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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. Our food and cocktails are thoughtfully created with attention to detail and pride in preparation. Enjoy unique seasonal modern cocktails, local craft beers and carefully selected wines.  Our menu also features options for today’s lifestyles — plant-based, no gluten, & 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. Farm to table dine in, covered outdoor dining, & carryout for dinner and brunch. Owned and operated by a chef who has a passion for farm to table seasonal dining and being part of the growing H ST Corridor.

So please join us for a casual evening out, special occasion or impromptu drink after work. 

Our Service Charge Explained

Short Answer:

We add a 22% service charge in lieu of gratuity to provide more stability and equality of pay for people working in restaurants.  We want to attract and retain talented people to this amazing business.  Please join us again, spread the word and invite friends along instead of leaving gratuity.

Long Answer:

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 (sales team), despite both teams being essential to the guest experience and the business. 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, consisting of minimum wage kitchen employees and well-below minimum wage service staff - supported by federal tax credits . These employees are subject to the customary American tipping system that data has shown suffers from bias, sexism, and discrimination. 

At our restaurant we charge a 22% service charge so we can pay people our entire team a higher hourly rate then is now required with the passage of Initiative 82.  We believe good pay and an open dialogue leads to a stronger, happier team, and ultimately, a better experience for you as a guest.

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. Please join us again, spread the word and invite friends along instead of leaving gratuity. Our managers never receive any portion of the tips left for the hourly team.

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 a small business!

Arthur Ringel

Chef Proprietor, DC Harvest

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 

Thursday & Friday-  dinner staring @ 5:30 pm 

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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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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DC Harvest is committed to the accessibility and usability of its website,, 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  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 We will be more than happy to assist you.