The Hamilton
The Hamilton

The Hamilton

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thehamiltondc.com/
  • Phone: 2027871000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 8:30am - 4:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Lombardo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact our special events team at 202.552.5000.
  • Entertainment: Brunch: Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm; Brunch: Sunday 8:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Special Events: Please contact our special events team at 202.552.5000.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: F Street NW
  • Public Transit: A short walk from either the McPherson Square or Metro Center station along the Red, Orange and Blue Lines.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer $10 validated self-parking after 5pm and on weekends at the PMI garage located at 1325 G Street between 13th and 14th Streets.
A word from The Hamilton
A Higher End…




DINING EXPERIENCE: Open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, The Hamilton is the meeting place in DC. Sushi, charcuterie, and seasonal & regional American fare. Sophisticated cocktails. Wine from limited-harvest boutique vineyards. Craft beer. After-work gatherings. Private celebrations. Company meetings. Two levels. 5 bars. 4 dining rooms. At 14th & F-the heart of downtown DC.



CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Founding father, mover, shaker, lover & dueling politico, Alexander Hamilton's vision for America helped it to become the world's venue for opportunity and success. Washington DC's destination for music and entertainment is dedicated to the talent and passion of America's best artists. The Hamilton offers local, national and international musicians the unique opportunity to entertain a city that is never short on opinions, all within earshot of The White House.
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The Hamilton reviews from OpenTable diners
548 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (267)great for lunch (215)vibrant bar scene (203)special occasion (196)fit for foodies (173)hot spot (148)great for brunch (130)neighborhood gem (125)romantic (101)late-night find (82)notable wine list (78)kid-friendly (68)scenic view (28)great for outdoor dining (8)Show More
  • Hamilton fall from grace
    Danny
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I have eaten at the Hamilton before and had a positive experience. So I suggested my out of town guest meet me there. The staff was very friendly. But the service was really, really slow. The food arrived cold and a bit stale. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our server was excellent in the beginning but then lacked of his duties. Dessert took 20 minutes. Great for Lunch but bring extra time...... Salad Entrée superb.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good diner
    imunk
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We orderes diffrent diners: Sushi, lamb steak, ribeye steak, Mignon steak, all of it was very good og nice served plates. The first room is very noisy but there are quit og beautifull rooms behind.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for an informal business lunch
    simianman
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I've had a few client meetings here and like it because: - The lunch menu is large and generally quite good - Even when busy, the noise isn't overwhelming - It's quite well appointed, giving a slight upscale but unpretentious feel - The service is personable. The past two visits we've had very cheerful servers. Note - the space is absolutely massive. - Upside: Plenty of space between tables so we couldn't hear the conversations on either side of us - Downside: It doesn't feel particularly intimate, compared to many of DC's good business lunch spots. I'll keep going back to this one as long as the food stays good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a good experience
    Stp4dwfVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Really bad service with mediocre food. Sushi was not bad, but the linguini with clams had a lot of sand. Many service mistakes made which made for a very frustrating meal. I would not recommend this restaurant. Not a friendly host experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening!
    JBax
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Hamilton is a great place for any occasion. Really interesting layout and super staff. Food was ok but the character of the resteraunt and staff made it a great experience. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum, awesome service
    MPS1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Had a great time, and the service was awesome. Only caveat - medium rare steak was much more rare than expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    TasteofDC
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    If you are looking for a good spot in downtown DC to meet a colleague for lunch, this is for you! The food is diverse, moderately priced and delicious! Service is prompt and unobtrusive. I've had lunches here with colleagues and we've always enjoyed ourselves! Well worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weird Waitress
    BunnieVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our waitress was rude we received vibes as if she did not want to wait on us, which was very annoying. She kept looking at us in a strange way--we did not like that. It took her too long to come back to our table. After our meal, she asked us if we wanted anything else, and we said, yes we would like to see the dessert menu, instead she brings the check. We told her again, that we would like to order dessert, then she brings the menu. We only ordered soup and salads, if this was a problem for her then that's her problem, you go to the restaurant to order what you want to eat! I have been to the Hamilton several times, but this is the first time I received this type of treatment.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becoming a go-to place for lunch
    rrbluncher
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great place for a quick business lunch, or even a dinner after work. The menu is sizable but after having nearly a dozen dishes there I can say that they have all been wonderfully prepared. Portion sizes are great for the price, which is such a rare find in DC (much less this area of downtown). A perfect balance of price, quantity, and quality. I also tried their sushi happy hour (3-6pm half price), and that was great as well. Please do save room for desert - you'll be happy you did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great surprise
    MikaelVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Met a friend for a cocktail and dinner and was shocked by the loudness. We were yelling at each other over the noise. What saved the night for me was the delicious food and the great service provided by Antoine Wissmann. The best and has a sense of humor. Going there, please request him. He was just what was needed when he confirmed the loudness. I still think that it's a great location and a fun place once you know what to expect. BTW, I would go back but only if Antoine is my server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay, but not great.
