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HalfSmoke, Washington, DC
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HalfSmoke

3.8
3.8
1034 Reviews
$30 and under
American

HALFSMOKE is a modern day gourmet American restaurant serving a classic American menu of premium wood grilled dishes, tater tots, mac and cheese balls, funnel cakes, milkshakes, liquor, beer and wine.

The beverage program features a wide array of innovative alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A full bar of alcoholic beverages to include seasonal craft cocktails, boozy milkshakes, 10+ craft beers (with an emphasis on local), as well as wine, and mixed drinks on tap. Non-alcoholic beverages to include craft sugar cane soda, house-made seasonal lemonade and teas, and ready to drink juices, sparking water and cold brew coffee are also available.

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Booked 28 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 986-2079

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    For catering information, please email shaw@halfsmoke.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Half Smoke can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Avery Langster: (855) 887-9584

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Cross street

    Georgia Avenue

  • Parking details

    Paid parking available directly next door at the Howard University hospital lot.

  • Public transit

    Shaw-Howard Metro.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

$30 per person Available All Day, Everyday! Free bottomless mimosas with purchase of a signature entrée... yes, really! (90 minute time limit)

Signature Entrees

Protein options are signature halfsmoke, bratwurst, lamb sausage, italian sausage, thai chicken sausage, andouille chicken sausage, grilled chicken, fried chicken, plant-based burger, plant-based sausage

  • Bad and Boujee

    wood grilled IPA beer toasted brioche bread topped with avocado, diced tomatoes, poached egg, chimichurri sauce and your choice of protein. Served with home fries

    • Cash App Me

      cinnamon toast crunch french toast with bourbon maple syrup, served with home fries

      • Mary's Little Lamb*

        eggs benedict with grilled lamb sausage topped with pesto, served with home fries

        • Too Lit to Quit

          scramble with grilled sausage, eggs, cheese, mushrooms, onions, served with home fries

          • I'ma Get Lazyy*

            D.C. steak n cheese with peppers, onions, topped with a fried egg, served with home fries

            • Netflix & Chill

              oven baked, parmesan crusted skillet mac-n-cheese topped with your choice of protein

              • Oh, You Fancy

                wood grilled cajun shrimp, farm raised chicken andouille sausage, homestyle grits

                • Pinky and the Brain

                  buttermilk fried chicken breast strips & red velvet funnel cake

                  • The Walk of Shame*

                    hickory wood grilled house—made 1/4 lb angus burger. Topped with fried egg, bacon, cheddar, sriracha mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, served with home fries

                    Vibe

                    • Fruity Pebbles$4.00

                      • Cheerios$4.00

                        • Frosted Flakes$5.00

                          • Cinnamon Toast Crunch$5.00

                            Sidepieces

                            • Sausage$4.00

                              • Bacon$4.00

                                • Home Fries$5.00

                                  • Two Eggs$5.00

                                    Where You At, At?

                                    The Booze

                                    • Signature Bloody Mary$8.00

                                      Titos Premium Vodka, tomato juice, horseradish, smoked paprika, tabasco sauce

                                      • Bottomless Mimosas$18.00

                                        Champagne, orange juice, triple sec & orange bitters. 90 minute time limit

                                        • The Breakfast of Shaw$20.00

                                          Our signature Titos bloody mary... topped sky high with tater tots, french fries, mac n cheese bites, corn dogs, halfsmoke sliders and grilled chicken wings with celery

                                          Last updated: February 5, 2022

                                          What 1,034 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                          3.8
                                          3.8 based on recent ratings
                                          • 3.7Food
                                          • 3.7Service
                                          • 4.1Ambience
                                          • 3.7Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          • District of Columbia

                                            Great for Brunch

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                                          1. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall2food3service1ambience4

                                            The service was not the best. We ordered an app 3 times and the waiter never brought it out. They don’t write the order down which could be some d the issue. They seemed to have friends dining and giving them more drinks food etc. i was disappointed how bad the service was.

                                          2. T

                                            Tiera

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall3food2service3ambience3

                                            Food wasn’t good, drinks were okay. I loved the music.

                                          3. SG

                                            StephanieG

                                            New Orleans

                                            4 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall4food5service3ambience3

                                            Visiting from down south. First meal I had that was taste worthy! Well seasoned and delicious. Need better service tho. Waited a while before anyone came to the table but the food made up for it

                                          4. LC

                                            LoveChild201

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food3service2ambience5

                                            Great vibe. But customer service could be much better!

