The Pembroke is Washington DC’s newest dining sensation. The venue was rated 2.5 out 4 in March 2019 by the Washington Post and was quoted “The Pembroke makes Dupont Circle a destination again”.
Designed by world-renowned Martin Brudnizki, The Pembroke is complemented by a seasonal outdoor terrace and features an edifying blend of cream-paneled walls adorned with playful artwork, plush velvet plush banquettes in a mix of blue and coral tones and beautiful marble tabletops.
At its center is the beautifully-appointed marble bar, a classic cocktail bar reminiscent of the 1950s, serving a range of spirits and the finest wines.
The Contemporary American Cuisine menu is prepared with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. The venue is open for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner.
Best duck in the city. Excellent food and service.
Food was great and the wait staff was very engaging and prompt...
Pembroke was a wonderful discovery for our party - all of whom eat out in the District frequently. It reminded everyone of a small European restaurant, with dozens of thoughtful details and a very personalized approach. The leather banquettes, the artful and flattering lighting everywhere, and a gorgeous brass and marble bar as the heartbeat of the place, along with the bartender's and the wait staff's smart uniforms, create the feeling of a movie set in the 40's. We celebrated Thanksgiving there and every dish from the prix fixe menu was perfect - pumpkin soup with chili oil, oysters in champagne cream, a pan fried steelhead trout that was heaven, steak frites presented beautifully and a big hit, and a traditional turkey dinner that was the best ever. The tarte tatin rivaled the best of them in France. Our waiter was exceptionally adept, generous with wine guidance and had a great sense of humor. Pembroke is a gem.
Good morning, Mimi. Thank you for your recent review of The Pembroke. I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us for Thanksgiving, and that our aesthetic, service, and cuisine exceeded your expectations. We strive to give the best experiences to our guests, and I am so happy to hear that your visit was lovely. We hope to see you and your guests again soon! Best, Taylor Bradley
Great location, bright and stylish. Perfect for brunch or afternoon tea.
Good morning, Thank you for your 5-star review of The Pembroke! We hope to see you again soon so you can try our dinner menu as well! Best, Taylor Bradley
Many outstanding choices on the menu. Nice surroundings, bar has good variety. Service was exceptional. Really enjoyed our meal and would eat here again when we are back in town.
Hi Joe, Thank you so much for your kind review of The Pembroke! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope to see you soon! Best, Taylor Bradley
We appreciate you being open late for post theater dining
Aesthetically stunning restaurant part of the Doyle Collection DuPont Hotel. Food, Service and ambiance by far superior to any other restaurant in the area!
Good afternoon, Thank you for your review of The Pembroke! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant, and that both the service and ambiance exceeded your expectations. We would love to see you again soon. Best wishes, Taylor Bradley
This was my first visit to the newly-renovated space that is now the Pembroke. The decor is tastefully mid-century modern, the layout offers different seating options, and the overall ambiance is warm and elegant. Our meal was very good--salads are fresh and inventive, and my pappardelle with mushrooms and truffles was delicious if a bit underseasoned. The half portion was more than enough for a satisfying dinner. The best part of our experience was our server, Matthew--what a gem! Perfectly attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and wine, excellent conversationalist, just formal enough and yet charming and friendly. I will be returning to The Pembroke.
Good evening, Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Pembroke! I am so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope to see you again soon for another great meal with Matthew! Best wishes, Taylor Bradley
It is a lovely restaurant, and the service was warm and pleasant. The food, however, was skimpy for the price. When has Eggs Benedict ever been served other than on an English muffin??? -- Never before in my extensive experience. Also, it arrived with set yolks rather than soft yolks, as I had specifically requested. I'm afraid I would not recommend The Pembroke to a friend, as the value was insufficient.
Love it! The service was remarkable and the food was delicious.
