The onocle Restaurant
on Capitol Hill since 1960
American Steak and Seafood

On Capitol Hill,
Senate side
107 D Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-4488
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Patron comments:

"Food, service, ambiance outstanding. Would definitely make this place a regular visit when in D.C. Had the Seafood Chowder and various blue crab entrees."
- OpenTable, 11/21/2014

"The Monocle is one of my favorite restaurants. It is near my home and have patronized the establisment for many years. I frequent the Monocle often and take friends and guests there to dine. I always recommend the Monocle ... "
- OpenTable, 11/11/2014

"I heard from friends that this was the place to go for dinner if you're a political animal. The food was excellent and the service was great. Had a wonderful dinner and fun time."
- OpenTable, 10/28/2014

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The Monocle Exterior

Crab Imperial

Grilled Shrimp

Dining Room

Filet Mignon

Creme Brulee



New York Strip Steak


Join us at The Monocle for lunch, dinner,
connecting and so much more ...

Lunch or dinner reservations for groups of more than six,
please call us at 202-546-4488 or email us.

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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 Few Photos From Our 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








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