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How do I make a reservation?

Reservations open at 12:00PM EST two weeks in advance of the date you would like to book. Reservations can be made over the phone or through RESY. We do not accept reservations via email. We only have one table in our dining room that accommodates a party of 6, which we seat twice each evening.

What to do if you cannot get a desired reservation date, time, or party size?

You are always welcome to call to see if we can help! You can also add yourself to the notify list through RESY or join us as a walk-in.

Do you offer walk-in seating?

Yes, typically in our bar area at either one of our high-top tables or at the bar itself. Once those seats fill up, we begin a wait-list. We do not have any non-reservable tables in the dining room, however if we have an unexpected cancellation, we are happy to offer the table as well.

How does our waitlist work?

Our bar seating and high-top tables are first-come, first serve and are available for walk-ins. Unfortunately we do not allow standing room within our bar area. Once the bar seats and high-top tables fill we begin a waitlist for the evening and seat guests off of the waitlist in the order of addition. We always have The Dabney Cellar just around the corner should you need a place to wait and enjoy a glass of wine.

How does our patio work?

We open our patio when weather permits and do not accept reservations for the patio. Our patio waitlist works in the same manner as our bar waitlist.

What is your dress code?

Come as you are in whatever you are most comfortable in.

What is your policy on bringing our own wine to the restaurant and is there a corkage?

We allow up to two bottles of unopened wine per table to be brought from outside the restaurant. Our corkage is $30 for each bottle. If the wine has previously been opened elsewhere, unfortunately we are unable to serve it.

Can we bring a cake & is there a fee?

You are more than welcome to bring a cake to celebrate a special occasion, however we require a receipt of purchase, and unfortunately are unable to serve homemade items. The cake cutting fee is $5/person.

What should I do if I am late to my reservation?

We are happy to hold your table for up to 20 minutes past the reservation time.

What is the largest group you can accommodate?

The largest party we are able to accommodate is 6 guests with limited availability. We do not have any private dining rooms or large party dining options.

Do you offer private events?

Yes, please email events@thedabney.com for information.

Do you offer gift cards?

We do. You can use the link here to purchase an online gift card.

Can you accommodate allergies?

Guest safety is our first priority, and we do our best to be as flexible as possible. Depending on the allergy or dietary restrictions, options may be limited. We always recommend advance notice of any dietary restrictions. The one allergy we are unable to accommodate is sesame.

1222 9th Street NW (Basement Entrance)

Wednesday-Thursday 5PM-11PM; Friday-Saturday 5PM-1AM; Sunday 4PM-10PM; (Happy Hour Wednesday-Thursday 5PM-6:30PM)

The Dabney Cellar is a tavern located around the corner from its restaurant counterpart and is the latest venture from co-owners chef Jeremiah Langhorne and beverage director Alex Zink. The Dabney Cellar features a robust wine list with a diverse assortment of wines by the glass as well as a raw bar, locally-sourced charcuterie and cheeses, and a concise menu of small shareable dishes.

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The Dabney is located in Blagden Alley, which lies between 9th and 10th Streets NW and M and N Streets NW. Our building is in the easternmost part of the alley that backs 9th Street NW. Both metered and hourly parking are available in the neighborhood. We currently do not offer valet parking.

Blagden Alley is open to car traffic via 9th Street as well as via M and N streets for passenger drop-offs only. No public parking is permitted within the alley.

Dress Code: come as you are in whatever makes you feel most comfortable.

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