Hen Quarter - Alexandria

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Southern fare & Free Range Cocktails. Comfort dishes with a modern flare. Organic, farm-fresh, sustainable ingredients, made right!
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought the kids and everyone enjoyed it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was so good! The buffet is reasonably priced and the “almost bottomless” mimosas were worth it. Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends get together and birthday. Our server was very kind and the food was really good

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

Food was awesome

Service was great, especially Courtney

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

Food was excellent!! I had the HQ chicken sandwich I’m going to go back today to get one to go!!! friendly staff.

FG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Had a fairly early reservation (10:15 on a Sunday). It was quite when we got there. They gave us a great table by the window upstairs - 5 stars for ambiance and decor. Buffet was limited for the price ($30pp) with the option to add on more options for an additional fee. Personally, I wouldn't do the buffet again - eggs on the eggs benedict were overcooked as was the roast - no pink at all and completely dry. Basically paid $30 for some chicken/waffles and shrimp/salmon and an omelet which were all very tasty. I expected more for the price. If I were to go back, I'd order off the menu and skip the buffet.

KB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, we had a great table upstairs, and the service was prompt and pleasant

S
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing brunch. Although I wish the "bottomless mimosas" were more competitively priced, I believe the value you get on the buffet by itself is very much worth it. Highly recommend this brunch to anyone.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious and staff is friendly and accommodating.

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food! Great service! The brunch is also fantastic.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My friends and I came here and loved the brunch buffet and almost bottomless mimosas for such a great price. However, the service does need some work. Our waiter did take a while getting us mimosas and our orders and another waiter unfortunately yelled at myself when asking to move because he was holding drinks. The person that made the made to order food in the buffet also had a slight attitude. I have been here before and had excellent service. So, I assumed that this was a fluke, I will definitely come back again regardless.

EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Brunch was great but service was a little slow. My fried chicken was good but tasted like it had been fried in the same oil as fish. Had a weird fishy aftertaste. Almost bottomless mimosas were delicious. Next time I plan on trying out the brunch buffet

N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic! The staff and service are warm and wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Buffet was a lot more than expected! In a good way. I will definitely be going back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The staff at Hen Quarter (Alexandria) location are always friendly and courteous. I made a request that was accommodated without fuss. The brunch is awesome. There's so much food and everything tastes great. No complaints from me. I will definitely return.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I love it here, we will definitely come back!

OT
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food! The sweet tea is perfect along with the green goddess dressing on the fried chicken cobb salad. Our server was great and attentive ensuring we had drink refills! Can’t wait to go back and try more menu items!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Expensive for Brunch, but literally the most delicious brunch I’ve ever had! Add bottomless mimosas, stay a couple of hours, and your day is set! Fried chicken and waffles, made fresh every few minutes, an omelette station, grits, beans, shrimp, and bread pudding... what more could you ask for?

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have dined here before and the ambiance, food, etc. was consistently very good as before. Our server, “Lem Lem”, was excellent overall and we would certainly ask for her on future visits.

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Loved the open kitchen concept. Place looked smaller outside but was a nice size inside. Chicken skin reminds me of KFC so if you like soft fried chicken you will like this place. Good menu choices. We tried the crab hush puppies as an appetizer and it was sweet and savory at the same time.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and can’t wait to go back. Waitress was extremely professional and the food came out hot and delicious. We really enjoyed the ambiance.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. The server was excellent and the place was awesome. To my surprise they had cracking in the menu. So I was delighted to have an appetizer of nothing but the skin off of fried chicken. My inner fat boy was delighted. We sat in the bar area and the server / bartender took great care of us. Will definitely be going back very soon

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, the experience was fine. Walked in and got seated to our after 3-5 minutes after having made a reservation for brunch. Unfortunately after being seated, the server took 15 minutes to come to the table to take our drink and food order. This did not go by without the manager coming over to take our drink order prior. Once the server came, she was very attentive to our needs and would check up on us each time she had passed by. Unfortunately, during my visit here, one of the wait-staff had asked my nationality - assuming that I am not an American citizen. Taken aback because that question was uncalled for and unnecessary - I kindly told him that I was and the worker kept implying I was not. I will not be coming back to this restaurant because of this even though the food was delicious. This restaurant should train their employees on how to interact with customers and about good hospitality because unfortunately through this experience it was apparent to me that they could use a lesson in both.

