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Canopy Central Café & Bar, Washington, DC

Canopy Central Café & Bar

4.0
4
571 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 15 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

    Dean Thompson aka The Artist

  • 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 571 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  4. MM

    MelissaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    KelliL

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  7. AB

    AzizzaB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  8. P

    Pamela

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    View was really nice. Food was ok. Service was ok.
  9. 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.
  10. KM

    KimM

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot food was great service was good
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. LM

    LauraM

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 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
  18. 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!!!!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 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
  24. 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 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
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 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
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch spot. Service was on time :) in and out and great food
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    I overall enjoyed my experience here. Sat outside and the view of the Wharf is very pretty. I think it would be good for there to be an inclusion of directions that you need to head up the stairs in the hotel building to reach the restaurant but other than that it wasn’t too hard to find. Food was good overall and didn’t take long to arrive from the time we order to the time dinner was served. Our waiter was definitely slow to get our check when it seemed like the place wasn’t super busy in our area and he was very quick with interactions which made my party feel a little rushed but he was able to get us what we wanted. The vibe here definitely feels a little bit younger which was nice for my group. I would be interested to try brunch here and I think I would come back. The view alone is spectacular!
  29. D

    80sDiva

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    It seems like they are still working out some kinks. Our food order was not correct and they could have sold us a lot more drinks if they visited more often. Every dish and glass we had stayed on our table until we left which was challenging. Server was friendly, kitchen fixed the order quickly- they just seemed understaffed, which we understand right now. Chicken sandwiches were good, wedge salad was also fresh and plentiful. We will try again later!
  30. AA

    AngeliqueA

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the deck overlooking the river for dinner last night. It was beautiful. The service was outstanding, the food was very good and the cocktails were delightful as well. Highly recommend!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Everything was amazing, the pasta we ordered however had a hair on it and I had to return it! The only disappointing thing is that the manager never came to apologize for that! Otherwise everything else was great, and the food and dessert was to die for!
  32. S

    Sherlyna

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my experience at Canopy Central Cafe and Bar. I went for the bottomless brunch, and was shocked about how cheap it was compared to bottomless brunches in the surrounding area. I order the chicken sandwich and asked the the chicken to be tossed in their mumbo sauce..10/10 would recommend. I honestly don’t think I would’ve enjoyed the chicken sandwich as much if it hadn’t been tossed in. the mumbo sauce. Barbara was so great with accommodating us from the second we walked in, and our server was very attentive and was very knowledgeable about the menu. I will definitely be back soon to try the chicken sandwich tossed in the buffalo sauce next!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Horrible staff and mediocre food
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gigi was great!!!
  35. FK

    FaithK

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    A weird experience for such a nice hotel bar/restaurant. It started when we were being seated - I requested to sit outside (not remembering that I requested outside in my reservation) the hostess then said “Sorry, I have to seat you where you requested in your reservation because we have so many other reservations to accommodate.” She ended up seating us exactly where I had asked her. Just a weird response since she planned to seat us there anyway. Our reservation was on a Sunday at 11:00 and we were 1 of maybe 5 parties in the entire restaurant. We had 4 different servers throughout the experience and all but 1 were grumpy. The multiple servers wasn’t a bother, just that they weren’t very friendly throughout the experience. There was some blaming going on between the servers. I don’t know if this restaurant has a system of using multiple servers for 1 table, but It doesn’t work very well if that is their system/process. We weren’t checked on after our food arrived. I ordered Huevos Rancheros and they forgot to ask how I wanted my eggs cooked. They brought it out and acknowledged they didn’t ask how I wanted my eggs (I didn’t even realize I got a choice so it wasn’t a huge deal to me) but why not come out and ask me before you bring the meal? Overall not a great experience and definitely not worth the money - fairly expensive plates for the quality and amount of food served. Would not dine again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Great view outside. Decent food and drinks.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The service is always subpar. Everything else is always great!
  38. CA

    CelesteA

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Didn’t get brought water in the first 20 minutes we were there so we left. Might be too understaffed to book for a reservation right now!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was absolutely terrible and rude. They completely ignored us for quite some time, never checked up even though we needed some items for the order, and messed up on a few items.
  40. AP

    APRILC

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    There seems to be some confusion about seating. There were a lot of empty tables but we were given a hard time sitting outside. No one sat at the table we requested while we were there. We felt unwelcome but we’re hungry and stayed for lunch. Our waiter “Prince” was wonderful which is the only reason I didn’t rate this restaurant lower. Food was ok. We probably won’t be back because of how reception treated us. There are many other better options at the Wharf. First impressions are lasting ones. They need to work on their welcome.

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 571 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 15 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

    Dean Thompson aka The Artist

  • 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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