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Roofers Union
Roofers Union
  • Address:
    2446 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20009
    Neighborhood:
    Adams Morgan
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Roofers Union Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://roofersuniondc.com/
  • Email: info@roofersuniondc.com
  • Phone: (202) 232-7663
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Marjorie Meek-Bradley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Metro: Redline - Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/Zoo stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Roofers Union
From the team behind Ripple in Cleveland Park, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Roofers Union, a new restaurant now open in Adams Morgan. The menu at Roofers Union will showcase chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley's take on casual tavern fair inside a neighborhood restaurant and bar.

The bar program will focus on craft beers and cocktails as well as 10 to 12 wines by the glass on a moderately priced list from around the world.

A cozy and relaxed first level houses a cocktail-centric bar with 24 seats, while the main level features floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the restaurant with natural light and of Adams Morgan’s bustling 18th Street. The vibrant dining room will offer full service with a range of seating options including a revamped 20- seat bar, tables for large groups, and banquets.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was a little disappointed at first when I found out the roof top dining was "first come first serve" even though I made a note on my reservation and couldn't find any information about the roof on the website, but we decided to stay and eat inside. The beer selection was awesome with a wide array of local and cask beers. The grilled asparagus and snap pea appetizers were very good, but the grilled chicken sandwich and BLT were nothing special. The dressing on the side salad was very light and good for summer dining. Overall the experience was good, but I wasn't overly impressed with the food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is just the sort of place we can see forsee coming to a lot. Close to home in a neighborhood with a dearth of good food, a really fun and delicious menu and a great beer/wine list. We're thrilled to welcome Roofers Union."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The 2nd floor dining room is really nice—great to have those nice big windows. Our server was friendly, although not terribly reliable with her suggestions—seemed to think everything was a good option. My friend asked for a beer recommendation—something not too hoppy and not dark—and got a dark, hoppy beer. The mussels and steak skewers were good; some of the more ambitious dishes less so. The cocktails were also good, but seems like maybe they should stick to the basics."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We had a really nice experience. The wait staff was attentive and the food was really good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We loved overlooking Adams Morgan while we ate! Delicious and unique entrees and cocktails!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "After finding the restaurant online, we made reservations for our group this past Saturday. Their website and menu looked great. However once we arrived it was just all very disconnected. We're we supposed to go upstairs to check in or was the bar downstairs affiliated? Is it a sports bar or a cool local farm to table type restaurant? The drinks were all too sweet and their plum mead tasted like vinegar. The food was just okay. Not at all worth the pricing. We all agreed that it was just "meh" and we weren't looking to return. Disappointed because it looked so great online!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was great. More like tapas/share plates than formal meal. Awesome setting on 3 levels. While we couldn't sit outside it was great for drinks. Sweetbread po boy and sriracha honey chicken sandwich are amazing. Lamb ribs a bit fatty but delicious if you like things like pork belly. Reasonably priced, great beer list, and well needed addition to he neighborhood and DC."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "On top of bad service, the menu is literally stupid--from what's on it-- 'gee do I want a sausage or a sandwich for dinner?--/' to the obtuse and pretensions way things are written. The beer list is interesting, but again, it takes about ten minutes of reflection before you can figure out what you want due to the stupid order things are written in. And overpriced-- $75 for a sausage with flavorless potato chips, a BLT (soggy because of an egg) with gross supermarket fries, two speciality cocktails (not good) and two beers. In fact, in keeping with the restaurants identity, we won't be so stupid as to ever go back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Staff friendly if a bit brash, service started well and dragged a little at end. Mostly good food. Sausages were good to fair. Burger was disappointing epecially lousy roll and frozen fries.Nice menu though"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My dinner at Roofers Union was outstanding. The place has a great vibe not to mention perfect cocktails.Our group had the chicken sandwich,burger and the fish.All of us where really happy with our choices also the bar snacks are fun and good. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A friend and I tried this place over the weekend. Great views of 18th street, a very fun (and extremely loud) bar scene, and the games were on. Aside from the bar snacks, I didn't feel that the plates or the sandwiches were that amazing. The menu isn't very inspired. The chicken wings were yum and spicy, but I didn't care much for the beer-steamed mussels. My cocktail - the Helter Skelter - was very good, however. I think if they stepped up their food menu, this place would be more of a neighborhood favorite. The noise level gets unbearable after awhile though, so be careful if you're trying to have a real conversation."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The sriracha Chicken Wings are incredible. Love the fried Brussels Sprouts. Wonderful service. It is a loud and hopping place, so be ready to lean in to your companions!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent choice if your looking for an interesting menu with good food at a reasonable price in a fun, funky setting. By day/ early evening perfect for anyone, families etc. By night , a trendy cool scene. I loved it and so did my college students. