Skydome Restaurant

4.1
505 reviews
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Contemporary American
See Washington DC from Skydome Restaurant, a great restaurant with a view of stunning sites at every turn. Make memories 15 stories up as you spot monuments, dine from an award-winning eclectic and seasonal menu and sip delicious cocktails at the DC area's only revolving rooftop restaurant.

Our restaurant has regularly received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award , ranking consistently in the top 100 restaurants in Arlington, VA.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

The dome itself was not working which I believe is something someone who makes a reservation should be made aware of being as though that is one of the major selling points!So the birthday boy could not enjoy the view because the dome did not turn

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

It was a great experience but I thought it’s a revolving restaurant which was not. But overall it was nice.

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AC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I was staying at the hotel and thought it would be great for dinner, but the service was poor and the restaurant stopped rotating 10 minutes in. Our server barely acknowledged us, everything was over priced for what it was. I’m not one to complain because I myself work in the restaurant industry but I had a pretty poor experience.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous for a see all the sights no matter the weather

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had reserved a table for my soulmate and I’s 10th Anniversary and we had a wonderful evening dining at Skydome Restaurant. Our entrees and deserts were amazing. And the view was breathtaking and we enjoyed our very special dinner and were so appreciative for having our server take pictures of us so we can have these memories last a lifetime.
We loved it so much we decided to stay the night at the Double Tree by Hilton. ♥️.
Thank you for a wonderful evening Skydome Restaurant 😊.

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

We were pleasantly surprised at the quick, attentive service, and the food was very good overall. In many "touristy" type places (such as this, to see the DC skyline) oftentimes you find the food to be average at best, and overpriced, but this was a really good meal. So, we saw the sights (very nice, nighttime views of the monuments, the Capital, etc) AND enjoyed our meal.

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great Views, this I would say was really the only nice thing about this place! Food was very overpriced for what was offered and served. $5 for 4 rolls! Service was good but Manager stood over the restaurant staring everyone down it was very distracting.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

My wife and I were here for our anniversary. We love the view from looking down to the city at night. However, the food was mediocre. There was nothing special. Our server was really nice. I would recommend this place only for a special occasion or a quick visit at the bar.

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RC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and the service was impeccable— I thought the value was not really there, but some big eaters might have eaten $165 worth of food. I had a salad and some fruit along with the filet, and a glass of water. Since cocktails were not included, I also paid another $25 for two drinks- overall, the ambience was terrific and romantic, but I’m not sure we got the best value for our $400 dinner

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FD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food great customer service amazing view of the city

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

This was an Absolutely wonderful experience and great time me and my girlfriend had at the Skydome.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the Revolving Restaurant 2 nights back to back! Our food was delicious - the menu choices from beverage to main meal to dessert, exceeded our expectations. The attention by our server was prompt and professional. Thank you for 2 memorable evenings.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

In town for a week with my daughter. Views were spectacular. .

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EH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the experience. The weather was excellent for a wonderful nighttime view of the surrounding area, especially Washington, DC. The restaurant revolves very slowly (another patron told us that the rotation time was 47 minutes), so we had plenty of time to enjoy the view and the food!! The decor was excellent, tables not crowded, prompt and attentive service. Thank you Skydome!!

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WC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived early but were seated right away. Waiter had no knowledge of wine menu and quickly disappeared. Though disabled needed to ask bartender size of “pour”. Soup came. It was cold. No server in sight. Had to get up to find a server to help. Long wait! Adjoining table voulenteered they were having issues. Table behind joined in. Warmer but not hot soup arrived after long wait. Long wait for short rib special. While waiting went to rest room. Auto flusher not working. Hunted a manager to report, as there were no servers in sight. Short rib special arrived cold. No servers in sight. Had to rise third time for assistance long wait came with lukewarm meal. Surrounding tables were ready to mutiny. Majority of time there were no servers in entire restaurant continuing to rise with cane for issues is not acceptable restaurant revolves but over half is obstructed viewwhere were the servers? This is only a guess but suspect food prep is not on same floor as restaurant. Would explain cold food and no servers and no possible cure. I’m angry at clerk of Embassy Suites for switching me from Ruth’s Chris’s. If food prep is on different floor there is no hope for this venue. Don’t go!!!

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I read reviews, but I typically don’t mind trying a restaurant out of its something that I really want to try. Skydome is a restaurant with great ambience, friendly staff, and better than just standard cuisine. My son and I went there for NYE. The rotating floor gave us the opportunity to see the city at different, beautiful angles. The wine list is pretty good too if you want something out of the ordinary. The food was ok, but just because it was served boarderline cold. But I did get the NYE dinner special, so I’m sure they had plates prepped. Still very flavorful. I’d recommend Skydome as a great date night, anniversary, or special occasions. Although I heard not-so-great things and mediocre reviews, I’m glad we went. We truly enjoyed it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I spent a lot of money for food that was cold, undercooked, and terrible. And then the service was abysmal. ABYSMAL! Our order was wrong and by time anyone stopped by to check we were done. Then it took 40 minutes to get the check. I will never return nor will I ever EVER recommend this restaurant to anymore.

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Food was cold, ordered an old fashioned and it was mixed with sprite. Told the waiter and he argued that was how old fashions are made. View however was gorgeous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Ambiance and excellent service combined to make a great meal and excellent value.

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DS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Two hour parking validation not long enough. Need to lengthen the validation

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GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great resturant, better than I expected, view was breath takimg

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L
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Place Was Very Nice And Clean. The Food Was Amazing. The View Was Amazing As Well. This is A Perfect Place To Take A Date Or Significant Other.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waitress was not very attentive

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PH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was ok, you pay (too much) for the view. You go there for the view which is very nice by the way

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RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Great view and ambiance! Food was bland and overpriced while service was lackluster. Will be back but only for the view.

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special occasion restaurant. Expensive but good food and great food.

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C
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fact that I drive from Baltimore MD during rush hour traffic for a weekday evening meal says a lot about this restaurant. It's perfect for dates, family dinners or any other function

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I would like to recommend holidays decoration during this time of the year.

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got the recommendation from a co-worker and I'm glad I checked it out. My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner and it was well worth it. Except for the fact that the restaurant rotates by apartments, it was a great experience. You can clearly see the Pentagon, Capital Building and Washington Monument from there. It was a little expensive, but I guess you're paying for the total experience, so I can't complain to much. The apps were great. Food was great. Drinks were great and dessert was just as great.

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome view. My girlfriend and l loved it!! Very romantic. Service was great.

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TM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

View was great, but everything else was very average at best. Server was very nice. Food just OK.

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TM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and we love the atmosphere. The staff was friendly.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was tasty, but delayed, and some ingredients were substituted without our knowledge. A bit pricey considering the ambiance. Lots of families/kids/birthday parties. A bit noisy. Good view. The floor rotates...

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A
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the restaurant! The food was amazing. Opentable reservation process was easy and the waiter was about to seat us near a window. I will be returning.

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PL
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mesmerising views. Very relaxing. Great fun looking for dogs in the adjacent apartment blocks.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is overpriced, the view is nice, but it is expensive and not what we expected for that amount of money...Plus parking? The reservation said the parking will be validated, so they have validated $8 and we had to pay extra $24, considering the location...it is not even the downtown.

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LM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was nonexistent. We were told that a window seat was not available but we were there for over an hour with window seats going unused.

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LR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food (much better than I expected); price seemed a bit high, but I imagine part of the price you're paying is for the view, which was amazing!

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

View was great but food wasn't worth the price. Food didn't taste like it was seasoned. Waiter didn't talk to customers much.

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food but service was slow. Waiter was not very attentative

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