Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm
Food was sub-par and service took way too long. We were going to a show, so we ordered drinks and a few apps. Took forever to get our drinks, and the apps took longer than if we'd ordered a regular entree. I don't fault the wait staff, as they were bustling all around to try and serve people, but there was too few of them to adequately handle the crowd. Last but not least, the bathrooms were atrocious. One toilet was not working and was in disgusting condition, the other had no toilet paper. We took a chance on this place, as it seemed convenient and we attend lots of shows in the area, however, after this experience, we won't be back.
Great brick oven pizza. Super friendly staff. Great ambiance. We grabbed dinner here before a show at the 9:30 Club right across the street. Would highly recommend it!! You MUST try the Brussel sprout pizza!! Sooo good!
Fantastic experience! The wait staff was knowledgeable and guided us to some delicious selections from the ever-changing menu. Split a meatball and the New Jersey pizza. I'm craving more Declaration in my life!
Just stopped in, kind of spur of the moment, after church on a Sunday! Really loved the food - will be back!
Great place before a show at 9:30
This place is amazing. The food is great. I am from Manhattan and to this day have never had a better Manhattan or Old fashioned ever! This place is the place to go!! The owner Teo cares about his clientele. Both John and Javier do an amazing job! Thanks.
This has become our favorite place for super pizza. We love the unique, fresh approach to food and the service is always super.
Timing of appetizers and main course coming out was off extremely so. The 4 appetizers for 4 people came out piece-meal over 5-10 minutes. And then the pizzas came out immediately afterward so that our table was extremely crowded. The manager came up immediately after this and didn’t say anything about the poor timing. The food was okay but not a great value. Would not return here.
Went here because of the DC Passport program. Food, service and drinks were excellent. We will be back for sure.
Went here before a show at the 9:30 Club. Staff was really friendly and the food was outstanding. My wife started with the caesar salad and it was fantastic. I started with the wings and although there were only 4 of them they were quite good, especially the blue cheese sauce. We shared the THOMAS MCKEAN, DE and it was really good. Never thought that I'd actually like pizza with brussel sprouts but we both really enjoyed it! We highly recommend Declaration
The place was ok although the pizza came out in about 3 minutes which means it was it fresh.
I enjoyed the ambiance of Declaration but the food was just average and the chairs at the bar were not that comfortable. The staff was attentive and engaging, just wish the food was more memorable. Made my own pizza and got the burrata appetizer. Recommend the home made lemonade. Probably won't go back. Too many restaurants to try in my area.
Everything was great. Our waiter suggested the meatball appetizer and it didn’t disappoint. We had pizza and a Philly cheesesteak and all were delicious. We topped off with the brownie ice cream dessert.
The service was good but the food, especially the risotto, was mediocre.
Absolutely loved this place! Highly recommended.
Declaration was awesome! Food is incredible, they had a tasting menu with pan seared scallops and a carrot risotto that was so good, plus the pizzas are amazing. Our server was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the restaurant and menu. Plus the decor is super cool with Founding Fathers' quotes and Ben Franklin on the pizza boxes! Would definitely recommend Declaration!
interesting and creative cuisine if not a super deep menu, but what they do offer is unique and very well done, solid wine list and beer selection....we didn't get to their cocktails but the sounded wonderful..great place to diner before 9:30 club shows.
Fantastic waitstaff, food, and location (went before a show at the 9:30 Club)!!!
Great ambiance, nice staff, delicious drinks. I believe they make their own gf crust, which was really nice. The pizza in general seemed to lack flavor, and my friend who got regular crust agreed. The flour-less chocolate cake for dessert was the BEST I've ever had!
Very Nice servers but there were multiple mistakes by kitchen (received only one of two appetizers, entree didn’t come as ordered -asked for no mayo, lettuce, tomato on sandwich but they put it anyway, relatively long wait for condiments in half empty restaurant
I went with a friend for the first time. John was our server and I was impressed with his menu knowledge and ability to guide us. We tried the Brussel sprouts, the wings and the steak sandwich. All were good and I recommend all of them. Please ask for John as your server as well. I look forward to coming back again soon.
Couldn't speak more highly of our experience at Declaration in Shaw! We visited before a show at 9:30 Club. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and had great, honest recommendations for us. For appetizers, we had the burrata and brussel sprouts, which were both incredible. We had the Thomas Heyward pizza, which was good, but nothing too special. We splurged on dessert and got the Thomas Jefferson flourless brownie and oh my! it was delicious. We will definitely return!
