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DC Harvest | American Restaurant in Washington, DC

About DC Harvest

A healthy take on upscale dining with a modern menu of seasonal local grown, farmed & prepared ingredients.  Farm to table dine in, covered outdoor dining, carryout, delivery for dinner and brunch.  Enjoy unique seasonal craft cocktails, local craft beers and carefully selected wines.  Our menu features contemporary American cuisine and options for today’s lifestyles — plant-based, no gluten added,  and lactose free.  DC Harvest is housed at a beautifully modernized classic DC row house built in 1899.  We proudly opened our doors back in 2014.  Owned and operated by a chef who has a passion for farm to table dining and being part of the growing H ST Corridor.

Fair Wage Fee Explained

We are an industry of hospitality professionals committed to serve our community. We strive to bring joy into people's lives—one meal, one glass of wine, one dessert at a time. However, we believe the traditional restaurant compensation model is broken. It fails to provide the kind of stability and equality of pay that restaurant employees deserve.

We feel compelled to offer a different business model to our employees, our community, and the industry as a whole; one that ensures all workers receive fair and equitable pay in a transparent way.

There is currently a deep pay disparity between those working behind the scenes, in kitchens and dish rooms, and our front-of-house service staff, despite both teams being essential to the guest experience. This is largely a product of the common restaurant structure in the U.S.—a broken system that’s built on a low-overhead model, comprised of minimum wage kitchen employees and well-below minimum wage service staff. These employees are subject to the customary American tipping system that data has shown suffers from bias, sexism and discrimination. The pandemic has laid bare the vulnerabilities of this system. 

At our restaurant, we offer all of our hourly team members well above industry hourly pay, and work to offer them sufficient hours of work per week to earn a living wage.  We believe good pay and an open dialogue leads to a stronger, happier team, and ultimately, a better experience for you as a guest. 

To help with the increase in payroll expenses, we have added a 20% Fair Wage Fee to all dine-in, take-out, and events , instead of charging an automatic gratuity on the bill or manipulating menu prices. This way the Fair Wage Fee goes directly to our team—100% of it. We aim to increase benefits as the business becomes more stable once we are able to get to the other side of this pandemic. Based on our experience and research, we think this is the best way to help bring positive change to the hospitality industry.  

Should you tip too? There is no need to leave a tip, but if you do, we will split it evenly among the hourly team members working during that shift. Our managers never receive any portion of the tips left for the hourly team.

Is this just more profit for DC Harvest?

100% of the Fair Wage Fee is paid out to hourly employees in the form of these higher wages. 

Why not just raise prices? 

We chose not to build the cost into our products to more clearly communicate where the Fair Wage Fee is going.

We will continue to seek new and innovative ways of operating restaurants that create a better life for employees and a better community for our neighbors and guests. 

Thank you for supporting us in this journey. 

COVID-19 Guidelines. Please read upon arrival.

We are excited to have you dine with us!  We are focused on creating a safe, organized and stress free dining environment.  Our main focus is keeping you and our staff safe.  

We have hand sanitizer to use while you are dining with us.  We are diligently following every mandate including regularly sanitizing every common surface. Please be considerate of the challenges every restaurant is facing during these times. We ask for your patience and understanding of these rules created by the city of Washington, DC to protect you and our staff.  Please tip your servers for their efforts and willingness to be here to serve you.

Please let us know if you have any concerns.

Location & Hours

View DC Harvest at 517 H St, NE,
Washington, DC 20002 on Google Maps

Call DC Harvest by phone at 202.629.3296

Get Directions to DC Harvest via Google Maps

Dine In, Patio, To Go & Delivery

Thursday -  dinner staring @ 5:30 pm 

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday - brunch starting @ 11 am, dinner @ 5:30pm

Closed Monday - Wednesday

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Private Dining

We'd Love to Host Your Next Event

In need of a beautiful space for a business meeting, bridal shower or birthday celebration? We would love to host your next party. We have a beautiful, private dining space available that can seat up to 30 guests.  We feature seasonal family style meal options to offer from Chef/Owner Arthur Ringel. Available for brunch, weekday lunch and /or dinner. Flexibility is in abundance with us!  Custom menus and drink package can be planned. We will look to meet every need for your special event! 

For all inquiries, please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch soon!

 

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Our Partners

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Windon Distilling - St. Michael's, MD

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Roseda Farms

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Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company

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Elysian Fields Farm

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Work With Us

We’d love to have you join our DC Harvest team! Please use the form below to apply. Feel free to send in your resume even if you don't see the position you're looking for listed. 

Contact Us

Send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You can also reach us by phone at 202.629.3296

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Accessibility

DC Harvest is committed to the accessibility and usability of its website, www.dc-harvest.com, for all people with disabilities. With that, DC Harvest will be implementing the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA as its web accessibility standard to the greatest extent feasible.

Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing.  If at any time you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any web page on our website, please send us an email at @dc-harvest.com.  If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to mention the specific web page in your email, and we will do our best to make that page accessible for you.

If you have questions or need any assistance with obtaining our products or services, please call us at 202.629.3296 during our regular business hours, or send us an email at @dc-harvest.com. We will be more than happy to assist you.