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About Hawthorne

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 shot of Fireball.

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.




1336 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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-4pm.

Cross Street:
14th St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 853-9194

Website:
http://www.hawthornedc.com/

Catering:
Hawthorne has a wide variety of menus available for private events and can customize based on budget and needs.

Public Transit:
The U Street metro stop is located approximately one block away.

Executive Chef:
Terence M. Tomlin Sr

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View

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

Hawthorne Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (6)
Casual (4)
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Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great bottomless brunch options! Our server was awesome too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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 !

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Waitress was amazing!

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

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

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 (Western NC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

It is a nice low key place in DC. Our server Naomi could not have been any more nicer to us. Good food and atmosphere.

Going back again next we are in DC

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food, great service, but they had no air conditioning and it was 90 degrees outside. There was also a bar crawl that came through so the noise level was through the roof.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Amazing. Great place for brunch !!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We went for brunch and it was great! The chicken and waffles were amazingggg and the duck fries were a hit too. They offer three drinks for bottomless brunch which is unique from most brunch spots that just offer mimosas. We did have to call our waiter for refills a couple times so the service could've been better. The music was a pretty good mix of rap and top 100 techno. Would come back again! They give the whole champagne bottle for parties of 4 or more.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great food and cocktails. Excellent menu choices for a quick or light bite. Recommend the smash.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

As an avid brunch-goer, I've tried pretty much every bottomless brunch in DC. As far as bottomless goes, Hawthorne's $39.99 deal is on-par with the good spots around the city. What makes this one great, however, is that the waiters are super flexible with drink orders and you don't find yourself waiting around for a second (or third, or fourth) mimosa - which makes all the difference.

Hawthorne's a la carte menu was great for our group, which had a few dietary restrictions, and the muffins served at the beginning of brunch were excellent. Hawthorne's bottomless includes beer, mimosas, bloodies, AND orange crushes which we had multiple of. I was very impressed with the drink quality! The waiter stuck to the 2 hour limit for our table but gave us plenty of heads up for last call, and was super accommodating when I asked for *regular* whisky instead of Fireball (cinnamon is gross).

For an affordable all-you-can-drink spot for a large party, this was an excellent spot. We were super pleased with the food and the service, and we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Service was good drinks were ok at best. Food was edible but not great. I can safely say that I will never eat at this place again. Maybe stop by for a drink if I have no where else to go.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Very good brunch spot! The bacon was perfectly cooked.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We had a 12:30 brunch reservation and they ran out of champagne bottles for the table by 1:30. It's bottomless... Food was below average even though the menu sounds amazing. Maybe we caught them on a bad day?

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Turns out a reservation for Sunday brunch wasn't necessary. There was only one other table seated when we got there at 11:30. We quickly found out why. The food was dripping with grease and butter - think Paula Deen's Drunk Kitchen. I didn't even finish it and I still felt sick all afternoon. They had a good-sounding bottomless brunch that we didn't take advantage of - we just weren't in the mood for day-drinking - but perhaps if we had been there to drink brunch instead of eat it, we'd feel differently. While I may go back for drinks some other time, I wouldn't want eat the food again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The menu was odd - from the 'buffalo' wings to the ranch and blue cheese dressing they came with. I wouldn't recommend it. And don't be the unlucky folks to get the table by the door on a cold night. We had to keep requesting that they close the curtain to keep the draft out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Went to Hawthorne for Saturday brunch to celebrate my birthday with a group of 8. Amazing food---I got the chicken and waffles, endless mimosas, and great service. Would go again.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Live Music, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Food was really cold

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Our food was cold. You can tell the the kitchen didn't make our smothered fries once ordered instead just warmed up a dish that had been sitting. When we sent it back, they sent out another cold dish instead of making it fresh.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Our second time visiting the Hawthorne. This time we ordered brunch and the food was just okay. Nothing to rave about. The unlimited drinks was a plus but the 3rd floor is lots of fun during the games and the post game broadcast from ESPN 980.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Food wasn't great, we had ordered the Lobster Mac and cheese and the grilled salmon. Lobster Mac was disappointing it was was too baked and had no flavor. The grilled salmon was good! Just disappointed on the Mac since I love when it's nice and cheesy but overall nice place to have drinks and watch games

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Eve though the food was not very good in our opinion, the management team was very nice and polite and did not charge us for the meals, plus courtesy dessert. I think they are trying to improve, make amendments, and that's why I would try this restaurant again in the future.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 4, 2016

The service was non-existent. We felt rude because we constantly had to flag down our server. My food was dry and lacking in flavor while my friend said their meal was ok.

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