The onocle Restaurant
on Capitol Hill since 1960
American Steak and Seafood

On Capitol Hill,
Senate side
107 D Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-4488
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Patron comments:

"As always, it is hard these days to find a restaurant that gives you both good food and good service. The Monocle provides both."
- OpenTable, 7/25/2013

"There is a reason why The Monocle is still going strong after 50+ years. Were there for lunch but loved it so much we went back for dinner the next night! "
- OpenTable, 7/19/2013

"Unique location between Union Station and the Capitol building. I was last here 50 years ago, and the memories were reawakened. Delicious All-American food ..."
- OpenTable, 12/27/2012

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The Monocle Exterior

Crab Imperial

Grilled Shrimp

Dining Room

Filet Mignon

Creme Brulee



New York Strip Steak


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connecting and so much more ...

Lunch or dinner reservations for groups of more than six,
please call us at 202-546-4488 or email us.

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About the "M"

Authentic firsts are hard to find, but The Monocle is one of them. Founded in 1960, it has earned the
enviable reputation as the Capitol Hill neighborhood's "first table cloth restaurant." In fact, it brought
"dining out," instead of just eating out, to the Hill.

A favorite for Members of Congress, staff and visitors to our nation's capital, The Monocle is the closest
restaurant to the U.S. Capitol building and Union Station and provides a delightful dining experience. Using
only the highest quality ingredients, premium Angus beef and fresh seafood, The Monocle presents an
authentic American Steak and Seafood menu with innovative palate-pleasing specials.

The Monocle is open for lunch and dinner and has a full-service bar. There are also reception facilities
for private events and a special wine room for intimate private gatherings for 6-10 people.


The Monocle at 50 (1960-2010)

A Few Photos From Our 50th anniversary event:

50th Anniversary Celebration

Read The Hill's coverage of our 50th anniversary event:
The Monocle's 50th Anniversary

The Monocle Earns 2010 Honorary RAMMY Award
At the RAMMY'S Gala in Washington, DC:

A Night Out: The 2010 RAMMY Awards








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