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About The Hamilton

A Higher End…




DINING EXPERIENCE: 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.

600 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Sushi, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 8:30am - 4:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
F Street NW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 787-1000

Website:
http://thehamiltondc.com/

Entertainment:
Brunch: Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm; Brunch: Sunday 8:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Catering:
Please contact our special events team at 202.552.5000.

Parking Details:
We offer $10 validated self-parking after 5pm and on weekends at the PMI garage located at 1325 G Street between 13th and 14th Streets.

Public Transit:
A short walk from either the McPherson Square or Metro Center station along the Red, Orange and Blue Lines.

Executive Chef:
Zach Smith

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact our special events team at 202.552.5000.

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Private Dining

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.

The Hamilton Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (145)
Special Occasion (125)
Good for Groups (112)
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Business Meals (106)
Casual (105)
Good for Birthdays (92)
Pre/post Theatre (88)
Happy Hour (85)
Fun (82)
Great for Lunch (82)
Vibrant Bar Scene (76)
Bar Seating (75)
Comfort Food (72)
Fit for Foodies (70)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Hot Spot (64)
Romantic (63)
Creative Cuisine (60)
People Watching (57)
Live Music (56)
Handcrafted Cocktails (53)
Sunday Lunch (51)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Late-night Find (47)
Great for Brunch (46)
Notable Wine List (44)
Cozy (42)
Authentic (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Kid-friendly (32)
Healthy (26)
Great Beer (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Tasting Menu (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Quick Bite (16)
Seasonal (14)
Scenic View (12)
Organic (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Vegan (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Live Sports (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Spicy (4)
Tapas (4)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The service was perfunctory at best. No one checked for beverage refills or to ask how the food was. The back of the room deserved better from the front.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Dinner with colleagues. They enjoyed the food and ambience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We can always count on The Hamilton for great food and fun. Close to the White House and much more. Don’t come here for a quiet evening because it’s always an energetic place (in a good way). Service is always wonderful.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service! Strongly recommended for all.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Cavernous and noisy venue. Food was ok, and service good. Seems more suitable for gangs of loud Hill staffers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice restaurant, service was poor. Toward the end, waitress seemed a bit better. We were celebrating a special event and poor service almost destroyed the evening. The restaurant decor was good. The Hamilton Burger was great, fries were over cooked. We asked for another order which came once we had already finished eating. Nice desserts. The restaurant was busy but both hosts were polite, professional, and helpful. When you are celebrating a birthday good restaurants generally provide the birthday girl/boy with a free dessert with a candle etc. This wasn't the case here. The bathrooms were nice and clean.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The Hamilton has a great kitchen. They deal with hundreds of customers at the same time but never lose the quality of the food. It is not great for business negotiations but it is the best choice when you don't know the preferences of your guest, because they offer an extensive choice of foods, from sushi to beef, from pasta to seafood to vegetarian, and always good. I strongly recommend it for family, friends or business celebrations, when you are not in a rush to grab a bite and have enough time to enjoy the moment and seize the day.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Happy hour 1/2 price sushi! It was delish and didn’t kill our pocketbook!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Found a HAIR in my mashed potatoes :-( Told/showed a waiter, not our waiter, and he immediately replaced my fork and took the potatoes away and apologized. Thank you! He told me someone would come to talk to us soon. Wonderful! Not only did no one come to talk to us about the unfortunate HAIR, they ended up bringing us a new batch of potatoes. When we looked confused the waiter/manager (NO IDEA who the person was) said to us "What, you don't want it?" and walked away. SERIOUSLY???!!! No manager came to talk to us. Our actual waiter never said a word so CLEARLY no one mentioned it to him or he chose to ignore. We were shocked. AND no compensation was discussed or just given. Why on earth would you assume I would want another serving of mashed potatoes knowing that I had just pulled a hair out of my previous plate? POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE - you don't know your customers at all! For an establishment that is so well known I would have expected better. I think its safe to say that when they get as busy as they were on a Sunday night, "customer care" is not a priority. Look, I have worked in the restaurant industry before and I know these things happen, but when the attitude of the presumptuous person who ended us bringing us a new batch of mashed potatoes acts like we are the ones making him go out of his way and he was completely annoyed, THAT right there is what lead me to write this review. Still Dumbfounded!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Tables were a little cramped

