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Milk & Honey at The Delegate, Washington, DC
Milk & Honey at The Delegate, Washington, DC
Milk & Honey at The Delegate, Washington, DC

Milk & Honey at The Delegate

3.7
3.7
158 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Rooftop Bar & Lounge Opening Spring 2023
MILK & HONEY Now Here!!
Monday- Sunday 7am-10pm
Breakfast, Brunch & Dinner
Indoor and Delivery Dining
Featuring Chef Driven Menus, Weekend Brunch and Local Craft Cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 567-6645
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Joshua Thames
  • Catering
    Entrust The Delegate to help coordinate the catering for your next event! Enjoy your Delegate favorites at your home, office or special event with our catering selections. We pack everything fresh for pick up or delivery! Email Annette@thedelegaterestaurant.com for more information.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate gatherings, corporate events, memorable weddings and more, The Delegate at the Marriott Courtyard offers a variety of private and semi-private dining spaces for your event needs.Email Annette@thedelegaterestaurant.com for more information
  • Private party contact
    Bethany Titman: (571) 446-8533
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    9th Street &amp; L St
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available at the Court Yard and Residence Inn Washington Downtown/ Convention Center
  • Public transit
    The Delegate can be accessed via the Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center stop on the GREEN and YELLOW lines.<br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

Noise • Moderate

158 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tashica and Larry were awesome!! The hot chicken sandwich want bad either đź‘Ť

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  2. Nicole

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The dining area is essentially in the hotel lobby which didn’t seem to bother our group. I was nervous about the foot traffic and noise, but it turned out to be at a decent volume. The service was fair so there’s plenty of room for improvement. Upon arrival, the staff were not very attentive or timely with requests. It wasn’t busy so not sure why the service wasn’t better. They were very nice throughout the interactions though. The food and drinks were pretty good, well seasoned, and decent portions. The flies flying around were very annoying throughout the majority of our visit.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday brunch. Enjoyed by all.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had reservations. There were flies everywhere, there wasn’t enough staff so service was slow/non-existent, and the bar tender made horrible drinks. We never got to eat our food when it finally arrived due to not having all the food included with the meal. After waiting about 10-15 for the remaining food the rest got cold so we left. Never visiting again.

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  5. KristenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was delicious but there was not enough staff.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    absolute worst. Across-the-board, everything is treated like a surprise to them like you want water or you want food or you want good service terrible. Terrible terrible

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! I ordered the Chefs famous shrimp & Grits !! Well done sir! Well done!

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  8. NDSmizzle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was not gormet. Home cooking tasted more authentic.

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  9. Naio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Waitress unattentive and did not know one of our items went to the wrong table, until being informed by another employee. Also still forgot to bring an item to the table, did not check back after taking our order. Food was delivered by other staff, once she took our order, then we saw her again when she practically threw the check down for me to sign, with no pen

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  10. LucredaC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overview experience—not bad. However, meal was just okay.

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  11. JenniferM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I knew the restaurant was in the hotel, but we were basically sitting in the lobby. Also, I had to make a deposit for the reservation of $10 per person. It was supposed to be credited on my check, but was not. I didn’t realize it until the next day and had to call several times before I got an answer to have that refunded.

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  12. KelliL

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our brunch food and service were great! But hey seemed to have lost our reservation and there biting insects around our table. So one less star but I'd definitely come back!

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  13. GDCDLC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The Delegate wasn't open and the Milk and Honey food at this location was just fair. It wasn't clear to me on the site that the Delegate opened at 4 pm. And that there was another restaurant on site.

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  14. Chris

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff were extremely customer focused and very knowledgeable about the menu and specialty drinks from the bar. I would highly recommend The Delegate to any discerning customer.

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  15. Jack

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Inconsistent and slow service. Received food that was not what was ordered. Disappointing.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Kitchen needs some serious help. We were a table of five, entrees took forever to come out. When they finally did, we only received four, and one person in our party was told they were out of what he had ordered, and oh by the way - kitchen is closed now and we can’t cook you anything else. They would not budge, (not even the manager) so he got no dinner, other than what we shared with him. They told us they would make it right by giving us a 25% discount, which in reality was them just removing his entree from the bill.

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  17. DanielleF

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It's what I expected from a hotel bar/restaurant. I read the reviews online and I think people don't read the website before they come. It tells you that it's a limited menu for the rooftop and that it's the same menu as the Milk and Honey restaurants. I would say if you are coming for food, just go to the Milk and Honey stand alone restaurants. Service was a lot better than the reviews stated, however we just sat as the hotel bar, so I don't know if that made a difference.

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  18. gregorio202

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I reserved the roof space but it was closed due to a private event. Probably would have tried a different location had I known. Customer service was great, food was just ok. May visit again for the bar setting.

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  19. LizM

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The rooftop patio was gorgeous and exactly what we were hoping for on a beautiful spring evening. But the menu available up top is very limited. Just a few cocktails, wine and some appetizers. Our intention was to have dinner so we ended up going down to the hotel lobby restaurant for dinner after a round of drinks up top. It just didn’t have the same ambiance and my intention was to have an outdoor evening that night.

