Rewind

3.7
86 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rewind by Decades is a premium dining destination highlighting the finest in timeless, comfortable, and forever beloved cuisine, beverages, and entertainment.
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Experiences

  • The Brunch Club

    $5.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Brunch 11-3pm | RSVP for Brunch Reservations - 60-minute seating blocks. - $39 UNLIMITED à la carte Brunch Menu. - 6 people maximum to one table due to COVID restrictions. $5 Deposit per Guest.
  • Sakura: A Japanese Pop-Up Experience

    $5.00 per personPrepaid

    Mar 12 - May 1, 2021

    One of spring's biggest attractions in DC will have it's own space along Connecticut Avenue this year. Join us for Sakura: A Cherry Blossom Pop Up Bar. We will have a speciality Japanese curated menu featuring Gyozas, Shishito Peppers, Ramen, and Matcha milkshakes during this period. Cocktails will feature Sake, Japanese gin, and Japanese whiskey! The $5 cover is non-refundable and non-consumable.
  • Sakura: A Japanese Pop-Up Experience

    $5.00 per personPrepaid

    Mar 19 - May 1, 2021

    One of spring's biggest attractions in DC will have it's own space along Connecticut Avenue this year. Join us for Sakura: A Cherry Blossom Pop Up Bar. We will have a speciality Japanese curated menu featuring Gyozas, Shishito Peppers, Ramen, and Matcha milkshakes during this period. Cocktails will feature Sake, Japanese gin, and Japanese whiskey! The $5 cover is non-refundable and non-consumable.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 86 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
value
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59% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

So luckily we got seated inside that’s a good thing and our waitress was super sweet but there was other server there well idk if he’s maybe the manager, Spanish guy with kind of long hair he was super rude rushing people out of the restaurant and it was only 11:30. And he was being mean to our waitress so that was the only sucky part.. but other then that the food was great !

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ThanhN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Bad food, bad drinks, expensive for what it is. Decor for cherry blossom pop up was nice

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ManuelaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

For the price, not worth it at all. Ramen was flavorless. Drink with egg white smelled a lot like eggs

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Pixie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

It was very peaceful and nice to look at. Honestly, the food was a bit on the pricey side and wasn't worth it. But overall the experience was nice. Staff was nice and it was peaceful.

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Responded 2 days ago

Our rates are aligned with the DC Market rate for restaurants in our class!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Kinda hyped up. Decor is not as much as you think. A bit over priced

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SabrinaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Good : just waited 30 mins after reservation time...

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NewSaporroLover
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was SO beautifully decorated, the staff was fantastic and super attentive, the food was excellent. The only negative I have is that when we were seated we were only given the Sakora menu and not the full menu and we would have ordered so much more of what we wanted if we knew we didn't have the full menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cherry Blossom promotion was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The place looked nice and I get that it’s small, but I didn’t like how close they had us to everyone. The food was ok. Ramen was not good at all. The wings and gyoza were great. The drinks were really good. Our waitress was super nice.

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Responded 2 days ago

We comply with the CDC Guideline of 6ft apart per tables!

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Cici
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great but not too many options for pescatarians.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place was decorated beautifully! The service was spot on and the food was very flavorful. Took my daughter for a dinner date and she enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The drinks are a little over priced and food was a little disappointing but all in all a great atmosphere and fun place for a pop up

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This pop up was very beautiful sight wise and only thing I would recommend from the menu is the teriyaki wings and fries. Other than that everything else goes downhill. Fist of all service was extremely slow it took our server about 20 mins to come and ask us what we wanted to drink. I’m not sure but it seemed like they had one waitress working all tables. When our food finally arrived our steak that I ordered with steak and fries was extremely salty. I didn’t bother saying anything because just for the waitress to come back and check on our table would take forever. I don’t ever mind gratitudes being added to the tab it makes my life easier, but I feel as if the servers know the tip is included they don’t care about customer service. Not only that but we had the table right by the door so when the doors would open we would feel all the cold wind come in. Wish I could’ve got a better experience at this place. I don’t really recommend take your money and date else where.

