Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

4.7
580 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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BC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting with wonderful brunch and great service!

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FH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambience, as always, was great; such a pretty place. The food, however, was not worth the price. I ordered the quiche. The piece I was served was very average in taste, and a very small portion for the price of around $20. One expects more from Greenhouse.

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BR
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved this place. Every vacation we try to find a fancy restaurant to dine once during the vacation. This spot was beautiful and the service was phenomenal. Not to mention the food was delicious. I would recommend this to anyone going to Washington DC. Although if you don’t have a vehicle and you are using the metro- it is quite a walk.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Fresh and tasty menu selections. I had the lemon ricotta pancakes with bacon. The coffee was excellent too. The cafe's atmosphere was very charming as well as romantic. Superb service from doormen, host and waIt staff.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent the week in DC with a friend & enjoyed a nice brunch here. One of the best experiences I’ve had. Food was amazing, service was very polite, accommodating, & respectful. The ambiance was incredible as well. Will definitely be back for a meal next time I’m in DC.

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Although I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and the food, I felt a bit insulted when the waiter brought the check and commented about not wanting to be there all day; implying that I hurry up and pay.

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P
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Greenhouse Jefferson Hotel was amazing. The service was exceptional, the food delicious and the atmosphere was lovely! We will certainly return to the Greenhouse. The reception staff took photos of us to share with our family back home.

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KD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A few girlfriends joined me for an impromptu bachelorette brunch and everyone was so impressed. The staff was so nice and accommodating. The space is beautiful and so elegant. Would definitely come back.

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CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I recently celebrated my mother’s 92nd birthday at The Greenhouse with 6 guests. Two were my 5 year old grandchildren. The staff was attentive and went out of their way to make sure we experienced a glorious brunch. The menu was varied with delicious choices for all of us and everything we chose was delicious!

Starting with aperitifs consisting of Bellinis and Mimosas, I had the Lobster Eggs Benedict which were absolutely scrumptious. I would highly recommend the brunch at the Jefferson Hotel and will definitely return!!!

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JK
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch in DC!

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D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Bewildering. We had a special group for Easter lunch including seniors and an older, disabled friend. The table was booked for 2pm. The host kept explaining to us that the previous diners were taking longer than expected. We were eventually seated at 2.45. We and our senior friends had been left to wait in the hotel lobby for 45 minutes! The restaurant staff were apologetic and the manager gave a reduction and free drinks - for which we were very grateful. But we remain astonished that a restaurant of this caliber would make such a hash of a reservation.

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OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was inattentive. The setting is lovely.

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JE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room setting. I savored, along with the food, the attention to every detail. The service is the BEST you will find anywhere today. Fellow diners were dressed for the occasion and some were not-eclectic mix. The food was unusual, delicious and beautiful. If I were to make one change it would be to have a little less quantity and portion and less cost. It was pricey for our family. Having sad that it was a special event that we will enjoy for a long time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Had brunch here and it was lovely. The ambience was wonderful and the servers were very kind. Everyone we encountered was very helpful.

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C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Would recommend the brunch and will go again myself.

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K
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful breakfast with wonderful service in a gorgeous bright setting.

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BM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish the brunch options could be a more selective group choice.

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SL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday, and I was delighted with the experience! The ambiance, service and food were excellent.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t be more perfect! Food, ambiance, service.

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and relaxing place to have breakfast. Lovely setting, staff very courteous, and attentive and we didn't feel rushed at all. I will come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent brunch

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NR
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to the Greenhouse for the first time after many years and was delighted with the service and the food. It was the perfect place for a quiet business breakfast -- and one I will return to!

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SW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch in delightful setting and attentive staff.
Can't wait to go back.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Only criticism is that the chicken and waffles had a puddle of grease at the bottom of the plate. Which in turn caused the waffle to be a tad soggy.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful brunch spot! The service was excellent, the food was out of this world, and the ambiance/decor was perfection. Totally would return.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service staff could be friendlier.

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SK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Great service and delicious food. A real treat

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RN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food at a lower brunch price than I expected, and excellent service to boot. In addition, I had to call afterward about a small logistical question and the staff handled it quickly. Great work all around!

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M
Grand Rapids
55 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We dropped in for a last minute reservation when a different place we tried for brunch was just not happening, on a Sunday morning. The Greenhouse ambience is lovely, it's very peaceful, we had a little corner that was made into a sort of grotto, very private but not isolated. For a restaurant weekend brunch menu, the options are decently tasty. The coffee is very good. We split the croque madame and the stuffed French toast. Both were very good - the croque came with a small tasty salad, and was very well made (do definitely recommend it with the egg on top). The French toast had a lovely blueberry compote. The service is very attentive. I think I've stayed here some time ago (we were in an Airbnb this weekend). I usually do not eat at hotel restaurants, but at least for brunch I think this is a good one, and if you want a place to talk and take your time with someone, the food and service are great, and it's a lot more relaxed and serene than most hot brunch spots.

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b
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a fine lunch. Service was not as attentive as I have come to expect from previous meals at the Greenhouse.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an utterly delightful lunch in the Greenhouse. Our table for two was intimate, set against a charming mural. It was quiet and we were able to talk for hours. There was unobtrusive music, but I didn't notice it until a pause in the conversation. The food was delicious. Altogether a soothing oasis of calm civility and elegance.

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LP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, food, and atmosphere were all at the highest quality that one would expected from the Jefferson Hotel. They make dining with friends an enjoyable experience and the valet parking option was a life saver in D.C. Five out of five stars, would dine there again.

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere and amazing service!
We truly enjoyed the Sunday brunch at the Jefferson’s Greenhouse.

Would highly recommend it.

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a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lunch event for 14 in the private room. Outstanding service, delicious food. Timing in between courses just right. I would definitely come here again.

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a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food in a beautiful, quiet setting.

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MJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous.

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CB
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely Sunday lunch experience! We all loved the atmosphere, the food and the service - there's little to add to the hundreds of great reviews of this restaurant-so all I'll do is agree 100% and start looking for another reservation.!

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our 50th anniversary the entire experience was lovely.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good meals and best service

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was nice for the most part. I love the location and the atmosphere. The waiter was very pleasant however I asked him to record my birthday toast and my friends and I were so excited but he apparently didn’t listen and didn’t push the record button. The once in a lifetime toast was unfortunately not captured. And he didn’t check on us often enough. The majority of the time it was the hostess that was attentive to our needs.

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