The Hamilton is located in the heart of downtown, with over 37,000 sq ft. of space, it can accommodate events in a variety of elegant & unique settings. The Hamilton LIVE is a state of the art music venue with tiered seating- a perfect spot for private conferences & live performances.View Private Dining Details
I used to really like this place, especially since good, not crazy expensive restaurants are few and far between around the White House. However I was very disappointed with both the food and the gaggle of hosts at the front, who were quite rude, even though they made us wait over 30 min past our reservation time for a party of 3. The manager tried to make it up to us by offering complementary appetizers, which we accepted, but both the deviled eggs and the spanish octopus were really bad--over seasoned and over cooked.
I had the braised lamb entree as well and that was pretty inedible as well--waaaaay too much seasoning, a bit too fatty for my taste, and the polenta and kale were also just not good. My husband had the salmon, which was also terribly over-cooked and dry.
I will not be going back to the Hamilton for anything more than drinks in the future and will not be recommending it to friends and family as well.
God’s was good, decor was interesting and service left a lot to be desired. We sat at our table for at least 15 minutes before we were even greeted. Everything was slow food beverages and service. Food was pretty good.
Food was excellent and staff were attentive. I will definitely be returning.
It took 30 minutes to get a Jack Daniels on the rocks. I have no idea here the waitress would go for up to 10 minutes at a time. She had to be told everything two or three times. Food was average.
I was extremely shocked with the service overall.
Worst service I've received in years.
It was close to impossible to see the server so my party had to wait 10-20mins minimum whenever we needed anything which ended up catching other server to get our server for us.
Yet, service got worse and we even complained to the manager and he wasn't much different.
Foods were not that good either. One of their most famous dish, Bugatini Mussel Pasta was dry yet soggy so we could barely eat; had to cancel it and take that out of the check. Even paying for the food process took forever so other server printed out check for us. Extremely disappointed. Will never be coming back.
The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Really recommend the bbq catfish.
Love the Hamilton, unfortunately on this visit our waitress was slow to greet us and take our order. Additionally the incorrect appetizer order was delivered to our table. Wine and food were exceptional as always! Will definitely return.
Everything was awesome! Great food and great service.
Was traveling with family. We have eaten here one other time and loved it. So, we brought my mother and she enjoyed the lovely atmosphere. The veggie burger was served like warm and wasn’t great the staff fixed and mom got a lovely salad. We needed the meal with apple pie and it was heavenly. O
This is really a pub. An upscale pub but I was expecting a higher end restaurant. Service was mediocre at best. Sushi was good. Pork was dry and lacking in flavor. Meh. Won’t be back.
Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the meal was excellent. The experience far exceeded our expectations.
All activities would be outstanding at the Hamilton! Great wait staff and manager accommodate our group needs! Awesome guy!
Great brunch food, service, and feel.
The atmosphere was good, but a little louder than I thought it would be. The food was very average. I had the pasta with sausage. Not sure where the sausage was so I was disappointed in that. My wife had the pork chop. The pork chop looked good, but was not very flavorful at all. the gravy made it better, but not much better. I'd give the Hamilton another chance, but I would not order the same thing.
I made a reservation for my wife and I during a trip to Washington, D.C. just for a night out and The Hamilton made for a perfect date. I was pleasantly surprised by their menu options and beer selection. The service was incredible and made you feel extremely welcome. I'd highly recommend The Hamilton to anyone looking for a nice meal, good atmosphere and a great time.
Waited 1 hour from sitting down until served. Food was below average and very over priced. Bar looked pretty cool but pass on the food and service.
Had terrible service, couldn't bring extra napkins, ketchup when asked. Got one of the two orders wrong. The only thing that was good was that the manager was embarrassed and didn't charge us for the entire bill. For that reason, I may try it again. Everyone tells me it is a great place however.
Food didnot come more than 45 min. We ordered mac & cheese from kids menu, octopus, and tuna Bento box, it was 10:45pm late dinner after the hokey game, we could not wait, so left. If the food cannot be ready for 40 min, should not be on the menu, or should warn before ordering. So disappointed.
Food and service were fantastic
Enjoyed our dinner at The Hamilton during a recent D.C. trip. The restaurant was packed and the bar is very lively. We enjoyed the atmosphere, but if you are looking for a quiet dinner this may not be the place on busier nights.
This place is crazy busy, definitely make a reservation as we heard the hostess tell someone it would be an hour and a half wait on a Wednesday night. They took us to our table exactly at our reservation time, so nice that they honor them. The whole meal went well, from the great table, to good service, to the yummy food. Huge menu selection, great kids menu.
A good waiter helps with the experience, and especially one that can accurately describe the items on the menu (because many are apparently a little different than one world expect based on the description). Without a good waiter, it can be disappointing. The managers appear to be on top of things, though.
Excellent Food, Staff, and Value. A real step up from the folks who own Clyde's and Old Ebbitt. This is a place to go for business or for a family visiting DC. Not too fancy, not too casual, it is a very nice balance with a great menu. Beef Stroganoff was superb!!!
Deviled eggs with fried egg whites and lox were awesome... we should have just eaten several plates of them. Friend's sushi appeared good, my cheeseburger was OK, but green beans sauce was weird. Wife says blackened catfish was OK but nothing to write home about. Lady waiter was extremely personable and attentive (while a bit forgetful).
This is a great place for a group in downtown DC. It is a huge restaurant but they do an excellent job keeping the food quality high. Service is good but the restaurant is always packed so there may be some lags. Noise level is very high. This is not an intimate place in any way but again the food is well prepared and presented. Nice wine list too and prices are DC standard but not ‘break the bank’ high
Great service and food!
Great location in DC. It is a fun place to experience DC. Food and Service very strong.
Delicious food and exemplary staff...as always, we’ll be back next time we visit DC!
I have been coming to The Hamilton for several years. The food is always excellent. However, every time I am there, I feel like the servers could be much more friendly. I am not saying they don't do a good job. They just seem to be less then thrilled to be at work.
Brunch was good. Lots of options. Drinks were very good. Seafood chowder was great. Would go back again
We love Paige. She’s always smiling, always pleasant, and her service is amazing.
The food was good and diverse. Cocktails were a bit hit or miss so you should query your server before ordering.
I have been to The Hamilton several times and this was the least enjoyable experience. I made a reservation through Open Table days in advance and we were promptly seated. It took about 20 minutes before we were approached by a server and received very little service. He was friendly and knowledgable about the menu, however, we appeared to be a table away from his section as we never saw him. My friend ordered crabcake and it arrived cold. I like to take out of towners here for the DC ambiance and will think twice before dining there.
Food pretty good, service awful - waitress was slow and not very helpful.
Food was great, nice selection, sat on time however I service was terrible. We waited over 30 minutes for our drinks, had to ask the waitress to take our order after 25 minutes, the mussels came out without a bowl for shells, disappointed.
Delicious food and a nice atmosphere. Service could’ve been a little better as our waitress seemed overburdened with multiple tables. It was a very busy night to her credit. The crisp Brussels sprouts was some of the most delicious food I’ve ever tasted!
The Hamilton is certainly a D.C. classic. We had a regular burger and southern fried chicken sandwich for a late lunch. Both were spectacular, especially considering the reasonable price. The sweet potato fries were delicious. And while the truffle fries are also excellent, they are heavy on the oil.
Phenomenal food! Really good brunch menu. Got a reservation day of which was a good call. 10/10 would eat there again
Good brunch, friendly staff good food