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The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

4.7
4.7
782 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Located in downtown DC, just four blocks from the White House, breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch are served under The Jefferson’s historic skylight in The Greenhouse. Natural light streams from above, creating an airy atmosphere that complements the light, fresh and energizing fare on our seasonal menus.

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Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 448-2300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fabio Salvatore

  • Private party facilities

    Surrounded by walls lined with wine display cabinets and private wine lockers, the Private Cellar can accommodate up to 18 guests. Beneath a soaring, plaster groin-vaulted ceiling, guests can sample the talents of our awarded culinary team complemented by wines from the hotel’s impressive selection of more than 1,000 labels.

  • Private party contact

    Meagan Stroud: (202) 448-3253

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    16th and M St. NW

  • Parking details

    $20 valet parking

  • Public transit

    Closest Metro: Farragut West (Blue, Orange, Silver)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 782 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseQuiet

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • District of Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food quality.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fabulous!!!!

  3. z

    zendiner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The food is scrumptious, the room beautiful and classy, the service professional and nonintrusive, the wine list extensive and reasonably priced -- and you can have a civilized conversation without shouting (what a concept). It's not trendy, but it's tranquil and old school terrific.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    PrivTe wine cellar for party pf 8. Private experience was fantastic, but overall food and service were good but not great compared to DC brunch and its notoriety.

  5. MJ

    MattJ

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite food, palacial setting, and a friendly staff. I will certainly be returning to The Greenhouse.

  6. IL

    ILIYAS

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    NIce restaurant. The food is OK. Service is fine...

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and ambient was outstanding!

  8. AR

    AlanR

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service and entire meal was excellent. Meal presentation was lovely and everything was perfectly prepared and executed.

  9. FH

    ForrestHillsOmnivore

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Welcoming maitre d’. Informed and skilled wait staff. Creative menu. Deliciously prepared and beautifully presented dishes (salmon tartare, zucchini soufflé with crab, duck breast, lamb loin, mango sorbet, chocolate financier). Elegant and reasonably quiet setting. Motown soul music in the background a surprising choice and incongruent with the otherwise upscale dining environment. But at least the music was not intrusively loud. A few more patrons would have energized the vibe, but the almost empty dining room allowed fully audible table conversation at normal speaking volume — rare in DC eateries. Will return as often as the budget allows.

  10. U

    Uffood

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful ambiance and great service. I thought the price of the food was too high for lunch. Loved the cheese cake! Very light and fluffy

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and excellent service. Good for business and casual as well.

  12. LG

    LesG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our 50th anniversary. Food, wine and service were excellent.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place to eat! Pricey, but worth it! Loved feeling fancy for breakfast!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Delicious meal, albeit pricy. Very attentive service

  15. JH

    JoelH

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    Really nice place but way too expensive for the amount of food served.

  16. MH

    MaryamH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating Mothers Day

  17. H

    Hlase

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my wife here for a Mother's Day breakfast a few days before and so it was relatively quiet. We order the french toast with blueberry sauce, the lemon pancakes, and the three-egg omelet, akd a side of bacon. Although the side of bacon was $10 we did get several strips. I thought the food was pretty good, we shared everything. I wasn't much of a fan of the lemon pancakes but my wife loved them! Our waiter, Abdul was great! The best thing was after our meal we ask the hostess Khadija to take some photos of us and it turns out she's pretty good at that! Took some lovely photos! Great place for that. I would recommend going here to any of my friends!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service, very good food.

  19. JF

    JFoyRN

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding Experience!!! The Greenhouse never fails with providing great food and experience!!! Highly recommend

  20. EF

    EliseF

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely breakfast of eggs Benedict and blueberry French toast. Coffee and tea service superb.

  21. DG

    DrGreen

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner, the food was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and provide great care in making sure we were served hot food.

  22. C

    Catnapthecat

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Just the service was not... right. I dont even know what was it...? So me and my husband went here for breakfast. We made reservation and the staff there took us to the seat. While we are eating a lady came to us and ask us, "Hi,,, did you make reservation?" I mean... yeah, and what's gunna happen if we didnt? We are already eating food. And even when we got our card and recipt,... i don't know.. felt kinda bit rude... i didnt really expect this poor service at the jefferson. I will never come back.

