The Hamilton

4.6 based on 1793 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $30 and under
Neighborhood Foggy Bottom - West End

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About The Hamilton

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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Cuisines American, Seafood, Sushi
Dining Style Casual Elegant
Phone Number +1 202 787 1000
Website thehamiltondc.com
Dress Code Smart Casual
Payment Options AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef Zach Smith
Location 600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
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Menus

  1. Lunch
  2. Dinner
  3. Brunch
  4. Sushi
  5. Dessert
  6. Kids
  7. Late Night
  8. The Hamilton Live
  9. Beverages

Reviews and Ratings

4.6
Excellent
Based on 1,793 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
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3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great but the service was very slow, granted it was packed! The room was very loud but overall impressed

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, amazing that they have such an expansive, diverse menu that they pull off so well. Unfortunately our server abandoned us after our main course for over 20 minutes after we finished our food, and the food was a tad pricy. But I'd still go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice late dinner place to go to--right around midnight. Very generous portions. Probably too late to enjoy the food--although it was very good the day after. Half priced sushi was amazing but the jalapeño topping will jolt you into a new sense of reality real quick. All in all very pleasing experience. Thanks to Blair and Jesse for their help.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great gathering place right near the White House. Excellent value for the neighborhood!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went there on a date and it was a bit louder than I would have preferred. This restaurant is huge by any standard, and it was packed. Looks like a great place for after-work drinks with coworkers or clients. The wine list had bottles starting around $30-35, which was nice. The cocktails were strong. My boyfriend liked his. I wasn't a fan of mine. The food was good, but not amazing. I really wanted mussels, but the only ones on the menu were in a Thai curry sauce. I asked if I could get them cooked any other way, in any other sauce, and our waitress said no. Sort of makes sense for a restaurant this size, but it was disappointing nonetheless. Overall, 4 stars. Would go here with a big group of family or coworkers for dinner or lunch, or for happy hour, but not ideal for a date.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and atmosphere were great. We requested the back dining room when we made the reservation (and our request was filled) because the other rooms are really loud and not conducive to relaxing conversation. The service was great through most of the meal, but at the end it took the waiter forever to come around and ask about dessert and then at least another 15 minutes before our dessert was delivered. It was like he just forgot about us. That was not a great ending to the meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for lunch. Was not that impressed by the food but the service was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I want to thank the waiter for his patience and understanding. I expected to meet a friend who was visiting from out of town for dinner. Unbeknownst to me she invited another friend to dinner, but did not tell me prior to dinner and was unable to come for another hour. The waiter that I had was patient and accommodating, given that what I thought was going to be a hour and dinner turned into a 3 hour event. We ended up having a great dinner and catching up with friends. The restaurant was great in being accommodating and we didn't ever feel like we were being pushed out. Will definitely go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always love The Hamilton and am sure to take any client there when they are in town. We always love the half-priced sushi from 4-6 Pm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I were seated promptly and served quickly, which was important since we were on a date night and had 1.5 hours before the movie. The service was excellent and friendly. I had the rockfish with lentils and butternut squash puree, which was delicious. My husband ordered the Rohan duck breast with carrot puree and baby carrots, also outstanding. The server encouraged us to order a side vegetable, and we were very pleased with the Brussels sprouts - highly recommended. It was a nice atmosphere, and we did not feel rushed even though we were on a timetable. We have been here before for everyday lunches and special dinners, and the Hamilton never disappoints us.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good and lovely looking building but very busy and service was indifferent. I had the sashimi which was delicious and a colleague had the crab cake which he enjoyed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server, Khendra was friendly, a little slow, but friendly. We couldn't find her before we left to give her a tip. Another server offered to take it to her, but we weren't comfortable with that. Our request had been for someone to ask her to come to the table. After waiting a few moments, we left the tip with the gentleman at the maitre d' desk.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visiting DC to do the tourist thing, and we always try to book the Hamilton. Like most places in DC it is on the noisy side, but it is definitely a place to go. My wife has a dairy allergy and they were very attentive to it and I greatly appreciate their efforts. The tuna tartar was very good, and my wife had the crab cakes and I had the scallops and both were great. The service was very good - attentive but not intrusive. Give it a try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place. It's my go-to late night spot after Kennedy shows. They serve REAL meals not just wings and fries. Options are awesome, excellent wait staff and great atmosphere. Huge fan.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was very slow

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was lousy, food was mediocre, and it was so loud you couldn't have a conversation. I had a reservation and waited only to be seated in the bar where I had a seat for an hour prior to being seated by the hostesses.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my birthday and the food and service was great

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Worst service ever. We had 2 servers between 9:15 pm and 11:25 pm. The first one interrupted us each time he stopped at the table, which was often. He just got on our nerves. At 10:31 another woman came up and said she was our new server. \n\nAt 11:15 pm I called the restaurant from my seat and a young man came up and we explained we had not seen our server since 10:31. He was going to get the manager. At 11:20, server arrived and we requested our bill. She started to pick up dishes and we told her we wanted the check. She ignored us for 45 minutes. Saw the man who came to our table and he said he told the manager but did not show up.\n\nOpentable is the ONLY reason we did not walk out of that restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It'd been a long time since I've been to the Hamilton. I forgot how loud it could get. The service however is impeccable! There's a team of folk walking around making sure you're alright. This place is a DC landmark. Who knew they served great sushi as well?! I'll be back more sooner than later.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere. Met some old and new friends for dinner and drinks. We greatly enjoyed the food and the loft provided great entertainment. Look forward to visiting again in the near future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noise level is extreme & takes away from experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was not as good as it has been in the past. My Porkchop was dry and not very juicy .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was not actually expecting a high quality American dining experience but I was certainly pleasantly surprised! Food was awesome and the service was great! Definitely make a reservation if possible. It was a bit on the loud side but tolerable. Didn't get a chance to enjoy the live music but will make it a point to do so next time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lets start on a positive. Our waiter was very pleasant and eager to help. The food from seafood, sushi and beef was very good. Menu had great selection. Kid friendly. \nThe negative. We showed up 20 minutes early and told to come back when our reservation was due to busy holiday weekend. Ok. We come back on time and proceed to wait another 25minutes. Children and my wife very angry about the wait. Many people that were there after us (when we came early ) were taken before us. Strange? Part of our meal never came at all and another came 30 minutes late. We received a mild apology from Kitchen staff. Glad food quality of meal was so good and waiter was so nice and upbeat otherwise would have be disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall the experience was pretty good. I thought for the price point the value was excellent. If you're unsure on where to go, especially if you're visiting, it's an easy place with an amazing atmosphere, good food, and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Blown away by how good the food tasted, from the arancini app to my dry aged streak and my son's pasta

