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Station 4

4.1
3247 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Thank you so much for choosing Station 4 Restaurant!

Our Dining Room has missed you! Today we reopen our dining rooms to you with much excitement and precaution. Patio Seating remains also available.

Physical distancing guidelines for all seating; Strict cleaning protocols are in place for everyone's safety.

Modern American Cuisine and Creative New American cuisine in a swanky setting within walking distance of Arena Stage.

Station 4 is a modern American cuisine restaurant in Washington, DC, located a block away from Arena Stage and 2 steps away from Waterfront Metro Station/Green Line.

Station 4 was one of the first restaurants that opened in the new SW development in 2011.

We offer lunch, Dinner and Brunch and Happy Hour.

We thrive to make every guest welcome and triumphant.

Support Station 4 during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Brunch Restaurant Week

    $25.00 per person

    Jan 17 - Jan 23, 2022

    Everyone loves our Brunch, and Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try multiple items from our Brunch Menu. Join us for a 3-Course Restaurant Week Brunch!
  • Lunch Restaurant Week Special

    $25.00 per person

    Jan 18 - Jan 21, 2022

    Restaurant Week is here! Take your lunch break to a fancy level and enjoy our special 3-Course Lunch Menu for a limited time.
  • RESTAURANT WEEK DINNER

    $55.00 per person

    Jan 17 - Jan 23, 2022

    Enjoy our Winter Restaurant Week 3-Course Dinner including guests' favorites, signatures dishes, and Chef's latest creation!
  • Valentine's Bottomless Love & Brunch

    $55.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022

    Celebrate love and togetherness with our special Valentine's Bottomless Brunch Special including succulent and exquisite Brunch Entree to indulge in and share with your loved ones or with your lovely self. Bottomless Mimosa or Bloody Mary included in the special.
  • Valentine's 3-Course Dinner

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022

    Whether you're celebrating a romantic Valentine's date or simply looking for a foodie evening, our Valentine's 3-Couse will give you the romantic atmosphere and tasty food you're looking for!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3247 people are saying
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DianeP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very safe with the COVID protocols they had in place. The food was hot and delicious. Even though we ordered steaks they came out fast. However I’m not a fan of 3 pancakes with no sides as an $18 entree.
The service was excellent and not just at my table, all the servers were friendly and giving each guest their attention.

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vipFoodie4sure
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Music way too loud; overpriced for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and waitress provided excellent service.

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LonnieB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiter was rude/aggressive & rushed us to order. Didn’t feel welcome. I left!

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Vita
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We reserved a table for NYE about a week in advance. The day b4 NYE I received a call asking if we were ok to be moved to a hightop table because they needed to ensure the dining room was clear in time for the dj to start on time. So we we're seated in the mix of a general standing area, near the bar, just inches away from customers socializing, making out and dancing, not wearing masks, etc even though D.C is currently in a state of emergency and masks are mandatory. It was very uncomfortable! There was zero organization of the event night, no crowd control, luke warm food, extremely slow service, we were seated at 8:40, we were served at 10:45. We asked to see a manager but she never came to speak to us. By the end of the night our waitress was very snippy. She told us, we were seated in an area that doesn't usually have waiter service but she would be our waitress for the night.. there were no party favors.. it was pretty much my worse dining experience ever, the mandatory 20% gratuity was not deserved and definitely wasn't worth my spending NYE there..

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed

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PaulG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was closed, we had a reservation for 11:00 am, nobody was there. I waste my time

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CESE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, customer service and cleanliness... thoroughly satisfied

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service, I don’t recommend

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pattys
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was okay, not as expected from the pictures. The wait staff was attentive, but the hostess was not very professional.

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ICEStorm
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy sport with really great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the dining options and proximity to Arena Stage but would definitely recommend for delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family holiday lunch

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Juju
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is great! I ordered fried chicken salad. The fried chicken is crispy and the salad is mixed nicely. The waiter is not friendly.

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Only1cat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to dine before attending a show at Arena Stage. Everything we ate was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with friends and family.

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FABU
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a good choice for a Sunday Brunch, not fancy but servable... except for the noise level. We will not be back until Springtime with its outdoor seating.

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WendyB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed my first time here. Delicious steaks, fun atmosphere. Would definitely come back!

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Luis729
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at station 4 as always. Our waiter was great (should have got his name) & the food was yummy. Some of my coworkers had never been so I'm glad everyone had a good time! Will be back for sure.

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paulette
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was Larby he was very personable.This was our first visit. The menu was perfect for my date offering a fried whole fish,head and tail included. Convenient to Arena Stage and reservations are a must. We would go again

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vipLadyshrink
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I go to Station 4 most times when I go to Arena Stage. It is uneven. This time, I was struck by how much more expensive the menu has become but was glad that the pre-theater dinner was available (on request and with ticket). The soup was excellent, the salmon slightly over-cooked but the veggies were good (more, please). Chocolate cake was fine.
Our server, who has been there for many years, seems like a friend and is excellent. They moved tables so that we had social distance and the bathrooms (not a strong point for this establishment) seemed better maintained than on my last visit.
When they are good, they are very very good. I only wish they could be consistently so.

