Sophia was the bartender that was servicing us and boy did she make our experience great. Although she was very busy and waiting several tables, she always chatted with us when she refreshed our mimosas and never made us feel like another table. The food is great, the music is great and the bottomless mimosas are the cherry on top!
If you want to have brunch at a night club, this is the place to go. Too loud to have any conversations though.
It is probably the best brunch experience in DC. Great service. Great food. Great drink options. Perfect brunch.
Came here for birthday brunch with 8 people. Warm DC day but the AC was broke so we were sweating a little. Were on 2nd floor. The waiter was great although a little overwhelmed due to he being the only server for whole floor. With that, drinks were filled and food came relatively quickly. Hate that they replaced fireball with moonshine shot.
Overall had a great experience, good vibes, and good food. I'd return.
Amazing! A must!
I thought Hawthorne was very accommodating. My original reservation was for four and they allowed us to add one more person when we got there. A lot of places I've been to don't allow that so that was a plus. The atmosphere was great and I really love the rooftop aesthetic. The music was on point and they take requests! My friends noted that the food could've been better but it wasn't terrible, and they give you full bottles of champagne if you order the bottomless brunch! Overall I enjoyed my experience :)
We went for Sunday brunch. Food was delicious! The drinks were really good and our waitress kept our drinks full and our table cleared! Will definitely go back.
Server was probably best I've had in DC, can't remember her name, but so on point. DJ played a great mix, great for the crowd and sure to please everyone instead of those DJs that just play Chainsmokers on loop.
Great food and service although it was rather loud, hectic, and boisterous due to St. Patrick's Day.
From the service to the food and drinks, everything was perfect. Made my birthday extra special!
Brunch deal was pretty good! Great spot if you want to drink lots of mimosas but the food was just okay.
Great customer service ! Went during brunch, mimosas were constantly flowing. Food was great. Good music. Overall positive experience.
Celebrated my friends Birthday here, the menu was limited but really has something for everyone. Food was tasty, drinks were delicious and the staff was very attentive. Overall great experience!! Would love to come back for Sunday brunch in the near future, thank you for everything!
I would have given them 5 stars across the board, but they made a critical mistake. Service was amazing and the food we did have was great... but they didn’t have two of the 10 things on the menu at 7pm on a Friday - the steak sandwich and the meatball sub. When you have such a limited menu, it’s inexcusable to be out of your best sandwiches anytime, much less a weekend night. The owners need to step up and support their people better. But overall, good food and good service.
Overall my friends and I had an amazing time at Hawthorne for brunch! The energy is the restaurant was super fun! The service was good, but at times a little slow, but that didn't take away from the experience! Great place to go with a group of friends!
Rachel is the best waitress ever
I went for the brunch on Saturday. There is a bottomless option which was a great price! It included an entree and a special shot for good measure. The crab benedict and fried chicken with sweet potato waffles were delicious!
The duckfat fries were PERFECT! Excellent service from our server as well. Thank you!
We did the bottomless brunch special and definitely had our money’s worth of drinks. Our bartender was great and made our drinks differently when we commented that one was too sweet for our tastes.
Went to Brunch here on a Sunday with my Brunch Crew - loved the atmosphere, the bottomless drinks, and food. Waiters and Bartenders were great- very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely do Brunch here again. Rooftop was really nice as well.
We went for a fun saturday brunch and had a blast. I asked them to customize a dish and they embraced it! Drinks were plentiful and delicious. Service was great - Geoff was attentive without being intrusive.
Pretty much exactly what you expect from a brunch spot. Good brunch and lunch options and pretty standard DC prices. Solid spot for a more high energy brunch as the vibe is on the louder side and there's pop music playing but by no means at an obnoxious volume.
My friends and I had the best brunch ever this weekend. Our waiter was constantly refilling our drinks and I felt like the bottomless brunch deal was worth it! Super fun atmosphere, not hard to get a table, awesome food. I'll be going back!
Great bottomless brunch options! Our server was awesome too.
The food was good, not great. But the service was fantastic and the ambiance was fun. They weren't stingy with the drinks. Server knew the menu well. Overall it was a fun, boozy brunch with decent food. I'd go back.
This place has an awesome brunch!! In my opinion, best in D.C.! A lot of D.C. brunches are packed with a list of rules but this place isn't like that at all, truly caters to their customers. Really good variety of drinks, great food especially for a bottomless brunch, and the major highlight is their staff. I cannot tell you how many brunches I've been to in DC who have the slowest, most unfriendly staff. This place has AWESOME service. Also, it's a really cool space and has a great rooftop. Cannot recommend it enough for large groups or just a small afternoon out with friends! Go!
We kicked off a rooftop bottomless brunch to celebrate the birthdays of 4 friends. The bartender and designated DJ, Cody was incredible. He exceeded our expectations with quality service and music. Good vibes all around!
The food was delicious with great options to choose from for our large party.
I have been to several Hawthorne brunches before and am looking forward to go back again for another!
Food (brunch) was not atrocious, but definitely mediocre. Service wasn't terrible, but not attentive or intuitive (not that my group needed the staff to stop by our table every 10 mins or so). Overall, it was just ok. Probably will not go to their brunch again-- maybe for drinks before dinner.
We had a terrible experience at Hawthorne. The air conditioning was broken and it was sweltering. Our food was bland and overpriced. I do not recommend and would not return (even if they had properly working A/C!).
The atmosphere is a bit loud for a date but the food is great and it's very energetic. I would go back again.
The bartender was our server this past night. 12 long time close friends coming from as far as India to celebrate Capital Pride. Sadly I can't remember her name. She was amazing! She ran the bar and our large party like a champ. Sweet smiling nice and giving great advice on drinks and meal ideas. Every meal came out perfect in a timely manner and everyone was pleased !
Was here for brunch -- food was fine - drinks were better. Service was good.
I'd only been to Hawthorne in the evening, so I was skeptical about eating there, but I was completely impressed! I've been brunching in DC for two years and I'd be hard-pressed to name another brunch with better bottomless drink options, a larger food menu or better service for a large group. I had the fried chicken sandwich at the suggestion of our fabulous bartender & waitress and it was delicious. Others loved the chicken and waffles as well. The orange crushes and complimentary fireball shot made this even more fun. I'll definitely be back!
Hawthorne continues to deliver. Excellent food! The staff is AMAZING!! They work together to ensure the guest experience is 5 diamond! #HookedOnHawthorne
The Hawthorne was a really nice place for my brunch outing. This was mother's day but it wasn't crowded at all and were seated right away. I ordered the chicken and waffles which was really good. The chicken was a little spicy and the waffle was flavored which added a great spin to the taste. I would definitely recommend going.
We went at 5 PM on a Saturday, so I'm sure our experience was atypical in how quiet it was. Skylar at the bar was our service and she was incredibly friendly and helpful. The food was delicious - we had a variety of small bites as dinner. Drinks: definitely try the bourbon smash with fresh raspberries and oranges!
Waitress was amazing!
Food was good (brunch) - liked the chicken sausage. I don't think we were overwhelmed but it did what brunch needed to do.
Good food, bad service, sweltering heat as AC was broken.