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful restaurant with lovely waitstaff but the food was disappointing. Tasteless and off the mark.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I love the relaxed feel of this place. The food is always very good, the service more than adequate and atmosphere lively. The place is very large, but the wait for your oder is surprisingly short!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Despite our reservation and on-time arrival, we weren’t seated for 10 minutes. Food was delicious but service was unbearably slow. Our waitress acted like nothing was wrong and offered no apologies for the obvious delay. Adjacent diners, who had ordered or arrived after us, were already eating their entrees. When our entrees finally arrived, we were pressed for time (theater tickets). My husband ate his steak very fast, and our waitress made a joke about his speed when she came to check on things. We returned to the restaurant after our show for dessert and coffee. The coffee never arrived, even after we mentioned it twice to our (second, not the same) waitress. We will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I've been to The Hamilton on multiple occasions for music and the service downstairs is ALWAYS on point! Saturday night was the first time I have sat in the dining room upstairs...The service was fantastic-we were early for our reservation and were seated as soon as we got there. We had tickets to see at show at the National and the staff was so accommodating of our time table. The food was delish (from the calamari to salads to pastas and crab cakes, and even the dessert- if you don't order the St. Louis Gooey Cake, you are no friend of mine) and so were the cocktails. It was a tad on the noisy side, but I'm sure if I had requested a booth, it would have been just fine. Overall, a great experience and we will be back!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent yet pricey drinks and yummy surprising options for appetizers. Don't miss the dessert menu - so delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The District Wings are always good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for my birthday brunch with two friends, and the food was delicious. We ordered the ricotta donuts, which we were told would only take 10 minutes, but half an hour later, they had never arrived. Our serve was very apologetic, and instead, brought us a different dessert in honor of my birthday (which oddly enough, she still charged us for). Overall, it was a pleasant meal, and the food was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and good service... Had a great time!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service and good food. The bernaise sauce that came with the steak could have been hotter.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service and incredible food, we were even seated 5 minutes before our reservation time despite the restaurant being incredibly crowded! We can’t wait to go back!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at The Hamilton! The service was top-notch and the food was amazing! We enjoyed charcuterie and cheese, the salmon and the steaks. All were wonderful!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It a Birthday dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was incredibly busy pre-theatre. We had reservations but were not seated until almost 30 minutes after our reservation time. Then it took a long while for anyone to come to our table, even to give us water so when we did get to order, we had to rush through our food (soup and salad delivered together)in order to make the theater at 8pm. The food is pretty good though and I think it is a fun place to meet up with friends... just maybe not if you have somewhere else you need to be....

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The restaurant is tastefully done, especially for such a large space (room after room). Food is good. However, the restaurant's initial reception needs work! This is where a restaurant makes a customer feel welcome...or not!! The hostess that seated us could not have seemed more sullen or less welcoming. She didn't say a word or even acknowledge us as she led us to a table; when we asked if we could possibly move to one of the open booths she again never said a word, never looked at us, led us back to the front, and then sort of sullenly put the menus at a booth and left.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Check in process was a mess. The food was outstanding, especially the ribeye steak. Unfortunately the service didn’t match the quality of the food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My only problem was the front desk service. We had a reservation but had to wait in a very crowded entryway for 15 minutes. After we got seated everything went smoothly- good food and great service. Many options to choose from. Hubby had sushi platter and I had their pasta- both delicious.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This new venue has a beautiful warm atmosphere however the food and service was sub par, disappointing.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was excellent!! Surprised by how good the sushi was. Service was a little slow. Our server, Manny (I think), was hard to find sometimes. He spent a lot of time at his other tables and left our table neglected.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Conveniently located for our group: 2 visiting the Renwick, one visiting from College Park, and one downtown worker on a lunch break. Service was good- friendly wait staff , quiet and comfortable seatimg, probably due to the heavy rain. Menu included a good variety and we had the Bento trio, a German dish, a sandwich, and sushi from the separate sushi menu. All delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always a surprise to get good Bento box at Hamilton. Always a pleasant place for a business for casual lunch with friends. And the waiter Mike was terrific.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very loud- had to lean across table to talk to the person sitting across from me. Food was bland and over cooked. Very nice service staff though.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Had been recommend & we had only 2 dinners on our trip to WDC. Are we ever sorry this was one of them! Our food was terrible! Acorn squash filled with tasteless something, max$cheese you could make better at home, & a cornbread grilled cheese that was so messy & boring. The apple butter was great, but that was it. 👎

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had to wait 15 minutes for table even though we arrived 5 minutes early. So waited 20 minutes for a reserved table. No high chair when we sat down even though had requested. Delivered wrong entree order to table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall experience was just okay. They didn't have my reservation (I had proof in an email) but we were sat immediately anyway.
It took several minutes for our server to come over. Server was nice.
My dish was supposed to come with fries, but despite being told they "would be right out", I had to ask for them 20 minutes later.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My friends and I enjoyed the large menu. And the happy hour sushi special is awesome!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We loved the ambience in the Hamilton! The drinks we had were great and the food was amazing! My husband had the pork chop and said it was best he’s ever had. Our server recommended trying a pasta dish since they make the pasta in house. The lamb campanelle (spelling might be off) was delicious! Our appetizers were great too. We tried the poutine and the corn bread grilled cheese!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We arrived early and were quickly seated. The waiter was a gem and I would recommend the French Dip and the amazing brussels sprouts - really delicious.

I've been here many times and have never been disappointed. Love the dark wood and the ambience. It does get a bit noisy at the height of the dinner hour, but we could still hear each other talk.

Great place!

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Entrance area was very crowded, took several minutes to get to the reservation station, taken late to our table even though there were a good number of tables empty when we were seated, no paging system so ordering a drink at the bar was a challenge. Waitress was not top notch. Brought no bread, even though she said she would. Husband and I shared an entree which needed to be cut in to pieces, but only one knife provided. Poutine was so-so. Duck entree was tasty but not outstanding. Bread pudding dessert was average.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Live Music
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and outstanding service. Kitchen was slow, but you never would know as our server was fantastic.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

2nd time bEating at restaurant. Waited a few minutes for our table. Reservations are a must at least until 2pm. Server was attentive then seemed to get busier. Food & drinks were very good. Server forgot my 2nd beverage, but it was fine.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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