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.
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
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
Service was not so good
Had a great table by window. Requested that our food not be rushed and had a problem at start but server corrected it and our evening was super. Glad we tried something new instead of our usual restaurant. Thanks to all and Happy Holidays
Great reunion dinner with friends in town visiting! Easy to converse over great food and great drink!
Food was very good. Service was attentive and quick. Great place to go before a show nearby.
Have never had bad experience at The Hamilton. This was our third luncheon with excellent food, service and recommendations. It is our go-to for place for special lunch events.
We liked the cheese plate (Wagon Wheel) and the fried blue catfish. We can’t wait to come back.
Great spot for lunch downtown with the boss. Reasonable price, something on menu will suit you. Go a little early as it gets crowded.
Our server was phenomenal and the food was perfect.
Late eve dinner after the Nutcracker Ballet - special evening. Large restaurant, many rooms, service was attentive and accommodating. Suggested a great French Pinot Noir. We had a delish fresh house salad (when do you ever say that about a house salad!?). A variety of entrees; all were very good. Would definitely go again on my next trip to DC!
The short ribs and halibut were both outstanding, and the brussel sprouts salad was a fabulous beginning!
We were a bit disappointed. First, we waited until nearly 7 PM when our reservations were for 6:30. Second and most important the food was unremarkable -- OK, but not great. We will not bother to eat there again.
Food was excellent. Ambience was exceptional. Service was poor, plagued by several unforced errors. Most egregious was that one diner's entree (straight off the menu, no special requests) had been completely forgotten and did not arrive with the others. It took not one but TWO tries for restaurant staff to rectify the mishap, which was most unfortunate as our party was time pressed (pre-theater).
Other oversights were no spoon for pasta and no bowl for empty clam shells. From an elegant restaurant like the Hamilton, I expect better attention to detail.
The food was really good, but the service is lacking. We waited a long time for drinks, appetizers, and meals. This could be that the kitchen was backed up, but even clearing dishes and glasses from our table took a long time.
The dining room was beautiful but some of our food did not taste very good. Of the 5 meals, 2 were bad, one was OK and 2 were outstanding. All 3 of our appetizers were delicious.
We had a time constraint and ordered wine and dinner at the same time. In spite of two promptings and a complaint, my friend’s wine arrived as I was taking the last bite of my dinner. I spoke with a hostess who said she “would try to find a manager.” No one ever came and there was no attempt to compensate. Horrible customer service. Also, two of our entrees, while flavorful, were the size of appetizers. This will be my first and last visit.
our server was outstanding!! efficient, pleasant, all that we could ask for.
Awesome place, great service, drinks well presented. My wife and I loved the foiegras, she had the halibut and I had their chicken sandwich, bot were great.
I've been to The Hamilton many times. Always great service and great food! My most recent visit was for brunch with 2 out of town friends. They were here for a conference and this was pre-departure. The Bloody Marys had every garnish available and apparently were tasty enough for them to have 2 - each! I had the pear sangria which was WAY good with little chunks of pear. I only had one as I had to drive. Food - quiche, Chesapeake eggs benedict, fried chicken, duck confit, and the DONUTS with apple butter!! Three women, hovering at around 100 pounds ate every last bit!! The waiter could not have been more helpful, funny, professional - just a great guy. I gave it 4 stars because the eggs were a tad over-poached so not enough yoke to soak up the biscuits.
The Hamilton has fantastic food!! The dining venue is split u0p into two massive rooms and is huge, so space isn't an issue. I will say though my friend and I felt pretty much on top of the table next to us but we didn't let it bother us too much. Good value for food and coffee is delicious.
Enormous restaurant with multiple dining large rooms and bars. Elaborately decorated - solid dark wall and ceiling panels, framed Audubon paintings, stuffed birds on branches, stately chandeliers. Very well spaced seating. Good for brunch, menu has traditional items. Reasonable prices if you don't order the most expensive dishes. Service is lackluster - they never brought bread or the lemon for water we asked for - also slow, so not ideal unless you don't mind waiting for a long time for your drinks and food.
We went for brunch after running a 15k. It was great service!
