Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham
Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham

Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/WashingtonDCShoreham/Dining.aspx
  • Phone: 2027565210
  • Hours of Operation:
    Art of Breakfast Buffet (weekdays) 6:30am-10:30am
    Art of Breakfast Buffet (weekends) 6:30am-11:30am



    A la Carte Breakfast (weekdays) 6:30am-11:00am
    A la Carte Breakfast (weekends) 6:30am-11:30am



    Lunch 11:00am-5:00pm
    Dinner 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Dan Murray
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Robert's Private Dining Room is the perfect venue to host your next special event! Our elegant decorated room can comfortably seat 24 guests. During the warmer months, your guests may enjoy a private section of our terrace overlooking Rock Creek Park and our beautiful gardens.
  • Private Party Contact: Deboris Gullatt and/or Rasul Jumyazov 2024231279
  • Special Events: Robert's Private Dining Room is an excellent choice to host your next affair. Our elegantly decorated room can hold up to 24 guests for a seated event. During the warmer months, enjoy a private section of our terrace overlooking Rock Creek Park and our beautiful gardens.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Connecticut Avenue
  • Public Transit: Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Red Line Metro, Circulator Bus and 96, L1, L2, L4 and X3 Bus Lines
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Omni Shoreham Hotel offers complimentary valet parking for all restaurant guests. Please present your restaurant receipt to the valet attendant for validation. Valet parking on Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas is $10.00 + tax.
A word from Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham
Our casually elegant restaurant invites you to a unique dining experience orchestrated by Executive Chef Dan Murray and his Culinary Team. Our menu features local ingredients from regional farms to create Comfort Cuisine. We also feature a Children's Menu available at all meal periods. Make reservations for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner seven days a week and join the list of presidents, world leaders and Washington dignitaries who have graced the Omni with their presence. Robert's Restaurant is open daily at 6:30am, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
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Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (3)romantic (2)scenic view (2)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Restuarant was a bit noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Restuarant was a bit noisy due to a group dinner. They were actually firing off firecrackers in which the host had to come and tell them they were not allowed to do that. My family and I was expecting a little bit more relaxing atmosphere given it was Christmas day. The service was a little lacking as well. This was probably based on the fact that ony two servers were on duty and the restaurant did not anticipate that many people for dinner. Aside from these faults I have future hopes that this restaurant can turn a new leaf in the coming year.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambience was spectacular and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Ambience was spectacular and the Christmas Eve menu was good, although the choices were minimal. Food was very tasty and in most cases well-prepared. BUT the service was abysmal. Our entree had not arrived after an hour and a half. Getting our bill and paying took a very long time. So, service is the low point of the experience. They should improve as the setting is fabulous and the chef is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RIPPED OFF AT ROBERTS RESTAURANT
    Cliff
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    1.) UNPROFESSIONAL STAFF. 2.) BELOW PAR FOOD WITH SMALL SELECTION. 3.) DID NOT HONOR RESERVATION REQUESTS. 4.) WOULD HAVE COST $9.95 ANYWHERE ELSE, NOT OVER $200. 5.) NEXT TIME OUT IT WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE ROBERTS RESTAURANT AT THE OMNI!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We only are brunch here the
    ThanksForTheFork
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    We only are brunch here the morning of our departure. We arrived at 9:30 and most of the hot bar items were lukewarm which was a bit disappointing especially for the crab egg benedict. The internet bar was good and so were the belgian waffles. I was happy to see fresh fruit, cheese, smoked salmon and accompanies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected more festive food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    X-mas brunch did not have as much selections as you expect on X-mas. No smoked salmon, no pasta dishes, no creps, champaine was not included in $65 charge.No fruits. Limited desert. Last year we liked it better. Some wait staff did not speak English. Food has to be more festive and at liest mimosa has to be included. Other than that we had a great time and hope next year or Easter brunch will be as great as we expect at this great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our dinner was just fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    Our dinner was just fantastic. However, a man at a nearby table talked incessantly and loudly about business on a cell phone which spoiled the experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The crab cakes were amazing.