Hi Paulina, Thank you for your recent review of The Pembroke! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and that we were able to exceed your expectations! Many thanks, Taylor Bradley
Amazing meal!!! Beautiful spot that has been re-envisioned, amazing reason to go back to Dupont for a trendy night out!
The service was excellent! I’ll try something different on the menu next time!
Excellent experience. The service was excellent and attentive. We were two adults and a 2 year-old and were accommodated with a high chair, crayons and paper for her to paint. The food was delicious (octopus, burratta, steak frites, apple tarte tatin, oh and the bread!). I’ve already recommended it to friend and colleagues. The ambience and decoration are nice and the glass wall overlooks the street at Dupont circle, so that’s nice too. Host and waiters and everyone were very nice.
Good afternoon, Thank you for your recent review of The Pembroke. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We would love to welcome you back soon! Best, Taylor
Slow service, drinks took 25 minutes!
Outstanding menu and wine list. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. Very nice patio when the weather is helpful.
Dear Nabile, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us at The Pembroke! We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon, and also invite you to check out our bar, Doyle, for some custom cocktails. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Taylor Bradley
Service was slow.
Good morning, Thank you for your recent review of The Pembroke. We regret to hear that the service you experienced was slower than anticipated. Your comments are important to us and will be shared with our management and culinary team. We appreciate the time you took to share your experience. We hope that you'll return to experience our new Fall brunch menu, filled with warm & delicious seasonal offerings. Many thanks, Taylor Bradley
Great ambiance and food but our service was horrible, and I'm never one to complain about service unless its REALLY bad. Our server either never put our food in or the kitchen lost the ticket, he only realized after the food didn't come out for nearly an hour. Then we had to re-order with him and he didn't comp the food or drinks at all for the mistake. My mom ordered coffee which never came, the list goes on. I love this spot but was really disappointed in the service I received recently.
Thank you for your review of The Pembroke. We take pride in providing the best experience for all of our guests, and based on your account it is clear we failed to do that during your most recent trip. Your review has been shared with our team, and we will continue to educate and remind them that we are in the business of hospitality and service. Thank you again for your review, allowing us to make certain your next visit lives up to the standard that we expect and are certainly capable of.
It took 20 minutes for a waiter to attend to us after we were sat down so that was less than ideal but the food was great when we finally ate!
Good afternoon, Sarah. Thank you for your recent review of The Pembroke. We regret to hear that the service you experienced was slower than anticipated, but are thrilled that your meal was delicious! Your comments regarding service have been passed along to our management team, who are working hard to ensure that all dining experiences exceed guest expectations We hope to welcome you back to The Pembroke soon, and invite you to join us at Doyle for some delicious cocktails! Best, Taylor
Delicious food. Very knowledgeable, helpful, and personable wait. We liked that the manager comes around to check to see if everything is OK. Tables are spaced far enough apart so that conversation is possible.
Good evening, Tony. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Pembroke. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We would love to invite you to join us again for dinner soon! Thank you, Taylor
Service was great, place beautiful. Food was good but could have been a bit warmer. The eggs and pancakes were both on the cold side
Dear Kate, Thank you for your recent review of The Pembroke, and thank you for joining us for breakfast. We appreciate and welcome our guests' feedback. We have passed your notes onto our culinary team, who will use this information to continue to work to provide dishes that meet and exceed our guests' expectations. Thank you again for your review, and we hope to see you and your guests again soon! -Taylor
Finally a good restaurant in DuPont Circle! We were anticipating a good meal and experience and we were not disappointed. The service was top notch and the food very good. The only slight compliant would be the size of the two top dining tables — little bistro tables are not conducive to comfortable dining.
We had a perfect evening! The food was delicious, the service perfect. Joe our waiter made it an even more enjoyable night! Thank you for an memorable evening!
Good evening, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us at The Pembroke. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon, and also invite you to check out our bar, Doyle, for some delicious, specialty cocktails! We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Taylor Bradley
Very nice meal and service...the octopus appetizer was the highlight of the evening...only two downsides, we were charged $32 for a pasta dish that was listed on menu for $20 and our little leftovers were never brought back. Such a shame, this could have been a 5* experience.
