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Canopy Central Café & Bar, Washington, DC

Canopy Central Café & Bar

4.0
4
587 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner with a beautiful view of the Wharf. Located above Hanks and Boardwalk Inside the Canopy by Hilton Hotel

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–9:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–9:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 730-2399

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sean Velasquez

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Cross street

    7th Street and Maine Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street, parking lot and valet parking

  • Public transit

    Water front metro center is the closest metro station to our restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 587 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. T

    Tami

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views of the water. Great spot for evening cocktails.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I’ve been to canopy several times and like to visit because the location is so beautiful, but the service is frequently poor (10+ minutes just to get water). This time, the service was worse. It took 20 minutes to get drinks (mostly sodas), one member of our party never received their food, and even after the food was delivered no one came by to check on our party even when we tried to get the attention of various staff members. When we caught one waitresses eye, she gave us the 1 minute finger, went inside, then came back outside and went to serving other people. During our time there, our sodas weren’t even refreshed once. We weren’t able to address any issue without getting up and walking to the bar. At the end, we simply asked for the check (with one party not receiving their food) and suddenly all of the waitstaff was extremely confused about why we were asking for the check. I hate that this will likely be my final visit to canopy, because the views from the restaurant or gorgeous, but for me this was the last straw.
  3. a

    arohde

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Family of 4 staying at an adjacent hotel to eat dinner. It became very busy unexpectedly for the staff after we arrived and I understand that, but my husband and children got their food nearly 25 minutes before mine. That was very odd, as it was all ordered at the same time. We requested additional sauce and it took 20 more minutes to bring. They told me a kids meal existed when we asked the hostess to which they couldn’t provide one. The waitress intimates that they could “make a kids meal” with chicken tenders and fries but they charge us the regular adult price for it, with likely less food than the adult meal. Good things: the food was yummy. The bill also took a significantly long time to arrive after it was requested. So much so, I sent my family outside as they were very ansty and I stood up to wait for it. It never came. I ended up going to the bar and requesting it so I could pay and leave.
  4. CS

    ChristopherS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was perfect, she was thoughtful and so attentive
  5. GO

    GuusO

    Bristol

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Extremely cold and noisy. Food was lousy. A Caesar salad with no fresh Parmesan…boring
  6. LB

    LonnieB

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Brunch
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Horrible service
  8. KM

    KMH1

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The evening of my visit, there were multiple beers not available on tap and no pizzas were available. While the food that I had was good, the lack of options because of the limited menu left me dissatisfied. Our hostess and waiter made no mention of the limitations until we tried to order and were denied. It would have been better if they told us upfront about the limitations of food and drink that night either when we reserved or at least when we arrived.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We sat outside - it’s a truly beautiful location! The hostess was very kind. Other than that, the service was downright awful. Please keep in mind that we visited on a Thursday night and it was not busy. It took nearly 10 minutes for our server to greet us. After he took our order (app, drinks, entrees) we didn’t see him for another 25 minutes. Meanwhile, the manager was outside cleaning and never checked in on us or any of the other tables. Our appetizer finally came by another server. She offered to refill our empty waters. We had to ask her to small plates to share the appetizer, as we hadn’t seen our server since he took our order. Then, our server finally comes out with the food and a lie about the drinks. He said the bartender wasn’t around, but we could clearly see he was around the whole time. Even so, he could’ve checked in on us earlier let us know about the hold up. The food was great. Our server never checked in on us after dropping it off and only came when we were finished with our food to offer the check. Truly below average service and probably won’t visit again… which is unfortunate, as my cosmopolitan and penne al vodka were truly delicious.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Pretty disappointing unfortunately. Table of 4, 2 with long histories in the service industry so we tend to be pretty patient and understanding with service. Went for the ambiance and views which were great. However, the service and organization were abysmal. Our reservation was at 7 and we were sat at a dirty table they came and wiped off after we sat. We didn’t know if we had a server or if we were supposed to order inside because we sat there for so long unattended. After about 15 minutes we were brought waters by who we found out later was our server. We ordered one soda and two beers. We waited for quite some time. After almost 40 minutes of being sat at the table the only thing we had were empty glasses of water. Our server brought back a warm can of soda and a glass with no ice, one beer, and a cocktail. My boyfriend told him he actually ordered one of the draft beers on the menu and the server abruptly said “we don’t have any draft beers.” He ordered a different one, I asked for a water refill, and the server left again without taking any other orders. When he came back with the beer we ordered our food; my sister was jazzed about the pesto pasta, which they were out of. We ordered the adult lunchable as an app, steak tacos, a pizza, a Caesar salad, and the Mic burger. The adult lunchable came out and was so outrageously not worth the price. There were small portions of cheese and meats with no crackers. We thought it was odd but at this point we were just happy to have food. Our dinner arrived and was delicious. Everyone was really happy with the food quality and taste. However, as we were paying the bills, we noticed another table’s adult lunchable get brought out with different types of crackers and dips and we realized ours must have been sent out in the middle of its preparation. For over $150, I’d highly recommend another one of the many options in the adorable little area of the Wharf.
  11. E

