Ring in 2017 at Policy

Join us for our favorite night of the year and welcome 2017 in style! 

We'll be serving our regular dinner menu along with special New Year's Eve dishes from Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller. All dinner guests will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne. Dinner seating begins at 5pm with the last reservation at 9:30pm. Click here to make a dinner reservation. 

Liberty Lounge: New Year's Eve Party

We're hosting your favorite party again! So come countdown with us.

Doors open at 9pm - $20 advance ticket includes a champagne toast and party favors

Click here to purchase tickets.

For bottle service reservations please contact Jessica at JMarilyn@policydc.com.


Restaurant Week at Policy


We hope you can join us for Winter Restaurant Week from January 30-February 5. We're offering a special four-course dinner menu, plus an amuse-bouche for just $35. (Yes, four courses!)

Our menu highlights dishes with international influences and strong Latin-American flavors, such as Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller's Beef Sancocho, Green Chili Pork Arepa, and Strip Steak with Chimichurri. 

You get to pick one dish per section and then wrap your meal up with dessert, of course.

Make your reservation today!

Build Your Own Arepa

Wednesdays just got tastier. Choose your base, add veggies and cheese, and pick a sauce. Plus, enjoy half-priced wine bottles with us all night long!

Bases include meats such as Chef Lonnie Zoeller's Roasted Pork in a Charred Poblano Sauce, Chorizo with Chimichurri, and Shrimp with Lime and Cilantro. Or, go vegetarian with a Fresh Cheese or Mushroom with Garlic and Herbs Arepa.

For the winter, we're showcasing roasted yams, sweet plantains, a cabbage slaw, and more in our veggie section. (Pick two!)

Check out the full menu below.

It's the Perfect Time to Plan Your Holiday Party

 Put Together a Memorable Event This Winter - Just a Few December Dates Left

Whether you're planning a small office party, a large corporate event, or a family get together, we have the ideal space for you at Policy. Create the perfect celebration and shine as the host.

You and your guests will enjoy Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller's globally-inspired dishes with Latin American flair.

Alternatively, join us in January if you don't want to sweat the holiday "stress"!

For more information, just contact Jessica Cifuentes at Jessica@policydc.com or call 202-387-7654 to get started.


(202) 387-7654  |  1904 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 | info@policydc.com

Chef Lonnie Zoeller's Cilantro Recipe


Chef Lonnie Zoeller uses his special cilantro recipe on our Duck Arepa and Tomato & Hearts of Palm Salad, and he wants to share the secret with you. Try it at home at let us know what you think!

Zoeller says: "I like this dressing a lot because it’s pretty versatile -- salads, chicken, shrimp. I think it’s good for most things grilled, but it’s nice on just sliced, ripe tomatoes, or even in sandwiches. This is also a nice base recipe if you would like to add something or built on, like adding cumin or adding more chilies or garlic. For me, the recipe is just a simple guideline, and with this one there is room to adjust it to however you want -- spicy or sweeter. I feel like sometimes a great sauce or dressing is really more valuable because you can use it more often and in different ways."


  • 1bu    Cilantro
  • 1.5c    Blended Oil
  • 2ea     Limes, zest and juice
  • ½ c     Sugar
  • 2ea    Jalapenos
  • ½ c     Fresh Ginger
  • 5ea     Garlic
  • about 1tsp salt to taste


  • Cut and remove the seeds from the jalapenos, season with blended oil and salt and pepper and grill until charred and tender (you can also broil the peppers if a grill is not available)
  • Chop the cilantro (I like to use most of the stem as well)
  • Peel and mince the fresh ginger and garlic
  • Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth


Located in the heart of Washington DC's U Street Corridor, Policy Restaurant and Lounge is a purveyor of modern dining from cultures around the world.


Welcome to Policy Restaurant and Lounge - a place where friends and neighbors gather to share great food and good company.

At focus is a culturally diverse menu prepared with local ingredients and sauces made from scratch. Our weekend brunch has become a regular event for locals and visitors of 14th street.  Our upstairs lounge is the perfect place to end your evening with some music and one of our innovative cocktails.

Come join us and experience what we've created - the perfect location for your first and last stops of the evening. Start early, finish late. We look forward to having you.

- The Policy Team


Join us for Brunch


Join us every Saturday and Sunday for a brunch that's become a regular for many. Inspired locally and globally, our vibrant and diverse brunch menu will make a weekend regular out of you.

Did we mention the bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas?!

Brunch Hours

Sat, Sun 11 - 3:30pm


Outdoor Patio

Open in season



(202) 387-7654

1904 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

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The Liberty Lounge @ Policy

Policy's Liberty Lounge and outdoor patio is the perfect spot for quick drinks after work or to end your evening after a memorable dinner downstairs. 

A wide range of music - old and new - is mixed late into the evening while drinks are served at the bar or delivered to your private area.

Come join us for an evening you won't forget.


The Liberty Lounge is available for special events and private parties.


lounge Schedule

Private Events


Policy Restaurant & Lounge offers unique spaces for any type of event - from social to corporate. We can easily accommodate anywhere from 20 - 300 guests, in semi-private and private locations in both the restaurant and lounge.


  • Private Parties
  • Corporate Dinners & Retreats
  • Holiday Parties
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Birthday Celebrations

Interested in using our space for a private event? Answer some questions below and we'll get right back to you.


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We look forward to seeing you.


Dress Code: smart casual

Event Contact: Jessica Cifuentes | jessica@policydc.com

Press Contact: Tricia Barba | tricia@proximapr.com

Bottle Service Contact: Jessica Lainez | jmarilyn@policydc.com

Getting Here

Metro Accessible via the Yellow and Green lines using the U St./American Civil War metro station

Metered Street Parking is available on 14th Street NW

Reeves Center Parking Garage is located on the corner of U St. and 14th St. NW

Policy Restaurant & Lounge is handicap accessible



(202) 387-7654


Tue, Wed 5 – 11pm
Thu 5 – 12pm
Fri, Sat 5 – 3am


Tue - Fri 5 – 7pm


Sat & Sun  11 – 3:30pm


1904 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009



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