A Hospitality Team inspired by the fresh flavors of
Mediterranean-American Cuisine.


A cedar tree falls into the Mediterranean, travels through the Atlantic, and finally arrives in Washington DC. This is the fundamental concept of Driftwood Kitchen, the newest addition to the rapidly expanding H Street corridor. At the end of it’s journey, it’s no longer cedar, but its been weathered and changed into Driftwood. The writing within the “D” of our logo translates directly as “Our Home,” an ideal that we value and uphold.

With a focus on Modern American food, Driftwood Kitchen borrows from the many different flavor profiles of the culinary traditions based throughout the Mediterranean. The result is food made with attention to detail; not just the best ingredients that we can find but showcasing the products that our local and regional farms have to offer.

At our core, Driftwood Kitchen is seasonal, ingredient driven, delicious food and cocktails from passionate young minds. We cordially invite you to enjoy a meal in our wood-wrapped dining room, sip a mixed drink on our glass-encased balcony overlooking H Street, try one of our house-made sodas on our sun-drenched patio, or grab a cocktail on our first floor bar.

Welcome to Driftwood Kitchen. Welcome to our home. We look forward to seeing you soon – our team will have a delicious dishes and drinks waiting for you!

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H Street’s Best Place to
Drink & dine.

Driftwood Kitchen is pleased to offer late night dining every day of the week. Bar service continues even after kitchen closes at 11pm.

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Reviews from the Press

  • Prince of Petworth | PoPville

    “The future – Driftwood is a modern American restaurant with Middle Eastern profiles. And those profiles are shaped by spices (over one hundred). Get ready for zatar bacon. “

  • Frozen Tropics

    “Feeling like something more conventional to drink? Order one of the 11 seasonal beers they’ll have on tap, including local drafts from DC Brau, Atlas, and Heavy Seas (I’m told that one of the “beer” taps will actually be devoted to cider). Wine drinkers will find 14 bottles by the glass, including a prosecco on tap. They will also have a small selection of wines available only by the bottle.”

  • Eater DC

    “They even hung the first dollar the restaurant earned on the wall. Driftwood Kitchen has opened its doors at 400 H St. NE, where TruOrleans used to be.”

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      Hours of Operation

      Mon – Thu: 5pm to 12am
      Friday: 5pm to 2am
      Saturday: 4pm to 2am
      Sunday: 11am to 12am

      Address & Phone

      400 H Street NE
      Washington, DC 20002

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