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The Hamilton

4.6
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8563 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
NOW OPEN
Sidewalk Dining
Carryout - delivery & pickup
June 22: Open for indoor dining - reserve now

Mask Usage
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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 8563 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
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4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viptsheffey24
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. We are glad that we went. We sat inside. The service was great.

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AshlieR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was wonderfully spaced, the service was great and the food was delicious!

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SherryT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit outside and the weather was perfect. The appetizers were delicious, and the entrees were even more delicious. It was nice to get out during this pandemic and the Hamilton was the perfect place to do so

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out to brunch yesterday but were not sure how wise it was with the Coronavirus worries. However, we were reassured by the restaurant's obvious concern for high standards of hygiene, the fact that we were place in a booth well away from other diners, and the very high level of concern shown by our waiter. The food is wonderful and we wanted to enjoy it one more time before leaving town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Server never refilled drinks, never checked on the food order, and after dropping dessert menu he did not come back for 15 minutes. We were planning to order some, but due to his poor service all night we did not feel like spending anymore time in this restaurant.

Could have been a great experience with a different server. Disappointing and the first bad review I have ever left after on open table. As a past server I am typically understanding of slow service, but our experience here was bad on a new level!

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GregC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

50th bday for wife, waiter couldn’t of cared less.

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CordellC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service and ambiance was fine, however something didn’t sit right with me from the sushi as I became ill soon after consumption.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Great communication and rapport. Highly recommend.

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vipJohn
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been to DC twice, but we’ve probably eaten at The Hamilton 6 times. It’s that good! The beer and wine selection is great, and the quality and variety of food is great. If that wasn’t enough, they have concerts several nights a week. If you haven’t tried The Hamilton, do yourself a favor and try it out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a quick dinner, which was made possible because we were able grab a reservation on OT.

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TomC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to beat the value here. The food is as good as can be, but not overpriced like some places in the area. Excellent service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Our waitress recommended the scallops. They were incredible. Great service and value

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vipHen4
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband had the chicken bowl and he loved it. I had the sausage ragu which I didn't have high expectations for, but it ended up being delicious! We had the apple crumb pie for breakfast, which was okay, but nothing to get excited about. I would definitely come back here.

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NickP
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch was outstanding!!

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Ash209
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was terrible and the food/drinks were ok. I wouldn't come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hamilton team - from reception to bartender to wait staff - were all top notch. So were the crab cakes and scallops! A great way to celebrate a big birthday.

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smaphd
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends! Easily accommodate our group of 6 and there was something for everyone!

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vipCarolineH
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time having brunch at The Hamilton and our Shrimp & Grits and Norwegian "Bennie" were very well-prepared. Our waitperson was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We could have used a little more legroom in the booth as one of our party is quite tall but otherwise the seating was very comfortable. We will definitely return!

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Burkester
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good location in Downtown DC. Near Pennsylvania Avenue, National Theater, Sights/Monuments/White House/Historic Hotels. The Hamilton a Very good Restaurant, great Service and Food-Historic Restaurant! We are Repeat Customers!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! Service was fast and friendly! We loved it!

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vipEARPA
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The bar was hopping at the Hamilton on Friday evening. Lots of energy and a high noise level. We did not get seated for our 6:30 PM reservation until about 6:50 PM. Started at the bar with some interesting cocktails. Food is plentiful and came out hot. Our server was friendly and pleasant. With an appetizer and entrée, we had no room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty food. Dining room was nice and quiet, good for could conversation. Staff were super friendly and knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is consistently good at the Hamilton. We were there at lunch on Friday. The place was packed and it was noisy. The staff did a good job of being responsive though they were clearly running around to keep up.

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vipBrendaH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our waitress was amazing

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vipMCK2112
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

My CEO is in town and she wanted some good seafood. I thought of Hamilton as I have been there before.
We were seated and then waited 5 minutes to get water and had to ask to send us our waiter. He came over and started by taking our drink order.
7-10 mins later he comes to the table with no drinks. Apologizing saying he will get them.
4 mins later he comes and says they are on the way and took our order.
5-7 more minutes and our appetizers arrive. I ask for a manager to see us. Oscar was great and apologetic and had our drinks over quickly. Top Man

However, that’s not the order you want. I wanted a cocktail, then apps, then dinner.
Just makes the night a downer.
CEO said the food was good, but don’t take customers here in the future. I agree.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great. There was a rather extended delay in getting our main course

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vipLBDAS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was good. We were a table of 7, so we had our own private room, which was very nice. The service was awful - it took us very long to place an order and get our food.

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Prissymoore
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hamilton has a terrific atmosphere and very impressive food especially given the its size. We took our daughters there ages 10 & 14 and they were both thrilled with all of the options. Mom & Dad enjoyed some sushi, steak, and great beer on draught. Fun evening.

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vipKM20
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Had reservations early Saturday evening; made a reservation but still needed to wait about 10 minutes before being seated. No problem as the restaurant was very busy. Food was amazing; everyone at our table got sushi, both rolls and sushi entrees, and it was very fresh and tasty. The one issue was service. Again, the restaurant was very busy, but there were long periods of time when our waiter was no where to be found. Everyone finished their drinks. Then the water. By the time he came back to see about dessert (which we had planned on), no one wanted to sit any longer.

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vipcandiceh
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for the weekend, my daughters birthday, and they put us in a fabulous private booth with doors!!! We had the crab deviled eggs and the yellowtail appetizers. The duck entree was very good as was the tenderloin salad. We had the bread pudding/as good as any in Mew Orleans. They made us very nice a French 75 but would prefer them in a modern champagne glass rather than a coupe. Service was superlative! You can not go wrong dining here.

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vipRoxanne
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Bar staff is very personable. Wait staff is efficient, but could take some personality lessons from the bar staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night experience! Our waitress was excellent and the food was phenomenal! Try the ooey gooey cake - it will not disappoint!

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RayA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. It’s obviously a very popular place so we had reservations but it was LOUD. A bit better in the restaurant vs the bar but still very loud. Food was really delicious but most of my separate dishes were too salty which took away a bit of the flavor. Overall would still definitely go back and would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Old Ebbitt, but had never tried Tge Hamilton! WOW!!! It did NOT disappoint!!! I loved everything about it!!! Renice, our waitress was simply A-mazing!!! The food was SPECTACULAR!!! And Larry, the Bartender...well, there’s NO ONE finer!!! Thank you for a MOST MEMORABLE experience!!!👍🏼👍🏼

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Bossiflossi
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous waitress. Perfect filet. Courteous and attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had higher expectations on the fatty tuna. All else was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our server was so rude and completely just left our table for 20min. We ended up leaving to go eat somewhere else. I’ve been here multiple times and was so disappointed!

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KjB2
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is outrageously loud. You can’t even hear people at your own table. Waiters are curt. We had to ask multiple times for a wine chiller which should be delivered with every bottle of white wine. My husband ordered the duck medium rare it was as tough as a basketball. Clearly it was half cooked earlier and then re warmed. Over priced for what they deliver. To management: focus on the food and dust your decor that hangs over diner’s heads, it’s very unappetizing.

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Frequentlvillevisitor
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good atmosphere and great bar. Had higher expectations after visiting the bar area

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JayT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Main dishes were delicious but the side dishes were cold and could tell they had sat for a while before being served.

FAQs

The Hamilton does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 8563 OpenTable diners.

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