Wine is proof that God loves us. — Benjamin Franklin

OpenTable.com Diner's Choice Winner 2009

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Grilled Hanger Steak and our bartender pouring a glass of wine

Food is the Focus. Wine is the Passion.


Proof is a Penn Quarter dining destination that exudes both contemporary chic and rustic warmth. Proof has been awarded 3 Stars from the Washington Post, and 3 1/2 Stars and the #10 rank in Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Very Best Restaurants. Proof’s menu provides an eclectic selection of creative modern cuisine, and its wine list contains over 40 by-the-glass selections and 1,000 different bottlings, a combination that appeals to novices and aficionados alike.
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Large Groups
For more information on parties of 10 or more guests, please visit our Reservations page.

Happy Hour Specials
Proof offers daily rotating Happy Hour specials in the bar and lounge area Monday - Friday from 5:30PM - 7PM.  Join us for $5 glasses of house red and white wine, $8 classic cocktails and discounted prices on selected beer and wine offerings. (The full menu is available in the bar/lounge, but we only offer Happy Hour specials on beverages.)

Lunch Hours
Proof is closed for lunch on Mondays. We serve lunch Tuesday - Friday from 11:30AM - 2PM.  Our Lunch Crush special is available during these hours in the bar/lounge area only. We feature a choice of five entrees paired with a glass of house red or white wine, soft drink, or iced tea for $14.

Parking: Valet ($12) for dinner service only, as well as street parking. 
Public Transit: Located 1 block from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro (Red, Yellow, and Green Lines) at the corner of 8th and G Streets

Corkage Fee
You are welcome to bring in your own wine, at a charge of $40 per bottle (Maximum of 2 bottles). We kindly ask that you do not bring anything currently available on our wine list.

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