Hawk 'n' Dove

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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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RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

JL
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was very lackluster.

d
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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

FB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

N
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good vibe and good food

k
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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

H
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service once again.

J
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

H
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food for a great price.

H
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

c
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

H
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

MD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

EL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

f
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Good food and service but extremely noisy.

g
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

S
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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