Tonight was a little strange. We were headed over there for dinner, so I made a reservation on OpenTable with the soonest time being an hour from when we got there. When we arrived, half of the main room was empty, so they sat us immediately (awesome!) at the end of the end of the long communal table telling us that all the other single-party tables were reserved (fine by us!). What’s strange is that after the other party at the other end of the farm table left, soon after we got there, the table remained otherwise empty and many of the single-party tables remained empty as well. Even though there wasn’t a full room, it took a long time for a waiter to take our order and then another long period for the drinks and appetizers to arrive. Bluejacket is usually pretty good about getting people served, in my experience, so I guess it was just an off night. The food and beer were excellent as usual!
Well-decorated, bright space for brunch! Great food and beer to go with it. Attentive service. We really enjoyed our time here.
Service was excellent. Went for lunch on Saturday with boyfriend. He ordered a rib combo special dish and I ordered pierogies. We also ordered a trout dip appetizer and a slew of sampler beers. Excellent service and food all around. We were in the quieter section towards the front of the restaurant but the main bar area could be loud for some people's liking.
Great food and exceptional beer and service. A choice in very good cask beers is a special treat.
We had reservations for 3 and were sat at a middle table with ZERO lighting other than the candle on the table. We requested another seat where we could see the menu but were DENIED even though several were available & remained available for an hour after we were seated. We had to use the flashlights on our menu to order & reference several times. The burger & chicken sandwiches were less than flavorful. Waitress had a hard time seeing the menu as well for our questions. Super loud for a 7:30 meal & less than quality food experience. We don’t plan to return.
Took my father here for the first time and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was good, the drinks were great, and its just a very cool spot.
Would highly recommend for folks who want to try something new and reliable.
Would love to give a shout out to our server and the manager who ensured we had a memorable trip! We will be back!
Excellent food and drinks! My favorite place in my neighborhood!
Made reservations to Arsenal at Bluejacket Brewery for brunch and it did not disappoint, as usual. Since they make fantastic beer, I started off with a Turning Road IPA and it was delicious. Arsenal's brunch menu is formidable: burgers, chicken sandwiches, omelets...you want to get one of everything. I went with the One-Eyed Susan: toast with a baked egg in the middle, surrounded by Andouille sausage and finished with Green Goddess dressing. Fabulous!
Bluejacket is a three-story microbrewery located in Navy Yard, which is the heart of the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood of Washington, DC. The restaurant occupies the old boilermaker building, which used to manufacture boilers for navy ships, munitions, and other products. The name of the restaurant comes from a navy team for an enlisted person. The restaurant gave off an industrial vibe. Our server Daniel M. made our dining experience a memorable one. He remembered everyone's orders and got them right. He made sure that we were fed and hydrated. He gave us our checks in a timely manner.
We ordered two beers (i.e., Nowhere Lullaby and Naked Eye) and two handhelds (i.e., Grilled Cheese and Pulled Pork Sandwich. The Grilled Cheese consisted of swiss cheese and smoked tomato jam in between parker house loaf. It was served with pickle and crispy housemade chips. Unlike the traditional grilled cheese, the flavors weren't overpowering. The Pulled Pork Sandwich consisted of cumin rubbed pork, pickled jalapeno, crunchy cabbage, and lime aioli in between toasted hamburger bun. It was also served with with pickle and crispy housemade chips. After our errand, we returned for more beers (i.e., Here We Roam and Pattern Skies).
I’ve always enjoyed the bar seating at Bluejacket. It’s a lively and fun place to hang with friends. The beer and bites are great.
This was the first time I requested regular seating. As always, the food and drinks were great. However, the service wasn’t what I would expect from an establishment like this. For me, service is paramount.
The waiter was terrific! Unfortunately, she was working 5+ tables and people were beginning to get mad. Hire more staff!
This is a place for millenials and people who love to yell their conversation. Service was uneven. For example, one dessert for our party of four wasn’t brought out. Took 15 minutes to flag down our server to make sure it wasn’t on bill. A nicer restaurant would have bagged it up to go for free.
Awesome food and great wait staff! Noise level was super loud though and made it hard to have a conversation. Otherwise, overall a good experience.
Great spot and would highly recommend to anyone. Great lighting and ambiance.
Great meal and service
The brunch was very good. But nothing was special besides the cinnamon rolls, which are a must if you go for brunch. Unfortunately, the service was terrible. We didn’t get water or coffee until our food came, and our waiter often forgot about us.
Service not great- ordered Bullet Bourbon which the waiter recommended, came back and said they were out of that brand- order wine for dinner, waiter came back and said they were out of that also. Stick to beer and a burger at this place
Brunch was great! Awesome server who made fantastic beer suggestions as well.
I've gone to Blue Jacket before for the beer, but the food blew me away! The double cut pork chop was fantastic and I loved my brownie sundae.
I had a 1:15 reservation and wasn't seated until 1:50. And then service was jusy really slow.
My friend and I ordered the restaurant week lunch. The waitress brought our check before she brought our desserts. We waited thirty minutes to try to flag the waitress so we could get our desserts but she ignored us and we had to give up. The food was good but we were disappointed we didn't get the full meal we paid for.