We went here before a show at the 9:30 club. We had a great meal and one of the best customer service experiences I've ever had in this city. The manager (Theodore) was extremely accommodating, courteous and followed up with us several times to make sure we were happy with our meal and our table. Our server was excellent as well. The deviled eggs were delish and the pizzas were really yummy. There's a good vibe too. Highly recommend this place!!
Great service. Waiter knowledgeable and the General Manager was there from start to finish. Food was amazing.
First, there are apparently two locations, so make certain you have the right one.”
The place has a cool vibe, extra friendly service and great food. We had 8 appetizers, each better than the next. The Brussel sprouts were gone in a heart beat. We ended the night with decadent donuts. We’ll be back.
Pretty good place to go. But the burgers are hit-or-miss. The fish was fantastic. The wait staff and host was very nice and helpful.
Do yourself a favor, and get some delicious pizza at Declaration! The staff is amazing and the pizza is to die for. THEY HAVE GLUTEN FREE PIZZA, TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Declaration was a great choice for me and some friends visiting the area to meet up. The place is right in my neighborhood and I'd passed by many times on my way to the Atlantic Plumbing cinema. I'd describe it as a classy pub -- the kind of bar where you can order actually good food but still experience a bar scene.
I ordered a delicious craft cocktail (this is a good place for those) and later we moved on to beers (there was a decent selection). We started with the brussel sprouts appetizer -- they were roasted with blue cheese and diced apples -- and we all absolutely loved it. Like we almost loaded up on brussel sprouts before our pizzas even came, and we noted the irony of our adult palates and how this would make all our parents so proud today.
The pizza was really good, wood-fired pizza. I enjoyed the variety and creativity of the different toppings, and they were all delicious and savory. Note that this is nice restaurant pizza, and not $2 street pizza. There is a time and a place for $2 street pizza, and this is not the place. Come for a sophisticated pie. A really yummy, sophisticated pie.
I don't think you'll regret it, because pizza + drinks + friends. Unless you don't like those things. I mean I don't know, I don't even know you.
Oh, and last but definitely not least, all of the staff were attentive and really friendly. I'm looking forward to going back!
We had an unusual white pizza with Brussels sprouts and loved it. And they were very kind while my 2-year old was not cooperating with a sit-down dinner, spilled his water, etc. My only gripe was that it isn’t apparent from the website or on the happy hour menu that you need to sit at the bar to get the happy hour specials, which makes a pretty big difference in cost when you’re dining with a 4-person family.
This place was amazing in every way. AMAZING happy hour deals, great portions, food was amazing. And our service was PHENOMENAL. I really can't believe the place wasnt more busy we got in without a wait... But everything was perfect all around, will be back
The Caesar salad is one of the best I’ve had. The pulverized pistachos on top make the salad delicious.
Great food, as always! One of our favorite spots to eat
We've visited Declaration four times as we live in the neighborhood. While the food is pretty good (tough to screw up pizza), the service has been terrible every time. They are wildly understaffed. The last time we dined two people up and left and we waited 30 minutes for our first drink.
I have been to Declaration a few times and my on my last visit I could tell that the menu has been gradually reduced and the food isn't the same anymore.
The food was good but the service was fair. We had to keep reminding our server for items that we ordered and some items we didn't receive at all. We most likely will not come back.
We dined at Declaration before going to a concert at the 930 Club. Our waiter was amazing! He had a lot of knowledge and made great recommendations. The handcrafted cocktails and sodas were delicious and the pizza was divine.
This was such a great restaurant. We had ever been there before. The kale salad was excellent and the squash pizza was a taste that new. It was so tasty. The servers were upbeat and attentive. Loved this place.
It's a really cute place and the menu is creative. But there was something off about each dish we had that made me lower our review. For instance, the arugula salad was over dressed and too vinegary, the pizza crust was too doughy and thick and the barrata didn't come with anything to spread it on ... So while very tasty, we were basically just eating spoonfuls of cheese for an appetizer.
Quality pizza, solid ingredients. I appreciate a place where I can grab grab a bite to eat and drinks that is straightforward, nothing fancy or pretentious and has fresh ingredients that just taste really good. For me, that is worth an extra dollar or two, so perhaps some people may think this place is a little expensive for pizza, but I would go back.
Good was ok. A little overpriced for the quality.