The Hamilton

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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

What 8029 People Are Saying
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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go before a show at the theater. I want to tell the management to get the lights fixed at the tables since it’s getting dark earlier and we had to change tables
Because the older folks at our table couldn’t see. Bulbs were burned out. Otherwise great!

c
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at The Hamilton and we had a great time! Really fun atmosphere! I’m glad we had a reservation - they were really busy. We were seated and served in a timely manner and the food was great. We’ll definitely be back!

JP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Issue was that we made a reservation and had to wait over an hour for the table regardless. The food and drinks were delicious but it was loud.

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

After waiting 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated, we found the service to be equally lacking. Our wait staff took our order for drinks and a starter, then did not reappear for our entree order for 45 minutes (at no point was bread even offered—we simply sat and sipped our drinks patiently, waiting for her to stop by). She then proceeded to act incredulous when we asked for the check with our food so that we could make it to our show on time.

The food was average—I would actually rank it below the other Clyde’s establishments in terms of flavor and quality. This was also compounded by the fact that the salad ordered by a member in our party was not the same as what was delivered, leading to another 20 minute wait.

Overall, I’d go to one of the other Clyde’s restaurants over the Hamilton (said as a frequent guest of Clyde’s Gallery Place before events at Capital One Arena).

CS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I've been to the Hamilton before and really enjoyed it. However, on this visit the service was extremely slow and all our entrees came out cold. We ordered non-alcoholic punch drinks that were terrible. I don't know if I'll return to the Hamilton and that's sad because our first visit was so nice.

R
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was just about mediocre. I don’t think I’d go back when in DC. ½ price sushi was good. Meals were ok. Nothing special. I don’t even remember what I ordered. So that tells you a lot.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING. Everything was incredible.

J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent sushi and entree salads. Service was outstanding.

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and food! Our booth had absolute privacy but it may have come at the cost of receiving drink refills and faster check service. Our 1.5 hour lunch came with only one drink refill. Thank goodness we had water. Other than the service delay, everything was perfect.

BV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike was fabulous. Best server ever. He made our wedding dinner wonderful!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were visiting DC for the week-end and chose the Hamilton for dinner. We loved the menu selections for drinks and dinner. We ordered the catfish and crab cakes. Everything was delicious including the coleslaw and potato salad. Our server Kelsey was great and the ambiance was on point. We would definitely return.

KS
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very interesting menu (mix of sushi, rolls , meat, veggie dishes, etc) that initially gives one pause as to how can they possibly do it all well yet they manage to pull it off. The service was excellent and the wine by the bottle was very fairly priced .

NZ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Ambiance was perfect, the service was great, however, the buzzkill was the espresso. Don't order the espresso as it rarely if ever is served hot. The cheesecake was average at best. The French press coffee was hot and tasty and would give it 5 stars except there were far too many grounds in the coffee. For the price, I expect the server to press that coffee, not my guest. The star of the show was the grilled zucchini. By far the best thing on the menu.

A
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Host brought our party of four to a table for two... a booth was requested when this reservation was made in advance... we were sat at a table... food and wait staff is great, but the hosts leave us wanting...

h
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The Sushi is terrific and service exceptional!

DM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant! The service was excellent. Our waiter knew the history of the building, the art work and had great food recommendations.

F
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING. The service was exceptional. The ambiance was classic DC high end restaurant. There for the first time for a special occasion and we couldn't have been happier!

MB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My birthday

LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at the Hamilton on several occasions and always please with the service. I tired the new chicken and rice bowl and did not like it. It appeared to be lacking flavor. Other than this one dish, I am always pleased.

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the service great. The think that brought surprised enjoyment was my decaffinated coffee.

KG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great food as well as atmosphere!

EA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect choice for dinner before catching a show at the National Theater. We had out-of-town guests who loved the vibe. Mike, our waiter, made sure we got in and out quickly and made some great recommendations and jokes. Happy all around.

LG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hamilton is noisier than we expected, but turned out to be a positive. We did not have the feeling that our conversation was overheard.

