Roofers Union

4.3
410 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Roofers Union celebrates laid back dining in the heart of Adams Morgan with a contemporary American menu as envisioned by James Beard nominated Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley. With floor to ceiling windows in the main dining room and a breathtaking rooftop bar, Roofers Union offers epic views of DC’s most vibrant neighborhood. Beverage Director and General Manager Dave Delaplaine offers a rotating selection of 22 beers ranging from simply refreshing to intriguingly weird. More than beers, Roofers jams with live music, craft cocktails, frozen adult slushies, and punch bowls. Perfect for groups of all sizes including large parties and first dates.
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.0
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4.1
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience1

We were not notified when we made the reservation that it was Trivia Night, which made it all but impossible to talk with each other.

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TerriB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Ambiance was high energy, with appropriate noise level.
Rooftop bar is small, but offers great view.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, a little too loud, large intrusive group seemed overserved.

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vipCasa
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not good but the drinks were good. The hostess could use people skills, but my server was good. Totally a waste...

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vipFoxonWheels
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to our server who was super nice about the energetic kids at our table! Crayons and all!

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vippaml
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating. Honest about anything we asked, brought us french fries when our food was taking longer than he was comfortable with (we didn't even think about if it was taking too long). We all got different meals and everyone enjoyed what they had.

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vipashb123
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing that may better than the food is the customer service at this place. They went above and beyond for our large group when we came from out of town and I mixed up our dates. Highly recommend - everything was great!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches ! We had a great time and really really enjoyed the food. I had the eggs Benedict with home fries and LOVED IT. Will for sure come back !

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vipDCdiner
Tokyo
28 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Peruvian chicken! Reservations are a must for trivia night. We enjoyed our visit and will come again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great location in the middle of Adams Morgan. The second floor minimalist, industrial style room overlooks the buzz below. Service was friendly and prompt. Food was good, but and competent prepared, but nothing special. Standouts included the chicken wings that had a spicy sriracha coating of the
juicy and flavorful meat inside. The hamburger eaters were impressed. The mussel were the weak pint. They were small, not juicy, and the broth had little flavor. In sum, a great place to hang, with a pleasant, if not stellar culinary experience.

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KatherineD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a ton of food for the price and it was all very good!

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vipFoxonWheels
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal. Great window view and super service. The softshell crab special was especially good. Fried just right -- light and crispy with nice greens on the side. We asked for a beer pairing with each CV ourselves and everything was spot on. Big Tuesday bonus -- everything on the super bottle list was half off!!! A great opportunity to try out some really special offerings without totally breaking the bank.

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WilliamF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location in Adams Morgan district super service awesome beer list and food

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John
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good place, tasty food and drinks. Do wish there had been more keto-friendly brunch options, but overall still good.

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vipCrisP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food is outstanding. In particular the hamburger - our favorite in DC. But service was terrible on Sunday, terrible

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vipDianeV
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Would recommend this place for a burger & a beer and for the under 30 crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

No air conditioning

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Roby
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere. We arrived early and were seated immediately however on website I asked for the same time and was told “sold out” by website. When we arrived it was one other couple at a table and a few patrons at the bar. Overall great food and beer selection. Had a pleasant dinner and didn’t feel rushed at all.

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KateB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome venue. Outstanding service. Some of the friendliest, accommodating & engaging staff in DC! Outstanding !

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Kathryn
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Perfect place to enjoy the evening sunset. Try to punch bowl!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food but super loud and busy

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PedroO
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Noisy. Noisy. Noisy. Noisy. Noisy. Noisy. Noisy. Noisy

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vipJohnL
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we’ve been to Roofers Union but it was still surprising how great the experience was. Great staff, great food, drinks were great, and sitting by the window in a sunny day is really a treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun trivia night!

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BethM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service outstanding! Food satisfying and delicious. Wonderful gluten friendly options. I recommend reservations and found the management very accommodating to our birthday party decorations. We had a large group and everyone's order was perfect, served hot and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice location, space, food and service but very noisy when busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and our server was very attentive!

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ChelseyRose
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously, Roofers Union is a must brunch place. Their food is out of this world delicious, especially the Hot Mess. The service was fantastic, the ambiance was great. It is a go to best place for brunch for me and my friends.

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BeccaD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, excellent service, delicious food, and wonderful experience overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for lunch during a conference

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I thought the food was very average, but the beer and the view were amazing so it sort of made up for it. I got the dry rub wings and the spinach pretzel dip. The chips for the spinach dip were too thick (in my opinion) and the wings a little too dry. At first, they waitress said they did not serve ranch with my wings but then decided to accommodate me. I would come back and try something else next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bottomless mimosas were great and food was a small selection but everything was good

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Basic American fare that is really pretty good. Very loud even though the restaurant was mostly empty.

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Happy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The bartender should try his drinks to see if they can be consumed. For the gimlet, here was so much lime concentrate that I had to ask for simple syrup and add as much water as was originally in the coupe.

The salad was drowned in a very strong dressing and the waiter was so busy I couldn’t get his attention to ask for a remedy.
The steak and pasta with mushroom Ravi were excellent.
The fries with the steak were so oily they were mushy not crunchy.

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Ashley
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch, the chicken and waffles were pretty good and the biscuit is worth the $2!!

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ATAT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for brunch for a birthday. Big windows provide alot of light which makes for a nice atmosphere. Somewhat loud but not a big deal to me. Service was very good. They were slammed but you could ask any of the staff for assistance and they were helpful. Food was good, plentiful and very reasonably priced. Waiter comped a birthday dessert. Definitely recommend this place.

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vipJill
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was Ok. They were able to accommodate my party of 11, however, they weren’t too friendly. Waitress wasnt friendly but did her job. We got our drinks and meals but she didn’t check in on us. The food is above average pretty tasty however portion sizes are on the smaller side. Overall Ok experience. Would probably come back for happy hour or trivia, but not dinner.

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Johnm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went with my daughter. Wait staff was great. Food was also good high end pub grub. Had Brussels sprouts and Mac an cheese appetizers and a burger and some sausages for main course . We enjoyed it all. Warning it is more of a bar scene than food scene and it was pretty loud. But s good vibe and a lot of Fun. Place was crowded but we were not rushed at all. Would recommend for young people

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service wasn’t super hot considering it was busy but not crazy. They refilled some drinks but not what I’d expect for an average place in DC. They also never even asked to refill a friends coffee at the table. Menu was limited and mimosas has pulp.

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Caro
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow

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Roofers Union is rated 4.3 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.

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