About Decanter at St. Regis
Distinctive. Delightful. Designed by renowned architect David Rockwell and the talented Rockwell Group, the restaurant highlights many of the original features including the landmarked ceiling and is set in a landscape of bold hues of black, silver, brown, cream and gold which intermingle with rich textures to create a lush, warm environment. The modern décor beautifully complements the newly restored St. Regis. Decanter features an eclectic blend of American cuisine with French and North African influences. Masterfully utilizing the freshest seasonal ingredients from the best local suppliers, Chef Gyo Santa has created culinary offerings which feature elegant cuisine in a playful manner complimented by a diverse wine collection.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
16th & K
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available upon arrival at St. Regis Hotel main entrance.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar
Decanter is available for private events for up to 78 guests. Existing set up can be modified to accommodate smaller groups seated at banquettes and alcove tables.
Decanter at St. Regis Ratings and Reviews
We thought the food was very good. there was almost no one there so it was very quiet. The décor is well done -- nice modern furnishings in the classic old style room. Only negative is that we were seated in one of the cool looking circular booths. Very uncomfortable seating. We said to each other -- we'll be back but will ask to be seated elsewhere.
I was not expecting much from this restaurant even though I've heard spectacular reviews. I surprisingly enjoyed every minute and every thing...food, service, ambiance. And best of all, since I am treating two of my friends in delayed celebration of their birthdays, both had a wonderful time...thanks Decanter!
Great Easter Bruch
We had a great experience at Decanter for Easter Brunch. The food was superb as was the service. I would highly recommend the restaurant.
Highly recommend, high-end, high-quality
My husband and I went here for a romantic dinner to celebrate our 20th anniversary. GREAT CHOICE. I had the lamb and it was succulent. (He had the NY Strip and was equally happy.) Wonderful wine selection. The servers were extremely attentive. I would highly recommend this place for a romantic dinner. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Great ladies night!
I got the chilled asparagus soup...it was average. Amazing service though and great attention to detail!
Lovely as always
We have had dinner twice recently at Decanter. Both meals have been superb. The service is impeccable -- friendly but not obtrusive or overbearing. There was one slight hiccup this time -- the main dishes took a little long to arrive (not that we were in a rush), but the slight miscue was remedied immediately and without inquiry through a couple very nice glasses of wine. It's not cheap but it's also not outrageously expensive, and well worth it for a true fine dining experience.
One of my fave breakfast spots
Great place for a business breakfast. Beautiful dining room, usually not very crowded, plenty of space between the tables for those sensitive subjects. Also good food and attentive but unobtrusive service. What more could one want?
Beautiful with great potential.
The food was good just didn't match the beautiful place and exceptional service. Just need to make menu more exciting especially to the eyes.
The restaurant that was previously in this space, Adour, was at the time one of the best in DC. Decanter has kept the decor, which is very nice, and the service was good, but regrettably the food was nothing special. This was our second time at Decanter (we were married in the St. Regis and have very fond memories here), but on future anniversaries we’ll probably just stroll through the beautiful lobby and eat elsewhere.
It was great.
It was great.
Great brunch spot
Came here for brunch last week, and the food was fantastic. I had the steak and eggs while my date had the french toast - which was a steal for the price it was listed at. My one negative was that the service was not top notch, but it was the end of the breakfast service and it didn't detract from the experience. The decor of the St. Regis is beautiful and looking around was a nice way to spend some time digesting our food after we paid.
Decanter, in a word, Amazing
We had fabulous dinner at Decanter. Stephane our waiter explained our plates thoroughly, was attentive to our needs and provided an overall enjoyable experience. We had the good fortune to meet Jeffrey, the General Manager at another restaurant the night before and he made sure to greet us upon arrival and offer a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary, as well as introducing us to the chef later on the that evening. There is a warmth to the design of the restaurant that provided a pleasant and relaxing ambiance. Will definitely return.
I was very impressed by Decanter. The setting is elegant and the service was impeccable -- attentive and friendly but not overbearing or overly familiar. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings, and every course was delicious and beautifully presented. As other diners have noted, however, it is sparsely populated. We were there on a Thursday evening at 8, and there were only a handful of other diners. We would definitely go back, and I hope that others will, as well.
