Decent brunch. Good food, try the appetizers, mimosas were weak (heavy OJ), strict 2 hour limit, overall good and plenty of space for larger parties.
We are here from out of town. It happened to be my birthday. This was close to where we were staying so I chose here. The server was very knowledgeable about the wine. He brought us a sample of what my husband was going to choose and one that he recommended. His was a very good choice. The food was outstanding.
We had to make a real conscious effort to get our money's worth for the bottomless mimosas. Had to flag someone down each time we wanted a refill. However our waiter was attentive when it came time to tell us our 2 hours of bottomless were almost over... Not cool. Food was good.
We were a bit disappointed at how loud the dining area was even early on a Sunday night - this seems typical of Adams Morgan restaurants however. And maybe we're just getting too old. The appetizer was alright, the cocktails were fairly good, and we both enjoyed our entrees (note: their online menu is not up to date).
My first experience here was fine. I liked it and though the service was a little iffy the first time our waiter tried.
during this second experience my group received some of the worst experience I've had in a long time. The waitress was not accommodating and rude. When she wasn't at the table she was scowling at us and others in the restaurant.
They seated us 20 minutes late for our reservation and didn’t keep the mimosas coming at a reasonable pace.
Food was good but it took over an hour for our food to come after ordering. Good views though!
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.
Great food, great service. Fun place!
Super Bowl viewing, it was decent, but service a little slower.
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.
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.
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.
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?!?
The burgers were the best I’ve had in a long time.
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!
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.
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!
Good food, great view onto Adams Morgan street. Friendly staff. No problems at all.
Cool space but food was horrible. Tasted like school cafeteria fare or worse. Only redeeming part was my drink
The food was outstanding. I had the salmon benedict and donut holes and would recommend both. Will definitely be back.
amazing service, delicious food, and great views of 18th street
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.
My lasagna was burnt. Over cooked.
The other meals were ok.
Amazing service! Great live music after we ate dinner.
Fun place in fun Adam Morgans area. Chicken sandwich was delicious.
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.
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.
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
Wonderful experience. Chicken sausage was fantastic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great drinks. Great view
for sunday night reservations - maybe end them at 8 since the kitchen closes at 9!!
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.
Great as usual but what happened to Hip Hop music on roof top? Missed it