It’s a better brewery than reatuarant. Good was not bad. Just mediocre. Nice ambiance, though
I convinced two of my colleagues to make the walk down to Bluejacket for a Restaurant Week lunch. We arrived at 12:30 and were immediately seated, and were able to place our orders about 10 minutes later. Unfortunately, two fairly big issues ensued from there. First, my colleague who is allergic to walnuts (and said so to our server) was served a salad with walnuts. It was sent back and a corrected order was brought out 5 minutes later. Then, there was a 30-40 minute gap after we finished our appetizers during which we neither were visited by our waiter nor received word of our entrees, even as all the tables around us (which were seated and ordered after we were) received their food, ate, paid, and left. We finally got our entrees around 1:40 - so much for a quick lunch. We ended up spending an hour and a half at the restaurant, even though once the entrees came we ate as quickly as possible and immediately closed out our bill. Overall, the food was good, but I don't think we'll ever try to visit for a weekday lunch again. I especially felt bad for making a recommendation that took so long, as my colleagues and I had to work late to make up for lost time.
Host was absent for at least 10 minutes. Bartenders and servers short staffed. Many tables visibly unhappy with service. And this bad service is fairly common. Best service is sitting at the bar. Beer and food was fantastic. It definitely needs to focus and up it’s service.
The food was great & the drinks fantastic. However, it was very loud, could barely hear myself think & having a conversation was difficult. Our waitress was not great. We wanted to order a second round BUT we’re so afraid our waitress might get lost, or just not bring them, that we opted out. Asked for napkins, never got them. Took longer then it probably should have to even get our first round. I didn’t even wait for the check, just gave her my card and said run it. I figured it would take her forever and a day to get the check, come back to get it with my card and bring it back. Will definitely go back but it won’t be when I have somewhere to be afterward. I am assuming the service was bad because it was so busy so I want to give it another go but, as someone who was a waitress for 5 years, that’s when the service should be top notch.
Food was great but it was super loud and service was extremely slow
The staff was perfectly attentive and everyone’s meals were delicious! Great selection of beer! Got the falafel sandwich and it was yummy!
Love the beer here. They do a great job with sours and saisons. You gotta love a place with beers named after songs by Wilco, The Jam and, um, Wall of Voodoo. The food is a cut above most brew pubs as well. Good burgers.
The alcohol, as is typical in the waterfront area, is unjustifiably over-priced. Since nearly 100 percent of the patrons are not driving drunk, you should consider decreasing your price on booze so that patrons can have even more fun.
It was great!
It was so cold in the restaurant we kept on our coats and hats -- there was obviously a problem with the heating system. We mentioned it several times to the staff but they brushed it off. Just acknowledging that there was an issue and offering a reason would have been better than ignoring it. The service was pretty abysmal. It appeared that there wasn't enough wait staff, and those present weren't properly trained. The beer was good :). Those in our party who had burgers said they were very good. Fries were just ok, but could have been because they were cold. The decor is great. But, given the whole experience, wouldn't return because of the seeming mismanagement and poor service.
This was my first time at blue jacket. The service could have been better. The food was good but not worth the price. It is not a place I would recommend to someone first. I was not really impressed.
I went for lunch with my co-workers. Everyone liked their food and the service was good, but we couldn't hear each other because it was so loud. I would return, but maybe with a smaller group of people, and I would like to try dinner instead.
Bluejacket's food has improved over the years to the point where it's now a place I like to bring out of town guests--especially those that like adventurous beers. The menu has a decent balance, but I'd say it's best if looking for a heavy, filling meal. The ambiance is great and the service is attentive, even when it gets super busy (which it does). Two (manageable) cons: Parking can be a pain and it can be very loud when packed. Overall though, Bluejacket gets my enthusiastic thumb's up!
This is such an awesome restaurant/brewery. I really enjoyed brunch and the service was excellent and attentive.
2 minor improvements:
1. Somehow birds go into the restaurant. (They have extremely high ceilings and probably have the brewery doors open for deliveries.) Occassionally, however, they would land on the tables. Eek.
2. In the winter dress warmly the restaurant is a bit drafty. Drinking more beer is also a suggestion! :)
The service was great, the beer was fantastic but the food was sub-par for the price you pay. If we come back, it will only be for beer, nothing else.
This restaurant is one of my favorites in D.C. I take every out of town guest here for the great beer, good food and aesthetics. My friends and I often go to watch sports games. Whatever the occasion, Bluejacket never disappoints!
Ok, but very overpriced. 4 burgers, 2 pretzel apps, and 4 beers came to 150 bucks. Requested to sit in a booth, hostess refused while table was empty during our entire dinner. Beer is good, but not for the value paid.
The pierogies were the best I've had anywhere, and being able to try original beers is always a plus! Only downside to the evening was I ate way too much
I was excited about going to Blue Jacket for a liverwurst Sandwich; unfortunately it was no longer on the menu. My husband and I ordered two appetizers, both were good. My husband ordered porchetta, which he loved. I had a burger as a backup to what I actually wanted which was the liverwurst. The experience was good.