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is honestly the FIRST bad experience I've had at the Hamilton, and I've been multiple times. I wasn't even going to write a review until I received this email. \n\nMy mother went in before me, sat at least 15 minutes, and no one even touched the table to inquire if she wanted a drink. It was as if she was dropped in the back room and forgotten. I came and sat and got tired of the wait myself and went to the host stand to grab someone. Manager comes, takes order, and comps the apps. (Thanks. She was actually great.) I thought everything was fixed. Perhaps our waitress was too busy, but not too busy to second guess everything I requested. 'I think I'd like a box.' Her: ok I'll wait a while come back and see how you feel then. 'No just bring the boxes please 😑. Later... 'I'll have the cheesecake but no whipped cream.' Her: well maybe your mother would like it. 'She doesn't. Just skip it please.' Her: ok I'll just put it to the side. ' *through gritted teeth * don't waste it because it won't be used. Can't you just omit the whipped cream??' What does she do??? She puts it in my box anyway. It's just those minor nuisances that make you a bad server. Not the honest mistakes, but the blatant disregard for what the customer wants. \n\nAfter seeing that I was more than ready to leave. Apparently, she wasn't, so it took forever to not only get the bill, but then have the card swiped. I couldn't leave there fast enough. You would think after the initial bad experience, she would do her best to make the rest of the meal smooth. Maybe it was the noise level and she couldn't process what I was saying. I duno. It just didn't make for pleasant dining.\n\nI'll return because I like the Hamilton and my other experiences have been great. They were, however, in the bar area, and I think I'll just stick that.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I loved this place! Me n my boyfriend found it totally by accident and ended up going two nights in a row ! Such great place, amazing service! We had lots of sushi and we tried their steak and sandwiches as well! Plus their sides, everything was amazing and yummy! And let's not forget about their cocktails

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our 26 year anniversary mentioned it in open table reservation and we didn't even get a congratulations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

As requested, Hamilton gave one of the quieter tables which was appreciated. However, our food really wasn't very good. Three of us ordered the skirt steak salad and left significant portions on our plates. \n\nI've heard that Hamilton is great for brunch and I've enjoyed receptions there so thought it was worth a try. It's an affordable downtown dining option.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place seemed cool overall and would've been a decent experience if I didn't get food poisoning. Got the scallops and pork belly app and the oyster po-boy - both forgettable. Probably stick to the bar and eat somewhere else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The tuna sushi bowl was delicious, though not as filling as I would have liked and the glob of wasabi and hunk of ginger right on top of the rice was interesting. Reminded me of poke in Hawaii, but didn't quite hit the mark. Pinot Grigio was delicious and well priced. The spiced pear dessert was superb.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

it took the waiter almost 10 minutes to greet us. Besides that, our server was GREAT and the food was absolutely amazing. Loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was very good and I really enjoyed myself while I was there. Would definitely recommend Yhe Hamilton to friends and family members. I also enjoy their wine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is average and good value. Burgers are your bet bet.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I think my only knock would be the noise level. It was high in the bar and restaurant area. Sometimes made it very hard for conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great brunch at the Hamilton on Sunday. There were so many people there, but we had a booth and we felt very cozy. Our waitress was the best! I wish I got her name because she was so patient with our spouses who wanted to try different kinds of beer before they ordered one! The Hamilton has a huge selection of beer and my vodka/ginger/lime special cocktail was delicious. We also loved the frittata! Thank you for making our trip to DC so fun!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food at a good price. I recommend it

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went for lunch and the service, ambiance, and food were all great. I recommend the charcuterie and cheese as an appetizer and the Hamilton burger as an entree. The bloody Mary's were also delicious. When I go back I'll check the live jazz schedule.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visiting from out of state. Hoping to have an enjoyable, relaxing dinner out with teen children. After checking in and waiting (with reservation) had to approach the hostess a second time to be seated. As a family we were seated at a very tiny round table between the booths. We asked to move and the waitress was accommodating. Service was OK. For the hype and reviews, I would not go back to this restaurant with all of the amazing choices in D.C. Very busy place but nothing special other than convenient location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the best server ever! Great value. I would go again and would recommend it to friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server was great. I think his name was Mike. Food was awesome. Hostess could've been a little more friendly in greeting us.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ordered the Hamilton burger and was very disappointed with the soggy sesame seed bun, and that you would have to pay extra for a side of fries. The roasted half chicken was very watery and came in a bowl which made it difficult to cut. The water glasses were dirty and while I appreciate the initiative of the waiter to refill our glasses I did not like that he continued to reach over us and our food when we clearly moved the bottle so we could do it on our own. The women's restroom was dirty, one stall had wet toilet paper stuck on the toilet and floor, while the sink was drenched with water. The waiter could not even properly describe one of their desserts to us. Overall would not come back even for the great ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my second visit to The Hamilton, and I was not disappointed nor was my houseguest who was visiting from San Diego. We started the meal with the Hamilton Mule and a Gin-Cucumber cocktail as well as the Fatty Tuna Bento - superb!! Then we continued with jumbo lump crab cakes and rib eye steak with a recommended split of red wine. After fully enjoying all of our meal, there was no room for dessert. I will definitely return!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our female Waitress was very slow at lunch on sat feb 17th . We had a 1:30 reservation. We sat at Justice Scalia's booth near the window which was very nice.\nAt the end of our meal one of the male maitres d's actually asked us if we were done with the table when it was the waitress who was extremely slow . It was a bit embarrassing when asked to leave to my guests who barely knew, when the reason was that the waitress was slow. That was not what I expected with such a nice restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great for a drink, but when roast chicken and sofrito was salty and oily. When you can't do roast chicken, that's a problem. Best probably to stick to basics like hamburgers and shakes- had a boozy shake for dessert was delish. Prices are moderate for DC. Dining room is gorgeous, sadly food does not match. Good for 'catch-up with friends' atmosphere in back dining room with wonderful bird paintings.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant was very good for a birthday dinner. The food was very good, but not amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Staff was very attentive and even got us seated before our reservation!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is vibrant and fashionable with consistent tasty food. The sushi happy hour is a great value. The atmosphere is great - been more than a dozen times and also attended concerts and introduced lots of friends and family to the place. Oddly - was even on a jury with the talent manager there - ha

