Martin's Tavern

1264 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007


Neighborhood: Georgetown

Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 1:30 AM, Friday 11 to 2:30 AM, Saturday and Sunday 9 to 2:30 AM.

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Oysters on the half-shell; oysters Rockefeller; oyster stew; fried oysters; shad roe; bread pudding with bourbon-butterscotch sauce.

Neighborhood Eats: Martin's Tavern

Much of the menu at this Georgetown institution is the same as it was when JFK proposed to Jackie in booth number three. Avoid such trying-to-be-trendy fare as seared sesame tuna and focus on the classics: oysters (raw, Rockefeller, fried, or in a creamy stew) and juicy steaks and chops. Save room for English-style bread pudding studded with raisins and drowned in warm bourbon/butterscotch sauce.

-March, 2008