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The Observatory

4.1
4.1
8 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
The Observatory rooftop lounge is the ideal location to impress out of town guests, watch spectacular sunsets, sip on the finest wines and spirits, and make new friends. Lounge on the overstuffed sofas, listen to the cool lounge beats, and take in the sweeping views of historic Georgetown and Washington D.C., dotted with monuments and landmarks such as the Kennedy Center, the Washington Monument, and the skyline of Arlington, Virginia.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday 4:00pm - close Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - close

  • Phone number

    (202) 337-0900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jose Molina

  • Catering

    Full service catering and event planning available

  • Private party facilities

    Available for private events and large party reservations from 20 guests up to 150

  • Private party contact

    Natalia Alexander : (202) 765-2329

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Cross street

    M Street NW

  • Parking details

    Discounted Valet Parking $20.00 per car, street parking, three area parking garages within one block all with greatly discounted evening rates.

  • Public transit

    METRO: Foggy Bottom<br /><br />CIRCULATOR BUS: 30th & K Streets NW <br />

  • Entertainment

    Cool Lounge Beats

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. JS

    JulieS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2017

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    We had no idea that there was a private event happening at the same time as our reservation. It took over an hour to get our cheese platter. We would have appreciated a heads up on the situation instead of dragging out the food.
  2. VH

    VirginiaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love the view and ambiance!
  3. IA

    IAmOutTonight

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2017

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Absolutely divine spot for a drink when you really want to settle in and relax - the mixologist uses fresh squeezed juices and handcrafted concoctions that elevate the cocktails to pure pleasure. Views of Georgetown and down the river are lovely. Bring a hair clip - it can be windy up there!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2017

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    The view, upscale atmosphere and general service was very good. The waitress wasn't as attentive as I would have liked. I had to request napkins and refill on chips for our ceviche and charcuterie plate, yet never received either. I would recommend this rooftop for special occasions and date nights.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was a very negative experience. Clearly watered down drinks. Loud, drunk crowd - a group of whom should have been removed. No knowledge of my booking on OpenTable. Certainly would not recommend or go back. Which is a real pity as it's a lovely space in a nice part of town.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Great rooftop bar. Great views and seating. Highly recommend
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Upon arriving at this establishment with my reservation, I was promptly shoved out of the way for the arrival of a foreign diplomat to the hotel. I was brusquely informed that the Observatory was now closed, and when I tried asking another question I was waved away and told to leave the premises. I found the entire experience quite unpleasant. If I had only received some form of prior notice of this situation I would not have come in the first place. To have a reservation, arrive at the spot, then immediately be asked to leave without hardly any explanation was not the manner in which I expected to be treated. I wish that this establishment would handle their cancellations with a great amount of more grace.
  8. PG

    PeterG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2016

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I made a reservation thinking this was a dinner spot. But it's actually only for drinks. The view was nice and the sectioned off patio for furniture was cool. Unfortunately my date say in a wet seat, made for an awkward time for her. The dinks are $$$ but on par with the price for DC, I'd say they could do better on their glassware, drinking a $20 margarita out of a plain plastic cup was somewhat underwhelming. Good views, go for a cigar and drink. Good after work place.

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The Observatory is rated 4.1 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    M Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday 4:00pm - close Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - close

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Discounted Valet Parking $20.00 per car, street parking, three area parking garages within one block all with greatly discounted evening rates.

  • Public transit

    METRO: Foggy BottomCIRCULATOR BUS: 30th & K Streets NW

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Molina

  • Entertainment

    Cool Lounge Beats

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 337-0900

  • Catering

    Full service catering and event planning available

  • Private party facilities

    Available for private events and large party reservations from 20 guests up to 150

  • Private party contact

    Natalia Alexander : (202) 765-2329

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