Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

4.7
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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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PJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the venue. Loved the service. Am so grateful, thank you very much.

SW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delightful! Exceptional service, delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. What else can you ask for.

TL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

prompt attentive service, great food and THE quiet corner away from all the noise.
Was greeted personally upon arrival
And really inexpensive for all it was

j
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place for brunch. Try the lemon ricotta pancakes, the bagels and lox, the Belgian waffles, the pork sausage - we had a large party and must have covered almost everything on the menu. Next time we will try the lobster Benedict and the chicken and waffles. And yes, there will absolutely be a next time. Beautiful setting, wonderful staff. We were surprised that the bill was so long; expected it to be twice as much. We'll definitely be back. Ranks up there with the really high class Four Seasons restaurants, IMHO, for less money.

BM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for calming, quiet business lunch. A new go to place for me.

S
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at the Greenhouse is the best part of any workday.

JS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast every time we are here. The caviar parfait is a delicious and unique dish. The restaurant is very elegant and the staff is superb.

A
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The avocado toast with egg and radish was divine. Belgian waffle is very good. The coffee is high quality. Delicious sorbet. As always, the atmosphere is lovely. Love this place for breakfast. One of my favorite DC destinations.

JA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to the Greenhouse is exceptional and it never disappoints - from the service to the food to the beautiful surroundings. Truly my favorite brunch location in DC!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything - from the professional friendly hostess to food and tranquility of the place - was excellent.

D
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had breakfast there several times. The food is outstanding service impeccable the greenhouse room lovely

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food not as it was from last time we went.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

DC
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As my lunch guest put it - "this is civilized dining" ! :)
From ambiance, to professional level of service, to culinary expertise, everything was extraordinary.

r
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Nice but overpriced, service good but hard to know who to ask for refills or the check, I notice they don't have nametags or awards from Relaix and Chateaux they used to have. On the other hand, get a reservation, they will seat you. Decor unmatched in town.

OT
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Very disappointed with my brunch experience here! Overpriced and bland food! Can’t believe I paid $12 for a small glass of freshly squeezed orange juice that tasted like cough syrup! Lemon Ricotta Pancakes were horrible...dry and overly sweet. Potatoes were greasy and bland. Unfortunately, the bacon was the best part of the brunch. Service was average, but a little rough around the edges. Ambiance was lovely. However, you can’t eat ambiance. Expected more from this upscale restaurant. Won’t be returning.

BC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overpriced. Food was very standard, nothing special in the eggs Benedict dish (my date had crab Benedict’s and those were a bit better). Espressos were sub-standard. It’s a nice, quiet place, but not worth $150 for two for breakfast.

MR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an intimate breakfast. Excellent service and food.

AG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most excellent.

J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a private room which we didn’t ask for. Our party was 8 plus an infant. We had several attentive waiters. Two diners had special dietary requests to which they were aware of when we arrived. Holiday decor was beautiful; we took several photos. Murals and carved woodwork abound. It had been our favorite bar and hotel for special occasions in Washington, and will now be our favorite restaurant for private dining!

K
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My friend and I went to the Jefferson for lunch/brunch. As always the place was fairly busy. The food was ok - not great! The service was ok - not great! The waiters and servers all looked like they were wearing clothes that did not belong to them! Kind of messy and disheveled.

The rooms at the Greenhouse are great for intimate meals and really pleasant. Just wish the menu was a little more interesting.

Parking in the area is terrible - Valet is 20 bucks! My friend loves this place!

BA
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A calm oasis for a memorable brunch. Service was attentive & well done. Food was fabulous. A nice extra touch was a choice of major Sunday papers. Relaxed & unrushed elegant start to the mornings worth the splurge.

G
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good American food, good European service in traditional atmosphere.

SH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have one complaint. We had reservations for 1:30. I understand that this is the last time period available for brunch. At about 1:35 we were told that the kitchen would be closing down in a few minutes. We were still waiting for one guest (she arrived a few minutes after 1:35). If reservations are available at 1:30 you must allow enough time for guest to arrive and to view the menu. At that point I felt rushed and unfortunately it did mar our dining experience.

RR
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jorge is a excellent server. He was very attentive!

MI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially enjoyed David Bueno, general manager, taking the time to greet me and my guests.
Wonderful Sunday Brunch experience.

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is definitely 10/10. Great breakfast selection and excellent service!

K
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time- the ambiance was amazing! I can’t wait to go back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Elegant, quiet and pleasant. Wait staff was superb. A tiny pricey but worth it. Food was delicious.

OE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is fitting to the restaurant's name, "The Greenhouse": It was light and airy and decorated with plants and flowers. The table service (and the whole dining experience) is elegant and an indulgence: after being seated, the staff provided me with a cushion on which to place my purse! We had the Sunday brunch: the baked eggs and blueberry French toast were excellent. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. Would definitely go back the next time I'm in DC!

SA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was amazing. But the waiter was grumpy he did not smile

CB
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely, elegant place to dine for lunch or dinner. I asked for a table in one of the alcoves and even though the restaurant was not full we were seated at a table in the main dining room - again since there was little noise we didn't complain.

The roasted chicken salad was delicious - the tomato quiche with feta was a disappointment: tasteless, and dry with a too thick crust. It was accompanied by a small bowl of baby arugula that had seen better days. Overall this is a really nice place to dine - so I"ll be back - I just won't order the quiche.

SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While I have been a longtime fan of the restaurant, the food today wasn’t as terrific as it usually is, there was a hair on my plate amidst my food, and $16 for an extra cup of coffee seemed excessive. Will pass next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, the food, and even the dishes were aesthetically beautiful. The food tasted excellent and the severs were top notch. This is a great place for a fancy brunch or afternoon tea. Highly recommend!

FE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food! The food was not only good but it came out really fast. Would definitely come back.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Breakfast was good. Wish they have more seafood on the menu.

DN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Servers not attentive

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast in D.C.

TH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Great service, the food was delicious. Quiet and relaxing too

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely come back again!

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