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For 2
Date
Wed, 5/23
Time
11:00 PM
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Hawthorne

4.6
74 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Fun
  • Happy Hour
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, bar bites, or a full dinner. We have one of the best bottomless brunch deals in town. Our brunch special is $36.99 and includes 2 hours of Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, Orange Crushes, Bud Light, one choice of a entree, and a brunch 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.




Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Open at 5pm Wednesday-Friday.

Open at 11am on Saturday and Sunday.

Bar open until last call on weekends and holidays. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm.
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Phone number
(202) 853-9194
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Xavier Wingate
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Catering
Hawthorne has a wide variety of menus available for private events and can customize based on budget and needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th St
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Public transit
The U Street metro stop is located approximately one block away.
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Special events & promotions
Hawthorne is available for a variety of special events of all sized, as well as full buyouts. For more information, please contact Kati Karolyi at info@hawthornedc.com or at (202) 853-9194
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View
What 74 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

If you want to have brunch at a night club, this is the place to go. Too loud to have any conversations though.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It is probably the best brunch experience in DC. Great service. Great food. Great drink options. Perfect brunch.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Birthday 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.

Would recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Overall had a great experience, good vibes, and good food. I'd return.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing! A must!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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 :)

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and service although it was rather loud, hectic, and boisterous due to St. Patrick's Day.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

From the service to the food and drinks, everything was perfect. Made my birthday extra special!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Brunch deal was pretty good! Great spot if you want to drink lots of mimosas but the food was just okay.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great customer service ! Went during brunch, mimosas were constantly flowing. Food was great. Good music. Overall positive experience.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Rachel is the best waitress ever

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

The duckfat fries were PERFECT! Excellent service from our server as well. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Great bottomless brunch options! Our server was awesome too.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

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!

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on June 18, 2017

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!).

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2017

The atmosphere is a bit loud for a date but the food is great and it's very energetic. I would go back again.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2017

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 !

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Was here for brunch -- food was fine - drinks were better. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Hawthorne continues to deliver. Excellent food! The staff is AMAZING!! They work together to ensure the guest experience is 5 diamond! #HookedOnHawthorne

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Waitress was amazing!

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was good (brunch) - liked the chicken sausage. I don't think we were overwhelmed but it did what brunch needed to do.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Good food, bad service, sweltering heat as AC was broken.

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