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Stop By DNP Before 60s Night!

Are you going to the Nationals first ever 60s-night? Stop by Declaration Nats Park before the game and festivities begin for happy hour and dinner. Enjoy $8 cocktails, $5 beers, $5-$8 bar bites like brussels sprouts, chicken, wings, personal pizzas,...

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Uncork for a Cause with Gio González & Declaration Nats Park

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio González is pleased to announce his 3rd annual Uncork for a Cause charity event May 3, 2018, with a special event to raise awareness and funding for The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and Hialeah Baseball, Gio’s...

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DRINK FOR A CAUSE: N STREET VILLAGE

We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, April 25th, DECLARATION Shaw will be hosting a fundraising happy hour benefiting N Street Village, a local organization renowned for their efforts to empower women here in the District. Enjoy $8 cocktails,...

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IT’S FINALLY HERE! NATS PARK OPENS THURSDAY

Declaration Nats Park, the newest restaurant to hit the Capitol Riverfront restaurant scene, is finally ready! The Grand Opening will be Thursday, April 5th at 11am, just in time for the Nationals home opener. Declaration Nats Park is the fourth...

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DECLARATION IS YOUR GO TO BEFORE BETTY WHO CONCERT

We have something important to DECLARE, since opening in the heart of Shaw, everyone here at Declaration has found themselves obsessed with music, and that’s no coincidence. It’s impossible to avoid discovering and falling in love with artists as they...

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Nils Frahm at The 9:30 Club This Friday

We like to think that being located in the heart of Shaw gives Declaration a unique perk: immediate access to some of the world’s most renowned music. This Friday, March 16th, comes one of the most exciting opportunities to experience...

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Stop By Declaration Before Beth Ditto Concert This Saturday

One of our favorite parts about being located in Shaw is its proximity to the ultimate DC nightlife. This Saturday, March 10th is probably one of the best times to come out and experience what Shaw, DC has to offer!...

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Fundraising Happy Hour for City Wildlife

On Tuesday, January 30 join Declaration Shaw for a fundraising happy hour benefitting City Wildlife. Enjoy $8 cocktails, $7 house wines, $6 select beers, $6 rail drinks, and $5 bar bites. 20% of happy hour proceeds will be donated to...

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DECLARATION SHAW INTRODUCES LUNCH STARTING MONDAY

Declaration Shaw will introduce lunch service to the emerging Northwest DC neighborhood of Shaw on Monday, January 15. Lunch will be available Monday thru Friday starting at 11:30am until 3pm. Local businesses and residents can enjoy the pizza and salads...

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Washington Post Covers Declaration’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Declaration restaurant in trendy Shaw neighborhood was included in The Washington Post’s Going Out Guide article “Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Washington for $50 or less??? by Holley Simmons. As reported by The Washington Post, Declaration will host...

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Shaw’s Favorite Pizza Spot

Declaration Restaurant in DC's Shaw Neighborhood is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party to ring in 2018! Executive Chef Demetrio Zavala, The Food Network "Chopped" Champion, is pulling out all the stops and will have two tasty menus available. This year...

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Cook For A Cause At Declaration Benefiting Martha’s Table

On Saturday, December 2, put on your chef’s toque and help support a great cause. At Declaration from 12pm-2pm join Food Network’s Chopped Champion and Corporate Executive Chef Demetrio Zavala as he walks guests through how to make your own...

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Enjoy 10% Off Your Bill With A 9:30 Club Ticket Stub

Declaration in the popular Shaw neighborhood is making going to see a show at 9:30 Club even better. Guests catching a show at the popular music venue can now receive 10% off their bill of $25 or more when they...

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Our Signers’ Room Is Perfect For Your Next Event

Your favorite Shaw pizza spot will also be your favorite place to hold your next event. Declaration restaurant has the perfect space to host your next event, whether it be a 30th birthday party, holiday party, or party just because....

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Halloween Brunch & Costume Contest to End HIV

This year Declaration, Shaw’s local pizza spot, is hosting a Halloween Brunch & Costume Contest to End HIV, with a portion of proceeds going to Whitman-Walker Health’s 2nd Annual Brunch to End HIV. Wear a great costume for a great cause and...

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Join us for our Fall 2017 Beer Dinner with DC Brau

Shaw’s favorite neighborhood pizza spot Declaration and local brewery DC Brau are once again teaming up to bring you an exclusive beer dinner. The four-course dinner with beer pairing has been thoughtfully curated by Chopped Champion and Executive Chef Demetrio...

