Homestead DC

4.3
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374 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Serving farm-to-table polished comfort food in a 1922 row house, with a remodeled industrial look.
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4.2
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4.1
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4.4
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbniemiec
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We've had the brunch in the past and it was very good. Everyone at the table agreed, though, that the food was so-so and the service was pretty bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

1. Water glasses were dirty and cracked.
2. Silverware was not properly washed.
3. Server had one too many tables to attend. Fix that.

Nice place regardless.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great menu. Good food. Love the area. Street parking if needed.

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance for brunch. Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the breakfast buritto bowl and my guest had the Homestead breakfast. Both were fantastic! Especially potatoes and biscuit! Service was friendly and efficient. Loved the ambiance.would definitely come back for breakfast.

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vipDCFoodie
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food. Average portion sizes. Service was a bit slow because of some very large parties that were seated before us. The waitress was so apologetic even though it wasn’t her fault. Good cocktails and nice atmosphere, though our table had a spotlight on it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were underwhelmed with the service and food. This was so disappointing because the menu seemed to have so much potential. It even seemed vegetarian friendly which was a requirement. I had the risotto which had no flavor. I was able to slightly improve it with salt and pepper that I had get myself. ( none on the table and no one around) My wife had the farro salad which looked good on the menu but again, had no flavor. It seemed like it was dressed only in a very neutral oil (grape seed?). Again, S&P saved the day. The ingredients in the salad were actually good but needed a little acid or something to brighten it up. The pork belly appetizer was great. We had ordered a side of roasted vegetables that came out after we had finished eating. This was during happy hour and the bar side of the restaurant was packed. It seems like a place with potential but they need to find some flavor and service for the food side.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Will definitely recommend.

MJ
vipMamaJ
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time with the kids and they loved it! Great service! Good food!

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LesaG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best biscuits ever! service was quick, staff very friendly and accommodated our request to add extra guest.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and the food was amazing.

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Elvis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was an interesting experience as i enjoyed my time there with my family.

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ThomasE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Cool space, but very disorganized.
Had four people for dinner. Server was a very pleasant person. We ordered quickly & waited for a long time to be served. In fact people seated after us received their entrees before us. When we were served only 3 of the 4 dishes came out. Had to wait again for fourth entree. I was so angry I cannot honestly comment on the taste of the food. When I told the server I just wanted the bill so I could get out of there. She called over a manager. The manager too, was very polite. I told her I thought the restaurant has to review their systems because they really performed poorly that evening

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Just stopped in for an early Valentine’s Day dinner. Service was great, ambience is fun, but the food was so so disappointing. Ordered the burrata and beet salad and what came was about 4 bites of cheese and bits with lettuce thrown on top and no mixing of dressing. Taste was meh and presentation and value terrible. Next, I ordered the butternut squash risotto for $17 and again what came was maaaaaybe a cup of food spread out thin to look like more. The worst part was the taste. It had none except strong raw garlic. I love garlic and this was so overpowering. In fact, I found several large chucks of raw garlic in the food. I had 1 of 2 bites and sent it back. Our server was very understanding. However, a general manager came over and was quite short with us. She seemed irritated with us and made us feel like those annoying people who serve food back just to be annoying. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for years so it takes a lot for me to complain and I also know what’s fair to expect for a basic level of hospitality and they fell short. Won’t be going back.

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NicoleE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow and we found ourselves waiting around when we asked for things like salt or our check, but overall we did enjoy our meal here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food took awhile and was no

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ChionisoJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and music. Will be back soon..

MB
vipMattB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice place and friendly staff. Food was good and the menu for brunch at least was varied and interesting. Not the same old stuff,

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Phil
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, reasonable price, decent service, and great environment.

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GabrielM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in the neighborhood and am glad this restaurant is there. They do so much for its community as well as socially. Highly recommend.

KJ
vipKJA205
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just searching Open Table and decided to try restaurant. It turned out to be a neighborhood gem. Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff, would absolutely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Not much to complain here.

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vipCincyVeg
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good. Server was not. He forgot to input our appetizer, and seemed unconcerned that the food showed up first. He didn’t seem to care, but did sown his mistake. He never returned to check on us, until we were finished with dinner. Asked if we wanted dessert, handed us a bill. No apology. No attempt to make it right.
The food runner was really good. Seemed more attentive and concerned than anyone. Maybe promote him to server.
The food was good. The decor is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, ambiance, and food were excellent. Will be going again.

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vipMissToni
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homestead never disappoints. This is my "go to" Monday brunch spot for meetings, with friends or sometimes just to work when I need to get out the house. When I make a reservation, they always know who I am when walking through the door and address me by name when providing service. It's a great touch that impresses clients and friends alike. The food is always amazing and a great value (all entrees under $20). I even get my mimosas with pineapple for no extra charge! A definite plus in my book.

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DanM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homestead is one of my favorite restaurants in DC, great food, great atmosphere, and incredibly friendly staff. Wednesday funnights are trivia nights with half price wine as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess/Manager was hospitable and accommodating. Great bar area and bar tenders. Reservation was handled perfectly.

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EricS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is great but I did get a call before my reservation that OpenTable had booked me outside which wasn’t open and they wouldn’t have a table available for another 45 minutes. I got there 45 minutes later and they still didn’t have a table available because another party wasn’t leaving. It’s not really their fault and they offered me a free drink which was nice. All that to say, make sure you make a reservation and maybe call to follow up.

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BradS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very fun place to have a relaxed brunch with family and friends. The food was very good and included fun twists of some old standards. The staff was extremely attentive, thoughtful and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Great ambience and even better food. The biscuits are a must get!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The service was great (and that says something for DC) but the food is just average and definitely not commensurate with the prices. I tried this place years ago when it opened and remember having the same thoughts. After a few years I thought I’d give it another try. Unlikely that I will go back.

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Mari
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, she was on point with the bottomless refills!! Home fries were also amazing!!! Definitely coming back :)

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Bankhead
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time at Homestead! Desi, our waiter, was amazing, attentive and knowledgeable. She made sure we were well-taken care of, and she made our day.

The food was also quite good, and the ambiance is amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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KadeS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Homestead was very busy and loud during brunch, understandably. I was underwhelmed by my BLAT and Bloody Mary. I don’t know that I would return for brunch, but I’d try dinner.

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BreeM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The best part about this place is that it takes reservations for larger groups. The food was average for brunch. Servers were nice and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very good at making recommendations and being attentive while allowing space for us to have conversation

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Good service, itty bitty portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local neighborhood food and fantastic service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in DC! Make reservations as this place can be crowded! Great deals on mimosas and brunch drinks as well!

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Homestead DC does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Homestead DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 627-2371.

Homestead DC is rated 4.3 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

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