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About North Gate Grill

Located steps away from the north gate of the White House, North Gate Grill at Capital Hilton pays homage to all-American cuisine with home-style dishes boasting farm-fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors.

1001 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Open daily for BREAKFAST: 6:30am - 11:00am, and LUNCH: 11:00am - 3:00pm.

Statler Lounge: 3:00pm - 12:00AM

Cross Street:
16th and K Street NW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 737-1333

Website:
http://www.northgategrill.com/

Catering:
please inquire about menus, customized receptions, private dining room availability with Randy Piebes, randy.piebes@hilton.com, or by dialing 202-639-5765.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking (fee) is offered at the entrance of Capital Hilton. North Gate Grill guest's rate is $11.00 for 2 hours.

Public Transit:
Metro Stations two blocks from North Gate Grill:
McPherson Square (Blue & Orange Lines)
Farragut North (Red Line)
Farragut West (Blue & Orange Lines)

Executive Chef:
Philip Thompson

Private Party Facilities:
Our expansive private dining room is available for private functions accommodating up to 150 people for sit down or reception functions. Please email your inquires to Randy Piebes at randy.piebes@hilton.com or by calling 202-731-1510.

Private Party Contact:
Randy Piebes: (202) 731-1510

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

North Gate Grill Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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4.0

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3.7

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3.9

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (121)
Good for Groups (59)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

I like North Gate Grill for business lunches because of its ambiance, good menu choices, and excellent service. The restaurant is usually an easy place to get a table and an easy place for conversations. It fills up when the hotel (Capital Hilton) hosts a conference, but otherwise is spacious and open with a very pleasant street-level view of 16th Street NW from large windows that fill the dining room with light. The menu has salads and sandwiches which I have almost always found to be well-prepared and tasty. Many of the servers have been there for quite some time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Mother's Day brunch options could have been better. The food tasted ok. No decor for the holiday. Overall just ok.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Our server was outstanding!!! She was so personable and friendly which made our dining experience at North Gate Grill pleasurable. We had a party of 7, and all of us enjoyed the meal and venue!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 29, 2017

This was a business lunch with an out-of-town vendor hosting us after our business meeting. They were pleased at the location; we were able to walk. The food was delicious, the setting was very comfortable, uncluttered and elegant without being stuffy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Always great and friendly service at the North Gate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 6, 2017

The food is consistently good. The tables are far enough apart and the noise level low enough that you can actually have a conversation. The staff is exceptionally welcoming.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2017

The main virtue of this restaurant is its convenience. The food is fine but pricey for what you get. The staff, however, is outstanding and does its best to provide good service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2016

first-service. The wait staff was so thoughtful to refill glasses and proactively provide to-go boxes-and so interactive/chatty w/our kids. We tipped accordingly.

Christmas brunch was great too. Kale and sweet potato mix-not bad! Bacon, turkey, prime rib (a little overdone but flavorful), waffles, eggs, fruit, French Toast casserole with pineapple run syrup...$10 bottomless mimosas/bloody Marys...Such a good last minute find on Christmas morning. Would like to try the regular menu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Excellent host - erick and waitress. Our group dropped from 8 and no fuss suggested he temove a table to suit. Group of six - several took buffet and enjoyed it, others a la carte best of all super coffee!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Excellent place for a business lunch. You can hear each other without shouting and the tables are not on top of each other.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Another great business lunch at North Gate. Nicest servers, good food, and lots of natural light through the large windows.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2016

I go to this Restaurant often as I like to stay at the Capital Hilton. I have to say that they have great service overall, always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Very nice lunch for four with attentive service including graciously accommodating an 8-month old child. Pleasant experience all around.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2016

The food was very good as it always is here. The service however was terrible. I saw tables leave before being served. It wasn't overly busy either. It was however, our servers first day and multi-tasking was not his strong suit

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 30, 2016

I've already spoken with a manager about this, and have been offered a free meal to compensate for the experience I had. And I feel badly about writing this very negative review because I've eaten here a lot both previously when it was "Twigs" and since it's reincarnation, and I've previously always had really good experiences. But the level of service we experienced was so very poor that I have to caution future diners to inquire whether the staffing issues they had when I was there the other day have been addressed. As it was, my friend and I ended up leaving the restaurant after waiting for 1/2 hour for our order to be taken then another 1/2 hour for our food to show up, which it never did. I am hopeful that they will fix the problem because this has always been a convenient, reliable, decent place that serves pretty good food to meet friends, family or clients.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 14, 2016

The North Gate Grill is right across from our office, so it is a wonderful place to take visitors. The menu, while not exhaustive, has some good options - and the food is always great. One of the highlights is always the attentiveness of the staff. Generally, it is not super crowded making it a good spot for a quiet conversation.

Now, if they were only open for dinner...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2016

Myself and two other co-workers had visited this place on 2/11/15 for lunch. I had reserved a table for 3 for 12:15 PM. It took about 30 mins for someone to take our drink order and an extra 20 mins for another server to take our food order. We did not get our food until 1:30 PM. Staff was unorganized and unprepared. Manager was no where to be found after I requested to speak to the manager.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2015

I go there regularly. the service is consistently very good, even anticipates your needs, a rarity for DC. the food is also consistently very good. atmosphere conducive to business discussion. fabulous!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2014

the chef and staff are highly accommodating, a DC rarity, which made the client feel special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2014

Mr. Terry - what a wonderful person. His jovial spirit and smile are welcoming. He was very courteous and personable. He really made our visit to the North Gate Grill worthwhile.

