Cinnabar - Hyatt Regency Crystal City

3.9
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Cinnabar restaurant showcases American classics featuring seasonal and local ingredients.
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Sun 11:00AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM

What 73 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Quiet
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BE
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appreciate the gluten free options and friendly, attentive service!

HE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed. Open Table should have informed us

JC
Richmond
53 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent. The service was impeccable.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had this reservation well in advance. When we arrived, there was a sign saying the restaurant was closed for lunch and dinner...no further explanation, and the hotel staff did not seem to know it was closed, much less why. Hotel staff made an effort to assist and told us to see a manager in the bar below. However, some other guy met us and set us up with a table in the middle of a very noisy happy hour bar crowd in the bar area below the restaurant. It took him five + minutes to find a third chair and then he left. We saw the handwriting on the wall about what was/was not going to happen next and left. We went to Ted's Montana Grill and it was great-- you can give them a good rating if you like, but it is no thanks to Open Table, Cinnebar, or the Hyatt Regency--we solved our own problem...No more Cinnebar for us and we have lost confidence in the reliability of Open Table reservations going forward...you can thank Cinnebar at the Hyatt Regency for that...

HG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The waiter provided excellent service. My friends enjoyed their steak and salad. My tuna was substandard. The restaurant was beautiful with as relaxed atmosphere.

DG
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes. The food was surprisingly tasty. The service was good.

VF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Breakfast buffet is convenient, a little bit pricey, like any hotel buffet. Service was good, but check out process was a little bit confusing. Omelette lady was super nice! Variety was decent.

k
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Waiter was a poor listener, acted before he heard what we were saying. One person in our party found a piece of cardboard in his salad.
Manager comped that person’s meal. Food was okay overall. A little pricey for the quality. Won’t be back.

TK
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and excellent service. Shrimp and Grits were yummy! Oysters were a big hit.

SM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Cinnabar, located in the Hyatt hotel, was typical for a hotel restaurant. Open table lists the prices as moderate ($$) but the actual prices are grossly elevated for the quality. The cheapest item they had was the Buffet and it was $25. Some of the food was undercooked (potatoes) and some was not edible (the flank steak). The buffet had a salad blend with about 6 toppings to choose from plus some bread and crackers. There were two dessert options of apple strudel or chocolate cake that tasted defrosted. I might have had a better experience if I chose the bar on the 1st level over the dining room on the 2nd. I would recommend stepping out the front door and going to a nearby chain restaurant instead.

c
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good selection and service, convenient location

JK
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Breakfast was best meal at the restaurant. Staff very friendly and attentive. Awesome omelets.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. No one in my party of 6 was disappointed

J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome dinner! I had a great time and my server Lifen was amazing. She took extra care of us. Thank you for a great time!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good experience!

e
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Southern food in DC is tough to find

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Khandanker was a delight. He remembered us from drinks the night before. Made us feel welcome. Explained menu items well and checked in with us frequently. Couldn't of been a better night. Food was delicious, presented well and was coursed properly timing wise.

M
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience4

When I arrived at 5:30 for my reservation, dining room was closed and a sign said to go to Lobbibar. I ordered off Cinnabar menu and food came promptly. Manager called, I'm not sure what the mix up was but he came to Lobbibar, apologized that I was inconvenienced (it wasn't a big deal to me), and insisted on buying my dessert.
I have since eaten breakfast and lunch in Cinnabar which is light, comfortable, spacious. Food is good but staff are superb. Kind, attentive and care that you are satisfied.

BTW, if you order for room delivery, they are fast and even the packaging is done with care. Recommended!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfectly nice restaurant inside the hotel overlooking the lobby. Convenient, quiet, good menu choices & excellent services .

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Hostess just pointed to a table for us and never actually sat us.... then it took a while for a server to acknowledge that we were even thete

m
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice service with average food.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. It had delicious food and decor was beautiful. I think because it's in the Hyatt and it was a Friday night that many people are out in the city site seeing. I would definitely go again. The steak was so tender and flavorful. The oysters divine, chicken juicy and brined. We really enjoy our food and it was quiet.

TD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We chose this restaurant for a pre-theater dinner. We ordered the duck and it was prepared perfectly. The service was outstanding.

RM
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The service was slow and the restaurant was nowhere near full. They were out of some of the menu items and we didn't find out until we ordered. We didn't get bread until after our entrees arrived. Bread did come with a unique cherry butter that was good. Steak was thin and overcooked, not a $40 steak. Crab cakes were ok, but go to Maryland instead. Recommend this as a convenient option if you are staying in the hotel.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I took my Dad and my husband here for father's day. We had a reservation for 5pm. The restaurant opens for dinner at 5pm and we had the restaurant to ourselves for about 30 minutes. We were seated next to the rails looking over the Atrium and although the Atrium was crowded you did not hear the noise. The server was just OK; however the food was delicious. I definitely will be coming back! The prices were reasonable, although the prices on the menu was higher than the prices online. Overall it was a great Father's day for my dad and husband. I would recommend to family and friends. You do get 2 hours free valet parking . But be aware of the parking attendants, they tried to scam us for money for parking.

