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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

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (13)
Casual (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Great for Brunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fun (8)
Great Beer (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Scenic View (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Authentic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·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 15, 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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·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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·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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·Dined on August 27, 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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 (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 20, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

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

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vip
 (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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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

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·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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 (Raleigh)·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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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Perfect brunch spot! The Hot Mess was absolutely delicious, and exactly what we needed after a Saturday night out! Will definitely be coming back in the future!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on June 24, 2017

Went here for brunch on a Saturday morning, and the experience was better than I anticipated. The food was DELICIOUS (I recommend the chicken & waffles), the decor was beautiful, and the view from the floor to ceiling windows added a beautiful touch to a great brunch. Plus, ther were bottomless mimosas! I definitely recommend breakfast/ brunch at Roofers Union.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The tables were uneven causing our drinks to slide off the table.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was good but the fact that the A/C was broken and the staff was less than enthusiastic about making the situation any better made this a terrible experience. So many great options out there to deal with this type of service. Will not be going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It is very unfortunate but the AC was not working. There should have been a sign on the door. It was miserable in there. Went for ladies brunch and we got the $15 unlimited mimosas but could not even make it justifiable because of the heat. We had to leave. They did not discount anything. They should not have been open at all. I feel very sorry for the employees.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Excellent food, perfect preparation and seasoning, vegetables are not over cooked, things are flavorful without being to salty, etc. Service is excellent, they're even good with kids!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

So it's not the worst place, and i'd still eat there in a pinch but after our second time eating here I was pretty disappointed again. Restaurant was really uncomfortably warm and service felt perfunctory: water glasses were filled carelessly and we were rushed into ordering entrees quickly even though we'd been early and there were plenty of empty tables around us. Food was just okay - steak and moules both good. Pasta dish small and very salty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Amazing service- however it was too hot inside!

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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Came here because of reviews & were not disappointed. Lively, fun atmosphere with high-quality, inventive menu. Had a bit of a "miss" with a new entree, but problem was corrected quickly & gracefully. We'll be back again...and bringing friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great location and great service but over priced for what it is. Drinks too expensive and food overpriced. I would go again but moderate on the drinks.

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

Food was not very good. Service was brusque. Very disappointing for a birthday outing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Great food but my waiter took a while to come back and check. 15-20 minutes on average.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Nice view, fun rooftop

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Roofers Union was wonderful, as per usual. The menu is small, which mostly means that everything on it is amazing. Their brunch menu is definitely catered toward a savory palette, so no waffles or french toast. There are not a lot of vegetarian options, either, but the people in our party were able to find things they really liked. I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Went to Roofers Union on a sunny Saturday in April - the roof was PACKED (clearly the cool spot to be for brunch) so we skipped the roof and checked in for a 7:45 dinner reservation a little early. The hostess had no trouble seating us early which was nice.

The cocktail list wasn't that impressive, but my boyfriend and I both ordered off-the-menu drinks and the bartender made them to our standards. We got the special (buratta) for dinner and it was excellent - totally worth the $10 price tag. Our meal came out quickly and everything was cooked well. I got a salad and added grilled chicken, my boyfriend ordered steak frites, and we got brussel sprouts to split. My salad was great, as were the brussel sprouts. Steak wasn't the best but this isn't a steak place, so we should have expected that.

The waitress was prompt, made recommendations, and got us our check promptly. We overall thought this was a good little spot for dinner, and we'd recommend it for anyone looking for a moderately priced date night or group dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Service was slow. It seemed that the waitress was overworked with too many tables.
The food was ordinary, not what one would expect given the publicity associated with the restaurant.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Overall, this was a very disappointing dining experience. The Brussel sprouts were so greasy that they made my boyfriend sick. We waited 10 mins. for a server and had to go ask the host to find her. Thankfully the manager politely apologized and offered to comp a cauliflower appetizer. Unfortunately, the shishito peppers in this dish were overcooked, and the flavor fell flat. I think they have some good ideas here but are failing on execution. It was clear that the manager really cared, but the rest of the staff was not on board.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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