    BriP8
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Took my daughter to the Hamilton after previous good experiences. Our service was slow. It took us almost 2 hours for just two of us to eat. My ribeye steak was a lousy piece of meat. It was charred on the outside and overdone. My daughter's salmon was overcooked and rubbery. The service was slow. We were left with empty drinks twice. Had it not been for the floor manager coming by, we may never have seen dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Slow service.
    Ashby9
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Went twice for lunch. The food is delicious. Interesting menu. They carry some different things than the usual restaurant. Love the lamb kofta and grass-fed burgers. Don't be in a hurry though because the service is slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable.
    kac4food
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had the opportunity to eat at The Hamilton three times. The bar area was very noisy. The first dining room was still noisy. The last time I ate in the back dining area and the noise level was loud but not overly so. The food was good but each time I thought the food was a bit salty. The service was very good even with a large group. I like that the menus are a little different each day. That was a surprise. The hanger steak was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat
    BearVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is our second visit to Athens Hamilton, and we will definitely be back often. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    jennyd123
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were leery at first because of its proximity to the White House and tendency for cities to have tourist traps so nearby. The food was fantastic, so much so that we ate there twice during our stay! The cheese plate was fantastic, as was the lobster roll (I had it both times!), and you MUST try the shakes (toasted marshmallow was amazing!). This is definitely a must dine in downtown DC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice experience
    LuncherVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had family in town from CA, and they enjoyed the classic Washington feel of this restaurant. We had a super appetizer-shrimp tempura-and my scallops entree was delicious. Friendly and profficient service. I would definitely go back and recommend this place to others. The only downside is the noise level.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent performer
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    During our most recent visit here for dinner, we had a wonderful experience between well-prepared food and one of the best waiters around. We were entertaining guests from out-of-town. That can be a challenge when one isn't certain about their food preferences. But there truly is something here for everyone, from the "picky" eater to the full-fledged foodie. The news levels vary throughout from loud to relatively quiet. We asked for a quiet spot, far in the back and were pleased with the way it worked out. Closer to the bar, it can get noisy at night, particularly on weekends. Fans of sushi will do well to order from the special sushi menu. There's a different vibe for lunch, which is all about business. Also good for tourists.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food!
