverage total - so beware!
All in all, we probably won't be back.

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vipRobG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality food and pleasant dining experience at Dirty Habit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food. Great ambiance. Delicious cocktails. Great outdoor bar

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vipDannyK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Drinks and ambiance are good. Food is terrible.

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Dirty Habit is rated 4.4 stars by 1111 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.