The Hamilton

4.6
8820 Reviews
$30 and under
American
NOW OPEN
Sidewalk Dining-first come, first served
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We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 8820 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming to the Hamilton for years and after moving to NY, I missed the whole experience. Recently traveled back to DC with my girlfriend for a weekend trip and knew I had to take her here. The Hamilton is by far one of my favorite restaurants in DC, it’s massive which allows for multiple different reason to visit. From grabbing a beer with coworkers after work in the front bar, bringing clients for a business lunch in the private booths or just grabbing dinner with friends and family in the large dinning room, you’ll never be disappointed. Food is outstanding and the variation is great, there is always something for everyone. Drinks are also very good, was original skeptical of the espresso martini but glad we ordered them. Will always come back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were excellent. Food and drinks were very tasty overall. But the pasta dishes were super-salty and the fluke was pretty bland. Burger, bento box, crab soup and sushi were excellent.

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AllisonZ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, our server was friendly and attentive, and the decor was really cool.

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JimT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience3

The Hamilton was a convenient meeting place. The drink menu and food were good. The bread pudding was exceptional. Service was just ok. I'd go back if I was in the area but it wouldn't be a destination for me.

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vipKristiO
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

There was a bug in my food and the staff didn't even acknowledge that anything was wrong, they just took the plate away and didn't offer anything. It was all very nonchalant and I that it was strange. I'm not normally one to complain, but a bug in my food is not okay. Clearly the kitchen is dirty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Seemed short staffed. Took a while to get table cleared and seated despite having reservation. Waiter was great but appeared to have too many tables assigned. He was courteous and great, though the timeliness of the food was not great. Only negative on food quality was dessert - ordered the confetti cake option. It was quite stale as if the cake had been sitting for a few days.

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KellyC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While in DC for a day before heading to NYC, we stumbled upon The Hamilton and decided to give it a try. We were NOT disappointed. The service was amazing, the food delicious, and the atmosphere relaxing. It’s a MUST when in the area.

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vipPresMitchell
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my first dining experience at the Hamilton. Met with a couple of colleagues for a business meal and planning session. The wait staff (Troy) was impeccable, very personable, and timely with all orders coming from our table. I will definitely be eating there again soon.

MB
MorganB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was pretty good and well-priced for DC, social distancing was excellent, waiter was attentive, dining room was beautiful, clean, and comfortable

RG
RafaelG
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around, except the funfettie cake. It was old and dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lincoln’s first trip to DC

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Petch
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Good ambiance, service was slower than expected, food was good but average.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little hesitant about booking this restaurant as the menu has a lot going on. Sometimes it’s hard for restaurants to give their 100% when there’s so many different options on the menu... but i’m SO glad I gave this place a chance. It definitely didn’t disappoint. We went for Easter brunch and it was lovely weather, we got to sit outside and enjoy some sunshine with delicious food. Our waitress was amazing and took care of us without asking how we were doing every two seconds. A little on the pricey side so I personally would go for more special occasions instead of just casual dining. Bathrooms were nice and clean as well, always a plus!

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TaraB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were impeccable. We had Easter brunch and I would definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service could not have been better!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at The Hamilton, I must say it was amazing! Roman was our server & super phenomenal. We’ll be back again!

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vipsajayjaz
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was great. Good was ok. I would come back.

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vipBuffaloBill
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, food prepared as expected, central location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service with amazing food. The quality of the ingredients made the meals outstanding.

JM
vipJeannieM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Easter brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was incredible. Drinks were okay. Salmon was outstanding!

TM
TravisM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place to eat highly recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to The Hamilton is a tradition when we visit DC. This time we were able to take our daughters.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!

BH
BienH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Our server was helpful by providing information on the different food and drinks. I appreciate how the restaurant practiced CoVid health/safety guidelines: took our temperatures, wearing masks, physically distanced from other groups dining inside.

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Mooroco
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Rooms are vaulted and wooden, with booths or tables well spaced. We got a booth. Food was quite good but not great. We had burgers and a crab cake sandwich. All the meats were good and buns very fresh. However, the service was slow, indifferent and sloppy: spilt water on our plates (and did nothing) and, horror of horrors, poured a beer from an upside down can into a glass = 1/4 beer 3/4 froth. Not a standard you would expect at this price point.

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ErikaE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food at a great price. I really enjoyed the ambiance and the service was good as well.

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in the area and have been going to the Hamilton regularly for a few years now. The Hamilton routinely delivers incredible food (including their bomb sushi!), excellent service, and a classy ambiance with their traditional old DC style. I recommend Hamilton to all my friends, they have something for every palette!

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BILLYW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hamilton never disappoints.t The food and service is always 1st class. I look forward to returning soon!

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vipHamilton
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great (Crab Cakes, Bolognese, Shrimp and Grits, Calamari and Fried Wings). Nelson, our waiter was great too. I highly recommend...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was more than nice. The food was very good. I have no complaints. Oh i didnt see meatloaf on the menu. Lol

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love coming to Hamilton, especially for brunch! The food is always delicious. The drinks are always fun and tasty. Servers here are also attentive, but they don’t interrupt too much. Overall, Hamilton is one of our go to restaurants for dates or for meals with visitors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Abby was excellent and attentive. Her service was impeccable.

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Esquire
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you’re a sushi fan I recommend the Dynamite Roll for an appetizer. Nelson was also a great server! He was efficient and well versed in the menu for a recommendation. I had the Blackened Catfish Etouffee for my main course and it was delicious

JC
vipJoyceC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great!! Food was delicious, waitstaff was super attentive. Will definitely be returning!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server was poor. Not many diners-took forever to bring drinks. Was asked 3 different times to bring something and “forgot”.

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Traveler
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly waitstaff. Wonderful food!!

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Jaymarr
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi I ever had the waiter was very knowledgably I enjoyed my dinner here a lot

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SamanthaO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in DC, of course, did not disappoint. My first visit to The Hamilton since the beginning of the pandemic had me feeling very safe (25% capacity had us seated far away, >12 ft, from any other diners, in the most spacious high-ceiling dining room). Drinks, food, service, and artwork as brilliant as ever.

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alexis
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always I was taken back by the price of the sushi!! They went up on all their prices, but it’s always good so I’m not really complaining.

FAQs

The Hamilton does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Hamilton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 787-1000.

The Hamilton is rated 4.6 stars by 8820 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.

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