Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar

4.2
77 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.
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M
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I will definitely go back to Wilson Hardware—everything was very good. They were able to accommodate my rather strict Whole 30 diet and did it graciously. Fun place!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and very attentive service. It was a first date, so we just had drinks, but the food smelled great!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent, but it was so noisy we had trouble hearing one another. It was especially bad because they had games playing on big screen TVs, and fans were screaming right by our table. In sum, this is not a date night place, but if you don’t mind the noise level, you’ll love the food.

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our time there and Julian was our favorite

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E
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I rated this place low on atmosphere, because after 9:30 p.m. it turns into a nightclub—not my vibe at all. Prior to this, it was a good vibe. But the food was great (especially the roasted mushroom appetizer and an awesome combination of gluten-free, vegetarian, and paleo options that are also normal food for people without dietary restrictions), the cocktails were top notch (I 100% recommend the Screw Him), and all the employees were extremely friendly. I'd come here again for brunch, lunch, or happy hour—the nightclub scene just isn't my jam.

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TC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our twenty-year old sons here for a new year day celebration. Everyone was impressed with the setting, service and food. We met the owner, Jad, who checked in on us a couple of times. Highly recommend this place. Do not be fooled by the exterior. It is much larger than it appears. Cool modern architect - space fairly open, with a roof top bar.

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T
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were so disappointed. The music was so loud. The tables upstairs didn’t allow passage of servers to our table. One order was forgotten because the waiter didn’t write down our orders. The forgotten burger was delivered 15 minutes after everyone else’s and it was delivered plain, not at all what was requested. The burger appeared on our bill. We were so hoping this would be a good addition to the Clarendon restaurant scene, but it is another hugely missed opportunity.

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NW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Great. The food was very good and the service was wonderful.

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Not great. Overpriced. Mediocre food. Lots of empty tables

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch was delicious, excellent menu selection with bottomless options. Our server was very attentive and gave us great recommendations. I give Wilson Hardware a 5 star all across the board and will definitely be back soon.

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s
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

VERY, very, very loud. If you want to have a conversation, this is not the place. We had a group of ten that sat upstairs. Service was pretty good considering how far everyone had to go to deliver it. Small plates at breakfast are a fun idea. Many plates were good or even better. My egg was overcooked when i asked for it to be lightly poached (for eggs benedict). Wasn't worth sending the poor server back to fetch a new one. Would like to try sitting downstairs during a slow time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere was great and I really liked the layout. Drinks were very good but the food was decent. Probably wouldn’t eat there again.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came for brunch with some friends. Loved the small plates, bottomless brunch, and mimosas. Been here a twice now... first for Happy Hour (really enjoyed it), then brunch (very pleased). We have dinner reservations for New Year’s Eve dinner and tickets for the party that night. Quickly becoming our go to spot in Clarendon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good atmosphere

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C
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was outstanding. Service was slower than we wanted but mostly everything was right. The only complaint I have is that we could seat 8 of us in the main room and not upstairs in the side room.

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent restaurant, gets pretty crowded. I would encourage making reservations. Also, Bacon Mac n cheese has garlic in it which it doesn’t specify on the menu. Good thing I like garlic.

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MQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Wilson's Hardware were amazing! Best of both that I've had in the DC area in a while. Really enjoyed our entire experience at this place and the prices were reasonable too.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue and great food!! Really impressed with presentation of each dish!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time here. Good food, great mimosas!
Definitely recommend for brunch.

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LD
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
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
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
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 on November 10, 2018
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
53 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
6 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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OT
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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Washington DC
16 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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