Canopy Central Café & Bar

4.1
353 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 353 people are saying
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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coach
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant. The only concern was a limited lunch menu.

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VKD2
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. From appetizers and drinks to dessert, everything was fantastic. Outdoor seating and view was amazing! Highly recommend!

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Sailor
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location. Window seat is best! Food good seemed a little long to wait but worth it. Cheesecake was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!

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viplevyj413
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Don’t go for the food, which is average. It wasn’t bad, but it isn’t going to make anyone sigh in joy. Don’t go for the value; it’s stupidly expensive. Do go for the outdoor seating, the view of the water, and the sunset. So: look at the menu ahead of time; know that dinner, dessert, and drinks for 4 will probably break $200 before tip; and decide whether it’s worth it to *you*. We enjoyed our nearly 4 hours there immensely, with no regrets about the expense. Tough call on an overall rating, but balancing the 5 stars for ambiance, 2 stars for food, and two stars for value, I landed on 3 stars overall.

Parking tip: I don’t know how early you’d have to get a spot in the garage. Our reservation was for 7:15, and I shouldn’t even have tried. I ended up parking about half a mile away on I St, which was just fine, and free.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

My sister and I arrived at the Canopy outdoor rooftop around 10:30AM on a Saturday morning and took a seat at an empty table. We sat for 10 minutes while servers passed and ignored us. When we stopped one to ask for assistance, we were told that we couldn’t be served until 11:15AM. However people around us were eating so I’m really unclear about why that is. I went up to the hostess and she said the only way we could be seated at 11:00 would be to make a reservation for a table on the open table app. She could not make the reservation for us, which made no sense to me. Thankfully I had the app. Her attitude was disappointing. She was not very communicative or helpful. We went back to our table and waited. A server finally came to help us and gave us water around 10:50. She took our order at 11 and promised to put it in right at 11:15, which was the earliest she was allowed. At 11:30 she came by to tell us she just put our order in. We asked why it hadn’t happened soon and she said, “I was in the bathroom.” Her attitude was disappointing and she did not seem well trained. She said she was new. Decent restaurants that I’ve been to would not have allowed a very new server to be on her own. The food came. I ordered eggs, bacon and toast.I received 1 piece of bacon. That’s it. I asked for more. My sister’s burger and fries were cold. She asked for a new meal. Overall our experience it was very disappointing.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Wear your shades if you’re eating outside—this is vital. The menu was limited as some of the items were unavailable and the menu don't match what was online. So, you really should be more interested in the view at the restaurant more so than the food.

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vipSkept
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We went on Memorial Day when businesses were starting to open up and people were more engaged in outdoor activities -- as such, the service was pretty bad (we had to go up to ask for our check since the server never came back to check on us after our meal however, it's one of the best views at the wharf and the food/drinks were tasty. Would definitely recommend with the expectation that they may be packed.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on June 5, 2021

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
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No happy hour. No music!?! For the location they can do SO much more. Paying for a 15$ cocktail with no ambience is a big no for me. Will not go here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The service was dreadful. The receptionist and the manager were impolite, and the service very slow and deficient. We had to wait more than 20 minutes to be seated even when we had made the reservation online, and more than one hour to get the food, which was average.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

As others have noted, service was slow. Portions, especially for salads, were small for the price. View was great.

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BNikki
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Understaffed. Slow service. Would only go for drinks. ordered salad and waited 2 hours to receive it. Very scenic.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Lovely setting. Lovely wait staff. Unfortunately severely understaffed. Took 45 minutes to get one Arnold Palmer. Took 1 hour 20 minutes to be served after ordering. Then almost equally difficult to get the bill. Only go if you have multiple hours to spare.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Good food, but they were understaffed for the day. Folks who served were friendly but clearly not enough people to attend to all the patrons at oncs

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately not the best experience at Canopy. The food itself was decent but it took over an hour for it to arrive at our table after ordering. Considering it wasn’t that busy at the restaurant (plenty of open tables) it made no sense to have that long of a wait for food. One of the dishes that took the longest was a pretty basic salad - how does that take more than an hour to prepare? Can’t speak on the patio setting as we were moved inside due to weather but it was quite hard to hear our waitress on the rooftop. Again the food was okay, nothing particularly special or memorable. Seems as though you’re paying high prices solely for the view, not the actual dining experience. Wish we had a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, the ambiance is wonderful however the service could have been a little more timely.

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vipMariaM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and excellent service. Specially, the views of the Wharf and its marina are lovely. Nice ambiance.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 29, 2021

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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Coalee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was slow and they were out of what we wanted. Otherwise great view and location. Drinks were great.

