The Hamilton

4.6
7397 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
DINING: Open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, The Hamilton is the meeting place in DC. Sushi, charcuterie, and seasonal & regional American fare. Sophisticated cocktails. Wine from limited-harvest boutique vineyards. Craft beer. After-work gatherings. Private celebrations. Company meetings. Two levels. 5 bars. 4 dining rooms. At 14th & F-the heart of downtown DC.



CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Founding father, mover, shaker, lover & dueling politico, Alexander Hamilton's vision for America helped it to become the world's venue for opportunity and success. Washington DC's destination for music and entertainment is dedicated to the talent and passion of America's best artists. The Hamilton offers local, national and international musicians the unique opportunity to entertain a city that is never short on opinions, all within earshot of The White House.
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Half Price Sushi 3-6 PM & After 11 PM

Sushi Happy Hour: 1/2 priced classic rolls, signature rolls, nigiri, and sashimi every day from 3 pm to 6 pm & after 11 pm. Dine in only.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 22, 2019

Ends: January 23, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM 11:00PM-11:30PM

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service food and ambiance all excellent

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J
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!!!
Great drinks...Great Food...service was great...no complaints here

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food is very mediocre.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were spectacular. I was with a party of 5 and we were seated in a private room. The food was delicious, and the service was prompt and incredibly welcoming.

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LG
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and courteous staff made us feel at home.
Loved the food and our server was magnificent.

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DH
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hamilton was awesome, from the actual restaurant itself to the excellent food and prompt & attentive service. I'd go back in a heartbeat to try some more of their offerings.

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St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get at least one crab cake. Amazing food and service for very reasonable price considering the level of quality.

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KB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

When we arrived, I check in with the hostess. She said it would be a few minutes while she checked for our table. We stepped to the side to let others check in. 20 mins passed (I heard people check in that had reservations and some that did not- who were seated before us, but I continued to wait) finally she looked at me and said, what was the name again and how many? It was my daughters 17th birthday and we had show tickets to Fords Theater- so we ended up being a bit rushed at the end. Our server did bring out a goo cake for her. The food was good, the wine was overpriced. I looked up the bottle we ordered and it costs around $24 - the restaurant charged $60... I would think $44-50 would have been more reasonable upcharge.

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BR
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Server was non attentive and never asked how meal was. Seemed pretty occupied with larger groups.

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MI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Based on the reviews we’d read, we expected food that was better prepared. The Cesar salad was tasteless, the tempura shrimp was heavy and greasy. The menu was limited and the food was not prepared well. Our waitress, however, was delightful!

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PM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I've been here once before and very much enjoyed my pre-theatre entree and cocktail. On this visit I was underwhelmed with the food (3 sushi rolls during 1/2 price 3p-6p special) which was good, but nothing special, and my martini, while pretty good, only filled half the glass. I think it's ridiculous to pay $13.50 for basically a shot, and the waiter didn't think there was anything wrong with this. Additionally, we made a reservation and still waited 10mins to be seated.

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DW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Used to view The Hamilton as a backup if I couldn’t get a reservation at The Old Ebbitt. But it’s now become a destination restaurant all its own. Great food, drinks, service. Held a booth for me on a crowded evening; would go back just out of gratitude for that.

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MK
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service was exceptional!

Highly recommended to anyone in DC!

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KR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I liked the room very much, the server was great, and the food was very good. They were a bit slow on the drink service. But all and all a very nice place.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank John Grace for always making me and my friend feel welcome

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The whole process from reservation to dessert was smooth and easy. Our server Max, was a pleasure. I will come to the Hamilton again, and will not hesitate to relate our experience to our friends.

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Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Filet over cooked;2nd time brought out medium rare steak vs. med well. Service was slow and inattentive. Manager did nothing to make up for poor experience.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a group of 8 with 4 kids and they put us in a corner room with round table that was perfect.

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JR
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food , big selection of diferents cain of fooo

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TL
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Would definitely recommend this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!!! Shrimp and grits were the best dish.

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K
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! Go and enjoy!!
We went for brunch and it was delicious.