Our server was very gracious and attended to us with wonderful efficiency.

I have nothing negative to say about my dining experience on December 8, 2014.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2014

I arrived at 11:30 for an early lunch. I was seated right away at a table near a window with a view of a courtyard garden. The server was attentive but not intrusive. The soup and salad combination was wonderful. The ambiance was conducive to catching up with an old friend.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2014

We had a great time making gingerbread houses at the holiday brunch special. Definitely something we will do every year. Delicious brunch and mimosas as well!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2014

I got a lot accomplished; the staff kills you with service, a rarity in DC; the chef accommodated dish changes; and even the coffee is good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2014

I treated two of my staffers to lunch as a celebration for their promotions. We really enjoyed the space, the environment, and the food. The service was absolutely wonderful & the she-crab bisque soup was so meaty that we were all full from it before we even started in on our main lunch course. Thus, we all came out wagging left over bags for dinner... And even that was delicious, as I sat on my couch and enjoyed my uhh... Lunch! :-) Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2014

great food and especially great coffee. chef accommodated a menu change. client was quite pleased with the experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2014

I go here fairly often when I want to have a good lunch and be able to hear my lunch companions. I almost always sit in the back room which is also attractive and light filled and lunch is good and I can converse with my lunch companion (s). I will be doing so again today.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2014

The evening began with the sound level for the music increasing dramatically on several occasions -- so loud we could not hear ourselves. We had to ask the manager several times to turn it down. He always complied quickly but it was disruptive nonetheless. One of our guests ordered a drink that the bar tried to remake with a different ingredient because they were missing one. Awful. Should not have tried to pass it off. Service was so so. The food was the best part but some of the "small" plates would better be described as "minuscule" plates. Would not go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2014

From the moment my large office group arrived, we were made to feel like they were waiting just for us. We were seated in front of the large windows, which I previously requested. Immediately, the servers began to ask for our drink orders and promptly returned with them. The food orders were handled the same way. Yet, we were not made to feel rushed. Before going to North Gate Grill, I had never been in a large group at a restaurant where every individual diner was made to feel like they were important. The food was very good, and overall the service was top notch. Thank you for making our office's celebration perfect.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 9, 2014

The salad and sandwich combinations are great

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 3, 2014

This place was in the hotel and the wait staff were on their toes because the place was really busy. However, they were helping each other which helped customers not to wait too long for service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 8, 2014

Last minute reservation for ten (adults and children), but there was only one other couple seated when we arrived Sat late PM. It was nice to have all their attention, so service was good. The dining area is bathed in light with a green-house-like wall. The radiation made me uncomfortable after a while. It is an attractive room and there's adequate spacing among the tables. The kids got fries with their meals and they were visually appealing in the little metal baskets, and quite tasty. They only had two chardonnays by the glass, and the Votre Sante was not my style; the Acacia was fine. Sandwiches, salads, and mains: we got it all and everyone cleared their plates. Well done.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2014

If it's on the company dime: good and safe choice

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2014

Of all the restaurant choices I have around the 15th to 17th & K St area, I pick this one for working lunches -- where I need to hear and be heard by dining companions. The ambiance is bright, contemporary and pleasant, with large windows looking out onto 16th Street. The service is excellent. These servers are true professionals -- most of them have been with this restaurant and its predecessor for many years. It's a hotel restaurant that doesn't feel like one. I travel a lot and know what most hotel restaurants are like. Plus the food here is above average.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2014

Northgate is great for lunches with clients and business partners. The room is bright and pleasant. The noise level is perfect for conversation. The waitstaff are professional and discreet. I've had a number of items off the lunch menu and I've never been disappointed. Nice presentation.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2014

We had a pleasant experience. The food was good with the basics found at many other hotel brunch spots: fruit, omelette station, muffins, etc. Interesting option = baked french toast, which was like a bread pudding. We had an extra-friendly server. For $22, a decent deal downtown.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2014

So, it started off with the host....he looked extremely overwhelmed when we came in.
He said we had a reservation for 4 even though I clearly
reserved a table for five. He was wandering around trying to figure out what to do with us and then brought us to a table that wasn't ready. When we sat down we were given three menus to share among the five of us. We were never given two more menus.
Then it took forever before our server came to take drink order. One of us ordered sparkling water and was brought tap water. Our server also assumed our appetizer order was our entree order.
We were at this restaurant entirely too long for a business lunch. The crab soup was cold. The rest of the food was fine, but we will not be going back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2013

If you are looking for a quiet lunch, as to be seated in
the back room. It is the same attractive place but it
Is much less used and quiet.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2013

This is a fine place for lunch. Nothing special, but no complaints. Service was lovely. Good atmosphere for a business lunch. And the Cobb salad was dee- lish!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2013

Large open area with grand windows. Good list of choices on the menu. The food is good and the presentation is attractive. Tables are not too close making a business discussion comfortable.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 5, 2013

Nice breakfast buffet. Good food, nothing really outstanding that I haven't had in other bruch buffets in a hotel.

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