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DNV Rooftop Lounge

3.5
3.5
17 Reviews
$30 and under
South American

One of the top boutique rooftop lounges in the heart of downtown DC, DNV Rooftop is a local favorite for live music, Japanese street food and craft cocktails. Our acclaimed beverage program includes house-made bitters and tinctures, classic cocktails with a nod to Japanese ingredients, and fun options like boozy popsicles.

Come up and enjoy these creative beverages along with bites inspired by Tokyo's lively nightlife, or gather a bunch of friends for our weekend rooftop brunch!

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    South American, Crossover, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm
    *Sunday DNV Rooftop Pool Party from noon to 5pm, 21+, brunch hours

    Mon-Wed: 4pm - 11pm

    Thursday: 4pm- 12am

    Fri: 4pm - 1am

    Sat: 12p - 4p (brunch)
    Evenings 4pm-1am

  • Phone number

    (202) 379-4366

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yo Matsuzaki

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Thomas Circle NW

  • Parking details

    We offer valet parking through The Donovan Hotel. Please see a valet attendant outside of our entrance for parking assistance.

  • Public transit

    The closet metro stop is McPherson Square for the blue, orange, and silver lines. Farragut North station is also quite close for all red line transit.

  • Entertainment

    We offer weekly entertainment with local live bands each Thursday evening at 6pm. Entertainment is weather dependent and may be cancelled in the event of rain.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Main

  • Smoked Trout Avocado$11.00

    Grilled cherry wood smoked trout, guacamole, chili tomato, house made tortilla chips

    • Shumai$9.00

      Steamed house made pork & shrimp dumplings, masago, chili-garlic sauce

      • Midori Salad$9.00

        Asian mixed greens, tamanegi dressing

        • Scotch Egg$9.00

          Panko fried soft boiled egg, Tokyo sausage, Korean barbeque aioli

          • Chicken & Waffles$12.00

            Fried chicken served in a waffle cone bowl, Negi compound butter, cashew honey butter, maple syrup

            • Shrimp & Grits$15.00

              Sauteed tiger prawns, manchego cheese grits, shiitake mushrooms

              • Short Rib Hash$14.00

                Miso braised short rib, fried fingerling potatoes, poached egg, jalapeno vinaigrette

                • Sour Cream Pancakes$9.00

                  Fluffy pancakes, orange-ginger butter, vanilla maple yogurt, seasonal fruit

                  • Beignets$10.00

                    Gluten free Beignets, powdered sugar, strawberry-brandy sauce

                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                    What 17 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    3.5
                    3.5 based on all time ratings
                    • 3Food
                    • 3.2Service
                    • 3.4Ambience
                    • 2.6Value

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                    1. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Vancouver

                      2 reviews

                      vip
                      1.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on May 26, 2018

                      overall1food1service5ambience1

                      Terrible menu and very small place very disappointing

                    2. WD

                      WalterD

                      Miami

                      35 reviews

                      vip
                      1.0

                      35 reviews

                      Dined on September 16, 2017

                      overall1food1service1ambience2

                      We stayed a couple of time waiting for a waiter, place seeemed to be abandoned, when we were about to leave I decided to go over the kitchen entrance and call for someone that appears to don’t care, came, put us seated, placed empty, I had to ask for menus, ordered burgers, took an eternity, worst burger have ever eaten, definitely not worthy a penny go to that place that is the main attraction if the hotel, by the way we were staying in the hotel, will never came back neither to the hotel. It was lunch time, and if I would have gone to Mac Donald’s it would at least be paying for what I get.

                    3. M

                      Mrsjones

                      Washington DC

                      1 review

                      1.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 29, 2016

                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                      They cancelled my reservation and did not email me or call me. When I arrived I was told the rooftop is closed today. They did not ask me to reschedule or care that I was from out of town and this was a big inconvenience. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

                    4. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Las Vegas

                      3 reviews

                      1.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on September 18, 2016

                      overall1food1service2ambience2

                      The food was awful. The food took longer than a hour to come out. The food was way to greasy and tasted like old oil being reused. it was not worth the price we paid for. The manager walked by to ask how things were and we told him we weren't satisfied, all he said was I apologize for that and he continued to walk away.

                    5. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Washington DC

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on September 4, 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      My first time there. I brought my husband s a surprise and he and I loved it! Beautiful view and delicious food. Thanks or your service!

                    6. JL

                      JLane

                      Washington DC

                      1 review

                      1.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on August 20, 2016

                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                      I had reservations for brunch at 12PM. My friend and I showed up, and the guy at the door did not know if they had brunch or not. They proceeded to tell us, we could sit and wait... it was 11:50ish. There was no one outside, no table set up, NOTHING! We asked the door guy again, and he told us again he didn't know if they had brunch. Needless to say we left, no rooftop brunch and bad service.

                    7. CW

                      ChristianneW

                      Washington DC

                      15 reviews

                      4.0

                      15 reviews

                      Dined on August 6, 2016

                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                      Beautiful view, but I just wish there were was a bit more food for the price that was quoted. The watermelon drink wasn't that great but the customer service and view just made the experience great, probably would come back for the view only though.

