We try to be as inclusive and accommodating as possible to everyone who visits us, which is why we don’t take reservations. Especially during our busiest times, we have found that it’s fairest to seat first come first served.

Large Parties

Whether you’re planning a happy hour, a rehearsal dinner or a luncheon, let us help you plan an event everyone will remember. To make arrangements, please send us a message here.

Electronic Devices & WIFI

We’re happy to be a place where you can work, study, or surf the web, but we’re also a busy restaurant where accidents happen.

Tryst is not responsible or liable for damages to or loss of electronics or property regardless of the circumstances.

You are acknowledging this disclaimer & assuming any and all risks by using a laptop or any other electrical device at Tryst.

Friday and Saturdays after 9pm

Adams Morgan is a very popular drinking destination on Fridays and Saturday nights. Therefore, for underage folks safety and drinking underage reinforcement policies, we are 21 and over starting at 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. A door person will be checking ID’s in the front door on both nights.


Our apologies, however, animals are not allowed in the restaurant or on the patio. Folks should leave Fido at home or be okay with him/her sitting outside of the patio perimeter. Thank you for your cooperation.


Street parking in Adams Morgan is mostly metered. Meters start at 9:00am and run until 10pm. (Meters don’t operate on Sundays, so street parking is free on Sundays!). Public parking is also available in the Colonial Parking Garage, 2421 18th St. NW (on 18th street, between Kalorama and Columbia). Between 7AM and 5PM Tryst will validate parking ($4 for 2 Hours or $8 for 4 hours) from the.  We validate parking for paying customers only. Please note after 5PM validation doesn’t apply, and normal rates apply.

Privacy Policy

Tryst, Inc. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Tryst, Inc. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Please return to this page to ensure that you are aware of any changes.

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest; however, once you have used these links to leave our site, please note that we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting other sites and are therefore not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.