K
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Hen Quarter in DC! There bourbon selection is amazing! We always go there for our anniversary dinner. Our friends came to town so this was our first time at the Alexandria location but it certainly won't be our last! The drinks, appetizers (especially the Brussels Sprouts), and entrees (yummy fried chicken) were delicious. Our waitress was fabulous and attentive. Can't wait to return!

l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Met a friend there for breakfast based on the rating. It was the worst breakfast I’ve ever had. The omelette didn’t taste like anything and I mean that literally; it didn’t even taste like eggs. The potatoes were crunchy, as in not cooked completely. Maybe the kitchen staff was having a bad day, at least I hope that’s the reason for the awful breakfast. I can not recommend this restaurant.

KM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tasty comfort food. Very nice, but not pretentious ambience. Definitely will visit again.

EF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great comfort food with a southern twist. Plenty of options for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Terrific location in Old Town.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great southern style food! Everything was delicious! Our server, Lakira, was wonderful! Would definitely come here again.

TS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden Jewel in Old Town!!! Great place! Food was fresh and tasty!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Experience was great! Was seated right away even though we were early for reservation. Server was attentive & asked if we wanted more of the almost bottomless mimosas/bellinis. Food on the brunch buffet was just the right temperature. There was the usual brunch food. I would have liked to see pancakes or French toast in addition to the waffles but it wasn’t a big deal. Definately planning to go back & would recommend to others.

One thing to note, there are many stairs to get up to the main floor. There was a small dining area & bar on the ground floor. We didn’t have an issue but we were glad we didn’t bring our stroller.

JR
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a late lunch & I wanted the HQ special but our waiter informed us that there were no collard greens....they were serving green beans instead. Very disappointing! but I got a Chicken po’ boy...it came with fries. Fried pickles were so good as was the sandwich & my husbands green salad w/chicken. Comfortable place to sit, eat & watch the hustle & bustle on King St. An enjoyable afternoon.

AV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want to be delighted at brunch? Come here. We went with friends, and we did the buffet, however it is not merely a buffet. It is different stations of fresh, amazingly crafted dishes that all stand out on their own. The value is phenomenal, the deserts impeccable. This was a surprise find, and we will be back. This is a hidden gem.

CW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went to brunch Saturday morning for my husbands birthday. I was happy to take him because it great food and vibe. The mimosas were heavily poured so that was great! My 8 month old enjoyed the food too. The staff was great. The only thing I wasn't happy about was that the first time I cam there were crab benedict on the buffet and this time there was not. But other than that, I ate and drank well and my husband was happy.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very tasty. The service was generally good. However, they ran out of chicken wings and catfish relatively early in the evening. That was very disappointing! The drinks were overpriced, but that is typical in this area.

MT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We came there for the Catfish & Southern sampler. The server came to the table and told us they were out of catfish after she brought our water & sweet tea. We got up and left. Someone at the front desk were we checked in, should have told us they were out of catfish. Very disappointing.

F
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

On vacation from Houston and wanted something unique. THIS IS THE PLACE. Quaint, cozy atmosphere with a friendly staff. Born greeted us at the door and made us feel at home. Our waitress Stacy was attentive and made sure we were ok throughout our dining experience. The food was hot and well seasoned. The waffles were different with a sweet and savory flair and the chicken wings were to die for. If you are looking for great food in a cozy environment this is the spot.

A
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Cute place; if you don’t want chicken the crab cakes are good. Not a “special” place but good for a girlfriend lunch.

SS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Initially I was skeptical on whether we would have a positive dining experience. We arrived early for our Sunday brunch reservation and the hostess told us we would need to wait until our reservation time to be seated, which was no big deal. They were pretty busy. However, another couple arrived after we did (apparently with a reservation as well) but she seated them before us. When we asked to speak with a manager he was extremely accommodating, apologetic, and offered us complimentary cocktails. Our server was excellent and very attentive. I had the absolute best chicken and waffles I've ever tasted in my life! My waffle was so good that my husband ordered one in addition to his meal. We will definitely dine here again.

K
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great and the food was amazing!

L
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us went here for dinner and loved it. The pimento cheese dip was great as was the crackling!

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