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is so incredible and the drinks are very creative!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great menu and service but can be a little loud at times. Definitely recommend if you want to go to a lively place that's not a pub.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very looking nice restaurant. Pasta was good. Brisket was inedible. Resembled beef or something left in water to drain it of all of its flavor, then microwaved. Salmon was dry and mundane. Pizza for the kids was the equivalent of bread and ketchup. I didn't think it was possible to ruin a PB&J sandwich. They had to be trying. Of the hundreds of restaurants that I've visited in the US. This is the first time I've been bothered enough to leave a negative comment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service and an excellent meal. The Hamilton never disappoints....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was attentive and very engaged with our party. He kept our beverages filled and was very professional. The food came as ordered and with no problems. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves. Our table was great and the noice level low for our conversations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the Hamilton. It is my go-to spot for lunch near Metro Center. Big lunch menu with lots of options and a great sushi bar.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

In spite of the immigrant workers not there, the service was good and the food from the limited menu was fine...although the jambalaya should have been served a bit hotter (not spicier, just warmer)...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner with my sister and a friend. We ordered appetizers that came out quickly. Finished with a cookie milkshake that was on point. Would recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was nice to be seated on time, and warmly greeted by our waiter. Though we had to request a Scotch/Spirits menu, the waiter was generous with support, from there (except for correcting me on my pronunciation...I spent some time in Scotland, so I pronounced the Scotch the way the Scottish pronounce the labels of Scotch-whiskey - Scot emphasis too subtle here?). \nBisque, sushi, drinks, and salads were all excellent. The sandwich that came for MY BOSS was cold. She didn't want to interrupt the flow of the meeting to get it corrected, and since the waiter assumed the men were in control, he overlooked her feedback. He even forgot to bring a drink she ordered. \nIt is a good place, but needs oversight for a 'perfect' experience. Next time, I'll know to be more forceful with the waiter. \nNote: It is noisy, but we were lucky to be seated in a private cove. This was perfect for our discussions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A really nice choice for an impromptu business dinner. Service was great. Food was wonderful. We had a great dinner. Would definitely return on future DC trips.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was excellent and the food was good! The appetizer--grilled cheese cornbread with a side of apple butter- was absolutely amazing! We had a great time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice restaurant. Great reputation and it did not disappoint!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A very pleasant experience from start to finish. Would definitely return on next visit to the D.C. area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good service for a business lunch. Good energy in the place but not too loud. Like the big windows and lots of light.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our dining experience. The service was courteous, the atmosphere was almost 'clubish', and the food was very good. Given all of these attributes and the downtown DC location, the price was very reasonable at around $20 an entree. We will definitely go back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was great but because the restaurant was so busy, the food presentation and size was not consistent as other times I have been there. Little disappointed that day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for our 28th wedding anniversary dinner. Enjoyed all three courses of our meal. My wife was very complimentary about the food, ambiance, and the service. Had a very good evening, will return to this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The sushi was delicious. The entrees were lack luster. \nService started off promptly and very responsive however by the end he was hard to find.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place was nice. The bread at the beginning of the meal was really hard, and the butter was salty. Good price overall.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and ambiance was good as always, but our waiter was not in a good mood ...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderfully prepared dinner salads were complemented by a fabulous wine list. We dined on a Sunday; the crowd was a bit subdued compared to the Saturday crowd we saw in passing the night before. Live music downstairs!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's was supposed to be two of us, but it ended up being just myself, so I was stuck in near the bar. That kind of ruined the whole feel for me. Still the food was good, and if I was in one of the formal dinning rooms my review would be a lot more positive. I was stuck at tables very close together and had to listen through out my whole meal to two loudmouth Millennials with no table manners. Still the service was good, and I would go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is always a great experience, from the folk who seat you to those who serve you to those who direct you to the restroom. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I've never had bad food or bad service here; in fact it is always excellent. Everyone should try the milkshakes!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took the lady out for a fantastic evening at the theater for the play of A Christmas Carol, and enjoyed a fine meal here before show time. Wait staff knew we were pressed for time, and still gave us impeccable service along with a friendly conversation about what to expect.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had the sea bass and the scallops. Both dishes were overcooked. The server did not come check on us for a while so we ate it anyway. This is a great location and a nice restaurant. If the food had been properly prepared I would have recommended it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service and food was fantastic. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to others.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! Vast menu, perhaps a little too vast, but everything we got was delicious and the drinks were quite good. Will have to try the sushi next time and see if it's as good as they said.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visited for the first time ever for dinner on Saturday night with a friend. The menu was more diverse than we expected, offering seafood, meat options, pastas, traditional bar food and quite a large sushi menu. The food was above average but a little overpriced for the quality. However, the atmosphere was lively and the restaurant had the old-Washington, dark wood elegance. Wait staff was attentive and service was great. If you're looking for a meal that will blow your culinary socks off, this isn't it. But if you're looking for a lively and historic spot for a reasonably priced meal and live music, the Hamilton will be great! We walked away satisfied with our evening and I would go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was great the food the waitresbjasmine was so awesome and just the entire atmosphere we had a great time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best meals I've had in a very long time. Appetizers were well portioned and delicious, entrees were flavorful yet simple. Well done and will be returning.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food here is generally decent here but on this night there was a terrible draft coming into the dining room and when I asked to be moved multiple times, I was told there was no seating when there were serveral table around me without anyone sitting. I had already ordered when I asked to be moved the second time so I had dinner bundled in my coat and scarf. The waitress wasn't really apologetic or seem to care at all...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is good, a bit expensive . However, I was waiting for my order for 40 minutes

