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.

1200 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 448-2300

Website:
http://www.jeffersondc.com/dining/the-greenhouse/

Parking Details:
$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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.9

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3.9

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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Afternoon Tea (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We dined at Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food, service and atmosphere were extraordinary. We are so pleased we celebrated at Greenhouse!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

I loved this place. Great ambience and good food. I would def go back. It’s def one of my fav brunch places now.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server ignored us completely. White of support and given my

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very beautiful hotel but ambience at the Greenhouse may be improved by playing background music. It was too quiet!

Overall a great experience! Already recommending to friends and family!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Decorated beautifully for Christmas. Lovely elegant setting. Nice menu. Quiet place to have a nice meal. Enjoyed a delicious latte and flavorful bacon.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was very good service was attentive. Tables are very close so there is no private conversation. Given the prices, some breakfast pastries would have been nice. Cost for two for a very nice breakfast with tip is $100

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It is an ideal location to enjoy a special lunch for the holidays. Just lovely!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The Greenhouse is very elegant and exceeded all expectations. We had brunch, lemon ricotta pancakes. Absolutely delicious. Service impeccable. Nice quiet atmosphere conducive to conversation.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Elegant and delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Lovely, classic atmosphere with extraordinary ambiance and service. Beautiful and elite in feeling for a special meeting or to treat yourself and a friend to an elegant breakfast. Perfect!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great atmosphere and excellent food.

A little pricey for lunch ($100) for two, but loved having a quiet place to catch up with an old friend.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

A very nice and relaxing place for brunch with a good menu selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I loved this place! So gorgeous and the food was delicious; perfect for a tea party or brunch to feel fancy!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent Service!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This is a great spot for a business lunch, especially if you are not seated near one of the large tables wit h a group lunch. The service is impeccable.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Second time and the service is great as well as the food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The alcove is wonderful. Beautiful experience in every way.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great location for a quality business lunch. Food is very good, along with the service. Had two appetizers that made a wonderful lunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The perfect elegant gem.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Beautiful setting with elegant service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A true splurge and experience. Great food and atmosphere in a historic hotel.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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'.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My daughters and I had a wonderful brunch on Fathers Day. Beautiful atmosphere, lovely service and delicious food. Valet parking was reasonable and very convenient.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Excellent business lunch. Will return with friends. Worth every penny. Fantastic all around.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Good food and service and always a great place for business meals

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The ambiance is lovely, went there with a friend for brunch. It is such a great place to go with your girlfriends or take family/friends when they're visiting, will surely come back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Staff did not seem happy to serve us.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Elegant greenhouse beautifully decorated with excellent service and delicious food. What more could you ask for?!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent Mothers Day Brunch, good service, and a nice ambiance in the Greenhouse. However, the menu is very pricy, and with the costly brunch one should get the Mimosa included.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Great location. Food and service was excellent. Reasonably priced for lunch

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Beautiful ambiance, very high quality food. We went for early breakfast and everyone loved what they ordered. The basket of pastries was delicious, service was perfect. Highly recommended!

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Hamburger meal should offer the option of a bun.
Tea service was with a teabag - chintzy for a deluxe place like this.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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