KO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son Issa, best friend Linda, and I visited Cinnabar for their Mother's Day brunch! The service team was warm and very welcoming! Our brunch started with mimosas from the mimosa bar! Juices includes orange, mango, blueberry, cranberry, and pineapple! I think we had one of each! The buffet included an omelette station, beef carving station, hash browns, bacon, chicken sausage, ham, mahi mahi, salad bar, mini waffles, grilled vegetables, and I'm sure a number of other items that I'm leaving off the list but all were delicious! But it didn't end there. The dessert bar was full of single serving treats - and the sugar cookies were to die for! We felt the most responsible thing to do would be to try everything! Salted caramel cookie cups, Nutella mousse, blueberry cheesecake, strawberry short cake, cherry cheesecake, fruit tarts, key lime pie, black cherry chocolate cheesecake! YUMMO! We were then presented with a take away gift that included the cutest brown bag with a seeded heart!We were also given white carnations! The bag included lavender macarons and seeds which I planted in a flower pot the same day! Much love to the team at Cinnabar - we had a wonderful time! We felt genuinely welcomed and cared for!

g
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food selections were limited but we'll prepared and presented. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Even the manager (we assumed he is one of the manager) comes around and checks up on your experience. Our waiter Hamid is very attentive and all smiles every time he comes and checks on us. He even offered us coffee to go when we settled our bill. Most amazing is when Hamid came back and gave me a mother's day gift. It a goodie bag with a seed heart and French macarons. And my husband was so delighted with the free valet parking it's a treat for him.

E
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A serviceable hotel restaurant in a servicable restaurant. Enough said.

EF
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tried Cinnabar for Easter brunch this year and the food was outstanding. Just the right amount of variety and selection, and all excellent

j
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Easter brunch buffet; friendly and helpful wait staff.

TC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is interesting and worth the visit. I had the Caesar Salad with actual anchovies on the side. The Romaine was grilled and just amazing house dressing. For the main dish I had a tomato pasta dish with garlic and cherry tomatoes. Very nice combination.

W
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The special four course valentines menu included excellent quality at a bargain, keeping it simple. Service was slow, not enough wait staff. The upside we were finished with each course before the next was brought. Wait staff was very polite and provided all that we asked. Management should have staffed up for weekend surge Valentine's weekend, Presidents Day Federal holiday, extremely cold weather. Valet parking was a painfully slow experience took over half hour to retrieve car, mass confusion.

SM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a wonderful, quiet dinner here. I did not expect that much since it was a hotel restaurant, but the food and service were both outstanding. We will definitely go back.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We came to DC for the Marine Corps Marathon and were staying in the hotel so we thought we would give the special pasta buffet a shot for dinner. As we walked in, everything seemed chaotic which was odd because the restaurant wasn't especially full. After being seated, no one came over to our table for almost 20 minutes and when they did, they poured water and left without a word.

So, we got up and just went to the buffet. The food was very good and everything was fresh and flavorful. There was a good selection of salads and pastas and even dessert.

When we were done, someone immediately brought over a check which we decided to just add to our room bill, thankfully, because after waiting 10 minutes no one came back to get it.

Overall, the food was great and the menu sounded amazing; however, the service was very chaotic.

OT
Los Angeles
722 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast at this wonderful Hyatt Regency Crystal City restaurant. Hamid is an outstanding waiter and he's all about providing outstanding service. Every service need, want and desire was handled with aplomb. Job well done.

j
Pinehurst
33 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for the ideal place for Mother's Day brunch, without the massive buffet and high price and the Cinnabar was the perfect choice. The size of the buffet was just right, the service was very cordial and efficient, and the price was reasonable.

OT
Los Angeles
722 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was particularly delicious this morning. Everyone on their "A" game for Mother's Day. Overall, job well done.

OT
Los Angeles
722 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Limited menu. Nevertheless, had delicious waffle chicken appetizer, which was prepared nicely. Onion soup and Caesar salads tasty, but what was truly outstanding, once again, with this restaurant is the amazing service. Tonight, the unsung hero was Sheyla, who was extremely kind, friendly, professional and a true gem. She made the evening, consistently checking in with us and ensuring our dining experience was truly memorable. Job well done.

OT
Los Angeles
722 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service is the best thing about this Hyatt Regency Crystal City Restaurant. Hamid is incredible, sensational and a real asset to the smooth operation of this establishment. Buffet items were cold - eggs, bacon and sausage. Otherwise, nice assortment of breakfast items. Special kudos for Hamid for a job well done.