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  20. LizH

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was very nice. We were seated at a table in the bar area and it wasn't loud. Food was good - the apps and entrees were well timed. The Mediterranean salad was fresh and delicious. I had the grilled chicken added and my friend had the salmon. All good. Others had the fried catfish, and skirt steak. Our evening was outstanding due to our server Amir. He was attentive and personable. Highly recommend The Delegate!

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  21. TReneeSays

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It took a while for a hostess to come seat my party that had a reservation. Then, it took a good 10-15 minutes before our server/anyone came and brought water, took drink orders, anything. The white fish dip and fried green tomatoes were not good at all- lacked flavor and character. The shrimp and grits were good.

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  22. MichaelJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This was a mother's Day brunch that was supposed to have been a roof top experience but turned out to be a hotel restaurant (Milk and Honey). We have that same restaurant in Maryland. We could have just gone there.

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  23. SonyaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Service is not great, and the shrimp and grits were way too salty, unable to eat them. Tried to tell the uninterested server but was getting nowhere so I paid the $26 for uneaten food and left. Took over 20 minutes to get a soft drink and it did not appear to be busy. The fries my friend received were good. Room service is even worse.

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  24. JohnP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great. Service was a little slow. Our waitress was very nice though

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  25. wannabefoodie

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I found the menu options a little bit limited. For a place billed as Southern inspired food, I was hoping that that there would be more than 4 or 5 main course options. The service was alright - but the servers were friendly enough. I did appreciate that they helped each other out so that's a plus to see.

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  26. RinaD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst Experience ever, bad service, took almost an hour to get our food.

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  27. ProfessorH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Bartender didnt know how to make an old fashioned. Eggs benedict was overcooked but cold when it came out. Took almost half an hour to pay when we were done. Card was on the ticket and 5 people looked directly at it then ignored us for people from a different ethnic background.

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  28. StephanieS

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Was good other than service. We waited 15 minutes to get drinks, then they never brought the drink. When we got the bill we were charged for it and had to ask to have it removed. Food was fast and good.

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  29. VinceF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    45 minute wait for food was too long during lunch

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  30. MikeZ

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and well made drinks. We will be back again!

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  31. SharC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Will go back!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Terrible service not just by our server but every table seemed to have complaints. Server checked on my table 1 time and that was to take our order after sitting there for 20 minutes, never came back to the table except when I flagged her down. Table next to ours had a different server and same issue. Luckily my table’s food came correct (not delicious but correct) whereas the table next to ours was all wrong. 10/10 would NOT recommend. Not even worth the cheap Restaurant Week deal.

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  33. BrandenE

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food and drinks were good but the service and experience was okay. We tried for the first time and was hoping for a better experience for our first DC restaurant week. It didn’t seem that the staff were prepared for the holiday and setting. It didn’t seem busy but the server said apologized for being delayed and distant, so we made do.

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  34. LadyB

    Hamburg

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The shrimp and grits are truly award winning!!!!

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  35. Jason

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We stood at the host stand for 10 minutes. No one ever came to seat us, despite multiple employees seeing us standing there and ignoring us, so we left.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We waited an hour and never saw a waiter or waitress. Had to leave

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  37. SeafoodFan

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal! The shrimp and grits were divine. Plus, the live jazz band was an added touch of class. The chef greeted us personally and sent us home with two delectable cinnamon rolls that we ordered to go, which was tremendous. This DC Bruncher will definitely be back!

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  38. Reviewer1

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Really poor service even with a full staff. We had a reservation but were moved tables twice.

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  39. Ebm29

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Lunch took an hour and 40 for a scramble, salad, and sandwich. Food lacked flavor. The service was terrible. Had to ask for drink refills at the bar several times. Coffee was cold before they brought creamer. All around mistake to have chosen here to eat.

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  40. KimG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed. Had to wait 15 minutes to be seated even though the place was nearly empty. Servers were busy dancing to a DJ vs checking in on customers. The burger was bland. No one even asked to see how we wanted the burger fixed. Well done or rare??? The fried green tomatoes were hard and over cooked. No flavor. Too scared to order anything higher $15 for fear of being disappointed again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Milk & Honey at The Delegate does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Milk & Honey at The Delegate also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 567-6645.

Milk & Honey at The Delegate is rated 3.7 stars by 158 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Milk & Honey at The Delegate

901 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street
    9th Street &amp; L St
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available at the Court Yard and Residence Inn Washington Downtown/ Convention Center
  • Public transit
    The Delegate can be accessed via the Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center stop on the GREEN and YELLOW lines.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Joshua Thames
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 567-6645
  • Catering
    Entrust The Delegate to help coordinate the catering for your next event! Enjoy your Delegate favorites at your home, office or special event with our catering selections. We pack everything fresh for pick up or delivery! Email Annette@thedelegaterestaurant.com for more information.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate gatherings, corporate events, memorable weddings and more, The Delegate at the Marriott Courtyard offers a variety of private and semi-private dining spaces for your event needs.Email Annette@thedelegaterestaurant.com for more information
  • Private party contact
    Bethany Titman: (571) 446-8533
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