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Radiator - Radiator, Washington, DC

Radiator

4.2
4.2
202 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are pleased to announce that Radiator will be undergoing a spectacular property enhancement project, beginning January 1, 2020.

This exciting renovation, designed to improve and streamline our guest experience, will include a dramatic refresh of our hotel lobby, an elegant guestroom transformation, and a revitalization of our food & beverage outlets.

We look forward to welcoming you and thank you for your patience during this time as we beautify our spaces in anticipation of a grand relaunch in Summer 2020!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Late Night Menu Fri, Sat 11:00 pm–12:30 am

  • Phone number

    (202) 742-3150

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Cross street

    14th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. LW

    LaurenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food1service1ambience1
    My reservation was approved through OpenTable, but Radiator was actually closed when my party and I arrived, so we had to scramble to find another location for our celebration. Really disappointing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restuarant was closed.
  3. ED

    EatDrinkLove

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second year having breakfast at Radiator on Thanksgiving. They are always wonderful despite the holiday. The food is always delicious. The restaurant is always gorgeous. Thanks!
  4. KC

    KorynC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    I would only recommend to a friend for the food, the food was great but they seemed to bring out more of the food than they did the "bottomless drinks", we came for both and were slightly disappointed in the drink part of the bottomless... They offered bottomless mimosas and it seemed like were giving us less and less champagne every glass... and we only had 3 mimosas each (a group of 5). If you're going to offer bottomless, at least be prepared. We had to ask them to put more champagne in our glasses because it was 95% orange juice.
  5. JJ

    JustinJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We ordered our drinks and apps. We never received them after waiting for almost 25-30mins. We saw the bartender texting and talking to people at the bar. After we saw two other tables get up and leave without getting their orders we left too. It was a horrible service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Food was mediocre, undercooked lamb and underdressed salad. OK charcuterie as appetizer but that took 20 minutes to get to the table.
  7. KK

    KK22

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic time on a date night, Anne took great care of us. Super kind, knowledgeable, and friendly.
  8. A

    Alicia

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only one suggestion: Get the burger. It is amazing
  9. LB

    LizBB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It’s lovely to find a place to sit outside in this area of the city. There’s lots of space and you are away from the street traffic. Perfect pre-theater spot for The Studio Theater!
  10. AW

    AnnW

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bottomless brunch was amazing and a great value. Service was on point!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The wait staff kept us waiting all night for drinks & food. Then when the food came out one person didn’t get their meal and we waited another 30 minutes.
  12. PL

    PamelaL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    While the wait staff was lovely, they were too thinly spread, so service was sporadic. I have no idea what was going on in the kitchen but it took over an hour to bring us our food and then when one entrée arrived it was barely cooked and had to be sent back. I ordered a glass of rosé and they said they were all out… During the summer in DC that is basically like being out of water.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The service (our waitress) was so bad that we left after drinks and appetizers.
  14. GW

    GWprof

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience1
    Weird restaurant, almost empty. Entrees are small, overly salted, and overpriced. Ambiance is almost non-existent. Restaurant has a strange vibe. Servers are friendly but it’s not that professional. Outdoor patio isn’t bad. This place doesn’t quite make it.
  15. E

    Excellent

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Came with a couple of friends, the food was quite good, especially the octopus, croquettes and scallops. Service was interesting, overall we had a good experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Horrible terrible service food is sub par.
  17. BD

    BrianD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A nice little tucked-away place with a quiet patio space, but nothing particularly stands out as unique or exemplary. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was good but not special. Drinks were just ok.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Extremely slow. Brought out entrees at random times, not altogether. Avoid this place.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Bartender made a special request drink perfectly and when we didn’t care for one of the dishes, the server happily exchanged it for another that was much better. Excellent experience all around!
  20. E

    Eatingoutshouldbefun

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The hostess was very attentive we were sat immediately. However the waitstaff was very slow to bring water and table set up . I had to ask another waiter after 20 minutes of still not getting my coffee (after asking my waitress twice ) . The food made up for the lack of waitstaff experience. My husbands Huevros Rancheros was very nice and my breakfast taco were delicious. The staff also took over an hour to clear tables of dirty dishes the restaurant was less then half full . Overall I would try Radiator again hopefully the waitstaff will be more attentive next time ..
  21. d

    daniellec

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst dining experience ever. Server was beyond rude. Had to ask for drinks several times. Water was served in dirty brown streaked carafe. Only received two items out of 6 and saw people receiving food and drinks that came in up to 1 hr after us. Will never go here again or recommend this place. Do yourself a favor and go anywhere else In dc for brunch and service. This place should close.
  22. f

    foodfight

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Awful service. Food was pretty good, but you can get better food for better service at so many other places in DC. Not heading back anytime soon.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Poor service. Poor food. Poor drinks. Poor evening overall.
  24. AC