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Introducing Nat’s Night: Gameday Specials All Night

Calling all Nats fans! Come out and watch your Nats with us as we feature some home run specials all night long. We repeat. All. Night. Long. You can expect $5 select beers, $6 select spirits, $7 pizzas & plenty...

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Charcuterie with Friends

It's that time of year again ... autumn! Foodies, rejoice! What says love for friends quite like a warm welcome, great food and drink? A charcuterie and wine gathering at Declaration Restaurant in Shaw is a fun, unique, and memorable...

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Our Delicious Pizza Pies: An Homage to DC

Ever notice that practically everyone in DC is from somewhere else? It's this spirit of diversity that is the true spirit of America. No matter from whence we hail, we can come together around something we all have in common:...

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Coming in November: Declaration’s Second Location @ Nats Park

As first reported in Washingtonian and EATER, your favorite Shaw pizza restaurant is opening a second location within pitching distance of Nationals Park on the 1200 block of First Street, Southeast. “We want to be the place you go before the...

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We Declare: Sundays are for Brunch

Join us this Sunday at Declaration Restaurant in Shaw for arguably the best Sunday Brunch in Washington, DC. See the full Sunday Brunch menu including all the delicious details on our Sunday Brunch menu. Every Sunday from 11-3, enjoy Declaration's Sunday Brunch. Just...

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Gluten-Free For Me: GF 13 Colony Pizza Pies

Did you know that all of our signature Thirteen Colony Pizza Pies can be created on Gluten Free Crust? Priya Konings of BYT just named Declaration’s Margherita Pizza among the best vegetarian dishes in DC. She loves our margherita pizza for its...

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DC Dining Experience: Grab a Seat at Our Chef’s Table

Elevate your dining experience by grabbing a seat at our chef's table. From here you can watch all the behind-the-scenes action in our kitchen at the DC Shaw neighborhood's #1 spot for history + pizza: Declaration restaurant. You might even...

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DCist, Eater Cover Declaration Pride in the Press

DCist covered our rainbow of DC Pride drinks and pizzas served all week during the ever-growing Capital Pride celebration. Thanks for the press! As reported by DC EATER, Beverage director Tammy Vodinh created a series of limited edition cocktails especially...

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Menu Feature: Our Crispy Calamari

What's happy hour without delicious bar food to share with a friend? Declaration Restaurant in DC’s Shaw neighborhood has some of the most delicious appetizers in town. Feast your eyes on this crispy calamari. We are drooling. We have a fantastic...

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2nd Annual DC Brau + Declaration Beer Dinner: Tuesday May 23 6:30pm

North Shaw's favorite neighborhood pizza spot Declaration Restaurant and local brewery DC Brau are coming together again to create another exclusive Beer Dinner. Chef Demetrio Zavala has created 4 courses of American cuisine, all from locally sourced ingredients and produce,...

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Our Patio is Open!

Come enjoy summer (and a pizza) on our patio here at Declaration in DC's Shaw neighborhood! Outdoor dining in DC at its finest. It's the perfect time of year for a patio happy hour after work, dinner al fresco with friends...

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BYT Names Declaration’s Margherita Pizza Among Best Vegetarian Dishes in DC

BYT just named Declaration's Margherita Pizza among the best vegetarian dishes in DC. Thanks for the press! BYT's Priya Konings says she loves our margherita pizza for its thicker crust, rustic tomato sauce, whole basil leaves, and heaps of melted mozzarella cheese. At...

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Valentine’s Day with Declaration: Special Menu Available Monday 2/13, Tuesday 2/14

Join us on both Monday February 13 and Tuesday, February 14 (Valentine's Day) in DC's Shaw neighborhood at DC's hippest historical eatery, Declaration Restaurant. You're guaranteed a good time and a memorable Valentine's date. Check out our special tasting menus...

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Inauguration Weekend @ Declaration: January 20-22

We are pleased to be participating in All in Service DC - $1 from every Thirteen Colonies Pizza sold during Inauguration Weekend will be donated to charity. All in Service celebrates DC’s diversity by giving back to local organizations that keep our community...

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Yummy Apps @ Declaration’s Happy Hour

Declaration Restaurant in DC's North End Shaw has some of the most delectable appetizers you've ever set your eyes on! Just the photo of these Pimento Deviled Eggs Topped with Fried Chicken is enough to make us drool ... We...

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Zagat Lists Us Among “Patriotic Places to Eat in DC”

In honor of election day, Zagat recently published an article on "Patriotic Places to Eat in DC." Thanks for the press! Whether you are in town for a conference, convention, visiting museums, taking in culture, a parade or a protest,...

