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About Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
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.
Washington, DC 20036
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7am to 10:30am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am to 1:30pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 7am to 1:00pm.
Please indicate any dietary restriction at the time of reservation.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
$10 valet parking
Private Party Facilities:
The Private Cellar, inspired by Jefferson’s passion for wine, will be the hotel’s private dining room, and its walls will be lined with wine display cabinets and private wine lockers. Beneath a soaring, plaster groin-vaulted ceiling, guests will have the opportunity to sample the culinary talents of our culinary team complemented by wines from the hotel’s impressive selection of more than 1,000 labels. A dumbwaiter, fashioned after Jefferson’s own at Monticello, will deliver vintages from the cellar to the table. At 297 square feet, the Private Cellar will accommodate 18.
Private Party Contact:
Meagan Stroud: (202) 448-3253
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC Ratings and Reviews
Went for lunch w family the day before Thanksgiving - we had read reviews it was quiet and my father can not do noisy- it was perfect due to the holiday we felt like the only one in the place, great service, got a tour of the various cozy sitting rooms in the lobby, bar and it was elegant and well done Love classic decor and it was!
We’ve been looking at reviews for this restaurant for quite a while and finally made reservations for a birthday lunch. With our reservation we requested a quiet table and were extremely pleased to be seated at a romantic table within a nook with only two tables, a wonderful full ceiling skylight and beautiful green plants. Absolutely perfect!
We both ordered the lobster wedge romaine salad, served with hot rolls. Prior to ordering we asked about how the lobster was served and were pleased to learn that it is served as lobster meat, NOT chopped up and mixed with mayonnaise. We were both pleasantly surprised at the amount of lobster served on the salad.
The romaine was cut unusually into “vertically” long strips. Served with a lemon vinaigrette. This salad was absolutely wonderful. Ate every last bit.
We both had a lovely Riesling. No room for dessert.
All of the wait staff were very professional, attentive – excellent service.
We will definitely return to the Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel.
The Greenhouse is a very elegant place to have Sunday brunch. Our friends, cosmopolitan world travelers, were quite impressed with the sunny, airy ambiance of the restaurant. The food presentation was great looking, and tasted equally good. In particular, the Belgian waffles were light and airy, paired with sweet tasting berries.
I wanted a quiet place for a business meeting with a friend. There was no noise, so we were able to converse easily. The restaurant lived up to the excellent reviews and beautiful photos on Yelp. We sat at one of 2 tables in a private alcove off the main dining room which had colorful live flowering plants and a running fountain. The restaurant was very bright with natural light, but there's no view of the outdoors. No mind, the interior marble decor was classic and elegant. The service was excellent from the doorman, to the personable hostess, to the waiters. They brought us each a small footstool to rest our handbags. Never saw that before!! The place settings and china were beautiful. I had the hash brown which was very large, so it was undercooked in the center, unfortunately. Being vegan, they gladly substituted the accompanying sunny side egg and dried beef with asparagus and spinach, which I appreciated. The fresh squeezed orange juice was delish. Not sure it was worth $12 per glass, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The waiters didn't rush us, although they frequently stopped by to quietly see if we were finished. There were quite a few empty tables, but maybe someone had requested our choice table? The only other negative is that the restroom is one level down, but there''s an elevator. The trip to the bathroom was worth it. The chaise longue looked so comfortable, I was tempted to take a nap. I appreciated their mouthwash, after having eaten the green onions in the hash brown. The marble tile was beautiful, and the restroom was roomy, clean and odorless. Overall, I enjoyed my Sunday brunch. I recommend it for special occasions, or if you're wealthy, or can write it off as a business expense. Expect to spend close to $100 for 2 including tip, but without alcoholic beverages.
This is a beautiful space and the prices are comparable if not better than many other 'hip' brunch places that look like a remodeled garage. The coffee was quite good I was able to warm up my cup several times. The service was impeccable from door to table. Normally, I wouldn't comment on the chairs, but the seating at many restaurants has become unbearably uncomfortable. The chairs at the Greenhouse are plush and very comfortable. Additionally, the tables are not all smashed together--there's plenty of room for each table and a good amount of room for each seat at the table. The menu was uninspired and I think there was little that was memorable about the omelet or the lemon pancakes (which sounded amazing). I would come back with a friend or family member that wanted a comfortable pleasant meal with no crowds or 'scene'.
The food was delicious we ordered the lobster Benedict at 29.00 for one egg Benedict who knew you would think you get two eggs with an English muffin not worth it for the price and the waiter gave use the normal Benedict which cost 60 dollars per order he said he was sorry don't trust this place and very little lobster what a rip off
The lobster benedict served at brunch is delicious, and amply portioned. My friend and I were seated in the most adorable nook to the side of the restaurant although there appears to not be a bad seat in the establishment. The complimentary display of mini cupcakes at the end of the meal for my friend’s birthday was the nicest (and tastiest) gesture. From beginning to end, we were very impressed and left eager to dine there again!
The only comment I would make is that the restaurant seemed a little too warm. Not sure if it was where we were seated or just in general. Mostly restaurants seem to be too cool (too much A/C), but on Sunday, this one seemed warm.
I do love this place for a nice breakfast/brunch. I go there almost every time I'm in D.C. visiting my daughter.
Came for Sunday brunch for my birthday and we had a great time. This was our first visit to The Greenhouse, and I will definitely come back. I don't think this is an every day type of restaurant, as it's a bit posh, but I'd come back again for my birthday next year, or for another special occasion. We had the lemon ricotta pancakes (highly recommend), the baked hash browns (also highly recommend) and the French toast, which I enjoyed a lot, but it was not very french toasty (not a bad thing, just not what I was expecting).
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