Canopy Central Café & Bar

4.4
184 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Home of our world famous crostini, Kennys fire ranch dressing, Nettas Crispy Salmon, and The Symbol. Come Try

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thank you for being open during this time!! Great view, delicious pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and accommodations. Will be back soon. Amazing manager as well!

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vipDHerr
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for brunch and had the $40 bottomless option...and what a great choice it was! Food was amazing the steak tacos and pesto pasta were the best! Service was awesome and Thomas to great care of us :) we will be back!

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bkerr32
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cheese plate was very good (more crackers please!) The whiskey pig and Stella were good. Waitress gave us extra Stella pour bc keg had to be tapped. Nice touch. But NYC bar type prices so be ready. $$$

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SonyaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The good: beautiful restaurant, great outdoor seating options
The bad: Customer service was very slow although the restaurant was almost empty. The food was just ok and I had to send my cocktail back because it was poorly made. The cheese tray contained grapes that were turning brown and underwhelming choices of cheese.
Post Covid, I MAY return only for a drink and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I took my wife out for a birthday brunch. Food was great. Service was horrible. Tables and settings just ok.

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Guest
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Prices for the quality do not match. Drinks are high but the glasses are small.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The special occasion as my best friend’s birthday brunch. We arrived for our reservation and was quickly seated by the hostess. We were a group of 8 with two separate reservations and tables due to COVID. That was fine with us. My tables food took over an hour to come. We were told it was taking a while due to the French toast. When my French toast arrived it was COLD !! I requested to speak with the manager. The only thing he offered was to bring me another French toast. Mind the other part of our group received their food 20 minutes before my table. I asked how long would that take because the other table was half way die their meal. He couldn’t give me a solid time. I asked if I had to pay for the French toast if he sent out other one due to the inconvenience and food being cold and he said yes. I was applauded and told him to take everything back. Due to this I was unable to eat with my group. We had friends visiting from out of state with a packed schedule so could not wait for more food. I’m so disappointed. This was not my first time at the restaurant. It was one a my favorites but not anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Really loved the view outside. I ordered the chicken sandwich and it was too dry and over fried. I had a hard time biting into it the sandwich and couldn’t enjoy it.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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MekaLu
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Atmosphere was really nice. Waiter was likely new. He wasn't very attentive and forgetful of items I requested. Food was good. Will return.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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Twddrrg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Very limited menu. Food was alright and over priced. If it wasn’t for the patio view, wouldn’t have even bothered going.

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vipDianaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely rooftop meal .

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The risotto Chef Netta, I think she is the chef, was amazing. Donte was great. Super chill atmosphere

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipGC25
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and hostess went out of their way to make our experience more enjoyable. Friendly, attentive, prompt service. We will be back!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
416 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, service was on point. Gorgeous view!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipcoach
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

of 4 people 2 ordered a salmon dish. The waiter indicated that the salmon did not meet the standard of the restaurant. A substitute was ordered - disappointing but appreciated the decision made. Overall ambiance was excellent and the waiter was thoughtful and responsive..

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was in town visiting over the weekend and was recommended by a friend to go to Canopy Central. Everything looked beautiful at first, but things got ugly very quickly. It got chilly the moment my girlfriend and I were seated, so we asked for a heater or a table with a heater. The waiter told us not to worry that we were going to be moved the moment a table with a heater becomes available. We placed an order for our food and 20 minutes pass, still no table. We asked our waiter and he said not to worry we were next. 30 minutes pass, someone else with the same issue gets moved. Still no table. After waiting 40 minutes, the restaurant manager comes up to us to ask if everything was ok. We expressed our concern and he immediately told us that was not going to happen due to “covid” and if we want to move he has to close us out. We got upset and told him our waiter basically lied to us. So after a few minutes back and forth he finally budged to move us close to the fire pit. Then, food came in for my girlfriend and the manager said enjoy. THEY FORGOT MY FOOD! He runs to the kitchen and brings my food COLD. This was the worst experience I had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

They mistakenly brought out two of one person's appetizer and still charged us for it even though we didn't order it. They also forgot about our entrees but we couldn't ask about them because it was easily a half hour between every time we saw our server. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tommy was delightful! He took special care of our family and really made us feel cared for. The ambience was lovely, a perfect outdoor setting during this crazy time in life.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. I will be sure to pass on to Chef Dean your feedback on the fried shrimp. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and top notch service! Truly our favorite spot on the Wharf not only for the incredible views but also the delightful entrees!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. I will be sure to pass on to Chef Dean your feedback on the fried shrimp. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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DWin
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio has been a great way to get out during the pandemic. But the food, bar, and the view are excellent

