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Art and Soul

Art and Soul in Washington DC is dog friendly! The restaurant features an inventive, Southern-inspired menu and modern cocktails with dog-friendly patio seating. Art & Soul has a dog menu with creatively named items like The Hungry Dawg and Peanut-Banana Pupsicles. The menu for humans features a varied array of delicious options including bacon cheddar cornbread, braised short rib empanadas, seared diver scallops, duck leg confit, and fried Amish chicken. Visit Website

Or call (202) 393-7777 or email artandsoul@yotel.com for more information.


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Art and Soul has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 11 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 983 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Stacey
    Jul 27, 2021
    Excellent food, very dog-friendly patio

    We ate dinner here after a long day of sightseeing in downtown Washington DC. We were looking for a restaurant with a patio as we had our dog with us - not only are dogs welcome, but they even have a menu for them! The staff was very friendly and efficient, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We started with the House Made Breads & Butter, then ordered Shrimp & Grits, Fusilli, Maple Brined Smoked Pork Chop, and Salmon. Our dog had the Peanut Butter Banana Pupsicles (which he loved). All of the food was excellent and visually appealing. Overall, it was an excellent experience and we'd highly recommend it.

  • Luis
    Jul 3, 2021
    Great location, friendly staff... dog menu..!

    Beatiful outdoor patio and fantastic food... we will be back.

  • Katherine
    Feb 17, 2020
    Allowed In The Hotel Bar

    Dogs can also join inside on a cold day as long as you are the lobby side of the bar!

  • Amanda
    Jul 6, 2019
    Very dog friendly

    This place was excited to have my dog join us - a dog menu, a dog pool on the patio, and a bunch of free giveaways for the dog (leash, bowl, ball). Not sure if they do this every Saturday but we had a great time.

  • Dinean
    Jun 16, 2019
    Excellent Experience!

    This spot it nicely situated and the patio is definitely pooch friendly. The server, Britney was attentive and nice enough. We had plenty of room to bring our small pup’s stroller. Pooch Patio menu is fabulous. My puppy had the gravy train and the pupcicles! She loved them both! The dog bowls are big so I was glad we had our own bowl for our small breed. The human food was delicious too! No complaints. Do think the human food is a tad pricey. I definitely recommend this spot.

  • Hazel
    More than a year ago
    waitstaff not a dog lover?

    I was looking forward to brunch here because I knew about the pup menu. It was a warm day so I was hoping the staff would fill the water bowls close to our table for our 2 pointers. Nope. I asked for water for them and still it didn’t arrive so I poured the water in our glasses so the dogs could drink. We were going to order pup frozen treats after the humans ate but the waitstaff didn’t ask us if we needed anything else and just left the check on the table. So much for that!

    I sent an email to management and I did not hear from them.

    The food? Average especially for the price. What a disappointment!

  • Karl Maddox
    More than a year ago
    a dog menu!

    Service for humans was subpar for the price but doesn’t matter, so accommodating for dogs! Dog menu is the most adorable thing! Gravy train went over very well.

  • Vicki
    May 26, 2018
    Great location, great food, and a dog menu, too!

    We enjoyed our experience at Art & Soul. The fried chicken thighs with white cheddar mashed potatoes were delicious as was the lamb leg pappardelle. Our hound mix, Sunny, enjoyed watching people walk by the outdoor patio and loved her frozen beef bone. Our server, Vern was great. The hostess was very friendly and welcoming.
    Only 4 bones due to high prices.

  • RC
    More than a year ago
    Good Food and Dog Friendly

    Toured around DC with my dog on our way to Virginia. This restaurant happen to be across from my friend's hotel and I remembered seeing it on this site as dog friendly. The outside seating was perfect on a hot April night. We were exhausted from touring all day, so I brought my dog's pop-up crate. I placed it next to our table and my dog just slept as we ate. She barked a few times, but no one seemed to care. The food and service was good, which was also a plus.

  • Tammy Blue
    More than a year ago
    If the dog were the only consideration

    f I were rating just on the service and the kindness, I would give it five stars. Asim was a magician of a waiter. It seemed that everywhere I looked there he was. After an initial bit of confusion about the purpose of my being there (he assumed happy hour, I assumed dinner and drinks) all was smooth sailing.

    If I were rating on the fact that they had food for my dog, I would give it five stars. They had three things, I chose "Gravy Train" a wonderful mix of rice and beef with a slight bit of gravy. Five bucks and enough for two delicious meals for my finicky eater. They also get kudos for not freaking out about the fact that I had to bring the dog through the bar area to get to the patio due to the remodeling.

    I give the bar four stars. While they prepared my drink perfectly and used Lucques olives, they didn't have my preferred beverage, Bombay Sapphire. Their well vodka, Purus, was quite good and I'll be looking for that when I get home.

    If I were rating the food just on the bread, I would give it five stars. Absolutely wonderful: whole wheat, multi-grain, perfectly crusted with whipped butter.

    As the primary reason for being there was to eat dinner, this is where things really fell apart for me. I had the shrimp and grits and a side of smothered greens. While the preparation was good, both of these dishes lacked flavor. The dish really should be called shrimp and hominy as the geechie boy white grits were a very small part of the dish. The only flavor came from the andouille sausage and even that was blander than the version I get at Trader Joe's. In my maybe not so humble opinion both dishes would have benefited by something as basic as salt and pepper. For the food they get three stars.

    For lack of caring about the fact that their cash register added $3 to my bill and not caring enough to get back to me when I reported this to them, they get zero stars. It's not the money, it's the principle. I'm in the midst of this weird project with my finances in which I itemize everything. When I entered the items on my bill into my spreadsheet I was taken aback when I realized that instead of the $67 on the bill it was actually $64. I added and readded several times and always came up with the same $64. So I was charged $67 plus 10% tax; with the tip the bill came to $89. What if their machine mysteriously added $3 to every bill that night? Or the next night or previous nights? You'd think someone would be very concerned and at least thank me for bringing this to their attention.

  • Chelsea
    More than a year ago
    doggie menu

    This place is great! Large patio & great views of Capitol. Also has a special menu for Fido! We got a steak for our Izzy

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