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Declaration Proudly Participates in the 13th Annual Capital Food Fight

This November 10th the Declaration team, spearheaded by Executive Chef  & "Chopped" star Demetrio Zavala, was proud to once again participate in the Capital Food Fight benefiting DC Central Kitchen. This local organization provides healthy meals for 80 nearby nonprofit partners and 15 Washington DC schools, trains men and...

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Chef Demetrio to Cook Head-to-Head Against World-Renowned Bobby Flay

This October, Declaration's own Chef Demetrio Zavala competed in The Food Network's new "Chopped" tournament. In this new version of the popular reality show, four chefs competed to earn a spot in the finale, at the end of which one single...

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Gluten-Free Dining in DC at Declaration

Here at Declaration, we pride ourselves in honoring all types of dietary restrictions and keeping up with the latest dining trends. Gluten-free dining is on the rise, and we have plenty of options to satisfy this need. In fact, the majority...

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Meet DC’s Newest Chef-lebrity: Demetrio Zavala at “Chopped” Watch Party

There's a celebrity in our midst: our very own Corporate Executive Chef, Demetrio Zavala, will be a contestant on an upcoming episode of Food Network's Chopped and we're hosting a watch party here at Declaration for him. Our Chopped Watch Party...

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9:30 Club: Eat @ Declaration Before or After the Show

Attention music lovers! Did you know that all 9:30 Club concert-goers get 15% off your order at Declaration Restaurant? Bring your ticket stub within 24 hours of the show and join the 9:30 Club crowd. Declaration Restaurant, celebrating the original...

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Eat Like Our Future President!

We don't know who our next President will be yet, but that won't stop us from creating a pizza that our next Leader will love! As the National Conventions have begun, we have created two new pizzas to celebrate the...

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EATER Restaurant “Heatmap” Profiles Declaration’s Pizza

Where to eat in Shaw? EATER Restaurant says Declaration is a best bet. We were included in their article containing a "Heatmap" of Shaw's best new restaurants, where they profiled our 13 Colony Pizzas and more. Thanks for the press!...

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Declaration @ Shaw Main Streets Gala

Chef Cooper & Nikki Minervino represented Declaration at the 2016 Shaw Main Streets Gala, an homage to our fabulous neighborhood, DC's Shaw. The theme for this year's Shaw Main Streets Gala was "Spotlight on Shaw" in honor of the historic...

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Shaw Main Street Open House

ShawMainStreets.org is sponsoring another great event where you can come explore what our fun and historic neighborhood has to offer! Declaration Restaurant will be participating in the Shaw Main Streets Open House on Saturday June 18th. The event runs from 1pm -...

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We’re a Zagat “Hottest New Restaurant”

Zagat praised our wood-accented decor and artisanal pizza named for America’s founding fathers in a recent article featuring Declaration Restaurant. Thanks for the press! They list our kale salad, VA / Thomas Jefferson Pizza (with Smithfield ham, arugula, lemon, olive oil,...

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YUM! Try Our All-New Menu

We are thrilled to unveil our all-new menu for spring and summer - two of DC's most amazing seasons! Enjoy delicious, locally-sourced and all-new dishes at Shaw's favorite gourmet pizzeria. We specialize in pizza that pays homage to America's original...

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Celebrate National Burger Day With Us: Saturday May 28th

The best kind of holiday - National Burger Day! Saturday May 28th come celebrate at Declaration in DC's Shaw with our Grass Fed Beef Burger. It's so delicious and features red onion thyme jam and melty Chesapeake cheddar on a...

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Your Neighborhood Place for the Playoffs: NHL Through 5/12, NBA Through 6/2

Watch the NHL playoffs - cheer for DC's own Caps, or for your favorite team! - now through May 12 at Declaration Restaurant in Shaw. The two 55" flatscreen TVs situated in our bar and one 60" flatscreen TV in...

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Bitches Who Brunch on Mel’s Mortal Sin: “Out of This World.” Join Us for Dessert!

Wherever your plans take you in DC's Shaw neighborhood, from fantastic live music venues like the 9:30 Club and the Black Cat, HR-57, Bohemian Caverns or to the movies at Landmark Cinema, you can always stop in at Declaration for...

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Happy Hour: 8″ Pizzas Only $6

Join us for Happy Hour any day of the week between 5pm and 7pm at our beautiful bar in downtown Shaw for food and drink specials! We are having such a great time hosting Happy Hour in DC's Shaw. Food...

