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About Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham

Our casually elegant restaurant invites you to a unique dining experience orchestrated by our culinary team. Our menu features local ingredients from regional farms to create comfort cuisine. We also feature a Children's Menu available at all meal periods. Make reservations seven days a week and join the list of presidents, world leaders and Washington dignitaries who have graced the Omni with their presence. Robert's Restaurant is open daily at 6:30am, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Art of Breakfast Buffet (weekdays) 6:30am-10:30am

A la Carte Breakfast (weekdays) 6:30am-11:00am

Weekend Brunch 6:30am - 12pm noon

Lunch (daily) 11:00am-5:00pm

Dinner (daily) 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Connecticut Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 756-5210

Website:
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/WashingtonDCShoreham/Dining.aspx

Parking Details:
The Omni Shoreham Hotel offers complimentary valet parking for all restaurant guests. Please present your restaurant receipt to the valet attendant for validation. Valet parking on Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas is $10.00 + tax.

Public Transit:
Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Red Line Metro, Circulator Bus and 96, L1, L2, L4 and X3 Bus Lines

Executive Chef:
Steven Haughie

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Robert's Private Dining Room is an excellent choice to host your next affair. Our elegantly decorated room can hold up to 32 guests for a seated event. During the warmer months, enjoy a private section of our terrace overlooking Rock Creek Park and our beautiful gardens.

Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

4.3

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4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (1)
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Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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Good for a Date (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Dined here because we were staying here. The menu was very appealing, but the kitchen and service seemed rather amateurish - soup was served at the same time as the appetizer, both of which really needed to be eaten warm - we had them send the appetizer back for rewarming. Same thing happened with the entree, only worse - the protein was hot but dried out and overlooked, while the vegetable bed was cold. We sent this dish back and insisted on a new preparation, not just a rewarming (which is what they would have done otherwise.). This time the entree was delicious and perfectly prepared. It's too bad they couldn't have done it right the first time. Tasty food, finally; poor quality control.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2015

The Shoreham is a beautiful & well-maintained Grande Dame among Washington hotels, which makes this luncheon experience, hosting out-of-town guests, all-the-more disappointing. Service was slipshod, bordering on indifferent. The staff, from maitre d' to waiters appeared focused elsewhere. The crab cake was bland & the presentation of a salade entree was haphazard. It looked as if it had been run through a wind tunnel, prior to arrival at the table. The featured dessert, Biscuit Tortoni, came with vanilla wafers, rather than the classic amaretti cookies.
All-in-all, underwhelming. Sorry!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2015

Our friend wanted to go here for brunch, and eat waffles, to celebrate her birthday. So we made a noon reservation. As we arrived, right about noon, we were told the buffet closes at noon so if we want breakfast we better be speedy.

I've never heard of a brunch buffet ending at noon. This is NOT that kind of brunch buffet. In fact, it was more like the very ordinary breakfast at any business traveler's hotel.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2015

Well received for dinner at restaurant and shown to table. Surprisingly we were then left for 25 minutes without any attention even though the restaurant was not busy. We gave up and walked out !!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 5, 2015

The food was great but the service was the worst I've ever had.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 12, 2015

Consistent and excellent food!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 10, 2015

Dinner Service was the worst I have seen in years. Unfriendly and unhelpful...for the money, you should go some place else.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2015

Lovely 1930's era hotel setting. Grand and spacious. Sat outside on terrace Ruth beautiful view if gardens.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2015

The steak salad is great and everyone seemed to enjoy their lunch. We did have to ask for a refill of ice tea once but after that, it came promptly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2015

While a lovely environment..the for was okay..nothing special..nothing wrong, but not memorable. Wanted to have a business lunch there and my associate asked to have a salad instead of french ties ...a fairly common exchange and was told there would be an extra charge. EMBARRASSING.... figure it out in your pricing and cost structure. A buck or two...seriously. The Marriott gladly makes exchanges like this. Need to examine this...Server was not at the quality or attentiveness I would have expected.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Met visiting friends for Sunday Brunch. Lovely food served well in a beautiful room at anticipated inflated prices.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2015