Great eggs Benedict!
The decor was beautiful and elegant, the service was wonderful and the food was excellent. I had the pancakes and they were some of the best I've had in DC. I am a tough pancake critic and these ones passed the test. I would highly recommend this place to all my friends and I am looking forward to going there again myself. The prices are a bit high for the food, but I think it's worth it. The mimosas are made with Moet so they're $20 each, so instead of a mimosa I'd go with a more reasonably priced bloody mary.
Dear Mari, Thank you for your kind review of The Pembroke! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch with us. We'd love to welcome you back for some more pancakes, or dinner with us, soon! Best wishes, Taylor Bradley
Beautiful space service and food
Wonderful ambiance but it can be very noisy. We requested a quiet table and they were most accommodating. We went during the week -- have been on weekend, very energetic! Great drinks, food, guidance from the staff. Will return, will recommend.
Dear Rosie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us at The Pembroke. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon, and also invite you to check out our bar, Doyle, for some delicious craft cocktails! We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Taylor Bradley
Great server. Problem in kitchen but he more than made up for it in attentiveness and service
The restaurant is beautiful and everyone was very welcoming and attentive. Matthew was wonderful, from guiding us through the menu to making us feel like very special and cared for. Drinks and food were delicious and modified to our special dietary restrictions (gluten free and lactose free). A fantastic evening!
Hi! What a wonderful review, thank you so much for the kind words! Matthew is great, and so glad his warmth was felt throughout your time here. Please let me know when you'll be in again, we'd love to say thank you in person. Warm Regards, Matt Rafferty
I took a friend there for a belated birthday celebration. She loved it. We were served a complimentary glass of champagne in addition to the cocktails we ordered. We shared pumpkin soup and a prawn cocktail. She had steak frites and I had the lamb tagine, and we both took doggy bags home. Matthew, our waiter, was outstanding. And the hostess or manager came by to ask if everything was to our liking. This is the second time I’ve been there, and the first was equally good. And we could hear ourselves talk!
Hi! Wanted to say, thank you SO much for this warm, wonderful review. Glad you were in good hands with Matt and your friend loved everything. This means a lot - please let me know when you'll be in again, we'd love to say thank you in person. Warm Regards, Matt Rafferty
Pembroke in the Dupont Hotel offers creative wonderful food in a lovely setting with views of Dupont Circle from stylish terrace. The restaurants high ceilings and dramatic atrium brings the outdoors inside.
A wonderful diverse menu with fresh Dover sole, Oysters and fresh salads, sides and daily soups will make you want to keep coming back. The recently hired new chef is a real find and the servers and skilled management are professional and anticipate your every need. The full bar is also a big attraction as well with impressive wine list. Dupont is fortunate to have another go to restaurant centrally located right off the circle.
The staff was friendly but professional. Service was excellent.
We had two delightful meals at the Pembroke during our stay. The breakfast was outstanding. The omelette and eggs Benedict were delicious and our server was gracious. The decor is well done.
The food was tremendous and plentiful. The service was outstanding polite and attentive.
It was a spectacular dining experience for my wife and me. Delicious food, impeccable service and an ambiance which would be very hard to beat!
Service makes the meal here. Outstanding. Food is very good too with a good selection on the menu. Matthew, our server and the staff at the desk: A plus.
The restaurant is absolutely and a wonderful place for a business lunch or breakfast. It’s in a hotel so reservations are recommended as it can get busy with hotel guests. The patio is nice when the weather cooperates. The service can be slow - the staff is always polite and courteous but will bring you a fork with your oatmeal or you have to ask for your check more than once and so on. It’s not terribly service but if you’re coming here for a power hour, try the bar.
Too pricey, but very nice atmosphere and food definitely good
The service, food and ambience were great! Staff were very friendly. Will definitely be back.