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About Roofers Union

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.

2446 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday/Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 232-7663

Website:
http://www.roofersuniondc.com/

Public Transit:
Metro: Redline - Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/Zoo stop.

Executive Chef:
Marjorie Meek-Bradley

Private Party Facilities:
Three levels provide a spacious, comfortable place to gather with friends or neighbors for any occasion. The first level of Roofers Union has a separate space for private events with its very own entrance and bar, which can accommodate up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Dave Delaplaine: (844) 408-0914

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Roofers Union Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
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Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

They seated us 20 minutes late for our reservation and didn’t keep the mimosas coming at a reasonable pace.

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 (London)·Dined a day ago

Food was good but it took over an hour for our food to come after ordering. Good views though!

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent meal and fun, energetic room. Brussel sprouts were exceptional, as was the Peruvian smoked chicken. Cauliflower and mussels were also very good. Beer selections were enjoyable but could use a little more traditional selections. Only miss was chocolate mousse.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food, great service. Fun place!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My sorority sisters and I had a lovely time at brunch this past Saturday. We all got a version of their half Waffle with add-one, and the fried chicken thigh was by far our favorite! It was perfectly seasoned and fried to perfection; certainly a great choice. The Bloody Mary was very tasty, and they kept the bottomless mimosas flowing! The server was a little inattentive but I think that be contributed to the traffic during brunch hours. My favorite part were the huge windows that showed all of 18th ST while you’re dining. It really added to the overall experience. I’ll definitely be returning.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Roofers Union caters to the bar crowd and a very young one at that, and although the food wasn't bad, it was offered at fine dining room prices. In other words, not a place we'll be visiting again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have loved my brunch experience here but my dinner experience was not enjoyable. Way too loud with a crowed bar competing over the music. Also the table runners/bar runner took our items to different tables.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Having made reservations in advance we were sat immediately. However, it took ten minutes just for water to be dropped off at the table. Ten more minutes later our server finally stopped by and asked for our order. This was done in a very rushed, college-campus-bar type style. I ordered from the pre-fixe menu (during DC’s restaurant week) expecting to receive a sample of this restaurants better items. The Brussels sprouts were tasty and there were plenty of them but I wouldn’t say they were impressive. The pizza offered a nice flavor but came out cold (no surprise at this point), and the pear cobbler wasn’t worth the one bite I endured. I was expecting a lot more effort, flavor and service from a restaurant with great reviews. Perhaps I went on a really off day?!?

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The burgers were the best I’ve had in a long time.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I booked our reservation for 6 people on OpenTable, and the restaurant called to confirm. Then, when we arrived, they could not find my name in the system. The hostesses seemed very incompetent and relatively rude about the whole thing. Eventually they got the manager, who was a gem. He showed them the simple solution on the computer (I guess they didn't know how to work it...?) and then offered our group free donut holes. The server was great, and automatically split the bill like a pro.

They were out of waffles when we went, but the biscuits and gravy were great, and they substituted fruit for home fries. Coffee is mediocre, but the other drinks looked good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fun brunch date. Great spot for a casual brunch with bottomless mimosas. Conversation can be hard in the large open room and very large tables however.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had a really nice brunch on Sunday with the family. Food was yummy and just the right amount. Donut holes were amazing! The dining room was nice and bright, wait staff was very friendly. Will definitely come back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food, great view onto Adams Morgan street. Friendly staff. No problems at all.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Cool space but food was horrible. Tasted like school cafeteria fare or worse. Only redeeming part was my drink

