Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

CB
Washington DC
113 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

DN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Servers not attentive

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best breakfast in D.C.

TH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely come back again!

DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

is a perfect place for business lunch or afternoon tea

MN
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

I was very disappointed in the waiting staff, my party and I were waiting for our orders to be taken. I expected far more hospitality given the grandeur of the hotel

a
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful brunch in an intimate setting, perfect for a date with my significant other.

CB
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere.

MB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Jefferson! Great food and always amazing service!

EV
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, and beautiful atmosphere. We’ll come back!

LS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service excellent and the it was nice and quiet, so we could converse at a normal voice level. This is an excellent restaurant for Sunday brunch.

AD
Charleston
142 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Greenhouse! The food and service are excellent!

AD
Charleston
142 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Greenhouse so much that we are having three meals in 24 hours there! Always perfect food and service.

AA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day celebration and it was terrific!

B
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made reservations for the afternoon tea. When we arrived, we were informed that the restaurant at the Jefferson Hotel has discontinued the afternoon tea. We settled for a nice brunch but would have much preferred the afternoon tea or a notice before we arrived.

NR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm tempted not to rave about this because I want to be sure to get a table the next time I want to go. But the food and service are terrific and it is a great place to have a serious business conversation.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Greenhouse staff is accommodating, the food is delicious and the setting is lovely.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere. A special treat!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delightful and delicious. The ambiance was so beautiful and elegant. Service was kind and prompt. Had a lovely time with my mom for Sunday brunch in DC.

BC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting with wonderful brunch and great service!

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a nice experience. The ambiance was amazing.

FH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
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.

BR
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
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.

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.

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.

B
Washington DC
5 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.

F
Washington DC
221 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An anniversary brunch in beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately, first champagne choice was not available but nice substitute provided. Eggs Benedict and French Toast were perfect choices.
Definitely, a special morning meal!

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.

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.

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!!!

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

Great brunch in DC!

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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