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MichelleF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great brunch food and bottomless mimosas! Will definitely visit again.

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LegallyBrunette
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was my sister’s birthday so we had dinner at Station 4. Overall, it was a good experience. The food was delicious. We got the Mac& Cheese, calamari and crab dip for appetizers. For mains we had the the crab cakes, salmon stuffed with crab, Caesar salad, kale and quinoa salad and the lamb. All delicious. Also got the loaded potato soup which was the only thing we didn’t like. It was a super busy night but our hostess ( I believe her name was Elizabeth) was really kind and attentive. She made sure we got everything we needed and had a positive attitude. Ended with a free birthday dessert for my sister so all in all a good night.

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RalphL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food!! The octopus appetizer was fantastic. And great ambiance.

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vipBeaMarie
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Grilled branzino was amazing. Gorgonzola polenta...ooh la la. The spinach tasted like green wrapping paper...sooo bland.

All in all, pleased with the dining experience and will return.

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ElizabethM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us were hungry after a 3 hour show at Arena Stage. With multiple culiary tastes and appetites, we were all totally satisfied by Station 4. Two of us come regularly to grab a burger after the arena shows but the other 4 were happy to be introduced to a more varied menu here (grilled octopus for example was given a rave review, who knew). Our server was lovely, attentive but didn't rush us so everyone was able to tell all their stories before we left. Portions were on the large size so unfortunately we didn't try the desserts. Will be back again.

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SarahC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It’s a very pleasant restaurant. The prices were a little high for me, although I realize prices may be going up all over. So I got the tuna sandwich, which was good but not great.

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vipMadameAmbassador
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Had a group from out of town. Reception and service were outstanding

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vipfoodfan
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent pre-theater dinner at Station 4. The service was friendly and attentive, and the meal as excellent. The prices for entrees are a bit steep, but we were able to take advantage of a pre-theater special, which as excellent value for a 3-course meal. We arrived early, so the restaurant was not to crowded and was quiet. By the time we left, the restaurant had filled up a fair bit, but the noise level was still reasonable. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Station 4.

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KarenW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

table was ready.
Everyone ordered
the crabs cakes
and were very pleased

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wine was served way too warm. I think they store it next to the heating system instead of a wine refrigerator. I was told new York strip was prime but there is ko way it was prime.

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Wojtek
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Respectable food. Excellent service. We arrived before our reservation time, and were seated immediately.

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WillS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here, and I enjoyed everything about the experience. The hostess was friendly and pleasant, and the server, Alissa, went over and above my expectations. The ambiance is perfect for any occasion, and the location is convenient — just across the street from the Waterfront Metro Station. I’ve already told others to consider Station 4 for their future dining needs. I ordered the Marinated Grilled Tofu w/ quinoa, avocado, sweet peppers, cilantro, vegan Demi, and for dessert the chocolate molten lava cake, sans the sorbet. It was all so good and flavorful. This is DC’s best kept secret. Many compliments to the chef, who gets an A+ from me. I’ll be back again very soon.

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vipJsta
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Only table in the restaurant and still had to get up twice to get drink refills. Food showed cold and very small portions considered plates were 25 bucks a pop. Manager apologized but made no effort to fix the issue. To aid to the frustration they slapped on a mandatory 20% tip when we only had 5 people even though their menus said 6+ ppl gets mandatory tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food Wasn’t Cooked To Perfection

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vipMrsT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per usual, brunch at Station 4 never disappoints! The food, the service, the vibes were everything a girl could ask for.

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KalayaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

They advertise online and on their physical menu that bottomless brunch doesn’t end until 3 PM, but when I got there the waiter proceeded to tell me it ended at 2:30 PM. If I knew this I wouldn’t have booked the reservation or would’ve made it for an earlier time. The mimosas were mostly orange juice. The food was just okay. Definitely find a different place if you want to celebrate your birthday, there are better options for a bottomless.

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Michael
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My wife and I wanted to grab a bite before seeing a show at Arena Stage Theater so we found Station 4 located a block away. The pictures online made it look like a nicer establishment then it really was. Don’t be fooled by the tufted furniture and fireplace. This is a dive bar disguised as a restaurant.

Menus were stained and dirty. Our server knew nothing about any of the drinks or food and had to come back to me to ask again what I ordered. I only got the shrimp tacos which were just grilled, over-cooked shrimp with diced tomatoes on a small, soft tortilla that deteriorated as soon as I picked it up.

I wouldn’t care about the quality of the service or food if they didn’t charge SO MUCH. It’s insanely expensive for such a terrible experience. I felt ripped off. Avoid this place at all costs.

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Harris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was overall a great experience. The food and ambiance was great. It was a nice way to spend my birthday.

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Station 4 is rated 4.1 stars by 3247 OpenTable diners.

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