Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar

4.5
327 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance and food. Will be back!

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CindyC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service, food was brought and presented on the plate nicely and tasted very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! good food, good value

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MaggieE
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! The rooftop was great and we enjoyed the bottomless mimosas!

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KiKiM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside so the noise level was nothing for us. The food was very delicious. Im sort of a picky eater and they were accommodating for what I wanted.

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ThymeofmyLife
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The host staff and our waiter were great! I have been to Wilson Hardware a few times, each time was great except for this time in regards to our food. There was a mix up with our order, so we waited longer than expected. When our food finally came my french toast was cold, then one person in my party found hair in their food. The waiter was very apologetic and took that meal off our bill. Overall, Wilson Hardware is great, I think they were just having an off day with the kitchen .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

birthday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was very attentive.

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melaninmum
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, from the Buffalo wings the fried calamari. Caesar salad was superb! We ordered tacos they allow you to switch up the taco proteins etc. FRENCH FRIES were tasty service was quick and great!

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BillB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good, I don’t know for the prices they charge expected the place to be a bit fancier, just was a plain old bar, nothing special.

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MeshicaB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for brunch and the food was amazing. Brunch was followed up with a day party and both DJs had the place rocking. I also met some cool people there. I would go back and I recommend this place.

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DreamaG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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Blizbeth
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The food wasn’t the best but the Mimosas were delicious and not expensive.

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MelissaW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but server struggled to remember the order, came back and asked what it was multiple times, and then it was still incorrect when delivered.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was quite nice, although quite loud. Am older and could not expect any different as it is a place for the younger generation. Good food and service, and we were not rushed to leave to free the table.

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BrandonW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour! Caesar salad was really good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best brunch in a long while and the chicken and waffles were amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food and service

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Janny
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The waiter was horrible! Made the experience blahhhhhh. His attitude was not welcoming at all. We waited long periods of time for a menu, to order, etc.
The food and ambiance was perfect!
I am a great tipper and was upset that I had to give him the amount that was already included on the bill. Had he woke up on the right side of the bed and had a pleasant attitude like he actually liked his job, we would have gladly left an additional tip! My suggestion is that if you are not in the mood to work, call out!
Other than that, our first time visit to this location was ok. Hopefully, if we go back, the experience will be better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good experience down side was that many of the items we wanted to try was out.

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Marti
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

If you're searching for a "different" brunch experience, this place will provide it. The menu is limited; however, it offers more than your tradition eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. The Hisbiscus Lychee mimosa is delicious!

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EmilyK
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Always a good time at this place

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vipShoeHog
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually quite delicious food and wonderful service, thank you!

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vipEscapingTheKids
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was ok. Ordered a few appetizers. Chicken wings were tiny. Fried cheddar was different. Crab dip was very strange - carrots? My beer was good. And my wife liked her second drink (but not the first one). I didn't see much I liked on the drink menu - seems to lean more towards sweet cocktails and I'm a bourbon guy.
Our server was prompt, until we were ready for the check. Finally asked him or it. But then He never came for our credit cards. So we had to ask another server to get him.
Don't understand the hype about this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Only reason I give this place a one is because their hours were not updated and it was closed! I heard great things about this establishment and it’s unfortunate to drive 46 minutes for no reason. Hours should have been updated and I shouldn’t have been able to make a reservation it wasn’t going to be opened.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Although the reviews for this establishment were not the best, we decided to give it a try. The food was subpar and lacking flavor. Not memorable or anything your pallet would crave again.

The mimosas were okay. The trick with bottomless is the consistency that the refills come to your table. We had to constantly request more champagne.

All in all, this spot was just okay. The ambience would be the only reason we’d return. You can find that accompanied with delicious food at other restaurants though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The staff was incredibly rude. We took corporate clients there for drinks and had a pleasant round of drinks. We were notified at 9:30 that the kitchen would close at 10 and the bar was doing last call at 10:30. At 9:50 the staff dropped a check and said the bar was closed. I called an uber and waited next to the vestibule as it poured rain outside. The bar manager yelled at the 6 people waiting for cars to get out of the bar as it was now closed. Upon stating I would not wait outside in the rain for my car the bar manager just stood behind me yelling “the bar is closed”. This whole scene took place in less than 15 minutes. I was truly in awe of how unprofessional and rude the service was and it is an experience I unfortunately will not forget.

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KevinF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was awesome. Will come back soon.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the opportunity of meeting the owner and having him serve us. He was amazing. This was our first time there and we will be back for sure. The food was great.

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Disappoint
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The overall experience was very unprofessional. The event planner is rude and unorganized. She did not provide the proper information to book the appropriate party for my event’s needs. There needs to be more communication between the managers and the event planner. My terrible experience resulted in being relocated to unwanted area and promises that had no follow through.
Please pass on this venue for private events.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Belated Father’s Day. The inside dining room was packed and really loud. As always, the wonderful staff helped get me an open two top outside. The food was great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed Father’s Day there..

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great Host, Great Server, Great Place. Drinks were great, food could have been better. I would go back for drinks and smiles!

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vtrenee
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and the service was great! Perfect brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. This is a very hip place with delicious food. The owner is a gentleman and loves his customers. It shows.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’m trying to restore some sanity to these ratings. This is a perfectly fine establishment. Menu is limited. Service was fine; attentive and friendly. Sat outside do not sure about internal noise or ambience. Everything seems to be rated 4 or 4.5. Only really good, out of the ordinary things should be 4 or 4.5. There is nothing out of the ordinary about this place. It is a fine establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor visit

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MadeleineH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have had brunch here before, but never dinner. This was my first time - my best friend and I ate at their rooftop bar. It was definitely a vibe! The fried brussel sprouts were SUPER GOOD! The service was immaculate, the bartenders and servers were so nice, and they have great daily specials - we were there on a Wednesday, so half price wine BOTTLES! Definitely a great place for a midweek dinner with friends!

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LexC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing but the service was a little subpar

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vipCynthiaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We made an outdoor reservation for my friend’s birthday a month ago, and I called the day before to confirm that we would be seated on the deck outside. When we arrived we were told that the deck was closed for a private party, there were no available tables on the roof, and that our only outdoor option was on the sidewalk. The deck was the reason we booked Wilson’s instead of any of the other restaurants that have sidewalk seating. Whoever I spoke with on Friday should have known there would be a private party on the deck on Saturday at dinner time. Our server was lovely and the food was fine, but there should be an understanding and recognition that the outdoor seating is the major draw for this restaurant.

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Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 327 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.