                                          5. n

                                            nisheeraj

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food3service2ambience5

                                            The atmosphere was definitely a winner, they had a photo booth and board games available to play which added a nice touch. music was on point with what is popular today. The service definitely was poor we chucked it up to it was a holiday (Mothers day) and it was very busy but we didn’t expect the best but at least check in every 10-15 mins, we had to wave her down a lot. The food was good, my steak could have been cooked better but it was still pretty tasty. The drinks were very delicious but not very strong for The price. Overall it’s a must try you may have a better experience but we still enjoyed ourselves

                                          6. JQ

                                            JaeQ

                                            Washington DC

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall2food1service1ambience3

                                            Food was overpriced to not include any sides. Service could use some improvement, but I understand it was a busy Sunday afternoon.

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            Everything was amazing really enjoyed the vibe of halfsmoke recommend for everyone 10/10. Definitely going back there!

                                          8. K

                                            Karissa

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                            The food was incredible! Was a bit small for the price but such is DC. We were there shortly after opening and the staff/overall restaurant didn't seem to be up and ready to go. We had to wait a good amount of time for our server each time. She got everything right but wasn't the most friendly/personable person and none of the other servers seemed to be either. The dress code for the staff seemed to be a bit lax in my opinion with many of them having on hoodies and a couple were wearing sweat pants. For the price and the ambiance, I would expect a bit more. Overall a pretty good experience.

                                          9. RW

                                            RitaW

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Loved it, the music the drinks my waiter was so nice! I got drunk and he made sure I was okay and my bill was handled.

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Houston

                                            2 reviews

                                            1.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            Overrated. Gross. Service is horrible. Biggest regret was spending a dime here.

                                          11. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall2food1service1ambience1

                                            It was no one at the door to greet you we stood at the door for about 10 before I had to stop someone who walked by and ask for a table. I hadn’t been before didn’t know the music was so loud. We didn’t stay went to a different restaurant

                                          12. W

                                            rashaneW

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                            Its was ok I didn't like the couch cause it's to low for the table. The waitress Maya was cool. The drinks were good and strong. The food was ok,, some items need a little help. Half smoke isn't a bad place to go to I just think it's overrated.

                                          13. M

                                            Mariah

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall2food2service4ambience3

                                            Food was good but not filling I left hungry and the mimosas were basically juice. Service was great but this place has really gone down hill.

                                          14. JW

                                            JayW

                                            Atlanta

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall3food5service2ambience1

                                            The food was great. The service was very slow. We waited 20 minutes before a server came. Then another 30 after our appetizer and we had to flag the server down to order food. The music was fun but was so loud everyone at our table had to scream. If you’re hungry or if you actually want to talk to the people you’re with, this isn’t the place. But if you’re looking for somewhere to pre-game before a night out, this might be the place.

                                          15. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                            The ambiance of the restaurant was beautiful. It was a little too noisy and hard to hear each other. The seating was spaced tight. The food was good but the portions were small. Would definitely go back our server Madison was amazing.

                                          16. LF

                                            LestheFresh

                                            Washington DC

                                            17 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            Food great. Music great. No complaints ❤️

                                          17. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall2food1service2ambience1

                                            Poor service and food was disgusting. Alcohol was room temp. Do not recommend

                                          18. HY

                                            HoneyY

                                            Washington DC

                                            2 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                                            Ok. So my very first visit and would possibly be my last however I did not get to order anything from the Brunch Menu so I cant really speak on that. I made a reservation, was not seated until about 30 mins. It was a Sunday. Very crowded but its a popular place. The all day Menu food was cool. The brussel sprouts were amazing. The quantity is rather small. The Mimosa was ok. The atmosphere is lit but chilled at the same time. The waiter barely waited. The price was a big surprising for what we got, but hey its DC right? Any who my overall experience from 1-10 is a 5.

                                          19. SJ

                                            SelenaJ

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            mostly for a younger crowd. the server was very unattentive

                                          20. LG

                                            LillianG

                                            Los Angeles

                                            2 reviews

                                            2.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                            overall2food2service2ambience1

                                            Not a great experience. Music was too loud. Our server was good, but everyone else was just standing around. Food was meh.

                                          21. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Washington DC

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was literally PERFECT! Great food, prices, & vibes!

                                          22. R

                                            Richard

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Went on a Sunday morning for the bottomless mimosas but the food was amazing as well. Almost everyone at the table had something they enjoyed. The “oh so fancy” could have used about a 1/4 more meat to be worth it but still good. Someone else said they’d pass on the “woke up like this” next time, it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t hitting like everything else. Overall, great vibe & the service was amazing. Great experience and we’ll be back.

                                          23. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our server Derek was great! He took great care of us.

