Roofers Union

4.3
400 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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KD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FW
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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

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CP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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

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DV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

No air conditioning

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R
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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KB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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K
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food but super loud and busy

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PO
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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

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JL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun trivia night!

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and our server was very attentive!

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for lunch during a conference

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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J
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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H
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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AT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was very slow

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K
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Although the location was great, the food was delicious and unique, and the ambience was fun and crowded, the service was quite poor. Our waitress not only raised her voice in anger, but she ignored us and walked away from me mid sentence. To top it off, it was my birthday! Unfortunate.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

It sucks when you’ve ordered unlimited mimosas and get two over the course of two hours.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I had to hunt my server to get our drinks, beg for one refill and beg for the check. Horrible customer service! The food was good though.

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EB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food - Great atmosphere/ambiance - Friendly service but could improve a smidge - Great value to price ratio - OVERALL: B+/A- - it's a good place...go there!!

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ER
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for restaurant week and was not disappointed!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such great brunch here! The staff was awesome and the bottomless mimosas were so good!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyable brunch - food was great.

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JH
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve is not the best night to try a new restaurant but Roofers Union turned out to be the perfect choice for our group of close friends. The table was ready for us when we arrived. Wonderful large windows overlooking 18th Street and high ceilings create a very open spacious atmosphere. The decor is modern but with a reassuring dose of tradition. The menu is interesting and somewhat eclectic which suited our group perfectly as we were a mix of vegans, omnivores, and various dietary permutations. The home made sausages, duck pot pie, and scallops over risotto were particular hits. The spinach dip served with pretzel rounds was outstanding. The drinks menu is extensive with many signature cocktails, wines by the glass and by the bottle, many beers on tap and in bottle, the list goes on. Service was friendly, attentive, and easy. A great place for an informal New Year’s Eve or almost any occasion.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! The food was good at a reasonable DC price, but we came for the bottomless mimosas - and they delivered! I don't think my glass ever went dry during the 3 hours we were there. It was quiet enough to have good conversation, but the restaurant was still lively. We made a reservation but there were a few open tables when we arrived.

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M
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food is not terrible. I did not like the mac & cheese and I thought that the pork bites were just OK. I also had the peach cobbler, which I found slightly disappointing from our flavor perspective. My guest and I had sandwiches, which were good. The spicy chicken sandwich was excellent. Really excellent. Thus, I think that the food is fine, not amazing, but certainly worth a casual night out. The drinks were incredible, and I suspect that’s where their strengths lie. Dining room has lots of televisions playing sports.

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