Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar

4.3
58 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in the heart of Clarendon,
Wilson Hardware is a multi-level contemporary American restaurant.


Our restaurant experience combines new concepts in food, beverage, entertainment and ambience. The spacious venue allows for several individual experiences in a variety of indoor and outdoor areas, including a rooftop bar and an outdoor patio.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday - Friday: 4:00pm – 2:00am
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(703) 527-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Garfield St
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
ambience
3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a dinner with friends. Lots of energy, good food, fun atmosphere. Our service was wonderful—the wait staff was perfectly attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely return!

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SS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful bottomless brunch! The small plates are perfect and such high quality. Can’t wait to go back. Don’t miss the short rib hash, chicken and waffles, or the deviled eggs. Bloody Mary is well worth the extra $4. Staff is awesome as well. Our new go to place for brunch!

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and environment!!! Very reasonably priced. Definitely will be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Idk who our waiter was but ily

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C
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food isn't nasty. It's just not exciting. It doesn't offer a culinary experience. It's a good place if you just want food. I would prefer trying neighboring restaurants, first, and possibly even the cheesecake factory.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Service was quick and friendly, the food was great. Steak was cooked perfectly and my date's rainbow quinoa saladwas delicious and had a great presentation.

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TQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made a last minute reservation and glad we did. The food was excellent and filling and the drink I tried was tasty. (Screw Him) I had the scallop and cauliflower dinner: the scallops were cooked well with a nice golden crust .

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JG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very reasonably priced brunch and delicious vegetarian options. We had the deviled eggs and the vegetarian eggs benedict--both delicious! My friend had the traditional eggs benedict and was also very pleased. Service was wonderful and attentive.

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NR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love this place for a big group brunch! The staff is so nice & attentive. The mimosas are the best.

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HN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Julian was fantastic - lots of fun. And my steak frites was really good.

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Very sweet wait staff. Ordered a salad that had barely any dressing on it, so it ended up just being a plate of lettuce with two drops of oil. Thankfully, was on a pleasant date and didn’t care about food. If I had come for food, would have been a bit disappointed.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere, good service................d

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was good, but the service left a lot to be desired. We ordered small plates to share, but they did not bring any plates to put the food on, nor anything to serve the food with. With so many other good brunch spots in the area, it surprised me that they hadn't upped their game a little more.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My brother recommended this place and my friends and I were not disappointed. The restaurant is very nice. I got duck for the first time and it was amazing. Some things my friends got, that I remember were salmon,calamari, and Mac and cheese. I would recommend this place!

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TM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, must try. Great for casual and fun dinners. Excellent crab cake, calamari, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. And of course excellent cocktails!

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P
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

With a beautiful decor, great service, and fantastic Sunday brunch menu, my friends and I were lucky to have come across Wilson Hardware Bar & Kitchen. My combo of a Bloody Mary and Chicken & Waffles was perfect. The back patio is very inviting for those wanting to catch some sun while dining, although the inside of the restaurant is very well done and chic. We will definitely be going back.

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KS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch at Wilson Hardware is awesome. Their hash browns and Belgian waffles are so, so yummy. Our server was friendly, quick with the refills, and attentive. Definitely will be going again!

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T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Accommodating staff. Dog friendly on the patios! Lovely tasting food. Get the cauliflower dish if you do brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was awesome. The chicken and waffles plate, lemon aioli cauliflower, hashbrowns etc, so good. Downside was that we waited 35-40 minutes for drinks and an hour before our food arrived on a 2 hour limit for brunch. At the end of it, we were full and happy but I’m a pretty patient person and we were 5 minutes from leaving if it had taken any longer. Upside, our server, I can’t remember her name but she had long brown hair and an accent, was SO sweet and as soon as I grabbed her to let her know how long it was taking she hurried to get us taken care of. There was evidently some miscommunication between who was taking care of us with the servers, could be 100% an isolated incident. I’d be willing to give it another try, the food was worth it :)

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n
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sat outside on a beautiful night. Waitress was great. Very helpful. Mushroom appetizer delicious and hamburger also good. 2 glasses of chardonnay. $30 bucks. Can't beat that!

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RR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Need to improve service, it was friendly but not perfect. Staff is not seasoned and did not know the menu well. They were unfamiliar with beer and drink selection. We had a great time but it was not as a result of the location but the family. Will give it a few more tries before we give up.