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JG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor, great location, and attentive staff. There were a few bright spots on the brunch menu (ricotta donuts and pecan sticky buns) and serviceable standard fare.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the Hamilton never disappoints!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here after our elopement and had a lovely dinner!

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing waiter and good food, but horribly overpriced cocktails.

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Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good but probably the worst service I have had in DC. I think the server would have rather been anywhere than where she was. Ruined our first experience dining here. We will not go back

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DC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was fantastic! Fun yet respectful. The sushi was amazing as was my salmon. The portions are generous.

The only complaint, it was LOUD!!

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Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hamilton never disappoints! I met up with a colleague for dinner and the food was amazing. We had no trouble making a reservation via Open Table and were ushered right to our seats upon arriving. The service was spot on and our server was attentive without being pushy. She allowed us to enjoy our meal and take the time needed to catch up over sushi and a market greens salad. I just wish I knew what went into the salad dressing... it was delicious! I’ll definitely be back when I’m in the downtown DC area.

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was nice, it was a bit noisy. The food was good, not extraordinary. The drinks were weak. I thought the hummus was very bland. The rest of my group also thought the food was good. It was my 2nd visit, nothing outstanding to make me want to return.

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SM
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was fine. Service was a little slow and inattentive, but it was a busy day for the restaurant. Two of the four orders were wrong. The size of the steak for the $27 steak and eggs was smaller than I would have preferred. The blackened catfish sandwhich was good. Pity the lunch menu was not available on a Saturday afternoon, would have preferred that (which I'd seen online) to the brunch menu.

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PT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved having brunch on Saturday at The Hamilton. We arrived about 15 minutes early for our reservation but were seated right away. The atmosphere was very nice, much fancier than I expected, nice table and chairs, rich wood paneling on the walls, etc. For some reason I was expecting a glorified diner but the Hamilton is much nicer. The drinks and food were amazing. I highly recommend the cheese board as a starter. This was our first time eating at the Hamilton but I know we'll be sure to return.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Staff hovered to take my plate and cleared all others while I was still eating - then took it with half food on it and didn’t wrap it up for left-overs. Same thing happened to the Brussels sprouts side barely touched. It was louder in the back room than it is in other rooms with the higher booths that I now realize block out a lot of noise. We had to ask if there was a soup of the day - etc. Waitress was fine but added no value to the experience or our understanding of the menu - description of the Bento Box barely described it at all. Same with the cauliflower steak - just not a good description. She also did not seem to understand what the cold Brussel sprouts salad was. If this was my first time A I would not come back. But we go all the time - for shows downstairs and for lunches and dinners (campaign for tobacco-free kids where my husband works uses it a lot - and I work at Treasury- and The Hamilton is a go-to favorite normally - which is why I picked it for dinner last Friday - but just not a great night overall.

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DB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was well prepared. Seasonings balanced and overall flavor profile excellent. Several different dishes at our table of five. Service was prompt and curtious. Food delivery was well paced. Would recommend for casual dinner. Pushing 5 stars. Near perfect.

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Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and we enjoyed a nice cheese platter appetizer. Vibrant atmosphere. Our server was good but we think was new so he wasn't quite on the ball as we'd experienced in the past. Good visit overall

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in one of the private Partially enclosed booths. The restaurant is just beautiful with all the dark wood.
Our server was fantastic. Only thing is it’s really loud.

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K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had dinner on the early side so we could enjoy the 1/2 price sushi. At half price, it was okay. I would not pay full price for it, and I won't go back for the sushi. I just cannot recommend it (even at half price). The rice was not seasoned properly, but the rolls were okay (nothing special). However, the dishes from the non-sushi menu were terrific. I very much enjoyed the brussel sprout salad and the pasta dish. The bread pudding was tasty, and the coffee was wonderful (robust, hot and served in individual French presses). We would definitely go back to try the rest of their menu. Based on what we had this time, I am confident that their American fare would be yummy.

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GS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hamilton is a very classy lunch spot right in the downtown area. The menu is suitably varied, and the food was quite good. The prices fit the dining experience. I will be back again.

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