Declaration – Nats Park
We ate here before a Nationals game. It’s so convenient to the stadium. We enjoyed a pizza and the gemelli pasta with pomodoro sauce and meatballs. Food was excellent. They had run out of a few of the beers on the menu but we were still able to find one we liked. Service was very good but could have been a little faster but it was crowded before a baseball game so that’s probably why it was slower.
Warm beer. Half assed service. Completely different than an experimence I had there last year. Need some new management.
Had to wait 2 mins in a deserted restaurant for someone to notice we had walked in for our reservation. The pizza we ordered was supposed to have meatballs on it. It had one meatball chopped up and dispersed sparsely on the pizza. The waiter never refilled our water. There are always flies everywhere. They increased their prices too. I’ve been here a couple times and never had a good experience. Won’t be back.
Good place. We pre-gamed here before a DC united match and would do so again. The food was fine - nothing spectacular but perfectly fine. Wait staff was friendly and prompt. No complaints at all. And as I said, I would not heistate to go back again.
Highly recommend for casual dining experience! Food and drinks were very good with service to match! This was my first time dining at Declaration-NATs Park, and noise level was high. I imagine this was due to large party in reserved room, and Nationals and DC United game on the same day and time.
For being known as a pizza place their pizza was mediocre at best. Service was good and server was attentive. But everything else was lacking.
Service was spotty. Need more waiters. Food tasted good; menu (brunch) did not described dishes accurately.
Pizza was delicious with original toppings. I ordered the American mule as well and I would say that was the best mule ever. Really refreshing for a hot day! Also, we had great service. I would definitely come back. :)
The food was okay. I got a chopped salad and could barely taste the dressing. It was all very bland. We got the Brooklyn pizza which was just a cheese pizza. The crust was undercooked and there was too much cheese. Service was okay as well. I’m not picky and don’t normally comment but I felt that it was too expensive and not worth the money so I had to comment.
Visiting from out of town. This restaurant was next to my hotel. Walked in and got a table. Wait staff was attentive, food was homemade and delicious!
Pre-Nats game. Food was good, service was okay. We were there early pre-Nats game on Memorial Day Monday so they seemed a bit surprised by us. :-). Overall a decent menu and decent good but nothing was superior.
Great postgame spot
Horrendous and rude service. Food just OK. Brussels sprouts on pizza were tasteless.
Service was beyond bad but the food is delicious
I took a friend here, telling her how great the 'starters' were, especially the brussel sprouts and salads. It was all just terrible. What the hell happened to you? I had gotten hooked on Declarations at their other location (in Northeast?) and the first time I went to the Navy Yard location, I was not disappointed. But between then and this past Friday night, the food went totally downhill. I was embarrassed and she said next time we'd go to Rasta's next door 'where the food is really good.' All three starters appeared at the same time, right after the lousy drinks. The brussel sprouts were soggy and there was this icky white mayo-type sauce on it. The salad was missing the white beans so they gave us $4 off our bill (big deal). The waitress never stopped interrupting us. It was all very 'rushed' and get this - there was almost no one in the restaurant on a Friday night before a long Christmas weekend. You guys are going out of business before you even started because your competition is fierce with much better cuisine.
Had a business holiday lunch party here and everything was fantastic!
Great add to the Navy Yard area. Really happy with the food!
Manager was gr8. Attentive
It was our first visit to Declaration. We had a reservation in the table was waiting for us when we arrived. While overall the table service was slow, our big problem was with the bar service. After sitting down it was 10 to 15 minutes before someone came by to take a drink order. Shortly there after the waiter returned and we ordered our entrées. By the time our entrées arrived 30 minutes later, we still hadn’t received our drinks from the bar. We reminded both the hostess and our waiter multiple times that we hadn’t received our drinks, but neither of them seem to be able to resolve the problem.
Our beers finally arrived as we were taking the final bites of our entrées. Since we were heading off to a sports event we didn’t have the time to sit around and enjoy the drinks, so we requested they be removed from the bill and we wrapped things up. The two tables on each side of us had similar problems with their drink orders. With one table waiting more than 45 minutes for a couple margaritas.
