Hunter's Head Tavern

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Gastro Pub
Experience our English-style Pub that serves traditional pub fare, fine dining cuisine and mouthwatering homemade desserts. Entrees and appetizers feature local farm meats (Certified Humane® and Certified Organic) as well as local produce. Our main ingredients come from farms dedicated to maintaining the health and well-being of their animals as well as the land. Domestic and imported beers are available on tap along with an excellent wine selection including local and organic choices.

Cancellation Policy: Parties of (6) or more are asked to leave a credit card on file, at time of reservation. Reservations cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, will be subject to a 30% charge of the total estimated bill. A gift card reflecting the 30% charge will be issued to the guest at time of cancellation, and made available for pick up on a mutually agreeable date at Hunter's Head Tavern.
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MT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere here. A cozy little place with fantastic food and exceptional service. The Brussel sprouts were incredible.

E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice tavern for a Sunday brunch. We met our son and his wife there. Love that there is no rush and it is comfortable and cozy.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The meal was great except the dessert cake, which should have been moist, was hard and dry. The steak and other dishes were great, however, and I can't think of any other places around that really evoke that tavern feel in the same way.

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I think it was overpriced. The sides were overcooked and boring. The meat was excellent. We have been there before and the food is good but I definitely think it was overpriced.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner with my daughter. Everything perfect, as always. Great food, service and atmosphere.

IF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Usually enjoy Hunters Head, sitting outside in the nice weather is great. This last experience was below par, bratwurst was dry and overcooked, waiter seemed harried, empty water glasses etc, even though we were the only people in the dining room, maybe it was because it was the day before Thanksgiving. Will try again but they can do better.

T
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's become one of our favorite local restaurants. The staff has a great attitude and the food is top notch.

d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! We are regulars at Hunter's Head.

LC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food! Loved the ambiance and quaint setting/layout of the restaurant!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Over all we found it to be pretty average food. My order was not eatable, it was just melted cheese with a couple of noodles with a few of specks of vegetable. When one thinks of farm to table you would think food would be a bit more fresh.

n
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi There! I'm the gal who came to lunch at Hunter's Head and had the 'Menu' fall on my face back in October. You very graciously sent me an apology and 3 certificates to lunch at your restaurant. My friends, Loretta Schmitt and Jerry Schmitt, joined me on Friday, November 15 for lunch at noon. The drive out to your place was so calming. When we arrived, we were made to feel welcomed and we order three entirely different dishes. My Shrimp 'n Grits, Loretta's bratwurst, and Jerry's Liver and Onions were each yummy. All in all, we enjoyed our time, food, and employees who were so kind. Made the accident of the menu falling on my face seem trivial and all of us send thanks for a lovely fall day in Upperville.

JS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We love this restaurant because it is also quaint. Great for a romantic evening or a small gathering with your close friends.

SD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I made a reservation, got there early and had a great time at the bar waiting. But the table was upstairs, which we have done before also, except it was freezing cold. To the point we all ate dinner with our jackets on and my mother (78 years old) was shivering at the end. We asked about a heater that was in the fire place but the young server could not figure out how to plug it in. I love the Hunters head and it was a birthday dinner, but freezing our butts off definitely detracted from the experience.

m
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice English Pub with great food! Our 3rd time visiting and very pleased with our meals.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

NA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I always enjoy lunch at Hunter's Head. Tried the onion rings for the first time during this visit and they were outstanding!

CM
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Food was crazy expensive and really not good. Chicken, I am told, was dry, and my $18 salad was iceberg lettuce, 2 kinds of beans, overcooked salmon and a few bits of random veg. I could have made it myself. Staff were nice and accommodating, but the ordering system was weird and counterintuitive.

VA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A warm comfortable tavern, definitely unique in northern Virginia. Food is always delicious and other than the standard pub fare, which is wonderful by the way, the menu is varied enough to keep you coming back to try something new.