    Seram2VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    we have celebrated several BDay lunch at Hamilton and we always love it!! Good food, good service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambiance
    Msbee
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I always try something different when I attend the Hamilton so the menu selection was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The service was terrible. Slow getting to the table then treated like i was doing them a favor by patronizing the Hamilton.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All first timers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Guests liked it a lot since they had never been there before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was fine but the service was not. It was slow and unresponsive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I ordered the quiche which was nothing special and kind of small
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    GeegVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I really like the Hamilton's food, and the location is great for me. But the server I had seemed overwhelmed. First, she gave the iced tea my guest ordered to someone else, failed to bring the sweetener, took 30 minutes to bring out our main courses (a pastrami sandwich and a bento box), and then disappeared without getting my guest soy sauce. The last time I went here (about a month ago), the service was too fast. This time it was much too slow. When I have to constantly look for the server to get me what I need, something is wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-theater lunch
    girlsluncherVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Easy, close, delicious, old wood comfortable...Love the softshell crab sandwiches and fries!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the food, Services is Awful
    MohickeytxVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We love the food and recommend this restaurant to all our friends, HOWEVER, the service Fri night was awful. We brought friends who had been wanting to come and eat at The Hamilton. The booth table we reserved and waited for - was 'seated' accidentally and they had to ask that group to get up and move. We were finally seated - and then a waiter NEVER SHOWED UP....to the point my husband got up and went to the Hostess Desk - and then one of hostesses ended up taking care of us all night. They need more waiters as the service here ALWAYS is spotty - normally the service is very slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoying FIFA World Cup vicariously
    TheBigE
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our family had an enjoyable meal at the Hamiton. We were there at the end of the match between Costa Rica and The Netherlands. It was raucous in the bar but interesting. Dinner was very nice in the semi-private booth by the window.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice as Nice
    PackBlack
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Ate there twice while visiting DC over the 4th of July. Very diverse menu. Reasonable prices. Very good beer and wine selection. Service was great the 1st visit and pretty good the 2nd. On both occasions the food was well prepared and very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Good Music
    MehMeh
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The service was poor, and my party had to rely upon other servers and management to take care of us. The only thing saving this review is the quality of the food. The portion size is exceedingly generous and may induce fear and/or awe. The huge portions allowed us to serve some dishes family style. Another plus about the Hamilton is their music, which includes international acts that rarely visit the US. Good food, good music and a good atmosphere that is great for family, a group of friends or date night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clyde's Gone Upscale
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food isn't very inventive, yet it's quite satisfying for this spawn of the middle-brow Clyde's Group. We shared a softshell crab plate , then one of us had the house-cured pastrami nd the other the grits with shrimp. Our Open Table reservation on July 4th was honored immediately, while walk-ins had a 40-minute wait. Our server seemed friendly -- when we saw her. When we never got the bread that went to other tables, we had to flag a manager to ask for some. And when my wife's dish arrived with the grits way-cold, we had to flag another passing manager to have them heated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tonisVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were here 4th of July with group of 6. We waited 10 minutes past our reserved time to be seated. The food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great overall place to eat.
    rvmorgan1971
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We have dined at the Hamilton three times now and have enjoyed every visit. The food and service are excellent and we highly recommend it. It's nice to be able to order a good steak as well as sushi at the same place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food
    Localdiner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The Hamilton is quite large, comprising several different rooms/themes and a nightclub below. This used to be a department store space, so that gives you an idea of the square footage. My husband attends events and lunches during his business week regularly, and really likes it. Our family dined there for the Fourth of July--and on a very busy tourism day/evening, they did a great job with pleasant service and great food. We were lucky to have reservations, as the wait otherwise would have been an hour or more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice restaurant, poor service
    Curley
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The Hamilton is a beautiful restaurant but they have managed to complicate the wait staff so much that the service is awful. The waitress basically takes your order and disappears while a slew of servers appear now and then with various parts of your order. Also, the booths along the outer edge of the room are FREEZING. So if you go, request a table not a booth.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Location, Good Food!
    FamilyTravelers
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I had the shrimp with grits. Absolutely delish! Just enough spice to give it a kick and the grits had a great texture. The grits were the perfect consistency, not runny / soupy but thick and hearty. The flavors mingled nicely. Dessert was their chocolate brownie thing and it was really good too - I left very full. Overall great food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2doWIneVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent restaurant in DC for a visit when in the area. They have a noted wine list and great selection of 1/2 bottles. Food is delicious but not inexpensive. They have large portions so you can easily share. I would recommend for a great bite when in DC but expect it to be expensive. The service is good and there are comfortable booth seats if you request from the hostess. We will be returning :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very enjoyable
    scott
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    service was great on a 4th of July holiday weekend and the food options were diverse and delicious. Shakes were a great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hamilton
    BearVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Service was excellent, and the food was very, very good. Strongy recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent entrees
    AndyP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My wife and I went with our two kids while on vacation in DC. I was a little nervous when we walked in because the seating area around the two bars was very loud. Luckily they walked us into the separate dining area and it was very quiet. We had salmon, a ribeye and a porkchop and all three were some of the best we have ever had. Service was very attentive. Deserts were good but not great. Expensive but finally had a good meal on our trip after many disappointments.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.