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Caviar service at Marcel’s.
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Where to Feast on Caviar Around D.C.

The gourmet delicacy is having a moment

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Caviar service at Marcel’s.
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Fancy fish roe service remains one of the most decadent orders around, and chefs around town are offering the indulgent treat to appease extravagant diners.

Restaurateur and seafood buff Robert Wiedmaier remains D.C.’s king of caviar, with pricey picks at both his year-old Darcy hotel restaurant Siren and the prix-fixe Marcel’s.

Since this map was last updated last year, a few players have deleted the delicacy from menus. Dupont Circle’s year-old sexy nightclub Saint Yves is no longer offering the aphrodisiac, opting to instead focus on events and bottle service, and Chevy Chase’s Kōbō at Sushiko has nixed its vegan “caviar” course for now.

While some caviar can be found for less than $40 an ounce, more exclusive varieties can command up to $400 per portion (Mastro’s carries such a price tag for one of its rare varietals). More restaurants are searching outside of Russian waters for the delicacy these days. The nutty and buttery Petrossian Special Reserve Alverta caviar, sustainably farmed in California, is popping up on many menus across the area.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Salamander Resort & Spa

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500 N Pendleton St
Middleburg, VA 20117
(844) 303-2723
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The upscale resort offers guests a caviar and champagne tasting option, making the drive to Middleburg, Va. worth it for fish roe aficionados. The team busts out some of its best bottles of bubbly to pair with the delicacy, including Michel Forget Rose Premier Cru, Taittinger, and Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008.

Salamander’s champagne and caviar service.
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2. BlackSalt

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4883 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, D.C.
(202) 342-9101
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Splurge on nine types of caviar by the ounce here, served with warm blini, onion, creme fraiche and chopped egg. The varieties range from trout roe ($32) all the way to farm-raised Kaluga caviar ($250).

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3. Siren

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1515 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C.

Caviar and its accompaniments are a huge focus at the restaurant chef Robert Wiedmaier has tucked inside The Darcy hotel. Four types of caviar are served with white chocolate, potato and buckwheat blinis, white chocolate creme fraiche, red onion, chives, and farm egg. French trout roe starts at $35 per ounce, while three-figure options include Royal Ossetra ($135 per ounce) and Shaessettra ($145 per ounce).

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4. Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

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1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C.
(202) 448-2300
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Executive chef Ralf Schlegel weaves Osetra caviar into seasonally inspired dishes at this Michelin-starred hotel restaurant. There’s a Mediterranean wild turbot entrée with ossetra caviar, banana, and green sorrel. And the Greenhouse at the Jefferson offers an osetra caviar parfait during brunch, with one ounce of Russian ossetra caviar, poached egg, hollandaise sauce, avocado, chives, crème fraiche, and brioche.  

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5. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 296-1166
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Robert Wiedmaier’s French flagship restaurant offers one of the city’s most impressive caviar services. There’s Royal Baika ($150), British Colombian organic white sturgeon ($165), and Royal Shassetra ($175) varieties, each served with red onion, chives, egg, crème fraîche potato blinis, and toast points. Bubbly pairing options are endless (Marcel’s boasts one of the largest champagne collections in town).

Caviar service at Marcel’s.
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6. Fiola Mare

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3050 K St NW
Washington, D.C.
(202) 628-0065
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Restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi incorporates a handful of different caviar at his restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront. Servings of Calvisius Royal Siberian caviar ($110 per ounce) or Calvisius Oscietra Gold ($190 per ounce) are typically accompanied by warm steamed “pizza” and whipped ricotta.

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7. The Oval Room

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800 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 463-8700
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For a tiny — and inexpensive — taste of the treat, diners can head to this downtown mainstay for a $15 caviar appetizer, paired with elderflower, crème fraiche, oyster leaf, and brioche.

The Oval Room is currently offering a caviar appetizer.
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8. Mastro's Steakhouse

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600 13th St NW
Washington, D.C.
(202) 347-1500
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This high-end D.C. steakhousecarries three types of caviar — Osetra, Sestra, and Caluga — ranging in price from $180 per ounce all the way up to $400 per ounce, depending on the varietal.

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1. Salamander Resort & Spa

500 N Pendleton St, Middleburg, VA 20117
Salamander’s champagne and caviar service.
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

The upscale resort offers guests a caviar and champagne tasting option, making the drive to Middleburg, Va. worth it for fish roe aficionados. The team busts out some of its best bottles of bubbly to pair with the delicacy, including Michel Forget Rose Premier Cru, Taittinger, and Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008.

500 N Pendleton St
Middleburg, VA 20117

2. BlackSalt

4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, D.C.
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Splurge on nine types of caviar by the ounce here, served with warm blini, onion, creme fraiche and chopped egg. The varieties range from trout roe ($32) all the way to farm-raised Kaluga caviar ($250).

4883 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, D.C.

3. Siren

1515 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Scott Suchman

Caviar and its accompaniments are a huge focus at the restaurant chef Robert Wiedmaier has tucked inside The Darcy hotel. Four types of caviar are served with white chocolate, potato and buckwheat blinis, white chocolate creme fraiche, red onion, chives, and farm egg. French trout roe starts at $35 per ounce, while three-figure options include Royal Ossetra ($135 per ounce) and Shaessettra ($145 per ounce).

1515 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C.

4. Plume at the Jefferson Hotel

1200 16th St NW, Washington, D.C.
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Executive chef Ralf Schlegel weaves Osetra caviar into seasonally inspired dishes at this Michelin-starred hotel restaurant. There’s a Mediterranean wild turbot entrée with ossetra caviar, banana, and green sorrel. And the Greenhouse at the Jefferson offers an osetra caviar parfait during brunch, with one ounce of Russian ossetra caviar, poached egg, hollandaise sauce, avocado, chives, crème fraiche, and brioche.  

1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C.

5. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Caviar service at Marcel’s.
Marcel’s/official photo

Robert Wiedmaier’s French flagship restaurant offers one of the city’s most impressive caviar services. There’s Royal Baika ($150), British Colombian organic white sturgeon ($165), and Royal Shassetra ($175) varieties, each served with red onion, chives, egg, crème fraîche potato blinis, and toast points. Bubbly pairing options are endless (Marcel’s boasts one of the largest champagne collections in town).

2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

6. Fiola Mare

3050 K St NW, Washington, D.C.
Fiola Mare DC interior Official

Restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi incorporates a handful of different caviar at his restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront. Servings of Calvisius Royal Siberian caviar ($110 per ounce) or Calvisius Oscietra Gold ($190 per ounce) are typically accompanied by warm steamed “pizza” and whipped ricotta.

3050 K St NW
Washington, D.C.

7. The Oval Room

800 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
The Oval Room is currently offering a caviar appetizer.
The Oval Room/Facebook

For a tiny — and inexpensive — taste of the treat, diners can head to this downtown mainstay for a $15 caviar appetizer, paired with elderflower, crème fraiche, oyster leaf, and brioche.

800 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006

8. Mastro's Steakhouse

600 13th St NW, Washington, D.C.
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This high-end D.C. steakhousecarries three types of caviar — Osetra, Sestra, and Caluga — ranging in price from $180 per ounce all the way up to $400 per ounce, depending on the varietal.

600 13th St NW
Washington, D.C.

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