PP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best smoked duck ever. All 4 meals were enjoyed.

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

For our meal on Friday, 18 October, 2019, the Swiss steak was so tough that it was not edible and after just one bite we had to exchange it for another entree. The service was fine, the ambiance was pleasant, but most people choose a restaurant for the quality and types of selections on the menu.

T
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We came for the advertised Oktoberfest fare. Our guests are regulars and ordered Cobb salads. In hindsight, I should have done the same. The sausage platter was mediocre at best, with overcooked meats and minimal sides - think of sauerkraut in a condiment serving container, a few grapes, and stale soft pretzel nuggets. Not to mention, our food was not served at the same time. I had been before and had a good experience so this visit was to meet friends and a first-time visit for my husband. Will stick to the regular menu next time.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the English pub thing, great time, great food, thanx

JF
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for any occasion. Chicken pot pie, Guinness beef stew and sticky toffee pudding. The best. Everything here is excellent. Parking can be a challenge on Friday nights and weekends but worth waiting for a spot!

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very casual and a bit noisy but overall a fun experience. Good food and service at a reasonable price.

R
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Always great drink, food, and people.

JK
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food (bread was a surprise and amazing)! Great drinks! Very unique experience!

PP
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience and would love to return! We'll most definitely be recommending it to friends! Thank you!

P
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The fish (fish and chips) was outstanding. The onion dip was outstanding. The chips and Caesar salad were not as good as usual.

The service was great.

JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Service is very spotty... no water refills without asking and no ice tea refills etc ..... food VERY POOR...… ordered some pizza thing....served COLD and doughy.... French fries burned and stiff.... this place used to be OK , but has really gone down hill our last few visits... will NOT go again !!!

LF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

First, I love Hunter's Head Tavern and it's our go to restaurant for all family celebrations! Unfortunately, for this time around, it appeared to be everyone else's go to restaurant, as well! With the unique way of ordering at Hunter's Head, there was an excessive number of people waiting in line to order in a relatively small amount of area. For the first time, even with reservations, with the number of people already in line we were unsure if we should stay in line or have them seat us first, as suggested by the first person who finally acknowledged our presence. Unfortunately, without comprehending that even after being seated, we would then have to stand back in line, we chose the being seated option. Our waitress did provide menus, but made clear she was not taking our orders from the table. So back in line for all of us! While I would suggest they review the convenience of taking orders from the table for all customers, the food was absolutely wonderful and made the rest of the inconveniences worth it! We'll definitely be back with more patience knowing that the end result is fabulous!

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Being told this was the place to go, I would not hurry back.
The place is interesting and cozy, the service is good. Young staff and friendly. Unfortunately, they seem to get stacked up and backed up. We had to ask more than once for items - such as a glass, utensils, and condiments. Our food arrived cold and over salted. Maybe when there is not such a crowd in town they will have more time for the details.

CD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best taverns in all of Virginia. The atmosphere is beautiful, the food is excellent, the staff is accommodating and friendly. My wife and I had gone to HHT a few times and really liked it, so we decided to host a Gender Reveal party there. We had 13 guests in total and were accommodated with our own room and HHT was kind enough to provide us with a special cake for the occasion, which turned out to be excellent. Everything was just perfect. Highly recommended.

DL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here. And their patio is very dog friendly, so she was also welcome.

CA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and great atmosphere

FS
Miami
99 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The ambience and physical structure of the building was charming… However the food was very mediocre. The onion soup was at best average and the chicken in the salad was full of Cartlidge

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is one of our "go-to" places for a good meal in a cozy, quaint setting. We love the rustic and warm ambiance and the food is always good. Wonderful meats, fresh vegetables and salads, excellent pastas and desserts.

B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most enjoyable evening. Love coming there as do the guests we bring.

R
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Enchanting atmosphere and vibe. Always great!

SM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A local favorite‼️

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food and nice atmosphere. I liked the British pub ambiance.