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I want to give The Hamilton a nice review, and I was really excited to take my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner (especially after reading all the high praises on Yelp). Unfortunately, the incredibly long wait time detracted severely from our experience here. I don't believe it was the server's fault, he was apologetic and so was the manager. It took about an hour for our food to come out, and if the food was even worth the hour-long wait, I think we could have salvaged what we could from our night gone sour. However, the food was not anything super impressive nor was it worth the price. My boyfriend actually got sick after eating the mussels that we ordered, and the Vegan Cauliflower dish was quite disappointing as well. It was basically three clumps of 'burnt trees' as my boyfriend called it. I found the bedding of quinoa and cauliflower puree to be much better and that was basically my $20 plate. \n\nThe server and manager brought out a dessert on the house to make up for our bad experience, but by then, not only were we late to the Wizards game at the Verizon Center we were supposed to go see, but our mood just got ruined for the night. My boyfriend was trying to act ok but he was clearly disappointed that this was his birthday dinner, and I was also feeling bad that I took him here. As much as the decor and ambiance was nice, I will not be coming back here nor will I recommend The Hamilton to anyone I know.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hamilton is always a great place to drink and dine.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I have been coming here for many years. We will stop in for cocktails while in Chinatown. This dinner was our Valentines Day dinner which we have been having at The Hamilton for 5 years. It has always been a great experience. Unfortunately, the combination of a Caps game and a concert made our dining experience inaudible. I made the reservation 4 months in advance but we were seated in the bar area and a table in the dining room would be an hour long wait. The food is great as it was this time. The service is usually great, but fell flat this time. The various menus were all but thrown down on the table and our server disappeared. There were items on the menu that appeared new to us but we could not get the server to tell us anything about them besides 'oh yea, that's new'. Our bottle of wine was promptly delivered to the table in a warm stone chiller. Dessert menus were similarly thrown down and server disappeared. In the past we have had cocktails and port wine after dinner, but felt unwelcome this time, paid the check and left with no further interaction or salutation from any staff member. Perhaps The Hamilton has passed its prime and it is time to find a new spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, drinks, and service!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The server was very attentive and he offered great recommendations for cocktails. He was very knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant is huge. We had a booth which was nice. I imagine parts of the restaurant can be very noisy. Good service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The menu is not enough to make a choice, the food we want wasnt like we expected, no bread and butter at the beginning as all other restaurants present, so it was a disappontment! Thanks for asking anyway😉

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was horrible. The food was adequate. We waited for over an hour just to place our order. I have food allergies and the waiter made me feel inhuman and was really rude. The only redeeming quality was my conversation with the manager as we were leaving. She was wonderful and I feel confident that she has gone over the incident with her staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was pretty slow, but it was quite busy. Food was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellent. The service staff appeared a bit overwhelmed but did their level best to make sure the experience was a good one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton did not disappoint - the service was superb, particularly in anticipating our needs. We very much enjoyed the dinner, and were impressed with the quality of the ingredients and preparation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and value was great. Unfortunately, the restaurant was very very hot the night we were there. But possibly it was because it was the night of the Women's March On Washington and all of the Trump supporters were fuming that we rained on their parade. :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my first time to The Hamilton. We enjoyed the Tuna Tartar, sushi, eggplant sandwich and Brussel Sprouts. All were terrific. Great place for a business lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everyone was great and very accommodating

