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Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

4.7
474 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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.
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Phone number
(202) 448-2300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Meagan Stroud: (202) 448-3253
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Parking details
$15 valet parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We look forward to welcoming you for our Mothers Day Brunch at The Greenhouse Restaurant! Please note that we will be serving brunch from 10am until 3pm and only be offering a three course, pre fixe menu for the price of $115 per person (and $55 per child 12 and under). Happy (early) Mothers Day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 474 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.9
ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on January 8, 2017

One of the most enjoyable Sunday brunch spots available

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2017

PERFECT FOR A BUSINESS OR PERSONAL LUNCH WHERE QUIET, BEAUTIFUL VENUE AND EXCELLENT SERVICE ARE APPRECIATED.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Quite a fancy venue! Best sourdough bread I've ever had!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Could not imagine a better place for a special get-together in the nation's capital.

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2.0Dined on November 30, 2016

This was my second visit to The Greenhouse. The room is lovely. But the service was poor (very slow, inattentive) and the food was mixed. The tomato salad was delicious, but my Mediterranean platter was brought as a soup bowl of hummus with a tiny dollop of baba ghanoush and a couple of olives. It wasn't a "platter" in any sense it wasn't what I was served three weeks earlier when I ordered the same thing. Yet the waiter insisted the bowl of hummus is the same "platter" they have always served.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

What a spot to dazzle some out-of-town guests for brunch. Gorgeous dining room, exquisite service — they even provided pedestals for the ladies' handbags! Classic Washington at its best.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Jefferson hotel is genuine definition of the 5-style hotel. This historic hotel has the most elegant and beautiful decor. The restaurant located in the entry way simulates a "court house" vibe with iron gate. Their service is outstanding. They even have a small stool for lady's bag (a bonus). I would highly recommend this place for a date, mother-daugther afternoon tea, or out of town guests. Food is great but it is pricey. However, just for the ambiance, I would definitely come back

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2016

Took my daughter and friend for special lunch. Elegant, historic-feeling setting. Delicious food. Cozy out of the way eating alcoves. Great service. Fun for brunch with yummy cocktails. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2016

The food, service and ambiance were excellent down to the most ellegant of details, a little upholstered stool for my wife hand bag! Lovely brunch and a highlight of our visit to DC.

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3.0Dined on November 7, 2016

Staying in hotel so made sense to have breakfast here - had the obligatory lobster omelette, interesting but expensive.
Poor service, waiter tried to take a half eaten away from the table.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

We had a wonderful breakfast. The lobster eggs Benedict was delightful.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Was a pleasant experience!
We are all delighted by the ambiance plus great service and delicious food!
Yes would recommend and can't wait to
Go back!

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

What a lovely brunch spot-- very elegant to take out of town guests

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Absolutely beautiful place. It is located within the Jefferson Hotel, which is brimming with history itself. The hostess for the day/HR manager was incredibly polite, friendly, and hospitable. The concierge was eager to share his knowledge, though we were not even staying at the hotel. Fantastic place. Dress well!

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2016

Lovely light green mistroni - almost japanese in simplicity & delicacy. Friendly attentive staff. Perfect for an intimate lunch under the glass skyliggt.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

My date and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Greenhouse Jefferson Hotel for lunch.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2016

Recently visited the Greenhouse for my sister's birthday lunch. It was perfect. The room is beautiful. The service was excellent. The menu was great with several items that were perfect for a ladies's luncheon. I didn't want a typical DC Power Lunch and Greenhouse did its job well.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2016

Amazing brunch! I've gone back 3x since I first tried it.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2016

Food was ok, pastries a bit stale. Location is fancy and impressive. Get the lemon ricotta pancakes for brunch.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2016

Wonderfully quiet, elegant and beautiful restaurant. The food was delicious. Valey parking at lunch helps!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

It was my last day with DC with my boyfriend and we wanted something nice for our last meal there. It was delicious! Make sure to order something made by the chefs. So good! And so nice inside! Loved it.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2016

This beautiful space was perfect for a women's outing on a Sunday afternoon. The Jefferson is a very impressive hotel with the charm and poise of a true luxury hotel and The Greenhouse does a great job of channeling that into a light, open, and airy venue. We very much enjoyed the great service and glamorous atmosphere but the prices were very high and the noise level (with only one other party in the room) made it difficult for my friend and I to hear each other. Besides that, it was a lovely experience and I look forward to bringing friends there in the future.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

I absolutely love the venue! The food and service are always fantastic!

