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Makers Union, Reston, VA

Makers Union

4.5
4.5
520 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We’re a diverse team of makers — baristas, bartenders, chefs, mixologists, roasters, distillers and brewers — who came together to create a neighborhood place we all need.
It’s a place that brings people together morning, noon and night. A place with crazy delicious food and destination drinks. A place to grab a crave-worthy bite on the fly or to hang awhile with a book and coffee. A place to brunch with your besties or happy hour with your work crew. A place to roll solo with your laptop or roll deep with your family and friends.
It’s a place for you. It’s a place for us. It’s a pub for the people.

NOW HOSTING LIVE MUSIC
EVERY FRIDAY STARTING AT 9PM

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (571) 313-0272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Neighborhood

    Reston

  • Parking details

    Parking is FREE after 4pm and all day on the weekends! Makers Union validates parking in parking garages for up to 3 hours. Please download the RTC Parking app, determine your parking zone and a member of our team can validate in the restaurant upon your arrival. Street parking in not valid for validation.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 520 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. s

    sammy

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good drinks options and execution, the fried chicken sandwich was great.
  2. PR

    PatriciaR

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and presented nicely. Great night out with friends! Service is great. Lively location in Reston Town Center.
  3. AB

    AdelynnB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was pretty awesome, prompt and helpful when deciding what to order. We will definitely be going back
  4. LL

    LakeLoverReston

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went to Maker's Union for my son's 27th birthday. We all enjoyed our meals and we loved the quinoa side so much we ordered a second one. My only complaint is the limited choices for wine. I wanted a Prosecco and they didn't have one.
  5. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I wish I could give a good review, but the food was overpriced and simply not good. I had the rockfish - it was pretty dry, and the sweet potato cubes were pathetic - there were maybe five tiny cubes. My husband had the lamb chops - they were not cooked to his request (medium rare) - they were overcooked, and very average. Finally, the cocktails were terrible.
  6. DG

    DarianG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Place had great energy. Austin was a great he tended to us without us even having to say anything. The brunch food was good. All you can eat but you literally can't eat it all lol. I would def recommend especially the show on Saturdays!
  7. AL

    AwaLin

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the special drag brunch. Amazing performance and service staffs were above and beyond.
  8. LA

    LAS17

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and a delicious meal!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Father’s Day - sat right away (with two kids and a stroller too)! So thankful for the extra space between tables and kid friendly spot. Kids Mac & cheese - my daughter has never eaten so much in her life! Drinks and dinner were superb! Will be back!
  10. T

    Tuliplady1234

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always amazing. This is our favorite place to eat and people watch.
  11. LT

    LaToyaG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance are a 10 out of 10! The menu is very diverse for any taste…and very delicious. I had the Rockfish and added the lamb lollipops, and Brussel sprouts. There were 7 of us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food! The drinks were fantastic!
  12. KC

    KimberlyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great Father’s Day family style brunch
  13. JK

    JayeshK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was very good! Our entire group of friends enjoyed Makers Union!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was Father’s Day and they were clearly short staffed. They did their best but maybe they shouldn’t accept reservations for large parties (we were 11). The food was okay but not worth the price point.
  15. LK

    LKeuhner

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We went for Father's Day brunch and the place was hopping! We had never been to Makers Union for brunch so this was a first experience. Service was great. - The food was good - not great. I ordered the Tuna Poke - and while there was great taste, the tuna was not cubed small enough to be bite size and was a bit tough to cut. We ordered the spinach & artichoke dip and it was definitely plain. My mother-in-law LOVED the french toast! She kept saying how fluffy it was. My husband ordered the chicken and waffles - (and he is a TOUGH critic and a big foodie). I think most would have loved it...my husband b/c he is tough - said it was 'ok'. Lastly - the ambiance is great but the music was REALLY loud. It might have been b/c of the holiday but it was hard to communicate with people at at the other end of our table. Will definitely try again.
  16. DB

    DouglasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Xavier was our server - top shelf effort ! Food was great - service great ! First time we’d ever been in Makers Union - we will be regulars !!
  17. SB

    SusanB

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Nice vibe, very relaxed atmosphere. Noise level a bit much but Sunday brunch program encourages big groups which may influence noise.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cameron was great!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed spending my birthday brunch at this restaurant! The service was great and the food was good.
  20. CP

    CarlP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was terrible. Tess needs more training for sure. She acted like she didn’t want to be there, and took it out on us. Won’t be coming back here for a good while, if I do come back.
  21. ET

    ElleT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Ot was our 1st time here. Went for brunch. Food was not bad but not amazing either. Service was good. It was packed (which is great, I am happy business is going well) and my friends and I had to yell to be able to hear each other. It might’ve been quieter if we sat outside on the patio. I will give this place another try, but our first visit was nothing special.
  22. C

    Charles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Drinks were very low in alcohol. Another woman asked for a shot in her drink, not a good sign, so seems a common concern. “Market Price” entree ended up being $40 for a smaller crab cake. This should have been announced. I had reservations for a table and was told instead to sit anywhere. Seems overpriced for what you get. Would not return nor would I recommend.
  23. DM

    DougM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good place to eat and drink. Great live music. But like many places in Reston Town Center, the prices are high.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Makers Union made us feel special for a graduation celebration. Great food, service, and atmosphere. We had a great time!
  25. SD

    SteveD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. We both had the salmon and quinoa. I’m already craving it. Well done!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  27. W

    Wontreturngain

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Food is ok. Service is bad with disappearing waiters, those taking orders right after smoking and blowing the smoke filled breath onto you. Took 10 mins to bring a dressing by which time the food was already gone.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely experience at Maker’s Union! Our daughter works in the area, so we met there after her shift, and had fun from the moment we sat down. The waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. We had delicious cocktails, and the meal was great, too. We will be back!
  29. CE

    ChristopherE

    Richmond

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orlando was great. The food came fast hot and abundant
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic, reservations worked out great. Thought it is a little pricey for the area. But will definitely go back and the cocktails were fantastic and enjoyable
  31. C

    Citydiner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Lovely service and appreciated the outdoor dining option. Food was extremely mediocre - but our son loved his kid's burger and the charred broccolini so I'm grateful for that.
  32. IS

    ISSAMS

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    food is average nothing exciting. Crab cakes and chicken sandwich were lacking in flavor.
  33. TB

    TinaB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I was very satisfied. I will try a live music night next!
  34. B

    Buckeye33

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service provided by our server - Austin.
  35. K

    Keisha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where have you been all my life! Food was great, service was super friendly! They were able to accomodate my bday party of 8. Everyone was fed and happy. We had two servers that kept checking on us and made sure we always had food and drinks. Would RECOMMEND!
  36. V

    Vinh

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was mostly good—lobster tail was a bit salty. Lamb chops were excellent. The rest were ok except the special dessert: definitely overpriced for what turned out to be just ice cream with fresh strawberries after the spectacularly fiery presentation. Service was good — average by local standards because we have hundreds of highly rated restaurants in the WMA. Overall, worth a onetime visit,but we felt there are definitely tons of either equal quality restaurants at better value or just plain better overall (food/service/atmosphere) restaurants at the same price points.
  37. K

    Kern

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it! - Great service and excellent food. outdoor seating. Good atmosphere.
  38. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Outside of some menu items being unavailable ( Mothers Day ) it was a great experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue for Mother’s Day!
  40. F

    Fred

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was OK. Service was generally very good. The noise level was very bad. Would not recommend for people who want a quiet dinner or easy chatting.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Makers Union offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 313-0272.

Makers Union is rated 4.5 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Makers Union

1811 Library St Reston, VA 20190-5622

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Reston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is FREE after 4pm and all day on the weekends! Makers Union validates parking in parking garages for up to 3 hours. Please download the RTC Parking app, determine your parking zone and a member of our team can validate in the restaurant upon your arrival. Street parking in not valid for validation.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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