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Alhambra, Washington, DC

Alhambra

4.4
4.4
457 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Exceptional dining, in a breathtaking historic setting to match.

Experience Alhambra, the signature restaurant at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. where modern elegance and flavors meet a driving passion for impeccably crafted, seasonal cuisine. Steeped in both style and history, the restaurant highlights many of the original features of the historic 1926 building, including the landmarked hand-stenciled ceiling and floor-to-ceiling Palladian windows, all beautifully complemented by modern furnishings and décor.

Open for breakfast and lunch daily, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, Alhambra presents a refined menu utilizing the freshest seasonal ingredients locally sourced from nearby farms

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Breakfast, International

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 509-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mario Moreno

  • Private party facilities

    Exceptional dining, in a breathtaking historic setting to match.

  • Private party contact

    Alhambra Reservations: (202) 509-8009

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    16th & K

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available upon arrival at St. Regis Hotel main entrance.

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 457 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. RR

    ReneeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Will certainly return Excellent service
  2. AS

    AnaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I made a reservation and upon arrival nobody came to greet me. I went ahead and asked someone they said the hostess should be back soon (she wasn’t). The place was rather empty, with just a few customers. Finally someone got us a table. They had just changed the menu and didn’t have any waffles I then ordered a focaccia French toast which was OK. The mimosa was good. The waiter was nice. The experience was not at all what I expected.
  3. WL

    WalterL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was subpar for the price they charge, quality of appetizer (chorizo) and steak was very unimpressive
  4. JA

    JAEJAE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm having a hard time remembering a better meal. Can't wait to go back, and come up with an excuse to stay at the hotel.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    I’ve been to Alhambra before, and loved the experience. They always set up the eating area so nice and the food was incredible. For that reason, I was determined to come back and bring my mom for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, it felt like I was eating at a different restaurant altogether. It may have been because they are maximizing for profit during Mother’s Day, or maybe Covid has significantly changed their operations. A few critiques: -The wait to be seated for a reservation was unacceptable. It took 45 minutes to be seated during a pre-paid brunch. -The tables were all crammed into a ballroom to maximize seating and it felt like we were stuffed in the room that had very little decoration, which stands in stark contrast to the beautiful lobby and the afternoon tea area where brunch used to be. -The food was okay. Some of the items (like the lamb) were beyond delicious. But knowing the food options I’ve typically got to choose from when going here for Sunday brunch in the past, the options were far less and missed out on great “buffet” items like the oyster bar and other notaries. It was disappointing that for more than what I usually pay, I received significantly less. The service team was the saving grace. Everyone on staff was incredibly kind and while they were extremely busy, it was clear that most people wanted you to have as best an experience as possible. Unfortunately, after this experience, I may not be going back to Alhambra again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience1
    Mother’s Day brunch Don’t do it…it’s over priced, food is cold and not properly handled at point service. Beware !
  7. AB

    AlexisB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife’s first Mother’s Day here and it was fantastic. Good and service were excellent. However it is a bit pricey
  9. RG

    RaulG

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous place and attentive servers. Breakfast was nice, have to come back for lunch and see how it is. All in all, recommend.
  11. AJ

    AJDinner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable, our wait staff was timely and attentive. Upon entering the hotel the staff was confused as to where we should go and took us on an interesting detour of a separate room hosting some virtual event, luckily that happens often and the event host directed us to the restaurant. Two of my guest were unhappy with their meal (gazpacho and salad & mushroom ravioli) outside of that hiccup we enjoyed the ambiance, the hotel history, and the wine selection. Cheers to our waitress, she was dynamic and attentive. Williams party of 8
  12. RG

    RaulG

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food is delicious!
  13. F

    Frequentdiner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    First, we were disappointed that the restaurant still have not resumed their weekend buffet brunches. Nonetheless we decided to give it a try. Our server put in or order for the first course (breakfast type food) and second course (lunch type food), but after what seemed like a long wait the second course was delivered to the table. When I asked what happened to the first course, I was told by the person who brought it that the kitchen decided that I wanted the first course for dessert because it was papaya and French toast. I replied that I wanted my food in the order which I requested, and that I wanted my dessert to be one of the three listed on the menu. Later our server returned to the table and insisted he had entered it correctly into the computer and that the mistake was the fault of the kitchen. This of course delayed our receiving our meal when we were hungry and put a real damper on the enjoyment of our meal. I was very surprised when the manager did not come over to apologize and nothing was taken off of our check to compensate for the delay. As an aside, we had a table by the window and had to kill several of the horse flies which were bothering us during the meal.
  14. CT

    ChrissyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Technically, we were at the Easter brunch hosted by the hotel. It was amazing. The food was delicious and there was great variety. The staff were very attentive as well and extremely professional. The most outstanding part was this was very kid-friendly (which is difficult to find in DC). There was a food spread just for them, great desserts, and even a little treat! We can't wait to go back to their next event.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I will never waste my time or money at this restaurant. I felt that we where racially profiled as soon an we were seated. The host had great customer service however our waiter was horrible. It was like he forced himself to come to our table we put in our drink order he didn’t return til about 30 minutes but making a point to service other guest. I was furious til the point where I canceled our order. First he said we couldn’t and said the manager would come speak to us. We finally asked him where the manager was and he stated he cancelled our order and can leave. We were there for an hour and all we got was water and a Mountain Dew for my son. Mind you there were people that came well after us who was able to order and gotten food before we left. I’ve never in my life had this happen. If you’re traveling to Washington DC and Black, don’t even bother coming here!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The service was very good, they have a good wine list. Staff is very friendly, but the Food was not that great and compared to the rest of the hotel, the restaurant needs kind of update (the chairs and tables dont match with the environment).
  17. CG

    CezarG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    To be honest, I expected more. The hostess barely looked me in the face, very serious. The breakfast, nothing special. But the atmosphere is pleasant.
  18. VH

    VictoriaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible, the service was perfect. Never had to wait more than a minute to get more coffee and juice. Everyone was incredibly professional and courteous. Great experience
  19. C

    Christ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was average, but too expensive for the taste and amount of food served. The ambiance was very nice and service was exceptional. Not very likely to recommend to anyone, but it was an experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience at the Alhambra. The ambience is truly top-notch and we were blown away by the restaurant, having been for the first time since the renovation. So thoughtfully designed and intimate! Excellent service and very friendly staff. The food itself was also very good; a bit on the pricey end of course, but the experience made up for that. We were shocked after seeing on the bill that two bottles of sparkling water had cost 28 dollars, so that is one of the main reasons why this review did not get five stars. However, besides that, it was truly a fabulous dinner and we will certainly be returning in the future.
  21. f

    frequentdiner

    Minneapolis

    219 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    219 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Superb brunch with very attentive service.
  22. ZR

    ZoRamb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Staff are very friendly and with amazing professionalism! Foods are so delicious with ration quality/price beyond our expectations! Will return to this restaurant again!
  23. OV

    OlgaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and lovely ambiance in 100+ year old historical hotel. Food was very disappointing.
  24. XX

    XXXXX

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall I would recommend. The food could use a little work but this is a place you go for for the experience and you get a taste of the St. Regis in all it glory!. I do suggest Uber or Lyft. Valet parking only ( which was fine for me, no searching for spots).
  25. s

    steakluver

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. Pleasant atmosphere.
  26. a

    alexh

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing brunch. Food and drinks were excellent. Will definitely go again.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a quite lunch with my wife.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server was amazing and I believe the hostess which might have been a manager was amazing as well. I really enjoyed myself I’m going to tell everyone about how wonderful this restaurant is. But more importantly my server Sofiane was so nice, so sweet, he made feel right at home.
  29. CK

    CardiacKid

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Very convenient as I was staying at the Saint Regis Hotel. Shrimp cocktail was a little subpar compared to Joe’s Stone Crab where I dined the night before. Salad was excellent, but they overcooked the steak. Not sure I would die in here again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a hidden gem with the best service and food in DC, this is your place. I’ve lived in DC for almost 11 years and I’ve never been more impressed with a brunch spot as I was with Alhambra.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Ambiance was great but, the food was subpar. In particular the seasoning of the food lacking. I will not be returning due to the uninspired dining experience.
  32. K

    Kristene

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect Romantic evening with superb service and excellent quality food. We can't wait to go back.
  33. KF

    KateF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best brunch we’ve had in DC. Some of the menu options sounded like standard brunch fare as described, but their high-quality ingredients and skilled preparation were evident from the first bite and made a big difference. We unfortunately failed to get our waiter’s name but his service was excellent—warm, always there when needed, but never hovering. Highly recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the perfect date!
  35. SG

    SusanG

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a wonderful experience. Great food, even better service, and a relaxing atmosphere!
  37. JR

    JuanR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally enjoyed our experience! My wife and I will be back.
  38. PM

    PeterM

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just what we expected
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a road trip from Florida to New York. We stopped here for breakfast and let me tell you, I hadn’t realized this place was so beautiful and upscale. We were clearly underdressed in my candy PJ’s and definitely no less presentable but that did not stop the staff from treating us amazingly like every other customer!The food was delicious and I feel like there’s not a better word to justify it. Definitely will come back on my next road trip .
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch. Excellent food, ambiance and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Alhambra is rated 4.4 stars by 457 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Alhambra

923 16th Street N.W. Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th & K

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Breakfast, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available upon arrival at St. Regis Hotel main entrance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mario Moreno

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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