DNV Rooftop Lounge

17 reviews
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$30 and under
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South American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Brunch
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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South American, Crossover, Fusion / Eclectic
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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
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Phone number
(202) 379-4366
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Yo Matsuzaki
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Cross street
Thomas Circle NW
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Parking details
We offer valet parking through The Donovan Hotel. Please see a valet attendant outside of our entrance for parking assistance.
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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.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Be sure to follow the DNV Rooftop on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on the rooftop opening and special events.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 17 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.5based on all time ratings
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58% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Terrible menu and very small place very disappointing

1.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

1.0Dined on October 29, 2016

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.

1.0Dined on September 18, 2016

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.

5.0Dined on September 4, 2016

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!

1.0Dined on August 20, 2016

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.

4.0Dined on August 6, 2016

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.

3.0Dined on July 2, 2016

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.

1.0Dined on June 19, 2016

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.

1.0Dined on June 18, 2016

No menu to speak of. Terrible service

3.0Dined on September 20, 2015

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.

2.0Dined on September 19, 2015

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+.

3.0Dined on September 5, 2015

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.

4.0Dined on August 29, 2015

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.

5.0Dined on August 1, 2015

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2015

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.

5.0Dined on July 4, 2015

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.