                                          24. T

                                            Telaya

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Was my first time and it was amazing!!! Vibe was beyond amazing!!!

                                          25. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall2food1service4ambience4

                                            Food was cold before it even hit the table and we ended up sending it back and going somewhere else. Our server was nice and staff was nice. Liked the overall concept.

                                          26. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall3food2service2ambience3

                                            Server got everyone’s order wrong; didn’t check on us throughout our stay

                                          27. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall2food4service1ambience5

                                            Reservations were made for 2pm. We arrived at 1:55pm and didn’t get seated until 3:20. The waiter was great but it took a while for food to come and the mimosas were not being refilled in a timely fashion. After eating, we were drinking because we paid for bottomless mimosas. About 20 minutes later, we were told we had to leave because the next reservation had arrived. The overall experience was not that great but they have potential to get better and I would suggest it.

                                          28. T

                                            Tylah

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            We were seated promptly at the start of our reservation time, our server was attentive, the food actually came out before the mimosas, and our server made sure our carafe was never empty. I'll be coming back next week with my friends!

                                          29. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Washington DC

                                            5 reviews

                                            2.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall2food3service2ambience2

                                            Went for an early brunch and the music was ridiculously loud. The bass was vibrating through the restaurant. We could hardly hear each other. We asked them to turn it down twice and there seemed to be no change. Our server was nice, but not very attentive. Hot water for tea came out cold. We found out 30 minutes into our meal that the pancakes we ordered were not available. Someone’s grits came out about 25 minutes after the other food. Not really big problems, but taken together made the meal not so enjoyable. When we couldn’t find our server, we flagged down the host to help us. She was pretty dismissive. I understand that the restaurant was starting to get busy and she had duties at the front door, but her response to us came across as pretty rude. The food was just okay. French toast was probably the best thing we ordered. All the rest was just okay. I really want to support, but honestly, I’m not sure I would go back here in the future.

                                          30. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Birthday brunch

                                          31. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Atlanta

                                            5 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall3food5service1ambience3

                                            The food was great but the waiters/waitresses were terrible. They left my group to go EAT PIZZA and we barely saw airy waiter but had to pay $64 in gratuity. Overall terrible experience with customer service. Only thing that made it semi fun was the games and having friends there for my boyfriends 24 birthday

                                          32. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I had a amazing experience @ HalfSmoke Florida Ave location . The restaurant had Board games , great food, & great music.10/10 recommend.

                                          33. SV

                                            SekouV

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Good drinks and food. Our waitress Kim was very attentive and responsive.

                                          34. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Washington DC

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food and service was excellent. The brunch and DJ were on point. I would highly recommend this place for the all day brunch. It did not disappoint.

                                          35. AR

                                            AllyR

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was amazing and the energy, music and overall environment was so much fun.

                                          36. Z

                                            Zhane

                                            Washington DC

                                            27 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            27 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            The ambiance was not what I was expecting. It was definitely a place for college aged kids, but I didn’t mind it. My waitress was terrible, super rude and not suggestive at all. I should’ve listened to all the bad reviews.

                                          37. D

                                            Daja

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                            Great atmosphere with good music and pretty good food. We will be back!

                                          38. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New Orleans

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                            Food, service and the ambiance was great. My only critique is that the actual room was so cold! (At least we had the bottomless mimosas to warm us up a little)

                                          39. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Oklahoma City

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                            The cocktail flight and boozy milkshake are killer! Fun atmosphere and good food.

                                          40. D

                                            Delicious

                                            Washington DC

                                            46 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            46 reviews

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                            The $12 half smoke sandwiches did not live up to the hype. The bread was delicious but the meat was sparse. I left hungry and disappointed as did my husband.

                                          FAQs

                                          HalfSmoke does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. HalfSmoke also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 986-2079.

                                          HalfSmoke is rated 3.8 stars by 1034 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                          Booked 28 times today

                                          Order delivery or takeout

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                                          Google Map for HalfSmoke

                                          651 Florida Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

                                          Dining areas

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross street

                                            Georgia Avenue

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            U Street Corridor

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Mon–Thu 9:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            American

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Dining

                                          • Dress code

                                            Casual Dress

                                          • Parking details

                                            Paid parking available directly next door at the Howard University hospital lot.

                                          • Public transit

                                            Shaw-Howard Metro.

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Additional

                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                          • Phone number

                                            (202) 986-2079

                                          • Catering

                                            For catering information, please email shaw@halfsmoke.com

                                          • Private party facilities

                                            Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Half Smoke can accommodate all your special event needs.

                                          • Private party contact

                                            Avery Langster: (855) 887-9584

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