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Hawthorne, Washington, DC

Hawthorne

4.1
4.1
171 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Hawthorne is an American restaurant and tavern located steps from the intersection of 14th and U Street. Hawthorne features four floors with five bar areas and two dining rooms perfect for casual drinks and bar bites. We have one of the best Bottomless Brunch deals in town. Our Bottomless Brunch Special is $26.99 and includes 1.5 hours of Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, Orange Crushes or Bud Light (purchase on 1 entrée required with each bottomless brunch) . Hawthorne is famous for having one of the best rooftops in DC. The rooftop is retractable, can be utilized in all weather and has an incredible view of the city and monuments. Zagat named it one of the top 10 hottest rooftop bars in May 2016 and is one of the DC Modern Luxury list of Top 2016 summer rooftops. We do not take seated brunch or dinner reservations on our rooftop. Reservations are seated on our 1st or 2nd floors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 6:00 pm–3:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 853-9194

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Hawthorne has a wide variety of menus available for private events and can customize based on budget and needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Hawthorne can accommodate a wide variety of events and parties in our various bar and dining areas and on our spacious rooftop, which overlooks the city and monuments. We focus on making every event special, from casual birthday gatherings or happy hours to formal events and corporate receptions. For more information email info@hawthornedc.com or call 202-853-9194

  • Private party contact

    Kati Karolyi: (202) 853-9194

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Cross street

    14th St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The U Street metro stop is located approximately one block away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View

What 171 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday brunch!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was charged for my dining experience as well as someone else’s dining experience. When I contacted management (Demetrius Bright) and he stated “there’s nothing we can do”. Of course I will be disputing the charge with my bank, but I was attempting to be reasonable and notify the restaurant. Pay with cash or skip Hawthorne’s altogether. There are plenty of great restaurants on your street.
  3. s

    shawaun

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was really poor, had to ask several times for utensils and menus. Had to send food back because it wasn’t cooked properly. Food overall was not good.
  4. SS

    ShayS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. They need help with servers it was short staff and maybe not touching straws with bare hands. Music was good ambiance was good. And the top floor needs some air conditioning it’s super hot. Would recommend to go though.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    They brought back shrimp and grits! Food was great
  6. LN

    LouisaN

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a great place for a party brunch with friends! Great music, food, and the bottomless drinks are truly bottomless.
  7. LS

    LaShannaE

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The music was so loud the waiter could not even hear to take our order so when it came out it was wrong. The wait after he gave us water was like 20min for him to come back take drink orders and food order. The food was basic. I won’t be returning here again.
  8. AH

    AshleyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    good food, good service! Wish they played better music during brunch
  9. PN

    PatronN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for young professionals. If you need a quiet brunch, look elsewhere.
  10. B

    Bentley

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    There should be more than one person running the service. There was one person that was being a bartender, and server. He spent most of his time on the computer. It was at least 15 minutes for him to come to our table to serve us. My friend ordered a drink 10 minutes before the party was supposed to be there, which was at 3:15pm and he didn't get that drink until another 25 minutes later.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good bday brunch
  12. JD

    JordanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    Cheeseburger sliders were sour and the bread was burnt. Our waiter was relatively new, but she had made some key mistakes. She put our exposed straws on the table, so we had to ask for new ones. We weren’t given silverware and she was all over the place, except for our table. The french toast was delectable, and the bartender made some really good mimosas. But the food and service was what was really bad. The drinks are good though!
  13. VV

    VictoriaV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Hawthorne was a great brunch Spot, very Great menu! Coming from NYC to DC this place definitely impressed me with their Casual but posh Ambiance. Definitely will come back.
  14. NY

    25inNY

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Birthday outing for my husband, and this place didn’t disappoint. The food was absolutely amazing.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love coming to Hawthorne and this visit was no exception! I had a friend in town for the weekend who wanted brunch and I’m glad we came here. Our waitress was amazing, keeping the drinks flowing and making sure we were always good. Can’t wait for our next visit!
  16. K

    Kristen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    came to celebrate everything was great- food, environment, prices, staff. our table was by the entrance and we got shoved every time someone walked by and every time someone at the table behind us stood up or moved. the food portions were small as well.
  17. JM

    JohnaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Two years ago we had a great experience for my friend birthday. I can’t say the same for me and her husband birthday brunch. Definitely should hire people who care about service and people experience.
  18. LG

    LouisG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    I've been to Hawthorne multiple times but it seems as though the menu has recently changed. The new menu is not as appealing as the old menu and the food definitely does not taste the same. Needless to say, I was very disappointed with my last visit.
  19. KW

    KaylaW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service was disappointing. Table next to us had people falling on the ground and they got kicked out. Our served told our table who had Omni issues that we were over served. We were underserved. First bottomless brunch where I left sober. Food was as fine but they couldn’t keep up.
  20. KB

    KiaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing time celebrating my 30th! I will definitely be back soon
  21. S

    Service

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food4service1ambience5
    We were not seated until 20 mins after our set reservation. Our server, was very bland and did not make our experience joyful. We did speak to the manager
  22. T

    Toye

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Brunch was just okay. We all got the chicken and waffles. Their chicken is delicious. The waffle not so much. The unlimited brunch is only worth it if you get three drinks or more really.
  23. EC

    ElsaC

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 2:15pm reservation and we were seated at 2pm. The Hostess was very nice and accommodating. Laura was our waitress and she was GREAT! It's a party brunch so music was loud and everyone was having a great time. Food was good and mimosas were flowing. Never an empty glass.
  24. DB

    DionaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hawthorne was a great place for bottomless brunch! Made a reservation 2 weeks in advanced for Howard Homecoming weekend and was sent a confirmation text the day before to double confirm. Bottomless deal came with shots, plenty of mimosa refills were given and the food was very flavorful with decent proportions, but you may need to order a side. The only downside was getting waiter's attention when there was a problem with missing food (none of our sides came out with our entrees and there was no one to flag down for a while), but considering there only appeared to be 2 waiters serving our floor and the manager helping out it wasn't too bad. I would definitely come back !
  25. WW

    WhitWa

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and the service was amazing! We were there pretty early- around noon- and had the whole place to ourselves. It was really great!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! The food is awesome the drinks are good, and the service has been superb! The brunch is everything. This is probably my new go to for brunch.
  27. DA

    DanitaA

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Service was excess well as good food. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends for Brunch. The day party was a good addition.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice and cozy. Waiter was cool and helpful. Food and drinks were good as well!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Super fun place to go with friends for brunch! We got the new menu and the food was delicious! The waitress was super sweet, great atmosphere, fun time to celebrate a birthday!
  30. IM

    IMKB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    There was a shortage of champagne during the brunch bottomless deal. It took an hour before my friends were given a drink, however the staff was very accommodating. Would give the restaurant a 4 out of 5 if the drink situation wasn't so chaotic. Everyone enjoyed their food.
  31. S

    Shanita

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosted my best friends bridal shower here and it was so lovely! The staff was helpful and accommodating. The food was great and our waitress even helped me with some mini decorations - super sweet! We’ll definitely be back to enjoy the rooftop next time bc the music was poppin!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hawthorne was awesome. My best friend brought us here on our visit to Washington, and brunch was amazing! Our server was super sweet, and kept up with us with the bottomless mimosas. Bacon was a little crispy, but still good! Music was pumping and the energy was great! Thank you Hawthorne for an amazing brunch
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Exactly as billed.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Truly enjoyed the drinks and food for brunch. Had trouble with noise level. My table couldn't hear each other to converse without yelling. Too bad because it's a pretty space with delicious food.
  36. NL

    NinaL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Group of 11 for a Bacehlorette party. Service was great, dood was room temperature and slightly underwhelming
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was alright - my burger was cold. Had an awesome time however.
  38. MM

    MeganMT

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Super disappointing brunch experience -- definitely would *not* recommend. We had a group of 8, but there was a group of 12+ next to us that was getting all of the server's attention and incredibly loud. That group asked for the music to be turned up to an unreasonable level (I couldn't hear the person sitting right next to me) and when we asked to turn the music down, the server told us that another group had asked to turn it up so there was nothing he could do. One of our entrees was forgotten so her food arrived when we were basically done. There were lipstick stains on one of the champagne flutes and the server didn't seem to care. After that the server didn't come back, I had to track him down to ask for the check. The food was also disappointing for the price.
  39. r

    rdiddyboi

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    3 hours of my life gone...the host took forever to greet us... they couldn’t find a table for us to sit at ... AND WE HAD A RESERVATION... they moved a couple from a table and cleaned it for us to sit... the waitress was not attentive and she even said “sorry I’ve been neglecting you guys”.... either this place just is horrible overall or they were short staffed Today, either way I probably will not go back...
  40. IH

    ImaniH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome time! Our server Ashley was amazing! Music was perfect, drinks were on point & overall a wonderful time! We’ll be back soon!

FAQs

Hawthorne offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 853-9194.

Hawthorne is rated 4.1 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Hawthorne

1336 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th St

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 6:00 pm–3:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The U Street metro stop is located approximately one block away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View

  • Phone number

    (202) 853-9194

  • Catering

    Hawthorne has a wide variety of menus available for private events and can customize based on budget and needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Hawthorne can accommodate a wide variety of events and parties in our various bar and dining areas and on our spacious rooftop, which overlooks the city and monuments. We focus on making every event special, from casual birthday gatherings or happy hours to formal events and corporate receptions. For more information email info@hawthornedc.com or call 202-853-9194

  • Private party contact

    Kati Karolyi: (202) 853-9194

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