Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar

4.1
153 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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.

Specials

Tuesday Wine Specials

Enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine every Tuesday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 20, 2019

Ends: July 21, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-9:00PM

Happy Hour 4-7 PM

Enjoy $4 select draft beers, $5 house wines, $6 slushy cocktails, $7 draft cocktails, and discounts on select food items

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 20, 2019

Ends: July 21, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

What 153 People Are Saying
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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food and drinks were fine but nothing special - stīck with the pub food and avoid entrees. Ambiance was odd - felt more like a bar than a restaurant.

m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Tuesday's half-price wine night is an excellent draw. The menu has a number of options for vegetarians. Unfortunately, the inattentive and slow service diminishes the overall experience.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

All in all a decent place. The only issue I have is the service was lacking seems they forgot us.

PN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Loved the hibiscus mimosa!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

The pictures shown don't really capture the type of ambience that exists; moreover, the place has an identity crisis. Trying to be a sports bar and upscale dining under one roof. My wife and I witnessed 3 couples sit at one table for several minutes and then leave..That all said, staff is extremely attentive and friendly. Can't praise them enough. Also, the upstairs patio bar is AWESOME. I would definitely go back for this.

AH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

If you go for brunch be warned...the food comes out way to fast. I am sure for bottomless brunch it is easier for them to cook things ahead, but for those diners not coming to get smashed it is a poor experience.

VC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My daughter and I had dinner here on a quick visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Food was great, drinks were interesting and refreshing but the nicest things was the manager came by a greeted us and because I mentioned that my daughter was visiting for the night, brought us a special cocktail to celebrate. What a great touch that made the evening special. Things like this make a place
Special and we will definitely be back!

A
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

really nice place with great service. the staff is excellent, the food is really good and we will definitely go back!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Folding table and folding chairs. Like in a church basement. Server friendly but couldn’t get the drink order correct. Food average. Won’t be back.

H
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

good quality food - good service - great vibe. Worth a visit

KM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Incredibly loud everywhere in the restaurant. The food was predictable and trendy. Typical apps of brussel sprouts with bacon, etc. Nothing original. Service was very friendly and attentive. Food prices typical for the area. I probably won't go back for dinner although the happy hour is supposedly hopping. I was there at 7:15 and the happy hours folks were still going and loud. Young crowd.

J
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, very attentive staff, and food was delicious

M
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to Wilson Hardware with a group and had a great time. They did not have cocktails that I normally get on the menu, but I ordered off the menu and they were all really good. They service was exceptional. The woman that sat us kept checking up on us and took a lot of time to sort through drinks and food. I plan on going back and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It is good to have a nice roof top in Arlington
Industrial modern decor
But my first impression when entering the restaurant was a lazy host who could barely acknowledge us!
Then we were seated on chairs full of crumbs !
And plates and cutlery that were I cleaned properly
The food was another let down
Service is as lazy as hostess

m
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Food took a long time and would always come out cold!!! Very expensive for the type of cuisine. Not impressed. The manager was very accommodating trying to make sure that we were comfortable bit you can’t fix the kitchen.

W
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Ben was nothing short of amazing. And our food, fantastic!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It was nice with good food but the service is slow and honestly if the menu was $5 cheaper it would even out but it’s not so it didn’t. I know they have good brunch and maybe they were just understaffed but I don’t think my friends will be going back for another meal anytime soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Took 20 minutes to get service and ended up having the hostess take care of us. A waiter finally came to take our order 10 minutes after the hostess did. Nothing was comped from our meals for the inconvenience. Food is amazing though!!!

MS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Have taken advantage of their awesome brunch special before and absolutely love the food here. The service however, was less than ideal. Took a long time to get our food and even longer to get the bill, seeming as if the server forgot to put in our food. Something also always seemed to be missing or arrive a bit after the other food.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and the ambience was awesome....

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food needs to improve. Everything we had didn’t taste good at all. The service and ambiance are outstanding but the food must taste better.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic. The food was pretty good, especially the Monsieur Hardware and Deviled Eggs and Biscuit. We did the bottomless brunch so were able to try most of the items on the brunch menu. The hibiscus mimosa was pretty tasty, too.