    butch
    Dined on 10/1/2012
    The crab cakes were amazing. Truly lump crab without the fillers. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is friendly. Being attached to this type of hotel however keeps the dress very casual. They could take advantage of the amazing outdoor setting if they wanted to but they don't. We asked if they could light the firepit outside that evening but it seemed too big of a hassle for them. It would be an unbelievable destination if they brought the unused outdoor heaters to the balcony and served outside.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wine and Appetizer was great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    Wine and Appetizer was great, dinner was cold when it arrived. Waitress had difficulty with the tab at the end as she charged both of us for the entire bill and then she said she cancelled the charge but the charge appeared on the credit card twice, once for the entire bill and one for half of the bill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous end to a weekend away!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    Weekend away for my bride of 30 years and myself was capped off well by Sunday brunch at Roberts. Valet parking is free with dinner receipt and Omni Shoreham is such a beautiful hotel and grounds, that you just want to linger after eating and walk the lawn and see the fountains out back of the restaurant. City hustle and bustle are completely absent from this locale.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took my girlfriend here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Took my girlfriend here for a special dinner, it did not disappoint! The food was amazing, and our waiter was excellent as well. They even provide complimentary valet parking, don't forget your receipt though!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We ate at Roberts Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    We ate at Roberts Restaurant at the Omni in July 2012 while attending a conference at the hotel. I consider myself a foodie and go to nice restaurants while out of town. I ordered the eggplant and my coworker order the hamburger. The eggplant was the best I have ever had. The ingredients were so fresh!!! My coworker said it was the best burger she had ever had also. The service was great also. I wish we would have had the time to dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2012
    One of my nicest evenings out ever! Such a beautiful restaurant with excellent food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Four high scool friends got
    Mimi
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Four high scool friends got together when one was in town from Oregon. Food was excellent and atmosphere/service allowed us to talk and renew friendships.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance, a beautiful room
    bentleyjrtVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    The atmosphere was wonderful, really a beautiful room and the patio is also fabulous. The Breakfast buffet was good, but they only had 1 chef on the omelet station and they really could have used 2 or 3. Service was just so-so, but the ambiance of the room made up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's day brunch was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Mother's day brunch was the best ever - hands down the best I've experienced in the last 30 years in the DC area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch a Success
    bjoad
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The Omni really is a beautiful and historic hotel on a lovely piece of property. The setting is ideallic. Mother's Day buffet at 2 pm was pleasantly not crowded and very un rushed. All you could eat fresh oysters, large shrimp, stone crab, grilled sirloin, fresh crab cakes, grilled chicken and the usual breakfast stations, along with nice salads and grilled vegetables. Nothing terribly creative or novel, but a very nice selection that hit to all in the family. Just right for Mother's Day and the deserts were amptly chocolatty. 62 per person was a bit high, but what you'd expect for a big holiday brunch at a top hotel. Overall, a great day and Mom was very pleased.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DON'T DO IT!!!! DON'T DO IT!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    I dont mind paying for good food...but this was highway robbery. very disappointing. the food left a lot to be desired. they overcoeroked my waffle...twice. my mother had to tell the "cook" the pan wasnt hot enough to cook the omelet. when he placed the egg on my plate, it came with a boat load of oil. the crabcakes are...are...yucky (i grew up in maryland...i know crabs)
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is fair but not special.
    Kodemeister7
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    The food is fair but not special. There is no fanciness or creativity in the dishes for a restaurant of this caliber. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The dining room is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Next time it's the WILLARD!
    Cliff
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    We find there is a significant decline in Roberts restaurant. (1) We were offered (once again) a seat by the waiters serving station (very noisy plus chattering from the serving personnel), (2) too long a wait for another table even though several were set up and empty, (3) when we sat down on the bench seat, my wife cut her hand on broken glass which was on the seat!!!! (4) there was food stuck to four pieces of the dinner wear, (5) I must have missed the steak knives ( the medallions of beef were too tough to cut). Other than that, it was great? I am sorry, but I couldn't recommend Roberts restaurant based on this visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awkward Seating
    Cre8ivTyp
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Had Easter Brunch there in the early afternoon. The food was actually very good and I liked how all the stations were split up. Although it was serve yourself for the food, our server bought us our drinks. He seemed to disappear alot so to get something to drink we had keep an eye out for him, which something you DON'T want to have to do while dining. Also, they sat us at a very weird table. Me and my guest were side-by-side facing another table. Very very awkward. So we actually just ate and left because it wasn't really a situation where we could talk, eat and enjoy the meal and the surroundings. Not a good dining experience for the money we spent. I probably wouldn't go back. But the hotel and restaurant is very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A friend and I went to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    A friend and I went to the Easter buffet - it was a great experience! We were there specifically for the traditional lamb, but loved the opportunity to do a sampling of the other dishes. It was wonderfully light and airy, and the wait-staff were excellent. Often at a buffet you don't get much attention - this was a great exception. Walking around on the grounds afterwards was also a great experience. Loved the Easter decorations - lots of fun, but not in your face or tacky. Luckily we got a parking space on the street so we didn't have to deal with the back-up for the valet parking. We decided it was expensive, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch was amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Easter Brunch was amazing. We were properly greeted and escorted to our table right away. The staff was extremely friendly. The food selection was incredible and had something for everyone. The wait staff made sure our glasses were always full and our empty plates quickly removed. The price was comparable to surrounding area restaurants with similar appeal but totally worth the price for such a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant itself was
