Top of the Yard

3.9
48 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located above the Hampton Inn Washington DC- Navy Yard, Top of the Yard Bar & Bites is a rooftop destination with monumental views of downtown Washington D.C. including exclusive views directly into Nationals Park, as well as views of the Capitol Riverfront, multiple monuments and more. There is nothing like the Top of the Yard anywhere in Washington DC.

Top of the Yard is open seasonally with special hours for baseball home games and specials events at Nationals Park.

Effective June 10, 2021 reservations are not required for Top of the Yard.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 48 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.3
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
54% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KennyB
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Had an open table reservation and when I got there the bartender said they don’t use open table anymore and didn’t try to accommodate us. Made for a difficult evening had to sit in a hot back corner. So don’t make a resy here and expect to get a table

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amosgrqphy
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful scenery. Chilled music and great service. Food was over represented on the website.

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Haggis
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Menu is extremely limited. Order the chicken dip, zero to no chicken was in it and they managed somehow to burn the nacho chips. Sliders were average at best.

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Alexa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Vegan sauage was yummy along with the mini pretzels. I love the view but it is very windy. Wish their was a way to make special request for ordering food online, instead I had to ask the server aferwards. Cracker Jacket drink was very interesting, would not reccomend.

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KiaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the view , the service was excellent and the bartender did an outstanding job with the drinks and customer services . Will return for sure

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Valerie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

View was great, ordering food and drinks was super easy and convenient! However, it was very hot with no shade. Some covering should be offered.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Hated the experience, you can only spend about an hour until they ask you to leave, and it wasn’t like we didn’t spend somewhere close to $80 at least, needless to say my first and last time going there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Very rude staff… however the view is unparalleled

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NatashaB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

I gave a low rating because it was only three to four things that was on the menu because of Covid basically they were half smokes chips dip etc no real menu to order from nor drinks accept beers the place is cute but very small and the view isn’t all that you see alit of the garages and a little of the stadium

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JakeB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Very poor menu. Nothing really to choose from. Taps not working either.

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Soccerfan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The menu listed on OpenTable for this restaurant is not currently available. They are only serving drinks, and a few snacks like sliders and pretzels. So don't go there looking for dinner, until they have reopened. Nice place for a drink, though.

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vipHanna
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Very disappointed. The menu online is not what is on the menu at the restaurant. Online is shows 10+ items for food and then when we arrived it was only 3 items. The drinks took 10+ minutes to arrive and the food took almost an hour to get to our table after ordered. Will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Poorly maintained areas

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JRey
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love this hidden gem. Its a great spot to hang out with friends, nice views and drinks are reasonably priced.

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Jazzy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Great views, awesome ambience, spectacular service. Shout out to the bar staff Amiel! The food was less desirable and not much of a selection. Go with the safe best. The beef sliders and Nachos. Or just don’t come with an appetite at all. Great after dinner spot or pre-game

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vipBobinatorDC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

When I arrived, the manager claimed not to have an Open Table reservation for me even though I showed it to him on my phone. He kept saying “I don’t have it” and that he wouldn’t accept it. I insisted that I had a confirmed reservation and should be seated. He reluctantly seated us even thought there were plenty of empty tables. A few minutes later, he said the reservation just showed up in his system but there was no apology for questioning it earlier. Poor selection of beer and food. Tables were not distanced 6 feet apart as required by DC public health rules.

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LoriW
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely going back!! Was able to see Nats stadium! Beer was nice and cold on a warm sunny day

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SandyT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome people. Great service. Wonderful view. Only place to see inside Nats Park, beside the stadium.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

On line menu doesn't reflect what's available. Service was really good though.

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SandyT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. People so nice and friendly. Went above and beyond. Thank you for such a wonderful Nats opening day!!

Top of the Yard
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thanks for spending Opening Day with us, looking forward to a playoff run!

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VanessaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard & his bartender were beyond amazing. It was a great experience overall. Thank you!! Great view!

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KimN
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for a baseball fan! Glad we picked this hotel and were able to watch the last game of the season.

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GoNats
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

When we arrived it was explained that we would have to sit in seats that did not have a view of the game. We were told those seats had to be reserved in advance which was not explained on the opentable site. I do not believe that was the staffs fault however bad communication on behalf of opentable. It should be more clear which it was not. The food was good and service was prompt.

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vipAthan
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great COVID-era place to watch the Nats!

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ToriJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and drinks. Especially during COVID, the social distancing guidelines were perfect (no more than 25 people on the rooftop with a 75 min limit max seating time). Did not worry about being overcrowded and ultimately we had a great time. The view was gorgeous and the weather was perfect! Great experience!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went there to watch the Nats game, and put a request in the reservation almost a month ago. When we got there, we had a table with no game view...pretty disappointed. Food was something you could find at 7-11. My beer was a can that they popped before bringing it to me...for $10. Save your money and watch the game from home. That said, the waitress was very friendly and was patient with my disappointment...such are times during COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and fun as always!!

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vipIvalee
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite us successfully making a reservation, we drove an hour to get here only to find out it was closed. No posts on their website or any social media. No sign on the door. Just a locked rooftop. So disappointing. Why weren’t we notified?!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Both the bartender and the server were top notch!! Pleasant, polite, and accommodating!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The food wasn’t great, the drinks were good, and the waitress was unfriendly and rude. The ambience is great though and was the only reason we didn’t immediately leave.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Terrible beer choices
Cold food

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vipFletch
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value and great view.

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MelA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view! Very relaxed ambiance. Great staff and good drinks.

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BradyR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall a good experience. It stinks that open table assigns you to a table so don't expect to automatically get a view of the stadium. saw many people leave after learning that. the food was okay, the buffalo chicken was more like soup and you got a very small amount of it.

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ArthurK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The view of stadium is not good at all. We didn't stay.

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KimL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to catch the game from afar. Waitress let us stay a little longer than timeframe until the next guests came! Not too expensive either.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It rained for 5 minutes and it closed and they closed and didn’t reopen

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Matt1
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to enjoy baseball during the pandemic. They were very responsible with social distancing measures as well.

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Ronw
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were staying at the Hampton Inn and are Nats fans. Made a reservation and went up during the COVID season of 2020. We could see Pitcher, Plate and First base line. Solar panels on the Nats garage block the full view. It was the closest thing to being able to go to Nats park. The game was also on TV and visible at the bar which was nice. I tried to make a reservation for 3 but it wouldn't let me. It only allowed a reservation for 2. I showed up with 3 (myself and 2 sons) and the waitress was very understanding and went out of the way to make sure we had the extra chair for our table. We got one of the best tables on the edge for Nats park view. You scan the menu and it shows up in your phone. You order on your phone and pay on your phone so it is all no contact. We had Chicken sliders and Burger sliders and Nachos. The food was good. Only criticism I can make is my son wanted his Chicken slider plain and there is no option in phone ordering to make special requests for food. He just handled it and removed lettuce and most sauce himself. Overall it is just basic decent food with a good view and a nice way to spend an evening in DC

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BenjaminC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super kind and attentive service. Very good Covid operating procedure. Great view and vibes.

FAQs

Top of the Yard is rated 3.9 stars by 48 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.