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I am a big fan of Ripple (owned by the team behind Roofers Union) and had hoped for the same great food quality in a more casual Adams Morgan package. Regrettably, that wasn't the case. We had the brussels sprouts (greasy and not tasty), and artichoke dip (gloppy), and then a chicken thigh sandwich and the quinoa black bean burger. The chicken sandwich was the best, and it was only ok. The quinoa burger was terrible -- weird sweet taste (cinnamon?). The service was very attentive and the drinks menu extensive (beer lovers, take note.) It's LOUD, so don't go expecting to be able to have a quiet conversation. The location is great (heart of A.M.) and the decor is very cool. I'm heading back to Ripple."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The upstairs is a great spot for a budget-friendly date."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Great addition to Adams Morgan. The food was "firing on all cylinders". Service needs some work, and I think they could do something to soften the decor a bit. A bit on the loud side. Will be great when the roof deck opens."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I will be honest. I did not know what to expect. Considering the train wreck of restaurant of the previous establishment my hopes were not up to high. In addition, when I read the menu I thought it seemed very "basic". The service at the was excellent. The wine list and the beer menu was rather extensive. Inside looks AMAZING. They did a fantastic job! You can see out the windows and take in 18th street in all of it's glory. The menu may look basic, but the tasted was not. Think "Americana" with a fresh flair. I would put this as a great restaurant for you and some friends to meet during the week to catch up or a causal date night. Only complaint is the noise, if there is some way to dampen it just a bit, it would be perfect."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Adams Morgan needs more places like this. It's casual, with great food and a good beer selection."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Very let down by the experience. VERY, VERY overpriced. Very weird, grease-centric bar menu. $60 for two hot dogs, one salad, one order of Brussels sprouts and two soda waters ($7 dollars for two waters--with no refills!)."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The service was quite good. It's not a place I'd go out of my way for, but of I were in the area, I might stop by."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Four friends celebrated bithdays in a nice setting with good service and delicious interesting food."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great beer list. Good food. Nice atmosphere. Great addition to the neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I love the vibe of this place. Floor to ceiling windows overlooking 18th Street, interesting industrial decor, Black Keys radio blaring, young wait staff and managers clearly into what they're doing. The chef is from Ripple, and she's obviously been given free rein to innovate here too. It's a limited, inexpensive menu with something for foodies as well as the folks who just want a good burger. I enjoyed the veal sweet bread po'boy appetizer. The best entree we had was a combination of grilled suasages playfully called the "sausage party." What goes best with the food is the great selection of craft beers. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Loved the general decor and the service was outstanding! The noise level was a bit too much for us - if the music had been a bit lower we could have talked much better. Food was just ok but the place is still new. One appetizer was good (spouts), the other we sent back as the ribs were completely fat no meat. Chicken and steak were fine but nothing special- better elsewhere. Did not have a sausage/dogs but they looked great. Will try that next time. Chocolate chip cookies used chips which were far too small but the idea is a nice idea. Might give the place one more try once they work out the kinks- if it does not improve there are enough other great places in DC that I might not go back"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We went there to try out the new neighborhood spot and the food was very disappointing. The chips, which are house made, were extremely greasy, the cauliflower with mint came out cold (we expected warm), the sausages were very dry and didn't have alot of flavor, the corn dog was not a corn dog in anyway except that it had a thin breaded encasing, which was also greasy and thin. We also had the steak and frits, which was ok. We ordered the steak medium, it came out med rare and the french fries were really cold. The fritters and the brussel sprouts were good except the fritters needed more of the sauce to dip them in. The beers were good and service was ok. There wasn't a whole lot of food knowledge by the waiter."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Both the trotter arancia and the fried chicken thigh sandwich were tasty. Definitely worth checking out."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I can't imagine a soft open going more smoothly for a restaurant. The food was all delicious, the cocktails were great, and the service was attentive and seamless. The cocktails were all pretty standard pricing and very good - the food was very reasonably priced for how good I thought it was. I expect Roofers Union will do incredibly well - it's a great replacement for the hole the Reef left in the neighborhood when it closed. I will definitely be back again soon!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The Reef has transformed into a shabby chic dining spot perfect for a comfortable date or a catch-up session with friends. We went during the "soft open" weekend, so the noise level may increase as crowds pour in, but this weekend it was the perfect place to enjoy a casual dinner that didn't require yelling over the noise. The two-top tables are spacious, and each seat has a great view of the wall of windows that look out on the excitement of Adams Morgan. Go for the snacks and the "stuffed" items. The burger was ok, but not the best in Admo. They have a great local beer list, a small, well-rounded wine list, and a small list of specialty cocktails. We really enjoyed the Bloodbuzz and Punch Up at a Wedding cocktails."
    Dined on 2/7/2014