Good food & attentive service. One minor issue was addressed by staff. Good food selection & attractive restaurant.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2014

This restaurant a perfect choice for Xmas lunch. Variety of food was amazing and absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was perfect. Staff very friendly & attentive. Was recommended by friends and will recommend to others ourselves!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2014

We chose to celebrate our 17th Wedding Anniversary at Roberts and what a fantastic decision that was. We were a little late because of a parking catastrophe by the Valet staff. However, Robert's staff accomodated us and made us feel very special. The food was fantastic. The service was impeccable. I would recommend this restaurant highly for celebrating any special occasion or just having a nice date night out. Beautiful decor and very friendly staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2014

We were at the hotel for a wedding and enjoyed several delicious meals at Roberts. The staff was particularly attentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2014

disappointing but conveniently located in our hotel

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2014

Roberts was not my idea of a great night out. The service was okay but there was a very limited menu. The food was good but lacked the fine dining quality. For a hotel dining experience it will serve best at breakfast and lunch. I would dine at dinner elsewhere.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2014

Breakfast buffet was very good. The coffee was excellent, plentiful. The smoked salmon was terrific. All other items very good. At dinner scallops were excellent quality, although on 2 nights they were a tad sandy.

Breakfast buffet above expectations. Coffee excellent & plentiful. Smoked salmon high quality. All else, good to very good. Nicely laid out. Good service.

Dinner two nights in a row: scallops delicious, although a tad sandy. Salad nice. Waiter, not as good.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 12, 2014

Robert's is an absolute delight! The Dining Room is absolutely gorgeous and the food was terrific - both evening dinner and breakfast buffet (completely gourmet and "cook to order".

Hats off to the whole experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2014

The reputation, service and food is really impeccable. However, when the indoor portion of the restaurant is as hot as it is outside...the experience is diminished.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2014

Roberts is a favorite for breakfast and brunch. Dinner is also very good. Their prices above average but along with that comes the quaint environment, the quality of food and good service which is worth it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 12, 2014

we were very pleased by the food ,by the setting and by the service

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 16, 2014

This is the hotel dinning room. It is very elegant and beautiful with lots of glass and windows. We chose this because we were in town for a graduation and staying at the hotel. The food choices on the menu were rather limited and they were out of the meatloaf that my husband most wanted. My husband had the pasta crab dish, my daughter the baked chicken, I had a salad. All were average...noting of note. The service was good. We had a drink in the hotel bar before dinner....I would recommend it! The bar also serves food, which if we returned we would try. Very good service in the bar and nice atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2014

I took a friend out for his birthday on the Sunday evening, Mother's Day, and I was worried that service would be poor because of the day. To the contrary, everything was very well done. I have been to this restaurant in the past for lunch and dinner, and once for a Thanksgiving menu. I have never been disappointed. Roberts consistently presents great menu choices, good service, excellent food, nice presentation, and fantastic ambience. It's a simple and quiet restaurant. The vaulted ceilings and massive chandeliers in the dining room create an old Europe experience. But the ambience is far from stuffy. The the outdoor tables, on the terrace, and on the patio, overlook a beautiful formal garden. Roberts is worth a special trip.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2014

My family and I travel to DC every year and have quickly discovered that it can be difficult finding good restaurants in the Woodley Park area. We ate here for
Breakfast: the buffet, while pricey, was a great choice. There is a great variety and you can eat until you are sure it will hold you over for an early dinner. The food is fresh and delicious. I particularly LOVED the crab eggs benedict.
Dinner: We've learned what to avoid (crab mac n cheese) and what to enjoy (shrimp caesar salad, meatloaf, salmon). The service is excellent if you go on the weekend when it is busier, but can be slow on weekdays. The most recent visit we also ordered appetizers: onion soup which was served warm not hot, and the scallop appetizer that was amazing!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2014

We had a lovely Easter Brunch last Sunday. We especially appreciated the excellent gluten-free crab cakes since we are gluten free. Thanks! We also appreciated the way several staff members constantly checked on us. Outstanding service!

