DNV Rooftop Lounge

3.5
17 reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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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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.
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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.
Additional
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
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3.5based on all time ratings
3.0
food
3.2
service
3.4
ambience
2.6
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58% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Terrible menu and very small place very disappointing

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WD
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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CW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

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.

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V
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

No menu to speak of. Terrible service

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

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.

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Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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+.

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C
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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RW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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