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was outstanding. I had the salmon benedict and donut holes and would recommend both. Will definitely be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

amazing service, delicious food, and great views of 18th street

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Bottles of beer, wine, and cider were half off during my visit at 7:30pm last Wednesday! Our food was fabulous, and the waiters were professional. Definitely recommend this to anyone! Also, there were multiple tables open.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My lasagna was burnt. Over cooked.
The other meals were ok.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing service! Great live music after we ate dinner.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fun place in fun Adam Morgans area. Chicken sandwich was delicious.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

it was a bit loud for conversation for a party of 7. I'd recommend larger tables be put in one section of a restaurant where the speakers are lower or turned off. i don't think it would impact the overall ambience, but it would help conversation for big parties.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was great find for 4 out of towners looking to mingle with the locals. We enjoyed our food, drinks, and the energy of the place. Our server was informative and on top of things. I would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Brunch menu didn't have many options but the few they had were great!! Seating and view was amazing. Our waitress was very attentive (party of 6) drinks stayed full!!! Would definitely return for brunch

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful experience. Chicken sausage was fantastic.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, People Watching, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food and service are good, but it is really lively on Saturday (and I assume Friday) nights, so be a little careful. I couldn't really hear my partner well, and the server barely at all. By the time we were leaving (around 9.30pm) tables were being removed so a band could set up. I'd advise anyone wanting a meal with a partner or small group to arrive early/go during the week.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My friends and I did not feel welcome. Unfortunately, the place is nice but we cannot say the same about the service provided to us.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Roofers Union is a nice neighborhood spot for a casual get-together with friends. From the three times that I have been here, I've found that the service leaves much to be desired. One time my friend's ID was lost behind the bar, and another time I was ignored completely at the bar until my fiance ordered a drink for me. Very frustrating.

Value of the food is okay. Great beer list.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Definitely for the younger crowd. We had a great meal with good service. Mussels were very good; cauliflower and zucchini dishes were also. Fun roof top atmosphere with view of area.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

On a repeat visit, my party was pleasantly surprised when server (Emily) approached my wife and asked if she were the lady dancing in a two-year-old video (on Emily's smartphone). Turns out, Emily had been so taken by this dancing grandmother that she had recorded her. And saved it. And remembered us when we came in again.
Go for the food, the atmosphere, the beverages, but - most of all - for servers like Emily.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The happy hour was very decently priced! I wish that the HH menu had been online though. Reservations aren't needed for happy hour, and there was only really one group table within the bar. We made it work (with a group of 4) by pulling out chairs in a corner, but I wouldn't recommend the bar area for groups in general.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great drinks. Great view

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

for sunday night reservations - maybe end them at 8 since the kitchen closes at 9!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Roofers is a perfect brunch place to take friends visiting from out of town. The second floor location with a full view of vibrant 18th street and the colorful old buildings of Adams Morgan is always a winner. Comfortable seating. Food is good and dependable - the home fries the most flavorful, good portions and reasonably priced. One of the few restaurants in this area we go back to frequently.

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great as usual but what happened to Hip Hop music on roof top? Missed it

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Really long wait for food, although the food was ultimately really good...

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Had a party of 11 they were very accommodating, would recommend making reservations early as it looks like they fill up pretty fast for brunch. The drinks and food were great. Great views of Adams Morgan. Staff was also friendly. Good spot to get together with friends. Not a quiet place but not too loud either.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Install some noise dampening panels! Went for dinner on a Friday night with a party of 5. I could barely hear the person sitting next to me. We had to yell to talk across the table. The restaurant space, decor, and view out the large windows were great, the food was very good, and the staff was friendly, but we couldn't wait to leave so we could actually interact. There is a bar in the same space as the restaurant, and the bar-goers were super loud and spilling into the dining space (even crowding around a table of diners). Most of the dining tables were empty for Friday dinner, and I can understand why.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great rooftop bar! Food was exceptional! I had the halibut and my husband had the lamb burger. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 17, 2017

The staff was awesome and drinks & appetizers were great, but we were very underwhelmed with the dinner menu. The food we had was not good- sorry- it was just plain awful. The sunflower pesto flatbread tasted like dirt. The hamburger was far from the medium-well that was ordered and the chipotle aioli was not good at all. The french onion dip was very good and that was the only plus.

Just very disappointed. We left expensively very out of pocket and hungry.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We came for family night, and we were not disappointed. Our kids enjoyed the experience as much as we did, and the food was great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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