We went to the Omni Shoreham for brunch a couple of months ago and was very impressed that they had a gluten-free section for their brunch. That's why we decided to go there for Easter Brunch and will return again and again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 6, 2014

Nice restaurant for business breakfasts and lunches. Food is nice, private areas, and quick services.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 27, 2014

Food and service was good i had expected more from an omni but it is convenient and decent.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 22, 2014

We had dinner there and would have had a bad experience had the hostess not stepped in to take our order, get our drinks and just make us feel welcome! Kudos to her after we asked her to help us in the absence of our server. Told they had been slammed (while we saw maybe 10 tables occupied), our hostess stepped in gracefully till our server stepped in, professionally, like a team player.

We had a couple orders of beet carpaccio (3 kinds of beets done three ways), scallops that were perfect and delicious chicken pot pies. Food was good and menu is really varied and well prepared and plated. Oh, we were there to catch up and the noise level was low and intimate. Totally conducive to talking!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 5, 2014

I was here for a business dinner, for which this is an excellent choice - I wouldn't go there for a social night out though as it is rather stuffy. They had a Washington State themed menu, from which I ordered Cider Braised Beef which was absolutely beautiful. I also had Scallops as an appetizer, which were great. One of my colleagues mentioned a problem with the service - he didn't receive his salad despite asking about it a few times. Then the waiter apologized and offered free dessert, but didn't bring that either. My personal experience was that the service was unremarkable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 27, 2014

Pretty good for a hotel restaurant gets very busy a lunch

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 22, 2014

The restaurant was extremely quiet for a Saturday night, which made me wonder whether other reviews had led us astray. But everything was quite good. The crab mac n' cheese, stuffed meatloaf, and three beet salad were outstanding. The crab cakes could have used a bit less filler and a bit more seasoning but that is a minor quibble. The service was attentive and friendly. The room is just beautiful. We were at the end of an exhausting convention week and this dinner was exactly what we needed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I expected better food for the price. I went on V-day, paid $140 for my date and I and was unfortunately underwhelmed with the food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2014

We have lunch at the Roberts Restaurant during a huge convention at the Shoreham. I was smart enough to make reservations and the place was packed. The staff was very responsive and professional. The food was good. It took a while to arrive, which was fine with us because we had business to discuss anyway. The staff was very patient and didn't try to hurry us up. It worked out very well. So, bottom line, good option during a conference but make reservations and don't be in a hurry.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2014

The food and service is reliably good, prices are fair, and ambiance pleasing. Low noise levels permit conversation.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 13, 2014

Excellent attentive service without being intrusive means a first class venue for a business discussion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2014

We ate at Roberts the last night of our stay at the Omni. It's an open restaurant visisble from the hotel lobby and is well appointed. During our stay, it did a brisk breakfast/brunch/lunch business owing to meetings being held in the hotel. (The omelette station looked fantastic.) By the time of our dinner on Sunday night, it was deserted. As a result, service was slow, if pleasant. We had salads and hamburgers with all the fixings. The menu covers the basics; the wine list has some interesting selections. We assume the view in the summer is gorgeous, since the restaurant looks out over Rock Creek Park. If you're staying at the Omni and need a convenient location for a meal, this is the place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Excellent food and and wine selection. Lovee the Crab cakes and the ambiance was the best.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Do not let the fact that this restaurant being in a hotel stop you. The chef was great our waiter was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2013

This is the place to go for a five star, sumptuous dinner in a palatial, marvelously decorated dining room. The chairs were plush and relaxing and there was so much space between tables the experience almost seemed private. There were only three four-course offerings to choose from: a wonderful on-the-bone beef tenderloin, a delicious shrimp dish, and a vegetarian dish, each with interesting sides. The butternut squash soup was a scrumptious starter, followed by a salad, the entree, and dessert, plus beverages, all for $61.00 per person. The service was attentive but not intrusive, and all our questions and needs were dealt with to our complete satisfaction. We highly recommend it.

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