Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jeffersondc.com/restaurant-dining/index.cfm
  • Phone: 2024482300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7am to 10am;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am to 2pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 7am to 1:30pm.
    Afternoon tea: Available reservations on Saturday and Sunday between 2pm and 2:30pm.

    Walk-ins are not accepted for full tea service. Reservations made for a same day seating must be placed before noon. Walk-ins will be offered tea and daily Chef’s pastry assortment. Please indicate any dietary restriction at the time of reservation.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Private Cellar, inspired by Jefferson’s passion for wine, will be the hotel’s private dining room, and its walls will be lined with wine display cabinets and private wine lockers. Beneath a soaring, plaster groin-vaulted ceiling, guests will have the opportunity to sample the culinary talents of our culinary team complemented by wines from the hotel’s impressive selection of more than 1,000 labels. A dumbwaiter, fashioned after Jefferson’s own at Monticello, will deliver vintages from the cellar to the table. At 297 square feet, the Private Cellar will accommodate 18.
  • Private Party Contact: Meagan Stroud 2024483253x
  • Special Events: Afternoon Tea takes place in the Greenhouse. Advanced reservations are required. Credit card is required to guarantee all reservations. Reservations cancelled within 24 hours will be charged $39 per person cancellation fee.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10 valet parking
A word from Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
Washington power breakfasts and express lunches are served under The Jefferson’s historic skylight. Natural light streams in from above, creating an informal, airy setting for daytime meals that perfectly complements the light, fresh and energizing fare on our menus.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)romantic (21)great for brunch (20)great for lunch (20)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Always wonderful!
    4dcdining
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    The Greenhouse at The Jefferson Hotel is always perfect for breakfast, brunch and lunch, whether business or celebrating a special occasion. Been going to The Jefferson for more than 40 years and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tea treats
    AfternoonTeaforMe
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Best spot for tea in DC--quiet and elegant, truly a posh experience. Thanks to the attentive staff as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took my mom for a surprise
    Brunchdiner
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    I took my mom for a surprise brunch and between the ambience impeccable Service and great good she was so happy and made for a memorable birthday
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The perfect gift for people
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    The perfect gift for people who have everything. The Greenhouse has an elegant Sunday brunch-a great place to go for a special treat. I had the lobster benedict-totally amazing. The service is equal to the elegance of the restaurant and the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful venue overwhelmed by staf
    FancyTeaLadies
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    We dined at the Greenhouse for afternoon tea. The venue itself is beautiful and the ambiance overall very nice, although it is very small. There seems to be an excessive amount of wait staff people for the size of the venue and therefore was quite awkward when wait staff would be just hanging around our table (although I should say that there were relatively few people dining so it could have just been that they were bored). At times, there were 3 people standing near our table just looking at us and were coming over every other minute to fill up water glasses. While the people were very friendly, I think that at a place that appears to pride itself on being charming and classy should better train staff to be sensitive to these matters.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food left a little to be desired
    bcole72
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Serrano ham appetizer, while pricey, was absolutely delicious. I think my guest had an ok salmon lunch entree. My lamb shank was hard as a rock. If I had more time that day, I would have sent it back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Afternoon Tea Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    The Greenhouse has a very elegant decor that fits perfectly with all the silver teapots, finger sandwiches, scones and pastries. The sandwiches are tasty--though not out of this world--and the scones fresh and warm. The default offering for the scones seems to be double whipped cream, and I had to insist on getting clotted cream. I thought that was a little strange.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, delicious
    Holly
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Great atmosphere, delicious food. Overall very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Washington Treat
    BertiVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    My family and I had brunch at the Greenhouse and it was spectacular in every way. Their original twists on the standard brunch fare were innovative and delicious. The service was seamless yet friendly and the ambience was exquisite - luxurious and dignified without being rarefied or off putting. We all enjoyed our meals and time there immensely and look forward to returning on our next visit to DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took my mother to Mother's
    NomNominDCVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I took my mother to Mother's Day brunch here and it was fantastic. When we were seated a plate of fresh fruit, a basket of mixed pastries, a small smoothie and shrimp cocktail were brought to the table. Everything was perfectly ripe, well balanced, tasty, and/or perfectly buttery and flaky (as appropriate). This bountiful spread was followed by an appetizer (smoked salmon for my mom and roasted tomato soup with grilled cheese and bacon finger sandwiches = both excellent) and an entree (we both had the crab cake Benedict = YUM). A lovely spread of desserts followed (donut holes, mini cakes/tarts, chocolates) -- all excellent. Also, you can't beat the decor and service of the place -- classically elegant, soothing and impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Bistro
    TaxGirlVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    The Greenhouse has the feel of an outdoor bistro, but is set indoors in a lovely environment. It is great to go there on a rainy day and feel like you are at a beautiful outdoor garden. The food is excellent,the service attentive without hovering, and the noise level low enough to carry on a conversation without having to raise your voice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Place for Lumch
    IrabetsyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Everything is perfection and since I have only been for lunch I speak to that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is a lovely venue for afternoon
    Nan1
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    It is a lovely venue for afternoon tea. The food and the service were great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wine List is excellent!
    mhk2
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Excellent wine list - One of the best in DC. Great brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was good, standard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    The food was good, standard brunch fare, but the service was horrible!! The waiters gave us major attitude for asking for anything, and when the bill came they were very rude about splitting. Somehow, my friend ended up being charged $4 more than she was supposed to but rather than deal with the wait staff, who were EXTREMELY slow, she just ate the charge. When I got home and checked my online bank statement, turns out I had been charged more than the amount on my check too!! Oh, and it was my birthday so they brought out a slice of cake as a surprise. The surprise was on us when we had been charged for an item we didn't order!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Washington Extra Special
    Lisamj
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    A truly great Washington experience! The hotel is beautiful and each thing we ate was better than the last. We had the pric fixe Easter Brunch and it made the holiday a truly special day. The service was not only top not h but all the staff were open & warm and charming. No stuffiness at all. They anticipated needs before you asked. Wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for Afternoon Tea
    Tomorrow
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    We went for Afternoon Tea and Karen was most helpful. Her advice was valued. The only downside was the bread on the savories. It was stale. However, the sweets and the tea were perfect. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My absolute favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    My absolute favorite place for brunch. Everything is just perfect, consistently. So glad the croque madame is back on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Serene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    A beautiful place for brunch, food is decent but service and atmosphere are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanna feel special?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    I knew we were in for royal treatment when a small ottoman was brought to our table for my purse upon arrival. It was a fair sign of what was to come; impeccable service and wonderful food. My egg white omelette with wilted spinach & shaved ham was served with a seasoned , roasted Roma tomato half- Beautiful presentation and oh so tasty! ( also was accompanied by potatoes & rye toast)Staff was attentive but not the slightest bit intrusive and kept a good watch on our coffee, refilling our silver pots multiple times. Special place, leaving guests feeling quite specially treated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a mixed experience here
    LuncherVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Had a mixed experience here at lunch. The setting is beautiful and the first course roasted tomato soup with mini grilled cheese was truly delicious. On the down side, we had to ask the waiter what the specials were, and he didn't take drink orders right away. Also, two of us ordered the lobster roll and that was a disappointment. There was way too much bread, and not enough flavor in the lobster. I will go back but expected better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming and relaxing treat
    DinerinGtownVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    The atmosphere of the Greenhouse at the Jefferson is simply wonderful. It's perfect for a ladies brunch, treating your mom, or a romantic and relaxing date with your significant other. The only reason I don't make this a regular place to visit is the high prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing gem in DC. Gorgeous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    Amazing gem in DC. Gorgeous and delicious. A wonderful escape if even for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had a wonderful experience
    DinerinGtownVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    I had a wonderful experience with a group of 5 girlfriends. This would be a perfect place for ladies brunch or Mother's Day. But it would also be lovely for couples too. The staff was great—very professional. We really felt like we were being taken care of.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a quiet business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Great place for a quiet business lunch - easy and affordable valet parking, respectful and efficient service, great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first visit to Greenhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Our first visit to Greenhouse at The Jefferson. We received a gift card for Christmas. The food and drinks we ordered were all the best they could be, delicious, beautiful. We felt special, waiters and hostesses all very attentive. Elegant, yet relaxed, atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you're a guest in the hotel,
    SanchoPanzaJrVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    If you're a guest in the hotel, really the only option in the area for breakfast. Food was good but of course overpriced for breakfast. We were the only two people in dining room throughout our breakfast.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for brunch for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Great place for brunch for a large or small group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The ambiance was very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    The ambiance was very nice and the service fantastic but I expected better food for the high price you pay.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely! This place is the
    BedaVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Lovely! This place is the best for giving folks a taste of the highlife without any disappointment on quality, taste, or service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Jefferson is a beautiful
    rose
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    The Jefferson is a beautiful hotel and the greenhouse was very elegant. Unfortunately the afternoon tea service was terrible. The 3(!) tea sandwiches were okay, the scones were okay, the pastries were awful. We didn't even bother with most of the pastries as they looked like an after thought of someone trying to come up with something in a home kitchen! For the high price of the tea, the food did not deliver and left us feeling like we were being taken advantage of. The service was great, the waiters pleasant. I just wish they would not offer afternoon tea or visit the Tysons Ritz and the Willard and come up with a decent service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A beautiful holiday tea.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Absolutely stunning room for tea--- beautiful and perfect!! I did not think the service was five star but the beauty of the room and tabl makes up for it! The food is okay - not over the top--- and they don't replenish sandwiches or serve them- they just plop them on table . The scones and creme to go with them were average- not perfect... They also took a long time to bring tea.... Also, during prime Xmas season- I was surprised there was no live music for tea- like a string quartet or a harpist or piano player. The decorations and flowers were beautiful.. The designers and table setters and florists are fabulous- the servers and food could be worked on for such a lovely setting .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet place for lunch
    RandomReviewerVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    When you need a quiet place for lunch, this is a terrific option. The roasted root vegetables (a side dish) were delicious on a December afternoon, but one that wasn't too chilly for my friends to choose and enjoy salads. I opted for the butternut squash ravioli, and compared to the numerous other variations I've had at other restaurants in the area, I'd put it in my top three... maybe two. Great place for a business lunch, but perhaps a little stuffy for a casual catch-up lunch between friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    My daughter and I went for Christmas Tea and we were a little disappointed. We have gone to other locations for tea and found it to be much better for the price. We also expected it to be decorated more for the holidays with it being a Christmas Tea.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate lunch there with another
    Sandi
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    We ate lunch there with another couple recently and were very pleased. The food, ambiance, and service made for a very special event. We chose the place because we wanted an elegant, quiet atmosphere and were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Jefferson does everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    The Jefferson does everything with impecable taste. Brunch is no exception. I went with a good friend and we were taken care of by a well-trained staff, the food was very fresh and well-prepared, and the ambience is one of the finest in DC. I'll definitely return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excekkent brunch! I love the
    Jules
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    Excekkent brunch! I love the decoration and the ambiance. The food is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A rated!
    Hjohns
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    This was my first dining experience at the Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel. Very impressive. Good fair, excellent ambiance and superior service. I look forward to my next dining experience there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My friends and I went for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    My friends and I went for afternoon tea. The location is a really beautiful space and the service was perfect. I perfect location for a special occasion, especially tea. Definitely will go back to explore their other menus.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT Ambience, service and foo
    KGPfistereVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    What an excelling experience we had -- and it was only brunch! I can only imagine what this place would be during dinner! ECELLENT service and amazing food! Thank you from both of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet