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
The Hamilton was very disappointing. The waitress was slow getting to the table, there was so much noise I had to yell so she could hear my order. I was at the back of a long booth. I asked for a beer recommendation, she either didn't understand my question, or didn't know anything about beer. I ordered the crab cake dinner. The crab cake came lukewarm and was unremarkable. The coleslaw was brown because the plate had clearly been sitting out for a while. The french-fries were cold too, I suspect they sat on the plate with the slaw. I am shocked that visitors on yelp and Google have rated the place so highly. The only highlight was that it is across the street from the W. Going to the rooftop to see the beautiful views saved the evening. The lesson learned is never bring your out of town guests to a place where you have never eaten before. I had heard about the Hamilton's Sunday Gospel brunches. I can only imagine what a hot mess that must be. Was going to try it, but after my experience, I think I'll pass.
Dined on 6/18 at 14th Street location in D.C.
The food was very good, but the service wasn't very attentive and was very slow. We were asked if we wanted bread which didn't arrive until we asked another server when our food was served. We waited a while for dishes to be cleared, and waited at least 15 minutes after that to be asked if we wanted dessert.
The restaurant is beautiful, and our group enjoyed the ambiance, and the food. Service was a big issue though.
Food was excellent staff was excellent will go back !
Perfect place to meet out of town guests for drinks and dinner. Our waitress was the just right attentive type and we didn’t ever feel rushed. Menu was grand and food delicious. Appreciated the discounted validated parking
Eat here! I’m so glad we did. Atmosphere, service and food were spot on for dinner. We loved the entire experience. I’m Vegan and the options are excellent
Food and service were just ok. Reasonably priced. I wouldn’t rush back. I would eat there because it was convenient. We had salmon, halibut and burger. Halibut and salmon not much flavor. Fries were cokd. wished we skipped the dinner and had the shakes instead.
Ambiance was nice. Food was good. Great options for children on the kid’s menu. The cornbread grilled cheese was the only item I wasn’t a fan of. It’s ok. My husband got a burger and liked it. I got a crab cake Benedict and it was good. Wings were great and our toddler got the finger food platter and she enjoyed it.
I will come back to go to a show.
Great for those with food allergies - especially nuts or seafood. They took great care to accommodate and the food was delicious.
Food was cold, so we had to send it back. Waiter really didn't care.
This will definitely go on my list of favorite brunch spots! There are lots of options, from breakfast dishes (savory or sweet) to sandwiches etc for those who'd prefer lunch items. Good selection of cocktails and beer, too. Prices were surprisingly reasonable given the beautiful setting ($14 for eggs benedict). People were waiting outside before the 10am opening, but it's such a large space that it wasn't overcrowded.
We were very excited to celebrate a special birthday while in D.C. at The Hamilton. Unfortunately the food was just average especially considering the cost and service was extremely slow. On the plus side everyone was very nice and the dining room was lovely.
Food was very good, seating and atmosphere were very comfortable for our group of 5.
The chairs are peeling, the napkins were brought with long black hair, food is subpar.
We've been to the Hamilton for the late night sushi happy hour a few times and always think it's a great deal. The sushi is not super authentic and/or particularly special, but for the price and in DC (and especially this neighborhood) it is excellent! They have fun decor (love the bird theme) and the ambiance strikes a nice balance between classy and casual. Service is usually friendly if a little slow at times. Cocktails are good if tending a little on the sweet side. Haven't tried the other food because we always come specifically for sushi, but the burgers always smel l really good and everything we see always looks/sounds/smells good too. Regular prices for non-sushi food are also reasonable for the area. A really great post-theater option!
Food was delicious, and the ambiance was great. Beautiful restaurant with some great art on the walls
Excellent- would go back again and again!! Had the gluten free meatloaf, asparagus and mashed potatoes. Lots of options for dessert too! Staff was very attentive.
Nice place, very reasonable pricing, exceptional serviced
Enjoyed lunch. The service was great. John Grace is a wonderful and attentive manager. Really like the fish and chia with sweet potato fries. We will return!
Our family of six went to the restaurant for an early Father's Day dinner. The greeters were pleasant and attempted to engage with my smallest children (1y.o. and 4 y.o. The restaurant was a lot larger that I had imagined. Although the front of the restaurant appeared to have a noise level at the moderate level, the back of the restaurant was extremely loud. I often felt as though I had to yell I order to be heard. The food was good (average) although a bit pricey for the amount of food. Overall the restaurant was average. If we dined for a different reason I believe the ratings would have been better, but I didn't find it fitting for a celebritory affair.
Atmosphere and ambience was great, the service was very attentive. We also had kids with us and it was very kid friendly and also a place adults can enjoy. The location is ideally located close to the mall for showing visitors around which is why I picked The Hamilton. The real down size was the noise level! It was so loud we had to yell across the table to be heard, it was awful. The friends I were with who were from out of town had to put in ear plugs it was so bad. If they could fix the acoustics the place would be great.
