Makers Union

4.7
122 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 122 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BhavnaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place , great appetizers & super service! Definitely a to go place!

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Nina
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious - staff is ALWAYS pleasant and the drinks are always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only downside was the booth we sat in was so tight the table was jammed in my gut and I’m a skinny guy. My wife was miserable. But everything else was outstanding. The server was outstanding.

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vipReneeM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and ambiance! Bottomless brunch family style was a little confusing but our waitress, Sandra did a great job at explaining. She absolutely made our day!

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vipNoVaFoodie
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I shared 2 sandwiches and could not decide which one was better. The lobster roll was excellent! Creamy and tart sauce with lots of lobster and the correct grilled bread roll. The crab cake was also excellent! Mostly crab (not filling), and with a jalapeno tarter sauce. Both came with fries. Yum!

We were disappointed that we couldn't do the brunch menu but that was only because there was just the 2 of us and it would have been way too much food. Looks like a great value at $29 per person and gets you 3 starters and 3 mains -- which are portion sized to the number of people. Have to come back for that!

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AliZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience. Customer service food and ambience were all great. Met the general manager which made sure we had everything we needed. Try the cheesecake, its excellent!

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MorganC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! We will be back for sure!

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vipBethB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first (soon to be of many) visit since they opened within the last 6 months. The menu was fun and had a lot of creative dishes. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu and we went on her recommendations - definitely not disappointed. It was my first time seeing Fried Lasagna on the menu - and it was SO good!

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ChrisC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fifth or sixth time at Makers Union. As with our previous reviews, this a wonderful restaurant with interesting takes on familiar foods with great service and ambience. Now we can add "consistency" to our glowing reviews!

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JudiD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The sea food is salty, second time in a row. Raises blood pressure!!

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Restaurant has amazing food and a fabulous staff! I bring all my friends to Makers Union!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Makers Union!!!! The service and the food is excellent trust me I’m picky about where I eat.

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SaraN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone was very attentive especially our waiter Tony. Food was very good, slightly expensive for the amount. Very attractive decor inside

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KimG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Great for families or couples. Drinks are fantastic.

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Ryan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My ribeye steak was cooked perfect and it was tasty. I loved the mac n cheese with Lobster add on.

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BrlP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed with this restaurant. I went for the bottomless brunch, but when I got there I found out that it wasn't your typical bottomless brunch: as a table, no matter how many people are in your group, you pick 3 items from the menu which will be served family style (unlimited refills). I had never been there before, and one of the reasons I wanted to do the bottomless brunch was to try a bunch of dishes, not just 3. They should change this if they're going to call it bottomless brunch. Family style isn't the same thing and it shouldn't be promoted that way. I wanted sweet, the rest of my group wanted savory, so it was hard to choose 3 options that met all of what we wanted. I won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, great service and great food.

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RestonDiner69
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very solid fun spot. We ate here for dinner but would love to try the brunch scene!

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SouthernMiss82
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot for lunch or dinner, business or casual.

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vipSweatybiker
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food, especially the Tomahawk steak. Although also try the Brussel sprouts.

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NatM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go experience this great restaurant. Everything fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
53 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time, the restaurant was energetic and the food was great our server Justin was very knowledgeable and made us feel welcome. The fried lasagna was a different twist to a pasta favorite, very good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent I look forward to dining at Marker Union again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The bartender was or waiter, unfortunately he was too busy focusing on the drink orders coming from the server, not his fault, need more staff

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vipVeronicaP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful! Staff was very attentive.

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vipAndreaT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We're typically very easy to please, but the service was disappointing. This is our 4th visit and we won't go back anytime soon. They weren't short staffed, however it took almost 15 minutes to get our first drink to the table. Our server never came back and asked if we were ready for another drink. Too many other great options in the area to leave disappointed.

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vipGPC5
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above all, the service really is consistently excellent. The food is great, the outdoor seating nice and warm with their heaters. We look forward to returning to Maker’s Union and amazing team.

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LaurieJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

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Nina
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing drinks and fun vibes! I love Maker’s Union and the service is always perfect! I highly recommend for going out to dinner with friends, a date night, or even just for drinks and apps! Their appetizers are amazing, especially their Nashville hot chicken tenders! Be careful they are HOT, but you can always request them with the Phoenix rub if you want to tame down the fire! :)

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our first date night in a while. Our server Justin was perfect. He was informative, friendly, and made sure to properly space our dishes so we could enjoy our evening together. Our tomahawk ribeye was one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten, and I’ve eaten at some great steak houses over the years. My cocktail was unique , and my second glass tasted exactly the same as the first which was a huge plus. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends. I look forward to returning in the near future.

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Just
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to brunch with a couple friends and was very impressed. The restaurant itself is very clean, great décor, and spacious. The menu was excellent as was the food! They do "bottomless" mimosas, but they have a family style brunch option which was awesome. I would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, the general manager and one of the other staff members came over and chatted to us and were very nice. Will definitely be back!

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vipSweatybiker
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

So here’s the thing, and its minor, BUT, if you offer a deal for two people which offers 2 x salads, 1 x Tomahawk, 2 z sides, why would you offer 1 x desert! It does not make sense and it rather frustrating when you order to go, and get charged extra.

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Alexandra
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. The atmosphere, food, and drink options are incredible, and brunch is a must-have! Food is fresh and delicious, super creative and unique. You'll definitely enjoy your experience from start to finish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The salmon was nice and hot, however, my sides were cold this time around. The Cabernet Sauvignon was delish! The manager checked on us which was a nice touch.

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Megs82
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, lots of space, comfy settings and great ambiance. Will definitely come again.

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Aniello
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our a anniversary. Great staff and awesome food. The G.M. stopped by our table. The desert and champagne were a wonderful touch. This is a great place to eat!

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BetsyN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server Dez was attentive and responsive with our needs. The kitchen made a mistake with one order but it was corrected and the food was enjoyable. All the food was good and hot. Felt safe in terms of following covid guidelines. Bathrooms were clean. Will come back for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food

FAQs

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

Makers Union is rated 4.7 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.