The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

4.8
657 Reviews
$30 and under
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 menus created by Executive Chef, Ralf Schlegel.
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cait
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Atmosphere was nice and quite. Staffs were welcoming and prompt. The problem was food. The ham on the egg benedict was way too salty for my liking. I had to remove the ham and only eat muffin and egg. Asparagus was cooked well. Pork sausage that we ordered on the side was cold....I had one bite of it and didn't bother to finish it. I would go back to try other dishes but this time was a fail for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service & food was excellent.

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vipJN01
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so glad to be back to the Greenhouse after being away during the Pandemic. Luckily it continued to have the same quality, service and ambiance.

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Cornbread2013
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My first indoor dining experience in DC since February 2020! Perfect. Ambience, service, food. Thank you, Jefferson!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. The serving staff was friendly, attentive and made great menu recommendations. Would definitely come here again!

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Jpel
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Glad they are finally open.

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Nick
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great place for quiet, elegant, romantic ambience and 5-star service. We were glad that it was finally opened back up (after a far-too-long shutdown).

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vipJules
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely and elegant -- including a velvet footstool for ladies' bags. The food was delicious, the room is beautiful and the service is warm and attentive. They seemed happy to be reopen after the pandemic. The Jefferson is such a gem. Thank you!

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vipKateInDC
Washington DC
193 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Greenhouse is such a beautiful space and the warm and gracious service matches. We enjoyed delicious salad and quiche for lunch with wine and the dessert offerings were so tempting we did split one and were not disappointed. The prices are on the high side, but the value is excellent to enjoy the entire experience such a perfect combination of ambience, food and welcoming, attentive service.

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vipMickeyI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday Brunch on the first day The Jefferson reopened. So glad The Greenhouse is back!

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1lovesteak
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! So good to be back! Delicious food, excellent service! Can’t wait to be back!

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SashaR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! From the food to the ambiance and let’s not forget the impeccable service. A+++

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Monica
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!

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vipAishaO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a mature crowd. Food and ambiance was top notch.

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ChrisS
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best omelette I’ve ever had. Fantastic service.

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Peony
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made reservation but still had to wait at least 15 mins and had to ask the staffs 3 times to be seated. Food was expensive, but not as good as expected.

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the kindness and attention to detail of the staff. Lovely environment. Great to have natural light.

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Kimm2
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is beautiful! The food was amazing and the prices were reasonable! The service was impeccable!

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DonnaF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place for a quiet and elegant brunch in an intimate atmosphere. Service was very attentive and food was delicious.

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vipPJack
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the venue. Loved the service. Am so grateful, thank you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, very beautiful and classy !! Not expensive at all!! Service is perfect!!!

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StephanieW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delightful! Exceptional service, delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. What else can you ask for.

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Indy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

prompt attentive service, great food and THE quiet corner away from all the noise.
Was greeted personally upon arrival
And really inexpensive for all it was

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viplocal
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place for brunch. Try the lemon ricotta pancakes, the bagels and lox, the Belgian waffles, the pork sausage - we had a large party and must have covered almost everything on the menu. Next time we will try the lobster Benedict and the chicken and waffles. And yes, there will absolutely be a next time. Beautiful setting, wonderful staff. We were surprised that the bill was so long; expected it to be twice as much. We'll definitely be back. Ranks up there with the really high class Four Seasons restaurants, IMHO, for less money.

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vipBarbaraM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for calming, quiet business lunch. A new go to place for me.

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vipSteve55
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at the Greenhouse is the best part of any workday.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast every time we are here. The caviar parfait is a delicious and unique dish. The restaurant is very elegant and the staff is superb.

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vipArlingtongal
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The avocado toast with egg and radish was divine. Belgian waffle is very good. The coffee is high quality. Delicious sorbet. As always, the atmosphere is lovely. Love this place for breakfast. One of my favorite DC destinations.

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vipJoanneA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to the Greenhouse is exceptional and it never disappoints - from the service to the food to the beautiful surroundings. Truly my favorite brunch location in DC!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything - from the professional friendly hostess to food and tranquility of the place - was excellent.

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Dan12
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had breakfast there several times. The food is outstanding service impeccable the greenhouse room lovely

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food not as it was from last time we went.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

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DonnaClark
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As my lunch guest put it - "this is civilized dining" ! :)
From ambiance, to professional level of service, to culinary expertise, everything was extraordinary.

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viprufkdlk
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Nice but overpriced, service good but hard to know who to ask for refills or the check, I notice they don't have nametags or awards from Relaix and Chateaux they used to have. On the other hand, get a reservation, they will seat you. Decor unmatched in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Very disappointed with my brunch experience here! Overpriced and bland food! Can’t believe I paid $12 for a small glass of freshly squeezed orange juice that tasted like cough syrup! Lemon Ricotta Pancakes were horrible...dry and overly sweet. Potatoes were greasy and bland. Unfortunately, the bacon was the best part of the brunch. Service was average, but a little rough around the edges. Ambiance was lovely. However, you can’t eat ambiance. Expected more from this upscale restaurant. Won’t be returning.

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BeauC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overpriced. Food was very standard, nothing special in the eggs Benedict dish (my date had crab Benedict’s and those were a bit better). Espressos were sub-standard. It’s a nice, quiet place, but not worth $150 for two for breakfast.

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vipMichaelR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an intimate breakfast. Excellent service and food.

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AlexG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most excellent.

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vipJudes
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a private room which we didn’t ask for. Our party was 8 plus an infant. We had several attentive waiters. Two diners had special dietary requests to which they were aware of when we arrived. Holiday decor was beautiful; we took several photos. Murals and carved woodwork abound. It had been our favorite bar and hotel for special occasions in Washington, and will now be our favorite restaurant for private dining!

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The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC is rated 4.8 stars by 657 OpenTable diners.

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