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1.0Dined on July 14, 2016

the servers were the worse! they feel theybare royalty and they are being bothered! we were visiting and walking around, hence not dressed for the Oscars, and it was97 degrees outside. Regardless, we were paying for the food and yet we were treated like beggers.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2016

Had a lovely breakfast with my husband. Afterwards we made use of hotel lounge for a bit of reading. Will definitely visit again and hopefully stay at this gorgeous hotel. Beautiful restaurant with friendly staff and delicious food.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2016

We had breakfast here for a special occasion. It was a lovely setting with delicious food and impeccable service. The dining room is beautifully appointed and the wait staff is professional and attentive without hovering. The lemon ricotta pancakes and the lobster eggs benedict were amazing.

My only reason for a four-star rating rather than five was our table. We had a reservation. However, apparently the best tables are "reserved" for people who have asked for those specific tables. We did not know that. When we arrived we asked for several tables and were told those were already reserved. At least two or three or those tables, however, remained unused throughout our time there. It was just irritating.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2016

Both the brunch and the setting were elegant. And the valet parking for only $10 is a major plus given that, on a Sunday, all the neighborhood parking garages appear to be closed or close early. We'll be back soon again.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2016

The Jefferson is a small, classic hotel. The Greenhouse is perfect for a delicious, classy breakfast or brunch -- perfectly prepared food, impeccable service.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2016

I had a business lunch here and found every aspect of the experience great. The food was very good, the service was attentive but not intrusive and the atmosphere was very attractive. All in all an excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2016

The Greenhouse is beautiful and the service excellent. Great place for business lunches where you want to hear the conversation. Servers are discreet and don't hurry you out the door if they see you're still talking.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2016

The service and atmosphere at the Greenhouse are beyond wonderful. And the food is first rate, too. I go there whenever I can.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Gorgeous hotel and dining area, excellent service. I went for Mother's Day (taking my mom and sister) and she really felt special and appreciated. The food was quite good and reasonable portions, although given a prix fixe menu we could have skipped the desert items (nothing special). Also drinks were not included in the $100 pp price for brunch, which feels a little weak from a value perspective. Honestly how much are mimosas? Should've been included in the base price. Overall I spent $375 for 3 people for brunch - great service and a nice experience, but not so amazing that I'll become a regular. But it's worth it for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

We chose this restaurant as one of our friends was leaving our group. It was lovely, elegant and the food was fabulous. A true treat.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2016

The Greenhouse at the Jefferson is the perfect place for a cute luncheon with friends, a smart destination for a business meal, as well as ideal for a romantic date with your special someone. Not only is the location easy to reach from all over DC, it's ideal if you work downtown. The service has always been impeccable from the moment I've walked through the doors. Most importantly the food is continuously fresh and delicious. I highly recommend Greenhouse at the Jefferson and know I will be dining there often in the future..

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2016

I have been to the Greenhouse for business lunches and I have never been disappointed. The service is always attentive without being pushy, the food is always excellent and the noise level is low enough to be able to have a business conversation without shouting. Strongly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2016

Beautiful and unique place, good food, great service. Love the floral arrangements there and throughout the hotel.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2016

Food was excellent. After bringing our food the waiter never checked on us again or refilled our beverages.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2016

The service was beyond reproach, however, the meal was not that impressive. The bacon was served in a couple of broken pieces and the French toast had too much ricotta cheese on it. When a meal is simple (French Toast and Bacon), it is easy to be critical, a more complex dish would probably receive less scrutiny.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2016

The hotel is immaculate boutique hotel and the brunch was fantastic. The salmon tartare and coffee was amazing. Eggs Benedict for my wife was great and my steak and eggs was pretty good. The steak was well cooked but a bit too much fat. The ambiance is terrific and the servers were attentive and quite pleasant. Highly recommend it

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2016

The staff here are consistently a cut above anywhere else. Discrete, attentive and classy.

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