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About James Hoban's Irish Restaurant

James Hoban�s Irish Restaurant & Bar gives those in Washington, DC a true modern day taste of Ireland. There is a lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and late night menu, as well as happy hour and daily specials. For those that have trouble choosing a beer or whiskey, the beer flights and whiskey flights offer three favorites.

The James Hoban�s Irish Restaurant & Bar menu includes plenty of Irish cuisine starting with the appetizers and small plates right through the entr�es. Start with the ploughman�s board or the cheese board for some Irish cheeses and Hoban�s very own brown bread. The soup course could include the hearty Irish cream soup, potato and leek. For the entr�e at Hoban�s Irish Restaurant & Bar, rack of lamb, shepherd�s pie, bangers and mash and Irish stew are all authentic Irish cuisine choices.

1 Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, European, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
New Hampshire Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 223-8440

Website:
http://www.jameshobansdc.com/

Entertainment:
Monday - Extended Happy Hour! 4 pm - Close
Tuesday - Flight Night!
Wednesday - 1/2 Bottle of Wine Night! Live Music!
Thursday - Craft Night! $9 Craft Cocktails
Friday - Happy Hour 5 - 8 pm
Saturday - "Hoppy Hour" $5 Ranger IPA, Flying Dog R.B, or Dogfish 60 Min IPA
Sunday - Industry Night! Happy Hour 7 - Close

Catering:
We can provide catering for all your party needs.

Parking Details:
There are many local parking garages within a short walk.

Public Transit:
Dupont Circle Metro (South Exit)

Private Party Facilities:
We have become the venue of choice for many corporate & social events in the Dupont area. Featuring 2 Private Rooms, one with Full bar, we can cater for up to 150 people. Whether its a small intimate dinner, corporate meeting or large reception, we shall be pleased to discuss the various options available with you. Our private party menus offer a wide selection of lunch, dinner & reception options at competitive pricing.

Private Party Contact:
Manager on Duty: (202) 223-8440

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
James Hoban's DC is available for parties and private events!!! Please inquire at events@jameshobansdc.com

James Hoban's Irish Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.5

service

3.6

ambience

3.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (84)
Vibrant Bar Scene (74)
Neighborhood Gem (71)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (68)
Great for Brunch (47)
Great for Lunch (46)
Hot Spot (24)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Late-night Find (20)
Kid-friendly (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Romantic (6)
Scenic View (3)
Casual (2)
Live Sports (2)
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Bar Seating (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Good service. Food was ok. Fish and chips a bit soggy. Calamari was delicious

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Great Irish classics.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 3, 2016

This was a great place for traditional Irish food. Would go back when in DC

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Great food. Huge portions. Great service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Staff were extremely accommodating, food was excellent, outdoor seating noise level was tolerable considering the location. We were treated very well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2016

James Hoban's never disappoints. Consistently good food and a nice atmosphere. Service can be a bit spotty, especially when sitting outside. Overall a great place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Good service. Food nowhere near what was shown in pictures. Had Irish stew, very thin gravy almost like soup, about 1/3 the amount of meat and 1/4th the amt of vegetables and no potato on top like picture. Rather disappointing. More like Irish stew soup. Music not Irish but modern and rap

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2016

Nice neighborhood pub. Good casual pub food. Service as expected with no complaints.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2016

The service, ambience and food was great. Please turn down the tv since it was annoying loud. I don't go out to eat to hear the sports announcers at ear defying volumes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2016

Shut front doors so smoke doesn't come into main restaurant. Good was excellent and service was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Good. Table service okay, bar service better....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................O

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 3, 2016

The food was good but a few things were a miss. One how do you serve cheeseburgers and not have pickles? Upon our arrival we were told the kitchen was backed up the restaurant was half empty. Also our waitress was not very friendly

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 17, 2016

A really busy day to try James Hoban's .. and a big mistake. Arrived for our reservation at 1:00. Didn't get waited on until 1:30, got food at 2:30. A long wait! Very disappointed that they had run out of corned beef and cabbage too. The shepherd's pie was ok. Probaby won't go back here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 17, 2016

Staff was very helpful, set expectations, willing to move us at a moments notice (we were outside- and it looked like rain)- all on St Patrick's Day.
The grub was good too-!!
standard fare- if you're Irish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2013

Fabulous spot to meet family from out of town. Server was outstanding. Many food choices without being overwhelming. Everyone enjoyed their food. Will eat there again and will recommend to friends going to D.C.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2013

James Hoban's is always a fun spot for a casual bite - great service and fun atmosphere. It can get a little loud in the bar area, but there's seating in the back that mitigates that issue. The patio area is one of the best in DC - a great venue to while a way a few hours on a spring evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 13, 2013

