Trade in the stuffy corporate event spaces and fussy formal dining rooms for a fun, authentic and delicious slice of Texas, right in the heart of D.C. "Best Barbecue in D.C." –The Washington Post; "Top 10 Barbecue in the U.S." –Wall Street JournalView Private Dining Details
Great food. Awesome service by Luis.
We love Hill Country, best bbq in town ... the moist brisket is special!
Good food but they ran out of a lot of the meats and it was only 6:00
This was our first time and no one explained how and what to do to order. We figured it out eventually but our waiter got there after we sat down with our foods and drinks. I just think when the hostess sits you she should explain things a bit. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The serving staff in the back were helpful in explaining how to do things.
We like Hill Country from time to time. But it seemed even louder than usual -- hard to hear my friend from across the small table! I realize this is BBQ and not fine dining, but it doesn't have to be so loud.
The quality of the meat was poor. Attention to serving clients lacking and overall disappointing.
Very much a taste of Texas Hill Country BBQ in downtown D.C.
The ribs were good but the chicken was not cooked through still very red in the middle.
Great ambiance and terrific food. Meat market ordering system and rustic dining area lends charm, but the food could be straight out of central Texas. Nice find in DC
The food was good but our waiter was so so even though it’s cafeteria style.
All of the meat and sides were so good.... and we tried most of them!! Quick and very tasty!! Will go back.
The sides are were very expensive but the food was great!
Service was outstanding, our server was knowledgeable, friendly, gave us helpful suggestions as this was our first visit. Great beers, outstanding brisket! We ordered the sweet potatoes, collard greens and baked beans and were not disappointed. Delicious! Highly recommended.
I went for a Sunday lunch. The food was excellent, but expensive. Particularly loved the ribs. I did not like having to go and order. I would have preferred table service. That said I will definitely be back if in Washington.
We have been coming here for years..the prime rib this time was gristly and fatty like never before and the spare ribs were just OK...very disappointed
Love this place! Amazing BBQ. You walk up to order, so it's not traditional table service. The had Genesee cream ale on tap which was awesome as a New York state native. It was also reasonably priced. I want to come back at least once a month!
Expensive. Odd cafeteria style food pickup. WAY TOO LOUD in restaurant area.
They have changed their pricing structure and it is now too expensive for my taste.
We went to celebrate our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. We actually had our rehearsal dinner there so we have gone back each anniversary to celebrate. The staff is so welcoming and go out of their way to provide a great experience. Our server, Phil, was extremely nice and genuinely happy that we came to Hill Country to celebrate our anniversary. And if you just want to know about the food, the BBQ here is top notch. My favorites are the pork spare ribs and the moist brisket.
Enjoyed a great meal and fantastic service! I had the prime rib while my friend had the brisket. Both were tender and tasty. Great selection of sides that were also very good. We didn't have enough room for dessert unfortunately! The noise level was a little loud but that is to be expected given the space. Definitely will revisit!
Favorite BBQ restaurant on the east coast.
Great! Always love true food there. Best Texas style BBQ outside of Texas.
First time and will go back and try a few other items. Very reasonable and great Texas BBQ!
The smoked meats are very good and that is what you come for. The sides varied in quality and taste, but the portions are small for the price. The "cowboy brownie" was not a "brownie" at all. Very hard and sweet. We got it a la mode (with chocolate because they were out of vanilla, just like they were out of their very special PB&J cupcake), and it was impossible to eat that way because you could not cut through the brownie. On whole, not a place I would go out of my way to go to unless really dying for those smoked meats.
Love their "moist" brisket! Their sides are also very good, although on this particular visit, they did not have some of our favorites, like the bourbon sweet potato mash. Since you have to stand in a cafeteria-style line to get your food, it's best to try to get there when the crowd is smaller. We went at noon and were ahead of the large crowd that soon showed up. Our server was appropriately attentive and friendly with our beverages.
High quality and authentic Texas BBQ. Great ambience - rustic, warm, friendly and just loud enough to feel like you're part of the action but can still hear your companions.
Out of spare ribs on early Saturday evening doesn't make sense, and the server giving a double order of brisket without first asking if we wouldn't mind taking brisket in place of spare ribs ruined the experience.
Brisket was good but I went there to try the ribs. I lost appetite and didn't get to eat what I had intended on having. I don't think I'll go back to a restaurant that is not reliable.
Great Food. Great Service. Great Atmosphere. Look - it is a Bar-B-Q joint. Do not expect fancy plates and fine linen and champagne. Go there for meat, meat, and more meat - and a beer or two.
We had a great time at Hill Country - very relaxed atmosphere, order in line and carry your food to your table. Table service for alcohol. Everything we had was delish - fried chicken, brisket, mac 'n cheese, cucumber salad, pickles, corn muffins & banana pudding!
Went there for a late lunch after viewing the cherry blossoms. First time visit. We made reservations for 3:00pm and although the place was busy, we were seated promptly. We didn't really know what to expect in regard to atmosphere, but it was a large open room that was quite loud. Ordering is strange - we were given a small paper menu and water to drink. We were instructed to go through the line (cafeteria style) to get our food and our "ordering cards" would be marked appropriately. The waitress would bring us drinks other than water if we wanted them, as well as collect our cards at end of the meal to total our bill.
The good: The food. Meat was perfectly done and great tasting, sides also tasted great. (Our party had collards, baked beans, cornbread, coleslaw)
Our waitress explained things well and was upbeat and pleasant.
The bad: Loud atmosphere. Probably fine if you know that's what you're getting, but not really what we expected.
Value - meat is expensive and sides are small for the price.
Service - although our waitress was pleasant and kind, we didn't see her much. My husband and I wanted beer, but were almost done with our meal by the time she came to see if we needed anything else. In her defense, it was BUSY that day. We also had to ask for silverware as there was none on our table.
Ordering: strange combination or cafeteria style and table service. Again, probably fine if you're expecting it, but different for first timers.
We don't go to DC much, but even if we did, I doubt we would return. Although the food was good, the prices are too high for us! :)
The moist brisket was awesome and the hot links were really good too.
Hostess and servers (in the food serving area) were downright unfriendly and rude. Very unpleasant experience.
We went here just prior to our show at the theatre and had a great time, got a ton of excellent BBQ!
Liked the marketplace for ordering. Got the pit master - lots of food. Fun atmosphere. Only negative was pulled pork was dry.
The mac and cheese was great! Try the lemonade too.
there was no service at all.
meat was ok but the sides are terrible.
Hill Country delivers an authentic and tasty experience at all it s locations. We relish the experience and enjoy the 'cue.
Moist brisket yummy and sweet tea
Great food in a fun atmosphere! Reminded me of being in Texas!
Great service and attention to detail! Thanks!