Crimson Diner + Whiskey Bar

4.4
12 reviews
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$30 and under
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Breakfast
Crimson Diner + Whiskey bar is all about Southern comfort, DC-style. Located in the District’s first Pod Hotel, the brothers Hilton envisioned it as a place where out-of-towners and locals alike could settle in and feel at home. Richmond, VA’s own Blanchard’s Coffee Company heads up Crimson Coffee Bar, brewing locally-roasted beans and serving homemade pastries to get the work day started.

Here's how we make a reservation for parties of 7+ on the following levels:

The Diner maximum for a large group is up to 14 persons. The coffee bar has a high-top table that seats 10 persons as well.

The Whiskey bar can accommodate a large group of 12-16 at one of our high-top tobacco leaf island seating tables, these are always first come first served. The semi-private seating in the 'hunting gallery' & 'private lounge' can be reserved through our events coordinator. Please email us at events@crimson-dc.com

The View (penthouse level) events@crimson-dc.com Weather permitting always!
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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Our reservation went from 6 to 10 people during the course of Monday afternoons hockey game. The restaurant was not very busy but we were placed in the very back of restaurant near kitchen and restrooms.
Not very appealing when we simply wished to make early New Year's toast and nosh on a few appetizers.

To top it off, our server one to brought a bottle of wine and immediately poured 3 glasses without allowing anyone to taste. Between the wine and slow service, a very blah get together. And everyone departed .

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BW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had never been before, but loved Crimson! Before dinner we grabbed a drink at the downstairs whiskey bar level, which was massive, but still such a cozy, relaxed vibe. The diner's menu was vast and had plenty of vegetarian options to choose from (much appreciated, Crimson, thank you!!) and the milkshakes and cocktails were delicious. Prices were very reasonable for what you got, and I can't wait to go back and try more. Service was rather slow, but that was the only negative, which is not bad at all.

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Bernadette, a server at the diner, was extraordinary. She went above and beyond in accommodating our group

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Offered a variety of menu options for a diverse group.

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CM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We started with cocktails and a great view on the roof then moved downstairs for dinner. The fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese dip were my favorites, but all the food was good.

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M
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice! All the food was amazing. The service was excellante

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We scheduled for breakfast - a group of 9 - and had a wonderful experience. A few of us were interested in a large meal and nobody was disappointed. The eggs benedict was perfection, the biscuits large, and the eggs were tasty. Coffee was particularly excellent!

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a party of about 16 for a farewell gathering and the lounge/couch area downstairs was perfect! However it was busy for a Monday and it took a tad too long for several drinks to arrive. The drink selection was excellent though!

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S
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a fun group brunch with about 12 friends. The food was good and the actual space is great. The wait staff was friendly, but not super attentive or quick. Would recommend for a fast casual meal but nothing special.

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was refreshing just to find and enjoying our dinning experience there. Thank you Nick and Jane and the Sat. - Sunday Bartender (for his name tall guy).

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Christmas Concert afterwards

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Large group lunch for a colleague's birthday, and we would have liked to be able to get in and out of Crimson a bit faster. That being said, most everyone was pleased with their food (a range of breakfast and lunch food).

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