LOCATION

1346 T Street NW,

Washington, DC 20009

N +38.92, W -77.03

HOURS

Mon - 5 pm - 12:30 am

Tues - Thurs 5 pm - 2 am

Fri - Sat 5 pm - 3 am

Sun - 11 am - 12:30 am

(Kitchen open Mon - Sat until 11 pm, 

Sun until 10 pm.)

**CLOSED MONDAY 12/2

FOR EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION**

GET IN TOUCH

info@compassrosedc.com

Event Inquiries click here

BEDOUIN TENT

We offer two seatings Monday through Saturday and one seating on Sunday for parties of 6-8 in our private dining room.

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RESERVATIONS
We are now accepting limited regular reservations for parties of two to four Sunday through Thursday, and tables for our Tour of the World prix-fixe menu every day.
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FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY

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- ABOUT US -

"Not all who wander are lost."

Getting blissfully lost in crowded markets. Smelling fresh ingredients and wet concrete. Walking through streams of sunlight filtered through brightly colored canopies. Hearing familiar sounding words, yet completely unplaceable. Smiling and laughing—with everyone. Haggling over prices as you relish the still new feeling of foreign coins in your hand. Buying goods, and having great moments. Sharing stories, and living your story.

Your exploration rewards you with the most delicious thing you’ve ever had the privilege—and the courage to taste. At Compass Rose, we live for those moments, every time. And we hope to give them to you, transporting you to new destinations from within your neighborhood.

We pride ourselves on being what we call “armchair tasters”, which is our take on the “armchair traveler”—a genre of literature and movies that takes you on a trip to an exotic locale without leaving the comfort of your own home. So while it’s great to travel around the world, we understand that’s not always possible; instead of waiting for the smells and tastes on a great trip, we’ll bring them to you—in a cozy row home right in your own neighborhood. When we welcome you into our restaurant, we hope you’ll savor our selection of international street food alongside handcrafted cocktails, some quirky beers, and exotic wines. We’re a place for friends and neighbors to come together and feel at home while sending your taste buds out to travel the world.

Rose Previte, our owner, created Compass Rose after living abroad and traveling the world with her husband from 2009-2012. She visited more than 30 countries during this period, giving her an amazing breadth of knowledge and passion for food and culture. When Rose returned to Washington, DC in 2012, she wanted to share those discoveries with everyone. Given her background working for her mother’s catering business, making sausages with her dad in rural Ohio, and eating a lot of good—really good— food, it was only a matter of time (and a few passport stamps) for our local tavern to be born.

 

- GIFT CARDS -

Give the gift of khachapuri this season, and every season.

(And all of the other delicious items on the menu, of course.)

Gift cards available through the link below. 

 

- RESERVATIONS -

We are now accepting limited regular reservations for parties of two to four Sunday through Thursday, and tables for our Tour of the World prix-fixe menu every day.

Questions? reservations@compassrosedc.com

- DINING ROOM -

We offer limited reservations for our a la carte dinner menu Sunday through Wednesday for parties of two to four in our main dining room. 

 

Tables are available up to 28 days in advance.

 

Please know that we are able to hold tables for 15 minutes past the reservation time, and we ask that your complete party be present before you are seated.

 

Don't see your available time or party size? We accept walk-ins every night!

- TOUR OF THE WORLD -

 

Our Tour of the World is a family-style meal curated by our chefs from our main menu. It consists of our most popular dishes

(and yes, Khachapuri included!)

 

Reservations are available for parties of two to eight in our main dining room.

 

The fixed price for food is $60 per person excluding tax and gratuity.

 

We offer a drink pairing package for an additional $40 per person, or drinks may be ordered a la carte.

 

Tables are available up to 28 days in advance.

 

Please know that we are able to hold tables for 15 minutes past the reservation time, and we ask that your complete party be present before you are seated.

- BEDOUIN TENT -

Our Bedouin Tent is a private dining experience available for parties of six to eight.

The fixed price for food is $75 per person excluding tax and gratuity.

We offer a drink pairing package for an additional $40 per person, or drinks may be ordered a la carte. 

 

We have two nightly seatings at 5:30PM and 9:00PM Monday - Saturday, and 11:30AM and 5:30PM Sunday.

Learn more

- BEDOUIN TENT - 

Compass Rose owner Rose Previte went on a crazy Sahara Desert trip while in college and slept in a Bedouin Tent, rode camels, and went to amazing markets. When she looked at the under-utilized back patio of Compass Rose she knew it had to be covered to be used all year round. So why not make it a North African-style tent? It is an homage to the covered markets that inspire both the design and menu of Compass Rose as well as a reminder of a life changing trip that set the stage for a lifelong love of travel.

how many people can attend?

Reservations are for 6-8 people. When we call to confirm your reservation, the quoted number of attendees is final as we need to prepare the kitchen accordingly.

how much does it cost?

The fixed price for food is $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. 

We offer a drink pairing package for an additional $40 per person, or drinks may be ordered

a la carte. 

what if I have to cancel?

We understand that life happens while you’re busy making other plans, which is why we have a cancellation policy of 72 hours prior to your reservation. In the event of a cancellation, please follow the instructions within the original confirmation email.

can I make special requests for particular diet restrictions?

We are flexible and able to accommodate most dietary restrictions. You’ll work with your server to create a menu that works best for you.

can I see a menu?

We don’t post the menu as it changes regularly depending on what we have on the main menu. But rest assured, you’ll be getting our very best.

what if I have additional questions?

You can call us with questions but you have to make the reservation here! Or, you can always drop us a line via email.

how do I reserve my table?

New reservations are available each Monday at noon. Our calendar releases four weeks at a time and you can reserve your table online by clicking here.

 
 
 

LOCATION

1346 T Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

N +38.92, W -77.03

info@compassrosedc.com

events@compassrosedc.com

 

For questions and inquiries about hosting an event at Compass Rose, please click here.

 

We’d love to hear all about the highlights from your trip around the world with us! Please send feedback about your experience and travel tips (particularly ones that include food tips) to info@compassrosedc.com.

HOURS

Like any great stall in a market, we know we’re sometimes hard to find. But once you know where we are, it’s hard to imagine how we manage to stay hidden in such plain sight. 

 

If you’re looking and can’t seem to locate us, we’re in a brick row home right on T Street NW between 13th and 14th Streets. 

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© 2016 Compass Rose

Mon - 5 pm - 12:30 am

Tues - Thurs 5 pm - 2 am

Fri - Sat 5 pm - 3 am

Sun - 11 am - 12:30 am

(Kitchen open Mon - Sat until 11 pm, 

Sun until 10 pm.)