5.0
Excellent
Dined Apr 29 2018

Top class all round. Excellent sushi. Very enjoyable visit and will certainly be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time and there is so much restaurant. Our server was very good. It was a little quiet probably because it was Super Bowl Sunday. I will come again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my second time dining at the Hamilton. Both times the food and the service has been very good. On this visit, we had a very polite but engaging server who gave us candid opinions on the menu items. My husband had the pastrami sandwich and I had the scallops. Both were excellent but the pastrami was absolutely the best I have ever had and, coming from a Jersey girl, that is saying something!! For an appetizer we shared the cornbread grilled cheese. We had to order it just to see what the heck it was!! It was very tasty, definitely worth the calories of which I'm sure there were many. Fun evening, great food and a pleasant, attentive server. We will definitely dine here again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my second time at the Hamilton. I love the ambiance ! It's always busy so make sure to make a reservation if your going on Saturday night. The service is great and the food is delicious. The bar scene is great and always packed and there are two bars!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an amazing brunch! The drink specials were unique and tasty. The ricotta doughnuts were made fresh to order and sinfully good. Everything we had was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server, Sofia, was amazing!! Everything from the food, drinks and desert we're fabulous. Will be returning!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to the Hamilton because we've had great experience going in the past and it was convenient after running the Marine Corps Marathon. I made a reservation for my parents, boyfriend, and I, and we ended up arriving at the restaurant about an hour before our reservation time. When we walked in, no one greeted us and the host staff was not smiling or friendly at all. I told the hostess that two of my friends were stopping by to have drinks with us before going somewhere else. The hostess immediately said that my two friends could not sit with us if they weren't eating as well. We quickly said that we would also order appetizers for the table. Again the host staff was unwelcoming and said that we could meet my friends at the bar first and then be seated the four of us when we were ready to eat. How ridiculous is it to say to paying customers that you can have drinks at the bar first but the other two friends would have to leave if we wanted to eat in the restaurant? I contacted my friends and we decided to eat the four of us first and then meet them at the bar after. We were taken to our table in the large room at the back of the restaurant--the room was over half empty and there were open tables on either side of us that were open our entire meal, and could easily have pulled up next to our table for my friends. It took almost 10 minutes for a waitress to come to greet us, she was unfriendly, and service was slow the entire time. The only saving grace was our food, which was delicious. I've been to the Hamilton many times, have had great service and delicious food--I am appalled by the service we received and the unfriendly assistance from the host staff. Had a manager come to our table, we certainly would have given our feedback directly to the manager. At the end of the meal, we decided to take our business elsewhere and meet up with friends for drinks at a different establishment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I wasn't a fan of brunch but lunch and dinner is always delicious !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All in all good food and service. Entree was a little cool-like it had been sitting. Desserts weren't as good as meal. Appetizer of squash soup was very excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Husband's Birthday! First time in D.C. & first visit to The Hamilton. Drinks, dinner & dessert were perfect. Service was great too !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location. However it's not great for restaurant week.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Made a reservation for dinner to check out the restaurant week menu and catch up with a friend. Tried the Kabocha Squash Bisque, Pan-Seared Royal Seabass, and Flourless Chocolate Torte. All great choices. Enjoyed the meal and will definitely be back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kendra made me and my girlfriend experience amazing . It was my girlfriend's first time . We will definitely be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and excellent service. Second time here will come again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect from being welcomed at the door to the comfortable booth, excellent service, wonderful meal, and ending with the mini biscotti with the very good coffee.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very poor service. I was seated 16 minutes before the waitress came to the table. She wasn't attentive after taking our order and didn't follow through checking on our needs. Usually Clyde's group service is good, but that night it was terrible. \n\nFood was fine and the atmosphere is great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is a get-together-after-work place. Very busy. Very noisy. Expect to wait 20 minutes for a table even if you make a reservation. Service is good - professional wait staff. Food is OK. Not great but not bad either. The location justifies the prices more so than the food quality.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I met two friends here for dinner, and the menu offered a nice selection of standards. I got a wonderful cider cocktail, and all of us enjoyed our meals. It is a loud place, but is located very conveniently in downtown DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and amazing service! Definitely will be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unfortunately we didn't realize it was restaurant week or we may not have met for a friends lunch...just two of us. We ordered from the regular menu and I must say the food was so so. We both ordered bento boxes which were just 'nice' but the whole eel piece in mine was tough...nothing to write home about. Our waitress was a beautiful woman with a winning smile. Atmosphere was fine, we had a nice booth in the back. Will I go back? Maybe...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the Hamilton! but no need to ruin a great dish of tuna tartare with the soy vinegar sauce it was drowned in.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place had been recommended to us by several friends, so we decided to try it out during restaurant week. However, we ended up choosing our meals from the regular menu. I had the scallops w/black rice. Brussels sprouts. The scallops were delish . . . they could have kept the black rice - it was very bland. A could have had more veggies in place of the rice. My husband had the crab cakes and he enjoyed them. The St. Louis Gooey Cake was also very tasty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food and great service. Had a great experience with some new flavors both with drinks and food. Definitely a place I would return to. Price is quite normal for the area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall fantastic service, food and experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had amazing service and wonderful food and after dinner went upstairs for live music. So much fun!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing night out! The service was outstanding and the food was great. We can't wait to dine at The Hamilton again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Only 2 mistakes in our orders for 4 people, but the service and food took forever. When you are taking a break for lunch, it would be nice to get out in at least an hour, while this took us more like 90 minutes.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The waiter brought me the wrong meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

HOLY HECK NEVER HAVE I EVER WANTED TO LEAVE A REVIEW BUT WOW THE HAMILTON BLEW MY SOCKS OFF. The sushi was easily the best sushi I've ever had in my young life. Gorgeous restaurant, wonderful staff that really know what they're serving, I have only praise for this establishment. Stumbling upon this restaurant while being a tourist and not knowing anything from the area, I'm SO glad I ended up here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband I went for bunch on Sunday. The waiter was friendly, helpful, and focused on making our experience great. The Norwegian salmon benedict and the breakfast burrito were really good and the hibiscus mimosa was nice as well. I went back for lunch the following day, and the service wasn't as good. My waitress was folding napkins and placing silverware and didn't check as often as she should have. Also, I asked to leave off the honey on my chicken sandwich. When I alerted my waitress that the honey was there, she didn't offer to take it back and still charged full price. The cheese plate was excellent with generous portions, so I didn't need the sandwich really, however I think she should have offered to get another sandwich or take off the price. Overall, the restaurant is fabulous. It is beautiful and in a convenient location. I think it might be hit or miss for service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best spicy crab roll I've ever had. Organic roasted chicken was impeccable

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My partner and I eat out regularly in Logan Circle, so we decided to try out The Hamilton for a change. It's a beautiful facility with high ceilings stunning woodwork, and comfy booths. Very 'Washington DC'. Menu has nice variety It took a too long to get my first glass of wine. No parmesan cheese was offered for the pasta as an appetizer, and took a long time to get it after I asked. I ordered the hanger steak entree salad medium, but it came out rare. I'm not picky, but I did ask to send it back. The waitress didn't immediately run it back to the kitchen, but rather left if on the table for a while; then after it was taken, it wasn't returned until my partner was finished with his entree. While the place was busy, the staff didn't seem to have a sense of urgency. Having said that, we will give it another shot. Overall it's a cool place, but the service needs work. The music venue in the basement is HUGE.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent sushi bento, excellent service as always!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the food and decor at the Hamilton. It is good for Sunday brunch and it has a great selection of beer on tap.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton provides a comprehensive American and Japanese menu. However, service continues to be a problem, and the place seems too large for the abilities of its staff. On this evening, after having been assured that a soup I asked about did not have a cream base, it arrived with a cream base. Another server quickly removed it, and I wasn't charge for it, but there is no excuse for this sort of thing happening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

this place is great! awesome lunch if you work downtown.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere -- very lively environment and nice decor. I enjoyed the appetizers and sushi.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere, good food, great bartender! However, we had a reservation and still had to wait half an hour to be seated. Worth it but know you'll be waiting!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous venu, excellent service, delicious food great location along with good value