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Responded 2 days ago

We apologize for your dining experience! We have not been able to fully operate due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are currently running short staffed and trying our best to survive until we can re-hire more staff. We are constantly conducting service training and meeting with our staff to improve guest experiences. Auto Gratuity became the standard during COVID-times so that our employees can earn livable wages.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We went for the “Cherry Blossom pop up” and it was a little disappointing. The decor was okay, for this to be a pop up I expected the place to give that full cherry blossom feel, it didn’t! In my opinion poorly decorated. Upstairs where no one was seated looked a little better. The drinks were not worth the price at all, tasted like juice. I tried Everything on the “Sakura” menu and only two things were really good; the dumplings and the Brussels sprouts. The server was nice but the service was not good, most of the time we had to look around to catch a glimpse of her, and the place is small. A few of my friends are coming to dc soon and I was hoping to take them there but I won’t be returning for this pop up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was decorated so nicely and the food was amazing!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I was a little disappointed how there was no one to greet me at the door, and I was passed a couple of times before I had to stop an employee who might have been the manager to tell him I had a reservation. The female bartender who served me was nice and attentive and I appreciated her care throughout my meal. I was also concerned bc the employee who I had to tell I had a reservation, had his mask off several times in my hour time there. He was talking to other employees but was behind customers who were eating and about 10 feet from me. Uncomfortable in the midst of a pandemic.

The shishito peppers were good and the drinks were good, the ramen was mediocre. Texture of the noodle was nice but broth and beef were lacking in flavor and seasoning.

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Responded on March 31, 2021

We apologize for your perception of no one being! Like every other DC restaurant, we have not been able to hire more staff due to COVID-19 restrictions and not being able to operate at full capacity. We are currently running short staffed and trying our best to get through the Pandemic until we can get thing up and running again. Our staff is training on all PPE safety on protocols. Thank you for brining this to our attention. We will address mask wearing again in our next meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am from out of town and wanted to experience the Sakura Cherry Blossom theme pop up they had. I laid the reservation fee for this experience as well. When I get there they did not have a table available for inside dining. Instead we were seated outside. The point of paying the reservation fee was to be able to sit inside. If I would have known that I would have done a regular reservation with no fee. The Ramen birria was delicious. We had their wings which were also good but they were very heavy on the soy sauce. We also had the cherry blossom drink which tasted like cough syrup. Compared to the other restaurants DC has to offer I probably would not pay to reserve here again.

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Responded on March 31, 2021

Open Table had a system glitch and allowed for overbookings for multiple days until we were able to fix it. Although we would have loved to seat everyone inside- this is against current government restrictions and social distancing protocols. We do not use soy sauce on our wings, only teriyaki sauce! The cherry blossom drink is made with cherries, as is most cough medicine- which is why the taste may be similar. This is due to the cherry flavor itself.

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fair
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The first part of the experience was terrible!!! When myself and my guest arrived we were told our only option was to sit outside. We were 30 mins early to our reservation and we asked if we could wait for a table inside to be available and the manager told us we didn’t have the option to sit inside just because. No real explanation given. 10 minutes after us a white couple arrives and are our outside next to us and they went back inside because they were not happy with the outside seating either. The WHITE couple was immediately sat to a table inside when they asked. The same manager who told us we could not sit inside told the white couple they had an option. My first time experience racism in an establishment and I will NEVER be going back there AGAIN. When we asked why were Weren’t seated inside the manger looked stupid trying to come up with an excuse as to why were not able to sit inside. Then to make up for it they sat us in the restaurant in the back. Terrible terrible terrible place would not recommend to anyone black. The server was amazing though very accommodating.

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Responded on March 31, 2021

Open Table had a system glitch and allowed for overbookings for multiple days until we were able to fix it. Although we would have loved to seat everyone inside- this is against current government restrictions and social distancing protocols! Our staff was able to accommodate you inside but we apologize that it was not an ideal location for you.

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kellyj
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

paid for the Sakura " experience just to be seated outside when the whole purpose was to be inside where the experience was

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Responded on March 31, 2021

Open Table had a system glitch and allowed for overbookings for multiple days until we were able to fix it. Although we would have loved to seat everyone inside- this is against current government restrictions and social distancing protocols.

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Annoyed
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rewind was a terrible pop up bar for the cherry blossoms. I made reservations, PAID the fee and was not allowed to sit in the dining area that was decorated in cherry blossoms theme. That is the whole experience of even being there and why we came. When I asked to sit inside instead the host said nope you can't. No options to sit inside. Why am I even paying a fee for a reservation and on top of that to sit outside on U street with a bunch of drunk hooligans at the neighboring restaurant. I will never come here again. A waste of time.
Food was garbage. Drinks were overly priced. Don't be suckered to come here by the cherry blossom theme.