Fantastic food in a lovely setting
Decanter did not fail to impress. Attentive and friendly service, a varied menu and from starters to desserts everything was delicious. A pity the restaurant was not as full as it deserved to be. The alcove seating was romantic and the wonderful decor enhanced our enjoyment of a great meal.
Service is impeccable!
Service is impeccable!
This is a great spot in the heart of downtown DC. Great for a business lunch with clients. Service outstanding.
We dined with another couple; the four of us travel together to a different city around New Year every year. Decanter was a last-minute choice one evening free we walked by it and saw the wine "cellar". There were only two other tables occupied so it was very quiet and service was outstanding. I enjoyed the Lobster Vol au Vent; the others had various steaks and fish. Wine selection was outstanding! We shared an Oregon Pinot Noir recommended by our server. Afterward we lingered in the adjacent St Regis bar for a digestif near the cozy fire. A very special evening, we would definitely return!
Nice job Christmas Day
Very pleased with our experience on Christmas Day. The only disappointment was we had requested a table on the side of the room which was confirmed to me earlier in the week and ended up in one of the middle tables. However we were early for our reservation so perhaps this was why; however I suspect it was more likely this got overlooked by the Maitre D. They did remember that we had a gluten concern when presenting the menu. The service was outstanding; the food very good.
Lovely Christmas Dinner
We booked an early Christmas dinner (3:30PM) for 2 and were seated at a lovely window table. The service and ambience were perfect, and the food was delicious, if just a tad short of spectacular. (Best dish was my veloute starter-course with foie gras garnish, but the lobster main course and desserts were also tasty.) We didn't want a whole bottle of wine, so our server recommended an excellent wine-by-the glass. Valet parking for only $8 also a plus! All-in-all a very pleasant holiday repast.
Lovely ambience. Superb food. Exquisite service.
Really wonderful brunch. The best traditional Eggs Benedict. Specialty coffees. Relaxed atmosphere. Amazing service.
A wonderful brunch refuge
It's just a nice relaxing place to have brunch. The dining room is well-appointed, with tasteful music playing. Everything we had to eat was excellent, from the crabcake benedict to the pancakes. French press coffee was very good too. Service was polite and attentive.
The food was fine, but it was not French ...
The food was fine, but it was not French. We were looking for French cuisine in particular for our special occasion. This was typical fine-dining fare, but it was not French. Moreover, the tuna carpaccio was more of a tuna sashimi, not at all carpaccio. The crab cakes were over cooked. The lamb was nicely done to order and the desserts were very good, not too heavy.
Pleasant & Quiet
If you are looking for a downtown location that offers a quiet location for a business lunch - I recommend Decanter at the St. Regis hotel. The service is superior, the atmosphere is very nice and the chairs very comfortable. My colleague and I had an entree salad that was good - I just can't say that it was anything memorable or special and considering all the other aspects - it was a bit disappointing.
A lovely dinner
A beautiful restaurant, a great meal, and wonderful service (Manuel was great) - what more could you want!
What an amazing experience. Me and my fa ...
What an amazing experience. Me and my family decided to have lunch there during a week day. The restaurant was not busy, the hostess was very friendly. Our server was good, he made great recommendations and the food was fantastic! The yellow fin tuna carpaccio was out of this world! Perfect experience.
My new favorite lunch spot
Decanter is an excellent place to meet friends and colleagues for lunch in DC. It's located inside the St. Regis Hotel on 16th St NW at K Street NW. The dining room is absolutely beautiful with intricate detail on the ceiling and huge windows that let in light. The street scene is interesting as well since K St NW is a busy venue. The food is excellent, the service is equal to any 5 star restaurant, and I always feel comfortable there. The prices are competitive for lunch in DC. I highly recommend this charming and relaxing location.
More than Expected
All elements - food , service, décor, and ambience were above expectations. Clearly, a great find and convenient close to my office and other work and social places of business.
Excellent all around
Was near the St Regis last week on business and went over to check out the menu and the restaurant. Of particular interest was Gluten Free and Vegetarian options. But i was struck by how lovely the room is. Also, It seems more rare these days that I leave a restaurant and say, "that was worth it and i'll be back" But our group was all in agreement that we would be back. The St. Regis bar is quite beautiful as well and the dinning room is quite stunning. Very nice spacing between tables, so you can have normal conversation and not have to yell or worry about listening to your neighbors. 4 people, 3 different entree's and all were superb. Service was very professional. they really did not job on the gluten/dairy free member of our party. The added benefit is after dinner, you can stroll a couple of blocks up to the White House.