Great ambiance, friendly service, relaxing and leisurely. Food fresh and creative---amazing cocktails, nice vibe.
I had an amazing experience here. My sever was very attentive and polite. The food was great and this is my favorite restaurant to go to. The manager Carlos stopped by our table to make sure we are having a good time and was very polite and professional. Overall I will go back and I will recommend it to my friends as well. It is one of the best restaurants in DC.
The Hamilton was extremely accommodating. Through "Open Table" I stated that it was my boyfriends birthday, and right when we walked in and I stated my reservation they wished him a happy birthday. They were very discreet when it came to bringing out the birthday cake. Overall incredibly nice and helpful. Food was great. We never waited long for food. After we finished each dish, we maybe waited a few minutes and then the next dish came out.
I would definitely recommend. Also, this was on a Friday night, so I'd assume they'd be just as good on less busy days.
Loved the diverse menu selections.
The Hamilton is one of my favorite go-to places to take visiting friends and family. I've not been disappointed and neither have they.
It is a nice place with good food. Our visit revealed a problem as we ended up waiting 40 minutes for food. We had to ask when we would get it. To their credit they offered dessert gratis.
Getting together with old friends
Discovered this restaurant unexpectedly as we drove to DC for the show Beautiful at the National. It is a large yet intimate setting with excellent food and service.
The perfect place for a pre-theater dinner downtown. Lots of tables, plenty of space between them, well-trainer staff moves your order along without rushing you. And the food is terrific. I had short ribs and polenta on a very cold night — the perfect antidote.
Jazz is often live in one of several dining rooms, or piped in; either way, it too is terrific.
Wonderful experience, great service even better food.
Unusual menu--something for everyone. Great find for half-off sushi until 6pm. Good wine list. HUGE restaurant, with different separate rooms big enough to be their own separate restaurant. Understandable, since this used to be a chain bookstore (Borders?) back in the day. They validate parking 2 blocks away, always a good thing downtown.
Staff seemed inexperienced. I went alone on a Sunday night. The room where I was taken was 3/4 empty, but I was seated at a table (for four). I asked if I could instead sit at a more comfortable banquette, and was told nothing was available. I asked to speak to the greeter again and pointed out that the place was mostly empty, and in any case they had sent me an a table for four, so it wouldn’t make a difference. They eventually sat me had a banquette. (The person who I originally asked didn’t know what a banquette was.) The poutine appetizer was tasty. Ordered Hanger Steak for main course: Small piece of beef sitting alone, ungarnished, in a plate. Odd presentation. Had a beer. It was flat. Overall, the food was OK, but with tax and tip I spent about $70 for one cocktail, one beer, one appetizer, and main course, and would have expected higher-quality, at that price.
Much better service this time than last.
My second time in 1 month during 2 separate visits. Food and ambiance were great. Service during first visit was spectacular (it was later in the eve, around 10:30 on a Monday). Service during second visit was not as good (8:30 pm on a Saturday night).
Restaurant with great ambiance. However it feels like there's a disconnect between the menu and the scene. I went for my girlfriend's birthday, and it was nice, but the food was not anything too special. It gives off the vibe of a classy American restaurant, yet there's sushi and other random food. Good restaurant that is worth trying at least once.
We were seated shortly after our reservation time. They did not have the one item on the menu I wanted - the halibut, but the filet mignon was great. The Brussie side dish is fantastic. The server split my side salad for some reason - I hadn't asked her to, and it was confusing why my salad showed up on two plates and one presented to my husband who hadn't asked for and didn't want a salad. They did replace the broccolini my husband ordered - turned out it was too spicy for him - without question. We were just a little rushed - next time we need to make sure we make a 6:00 reservation for the 8:00 show, though there were none available by the Tuesday before. Now I know to make the reservation at least a week in advanced! In general, the food was great, and the service was excellent. Caveat - it is a rather noisy environment. Sitting at a table instead of a booth seemed to help.
Delicious lobster bisque, charcuterie and hangar steak. Attentive wait staff. Very crowded that night, but had no issues because we had reservations.
Enjoy this festive restaurant with a menu to satisfy various preferences this holiday season.