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Responded on March 31, 2021

Open Table had a system glitch and allowed for overbookings for multiple days until we were able to fix it. Although we would have loved to seat everyone inside- this is against current government restrictions and social distancing protocols. You might be confused with the location- we are located on Connecticut Ave- not on U ST and the only neighboring restaurant is a small family-owned sports bar with 3 tables located outside.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! 10/10 recommend. Worth the $

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Eunna
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We liked the Birria ramen but sad to be sat outside on the sidewalk instead of inside with the cherry blossom decor. Since you pay for the reservation I thought we would be having the whole experience :( if you make a reservation make sure you specify that you want to sit inside.

Also, if you like spicy you need to ask them for their house special spicy sauce to put in the ramen. It’s really hot so try it first!

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Responded on March 31, 2021

Open Table had a system glitch and allowed for overbookings for multiple days until we were able to fix it. Although we would have loved to seat everyone inside- this is against current government restrictions and social distancing protocols!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made very late reservations at Rewind for my birthday. I was excited to see a reservation system because it made me believe that the restaurant was being Covid-conscious. Instead we arrive to a PACKED bar where the officer running security (I can only assume that’s why there was a fully uniformed officer standing at the door) wasn’t even wearing a mask. They had us sit in a small back hallway for 20 minutes past our reservation time and then promptly forgot we were there when they called my cellphone to let us know the table was ready. They then take us to a very small bar table in the middle of the room. Our seats allowed us to physically rough TWO separate parties. We were uncomfortable with the proximity and complete disregard for not only our safety but their staff’s safety. We frequent DC and will continue to post pandemic, but this pick will not get another chance from me for their attitude about a pandemic that has taken so many lives.

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KatieC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was absolutely awful! We went during the cherry blossom pop-up event and could only get a reservation for 8:15 pm. We also had to pay a $5 cover PER PERSON! We showed up right on time and ended up waiting for almost an hour in a sorry excuse of a “waiting room”. We finally got a table meant for only 2 people after we were starving. We immediately ordered appetizers and drinks. The drinks were WAY too strong, and not in a good way! The appetizers tasted like they were frozen food from Costco reheated. We ended up ordering Mac and cheese, a quesadilla, and chicken wings for dinner. The total bill was $150!!! The ambiance was a straight up club. This place was absolutely a club pre-COVID. As an apology for us having to wait an hour, they served us bottom-of-the-barrel vodka that we absolutely did NOT want. I would NEVER go to this place again. Don’t be fooled by their marketing. This is not a place that deserves any of your money!

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Responded on March 31, 2021

We apologize for your dining experience! Like every other DC restaurant, we have not been able to fully operate due to COVID-19 restrictions and not being able to operate at full capacity. The drinks and food prices are aligned with the standard Dupont Circle market rate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We reserved a table to attend the Sakura pop up and we’re excited about the fun menu offerings. The food we had was all delicious however our server essentially forgot we existed. He brought us our appetizer and first round of drinks and probably about a half hour went by and he still had not come back to check on us. We asked the host(I think he might have been the manager as well) if we could order more food and another round of drinks to which he entered the order. Our server brought the food and drinks to our table without making any mention of his oversight and in fact seemed a bit annoyed with us. From that point on, probably another 45 minutes at the very least went by and our server had again failed to come back to our table, but we saw him circulating to other tables and actively tried to get his attention. An individual who was clearing tables asked if he could take our plates and at that point we asked if we could order dessert. We ordered the matcha milkshake and the cheesecake and asked that they bring the check so we could leave after we ate dessert. Our dessert never came, our server brought out the check which was in fact the wrong check and was nearly $50 more expensive than what our check was. We once again could not get our servers attention and got the attention of the host/possible manager who then gave us our correct check, but did not have our desserts on it and made no attempt to correct the horrifying service we experienced. The concept and food is great, but our experience with the poor service and lack of attention to our table will prevent us from returning.

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Responded on March 31, 2021

We apologize for your dining experience! Like every other DC restaurant, we have not been able to fully operate due to COVID-19 restrictions and not being able to operate at full capacity. We are currently running short staffed and trying our best to survive until we can re-hire more staff. We are constantly conducting service training and meeting with our staff to improve guest experiences.

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DMVFoods
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came here for the Cherry Blossom pop-up event and was very disappointed.

We were charged $5 per person for booking, and had our reservation canceled. We had to call back several times to have it rebooked.

Drinks are overpriced ($15-$18), and their special cherry blossom drink tasted more like cherry flavored cough medicine. Don't recommend.

Food was also mediocre, overpriced bar food with a "Japanese" twist. Don't recommend anything we ate that day.