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Introducing: Declaration Brunch

Following in the footsteps of sister restaurants Teddy & The Bully Bar and LINCOLN Restaurant, introducing Declaration's all-you-can-eat & drink Sunday Brunch! Like sister Presidential Restaurant Group restaurants LINCOLN & Teddy, we have an option of bottomless plates & beverages for just $40. Every...

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Zagat: Declaration a “Must Try”

Zagat praised Chef Zavala for sourcing locally and making just about everything possible in-house. Thanks for the press! [caption id="attachment_643" align="alignnone" width="660"] CT Roger Sherman Pizza[/caption]   Come check out our pizza oven, fueled by oak and visible from most...

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Give Us Some Love: Post Your Declaration Review on Trip Advisor

Visitors to Washington, DC consistently rank our sister restaurants Teddy & The Bully Bar and LINCOLN Restaurant among the best in the city on Trip Advisor. All the praise and positivity helped us achieve Trip Advisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence for...

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Monday March 14: Join us for Pi Day! $3.14 Hand Pies, $3.14 Off All Colony Pizzas

Calling all nerds, mathematicians ... and those who want a great deal on our delicious, gourmet artisan pizza! Declaration will be celebrating "Pi Day" on March 14 with $3.14 hand pies and $3.14 off all colony pizzas. [caption id="attachment_352" align="alignnone" width="660"] Francis...

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Bitches Who Brunch: “my heart practically exploded”

Stephanie's dining buddy called our kale salad "the best he’s ever had." Bitches Who Brunch also gave us high marks for our location, cozy vibe, and "America's 13 Original Colonies" theme. Her article also showcased some of our appetizers, pizzas...

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BYT: “We declare … RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS.”

Brightest Young Things focused on our amazing neighborhood, Shaw, for their Declaration Taste Test article. Thanks for the press! Their taste test included many of our 13 Colony Pizza Pies. BYT proclaimed the two best pizzas they sampled to Virginia's...

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Zagat on Our Delicious Grass-Fed Beef Burger

Sure, Declaration is DC's newest pizza restaurant, but we have a delicious grass-fed beef burger, too! Zagat reported that "Executive chef Demetrio Zavala puts a lot of care into this burger." Thanks for the press! Ours is made from a house-ground...

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Zagat Features our 1776 Swizzle. Try it for Happy Hour, 5-7pm Weeknights (M-F)!

Zagat's "First Look" at Declaration included praise for both our Kale and Roasted Beet Salads ("we loved both"), "clever design elements" by local DC artists and featured several of our menu items. Thanks for the press! Rina Rapuano's piece featured...

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Washingtonian: “Edible Ode to American Politics” + Our Interior Decor Details

Washingtonian Magazine called all-new Declaration Restaurant "an edible ode to American politics," in their February 9 article. Thanks for the press! The quotes on our dining room walls and tables were drawn freehand by local calligrapher Matt McMullen, who also created...

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Brightest Young Things Say We’re “Incredibly Bright & Airy???

[caption id="attachment_551" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image courtesy Brightest Young Things[/caption] Though we're smaller on square footage than sister restaurants LINCOLN and Teddy & The Bully Bar, Declaration's 1,776 square feet in DC's North Shaw neighborhood is packed with charm. "Where Declaration...

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City Paper: “Don’t Mistake This for an Italian Restaurant”

The City Paper's February 5 review described Declaration's space, but the main focus was on our food. Thanks for the press! "Declaration centers around pizzas, but don't mistake this for an Italian restaurant," says Jessica Sidman of Young & Hungry. Our Kale...

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The Washington Post on Declaration: “Pizza With a Side of History???

The Washington Post profiles each of our "13 Colony pies" in its February 5 article about the Declaration launch. Thanks for the press! [caption id="attachment_490" align="alignnone" width="660"] Image Courtesy Daniel Swartz[/caption] Pizza That Celebrates American History Declaration Chef Demetrio Zavala's...

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EATER Unveils Our Interior: “Inside Declaration.” Take a peek!

After previewing our space, EATER DC proclaimed, “Thomas Jefferson would be proud.??? Thanks for the press! (Read their full article and see more beautiful Declaration photography here.) [caption id="attachment_499" align="alignnone" width="660"] Image courtesy EATER DC[/caption] We are closing in on opening...