    movieking80
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    The restaurant itself was really pretty. Beautiful architecture, hugely high ceilings, marble, etc. The food was good, but not great, and the menu was a little too small. The service, much like the food, was good, but not great. In a place that looks like Robert's Restaurant, I would expect that everything would be great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good and
    Andrea
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    The food was very good and the service is terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a very enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    It was a very enjoyable experience in all aspects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very good service and well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Very good service and well prepared food. Quite nice !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner on Friday night was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    Dinner on Friday night was very tasty but what really wowed us was the brunch/breakfast buffet on Saturday morning. The value for the meal was excellent considering the elegant atmosphere. The food was outstanding, abundant and everything I could possible want was available. It is a place I would consider taking friends for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noooobody was in this place,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Noooobody was in this place, it was awkward for a Friday at 9pm in the city
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go to Roberts!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Roberts Restaurant offers a superb dining experience. We have eaten there about ten times before and have always enjoyed both our food and our service. The wine is excellent! The food is locally sourced and always well prepared. The ambience and the gracious service are wonderful experiences in themselves but the restaurant does not rest on its laurels. Every time we go, we are impressed with how fresh and imaginatively the food is prepared. Furthermore, it is reasonably priced. One word: Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was an excellent place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    It was an excellent place for my wife and I to go and have a quiet, relaxing Christmas dinner. The food was excellent both in taste and variety. We will be back next Christmas.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Georgetown Ladies were
    CapHillTravellerVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    The Georgetown Ladies were treated to Roberts...wonderful service and excellent food. All in all...a return trip will be scheduled!
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  • Food was above average. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    Food was above average. The vidalia onion soup and mushroom ragout were both delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff were universally wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2011
    Staff were universally wonderful. Food excellent, we chose the breakfast buffet every morning and it was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great choice for brunch
    Counselor04VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    This is an outstanding restaurant. We had dinner and brunch here and both meals were excellent. The food was excellent with a variety of choices that were perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The staff were attentive and helpful. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, somehow managing to feel intimate even though it is quite large. We especially loved the terrace which looks over the beautifully maintained hotel gardens. This is a great choice for any meal but especially good for brunch, which is a wonderful deal at $20 a person for an amazing buffet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There are so many very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    There are so many very good restaurants in this neighborhood. I would only recommend Roberts if one is staying there and has just a short time to eat. (The waiters will help make sure you get out of there quickly.) The food is decent, well presented. The service is not so good, and that is a shame. The decor and arrangement really need a "do-over." I think it has been the same for the ten years I've lived in the DC area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great spot to dine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2011
    A great old hotel with beautiful lobby. And right at the end of your stroll through the lobby a very good Resturant. The menu is good, great service and very good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good meal--everything was
    blanca1
    Dined on 9/15/2011
    Good meal--everything was very fresh. My husband liked the crab cakes very much and said they had a lot of crab in them and less filler with just the right amount of seasoning. Filet mignon was delicious as the salad and soup we ordered.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'd first visited the Shoreham
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2011
    I'd first visited the Shoreham as an 11-year-old boy on a trip with my mother, a good 30+ years ago; I decided I'd like to see the Shoreham again, and thus scheduled an after-church lunch for myself & my wife. Due to our church schedule, we couldn't make the Sunday bruch buffet which apparently is quite extensive. The lunch menu is rather limited in comparison. My wife chose a club sandwich, and I had the massive 10-oz burger. Both were very good. Service was superb. The ambiance throughout this property is outstanding, to say the least; the hotel main lobby is very impressive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Brunch at Roberts
    Counselor04VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2011
    Brunch at Roberts was a wonderful experience. The selection of food was excellent as was the quality and presentation. The service was very efficient and friendly. Sitting on the patio enjoying the beautiful gardens made it a perfect experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Never again. Truly awful service.
    LisaH
    Dined on 6/28/2011
    We were staffing the Mayor of my city. We let the hotel know this and that we were on a tight schedule. We sat for at least 15 minutes before I finally grabbed the first person I could find and said, "We are with the Mayor who is on a tight schedule and we need our waiter." Our waiter showed up and said "Are you ready to order?" to which I replied "We need menus and water". It was ridiculous. Even if we weren't staffing a highly respected public official, I would have considered the service beyond poor (which seems to be the D.C. norm). Even though the food was decent, never ever again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate