The Pembroke

4.7
1050 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Situated in the bustling heart of Dupont Circle is The Pembroke, a sophisticated dining destination. Featuring contemporary American fare with global influences, The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema described the experience as “cut from a different cloth,” and awarded the restaurant 2.5 stars. The Pembroke’s stunning design by Martin Brudnizki features plush velvet coral-toned banquettes around glossy marble tables, cream-paneled walls with playful artwork, and boasts panoramic views of the neighborhood, while a seasonal terrace offers al fresco dining from spring to fall. The marble-topped bar is a bright and airy nod to cocktail bars of the 1950s and features classic drinks with a twist and a selection of fine wines. Reserve your table today to see how “The Pembroke makes Dupont Circle a destination again.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1050 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and fine detailing wherever you look. The food was amazing.

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mrf205
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a jewel! Great service in a pristine environment. Such a pretty and warm restaurant. The food is off-the-chart delicious. Go Here!

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vipDianaG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had notes on the original reservation that we were celebrating a special birthday and they were wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and nice atmosphere. Bloody Marys were very slow to arrive.

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VivekS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience especially for lunch on a hot day. Excellent attentive service.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! The food was great and the presentation was perfect. I loved their attention to details. We will definitely will be back for brunch again.

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EmmaS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, decor and service! 10/10 will be going back!

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YvonnickR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Exceptional staff , remarkable service, great food!!

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Andrea
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in DC. I travel to DC often and can't help but always compare each experience to The Pembroke - that is always better than the rest.
I believe that they are only doing brunch right now. WORTH the visit and amazing dining experience.

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vipLaniquaT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The experience was a 5 STAR and the food was wonderful. We will be dining here again.

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vipDarlynC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! I plan on returning in the future!

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vipEricB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I've been a few times. This time the service was very slow in the beginning, it took about 30 minutes to receive our first round of beverages. However, the service picked up after that. We will be back!

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vipval20003
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I definitely will be going back.

The Pembroke
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us!

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jakmd
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was impeccable. Michel served us and was great! I had the Eggs Chesapeake and was delighted. My wife loved the corn beef hash. And the lattes were fabulous! Thank you!!

The Pembroke
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! The team really appreciates your positive feedback!

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vipKEArion
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant inside of the Dupont Circle Hotel. The ambiance is very nice (lots of natural light, gorgeous fixtures/decor), and the staff are friendly and attentive. The food and drinks are yummy, albeit a little overpriced. A good brunch place!

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vipBuriesN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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vipDonWolfi
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down our absolute fave for breakfast on Sunday after farmers market … and anyway! And staff is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Our server Kierra and was wonderful. Loved the brunch cocktails so much we went back again the next day for another round. Best Bloody Mary and super sweet bartender. Loved the place

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NotaBene
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter deserves a special commendation for the excellent care he took of our order, especially since we wanted a leisurely chance for conversation and the opportunity to order sequentially. Perfectly timed, perfectly handled!

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vipShelliG
Washington DC
183 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience was my first visit. My friend recommended The Pembroke and I love the restaurant and hotel. From the moment I stepped inside the hotel I knew it was going to be a great brunch. Delicious food, excellent service and great atmosphere. Looking forward to my next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambience were great, but service was greatly lacking.

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vipMilano
Washington DC
324 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice experience, some challenges with meal timing and food, but we will be back to try it out again !

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ladybug
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nearly perfect. We had to ask for croissants specifically, and there wasn't any pure chcolate mousse on the menu. These are things I expect from a French restaurant. Otherwise, this place is great - wonderful decor, excellent service, and fabulous food!

The Pembroke
Responded on July 2, 2021

Thank you for visiting us! We hope you will come and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the eggs Benedict that I ordered. Sadly, though, the potato cake used wasn't able to soak up as much of the egg as an English muffin normally does. Thanks for the great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The tables were crowded and too close to adjacent diners. The food was terrible and the price was extremely high.

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TonyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The overall experience was good and our waiter, Juan was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the nicest waitress and the food was fantastic. My friend and I couldn’t decide what we wanted so we asked them to split the eggs Benedict and the special which was perfect! Decor is lovely too!!

DC
DeborahC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to sit at a bar again. The manager is so charming. The tuna tostadas are to die for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The patio had a trash smell. There are trash cans across the street. The smell was very pungent at first but we were situated and didn’t want to move. We strongly considered it but we had two young kids in tow.

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YvonnickR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time since covid19.. great service and the waiter was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our very first restaurant experience post CoVid! We were so happy to see so many of the same staff people. Such an elegant, unpretentious room. Delicious food! A dream!

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LoriA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience, all around. Our server, Matthew, was friendly, attentive, and on top of things. Decor is swanky but not snobby. Loved it!!

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DanielM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back since the pandemic closure and it was great to be back. I highly recommend the Pembroke and look forward to them reopening for dinner. Since they had so recently reopened, I expected a few glitches at Sunday's brunch. There were NONE. Our server Matthew was his usual exceptional self, not only with returnees like us but also with several new guests. (The Manager, Chris, stopped by several times to welcome us back and to make sure we were pleased with both our entrees and the service. We were.)

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MariaGaskns
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing decor ❤️ The ambiance was beautiful!!! Matthew the waiter was amazing and the Host is the best to ever do it!!! I will be back again and again!!! Very attentive staff with great positive energy ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Consider more global

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We went to brunch for a friend’s birthday. It was day 2 of them opening again and it was clear that everyone was getting use to everything again. The food took forever to come out. When it did, it was good but not worth the amount of money. I ordered a Caesar salad with shrimp and that was $36. The menu was cut down as well. Very limited selection. There’s NO FRENCH TOAST. I wouldn’t recommend this place for just a brunch, only if you realllllyyyyy want to be fancy

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vipZipZipZippy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, lovely (sunny) setting. I was so happy to see some brunch options that were a little unique but not over-the-top unusual.

Service was fantastic. Waiter didn't rush us, didn't seem to have any issues letting us enjoy our meal and conversation.

I didn't really have issues with the price points on the menu, but drinks were on the pricey side, so a good spot for one drink with your meal, perhaps not more.

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EmilyC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning serene space, with thoughtful decor touches and an upscale yet Comfortable vibe. I have to eat gluten free and they accommodated admirably, and knew their stuff so i felt safe ordering an amazing roast chicken dish and octopus appetizer.

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vipLoyalcustomer
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious lunch in a nice setting.

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JSingh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This is a beautiful restaurant no doubt. The service is great etc. but the food is average to below average. For an expensive restaurant - you have better options in DC to choose from. I’d go here for drinks and apps but skip the meal.

FAQs

The Pembroke is rated 4.7 stars by 1050 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.