Rewind

4.4
60 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rewind by Decades is a premium classic diner destination highlighting the finest in timeless, comfortable, and forever beloved cuisine, beverages, and entertainment.
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Experiences

  • The Brunch Club: Igloos

    $20.00 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. Igloo Rental and Sanitation Fee- $20 per Guest.
  • 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.

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 60 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ninja9
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

So for my birthday I decided to book an igloo experience, based on what rewind diner claimed to have offered, I was definitely expecting an enchanted setting with amazing food, especially since I had to pay a deposit. After being there for less than an hour in a tent on the front sidewalk, we decided we were done. I was charged again for my deposit, and ask the manager why, he laughed in my face. Apparently they already have a lawsuit open, for racial discrimination. I agree completely. Never again, nor would I recommend anybody go in here ever.

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Kiki
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing. Our waitress walked us through the menu and gave great suggestions. Food and drinks were great. The atmosphere was awesome, not too crowded. We will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yulia was very attentive. Good was great. Had a fun time.

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BEAUTIFULSUNSHINE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great time

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DanielleB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food. To be honest I was quite surprised by its quality! I think everything I had was my favorite. My date and I decided that this will be our new spot! Our waiter also let us take to go boxes while most places who serve all you can eat brunches in DC do not, that was greatly appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day brunch event was a vibe. I enjoyed myself and the food.

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

Food was great, enjoyed the variety! All Staff was very friendly and responsive!

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MatthewL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the location, staff was friendly, food was great. Definitely would come back.

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Kleighanna
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great time

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IeshaT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing they even play music for my birthday made sure the drinks was coming to my table on time I absolutely love it

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vipMelissaD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was amazing - the staff did a terrific job taking care of us and making us feel safe. Unfortunately, it can be a rough area at night. Two drunk girls caused a disturbance trying to get into the restaurant after too many drinks and were screaming at security outside of our igloo - that kind of ruined the end of the evening for us and made us leave quickly. It definitely wasn’t the fault of the restaurant, but that is the area this place is in. I would still recommend it for an every day meal, maybe lunch would be better, the food was pretty good and again excellent service, super nice employees.

Rewind
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you for your review. Apologies for the incident with the girls that were being loud and rude. They rushed into the restaurant carrying to go drinks from another establishment and we had to ask them to leave as they were too intoxicated. I can assure you that Connecticut Ave is one of the safest neighborhoods in DC and not rough at all!

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RobertB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their chicken wings are fire a must have!🔥🔥💪🏾💪🏾

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ShanekaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was great as well

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CandaceG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We went for the igloo fixed menu dining experience. It was cute and cozy! Loved the innovation in how to safely dine and social distance in the winter. The tent was warm. We enjoyed our meal. The food was good. Appreciated that there were a variety of thoughtful options for vegetarians and omnivores. Small thing - I ordered the chicken and waffles - would have preferred chicken and not the (chicken) tenders.

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LouisK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went and had dinner with friends in a,”bubble “ due to covid 19.
Food was very good, as was the service.
When we are back in town again we will definitely stop by for a visit.

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JayW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriends birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!! great being outside in our igloo

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vipWarren
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seriously, this place is a hidden gem. When you want casual dining, at a reasonable price, in a safe location in DC, the Rewind Diner is a great choice.

The order of a breakfast burger, chicken and waffles and a coke came up to less than $45. Parking was super easy, and again, the location on Connecticut Avenue is a relative safe place in the city.

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vipRondaK
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly, helpful and pleasant people there.
Food was delicious-m and so “tastefully“ presented.
That French toast is a winner no matter what time of day it is!👏🏾

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vipDiscokid
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A special Open Table promotion enticed us to try Rewind which is far off our beaten path for weekend restaurants. Rewind appears to be newly opened. The crowd was sparse even for a Sunday evening in downtown DC. Thus, we were greeted immediately and given a choice of seats. I ordered the chicken and waffle that was served in good time but was a bit overdone. We might try Rewind again if we are in walking distance in the area or visiting the adjacent Decades night club. Nearby parking garages are closed Sunday evening making parking a real hassle. That was the only real downer for the evening. We should have taken Metro. The Farragut North station is a short walk away.

