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Crimson Diner + Whiskey Bar, Washington, DC

Crimson Diner + Whiskey Bar

4.5
4.5
17 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
Crimson Diner + Whiskey bar is all about Southern comfort, DC-style. Located within Motto by Hilton, 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 Blanchard’s Coffee Co. heads up our Coffee Bar, brewing locally-roasted beans and serving homemade biscuits 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 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 847-4459

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Luis Fez Hernandez

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    7th and H street NW on the North East corner of the block

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Gallery Pl-Chinatown - 630 H St. NW Washington, DC 20001 for the Green | Yellow | Red metro lines

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. EM

    EMHA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Its not very clear when you make a reservation that you cannot sit in the whiskey bar section below. I made a reservation for a large group thinking we would be seated downstairs but instead we got put at a back table near the bathrooms, which had a very strong chemical or air freshener smell that could be smelled at the table. Crimson needs to differentiate more clearly that the reservation does not include sitting downstairs.
  2. l

    lindsayw

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very accommodating of a large group dinner. Great server and vibe!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    This was a great spot to host my BFF's birthday dinner, but I do have several issues that would discourage me from going back for another celebration. First, I had to pay a $25 fee to bring in a birthday cake even though I called ahead and I was told that I could. They must have forgotten to mention the fee on the phone. Second, while we really enjoyed the diner- it was incredibly hot. There were so many people and it was so hot. The heat was a big distraction from the dinner party. It was super warm in the basement as well. However, the rooftop was beautiful and the food was delicious.
  4. RP

    ReenaP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place and great food! We came in early for a reservation but were seated immediately, which is always a great start.
  5. JT

    JTMoore

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Service was exceptional! A new must have when I’m in the city!
  6. RR

    RobertR

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall3food2service1ambience1
    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 .
  7. BW

    BridgetW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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.
  8. MS

    MarisaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Bernadette, a server at the diner, was extraordinary. She went above and beyond in accommodating our group
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Offered a variety of menu options for a diverse group.
  10. CM

    CMHinDC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    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.
  11. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice! All the food was amazing. The service was excellante
  12. l

    ljball9134

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  13. L

    Laura

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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!
  14. S

    Sparklaa

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    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.
  15. R

    Rafreera

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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).
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Christmas Concert afterwards
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    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).

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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

FAQs

Crimson Diner + Whiskey Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 847-4459.

Crimson Diner + Whiskey Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th and H street NW on the North East corner of the block

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Gallery Pl-Chinatown - 630 H St. NW Washington, DC 20001 for the Green | Yellow | Red metro lines

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Luis Fez Hernandez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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