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The Source by Wolfgang Puck

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
+1 202-637-6100
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“dim sum” (40 reviews)
“dumplings” (60 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
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1 - 10 of 417 reviews

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Attended a group dinner for 30 and was most impressed by the top notch and friendly service. The appetizers were unique and good. Sales was fine but not remarkable. Salmon was cooked perfectly but relatively modest portion. Chocolate cake was well presented and decent. A...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 29 April 2018

From 15 items we chose 8 to share (for 2). Dim sum, dumplings, Dan Dan noodles, fried rice w quail egg all wonderfully and differently sauced. Served when ready and delivered with style. Proseco and a sunny day. Hard to beat.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Saturday night and the place is not full. This being said you need a reservation. Very nice food and a nice surprise. You can order all the different dumblings offered on the menu as an appetizers, but everyone sitting at the table has to take...More

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Going to the National Gallery for an exhibit so picked this place for lunch as it's almost right across the street and furthermore it's on the Washingtonian 100 best of DC list. It's at one end of the Newseum building, with a modern interior, the...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 25 March 2018

From beginning to end, a truly excellent meal. Food: tuna tartare cones, suckling pig, chirashi, duck for 2, chocolate soufflé and baked Alaska. Every dish was delicious except for the soufflé (presentation was nice but serving it by adding chocolate ice cream to the middle...More

Thank shardog
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Nice place. Downstairs is reasonable. Upstairs nice, but my wife thought it was too loud. Good, solid food

Thank William M
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Great location next to the Newseum. Menu is interesting with a variety of appetizers and seafood entrees. Food and service are good but not great. We enjoyed our carrot and shrimp dumplings and spicy halibut entree with fried rice, but we were left wanting just...More

Thank ghound1
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed my beef stock noodle soup for starter and the 8 layer carrot cake for desert but the main entree which was slices of chicken and nicely flavored rice came barely warm! The ambiance is nice and the service very friendly.

Thank Louay
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The food was outstanding and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Chef Russell came to our table and inquired if we were satisfied with the dishes we had chosen. Everything was outstanding. He went the extra mile to accommodate our gluten free request. Highly recommend...More

Thank sahtraveler
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

4 of us had the lunch tasting menu. We ordered 13 different items. Each one was an experience! So delicious! True Dining excitement. It was my favorite restaurant of our girls weekend. If you love Asian fusion you will not be disappointed.

Thank Esdiv
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Response from trippinnow | Reviewed this property |
As with any restaurant/menu, it depends what day you visit, what time and what you order. But, 3 course dinner for two with drinks can easily run $250. Well worth it, if you can swing it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
    (6th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro to Archives/ Navy Memorial
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-637-6100
Description
Located in Washington D.C., The Source by Wolfgang Puck is the museum’s signature dining experience and features innovative Asian cuisine, paired with unmatched hospitality and service. The sleek and contemporary restaurant is spread out over three distinct levels. Dining experiences include a casual and convivial bar & lounge area, an elegant main dining room and a subterranean private dining room. The modern design boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that line the restaurant and a two-story glass wine wall that holds more than 2,000 bottles of the restaurant’s impressive collection. The bar and lounge area offers approachable dining in a casual setting with an array of small plates and Happy Hour Specials. The second-floor dining room is a fine-dining experience where servers will guide you through a menu with contemporary interpretations of Asian dishes and create a culinary experience just for you.
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