The Source by Wolfgang Puck

4.7
3393 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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

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

What 3393 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food... really small tables!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tuna tartare and tiger shrimp dumplings were so good!!

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e
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and fabulous food. One of our favorite restaurants

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing!! One of our favorite DC spots! Food amazing, service amazing! Thanks Jorge!

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VD
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. I would recommend The Source to anyone that wants a great dining experience.

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TL
111 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A return visit, and a nice space as always (although I miss sitting upstairs for lunch). My biggest lament about the restaurant is seeing the exact same menu for eons, meaning I have now had the same salad about 8 times in a row cause of lack of other appealing choices.

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AP
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Really inventive fusion menu and beautifully presented food.
Good service

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jorge is the best waiter ever! Will be back as soon as I can.

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P
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Quiet place. Good service. Interesting Asian fusion food.

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j
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Host was short with customers, expressed frustration with request of bigger table, felt unwelcome, was a business dinner with executive present - exec showed concern after seeing reservee being spoken in argumentative manner from the host.

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D
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was well prepared. The lunch menu was great. It was quiet enough for a business lunch.

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A
14 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was very good, food, service, atmosphere.

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SW
79 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Chirashi Bowl - OMG. So good! The service and food are spectacular. Highly recommended.

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OT
21 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was good and hot. Would have been nice if the sous chef was there as some signature deserts were not available.

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VO
15 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was exceptional from the moment we walked through the doors. The tastin menu was delightful and they were easily able to make the necessary modifications for my gluten free diet (Celiac). Highly recommend The Source, especially for special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service just wish they had chicken on the menue

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EG
19 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great for business meetings or impressing a new client!

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C
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Great Great food, great ambiance and set up!

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BM
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, The Source is a wonderful location with amazing food. My go-to for a business lunch or a long lunch on a Friday.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great experience. We went for Restaurant Week, but must go back again next week.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My sister and I wanted a break from our typical work week and I wanted to try out The Source for Restaurant Week. Very happy that we did! We both liked the food - the salmon in the Salmon Duo was super soft and buttery. The flavors in the soft crab dish were reminiscent of what would be served at a Chinese banquet. The service was fantastic - everything refilled, we were checked on but it wasn’t intrusive. Would recommend to others for a nice dinner date!

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BN
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

LOVED IT! The bartender was nice enough to allow me to taste two of the rosès before selecting one. Service was good, very quick so we never really got a waiter it was more like everyone servicing the tables. Dinner was amazing. Restaurant week menu was vegetarian friendly. I actually finished my entire plate which I almost never do! Would definitely come again!

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b
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I went there expecting to find interesting variations on Chinese food. The food was interesting but not as good as I had hoped-- didn't seem worth the cost. The menu did not offer a wide range of options, and there was not much (except dumplings) that I would consider a variation on Chinese food.

The service was friendly and professional.

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GP
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Six of us went for a Restaurant Week dinner. The food was amazing. The staff was gracious. The service was efficient. a memorable meal!

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CZ
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved every single aspect of it! Must go!

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T
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We went during restaurant week. The service was excellent and the wine was great. The first course (salmon sashimi and roll) was quite basic. We ordered Impossible dumplings which were interesting because they were vegan and tasted quite similar to meat potstickers - a good replacement for a new vegetarian/vegan. The main course - we had the dan dan noodles and the fried crab - was good and flavorful. The dessert was well executed (carrot cake and sesame brownie sundae), if a bit ordinary. A good experience but not necessarily groundbreaking for the promise of fine dining and the accompanying price.

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c
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was nothing special, not the flavorful experience I had expected. Was also disappointed they didn’t participate in restaurant week so I could try a variety of offerings.

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h
66 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Duck special. Service friendly and efficient.

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BR
32 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Would definitely return!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food. Only reason I have it less than five star is that it wasn’t kid friendly. I only knew what might be available by looking at another table with children.

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OT
16 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Juan is an amazing server! Every time I come visit DC, he remembers my preferences, and is very personable!

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D
31 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Overall not bad but wouldn’t rush back. Feels like they are doing you a favor by letting you in the restaurant. Place was understaffed for Saturday Dim Sum and good was good nothing exceptional but good. Portions are small even for Dim Sum and no atmosphere at all

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FG
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Was in town on a business trip and made reservations at this restaurant. The food was delicious. Great presentation. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. Would definitely eat there again.

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OT
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service from Jorge and the tasting menu was diverse and wonderful.

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e
5 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is one of our favorite restaurants in DC. The food is expextacular , innovate and delicious , and the service is the best Highly recommend it

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k
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal I have ever had!!!
We did the 7 course tasting meal.
Unbelievably good. A must do!!!

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LE
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anton was great, good food, good folks. They have a great special at lunch to include tickets to the Newseum which was an excellent value.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Source was recommended to me by a friend who called it "one of the best dining experiences in her life." The food was inventive delicious Asian fusion and while my fellow Midwestern diners were a bit cautious about the choices, there wasn't any food left at the end of the meal. The wine list was sufficient to provide some great pairings. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Chef Russell Smith's hospitality make The Source an outstanding dining choice in DC and I look forward to dining there again.

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g
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food and service but very noisy

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M
19 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food as always! The Source never disappoints. A must if you're in the DC area.

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