    AndrewC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food is quite good, but the ambiance is not what we were hoping for. It is clearly a hotel restaurant, which is not what we expected. A fine choice, but there are better options.
  25. KB

    KBCinDC

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    What you've read is true -- the service is slow. But if you sit outside and get your drink order in early, it's worth the wait. The "Burger, Beer, and a Shot" was the winning combo at our table with thumbs up on all three elements. The main courses were good but smaller than expected. Pro tip: skip the sugar and get the lavender infused vodka with simply tonic or soda instead of the "recommended" cocktail.
  26. P

    Phudee

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Upscale, yet cozy and comfortable restaurant. The service and the knowledge of the entrees and drinks by our waiter was superb. Great for small to medium size groups. The food was very good and their vegetable dishes were excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Friends and I got together for brunch and they tempted up with bottomless drinks. These are top shelf drinks too, not just the standard mimosa and Bloody Mary and delicious. The food was all you can eat and small portions which was great for sampling. We had more than enough to fill us up and every dish was great. It’s a pretty large selection of brunch food so nobody could go hungry. Amanda was our waitress - excellent and fun.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The reservation was made for brunch. We were sat for brunch and handed brunch menus, then ignored by the wait staff for 10 minutes. The wait staff finally came to our table and said the kitchen was closed and only drinks were being served. They offered us pickles and olives instead of actual food. I will never be returning.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Lack of staff / slow service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great service!
  31. R

    Ruthie

    Washington DC

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    I came here for happy hour prior to the theater. It was a nice evening so I opted for the patio. Unfortunately, despite the open air dining it was really loud, and they were playing loud, awful music--some sort of rock with a thumping beat that spoiled the entire atmosphere. My waitress was very good but it took a looooong time for my food to come out and when it arrived it was barely warm. It ended up taking over an hour and half for just 2 cocktails and 2 appetizers and I was disappointed there was no time for dessert. Food was good, large portions, and happy hour pricing was great.
  32. f

    foodieliz

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sad that we didn’t discover it sooner. Eager to go back again. Worried about the change in ownership comin up.
  33. GH

    GH12

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ended up being more than pleasantly surprised at how incredible everyone’s dishes turned out- this place is definitely a hidden gem.
  34. B

    Benjy

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went for Mother's Day brunch. It's a cute, little place in a hotel lobby. The food selection was limited and the restaurant was really, really chilly. The menu options, though limited, were tasty. Each dish we had came with an abundant supply of breakfast potatoes, so many that we swore off potatoes for the rest of the spring. We also had to sit at a high-top right next to the bar. This would be okay for a Thursday evening happy hour, but for Mother's Day it was kind of lacking. There was an empty dining room sitting off to the side that we should have been seated at.
  35. TC

    TiffanyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Food was okay, very limited menu choices. But the food was average in our opinion. Drinks were very small and overly priced. When a drink is $17 and the size of a shot I have a problem with it. Noise level was extremely loud, we had to almost yell to hear the conversations with people at our table Bill for 2 people was $102. We found it rude when we paid in cash with $150 and rather than bringing us back our change when we paid she asked you dont want any change correct,before seeing the look on my face and asking how much change we wanted back. I then felt put on the spot and overtopped her nearly 30%, which the service was not that great. Overall average
  36. N

    Neighbor

    Washington DC

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    A hotel restaurant that is essentially a loud bar. Would have rated it poorly if it were not for the fantastic entrees. We had the rock fish and lobster Tagliatelle and both were really good. Skip the appetizers and prepare for a poorly stocked wine list, if you can call it that. Never mind the small selection if they offered decent bottles or glasses of wine. I’ll go back for the food though.
  37. MF

    MarkieF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner at Radiator, the food was delicious, the cocktails very good, and the ice cream sundae for dessert was a perfect ending. It was a quiet and romantic table, good place for date night or a special birthday celebration.
  38. KB

    KristenB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This was a very nice restaurant...tucked away and not crowded. the service was great, everyone very attentive and friendly. The food was ok, nothing spectacular.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    I came here for Easter brunch with my family, and after reading reviews was excited to try this place out. I was kind of surprised to find out how hotel-ey the restaurant space felt. The brunch area was in a hotel conference space, and you had to walk through the lobby to get there. We were seated in an area that was off to the side of the main bar area (which seemed to have a nicer atmosphere) and the decor seemed cheap. The food was pretty good. Doughnuts were dense and would recommend to avoid. This place would be really good in a city where exceptional restaurants didn’t abound, and also somewhere where it wasn’t common for hotels to have quality restaurants attached. There are so many other, better places in DC to eat- I’ll look somewhere else next time.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Easter brunch - lacking overall. Made to order eggs were good but the

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Radiator is rated 4.2 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Late Night Menu Fri, Sat 11:00 pm–12:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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