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the ambiance - esp the back outdoor patio! One of my favorite spots in Arlington.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was ok, restaurant very loud.

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AG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch I've had in the area. The mimosa pours were ample and the food was excellent. It doesn't leave you feeling fat and greasy in spite of being "all you can eat"--very much looking forward to returning.

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DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Julian was our server. He was amazing! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was great too!

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JJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service was not. Perhaps they were just having an off night. It took forever to get basic drinks delivered - we only ordered beer and wine. The second glass of wine took more than 20 minutes and we sent it back since we were ready to leave. Food came out promptly and piping hot so the kitchen was clearly not at fault. Manager gave us a beak on the bill so that was good at least.

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TY
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try out the place as it's pretty new. The inside is nicely renovated and very modern looking. We were there for brunch which is all you can eat tapas style, with 25 cent mimosas. The mimosas were hearty and flowing and the food came out quickly and was fresh. Our favorites were the short rib hash, chicken and waffle, and French toast. Def will go back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed celebrating our family members birthday with your establishment!!!!

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DF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was good for the most part except other people in my party were feeling rushed because the waitress and the bus people kept coming bac almost too frequently and were trying to take things we were not finished with yet. We started to feel like we were being asked to hurry up and leave and that is not what we want to do when we are there to visit with family.

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JB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good happy hour special and outdoor seating. Service was attentive and happy to answer questions about the menu. Wide variety of food options as well.

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m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great reinvention of an old neighborhood hardware store. The space is vast yet there's hardly a place where diners can hear each other speak. The rooftop bar is a great happy hour spot but the first level seating is loud and unattractive. Wait staff generally are friendly and knowledgable. A few are uninterested. Food items generally are very good with a few standout entrees. The food is not up to the menu pricing though which suggests a kitchen with an inflated sense of self. If you can snare a seat in the upstairs loft with a genial waiter, it's worth the evening dining out. Otherwise, unless you're just there for the drinks, the menu prices need to fall 20% for it to be a regular hangout for those who come to eat.

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NR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The bottomless brunch option gives visitors the opportunity to try many options on the menu. The service was outstanding and we had a great time!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The layout was amazing! The decor is what attracted me to the place. The menu is slightly limited but has great options for every diet (including vegan and gluten-free).

There’s a great patio outside and plenty of natural light in the restaurant area. It was raining so my party didn’t explore the patio.

The bar is huge and has plenty of seating but can get pretty loud after 9pm. So if you want to have conversation be sure to request a dining area.

Loved it! Will definitely be back.

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K
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I like the open atmosphere - especially the high ceilings. It has a modern industrial feel to it. I loved the fact that it was not super noisy, a trend in restaurants that I definitely dislike. It's great for events, as there are areas separated from others. Food was very good. The salmon and crab cake were very tasty - perfectly seasoned and cooked. The calamari was a little underdone. It had a pale brown color instead of a golden brown. Service was attentive.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The appetizers we got were delicious, and the atmosphere was good for a dinner. The only disappointing portion was the burger for dinner. It was well done (I ordered medium rare), and the fried egg on top of the burger was cooked through. The point of having a fried egg on a burger is so it is not cooked all the way through! Maybe they had someone new on the grill, but is was very disappointing. Also, there were constantly busboys and servers at our table cleaning and taking plates. The place was not very full, and we felt rushed a bit.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

General manager was outstanding and service was top notch as was the food. Excellent experience!

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B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We went for brunch and the menu options were limited and, when we got our food, not very appetizing. Although we did not do it, the "bottomless brunch" also looked way overpriced. I would not go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had three girlfriends in town and we all ate here. We had the best time! Our server was adorable and the drinks and food were delicious. I would recommend this to any of my friends or family.

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SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here was delicious - we loved having all the vegetarian options for a couple in our group. The fritter and heirloom tomatoes appetizers were awesome. The salads and burgers and chicken sandwich were also really good. Even with several drinks, appetizers, meals, and a couple of desserts, the bill for our party of five was just over $200. It was a little noisy by the end of our meal when the rooms filled up, but not enough to stop us from returning again.

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EM
New England
154 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We like the decor. We like the location. The food was fine. The quinoa salad was nice and something different. The salmon was nice. It was a busy Friday night and the was a lot of energy in the air.

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