Roofers Union

4.5
379 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 379 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was very slow

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!!

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

I went for restaurant week and was not disappointed!

Report
Helpful
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!

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

Really enjoyable brunch - food was great.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
M
Chicago
22 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.

Report
Helpful
CG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Deviled eggs we interesting. The egg whites were frozen and hard. My burger ordered medium was basically still mooing. Wouldn’t hurry back.

Report
Helpful
TC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was creative, atmosphere wonderful and the staff, including management, was incredibly, but not overly, attentive.

Report
Helpful
KG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Went for brunch with some girlfriends and the food was great. The service was slow and the food was slightly cold by the time we got it. Couldn't tell if the server just wasn't doing things fast enough or if they were short-staffed, but overall it didn't dampen our mood much. Food was great!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the setting on the second floor, with the large and bright room with tall windows. Went there for brunch, and it was perfect although a bit noisy towards the end as the room got really full, with lots of large tables.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very solid food. Nice vibe. Service was friendly and helpful.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great mimosas!

Report
Helpful
DM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, Unique food options but not really a good selection if you're a vegetarian. Service was great. The hostess honored my request for a window table that I made when I made my online reservation and our waitress was equally amazing. Loved the option of being able to taste the beer prior to purchasing it. This allows you to experiment a little.

Report
Helpful
PL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out in Adams Morgan with family and friends!! The Brussel sprouts and chips and French onion dip are to die for!!

Report
Helpful
P
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our anniversary. We mentioned on Open Table that we had gotten married there. Every single person, from the water pourer to the manager, said happy anniversary. They made our dinner almost as special as our original wedding. The guests from four years ago still talk about how perfect the wedding was. (Tip: the steak and brussels sprouts are amazing!)

Report
Helpful
AW
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Chips and dip were amazing. Fun neighborhood with a unique view.

Report
Helpful
t
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great exploring the beer selection, food was varied and good, service excellent. We loved the windows overlooking Adams Morgan traffic.

Great place!

Report
Helpful
JL
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reallly. Really. Great. Everything was awesome.

Report
Helpful
CD
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I do not recommend this restaurant. The service was horrible. My steak was over done and it took over 15 minutes for the waiter to come back and check on our food. He stood over talking to another waiter instead of doing his job. They brought me another steak and it tasted horrible and was almost raw. They didn't take off any for the steak even though I had to wait so long to get another steak. Our bill was over 80.00. Spend your money some place else. There are too many other great restaurants to pick from.

Report
Helpful
SA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall ambiance of Roofers Union was what made the experience really incredible. The view of Adams Morgan from the wide windows was really something (even when the day wasn't particularly pretty). The beer list is expansive so it was easy to find something and they let you sample the beers as well so it is easy to get a beer that you actually like.

Report
Helpful
T
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for brunch and bottomless mimosas and was not disappointed. The "Hot Mess' on the menu was the perfect hangover meal. Would recommend.

Report
Helpful
AT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Jessie’s quiz night made the evening. Good atmosphere with a distinct locals nature to the bar. Tricky questions though.

Report
Helpful
JH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Hostess really didn’t acknowledge us and seated other tables that came in after us and the manager/supervisor seated us. Took 25 min. From being seated to ordering as the server was training someone and had too many tables. Food was average, with plates presented incomplete (no butter or syrup for waffle, dry toast, etc.)

Report
Helpful
LS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for brunch and it was lovely. My poached egg and smoked salmon over potato gratin was delicious and his chicken and waffle was enormous! Ask for the honey siracha sauce on the side, you won’t regret it!

Report
Helpful
k
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Overpriced and very limited menu. No choices. Overpriced wine. Poor service. Left a tip even though it wasn’t warranted.

Report
Helpful
PK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I booked Roofer's Union for a party of 14 - our office group was in town for a conference and needed a place that could accommodate a variety of tastes. Roofer's Union was a delightful choice with attentive and timely service, a great table near the windows looking over Adams Morgan and the downpour of rain, a good variety of food and beverage choices and overall a very pleasant evening.

Our group enjoyed the restaurant very much and I would definitely recommend this as a great work/office venue.

Thanks to your staff for making it all happen!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
10

Tweets by Roofers Union