The Admiral

4.7
63 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Admiral is Mission Group's newest bar and restaurant, the fourth venue that the company has opened since 2014. It features four bar areas and one of the city's largest patios, a sprawling, 2,000 square foot landscape looking out directly to historic Dupont Circle.

The Admiral offers happy hour daily.

As with all Mission Group venues, we seek to be your go-to spot for any and all types of events ranging from casual birthday parties to game watches to full scale corporate buy-outs. We treat each and every event with care and take pride in our lightning fast response time to inquiries



What 63 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was excited for this restaurant, but then waited 2 full hours between ordering our food (just 3 entrees) and receiving it.

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Russ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day brunch.would love for more food options to open up on the menu at least for special occasions like Mother’s Day/Labor Day/Memorial Day etc. The Admiral is a great location to go to for good Sunday vibes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Much better than expected! Good food, great service, and fun vibe!

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duaned
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is great and the service phenomenal every time my crew and I go there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was good for brunch, drinks were disappointing and I don’t think there was any alcohol in them, if so were incredibly watered. Being a huge light weight, 5 foot tall 100 lb human, after 4 orange crushes I felt absolutely nothing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Service was great. One person order the chicken sandwich and it was raw. The manager took care of it but still leaves it hard to be hungry after biting into raw chicken. The rest of the food was good. The ambiance could have been better had the music not been so vulgar.

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vipJustinS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour food, really tasty. Staff super attentive and kind! Great afternoon!

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OmArO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel is an amazing waitress. She did a great job servicing both of my tables on Sunday for Brunch

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MichaelD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Music was a bit loud. Having a discussion was difficult

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VanesseD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun vibe and plenty of outdoor patio space! Happy hour on the weekends is nice too!

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vipShannonS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for happy hour. Drinks were delicious and the service was great!

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nmartDC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

With so many amazing brunch options in DC, this is not one I would recommend. The food was just okay but for the price I would have expected more and definitely better service. They don't make an effort to make the ambiance appealing. They sat us at a rickety high top table under the blaring sun and it took forever to even get napkins or cutlery. Not a place I plan on revisiting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group really enjoyed hanging out on the patio - the food, drinks, and music were great. Huge shoutout to the staff for being so incredibly friendly, attentive, and accommodating. We will definitely be back!

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vipMike
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for outside brunch! Service was fantastic.

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AnthonyH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (French toast was to die for)! Nice place to spend Easter brunch

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vipKNinWDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT experience. Friendly staff, no issues with reserving the table and being seated on time. Good for large groups.

FOOD was AMAZING! You must try the French toast - which they make with apples and raisins and nuts (walnuts or pecans). It was TASTY.

Bottomless brunch options are worth it.

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vipJschwartz
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great restaurant good price so loud and not covid friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Didn’t have a table for me even after I called lettin them know I was late

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Trish
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly servers and manager checked in with my group and was super friendly! And the food was great!

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KendallW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice staff and yummy food! I definitely plan to come back to try other things on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really fun sports bar if you want to watch games, have good drinks (at reasonable prices, esp if you get a pitcher) and have bar munchies. Loud, especially later in the evening, so good for a rowdy night while abiding by covid regulations. We had a ton of fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was only alright... the outdoor area lo

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vipGrantB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We went as a dinner spot, but I’d say it’s note of mediocre bar food with weak drinks. The Paloma was bland, sandwiches were so so. Chicken bites with chipotle rub were the best thing we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great.. doesn’t look like a place with great food but don’t be fooled.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was annoyed that I had reserved a spot inside, since it was chilly out, and the restaurant moved us outside instead. The heaters aren’t warm enough, and there was a strong wind.

The menu is lackluster, in my opinion - overpriced plates for mediocre food. The music they played is like top 40 hits, and they had big screens with the game on. Definitely for a younger/20s crowd. Our waitress was super attentive, though, and kept checking in with us.

Overall, I wouldn’t return though. It just seemed like a regular commercial place that overcharges you.

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vipRich
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and great service, but unfortunately, the coffeemaker was out of service for Sunday brunch (management should have checked this prior to opening). It was also a little chilly and breezy when we went at 11 am. There are no heaters so make sure you bring a coat or sweater for layering.

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vipAndrewT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great happy hour! Good food, nice upbeat vibe, good seating situation.

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vipLM012
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was solid insofar as brunch fare goes. The service with the drinks was slow (their bottomless brunch deal is a 90 minute window), and my group had only gotten one drink in the first 30 minutes since being seated. The reason my group chose The Admiral because their outdoor seating is really spaced out and that was a priority for my group. That being said, we were the only table on the patio without a heat lamp which would've made the experience all around much better.

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vipkieras
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the music as well as the outdoor space. Perfect for a socially distanced brunch.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was great! Happy hour menu is small but good.

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JCCH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience

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TaylorP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Admiral has a great bottomless brunch! The service was great and the food was amazing as well. Highly recommend the Dupont BBQ Burger! Everyone was so kind and we did not feel rushed during our time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Outdoor seating was not comfortable /heaters barely work but incredible staff and food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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DelvinL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time at this location and both times have been great!

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vipShania
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcus the manager is awesome and the service is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere! Food was delicious!!

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DNA2012
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was excellent. Enjoyed the lively vibe. Will definitely go back.

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vipMB75
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Management kept bringing rounds of shots (and a round of drinks) that we did not order and then they all showed up on the bill. While we are happy to pay for whatever we order, we were very surprised to see items we did not order on our bill.

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BridgetT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Admiral is awesome. Always so accommodating plus the food and staff are fantastic!! Highly recommend.

FAQs

The Admiral is rated 4.7 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.