                    8. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Washington DC

                      3 reviews

                      3.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on July 2, 2016

                      overall3food3service1ambience5

                      We didn't need a reservation. I spent an hour being transferred back and forth on the phone -- trying to contact someone to change our time by an hour, only to show up and realize we didn't even need one. They don't have a phone number that actually connects to them at all.

                    9. V

                      Vanessa

                      Washington DC

                      10 reviews

                      1.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on June 19, 2016

                      overall1food1service1ambience2

                      Unfortunately, beyond the view of the city the Donovan Rooftop was disappointing. A group of us decided to do brunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. The menu was very limited, I believe there were approximately 5 brunch items. With most brunches, there are drink items such as mimosas and bellinis offered which was not the case DNV although, they were willing to provide. Each guest either ordered the chicken and waffles or the shrimp and grits which were there most popular items. When asked whether the chicken offered was white or dark meat, the server replied, "it's fried". Maybe, she was under the impression that African Americans love fried chicken thus, the type of meat served shouldn't matter. Needless to say both items lacked flavor and the portions were small. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone, not even the hotel guest. DC is the home to some of the best restaurants, to patronize this restaurant would be a disappointment to any patron.

                    10. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Los Angeles

                      6 reviews

                      1.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on June 18, 2016

                      overall1food1service1ambience3

                      No menu to speak of. Terrible service

                    11. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Washington DC

                      15 reviews

                      vip
                      3.0

                      15 reviews

                      Dined on September 20, 2015

                      overall3food3service3ambience1

                      The actual lounge is quite small. We ordered the shrimp and grits which was just ok, the chicken and waffles which we sent back because the chicken portions (tenders) were over cooked as well as the shumai which was tasty. I'd prefer a better atmosphere with some music and peppier servers who were knowledgable but a bit o we worked. It's ok but I wouldn't return for brunch maybe just for a drink but then maybe not.

                    12. a

                      ajfoodie

                      Chicago

                      123 reviews

                      vip
                      2.0

                      123 reviews

                      Dined on September 19, 2015

                      overall2food2service3ambience4

                      We went for lunch/brunch on a Saturday where the weather was gorgeous. The rooftop gives a nice scenic view of the Thomas Circle area and a nice vibe. If your table was right by the music speakers, it would be difficult to carry on a conversation; ours, a short distance away, permitted easy conversation. The rooftop might be unpleasant if it were hotter; I did note there were area heaters for cooler weather. The menu was somewhat limited but interesting. The food (orders for 3 people) came out at all different times, which was unfortunate as all were "hot" dishes and ideally should be consumed promptly. Overall I'd give it a C+.

                    13. C

                      Celeste

                      Washington DC

                      32 reviews

                      vip
                      3.0

                      32 reviews

                      Dined on September 5, 2015

                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                      Food is average and came out not quite hot. The chicken and waffles was not good. The service was slow despite us being the only ones there.

                    14. RW

                      RoseW

                      New York Area

                      7 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on August 29, 2015

                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                      Because of the building height restrictions in DC it's hard to find a place with a view, but this made us feel like we were back in Paris! The staff was super sweet and the food was enjoyable, but portions were a bit on the small side. Overall I highly recommend a visit if you're in DC.

                    15. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Washington DC

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on August 1, 2015

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!Beautiful view!

                    16. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Washington DC

                      32 reviews

                      4.0

                      32 reviews

                      Dined on August 1, 2015

                      overall4food3service4ambience5

                      The restaurant was very nice, the views were amazing, nice ambiance - but the portions were very small, for the full price. Still, the food was good. There was also a rather limited menu selection. If I go back, it will be with visitors in town and we'll go for the view - maybe more of a drinks place - but still, an enjoyable time.

                    17. KW

                      KariW

                      Washington DC

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on July 4, 2015

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We were able to sneak up here after the rain and proceeded to have a lovely brunch. They were nice enough to accommodate our group of 7 after a straggler decided to add on to our party of 6. The drinks were excellent and the food was good, although the plates were on the smaller side. Thankfully we were there more for the drinking so it worked out. Overall, it was a great way to start our holiday. Oh and we loved the bartender.

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                    DNV Rooftop Lounge is rated 3.5 stars by 17 OpenTable diners

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                    Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                    • Cross street

                      Thomas Circle NW

                    • Neighborhood

                      Downtown

                    • Hours of operation

                      Brunch: Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm
                      *Sunday DNV Rooftop Pool Party from noon to 5pm, 21+, brunch hours

                      Mon-Wed: 4pm - 11pm

                      Thursday: 4pm- 12am

                      Fri: 4pm - 1am

                      Sat: 12p - 4p (brunch)
                      Evenings 4pm-1am

                    • Cuisines

                      South American, Crossover, Fusion / Eclectic

                    • Dining style

                      Casual Elegant

                    • Dress code

                      Smart Casual

                    • Parking details

                      We offer valet parking through The Donovan Hotel. Please see a valet attendant outside of our entrance for parking assistance.

                    • Public transit

                      The closet metro stop is McPherson Square for the blue, orange, and silver lines. Farragut North station is also quite close for all red line transit.

                    • Payment options

                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

                    • Executive chef

                      Yo Matsuzaki

                    • Entertainment

                      We offer weekly entertainment with local live bands each Thursday evening at 6pm. Entertainment is weather dependent and may be cancelled in the event of rain.

                    • Additional

                      Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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