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Top of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel, Washington, DC

Top of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel

3.4
3.4
426 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Top of the Gate rooftop will open for the season on April 18th!

The energetic and sophisticated rooftop bar and lounge at The Watergate Hotel has views of the Potomac River, the Key & Arlington bridges, and Georgetown. It is the perfect place for an after-work cocktail or the season’s most talked-about event.

Parties of 8 to 19 are subjected to a $100 minimum per person. This includes separate reservations that are together. By making your reservation(s) you agree to these terms. If we close for the day for any reason (such as weather), all reservations will automatically be cancelled, and an email will be sent to alert you.

There is a cancellation fee of $50 per person. See our cancellation policy for more. We can hold your table for 15 minutes before we release it & charge the no-show fee. Should you have questions you may call our reservations team at 844-617-1972 or email us at dining@thewatergatehotel.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Pizza Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (844) 617-1972
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Foggy Bottom
  • Cross street
    Virginia Ave NW & New Hampshire Ave NW
  • Parking details
    We offer Valet Parking at the hotels entrance for $20 per vehicle.
  • Public transit
    The nearest metro station is Foggy Bottom. Our main entrance is located between 2600 Virginia Ave NW and Watergate East.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 426 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 2.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Great for scenic views

  • District of Columbia

    Great for scenic views

426 Reviews
  1. DidiL

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I agree with the other review. Fairly underwhelming with lots of potential.

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  2. CharissaT

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Singular views of the Potomac, Theodore Roosevelt Island and DC. Excellent service. Food good but overpriced.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    1. During summer months, it should be an obvious thing to have shade umbrellas available on all tables (versus just 2 for the entire area). 2. The service is pathetic— one almost needs to request for it.And you get hit by a 25% service charge — SHOCKING 3. The quality of food & beverages is shockingly poor for a city like DC. And the prices are sky high — so value for money is a big fat zero. Avoid this bar — absolutely passable.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely disappointed in our experience. The roof was hot, with only a few umbrellas. We were a group of 7 and there was none for us. We were told on arrival there was a $100 minimum per person. Ridiculous as we expected to have short cocktails and then depart. The table was filthy and the wait staff slow. It took more than 20 minutes to clean a catsup mess. A canned beer was $14. Mandatory 20% gratuity. Horrible experience. I recommend the Kennedy center for the same view and Georgetown for drinks.

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  5. TimK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great view, but expensive particularly when they are serving drinks in plastic cups.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is outstanding but there are only a few high top tables, which would be fine if you could see though the railing when seated at a lower table, but for some reason they have frosted glass on rail. There are a lot of rooftop bars in DC so not sure the high prices are worth it but the views are great.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A great to enjoy a Happy Hour drink. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Top of the Gate and as soon as the sun hit me, I remembered why! A lot of the DC roof top bars now have an inside / outside component or options for shade. There aren’t anywhere, so it gets hot fast. Luckily we had a breeze, but in the dead of summer at 5pm, this wouldn’t be enjoyable for me. Investing in some fixed shade options would be money well spent because the service, view and drinks are otherwise outstanding!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice view but absolutely no shade and the sun was beaming down. They have umbrellas that were stacked in the corner. Why? Patrons would have appreciated them. Cocktails were not craft for such an exorbitant price.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    - Incredible views - Great service - Relaxing ambience

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible drinks Mediocre food Service ok... Loved the view Not cheap ...

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FAQs

Top of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel is rated 3.4 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Top of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Virginia Ave NW & New Hampshire Ave NW
  • Neighborhood
    Foggy Bottom
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Pizza Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer Valet Parking at the hotels entrance for $20 per vehicle.
  • Public transit
    The nearest metro station is Foggy Bottom. Our main entrance is located between 2600 Virginia Ave NW and Watergate East.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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