Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

4.8
535 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in downtown DC, just four blocks from the White House, Greenhouse's power breakfasts and lunches are served under The Jefferson’s historic skylight. Natural light streams from above, creating an informal setting for daytime meals that perfectly complements the light, fresh and energizing fare on our menus.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Staff was very accommodating for our 9 month old.

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DC
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in an even lovelier old hotel has terrific service and is very quiet for easy conversation. Food is okay on the whole but nothing to write home about and certainly not a good value for the money.

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SK
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were eating from the brunch menu which is mostly comfort food. I thoroughly enjoyed the fried chicken and waffles. My wife had the avocado toast and it was delicious. The atmosphere is light and airy with istoric Jefferson memorabilia and the room is delightfully quiet - perfect for catching up with a friend who you haven’t seen in a long time. We had a delightful meal!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Most elegant dining environs in the DC area. Great coffee/ latte. Pumpkin soup delicious but should be served with bread.
Would appreciate if restaurant would put more effort into offering Gluten Free dishes.

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LD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a delightful experience but perhaps suffered slightly from setting expectations a trifle too high, because of the Michelin factor. Were it not for that, the rating would more likely have been 5 Star. Also, the wait staff, while exceedingly gracious & friendly was not quite as attentive as to be expected. Several times, the dining room was sans staff-for example, no way to catch an eye & ask for more coffee etc. because no one was even in sight. Nevertheless it was a delicious meal , a delightful experience. We’ll come again.

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CK
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Usually love this place, but was a bit disappointed with lunch. Really expensive and the food was not that good. I would definitely come here for brunch again (which is great), but I do not think I would come back for lunch.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful historic hotel. Great holiday atmosphere and service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Staying as a guest of hotel

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JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location for a quiet lunch. Service was outstanding and the ambiance was pleasing and relaxed.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, beautiful setting and low noise; perfect place for a business lunch.

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m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite spot for a special breakfast or important meeting over breakfast. Elegant, impeccable service and lovely food. This has become a tradition to start the celebration early in the day for my birthday. Classic Washington!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was attentive, friendly and professional making this a pleasant experience. Food was excellent!

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MD
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast in the Greenhouse at The Jefferson is a treat that all visitors to Washington DC must experience. The beautiful dining room, the elegant decor, and the outstanding service make this one of my favorite spots in DC.

I'm delighted to write this recommendation!

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LB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was beautiful, much like the rest of the hotel. Excellent service, however, the food left much to be desired. The major disappointments for me were the burger and hot chocolate. The burger was not prepared to my liking and the flavor was unimpressive, while the hot chocolate was very weak. Beautiful venue so I might return and order a lighter meal.

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JF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and setting. Nice for treating yourself or a business meal.

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JN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Greenhouse continues to live up to past expectations. As a special brunch, it is superb.

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AO
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute place with a great atmosphere! We loved it and the service was impeccable. If we are in DC again, we will be returning. Things that set it apart for us; it was a rainy day and they warmed our wet jackets so we could leave comfortable! They also made sure my purse had a place to sit, so it would not need to be on the floor. Great attention to detail! I highly recommend:)

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WE
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent breakfast and the service is superb!

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WE
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is incredible- the best coffee we have ever had!

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, as always. I go to the Greenhouse often and the service is impeccable and the food delicious.

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G
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service second to none!

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Peaceful. Lovely to look at. Remarkably well priced. One of my favorite places to treat myself and friends.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. It was be far my favorite restaurant in DC!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a baby shower brunch and the hospitality was amazing!! Thanks for such a beautiful ambiance and delicious food!

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MV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, attentive service. Great destination for Sunday brunch.

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CP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the high quality food. We would return again any chance we got. Loved every bite.

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HP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Greenhouse feels like it’s plucked out of a past era in DC dining history, where lavish meals were paid for on lobbyist’s client expense accounts and service, quality, and ambiance were of the utmost importance. The beautiful setting, bright, natural lighting, and delicious food all contribute to a formal atmosphere that is perfect for small celebrations or a fancy meal for an out-of-town visitor. The numerous newspapers available for reading are a very nice touch for any breakfast or brunch.

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DT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous breakfast in a quiet area. Impeccable and thoughtful service that even offered a stool for me to place my hat on. The food was fantastic

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TA
New England
81 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had two brunches and a lunch at the Greenhouse as staying at hotel. The food was outstanding at each visit. Nothing to complain about. Great fresh juice and coffee as well. Good selection and again well prepared!

The service on the other hand was really subpar for cost. One day took over one hour from sitting down to getting served and I am pretty sure they forgot order as other tables were moving much quicker. Other days, you almost have to jump up and grab someone to come over. The staff however was pleasant enough otherwise.

They were very nice about writing off the 1h wait meal, but of course this was the day we were checking out and wound up checking out late because of it (which they didn't like).

Had dinner at Plume which was a completely different experience service wise.

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VS
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary stay at the Jefferson hotel. The ambience is beautiful and the food was very good. I had the egg white omelet and lemon ricotta pancakes and my husband had the eggs and waffles. Both of our meals were delicious! Will return soon!

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DK
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a bright, comfortable, and elegant setting with impeccable service.

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AD
Charleston
112 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the delicious food, excellent service and beautiful, charming ambiance

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!! We really loved it and it was a great place for a group of friends to get together. Would also be wonderful for a birthday party!

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place in the city. It’s effortlessly elegant and delightful. The food is always delicious and the staff’s attention to detail impeccable

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast was fast and hot. Staff was very attentive .

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we were there for Sunday brunch. Our group had lemon ricotta pancakes, Belgian waffles, French toast, an omelette, coffee, tea and juice. The food was very good. The dining room is beautiful. Our service was amazing! It is rare to have outstanding service at any price in DC but the Greenhouse st the Jefferson is an exception. It doesn’t disappoint!

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MM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely lunch
Delicious and reasonably price
nice menu

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M
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! So relaxing and the food is good as well.

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