Yes the restaurant and bar were busy, but when you open the place next to a sports arena you’ve got to account for the expected crowds. While the waiter service was a bit slow, their bar service in particular was abysmal and they really need to work out and prioritize the restaurant service bar over the cash bar. Either have a dedicated bartender handling the restaurant drinks (service bar), or teach the bartender to prioritize restaurant drink orders over to walk up cash bar.
Lastly, I want to add that the manager, our waiter, & the hostess were particularly nice and understanding regarding the issues we’ve experienced. They all apologized profusely and waved our charges for the drinks. I appreciate the gesture, but they really need to get there food and drinks delivery processes improved.
Our server was really bad. I had to ask for water four different times -- but never from our actual server, it was from other staff. At one point in our meal, he asked my friend if he could take her diet coke away (not so he could refill it, just take it away altogether), and it was still half full. He was very unhelpful when I asked him about something on the menu and really didn't seem like he wanted to be there at work. It was a disappointing experience.
The food was decent. Not great, but good. I'm not sure the price point was appropriate for what we got.
The food was fairly good (some meals were on the colder side) but the service was a bit slow. Overall I will try this restaurant again but not for a special occasion.
I love the other Declaration location, but my first time at the Navy Yard location was a bad experience. The server was not attentive at all. Didn't know the menu at all. Didn't check on us at all. And didn't try to rectify the poor service/situation.
Excellent food and superior service.
good food and great drinks. Went for brunch, pricing for bottomless mimosas was high especially since they wouldn't leave a carafe for my table of 6. We kept having to ask the server to come back and refill. Considering we were the only ones in the restaurant, asking for refills seemed like it shouldn't have been necessary. Chicken and waffles are good, the sriracha maple syrup sounds weird but it blends well with the chicken. Not too spicy but has a kick. it also comes with Coleslaw... which it doesn't say on the menu. Its not too bad but if you don't want it let them know.
We had a work lunch at this restaurant. It was a bit loud so it would not be a good spot for a working lunch. Luckily, that is not why we were there and everyone enjoyed the service and the food!
Forgot one pizza. The other was cold. The place wasn’t busy.
We enjoyed the pizza very much as well as our entrees. It was moderately busy but we felt ‘left’ by our waiter for far too long. Had to call him over to take our entree orders.
Braised pork Ragu was wonderful.
Went after Nats game with my family who loves pizza. Pizza was so-so and service was slow. It took several minutes for waiter to come to our table after we sat down, despite the fact that there were few tables full when we arrived. After we got our drinks, the waiter disappeared. Finally, someone who appeared to be a manager walked by and I was able to place our order. Then it took a while to get our check and pay.
If you are heading to a game, the location cannot be beat. It wasn't very crowded, but the bar was exceedingly slow. The brunch food was average, but it's a cute, casual spot right next to the park.
I love this place..
First time at Declaration. Food was very good, but the menu is somewhat limited, although the Gluten Free pizza was clutch. Great vibe for a Nats pregame. Service was very good. The drinks were good, although pricey. Overall, a great time.
Selected this restaurant to grab a bite during rain delay at Nats park. Reservation was honored immediately and service was good. Ordered wings, double cheeseburger, and margerita pizza with meat toppings. Wings were a little over cooked but good, double cheeseburger was just ok, and pizza had absolutely no flavor!
Good spot to get a solid meal before a Nats game. It's just around the corner from the stadium, but doesn't get as mobbed as the places around 1/2 Street. Good beer and cocktail list. I just had the pizza for dinner and it was very solid.
Outside of the pizza which is acceptable, nobody in our party liked the food
Wondering service and excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere
I LOVE THIS PLACE!! Marcus and Jasmine are great staff.. Thanks for the home town feeling.
One of my fave lunch spots in Navy Yard. Love the meatball and Brussels sprouts starters.