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WrenL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio for dinner with views of the was Fun and lively crowd.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2021

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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Tugba1
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was beautiful. Drinks and food were really good and our server, Nay was wonderful! Definitely recommend this place for a nice night by the water.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2021

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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Steven
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was decent. The view of the Potomac/Wharf area is really pretty. The real problem is from the service. I felt the service was poor. It was fairly busy and there were a lot of servers but even with it being 90 degrees and outside, no one asked if we needed refills. The unlimited mimosa took 25 minutes to come out. We had to ask for refills for our table twice. Then at the end we waited a good 30 minutes for our check. Unfortunately Gratuity is included in the bill and that is probably why no one was very helpful. Would not recommend unless you are comfortable tracking down someone to get you a refill or your bill.

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vipKrisW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Airy, bright hotel restaurant best for breakfast or light lunch. Great view of the water from above. Nice open green space outside or tables inside bright room. Not a wide variety of menu items but what we had was good. Staff was lovely!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2021

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
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The customer service I received has even exceptional. There was a small issue when we dined but someone reached out to make it right! I understand that inevitably in any business mistakes happen or issues can arise but it is how they are handled that matters. I cannot say enough good things about Dagim the manager and how this situation was handled!

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ShaunT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good location, atmosphere and ambiance. Food was decent. Drinks were good. Service was so so.

Overall a good experience and I'll be back.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2021

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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vipdbrown
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We were seated outside and the view was nice.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2021

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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RobertP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

During our lunch in outside table, a restaurant employee was cleaning the floor with a pressure sprayer. The noise was extremely irritating. I complained to a server but he didn’t do anything about it. Food, service, and view of the wharf and water were all great.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback! While we always strive for 4 & 5 star reviews from our guests, we understand that sometimes we do not meet everyone’s expectations. We hope to have you join us again soon! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at Dagim.Mekonnen@concordhotels.comm

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VADiner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Beautiful spot overlooking the water that the restaurant has managed to make as uninteresting, cold and plain as could be possible with such a wonderful setting. It looked like a poor college kid slapped it together with whatever was cheap.

Service and food average, at best. A few bright spots and a lot of disappointment.

Best thing was $5 draft beer (but small draft selection and no craft beers), which is hard to find in DC let alone around the Wharf. That said, took 15 minutes after ordering to get the beer brought to the table.

For no frills at the Wharf but still with outdoor seating and the beautiful views, its perfect. Not nearly as overpriced as other spots. Would also be great with kids as there is room for them to run around without running off or getting lost in the Wharf crowds down on the street level.

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French
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was lukewarm and the service was lackluster.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to sit in their courtyard! Food was outstanding and their manager Zach came over and was awesome and super personable. Will definitely be coming back here, especially because of the staff and management.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2021

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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rudolphdc
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ambiance, food, service ... all good. I dinged the service a bit because of 1 item. Bringing you food BEFORE the cocktails. I see this featured only in restaurants not wanting to understAnd customers.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 24, 2021

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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ChristinaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambience was great as we to see a decent view of the wharf and the water. The service was very accommodating as I was a little late and changed my seating more than once. The server Prince was very helpful. The food was okay, nothing special. I think this place is a place to brunch with your friends in larger groups as it was very loud and small group conversation was almost nonexistent. Overall it was a good experience. I would return just for small bites and drinks with friends.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 16, 2021

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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The service was really bad. Long wait periods for the server to take our order and check in as well as bring our bill. I was really looking forward to having French toast but they ran out. It happens but I would have liked if the server was able to recommend something tasty instead. He wasn’t really helpful. I ended up getting the burger which was really good.

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MaryEllenM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Dagin was fabulous at accommodating our party of 9 for a college graduation dinner. Devonte was a fantastic server & made sure we were well cared for. The food & drinks were delicious & perfectly portioned. The view was phenomenal and the deck had a festive air to it. This was the perfect spot for our family gathering!! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 16, 2021

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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AbryleH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best atmosphere for brunch and conversations with friends! ✨

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 17, 2021

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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vipAtacanD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, gorgeous views and the sunset. Service and food were excellent

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 16, 2021

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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Alex
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice location and the food was quite good. Thomas, our server, was outstanding.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 15, 2021

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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MGLovesToEatOut
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lunch reunion with a friend from out of town. We enjoyed the spaciousness and the decor of the restaurant. The hostess was friendly and helpful with technology tips for accessing the menu. Our server was attentive to our needs. We really enjoyed the exceptional view during our visit. This was a very pleasant midday Meal.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 15, 2021

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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vipSmorrisMom81
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 15, 2021

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 May 8, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Food was great. Service was horrible. I had to ask for a waiter to come to my table after waiting 20 minutes. We waited that long and the “owner” still had the audacity to ask for our table early.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food, super great drinks.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on May 10, 2021

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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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 4.1 stars by 353 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.