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Canopy Central Café & Bar

4.4
169 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 169 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.6
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4.3
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vipAlanK
Washington DC
416 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only stayed for a couple drinks but we had a great time! It was safe and social distanced. The outside deck had amazing views of the wharf and water and the sun setting was a perfect evening for happy hour

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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vipPopPopWhat
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor seating is must to take in the amazing water views. The food and service were very good. It is a chill vibe and a great brunch spot.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on September 1, 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
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Great food but super slow service.

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Natalie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - thought would love to see a bigger menu

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on August 29, 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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vipFinchjdc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter did and excellent job. Pleasant and efficient. Represented your restaurant very well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, beautiful view, delicious food..

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damiend
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was fantastically located.
Great views, good food and very attentive staff

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vipjcjc
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful location and very good food. Wish perhaps there were adjust a few more food choices.

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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AngelaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!
Absolutely beautiful view!
Cannot wait to go back.

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KaSu
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The brunch french toast was dry and not worth $15. There were approximately 7 tables in service at the time of our arrival - and for 2 entrees we were there for almost 90 minutes. In the time we were there, our waters were refilled once upon request. The service was slow. The burger was fairly good - we were happy with that. But we won't be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful; he was super helpful & knowledgeable

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vipAngelD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience4

My friends and I frequent Canopy and typically have a great overall experience. Unfortunately, this last visit was not as pleasant. We were asked to end our visit, after we ordered additional food items. Apparently, the new law prohibits patrons from dining beyond 2 hours. Unfortunately, we were not told that when we were seated and had been there for a few hours. While the service is great, our expereience was ruined.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian options!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on August 16, 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 August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Devante and Kenny were excellent ! We had such a lovely lunch. Food was awesome, kudos to the gentleman on working the pizza oven it was awesome. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Sarina. I think that was her name, she made our day. The Sauvignon blanc was to die for!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on August 14, 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 169 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.