The décor was also disappointing, I was expecting the whole restaurant to be decorated but it was just a couple walls of flowers and one branch hanging from the ceiling.

Lastly, they charge a 20% service charge but only check up on you one or times.

Please skip this place and try the other many good restaurants in Dupont.

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Responded on March 31, 2021

We apologize for your dining experience! Like every other DC restaurant, we have not been able to fully operate due to COVID-19 restrictions and not being able to operate at full capacity. We are a Pop-Up Bar, thus we serve themed bar food. he cherry blossom drink is made with cherries, as is most cough medicine- which is why the taste may be similar. This is due to the cherry flavor itself. The drinks are aligned with the standard Dupont market rate.

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Beth
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Sakura pop-up and it was a great experience. Our server was very nice and efficient. We had the Cherry Blossom and the Lychee Old Fashion, both were fantastic. We also got the Shinto Peppers as a snack and they were so good. All that paired with the lovely cherry blossom decor, made it a great experience.

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eventplanner2020
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

our waitress sucks so bad!

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Responded on March 31, 2021

We are currently running short staffed and trying our best to survive until we can re-hire more staff. We are constantly conducting service training and meeting with our staff to improve guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! The price is awesome for the quantity of food and beverages you are available to receive. Highly recommended for Brunch!!!

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JuelW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a reservation for 8:45pm and it was not honored by the restaurant due to walk ins filling up all of spots that were actually reserved. Will I receive a refund since my reservation was canceled

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Responded on March 31, 2021

Like every other DC restaurant, we have not been able to fully operate due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are currently running short staffed and trying our best to survive. We apologize for your perception- Open Table had a system glitch and allowed 130 parties to make reservations at the same time. Although we would have loved to seat everyone- this is against current government restrictions and social distancing protocols. Please email info@rewinddc about your refund!

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hellosunshine5
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We got our food before we got our drinks. Took about 20 mins to order and then waited about 25 for drinks!! Also didn’t love they automatically add gratuity, but the food was great. Drinks were slightly expensive for how weak they were.

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Responded on March 31, 2021

We apologize for your dining experience! Like every other DC restaurant, we have not been able to fully operate due to COVID-19 restrictions and not being fully staffed. The drinks and food prices are aligned with the standard Dupont Circle market rate!

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ChristianG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Paid for this reservation, waited an hour past the reservation time and was still told I wouldn’t be seated for at least another hour and a half. Very disappointed

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KendallH
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Ramen was the blandest meal I’ve been served at a restaurant. Staff had my party wait an hour past our reservation to be seated and were overall unprofessional

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Responded on March 31, 2021

Like every other DC restaurant, we have not been able to fully operate due to COVID-19 restrictions and not being able to operate at full capacity. We are currently running short staffed and trying our best to survive. We apologize for your perception- Open Table had a system glitch and allowed 130 parties to make reservations at the same time. Although we would have loved to seat everyone- this is against current government restrictions and social distancing protocols.

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MattyFergie
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Rewind for the Cherry Blossom pop up bar experience. We had to wait for our table for awhile even with a reservation, but they gave us free shots after we were seated. Food was amazing! 10/10 experience.

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BriannaG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We paid for our reservation and the restaurant was so behind we waited an hour past the time we were supposed to be seated before we decided to go somewhere else. Terrible experience, poor planning, and we still have yet to get our money back.

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GabrielleS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Said that open table doubled booked reservations (which was a lie) and so they told us we would have to wait 30 minutes to sit from reservation. Then when we said fine we will wait, the host said to just leave because he doesn’t think he will sit us.

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Responded on March 23, 2021

Hi Gabrielle! Like every other DC restaurant, we have not been able to fully operate due to COVID-19 restrictions and not being able to operate at full capacity. We are currently running short staffed and trying our best to survive. We apologize for your perception- Open Table had a system glitch and allowed 130 parties to make reservations at the same time. Although we would have loved to seat everyone- this is against current government restrictions and social distancing protocols.

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TristanN
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gm or manager TK really new how to run the floor of the pop up. You guys have a great team and a great bottle service that I ordered. I will be back...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was nice.. the drinks were a little watered down for the price. The ambiance is beautiful.

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LissetteB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cute, quiet and cozy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time here. Drinks were amazing. We ordered a mojito and Cadillac Margarita. Food was excellent and the server was great.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rewind using the Order Online button. Rewind also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Rewind also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 846-7883.

Rewind is rated 3.7 stars by 86 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.