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is always a pleasure. The crab cakes were excellent as well as the meat loaf entree.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Milkshakes and peanut butter cheesecake were delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the sushi happy hour!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

NOISY\neven sitting in a nook @ 8pm, the bar-crowd reverberations were impossible to ignore. \nGood food & wine & service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I work in building and have dined there quite a few times. No reason lunch should take almost 2 hrs. Took entirely too long just to get salads and then brought entree and we hadn't finished salads. Love most of menu but think it can be improved. Concentrate on that and not sushi.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good wasn't good mentioned it too both waiter and manager not proactive. Unlike the restaurant maybe this was just a bad day for them but was pretty busy. Not sure if we will change me back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal, as usual.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was a bit better than decent but certainly not better more than a bit better. Some wines on the wine list were not available. It was jammed when we were there--fun atmosphere but sort of touristy. Not a place for a quiet meal but reasonable for a group of old friends on the way to some event or after some event.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We came in for the Women's March on Jan 21. So glad I made a reservation because it was beyond packed. We got there about an hour before our reservation time and hung out at the bar. The entire staff was outstanding in taking care of this incredible crowd. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here for my best friends birthday and got sushi and dessert and loved it. The sushi is amazing and their desserts are to die for. Highly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is a diner in heart with tall ceilings, white table cloth and characteristic old-fashioned decorations like a restaurant. There's a classic feeling to it. With it being a diner in mind, you can maybe forgive the lack of service (not once water filled) or rubbery duck breast (but flavorful). However, with the full dinner price I have many better options for the quality and service of a full restaurant, instead of a glorified diner like The Hamilton.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice server and prompt service. The food is always good and I appreciate the variety.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Met friends for a nice dinner after work, staff was friendly, great service, food delicious. We'll definitely go again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambience is great for a casual get together. The food was average to good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I wanted to give this place 5 stars but here is my gripe...\n\n-1 Star for the staff upon check in, they were all so miserable. We checked in and waited for friends to close their tab at the bar...while we did, the staff at the check in desk stared at us in this not so nice way as if we had a million heads. You know that kind of stare where you think to yourself, 'did I say something to offend these folks?' ... not one smile. Then the hostess takes us to our seat, as we walked through we saw plenty of open tables, she walks us to a table that was instead dirty...then says that she has to get a new table and begins walking back to the front. No direction on whether we should follow her or wait..lol so we waited. She comes back in a hissy and asks us to follow her. \n\n-1 Star for the wait staff...she rushed us throughout our meal all because she wanted to go home. We asked to space our food out and she didn't care...we then were specific and asked for 20 minutes (we had just gotten another bottle of champagne and didn't want to order desert yet) ...we timed it and she returned to ask us about desert 3 minutes later. It was obnoxious. Even better...when we ordered the 2nd bottle of champagne she says, 'we are running low on that bottle, we have others to chose from.' I ask if the others are comparable in taste and she says she doesn't know she will have to ask the manager....a few moments later someone (I assume is the manager) comes by with the exact bottle we ordered. It was weird.\n\nThe food was good, decor was beautiful. I wouldn't recommend it to go there, until their staff gets it together.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and wine at Hamilton was delicious and very reasonably priced! The server was very friendly and helpful, and even though the place was pretty busy, the volume was not loud at all. I would definitely recommend Hamilton to my friends and family!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service took too long. To take our order, get food, drinks, our bill, and even to get my CC back. Server apologized multiple times and thanked us for being patient. But I clearly watched him take his sweet time doing everything. I had plenty of time to discuss this issue with surround tables around us. Sat down at 630pm, didn't leave til 930pm. And I eat extremely fast, no apps or dessert. Just main course and one round of drinks.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton was great on a what I imagine was a pretty tough day for them- the Women's March 1/21/17. It was a mob scene but they handled it well. I had made a reservation thank goodness because the swelling crowd from the streets poured in to the Hamilton once the March was over. Despite being at max capacity, the service and food were terrific. Margaritas, hummus, salads, salmon burger were delicious. Gluten free and vegetarian options were easy to find. Would absolutely come back, and surely be equally or even more impressed on a less crazy day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reservation was respected - escorted within a few minutes to our table - server was great! Less noise in rear rooms...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Typically this restaurant is amazing. This experience was a real disappointment. The service was slow and the food arrived cold.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was fantastic!! Manhattans were good but pricey. Also the crab cakes were sadly dry :(. But appetizers were great and overall we were happy!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and ambience. Service was very friendly but terrible. They offered us bread, but didn't bring it. They brought our entree while we were still eating our appetizers. They got my side order wrong. I ordered a glass of wine that didn't arrive. Our waiter didn't come to check on us otherwise we would have mentioned these things in a timely manner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation through Open Table at one of the busiest times - the Women's March on Washington. I can't say enough how impressed we were with the service at the Hamilton. Although it was insanely busy, the staff kept their cool and came across as professional, friendly, and accommodating. We were able to get one of their cozy little booths which was just perfect for enjoying a wonderful meal with friends who had come from Wisconsin and New York. We all enjoyed our food orders - the scallops were out of this world. I would definitely come back to this delightful spot when I return to Washington.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