One of those very elegant spots that can be over looked at lunch time! We had a fantastic double Birthday celebration for friends and staff just couldn't have been nicer! The selections are narrow however over the top with surprises. Just can say enough about how special we all felt.
A Wonderful Tasting Menu Experience
Totally forgot to do this review, so it's a bit delayed. Delayed or not though the dining experience at Decanters stands out as still very memorable, and actually quite wonderful. I went for the Chef's Tasting Menu, paired with the Sommelier's Wine Pairing. I deliberately did not look at the menu in advance, and upon seating I told the server 'Surprise me'. They didn't disappoint. Every dish was perfectly prepared, and the wine-pairings that went with them were expertly chosen to match or beautifully contrast with the flavors of the food. Excellent service from the floor team. Excellent wine pairings from the Sommelier. Excellent ambiance in the restaurant. Even though it was pouring rain from a thunderstorm outside, the quiet dining experience was simply sublime on all accounts.
Best Kept Secret in DC
Amazing. Practically empty on a Saturday night! Beautiful interior, fantastic food, delectable desserts. Dine here!
Good for business conversation, not ideal food
Decanter has an attractive and quiet room for business lunches. The service is pleasant and discrete. The food, however, was not ideal on my first visit. I am not sure where the communication broke down, but my medium rare order arrived very well done. While they were very willing to replace the order, it was an awkward delay in the meal. I would have expected an apology for the inconvenience at the end of the meal but none was offered. Not sure if I will give it another try.
Decanter at St. Regis: new favorite meeting place
I started dining here regularly about one year ago and now it is one of my favorite spots for meeting friends and colleagues for lunch. The dining room is beautiful with a wonderfully decorated ceiling and spectacular windows that light the room in a way that keeps me coming back. The food is excellent and the service is attentive and 5 star level. Our server spent time with my friend helping her select the items for her charcuterie plate and shared his personal experience with the foods. The wine list is expansive with something for every taste. I highly recommend this location for lunch, but it is also a great selection for dinner or drinks.
Not your run of the mill DC dining experience
I booked this reservation for our anniversary dinner. This is not your run-of -the mill DC dining experience. Entering the lobby, you know you are in an upscale establishment. The staff at Decanter goes out of their way to make the experience perfect. There isn't a bad seat in the room. The atmosphere is quiet. It has just the right amount of ornateness. This special occasion turned out to be home run. My wife was very pleased.
Excellent location for a business meal
I often entertain for breakfast and can struggle to find a good spot that allows for great food and a quality einvrionment. Decantur was perfect. There's nothing on the menu that stands out or makes it extraordinary, but you can trust that the service is top notch. Do not get me wrong, the food is good. I just don't walk away from it with a desire to tell all my friends about my omelette. However, if you want a truly delicious cup of coffee, it's here. Top notch French press and fantastic. I will continue to entertain here for breakfast meetings.
Special celebratory meal - food very good - wine/drinks way overpriced!!
I had breakfast at the Decanter recently and have done so on prior occasions (business breakfast). The service is fast and the coffee and food is excellent. The room is very majestic, too. All in all, it's a good place to meet for a business breakfast.
Decanter's atmosphere was good. I have n ...
Decanter's atmosphere was good. I have no complaints about that. I have stayed at the St. Regis and like the hotel. My family and I went to Decanter's for breakfast on Monday, April 6th. The day of the White House Easter Egg Roll. The place was busy but not filled with people. We had made a reservation days in advance because of the day. When we got there, we were seated with a minimal wait. However, after the waiter took our order, it took 45 minutes to get our food ! When I complained the manager just said we are busy. When I pointed out the the family who were seated ahead of us even though they did not have a reservation had been served, eaten their food and were leaving, the mamager said That's because they ordered before you. When the food arrive it was not great certainly for the price they were charging. I am going to think twice about going back there for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Fantastic food, cannot miss the dessert
The chef's special Bronzino was one of the best I have eaten. Their award winning lemon soufflé with sorbet deserves the accolades! Very highly recommended for high end delicious food and dessert. Oh yes, they know how to make their cocktails- absolutely wonderful. They got it right!
Beautiful restaurant. Food was certainly ...
Beautiful restaurant. Food was certainly good, but I wish they had a few more vegetarian options.
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