Accolades & Press
  • "101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World" by The Daily Meal 2014

  • "Notable Hotel Restaurant" in the "Outstanding Hotel Restaurant, greater than 100 rooms" category by Saveur, September 2014, November 2013

  • "Restaurant Service Program of the Year" by Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington 2014

  • "50 Hottest Restaurants" by DC Modern Luxury 2014

  • One of Eater's "38 Essential Washington Restaurants", July 2014, April 2014, January 2014, October 2013, July 2013, April 2013, January 2013

  • "15 Best French Fries in America" by People, May 2014

  • Number 4 in The Daily Meal's "America's 30 Best French Fries" list, April 2014

  • Washingtonian ranked Blue Duck Tavern #7 with 3 stars in its list of the "100 Very Best Restaurants", January 2014

  • "America's Best Apple Pies" by Food & Wine, October 2013

  • Received "3 Stars (out of 4)" in The Washington Post fall dining guide, October 2013

  • "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator in its 2013 Restaurant Wine List Awards

  • Named "Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year" by Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, June 2013

  • Named one of Eater DC's "38 Essential Washington Restaurants", January, April, July, October 2013

  • Washingtonian named Blue Duck Tavern #8 with 3.5 stars (out of four) in their list of the "100 Very Best Restaurants", February 2013

  • Dubbed "Best French Fries in the U.S." by Travel + Leisure

  • Forbes Top Power Lunches in Washington, DC, 2012

  • Washington Business Journal Top Breakfast Business Spots in Washington, 2012

  • The Washington Post Top 40 Restaurants with "Three Stars" (out of four), October 2012

  • The Washington Post "Three Stars" (out of four), May 2012

  • The Daily Meal named Blue Duck Tavern one of the "101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World", 2012

  • Pastry Chef Peter Brett was nominated for "Pastry Chef of the Year" by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, 2012

  • Washingtonian named Blue Duck Tavern as one of the "100 Very Best Restaurants" 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

  • Zagat Survey "America's Top Restaurants", 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

  • DC Modern Luxury 50 Hottest Restaurants, 2011, 2010

  • Bon Appetit "The Hot 10: Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving", 2009

  • HOTELS named Blue Duck Tavern one of the ten "Great Hotel Restaurants", 2009

  • Home & Design "H&D Design Top 100 Designs of the Decade", 2009

  • Nominated for Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, 2009

  • Global Traveler 10 Best Domestic Restaurants, 2008

  • Washingtonian named Blue Duck Tavern "Best American" in Reader's Favorite Restaurants, December 2007

  • Wine Enthusiast Award of Distinction, 2007

  • Condé Nast Traveler selected Blue Duck Tavern as one of the "Best 95 New Restaurants in the World" in the Hot List, 2007

  • Food & Wine selected Blue Duck Tavern for its "Go List" recognizing the most outstanding restaurants in 40 cities around the world, 2007

  • Nominated for New Restaurant of the Year by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, 2007

  • Gayot.com selected Blue Duck Tavern as one of the "Ten Best New Restaurants in United States", 2006

  • Washingtonian named Blue Duck Tavern "Best New Restaurant", December 2006

  • Restaurant selected as "Best Restaurant in Northeast" by nationally acclaimed Food Critic John Mariani published in Arrive magazine, 2006

  • USA Today selected the restaurant's apple pie as one of the "Top 25 Best Dishes", 2006