  23. KD

    KarenD

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to dine at The Greenhouse!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    On special occasions please check menu or call beforehand we got stuck with a set lunch which was amazing but seriously expensive! :)

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    Came for Easter brunch and the whole experience was so underwhelming. The place is beautiful, but that was really the only positive. For $135 a person we expected a lovely brunch, but the Prix fixe menu was poor. The starter course was not good, my mom had to send her lobster bisque back because it was so bad. The blueberry French toast was good. The mains were merely so so. The service was very slow. Our waiter wasn’t very attentive. There was one lady who was overseeing the restaurant, I didn’t catch her name, but she was wonderful. Our bill with tax and tip for 5 people was over $900 and we didn’t even get alcohol. It was honestly insane. Just a bad experience and would NEVER recommend the greenhouse for a prix fixe menu special occasion.

  26. L

    Leydi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a beautiful time with my young family. Staff was courteous and attentive. Everything was well executed.

  27. m

    magique

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Staff was extremely friendly and a joy to be around. The cocktails were extremely expensive at $25 each and not especially better than anywhere else. The food was beautifully presented, but left me feeling hungry. My dish of seared duck breast came with a few peas and undercooked radishes. The duck breast was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. The lamb was perfectly cooked and came with herbed spaetzle, which were delicious, too. Dessert looked outstanding, however the chocolate financier was too dry and dense and the Matcha tea cake came with a yuzu foam that was much too bitter. I wished the cherry ice cream with cherries could have been part of the dessert, rather than just served as an afterthought on the side. To be fair, 'The Greenhouse' had only just re-opened after the long Covid spell. Staff were truly amazing!

  28. ME

    MarciaE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Long time since Brunch with one of my closest friends. We LOVED the restaurant - perfect for the reunion.

  29. K

    Kacy

    Atlanta

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best experience in food, service and environment for a birthday celebration. Thank you

  30. EM

    ElisaM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a very lovely restaurant. The setting is just beautiful, and the service was flawless. We enjoyed our meals greatly. I had the filet mignon and asked for medium rare. The steak was cooked perfectly and the accompaniments were both beautifully presented and delicious. My husband got the salmon and it too was exceptional. As guests at the Jefferson Hotel, where The Greenhouse is located, we also had breakfast at The Greenhouse twice. The offerings and the service were just as amazing for breakfast. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for.

  31. JA

    JorgeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The lamb, drinks and deserts were great. The Stripped Bass outstanding but the pairings of Squash and Soybeans very very bland. But that fish and lamb best ever. Pricey but worth it

  32. MM

    MiriamM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff. Great food.

  33. SJ

    ShenJ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    My husband and I ate here for dinner and breakfast, and both meals were good. The service was great as well.

  34. RW

    RobertW

    Hawaii

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent high end service and cuisine.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Very boring Fair food Service was good

  36. JW

    JudithW

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate here while staying at the hotel and were delightfully surprised by the entire experience. The food was creative, very beautiful and delicious. We particularly liked the crab and zucchini souffle, but everything was a big hit with us both. The spacing of the tables allowed for conversation which is a big plus.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent in a beautiful setting. Hostess even gifted our little ones some beanie babies. Very kind.

  38. YM

    YairizetM

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Breakfast while on vacation

  39. SR

    SRS54

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place for a business lunch. Plan to add it to my short list!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Amazing ambiance. The avocado toast was $27 for one piece of toast and one egg. Very over priced but we still loved our visit

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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 is vaccinated

FAQs

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC is rated 4.7 stars by 782 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 20 times today
Google Map for The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

1200 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th and M St. NW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    $20 valet parking

  • Public transit

    Closest Metro: Farragut West (Blue, Orange, Silver)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fabio Salvatore

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 448-2300

  • Private party facilities

    Surrounded by walls lined with wine display cabinets and private wine lockers, the Private Cellar can accommodate up to 18 guests. Beneath a soaring, plaster groin-vaulted ceiling, guests can sample the talents of our awarded culinary team complemented by wines from the hotel’s impressive selection of more than 1,000 labels.

  • Private party contact

    Meagan Stroud: (202) 448-3253

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