MD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but the service was a little haphazard at first. The restaurant is very short of menus, so we had to share one copy between 2 of us. That was doable, but odd. They didn’t have any Happy Hour menus for us to look at, so the server just told us what the specials were. Again, workable but odd. Why doesn’t the owner just go get some more copies printed at Kinko’s? A saving grace was the hostess who was super helpful and pleasant. The food itself was quite tasty, but it seems the vibe is more bar than restaurant.

Y
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch first time and everyone was happy with their food. The monsieur hardware is delicious!

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I asked the waiter for my bill it was me and my girlfriend and he bought one bill without asking me if I wanted to split the bill the food was just OK service just OK

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sat outside out front. Not much ambience compared to the rest of the establishment

RM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and cocktails were delicious. And Ben, our server, was outstanding! We will definitely be back on our next visit to DC.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wilson Hardware is a great place for brunch. I met a friend I hadn’t hung out with in a long tome, and the day was perfect. We sat outside on the patio, which is perfect for people-watching, drank hibiscus mimosas, and ate every morsel of our food. The service was great! I intend to go back very soon!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow, made a reservation yet was seated at a high top in the bar. Food was just okay. Seems like a decent place to just go grab a drink but wouldn’t bother eating there.

EW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. I loved the hibuscus mimosas. Kamilla, our waitress was very nice and attentive. Alex, the manager came by and talked with us and gave us a sample of a new drink. We had the best time and the bathrooms were very clean.

C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’d definitely come here again. Great service & the small plates for brunch were all delicious- we enjoyed the hash browns, omelette, eggs benedict, waffles, French toast & deviled eggs. Probably even better as an evening venue as has little natural light. Overall great.

BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Unfortunately they had a poor selection of beers

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch at Wilson Hardware Kitchen and Bar. The service was incredible and the food was delicious.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Their drinks are awesome. Their food is mediocre and too expensive for what you actually get. And their credit card machine doesn’t work (this has happened twice now) and they make you write down your cc information

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wilson Hardware was a great spot to celebrate my birthday at! Came here for dinner and had a hard time deciding what to order because everything sounded amazing! Settled on the Avocado Burger and was so happy I did it was delicious! Also shared the corn fritters appetizer, which was very scrumptious! Would absolutely come back here for dinner again!

KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was up to par. Nothing special. Service was not good at all. The waitress checked in 3 times and the drinks were slow. The space is beautiful though.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. Service was slow. I think during our almost two hour brunch, we saw our waitress MAYBE three times. The food runners and bussers were incredibly helpful!

VB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was slow but the were understaffed but apologized
Food was excellent
Recommend highly

MN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time at Wilson Hardware's brunch, and I seriously have not found a better place yet. Excellent food, great deal for bottomless, and a wonderful place for a group. Our friend group has a mix of vegetarians/meat eaters, and we were all full after our visit. Every round, someone ordered the deviled eggs and french toast. Can't wait to go back!

CE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the best service from Molly who has traded her bartender gig for a server when they needed an extra set of hands! The manager was awesome and helpful when she came ovee to see how our experience at Wilson Kitchen &Bar were going. The food was unique but not so far outside the box as to be intimidating. We had the panzerotti, corn fritters and cauliflower shareables and they were quickly devoured. I had the short rib hash ans the only critic I had was it waa under seasoned for my tastes. I never add salt to meals when eating out or even after I have cooked at home, but I definitely had to add salt and a little pepper, however the ingredients were fresh and the short rib meat melted in my mouth. My boyfriend has the diver scallops and they were perfectly cooked and seasoned and our friend had the kale salad with added chicken. She said it was crisp and fresh and very yummy!!!! We finished with tiramisu and every thought it was delicious.
My only other "complaint" if you can call it that is they were out of one of their signature cocktails we ordered and the espresso/cappuccino machine was down when we ordered an after dinner espresso.

Overall the whole evening was a great way to spend a Saturday night!!!

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