    Eaty

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    They have outdoor seating that is on the 2nd floor and overlooks the boardwalk. Restaurant is part of the Hilton. Restaurant seemed to be understaffed. Waitress ruined birthday surprise by asking me if I wanted her to bring out the cake in front of the birthday girl but later didn't charge me for the desserts. Food was tasty but bottemless mimosas is mostly just OJ w little champagne.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, happy and energetic staff, bright and inviting environment and overlooking the water. Perfect place for amazing food with a smile.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  14. MH

    MadeliseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at Canopy was our first time being at the Warf and we had the most amazing time! It was a Wednesday at 8:30pm - we were the only ones there and had the rooftop/patio to ourselves. Views couldn’t have been better, the food was amazing & reasonably priced, and we had a great chat with the chef Shawn. Overall 10/10 experience and we will be back next time we visit DC. Food we ordered that we recommend: Vodka pasta with chicken, Chicago hotdog with homemade ranch, Big Mic burger with secret sauce, and steak tacos.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Horrible experience waitress spilt food all over my clothes and to accommodate that only took off a meal from our bill and overall just unprofessional
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was crazy busy but a lot of fun 😍 and a great view to boot
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We made a reservation on open table and when we arrived the hostess seemed to be lowering our expectations for service. She stated they were severely understaffed and things would take a little, but bear with them. It’s a good thing we did because the food was SO GOOD. We had the shrimp penne a la vodka and the burrata, both delicious. Some friends had the chicken sandwich, tacos (small portion), and pesto pasta, which they also loved. Inexpensive, but be ready for a longer meal time.
  18. MM

    MelissaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The staff was very friendly and attentive as they could be. they were understaffed so that note is for management. The online menu could be a little more user friendly. One single column with clear headers would alleviate scrolling all over and trying to keep track of which segment you are in.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Service was extremely slow. Our server was nice. Ended up just having drinks and going elsewhere for food.
  20. KL

    KelliL

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a great birthday dinner for my mom. From ages 8 to 72, everyone had an entree they loved. I removed a star because they were short-staffed and things were kinda slow but shout out to our server Dre, who held down the whole terrace ALONE! He made sure each table was well served to the best of his ability under the circumstances and kept smiles on everyone's faces. While we waited, we had a beautiful view of a gorgeous sunset to keep us occupied. We will definitely be back!
  21. AB

    AzizzaB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Our reservations was for 1:00 (brunch) but we were about 15 mins early and was able to be seated. Which we loved. Once we were sat, we still had to wait 15 mins just to get water. It wasn’t busy yet, maybe 4 other tables, one being a party of 8. Once our waiter greeted us, we knew what drink we wanted and food so, we put everything in. The bacon was fried extra hard and one of the order of waffles were stale. My waffles were fine but the waiter spilled the syrup everywhere. Big bummer on a hot day. Once we got our drinks and food our waiter, Rene, never came back to check on us. We wanted to order another drink but the amount of time it took for them to come back to our table, we were just ready to leave. The food was “okay” and service was disappointing. I won’t cancel them out before giving them one more try because the TACOS were the highlight of the entire reservations.
  22. P

    Pamela

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    View was really nice. Food was ok. Service was ok.
  23. TF

    TeriF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Don’t get the avocado toast it’s literally one piece of toast 🤣. Otherwise Rene was great. The mimosas were great. The views and vibe were great. I asked for eggs with cheese later and the cook fully understood the assignment. Almost as good as Waffle House. Caramel cheesecake was delicious. I would definitely come again. I would just let people know dogs are allowed.
  24. KM

