The Source by Wolfgang Puck

4.7
3352 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Located at The Newseum 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Tuesday - Friday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Dinner:
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday
5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday & Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Bar & Lounge:
4:00 p.m. – 10 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday
4:00 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Brunch:
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday
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Phone number
(202) 637-6100
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Russell Smith
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Catering
For catering information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Mark Borghetti at (202)-637-6106 or source.events@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!
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Cross street
6th Street
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Public Transit
Metro Accessible by Green & Yellow line: Navy Memorial/Archives station, or, Red line: Judiciary Square.
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Special Events & Promotions
For special events information, please contact Catering Sales Manager Mark Borghetti at (202)-637-6106 or source.events@wolfgangpuck.com. Thank you!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Fri 5:30PM - 5:30PM

Reviews from verified diners
3,352 reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
74%
Very Good
19%
Good
6%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TG
2.0Dined 4 days ago

Full atmosphere. Expensive yet unimpressive wine list. Food no better than Average with only one of four starters the Tuna tartar being truely innovative.

Service very unremarkable

Average meal at best

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

We haven't been to the Source for a few years. We always enjoyed the food and the ambience, but it's gotten even better over time. The modern décor is exciting, the service was excellent, and the food was first rate. We ordered 6 appetizers and 2 sides for three people (we didn't order any main courses), and there was plenty of food to take home at the end. Everything was superb except the scallion pancakes, which could have used more spices. We particularly enjoyed the lobster and beet dumplings, the drunken noodles, the stir-fried mushrooms, and the spicy tuna tartar cones, all of which were outstanding.

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HW
5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

The food was just delicious.
It was a really fine meal from start to finish with gracious service.

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BM
5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

As always, The Source never fails to disappoint. The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful.

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OT
5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

It was good.

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OT
5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Great service! Amazing food!

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KM
4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

This restaurant is next to the Newseum. It has modern decor. Business casual attire is recommended but most tourists who were there did not adhere to that. Service was superb. We had 2 vegetarian appetizers: pot stickers and scallion bread which were excellent and innovative. For some reason, had chirashi as main course which was dumb. It was good but there’s not much room to innovate there. I did taste someone else’s vegetarian fried rice and it was good with authentic SE Asian flavor (no mistaking it if you know what I mean). The wine list was good but price was too premium compared to other comparable restaurants.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Delicious Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Beautifully prepared Asian food. Lots of flavor. The soft shell crab sandwich was so good and the dumplings - yummy! Probably one of the best so far on our holiday. Will go again definitely and for lunch you can get tickets to the Newseum which is so interesting. A nice afternoon in DC.

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a
4.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Good experience as usual.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Very excellent food, service from start to ending. Wolfgang Puck The Source is a great place you will return, we did!*

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SG
5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

The Source has once again changed its menu and it is definitely a HUGE improvement. I LOVE LOVE LOVED it when it first opened - the original menu was DIVINE! Then someone wrote an article about restaurants that hadn't changed their flavor over a period of time and the menu was adjusted, to the disappointment of my friends and I who frequented the place on am almost weekly basis. We knew the hosts, servers and bartenders very well until the menu change. Now it is BACK and better than ever. Great job Wolfgang Puck! LOVE IT!

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LM
4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Nice bar experience while waiting for our table, Sean was our bar server. Dinner was quite good with superb service.

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OT
2.0Dined on 22 June 2018

The air vent was blowing on us constantly, and we were freezing. We asked the waitstaff to take care of the issue, but they responded that it was a central air issue. They should have offered to move us to a different table—instead we ate and got out of there as soon as possible.

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SL
3.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Food was impressive however a bit on the salty side. Service was good.

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TS
4.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Our server Jorge did a wonderful job: cheerful, solicitous and efficient. And with a good sense of humor as well!

Would also like to note Mohammed who has served us in the past and has always been polite, attentive and friendly.

Overall, really appreciated the care taken to help us celebrate my niece's graduation from High School.

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YF
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

This place is nothing short of amazing! The service was absolutely phenomenal. I went home thinking about the entire ambiance. Thank you!

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OT
5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Love this place. Great staff, amazing ambiance and the food is beyond stellar!!!!!!

Thank you!

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OT
5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

It was a birthday dinner and it was perfect setting for the occasion.

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

What a great find! I googled “best carrot cake in DC” because we were celebrating my son’s girlfriend’s birthday and she loves carrot cake. Boy were we in for a treat! Not only the best carrot cake ever, but the food was amazing and our server Anton was extremely helpful with the menu and a delight to chat with! Will most certainly return!

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OT
5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Birthday, its so expensive.
Plus the ploy of offering “3” appetizers ensures One had to pay more for the 4th...

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Wonderful menu, great service. Always a favorite. Hoping to visit again soon.

