Hawthorne

4.3
157 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Hawthorne is an American restaurant and tavern located steps from the intersection of 14th and U Street. Hawthorne features four floors with five bar areas and two dining rooms perfect for casual drinks and bar bites. We have one of the best bottomless brunch deals in town. Our brunch special is $37.99 and includes 2 hours of Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, Orange Crushes, Bud Light, one choice of a entree and a Fireball shot. Hawthorne is famous for having one of the best rooftops in DC. The rooftop is retractable, can be utilized in all weather and has an incredible view of the city and monuments. Zagat named it one of the top 10 hottest rooftop bars in May 2016 and is one of the DC Modern Luxury list of Top 2016 summer rooftops. We do not take seated brunch or dinner reservations on our rooftop. Reservations are seated on our 1st or 2nd floors.
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to Hawthorne and this visit was no exception! I had a friend in town for the weekend who wanted brunch and I’m glad we came here. Our waitress was amazing, keeping the drinks flowing and making sure we were always good. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

came to celebrate everything was great- food, environment, prices, staff. our table was by the entrance and we got shoved every time someone walked by and every time someone at the table behind us stood up or moved. the food portions were small as well.

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JohnaM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Two years ago we had a great experience for my friend birthday. I can’t say the same for me and her husband birthday brunch. Definitely should hire people who care about service and people experience.

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LouisG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

I've been to Hawthorne multiple times but it seems as though the menu has recently changed. The new menu is not as appealing as the old menu and the food definitely does not taste the same. Needless to say, I was very disappointed with my last visit.

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KaylaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was disappointing. Table next to us had people falling on the ground and they got kicked out. Our served told our table who had Omni issues that we were over served. We were underserved. First bottomless brunch where I left sober. Food was as fine but they couldn’t keep up.

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KiaraB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing time celebrating my 30th! I will definitely be back soon

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vipService
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service1ambience5

We were not seated until 20 mins after our set reservation.
Our server, was very bland and did not make our experience joyful. We did speak to the manager

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Toye
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brunch was just okay. We all got the chicken and waffles. Their chicken is delicious. The waffle not so much. The unlimited brunch is only worth it if you get three drinks or more really.

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vipElsaC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 2:15pm reservation and we were seated at 2pm. The Hostess was very nice and accommodating. Laura was our waitress and she was GREAT! It's a party brunch so music was loud and everyone was having a great time. Food was good and mimosas were flowing. Never an empty glass.

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DionaB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hawthorne was a great place for bottomless brunch! Made a reservation 2 weeks in advanced for Howard Homecoming weekend and was sent a confirmation text the day before to double confirm. Bottomless deal came with shots, plenty of mimosa refills were given and the food was very flavorful with decent proportions, but you may need to order a side. The only downside was getting waiter's attention when there was a problem with missing food (none of our sides came out with our entrees and there was no one to flag down for a while), but considering there only appeared to be 2 waiters serving our floor and the manager helping out it wasn't too bad. I would definitely come back !

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vipWhitWa
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service was amazing! We were there pretty early- around noon- and had the whole place to ourselves. It was really great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food is awesome the drinks are good, and the service has been superb! The brunch is everything. This is probably my new go to for brunch.

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DanitaA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Service was excess well as good food. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends for Brunch. The day party was a good addition.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice and cozy. Waiter was cool and helpful. Food and drinks were good as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Super fun place to go with friends for brunch! We got the new menu and the food was delicious! The waitress was super sweet, great atmosphere, fun time to celebrate a birthday!

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IMKB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

There was a shortage of champagne during the brunch bottomless deal. It took an hour before my friends were given a drink, however the staff was very accommodating. Would give the restaurant a 4 out of 5 if the drink situation wasn't so chaotic. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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Shanita
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted my best friends bridal shower here and it was so lovely! The staff was helpful and accommodating. The food was great and our waitress even helped me with some mini decorations - super sweet! We’ll definitely be back to enjoy the rooftop next time bc the music was poppin!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hawthorne was awesome. My best friend brought us here on our visit to Washington, and brunch was amazing! Our server was super sweet, and kept up with us with the bottomless mimosas. Bacon was a little crispy, but still good! Music was pumping and the energy was great! Thank you Hawthorne for an amazing brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Exactly as billed.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Truly enjoyed the drinks and food for brunch. Had trouble with noise level. My table couldn't hear each other to converse without yelling. Too bad because it's a pretty space with delicious food.

