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Michele’s, Washington, DC

Michele’s

4.4
4.4
113 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
MICHELIN-starred Chef Matt Baker's second restaurant is an homage to his late mother. This deeply personal 3-Course Prix Fixe menu ($85 per person) celebrates her roots in NOLA, as well as his formative years in Houston. Both feature the multi-cultural flavor profiles of these two major American culinary centers that the team, along with Chef de Cuisine Rachel Bindel, bring with heart and soul to the Nation’s Capital.

Guests can also enjoy the bar and lounge, which serves an a-la-carte menu perfect for dining solo- whether you are enjoying a bite, one of Michele's soon-to-be famous-burgers, or soaking up the day/evening with friends. A slight departure from his highly-acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant, Gravitas- the approach to all things culinary at Michele's is just as seasonal and serious, but playful and accessible.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 758-0895

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Matt Baker

  • Area

    West Loop

  • Cross Street

    12th and K St.

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Metro Center

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Vegan

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What 113 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. G

    Geneva

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the prix fixe meal, and it was delicious! The grilled quail was a nice surprise - so few places offer this option. The langoustine pasta had a subtle creamy sauce that I enjoyed very much. The only disappointment were the desserts - flourless chocolate cake and bananas foster. Service was excellent and the space has a cozy ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  2. MS

    MaxS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great good, great vibe. Will be back!
  3. EO

    EatOutAllTheTime

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went to Michele’s on a Saturday evening with another couple during restaurant week. The ambiance is pleasant but not amazing - with tables rather close together. The food was good but not amazing. The bread was really delicious as were the chocolate and lemon desserts. The waiter was a very pleasant guy, but the food came out extremely slowly. We were there for almost 3 hours. The restaurant week price of $55 per person was a bit deceiving as well - as it does not include appetizers or drinks - which are quite expensive - getting us to $125 per person.
  4. MP

    MarianneP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Not impressed with the food, quality and quantity wise. Too expensive as we had to order several more items to have enough food. Desserts were far too sweet and nobody finished their portion. Sorry to say that this was probably the most disappointing restaurant week menu we ever had.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service! Loved the brunch Heirloom Salad and pancakes and. Will definitely be back!
  6. FT

    Food4Thought

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Chips & dip is so fun! Very yummy to pair with some bubbly.
  7. A

    Anika

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Their brunch/lunch option for DC Restaurant week were disappointing. Ambiance and service are excellent, the food was not cooked or seasoned well. The dessert tasted like a day old grocery store bought peach “cobbler.”
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The food was just okay. The "peach cobbler" was simply glazed peaches topped with crumble and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The waiter was almost non existent. We had to wait over 30 minutes for two Arnold Palmers. However, the staff filling water glasses and clearing the table were very attentive. If it wasn't for them I would give this place one star. The food was uninspired. We won't be back.
  9. M

    Moni

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Went for restaurant week. Felt like the food lacked flavor. But the chocolate flourless cake has to be one of the best I’ve had. Servers were nice and attentive, but felt a little socially awkward. Was expecting more but wasn’t bad.
  10. A

    Anthony

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went for restaurant week. It was nice to see other options for appetizers that wasn’t only on the restaurant week menu. A lot of good drinks and food. Definitely a spot to check out.
  11. JL

    JulietaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant week deal is worth it! The food was delicious: the combination of flavors and textures was amazing. We had the potato and black truffle tarte, duo pork and lemon lavender tarte (10/10). Ideal for a special occasion
  12. DB

    DavidB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was excellent but the staff was overwhelmed by the crowds due to Resturant week. They should have anticipated that better and not have the service run 20 minutes behind schedule. It’s not a good look for the place.
  13. t

    teafortwo

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Nice ambiance. The bar area is really attentive and the outdoor seating is super cute.
  14. FD

    FfxDiner

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and delicious!
  15. KB

    KimberlyB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best pancakes I have ever tasted in all my days on this here blue rock!!! The service was top tier and all the other dishes we ordered were 10/10! I will definitely be returning with friends 😊 I cannot say enough good things about this place!
  16. RC

    RobertC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my wife was fabulous occasion even though it was just the two of us. The hostess Rosa made us feel most welcome and easy to enjoy our first time, especially with parking tips. Our waiter John was very gregarious and shared a wealth of knowledge about the restaurant, DC, each of the menu items, and we feel like we made a friend - that we want to see each time we go back!
  17. VJ

    VictorJ

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rosa is always so welcoming and hospitable. She helps to make it a great experience each time :)
  18. AS