A
Washington DC
153 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The space reminds us of Old Ebbitt's Grill with the dark woods and clubby atmosphere, but it's way more spacious. Our party of five was seated in a large booth, comfortably seating 6. The burgers were large and pretty good. The mac and cheese was good too. The brussels sprouts side dish was very good. The lobster roll was unusual in that it came undressed with melted butter and mayonnaise on the side, so you could make it Maine or Connecticut style. Instead of fries it came with homemade potato chips served in a wire frying basket. They give you a lot of chips but they were a bit over cooked and too brown for our tastes. Beers came in glasses shaped like a beer can. The burgers were so filling that we didn't have room for dessert. The restaurant is very close to the National Theatre which was why we picked the restaurant. It was a only a block or so away so we walked. All in all, we enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Service was pretty good too. And half price sushi from 3:00-6:00.

c
Washington DC
453 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fav spots for lunch when on this side of Dc. Salman salads were our choices and once again, food, service and staff were awesome.

MR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. Our server(Allison) was great. Really enjoyed rbis place and would
Come again.

DE
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, very nice seating. They really made our date wonderful!

MJ
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hamilton was recommended by a friend and turned out to be everything he had told us. The atmosphere was very nice and the proximity to our downtown hotel (JW Marriott) was excellent. Food menu was also excellent and everything we ordered (shared sushi starter, Maryland crab cake entree, scallops entree & shared key lime cheese cake) were all superb. BEST of all the areas to evaluate was our server who did an excellent job making us extremely satisfied with our entire experience.

PJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I hosted a business lunch at the Hamilton in October 2019 and was very happy with the experience. The place is a bit noisy, but the food is quite good and the service was excellent. I ordered shrimp and grits- and while it was a bit spicy, it was filled with delicious shrimp and the grits were creamy. Someone else in the party ordered the scallops, which were excellent- and the other person ordered a chicken sandwich that was tasty. The sweet potato fries and brussels sprouts side dish were delicious. The service was friendly and attentive. Our waitress recommended the St. Louis sticky dessert - which we shared - and it was amazing. I hope to come back the next time I am in DC. I just wish the restaurant was a little quieter.

OT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We have dined at The Hamilton before and probably will again. The service was poor due to lack of attentiveness. If we had a show or later commitment after dinner, it would have been agitating. This was at 8pm on a Sunday evening when there were hardly any other patrons in our section of the restaurant. We waited 20 minutes before the server took our drink order. A party of two, we had an appetizer, entrees and dessert. We waited 20-30 minutes in between the time our entree dishes were cleared and coffee & dessert were brought to the table. We were there for 2 1/2 hours. The food was fine and the server was nice enough. Overall there seemed to be a bit of laziness going on, socializing in the kitchen / server hall, and no managerial presence. This was similar to our previous Hamilton experiences. Nice place if you are not in a hurry and want to dine at your leisure. I do not recommend if you prefer prompter service.

f
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appreciated gluten free options. Food was awesome!

MG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, the food is wonderful and the service is very professional and friendly.
Definitely recommend this restaurant when you’re looking for a classic old world architectural environment with good food & service.

DT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Would Go There for Lunch Or Dinner Or Live Stuff

ST
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We usually visit during the work week for lunch and have always had an excellent experience. This time, we went to brunch on Sunday. I am pleased the say that the dining experience was comparable. Our waitress, Kaya, was personable, attentive, and very knowledgeable about the menu. The buttermilk pancakes with bourbon apples and maple butter were simply delicious.

DD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the drinks and service - outstanding! Our server was Daniel, he was attentive and extremely helpful with menu selections and a perfect class act gentleman. From cocktails to appetizers (try the mussels) all the way to dessert - it was dining at its finest!

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

It was the perfect venue, the sushi was FABULOUS, and our waitress ROCKED!!!

CK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to gather with friends for drinks and dinner. We live in another state and like to come here whenever we are in DC. They change the menu with the season. Everyone has always been pleased with their food and drinks. I love the shrimp and grits that are in the menu right now!

SC
Western NC
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner with another couple on a Friday night. Our meal was outstanding. Good beer and cocktails on menu. We ordered a cheese board and sushi for appetizers. Both were excellent. Our main entrees consisted of sausage and rigatoni ragu, lobster roll and scallops and pasta in a pesto sauce. Highly, highly recommend if you’re in DC. Great ambiance and food!

d
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, but rather loud. Hard to hear each other.

ML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

The waitress:

Forgot to bring the drink we ordered
Did nothing when we told her we had a spill instead we stopped another staff member and they cleaned it up so graciously for us
Kept forgetting small asks like condiments napkins straws we repeatedly had to request this

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