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NinaL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Group of 11 for a Bacehlorette party. Service was great, dood was room temperature and slightly underwhelming

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was alright - my burger was cold. Had an awesome time however.

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MeganMT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super disappointing brunch experience -- definitely would *not* recommend. We had a group of 8, but there was a group of 12+ next to us that was getting all of the server's attention and incredibly loud. That group asked for the music to be turned up to an unreasonable level (I couldn't hear the person sitting right next to me) and when we asked to turn the music down, the server told us that another group had asked to turn it up so there was nothing he could do. One of our entrees was forgotten so her food arrived when we were basically done. There were lipstick stains on one of the champagne flutes and the server didn't seem to care. After that the server didn't come back, I had to track him down to ask for the check. The food was also disappointing for the price.

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viprdiddyboi
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

3 hours of my life gone...the host took forever to greet us... they couldn’t find a table for us to sit at ... AND WE HAD A RESERVATION... they moved a couple from a table and cleaned it for us to sit... the waitress was not attentive and she even said “sorry I’ve been neglecting you guys”.... either this place just is horrible overall or they were short staffed Today, either way I probably will not go back...

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ImaniH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time! Our server Ashley was amazing! Music was perfect, drinks were on point & overall a wonderful time! We’ll be back soon!

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KristianD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I love this place but I wasn't happy with the service. Our service was incredibly slow and the server was very uninterested. They also ran out of shrimp so we couldn't get shrimp and grits.

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PoppyS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch but they don’t really operate as a restaurant it’s a bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food !!!

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Charly
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We went for bottomless brunch to celebrate my graduation. Overall it was great time, but service was a little slow to get to us, but once we ordered our food came out quick. Our food was ok, I got the Chesapeake Benedict and it in the greasy side and the eggs were also wet—when I cut into the eggs, water ran out with the yolk. My friend has the same thing happen with her benedict. Food aside, drinks were great and we all had a great time. Even after our 2 hours were up, we were politely told that they needed our table, which I appreciated. Tip: if you do bottomless brunch, ask your server to bring out 2 carafes at a time, get your money worth in drinks and helps the server not have to come around as much!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Had an 11:30 reservation for 5 and was seated and served promptly. Note they said bottleless starts at the time of reservation. Not when you get your drinks. (At least that is what the waiter advised)

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Zeli
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at Hawthorne that works there is super professional, nice, and very understanding. On Sunday when we got there late they still accommodated to our needs and never acted annoyed (even though I was at all my friends). The manager was super understanding and never made it seem like we weren’t welcome and I don’t remember her name but there was a host with long black hair and glasses, she was very nice and helpful too! Thanks so much for helping me change my reservations and dealing with two of my friends that weren’t 21 and still letting them come. Appreciate it so so much, had such a fun birthday!

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WaiC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food and drinks were good. Good atmosphere and service

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JamieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My friends and I attended for brunch and the food and service was amazing. Just wished they had more than two floors open for food service. The second floor gets a little tight when the tables are full. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Hawthorne was really good first time experience for a 21st Birthday party was AMAZING! the only reason they get a 4 is because we had someone under 21 at our table so we weren’t able to get pitchers of mimosas. But the food was soooo good and the mimosas definitely did their job so I will definitely be back

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DamolaN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It was really fun place . The brunch was a deal and the service was amazing . The hostess ,bartenders and waitress were all extremely attentive . The only thing we didn’t like was the food , came out cold and it was very salty , but the cold part may have been because we had a large party.

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vipJordan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for Brunch and was one of the best I've been too! Food was delicious and quick, server was extremely attentive and friendly, and value was untouchable! Definitely returning!

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vipAmenaR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Lewis and Hugo for making our brunch great!

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Asia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Loud. Poor service. The waiter came by like every 30 minutes if we were lucky. Burgers were undercooked. Completely ruined my birthday celebration. In addition to that, we were asked to give up our table because a reservation had arrived. Did not get my money’s worth in bubbles because waiter took forever to return to table.

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FloraP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and came out in a timely manner. The waitress was great about refilling our mimosas too, although I wish she would have just left a carafe at the table that way we would have gotten the most money's worth. Overall, Hawthorne has a great deal for brunch and some delicious food!

FAQs

Hawthorne offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 853-9194.

Hawthorne is rated 4.3 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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