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Lunch or dinner reservations for groups of more than six,
please call us at 202-546-4488 or email us.
Reservations for six or less may be made
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About the "M"
Authentic firsts are hard to find, but The Monocle is one of them. Founded in 1960, it has earned the
enviable reputation as the Capitol Hill neighborhood's "first table cloth restaurant." In fact, it brought
"dining out," instead of just eating out, to the Hill.
A favorite for Members of Congress, staff and visitors to our nation's capital, The Monocle is the closest
restaurant to the U.S. Capitol building and Union Station and provides a delightful dining experience. Using
only the highest quality ingredients, premium Angus beef and fresh seafood, The Monocle presents an
authentic American Steak and Seafood menu with innovative palate-pleasing specials.
The Monocle is open for lunch and dinner and has a full-service bar. There are also reception facilities
for private events and a special wine room for intimate private gatherings for 6-10 people.
The Monocle at 50 (1960-2010):
A LOOK BACK
Helen Valanos, center, co-founder of The Monocle, chats with actor Hugh O'Brien, right, and
a couple at the restaurant. The Monocle is in the midst of celebrating its founding and 50th Anniversary.
Connie Valanos, left, founder of The Monocle, poses with Miss Universe 1961, Marlene Schmidt of Germany, and
another couple at the restaurant. The Monocle is in the midst of celebrating its founding and 50th Anniversary.
A Few Photos From the 50th anniversary event:
50th Anniversary Celebration
Read The Hill's coverage of our 50th anniversary event:
The Monocle's 50th Anniversary
The Monocle Earns 2010 Honorary RAMMY Award
At the RAMMY'S Gala in Washington, DC:
A Night Out: The 2010 RAMMY Awards