Capital Dining with Chef Jeffrey Buben

1990 M Street NW
Washington DC 20036

Located on Washington’s central business district, The Golden Triangle, just south of Dupont Circle and about six blocks from Georgetown.


Restaurant Hours

Lunch:  11:30 to 2:30 


Dinner:  5:30 pm until.....

Tuesday - Saturday

Sunday & Monday:  Closed

Happy Hour: 5 to 7 pm
Tues - Friday



Latest News:

- Vidalia is open for lunch.  We are open weekly, Tuesday - Friday, 11:30 am to 2:30 am.

- The perfect present for any occasion is a gift card or e-gift card to Vidalia. Both cards may be redeemed at Vidalia, Bistro Bis, Woodward Table or WTF.  Read all about by clicking on the Gift Card tab above.

 - Join us for Happy Hour from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Our chefs are crafting small plates at the bar showcasing local ingredients and southern flavors. Experience special selections of artisinal spirits, specialty cocktails, wines and beers.  

- Vidalia's menu features a six course tasting menu for $78.00 and a six course vegetarian tasting for $68.00. Our menus change frequently and feature wonderful seasonal ingredients from the farmers' markets and purveyor partners.

-  Need to book a party?  Call Cherlyn Warren-Mohr at 202.659.1990 or email her at

-  Parking options nearby?  See the Info Page to make advance reservations for different garages in the area.


For over twenty years, Vidalia has garnered both local and national recognition with its modern American cooking delivered with impeccable southern hospitality. From its magnolia walls gracing the entrance to the contemporary wine bar and lounge, the restaurant exudes graciousness and exceptional flavors. James Beard Award Winning Chef, Jeffrey Buben describes Vidalia’s cuisine as regional American infused with a heaping serving of Southern influence. Diners’ favorites include the delicate Crab Cakes, the famous Shrimp and Grits, popular renditions of Veal Sweetbreads and the much anticipated seasonal Baked Vidalia Onion. Each presentation is a complexity of textures and tastes. Frequent menu changes indulge in the myriad of local seasonal market ingredients and regional products. Emphasis is put on pairing hand-crafted wines, beers and spirits to the spectacular cuisine. Enjoy the quintessential American dining experience with a southern accent.