    KimM

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Fantastic location, good/okay food, great service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I took my mom here for brunch on her 74th bday. It was nice. I received a text stating my table was ready however when I came to the from desk they acted as if they had no idea and had to pull 3 tables together although we needed 4 and they said we had to wait for them to ask their manager for another table. I called the week prior and spoke with an employee that instructed me to make the reservation for six and in my notes add a request for the additional seating to accommodate my party. Not sure they even read the notes. They got some of the omelets wrong…and some stuff we just didn’t get specifically bacon and French toast and a fruit bowl. They also state they have bottomless mimosas…we only got 2 and no refills..The However, the restaurant was very nice and the waiter we had only been on the job two days but was very accommodating and adjusted our check for the missing items and just had an overall sweet personality ! He worked the table well. I would return but with a smaller party. Maybe they would be able to handle it better.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot food was great service was good
  27. DO

    DanO

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Location was great, but service was a nightmare. We waited 40 minutes without getting a drink and major problems with our order.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was up to par, scenery was everything we expected it to be. We will definitely be back for more experiences.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great experience. The food was amazing and so were the drinks. Me and my date had a wonderful time, great views and atmosphere.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My family came for Fathers Day! It was not packed on a Sunday 5pm. Weather was perfect so we sat indoor/outdoor! Kids lived the pizza and the chicken tenders were very large, juicy and tasted great! Our only issue is that they either forgot to put in two orders so our wings and chicken sandwich never came.
  31. LF

    LauF

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    I booked a table for 6 to have brunch on Father’s Day. I had a great expectations since I had read that their brunch was very good, nonetheless: They do not have a special brunch menu Their menu is absolutely basic / standard even for a “normal” breakfast We waited 45 (!) minutes to have an ordinary and overpriced plate of eggs with potato and sausage We were freezing over a nasty AC and , after asking at least 3 times, it was impossible to have them turn it down at least a little I would definitely not come back and not recommend this place at all. There are many much better places in the area
  32. BG

    BrendaG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The Waitress that takes you to your seat was VERY rude and unpleasant and unprofessional The Manager on duties Father's Day 2022 was also Unprofessional ..Didn't try to Resolve a issue even after we had made Reservations over 2 weeks in advance!!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We had a reservation and sat out in the patio in the sun for 30 minutes with no service. We thought maybe we had to use a QR code to order, but there was no online ordering option. We were just being ignored. We got too hot and came inside and sat at the bar and were ignored there, as well. When we finally asked for service, the bartender asked us to ask our waiter for help. We told her we were never served and she finally got someone to take our order. The food was fine. The service was terrible. Really cool place though.
  34. T

    Terri

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    The restaurant and view was amazing. Our waiter was great. However, we had to send our steak back twice. We ordered Medium, and twice we received very well done. Finally the Chef came to our table and apologized. While we waited for the two steaks, they gave us more Truffle Fries, but then we are full on the fries. They finally took the steaks off the bill and we had Truffle Fries and drinks for dinner.
  35. HG

    HeavensGirl

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasantly surprised but pleased with the restaurant. We went for brunch and had reservations for outside seating. Loved the view, seating and the breeze coming off the water was wonderful! Our waitress Gigi was great! Very friendly and attentive. I had the chicken sbd waffles and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My friend had the headache hangover (I believe that was the name) and she said it was great! Overall great experience and we decided to come back for dinner before the summer is over.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gigi was amazing, we had an awesome brunch on the patio. Will be back bc of her
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great! I love the fried chicken sandwich (got to get it) the ambiance is cool you don’t even feel like you’re in DC. Big outside patio and the barrels with the rope is so wharfy! Will be back
  38. CA

    CarmalettaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was really nice and the food was AMAZING. I definitely felt welcomed and accepted. Although my guest came late, they didn’t rush us from our table and was patient with me to order. Highly recommended!! Will definitely be going back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place on the wharf - food and drinks are actually really good and service was relaxed but on time
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think our servers name was Dre, he was so good! Busy spot on the wharf but we had a lot of fun

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
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Canopy Central Café & Bar using the Order Online button. Canopy Central Café & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with 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 stars by 587 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 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Canopy Central Café & Bar

975 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th Street and Maine Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–9:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–9:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street, parking lot and valet parking

  • Public transit

    Water front metro center is the closest metro station to our restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Velasquez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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