After repeated bad experiences with service, I just can't think of what would make me want to return to Hamilton. Straw that broke the camel's back was waiting for 45 minutes to get our desert on a slow Sunday night. After 35 minutes -- and unfortunately having already paid when we placed our order -- the waitress finally came over and said that there was a problem with their computers.\n\nFirst off, a manager should have come by as soon as they knew there was a problem, instead of just leaving us to wait and wait and wait.\n\nSecond off, the excuse reads a little thin considering it took us about 15 minutes just to get water after being seated. All in all, a Sunday night dinner (entree, desert, one drink) took almost two hours. Again, they were hardly slammed, empty table all around.\n\nThird off, don't count on a reservation you make through Open Table. In my experience, on a busy night, that entitles you to, at best, a thirty minute wait to be seated.\n\nHaven't tried the sushi but the regular menu is good. That's why I've tried to give them repeat chances, but oh well. There's much better options in the area, do yourself a favor and find something else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I ate the scallop dish which was incredible! My son had pork chops. They were amazing. The best I've ever had!! We can't wait to return. Make reservations before hand so you don't have to wait.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun crowd. Tasty food. Excellent service. Charming interior. Nice bathrooms. Wine was very good but expensive by the glass. Outside the front door is a very interesting city. Close to Metro Center metro. Would definitely return. Hoping to attend the music venue.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was a great and yummy experience!!! Was recommended to us.... didn't disapoint!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful service and food! Location is fantastic and our table by the window in our own room/area was icing on top!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was not very pleasant. The management was letting the Women's March on Washington attendees scream and yell while I was trying to enjoy dinner with a friend and my 10 year old son.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

To preface this - we were there the night before inauguration, so our experience may not be typical.\n\nThe wait staff was friendly, but there were several issues with them. Again, the inauguration may have taxed them beyond normal. The waitress had to ask us 4 times about our food choice (why didn't she write it down?). The food came out quickly. Unfortunately our waitress spilled my beer all over the food, so that had to make it over again. We were having sushi. The person who came to clean the mess wasn't going to change out the table cloth, which is not acceptable (and unlike the spill, not an accident).\n\nThe sushi was very good, and they had some unique items on the menu.\n\nThe dining area up front was very loud. They have seating further back that is more quiet, so you may want to ask for that if you prefer a more intimate environment.\n\nOur bill wound up being very inexpensive. Apparently we hit the right time for sushi happy hour, so the food cost was lower. They gave us our beverages for free due to the accident.\n\nI'd probably give them a second chance if I lived in the area, but since we do not I don't think I'd risk it. The beer was an accident, but after forgetting our order several times it was more stressful. And the poor cleanup at first didn't help.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The evening started out so well - we had a 9 pm reservation and were seated right away. Our server was personable and gave some great recommendations. Our appetizers came out quickly and were quite good. However when the entrees were delivered they were cold - not lukewarm - cold. They probably would have tasted good if they were hot, but the temperature made them unappetizing. As it was late and we had just completed a long drive in the snow to D.C. we didn't send them back, but told our server. Not only were we not offered anything as a comp, we weren't even given an apology. I don't think it was intentionally bad service - but the right thing to do would have been to acknowledge the issue somehow. We had high hopes but won't be back any time soon given the plethora of good restaurants in DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrating President Donald Trump Inauguration \nFantastic start of a Great America to be INCLUSIVE of all Americans

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent, as always. I have been to the Hamilton many times since the day that it opened.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience every time I dine at The Hamilton. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant. Very popular and energetic. A reservation is definitely necessary, and Open Table worked great - I was able to reserve a table for 2 just 20 minutes ahead of time allowing us to cut through all of the chaos at the front door/host station.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Other than the birthday table trying to burn the place down, fantastic!\n\nGreat food, great staff, large varied menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton was great! The server was spot on with the suggestions, he really knew the menu very well. Absolutely loved the Sushi Happy Hour. I can not wait to go back and bring more friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time having dinner at the Hamilton and I loved it. It was perfect for my surprise birthday dinner for my husband. He loved it and it made me happy. Thanks guys for a amazing experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton was a good place. My steak was very good. My wife's crab cake was below average. The waiter said this was their specialty. Service was average.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is one of several restaurants I enjoy for brunch and I go regularly. I especially enjoy the 'bird room,' which is brighter than the other two rooms and has more modern decor. We had a nice booth that allowed for private conversation. Unfortunately, the level of service seems to vary widely. This time, service was less than stellar. The server was slow to take our order, and did not know how to serve French-press coffee. This was disappointing because coffee is one of the principal reasons to go to this restaurant for brunch. The food, on the other hand, was very good. We both had banana bread and eggs. I wish there were more breakfast items on the menu.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not impressed with the service at all. It's starting to attract a bad crowd.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined at the Hamiltons 2 evenings in a row. The first night of sushi was great, and we returned the second night for items on regular menu. Everything is amazing and delicious! Service is outstanding. We feel welcomed and happy!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a MUST VISIT when in DC. Our food & service were exceptional! I had the Ribeye, my daughter had the sushi & my husband had the BBQ porkchop- all sensational! Everything was cooked perfectly & I am VERY hard to impress!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, service, and ambience! We really enjoyed our dinner there! We will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our first time there and we will back! The boozy milkshakes were very good! The Burrata & Beets was so unique, we barely left a crumb.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Where do I begin. Everything looks so good, you want to order it all and you will leave stuffed. \n\nOur server, Michael, was excellent. He recommended 2 boozy milkshakes (dulce de leche and cookie dough) that were soooo good, even on a 40 degree day. \n\nI ordered the fried eggplant sandwich. Best. Sandwich. Ever. My husband ordered the smoked beef brisket sandwich (he said it was great). We ordered a side of rosemary fries to share that we were too full to even touch (although they were very good as well). \n\nI definitely recommend to anyone in the D.C. Area.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noisy and busy. Waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable, but seemed to disappear from time to time. Not enough to be annoying though. Food was good, but nothing to write home about. With so many choices out there, I doubt I'll return except for the live music I've heard about.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awful food, horrible value. Don't bother, unless you're a 20-something or taking out-of-town guests. Never again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food and cocktails! When you first walk in, the bar area is incredibly loud, but as you move to the tables in the restaurant area the noise level goes down. There is something for everyone to enjoy here, and it was a nice walk to DAR Constitution Hall afterwards if you are looking for a place to eat prior to a show.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my parents here for thanksgiving. I have a milk allergy and usually servers are really good about checking with the chef and accommodating substitutes. I've been here twice and feel like the servers aren't willing to be all that helpful or resent having to confirm ingredients. I ended up ordering steak to make it easy in them. My parents thought there thanksgiving meals were excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service, wonderful food and great ambiance made our meal one of the best that I've had in 2017.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would recommend The Hamilton for a great meal or drinks. The menu had a variety of options for reasonable prices and the food was incredible. The wait staff were friendly, but it took a while before we were served.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

