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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.
Washington, DC 20009
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Hawthorne has a wide variety of menus available for private events and can customize based on budget and needs.
The U Street metro stop is located approximately one block away.
Terence M. Tomlin Sr
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 853-9194
Hawthorne Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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 !
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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