Hunter's Bar and Grill

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245 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Hunter's Inn opened its doors in the heart of Potomac Village in 1977. An Instant success, local papers named Hunter's "The best place to meet", "The best place to make a deal" and "The most romantic restaurant". Washingtonian Magazine described the burger as one of Washington's best. The Hunter's Inn has been reborn through the efforts of Washington natives Fred and Murray Berman. The two brothers combined have more than 50 years of restaurant experience. Since they've taken control over the restaurant's operations, immediate improvements have been made to the quality of food and service. Concentrating on fresh fish, quality meats and innovative menu selections as well as large entree salads, pasta, ribs, and chops. To compliment the menu, Fred and Murray have expanded and enhanced the wine list, making it one the most extensive in the Potomac area. Hunter's Inn is considered the "Cheers of Potomac".
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LP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Way too expensive for what you get. Alright food but a $17 salad without a protein is crazy.

PM
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Our whole family loved it, young and old alike.

BG
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three diners: salmon, seafood & pasta, cheeseburger - all very much enjoyed

DA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best burgers anywhere!

e
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, nice staff. Older crown, outside seating, bar area seemed lively! I had the Trout Amandine which was great. Chicken Marsala was good as well.

HW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always reliable
Always acceptable
Great neighborhood convenience

RS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go on a Saturday! Half price burgers ( best in DC area!), and half price margaritas!! Yeah Bayybeee!!!

CT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bountiful, delicious salads! Warm, comfortable atmosphere. Would definitely return for another unhurried lunch date. Easy to have a conversation as the tables and booths are spaced well.

OT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood place. Friendly with outdoor patio to take dog! Always welcoming

BG
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The noise level was low until the restaurant filled up, especially related to a large, noisy birthday party.
The same held true for service, excellent until the large party arrived.

N
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A good place to go to enjoy dinner and be able to carry on a conversation without shouting. Very nice.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My firiends and I had a lovely time. We loved the relax atmosphere and the nice quiet room. Each of us enjoyed our luncheon salad very much along with the BBQ sandwich chosen by one of the patrons. We were surprisingly pleased with the complimentary order of the outstandingly delicious bread pudding for dessert for the birthday lady. Many thanks to HB&G for a wonderful afternoon.

EB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived on time and was immediately seated. The server was helpful and provided us with all the necessary information in order to proceed with our order.

MA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

This is a try once and then don't go back. Pretty tasteless everything. Also, much more for a senior crowd than people who are looking for good food. Staff was nice but limited number of servers. The guy busing the tables worked like crazy. "Beefsteak tomatoes" were slices of small hard grocery store tomatoes. Salad dressing had to be bottled. Might be a good place for a burger but don't go for a "dinner."

E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Perhaps worst experience I have had. We were celebrating a friend’s 60th Birthday. We called ahead to request a candle and that the bill be given to us. We confirmed the requests when we checked in. When the candle failed to appear and I visited the hostess, she claimed that she knew only about the check even though it was she that we spoke with when we checked in. After that, one would assume that we would get the check delivered to us. Nope. Just plopped on the table. I went to complain, and the owner came over. He shrugged his shoulders, blamed the server, and went back to his drink at the bar.

D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was attentive. We were seated immediately, even though we were 20 minutes early for our reservation. Shrimp cocktail was excellent--and included five large shrimp. My spaghetti bolognese could have used more spaghetti and was a little over-spiced. My friend's scallops were excellent, but there were only five and they were on the small side for sea scallops.

JS
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice neighborhood spot, good to know about if you are in the are. 1/2 price wine bottles on Tuesday night. Chicken Marsala was so-so. Caesar salad was quite good. Service was great!

F
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Although the service was excellent, the food was mediocre. Personally, I thought it was a bit pricey but, given its location, I suspect it was on par. It is, however, a good choice if you wish to easily converse with one another.

r
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun local place. Good food though can leave a bit hungry due to portions. Still a regular once a week or so

MS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood joint! The bar is always lovely and the dining room is perfect for conversation and comfortable.

w
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A great spot for dressing down for a burger and beer.

l
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

delicious burger, well made bloody mary and excellent service.

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, enjoyed our dinner experience. We brought a friend who was just thrilled with the food and service. Thank you.

JD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, as it always is!!!

PP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised. This was the first time that we went to this restaurant. The service was great and the food was exceptional. We intend to return in the future.

BN
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Recommended for a burger and a beer. Food was ok, nothing bad just ok. The place was okay

F
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here. Great casual neighborhood feel and food was great. Not foodie, but interesting touches available and good quality and variety. Great for casual date night or family dining. Super friendly hostess and waitress. Was a little surprised when we got charged for scoop of ice cream on top of our pie - was worth it but found the a la mode charge a bit unusual. Great that they take reservations and we will be back.

B
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Early bird special:
I understand that hamburger sliders are small hamburgers, but these were so small that they were hard to find. The hamburger rolls were certainly big enough.

B
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love to go on Friday nights for fried chicken. It’s finger lickin’ good.

A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Normally, we have a blast at Hunters but Valentine’s Day just was not their night. Food and service were very average. Kitchen was very backed up and orders got mixed up.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We have dined at Hunter's many times, but our service has never been this poor. Items forgotten and some served late...perhaps, a new waiter (didn't recognize him). There were others around us who also commented on this fact.

JW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a cozy, old-fashioned wood and leather restaurant. So it's charming. It ought to be quiet but the few times I have been there, there have been tables of boisterous patrons that were annoying. That's not the restaurant's fault. The Southwestern salad was delicious. Waiter was attentive.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This was not Hunter's best showing - the waitress did not ask how I wanted the meat prepared, was clearly disappointed when we did not order alcohol. And truth to tell, the lamb was overcooked. But Hunter's Dining Room has some of the best ambiance in the area, and provided the same. Our food was indifferent, but we know Hunter's is capable of better.

D
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite "go to" restaurants. Always fresh food and good service. They make the BEST martini's in town and they are huge.

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter,s just gets better and better. Food, service were just tremendous. Thanks to all the staff and the owners.

L
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their attention to customer dietary preferences without complaints. My salt-free hamburger and sweet potato crispy fries were worth the snowy night visit to this destination!

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pasta, fish& chips, salad all very good. The soy based salmon sauce oozed into the bed of rice & was too sweet ( no contrasting tastes) The veal Milanese special was ok.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner

M
Washington DC
198 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

As advertised the best martini, and the biggest, in the area. The roasted chicken is worth the 30 minute wait, absolutely deliscious. An abundant menu which has a terrific selection to fit your tastes.

c
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always dependable, fun place to eat, very much a neighborhood restaurant.

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