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. I will be sure to pass on to Chef Dean your feedback on the fried shrimp. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipLadyD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and amazing COVID-19 protocol cleaning procedures. Manager was amazing and our server Prince was a sweetheart!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. I will be sure to pass on to Chef Dean your feedback on the fried shrimp. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service, drinks were terrible.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you for your feedback on your dining experience here at Central Café & Bar. I apologize that you had a less than desirable experience with us. I would like to invite you back for dinner or brunch for two, so that we may regain your trust in providing an outstanding experience and incredible food. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Ended up not feeling like it was worth sitting down for and left. It’s a restaurant in a Marriott, so I think it solves its purpose if you know what mean.

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vipMARKR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We sat on the patio for a 1pm lunch. Beautiful view. It took 15+ minutes to get water and a drink order. But the rest of the service was quite good. Food was suprisingly good.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. I will be sure to pass on to Chef Dean your feedback on the fried shrimp. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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AaronM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and setting. I went with a few friends and got appetizers and brunch. Beautiful views and great ambiance! I would go again

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipralycelowe
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best views since the patio is located on the second level. Great food selection, I enjoyed the fried chicken sandwich with a side of super fresh fruit (mango, berries, nectarine). Deb was our server and was very kind. We had bottomless mimosas, which came in your personal carafe.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant and I THOROUGHLY enjoyed myself. The food was fantastic, our waiter & host were excellent, and the atmosphere was comfortable even during this pandemic. It was a much needed dining out venture.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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Jones
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for a meal and people watching, when sitting outside.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My experience was very good it’s a cool atmosphere, great food and location.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view and excellent service

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. I will be sure to pass on to Chef Dean your feedback on the fried shrimp. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great. We went in the middle of the week so there was no line or waiting like other reviews shared. The view of the water is absolutely gorgeous. The service and the thoughtfulness around social distancing and COVID-19 was excellent. This was actually my first dining experience since March and I felt very comfortable. All the staff wore make (correctly over their nose) and the sever was very conscious about keeping his distance when taking orders and checking in. The menu is online so limiting high touch items. The watermelon salad was huge and delicious. I’d definitely come back.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We pride ourselves in providing a safe and enjoyable environment for our guests, especially during this pandemic. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was friendly and attentive.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipGstreet
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

For starters, the bar wasn't open at 1:15 PM so we could not have a glass of wine. Our server did not seem to think this odd that on a Friday, she could not provide her customers a glass of rose. The kicker, however, was when she returned to our table to tell us that she needed to "get off the clock and pay up." We've all had rude waiters but this one was over the top. I'm not sure if she even knew she was rude or if she is just ill suited for the job. No reason to ever return to this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The staff was very courteous and hospitable. However the pasta was very salty and the crust salmon wasn’t seasoned well. However the food was served quickly and hot. The margaritas were really good for the price. We had an excellent view of the river. The wing appetizers were amazing also and the fries!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views great food!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipAngelD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was excellent!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The hostess was rude. I waited 20 minutes before a server came over and restaurant was empty.

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Lauren
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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9/6/2020
While there is no doubt that Canopy offers a great view of the Wharf from the second story, and the distance above also separates you from the passerbys and noise, our overall experience was very disappointing, particularly after wasting a good amount of time and money!
Three reasons: reservation system, Covid-19 management, and food quality. 1) Despite making a reservation, we were asked to wait in line for 15 minutes and then, upon reaching the desk, were first told that our reservation was canceled due to exceeding the wait time (caused by waiting in line). After speaking with the manager, we then waited another 25 minutes until finally being seated. 2) While waiting, there was no control over how many people were in the lobby. Due to being in a hotel, this process already was Covid stressful because you have to enter, walk up to the second floor, and then wait a significant amount of time indoors before being seated outside. Once seated, the restaurant then was out of proper utensils and straws, causing us to question whether it was fully prepared to wait on people. 3) Finally, we ordered two drinks that were mediocre and a seared tuna appetizer that was very disappointing. We ultimately ended our dinner short.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great time at Canopy! Better than expected!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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FAQs

Canopy Central Café & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Canopy Central Café & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 730-2399.

Canopy Central Café & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

Canopy Central Café & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-charlie-gift-cards-tickets-100415798356.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.