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OT
5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Amazing menu, service and quality from start to finish.

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b
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Best dim sum anywhere!!! Imaginative, tasty and lovely to look at and eat.

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B
5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

my one word for this restaurant is: civilized. You system wants me to write more. I thought in this case, less was more.

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SH
5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed The Source. The entire staff was extremely attentive, polite, and knowledgeable. Chef Russell's creations were outstanding!! It was our anniversary and no detail was left undone. We highly recommend that if you get the chance to visit DC that you do not pass up the opportunity to dine at this outstanding establishment.

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Went back after several years during which we never considered the menu interesting because the current menu seemed to have changed for the better with a new head chef. We loved what we saw now on the menu. Our evening was great and we felt the restaurant was as good as when it opened more than 10 years ago. The food was delicious, including starters of a platter of mixed sushi and sashimi and a scallion vegetable pancake which was like a thin crusted pizza only with an asian flair. As mains, we had a halibut and chicken, both done with Asian flavors and served with fried rice and vegetables. Each dish had a distinct asian flavor and was delicious. Our waiter was excellent, being attentive but not interrupting our dinner or conversation with the ubiquitous question of "is everything fine"?

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JB
5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

It was wonderful - the service is outstanding - Jorge is the most attentive, fantastic server & Russell's food is outstanding!

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OT
5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Food was outstanding. Service excellent and not too loud which is usually the case. Will definitely return!

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OT
5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Fantastic evening! Thank you for making this so special.

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AK
4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

One of the best !
The Impossible Potsticker are a must try!!

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MF
3.0Dined on 13 May 2018

This is my second time going there for brunch. The first time I went with friends to
Celebrate a birthday and we received excellent service. I was so impressed I asked my husband to take me there for Mother’s Day. We were both dissapointed with our server. She seemed stressed and hurried.
The reason why I choose restaurants like the source on special occasion is because I know
I’m going to receive excellent service. This will make me apprehensive about going there on special occasions.

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OT
5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We ordered appetizers; tiger shrimp & carrot dumplings (excellent with a spicy chili oil), crispy duck (delicious) and potstickers (lovely) when THE Wolfgang Puck walks up to the table and greets us. He talked for awhile about the restaurant and gave us some tips on dinner. I had the wok-fried whole bronzing and it was amazing. I would eat anything fried in a wok, but this from presentation, aroma and taste was completely outstanding. My friends Amish chicken was bland (I told him it would be, but had to have it). Another got the scallops and they were perfect (he didn’t share, but continued to tell us how wonderful they were...his last dinner invitation 😬).

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Outstanding service,food and presentation is this restaurant. Don’t let the address fool you definitely a must try

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Celebrated our Anniversary and had a great meal! The attention to detail by the staff made it special. The menus said “Happy Anniversary!!!” at the top & on our dessert plate. Service was attentive and kind.

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OT
5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

My buddy from college days was in town recently and I thought what better place to meet for dinner than The Source - always reliable, and my favorite DC restaurant. We both had a terrific time catching up over a delicious meal. We were greeted warmly and started off the evening with delicious, light scallion buns. Our waiter, Juan, was very helpful pointing out some treats from the new menu. Appetizers of Suckling Pig and Impossible Dumplings tasted great and were beautifully presented. For main courses, my friend enjoyed his Chirashi Bowl, and I was very impressed with my Halibut that is poached in fragrant chili oil and comes with crab fried rice and spring vegetables.

This is a wonderful restaurant with great people who work as a tight team. Juan, our waiter, provided friendly service and timed the meal perfectly. Between courses, Evan Moore, the Source's very personable General Manager, stopped by to introduce himself since this was my first visit since he took on his new role. Chef Russell Smith also visited our table to say hello and see how we enjoyed our meal. They both made us feel right at home.

We ended our evening with a light dessert and cappuccino. All in all, great dining in a wonderful light-filled environment that provides views of the local area. The food and the service are excellent and highly recommended.

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OT
5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

It was a most excellent location for a business lunch

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Had a great meal at The Source. Each dish was creative and delicious. The cocktails and wine were great as well. Make a reservation if you’re in the area.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Seafood, Asian, Spice, FLAVOR! All mixed together makes for a phenomenal evening. There is meat on the menu, but we were more in the mood for seafood which was available in abundance. One of our group is vegetarian and the waiter went out of his way to point out vegetarian dishes and those which could be made vegetarian. Food is somewhat spicy - though I am certain they would tone it down if requested. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and appropriately attentive. My only regret is I could only eat one appetizer, main and dessert! Everything merited a taste! We will be back for sure.

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OT
5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Food is amazing, my server Alvaro is so good, however please consider the front desk person.. his attitude really made me felt angry

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b
5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Jorge is the best — the food is of course excellent but we come back for Jorge!

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