We came to James Hoban's for Saturday brunch when we saw that the Mad Hatter had no reservations. What a nice suprise! There was hardly anyone there and we really enjoyed the $2 mimosas, music, service, and food. Although the brunch menu is short, everyone liked their food. (Party of 4)

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 9, 2013

The look of the bar is good, the service was excellent, however, the food we had was terrible. My husband had the chicken pot pie, which had little flavor. I had the shepherds pie, it was terrible! This place is good for the bar scene, but I wouldn't recommend the food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 16, 2013

Disappointing experience on St. Patrick's Day. I could have predicted it I suppose, but was hoping for better since Hoban's portrays itself as slightly classier than your average "Irish" bar. Too much I suppose. Terrible! I never even got to sit down.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 16, 2013

Our server was horrible and told us an Irish restaurant had no drink menu. Also would not recognize our friend's birthday when we'd asked the restaurant to when we made the reservation. Disappointed to say the least.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2013

great restaurant overall. great irish food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2013

We went to James Hoban's for Valentine's Day and were pleasantly surprise to find they had a room prepared for the evening. They had complementary champagne, chocolates, flowers, and the room was quieter and more romantic than the rest of the restaurant. The food was also very good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2013

we went on trivia night - it was a lot of fun and great food/service.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2013

The food was very good. Tables could have been cleaner. They had some greasy film on the tables with a strong smell.

First time eating there, it was questionable due to cleanlyness, although the food was very good!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2013

My favorite brunch place in DC
omelets to order football games on tv
sort of loud with soccer crowd but the food is hot and adequate servings

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2013

No brunch available during our visit on New Years. Maybe because it wasn't the weekend, or maybe they just don't serve brunch. The chicken pot pie I had instead was a little bland, though the pastry shell was nice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2012

Greta resturant that we booked at the last minute. The service was great, food was delicious and quick, and the vibe of the resturant was very hip and friendly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2012

We went with a living social coupon. The waiter was excellent; he did not try to push extra dringks on us (which happens a lot with coupons). My husbands pork chops were tender and moist. My irish stew was very tasty, though the potatoes in the stew and the added mashed in the center was a bit much. The brad pudding was light and not too sweet - delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2012

Nice place for a business lunch. The prices are very reasonable and the food is very Irish. The potato leek soup is my favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2012

There isn't an appropriate noise rating here - instead of "energetic," I want to just say "too loud." I'm not sure what was going on that night, but the servers were stretched too thin and, as a result, we got pretty lousy service. While some food looked good, I was disappointed to find only two small chunks of lamb in my lamb stew. Needless to say, I left less than impressed.

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·Dined on June 29, 2012

The place was packed with various age groups, however, the service was slow. More wait staff was needed. Our appetizer was completely forgotten, and then delivered with our dinner. Both of our meals were warm, but not hot. The appetizer was Hot! No effort was made to amend our appetizer being forgotten.
Overall the food was okay. Not the best pub food, but it did have good flavors.
If you are looking for a hip spot to grab a drink, this is it. If you want somewhere to talk and have authentic pub style food, maybe not so much.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2012

I'd love to write a review on the food, experience, etc.... After driving for 5 hours for a lunch meeting we had scheduled for 11:00 am at the restaurant, we were turned away. The gentleman at the door said they opened at 11:30. When told we made reservations for 11:00; he shrugged it off. He said we could sit at a table and wait until 11:30; but we wouldn't have any service until then. He was more concerned at looking at his smart phone then he was in helping out. Still don't understand why a restuarnt would accept reservations if they can't honor them at a certain time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2012

Always a pleasure for brunch! Ask for Nadia...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 16, 2012

Food was great and service was above par for DC.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2012

The sheppard's pie was delicious! As was the baked chicken. Great, fun place to go.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 11, 2012

The food was surprisingly good and the staff is always friendly and polite. Its a great place if you like beer and the HH is pretty good as well.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2012

The food was very good. Our eggs were perfectly poached (a rarity). I recommend the Irish breakfast for something very good and authentic.

Bottomless mimosas end at 3PM, not 4PM.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2012

The special was a seafood platter and was very well priced. The crab dip was also very good. The beer list is so-so (better than average but nothing to write home about). I wish the music inside was quieter - I had to move my chair to the other side of the table so I could hear my friend. The patio outside looks great and I will happily return when the weather is warmer.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2012

Fish and chips were very tasty! Typical pub feel to the place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2012

Horrible food and service. Got charged twice on my credit card, took days to remove the erroneous charge.

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