Hawk 'n' Dove

4.2
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$30 and under
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Off the record, Hawk ’N’ Dove is basically a Washington monument. It reflects an older Washington that believed in politics, not just politicking. Hawk ’N’ Dove is where you can sip an Old Fashioned, hear political talk, and mingle with everyone from the black-suited, brown-shoed lobbyists, to the neighborhood folk that have been in this town since the Carter administration. Our beverages and food selections reflect our local support for this wonderful town, and if you use your imagination, you can almost hear the echo of past conversations from the most powerful people in the free world, spoken over gin and whiskey.

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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.0
ambience
4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The bread on the shrimp po boy was hard and not good at all.

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KimB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was expecting more. Limited menu. Food was average. Service average. Just a average place.

TJ
TheJeffOwens
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place. Fun times.

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emob
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wait staff, great happy hour drinks and appetizers.

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vipKennethM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Only negative was our visit was brunch on a February morning and the space was cold and never warmed up.

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SC123
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, very good food with many options, good ambisnce

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was not crowded on a Saturday night 12/28. Cozy atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their food (burger, pizza and salmon). I would have rated higher but my burger came out very pink even though I said medium well. I should have sent back so it’s on me. Everyone else enjoyed theirs and it was a nice casual cozy spot.

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vipBruceR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very good food. Extremely loud from the bar and live music.

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vipShariG
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I’m from out of out of town and had dinner with my kids. Noise level was a little higher than what we would have preferred, but the food was good.

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vipDJohnson
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was absolutely fantastic and very flexible. We arrived earlier than our reservation time and they sat us without delay. We changed our minds on drinks and menu items several times and they were really patient. Food was tasty and arrived quickly. Great experience before going on to the theater.

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vipgwynniest
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

my omlette was over cooked and it was difficult in general to get the server's attention. also they charged full price for a virgin bloody mary?

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vip67Sox
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pub food. Busy& loud.
Service a little slow but friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pub atmosphere with sports screens. Quick and friendly seating. Attentive service. Delicious turkey burger and decent cobb salad. Very casual.

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vipLaurac
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We both had the veal meatloaf which was excellent! Our server was attentive and our dinners came quickly. It was within walking distance from where we were staying. Nice variety on the menu. I would recommend.

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RebeccaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks! My friend and I were happy with the menu options and we were both pleased with what we ordered. Would definitely recommend for a casual meal.

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vipJoyL
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a large party. Half of our meals were good (burgers and ribs) - the other half had mediocre meals (chicken parmesan and shrimp pasta). The shrimp pasta was waaay over-salted which made it difficult to eat. And the chicken parm left a lot to be desired. However, the atmosphere was nice and the service was good. But would not return here. Much better restaurants in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Food was very lackluster.

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vipdenisej
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were seated next to a party of 16... including 8 little kids who had free rein.

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vipFB0037Foodie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

My husband and I couldn’t recall our last experience at Hawk n Dove, and after today I’m pretty sure we blocked it out for a reason. We had a 40 minute wait just to get nachos and pancakes, though the server did refill our sodas promptly. The pancakes were anything but fluffy, the nachos were super greasy and the side order of bacon was undercooked. I have fond memories of the place from its glory days, but those remembrances aren’t going to make up for this horrendous experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, great drinks, great food!!
Would recommend

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vipNicole
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good vibe and good food

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kjgardner
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friend and I were very well served by a lovely young waitress named Ria. After a very good calamari appetizer, she had the crab cake sandwich and enjoyed it very much, and I had the delicious fried chicken sandwich. We appreciated the local ales on tap and we both ordered the strong Corruption IPA from DC Brau. Overall, we were very pleased.

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JohnM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place on the Hill. Good food. But it's VERY loud.

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vipHarley
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service once again.

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Jack3
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hawk 'n'Dove is a great place for a casual get together. Looks as though it has recently had a makeover. The food is good and they have a good selection of beers. Staff attentive and courteous. Convenient access to the Metro and easy walking distance to the Capitol and other sites.

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vipHarley
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food for a great price.

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vipHarley
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good. Highly recommend for lunch meetings.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Hawk ‘n’ Dove and it was great. No complaints! Service was excellent, food and margaritas were delicious! We will be back!

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christie
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun casual atmosphere. Family friendly. Great variety on the menu. Loved the pizza!

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vipHarley
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has come a long way over the past decade. Food choices are excellent and well prepared. Our server was also extremely good. I will be back.

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JudithM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location near the Capitol. Walking distance from our hotel. Found Hawk and Dove highly rated online. We made a reservation, but it wasn’t crowded when we got there. Staff was exceptionally nice. We enjoyed the atmosphere. Food was good, better than average. DC priced. Overall good experience.

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vipMDCT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Energetic was not the proper word to describe the noise level. It was deafening. the room we were in was very live and we could not hear each other at all so just ate and left. also, the waiter told us he was comping my grandson's drinks, but it was still on the bill. Would not recommend.

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ElinL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great experience. Food is very good. Price is reasonable.

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foodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Good food and service but extremely noisy.

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vipggranite
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food and ambiance was great but unfortunately our server was all over the place and kept putting off our orders and then finally our request for the check so this made us late for the play we were going to see.

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vipSnootyfoodie
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hawkhattan was beautifully made by Ali K my gracious bartender/server. Each pair of deviled eggs had different flavors. Loved the duck quesadillas & lamb burger with a large side of salad. only disappointment was the stringy asparagus side.

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Jani
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service for mothers day brunch. The food is consistently fresh and delicious.

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Hawk 'n' Dove is rated 4.2 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

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