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Declaration @ Sips & Suppers: Newseum Event to Benefit DC Central Kitchen, Martha’s Table

It was an honor to participate in DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table's Sips & Suppers event on Saturday, January 23rd at DC's Newseum. These organizations provide food, educational opportunities, job training and more for the neediest individuals in our local community. We participated alongside other...

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We’re on Thrillist’s “WHERE TO EAT IN THE NEW NORTH END: SHAW”

"What's a neighborhood without a pizza place?" asks Thrillist. We wholeheartedly agree. In their piece "Where to Shop, Play & Eat in the New North End: Shaw," they profile our "Benjamin Franklin" pizza, a tribute to this Founding Father and...

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Declaration Restaurant Set to Open in Early February

Mark your calendar! DECLARATION, Shaw’s most exciting new gourmet pizza eatery, is set to open Late-January 2015. Our menu will include casual fare, including gourmet artisan pizzas, pasta and fresh, creative salads. As with our restaurants LINCOLN and Teddy & The Bully...

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Shaw Small Business Saturday

The Declaration team thoroughly enjoyed our first Shaw Small Business Saturday! Thank you to all who supported the small businesses of Shaw during Small Business Saturday. We had a great morning with Mayor Bowser and Council member Orange. (Photo credit:...

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Video: Gourmet Artisan Pizzas

Looking for the best pizza place near where you work or live in DC? Search no further! Coming to DC's Shaw neighborhood this November: our signature brand of pizzas. Perfect for fall snacking, lunch or with a beer for the...

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Yum! Our Veal Bone Marrow Meatballs

Coming to DC's Shaw neighborhood this November: our old-world style veal bone marrow meatballs! They might be the best thing since sliced bread. Just as delicious as they are good for you! Experts say that bone marrow helps improve brain function, maintain...

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Washington DC EATER Announces Our Opening – Scheduled for this November

In their 5 Things to Know About Declaration, Washington DC eater announces our opening, scheduled for this November 2015 in DC's Shaw. Thanks for the press! EATER reports additional details, including a mention of John Hogan's bar menu, which will...

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Washington Business Journal’s Got Our Numbers!

The Washington Business Journal recently reported on the numbers that will make Declaration special: 52-seats 13 pizzas on the menu — one for each of the 13 colonies 17 wines by the bottle 7 reds by the glass 6 white/sparkling...

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Our Facade Featured in PoPville

[caption id="attachment_303" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image Courtesy Prince of Petworth[/caption] Prince of Petworth recently featured photography of our facade at our "coming soon" location in Shaw. Thanks for the press! [caption id="attachment_304" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image Courtesy Prince of Petworth[/caption] We're working...

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Operation Buildout: Declaration Restaurant’s Floorplan

District Source recently posted news on the buildout of our new space at 2030AP, including a rendering of Declaration Restaurant's floorplan, shown here. Thanks for the press! Shaw’s Atlantic Plumbing development is on the block just south of the 9:30 Club, where...

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Delectable, House Made Desserts

Don't miss our desserts at Declaration restaurant in DC, including Mel’s Mortal Sin. A house made, traditional brownie, with locally made vanilla bean ice cream, freshly whipped cream and rich chocolate sauce. A chocolate lover's favorite, big enough to share!

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Oven-Roasted Small Bites

Along with our fresh curated pizzas, salads, entrees and desserts, Declaration is proud to offer delicious, oven-roasted small bites that are GMO-free and locally sourced.   Enjoy our salami and cheese plates, olives with sea salt, roasted octopus, chicken wings...

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Our Neighborhood: DC’s Shaw

For years, DC's Shaw neighborhood's commercial action has been centered on nearby U St. Corridor, a local choice for good food and good fun. But developer JBG recently announced its tenants for two big Shaw developments: The Shay, at Ninth...

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Fresh Curated Salads

We specialize in the freshest, most creative salads in DC. Based on locally-sourced produce and culinary creativity, we take the basic salad to new heights of flavor. Split one with a friend or make it your whole meal. Our salads...

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Our Gourmet Artisan Pizzas

Our artisan DC pizzas are made right here in our wood-fired pizza ovens featuring Gluten Free and Traditional crusts. Choose from organic tomatoes, onions, peppers and mushrooms, house made sausage, pepperoni and regionally raised chicken. The authentic, traditionally prepared flavor...

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“Declaration” in the WP, Washingtonian

The Washington Post and Washingtonian have announced that Presidential Restaurant Group’s third Washington, DC restaurant “DECLARATION??? is set to open this fall. Thanks for the press! Located in the warehouse-modernist 2030 8th Street at Atlantic Plumbing building in Shaw, Declaration will serve...

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