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vipunhappydinner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual and fun! Always a hit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place very low key and the food is awesome. Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hard to give a review as we never went inside. Outside there were crowds partying in the streets and loud music coming from the restaurant. Women were dressed like they were going clubbing. The smell of marijuana was in the air and we think someone was puking on the sidewalk. With all that, we did not go inside to eat with our three kids under 12.

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vipDenice
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Wine was extremely expensive! House red $12! Had lunch two doors up and house wine was $7 & it was a much better pour!

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RichelleH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

My experience here was terrible. The service was the worst part. I don’t believe there were enough waiters, so the manager was trying to do everything. We paid for bottomless mimosas, which weren’t constantly filled. Not to mention, there’s only one pitcher per table, which is going to go fast with a table of 3 or more. We spent so much time waiting for assistance. By the time I got my food, it was cold. They need better organization and help!

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SarahV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We are a family of 5, on vacation. This diner is not family friendly, very very loud music. We stayed anyway because the kids were hungry and the menu sounded great. But they were then out of many of the items we wanted to order. Very kind and friendly staff, but do not go there with young kids or if you want specific things from their menu.

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vipFloridaGal
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Located next to a club, this is the perfect place to stop by after drinking for a good breakfast. The food was good. But there aren't real tables here; mostly couches around coffee tables like you find in a club. If you want a regular, eat-around-a-table brunch place, which is what we were looking for, I'd suggest going somewhere else. If you want an interesting, brunch-on-your-lap casual experience, this place is good.

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vipRondaK
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was tasty enough.
We were there early evening and could tell by the DJ presence and livelier by the minute music that things were going to get quite cranked up for a pleasant club scene vibe.
The seating was just a little too low for my taste but they did have high chairs also.
Still, a perfect spot for a drink and some musical entertainment.

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vipMichaelG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

“Classic” and “premium” are not words I’d use to describe this place. Food was mediocre. Service was worse. Wouldn’t recommend, not with so many better options around Connecticut ave and DuPont Circle.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good food and fast service.

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MCVaughan
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time at Rewind Diner! The staff were super-friendly and accommodating for our large party, and the food was great. Will definitely return!

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vipKatieW
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I took my out-of-towner relatives there for brunch and really wish I hadn't. They were out of 90 percent of the things we tried to order, and they didn't tell us they were out until the food started coming -- for example, my mother originally ordered a waffle with SoCo covered peaches; she received two plain, dry pancakes. They even told us they didn't have hot water for tea. (The server actually said to us, "We don't usually have this on hand." ... you don't have WATER on hand?!) The server was unapologetic and ignored our table most of the time. When the food did arrive, it was mediocre at best. Easily the worst dining experience I've had in D.C. in years. Stay far, far away.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Lettuce in side salad was wilted and sour tasting. Asked for no cheese on the veggie burger. It had been put on and instead of changing the bun, they simply removed the cheese (could see the remnant on the bun). Was sick the next day and while can’t be certain it was from the food, will not chance it again

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Vcooper52
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I used a groupon here, and though the food was good, the setting was more like a lounge than restaurant. The only seating was at the bar or on lounges with low tables. The server was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ordered the hot dog and took over 30 minutes to arrive

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We appeared to be one of the first ones in for the day. The food was good and quick.,the service was great as well.

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vipMalikaS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very good vibes restaurant where the staff and food is always very good. I always have a great time here.

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vipMrsAK
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience1

They were out of so many items to include meals on the menu and chilled wine that is supposed to be served cold. The ladies restroom had a horrible smell and once the wine was chilled the bartender didn’t even pour a full glass. I wouldn’t recommend this place for dining. We were the only patrons there at the time and service was still bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience1

Very inattentive staff. Dead there and no wonder they are offering a groupon too.

FAQs

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

Rewind is rated 4.4 stars by 60 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.