The food was amazing
The restaurant was very noisy and our waitress was extremely distracted
Food was great. Atmosphere was great!
Great food as always!
Normally I enjoy the food at the Hamilton but this time I was disappointed. I ordered the single crab cake entree for lunch. It was no more than 2 inches in diameter, if that. The crab cake and fries were warm but not served hot. And altbough it was billed as jumbo lump crab cake, it did not appear to be. I will go back and try again but not order the crabcake.
Our waitress was fantastic and the food was wonderful. This was a pleasant surprise since the hostess at time of check in was rude and unfriendly.
Great service. Thanks.
The restaurant was terrific about accommodating us after we were late for our reservation after attending the Washington Caps celebratory parade. It was a chaotic but fun experience and the restaurant staff did well under the pressure of so many fans descending upon the restaurant in such a short time.
We went to the Hamilton twice while we were in D.C. We enjoyed the food and the many options as we don't eat meat. We tried sushi one night and ordered off the menu the next night. Be aware it's quite noisy but has a good vibe. We found the prices to be very reasonable for the quality of the food.
Terrible service. The hostess acted like we were an intrusion. The waiter was inattentive and the service was slow. Food was good though the kids didn’t like theirs. I’d like to try more of the food if I didn’t have to deal with the poor service.
Food was outstanding, however the service was horrendous! Waiter never came and refilled our waters, never offered or brought us bread while he brought other tables bread and refilled other tables water (we had to ask another waiter for bread and he brought it to us), my son spilt a drink on me and another waiter quickly came and brought a napkin even though our waiter was at the table next to us and didn’t bother to help, and finally for our to go box we noticed other people’s food getting put up into boxes by the waiter; however our waiter just gave us our boxes to do fill ourselves. I usually don’t give bad reviews but the level of service for as much as we spent ($190) I would figure would be much better. I don’t know if it had anything to do with us being a young couple with kids or if we weren’t dressed professionally but we were definitely not given the service we expected from a restaurant like this.
The sushi was amazing and our server gave us good suggestions. He was also very attentive as we stopped in earlier in the day for a glass of wine and appetizer and were never waited on after we were given water. After waiting another 10-15 minutes we left. We were in the bar area and it was not busy.
Thankfully our server in the evening was knowledgeable and personable and he apologized for our earlier experience although it was not his fault. Two of us had the scallops and they were outstanding, as was the crab cake and meatloaf entrees. I'd definitely return for the sushi as well as any fish entree.
The service was incredibly fast and perfectly paced. The menu was diverse and every option was delicious. I highly recommend this as a brunch destination to anyone who loves brunch and food.
Dined at The Hamilton three of the four days we were in DC! Highly recommend!
Bones in the fish in both dishes. Pasta was so so. Steak was great.
We had a great meal at the Hamilton. Our server was great. They have an excellent Kids menu as well, which was a big hit with our hungry son. Was impressed with the range of choices on the main menu too, and everything we tried was great.
Un lugar delicioso, el ambiente extraordinario. La opcion de poder comer sushis es maravillosa. No dejen de probar el spicy Tuna Roll
The Hamilton is a beautiful restaurant resplendent with high ceilings, rich wood paneling and gorgeous decorating details. It was our fault that we went on a Saturday when brunch was served, not my favorite meal choice. My friend was satisfied with the Reuben sandwich and fries whereas I chose a green salad lightly dressed with a lemon vinaigrette. The problem was not so much the brunch selection as with the waitress who greeted us warmly enough and chatted very cordially for several minutes. However, her attitude changed after our beverage and appetizer orders, becoming sullen and distinctly unfriendly when she returned for our main course choices. We weren’t ready and I told her we usually talk a while before dining. She stalked off, later informing us that a large party had arrived which could possibly delay our order. We assured her we didn’t mind but after 20 minutes and noticing increasing crowds (around 2 pm), I hailed her and agreed that it was becoming busy and we should order. She rudely remarked that she told us that before and we should have submitted our order at that time. Frankly, we should have paid what we owed and walked out after that treatment but it was my friend’s birthday and I didn’t want to cause a scene so I swallowed my anger and proceeded with the order. Obviously, the waitress’s unprofessional and
Inexplicably crass behavior colored our opinion of this gorgeous venue resulting in a decision not to return for the preferred lunch menu nor recommend the Hamilton to other potential diners. However, like the sap that I am I still tipped her over 20% in cash.
As always, great service, great food! We were all thrilled.
Food and service were good. A bit noisy.
This weekend was wife’s birthday and we were also hosting her mother in town. I decided to book a reservation and the food, atmosphere, and service absolutely exceeded my expectations. The server and chef accommodated for our food allergies as well, and that really goes a long way in my book. Hope to return again soon!