    AmirS

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious. Party of four ordered 2 cocktails and two wines. We got the cocktails but the wines came out much later. Should all come together so we can make that toast! :) Servers were very nice and courteous.
  19. l

    laurab

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service, very good food. Menu was kind of limited if you weren’t looking for the raw bar or caviar.
  20. t

    toutoften

    Washington DC

    175 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michele's is our new favorite restaurant...fabulous food, wonderful ambiance, and excellent service. The trout and pork dishes were incredible! We celebrated a birthday and Michele's couldn't have been more generous and welcoming. We were served a complimentary cake with candle and a glass of champagne. We'll be back and very soon.
  21. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as always! Server was great and attentive and special treat sent to out table was the perfect touch.
  22. SC

    ScottC

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Unique menu selection with diverse flavor profile. Bread is delicious and porkchop big enough to share.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Poor or no service
  24. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    It was very very noisy because the hotel had apparently hosted a conference and the attendees were having dinner in the restaurant.
  25. LF

    LawrenceF

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dinner at Michele's was wonderful. A friendly, welcoming, reception, awesome waiter (Brian) and very creative menu. The drink menu is equally creative and I really enjoyed the She Sells Seashells cocktail; variation of a martini with a nice caraway aftertaste due to a mix of aquavit. The Baltiamaro digestif was also unique; amaro infused with Szechuan hot peppers. Michele's is definitely on our top "go to" places from now on.
  26. c

    calder

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    Interesting food, but not enough of it, given the high prices. A cilantro brioche for $12 -- just one !!!! And it was small. Way too expensive for what you get. Bottled wine list also is pricey. Service is outstanding, however. Desserts totally delicious.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were great!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother came into town and I wanted to rest her to a special day and evening in D.C. and Michele’s delivered 100% on making it a special dining experience. Will absolutely be back
  29. L

    michelleL

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The plates are said to be shared, but they are not delivered in a way that is suitable for sharing. TheServers were nice but the food delivery is unorganized. The portions are on the small size, hardly for one , let alone two.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the fundraiser was amazing!
  31. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great and the experience was one to remember.
  32. GP

    GPGa

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful surprise that the chef provided his signature artichoke velouté
  33. J

    Judy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience in DC!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The decor is really nice, and the cocktails are too. Loved the tart appetizer, the brunch was just okay. The service from my waiter was amazing, but the host was rude and ignored us while frequently checking in with other guests.
  35. DO

    DaylenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michele’s is by far one of the best restaurants I’ve ever had the pleasure of dining at. A few months ago, my fiancé and I went there for an engagement celebration and the food was divine. Tonight, we dined for a birthday dinner and they went above and beyond. We were able to try drinks they were testing for their summer cocktail menu, had complimentary dessert and the service was astounding. Ashley at the bar, Rachel the executive sous chef and Brian our waiter were amazing! This will always be my go to place and will always recommend to everyone to eat here.
  36. MS

    MicheleS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Mother’s Day Brunch
  37. DC

    DCFoodLover

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We were excited to try Michele's after reading great reviews. The Houston/NOLA influence was evident in everything but the service. The food was great. The only note was that the potatoes served with the roast chicken were a bit over-salted. The seating was chaotic. Our server was short, rude, didn't write anything down and came back to ask us to repeat our order several times. She abandoned us and the table next to us a quarter of the way through our meal and we never saw her again. Luckily someone from the kitchen brought out our entree - I'm guessing because they noticed no one was coming to get it. We finally flagged a manager down to get the check - got a simple apology - but no attempt to find out how the meal was or what went wrong. Perhaps dinner service is better in the restaurant than it is in the lounge, but don't offer it across both spaces if you can't execute it well. The food was good enough that I'd like to try some of the dishes we didn't get to this visit, but the service was so bad I'm not sure we'll make it back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    My waiter was horrible we kept having to ask other people to bring us things. Simple things like chips and green goddess sauce took forever to come out. We asked for our drinks first so we could have wine with dinner. They brought the wine first. I probably would not go back.
  39. SW

    SamW

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brain was a great server and the meal was outstanding.
  40. B

    Bocadc

    Washington DC

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Tried it for first time. Food was good but unexciting. Portions a little small. Wine lust mostly secondary tier labels. Difficult parking. Nothing remarkable so no need to go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Michele’s using the Order Online button. Michele’s also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 758-0895.

Michele’s is rated 4.4 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

Michele’s does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Michele’s

1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    12th and K St.

  • Area

    West Loop

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Metro Center

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Matt Baker

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Vegan

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