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Wine is proof that God loves us. — Benjamin Franklin Diner's Choice Winner 2009

Grilled Hanger Steak and our bartender pouring a glass of wine

Food is the Focus. Wine is the Passion.

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Proof is a Penn Quarter dining destination that exudes both contemporary chic and rustic warmth. Proof has been awarded 3 Stars from the Washington Post, and 3 1/2 Stars and the #10 rank in Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Very Best Restaurants, and was named Best Upscale Casual Restaurant in Washington, DC at the 2017 RAMMYS Awards by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC. Proof’s menu provides an eclectic selection of creative modern cuisine, and its wine list contains over 40 by-the-glass selections and 1,000 different bottlings - a combination that appeals to novices and aficionados alike.

Large Groups
For more information on parties of 10 or more guests, please visit our Reservations page.  For parties of 10 or more, contact

Happy Hour Specials
Proof offers daily rotating Happy Hour specials in the bar, lounge, & Patio Monday – Saturday from 5:00PM – 7PM.  Join us for $8 glasses of house red and white wine, $8 classic cocktails and discounted prices on selected beer and wine offerings. (The full menu is available in the bar/lounge/patio)

ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR - Sunday Night at the bar and patio.  Normal happy hour specials, and 25% off all bottles.

Lunch Hours
Proof is closed for lunch on Mondays. We serve lunch Tuesday - Friday from 11:30AM - 2PM.  Our Lunch Crush special is available during these hours in the bar/lounge area only. We feature a choice of five entrees paired with a glass of house red or white wine, soft drink, or iced tea for $14.  

Parking: Valet ($12) for dinner service only, as well as street parking. 

Public Transit: Located 1 block from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro (Red, Yellow, and Green Lines) at the corner of 8th and G Streets

The wine list at Proof is an homage to our founder, Mark Kuller. His cellar was always full of old Burgundy, Rhone, Bordeaux, and California cult classics. We are honored to offer some of his impressive collection alongside our extensive offerings that include other major regions, producers, varietals, and vintages. Our Sommelier team works diligently to procure wines from smaller producers, who farm organically and biodynamically. You can view our wine list here. We are happy to accommodate outside bottles for a $40 corkage fee.

Please contact our sommelier team directly to make special arrangements.

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