After 10 minutes of sitting at the table, the manager finally came over to bring water. We didn't see our waitress until the meal was over...the manager was the one who took care of us.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect location, and a surprisingly good source of Japanese food, which one might not suspect. Yet I often have the feeling that the restaurant is simply too large, and service can be chaotic, if well-meaning. All in all, I like the Hamilton and will return.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bad food, service and rude staff

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My family and I went Saturday night for dinner and the food was delicious. I would definitely go back for a romantic dinner with just my husband.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere and the ambiance are always excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were going to have dinner after seeing the Nutcracker Ballet. I take my daughters and granddaughter every year. The ballet was cancelled so we had lunch. Atmosphere, server, etc was perfect we had a leisurely lunch and a very enjoyable time even though we did not get to see the ballet this year.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and drinks. Octopus appetizer was fantastic!! A little loud, but not a problem. Will go again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good, if not outstanding. We were somewhat disappointed in the sushi (rainbow roll...not much fish and a lot of rice), but the calamari was very good. The scallops were competent, served on a great sweet potato bed, although the black rice was overcooked, bland and gluey. The ribeye steak was tasty, if not the most tender piece of meat. All in all, a very nice dinner on a busy Saturday evening.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

No one expects to enter a restaurant at 2PM and find that it is still serving brunch, and would continue to serve brunch until 4 PM. Additionally, it lacked any alternative menu for those who may have wanted a more serious fare. Finally, when I asked for ceasar salad, I got some kind of concoction with eggs in it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The teacup and a separate play were both dirty

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service is always exceptional regardless of how much or little we order. Nice variety of interesting dishes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the Mediterranean spread as an appetizer and the salmon salad as an entrée. It was a lot of food. Everything was fresh and great tasting. The service was great despite being very busy at lunchtime.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Filthy. This is an upscale restaurant in a great location, but we found not one, not two, but THREE hairs in our food. We did not freak out after the first 2 (found at the same time), but when the next course came with yet another hair in it, it was clear that this place has a serious issue in the kitchen. The manager did not charge us for the two dishes the hairs were found in (he was alerted after each instance), but the damage was done and given the situation, he probably should have comped the whole meal (so gross). I absolutely do not recommended for anything beyond drinks.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome time as usual!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was not attentive. We had to request water, sauces and more, a number of times from other servers. I ordered the Hamilton Burger, which came with an egg on top (the egg was supposed to pour over my burger when I took a bite, but mine was over done). When I got my meal the first time, it was over hard. I requested an egg sunny side up or even over easy, and my egg came back practically hard boiled. Eventually they got it right and the meal was delicious. The experience could have been much better, as I've experienced it in the past.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service is amazing! This was our second trip this week and both times the service and food were excellent. Great spot!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Marvelous atmosphere and service. Beautiful wood and art. The servers are so friendly, it is almost over the top. This restaurant is a tribute to DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a huge restaurant...half a block long. Yet the space feels warm and inviting. There is a hopping bar scene, a gorgeous dining room and great food and drinks. A place you want to stay all night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The variety of food is dazzling, and (for a pescatarian) amazingly good. I especially recommend the fried eggplant sandwich, which is a remarkable surprise and very delicious. The Hamilton is not a quiet place, but is a great value and a terrific place for a quick meal or for an evening of good food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful 42nd anniversary dinner there!!!!! Great meal and fabulous service!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is fantastic as always. I have been there many times before. I just think the server was having an off day.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

2nd time to The Hamilton. Will definitely return. First meal was better than the second. The Beef Wellington was just too fatty. I knew it wouldn't be lean but it was just fat for much of it. My dining companion loved her Shrimp and Grits. Drinks we great. Had Whistlepeg Rye Manhattans on the rocks. Yummy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

New favorite spot!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server did not mention to us the half price sushi special when she handed us our menus. And the sushi is really good so take advantage of this. Also on Jan 2, they had already taken down all of the holiday decorations, which are usually festive and amazing- so we were disappointed. But good draft beer, good sushi, good eggplant sandwich -- good overall value.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is always a solid lunch, dinner, drinks & date spot. The food is delicious, the dining room spacious and the service is spot on.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and ambiance was great. We had trouble with parking. The $10 validation from the restaurant was not honored by the parking lot. We felt a little better after the receptionist at the Hamilton assured us that we would be refunded the money with their deepest apologies (we never heard back). After a lovely brunch, this parking situation was very frustrating and put a damper on the whole experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visiting DC for the first time we tried getting a reservation the first night we were in town but they were booked. Made a reservation that night for the next night and we had such a great dinner. The noise level at the bar was really loud but you walk into the dining room and it quiets down substantially and the ambiance is great. We ate in a great booth and had an awesome waitress, we all lived the good and even had desert because she described them and they sounded wonderful! Would definitely eat at The Hamilton on our next visit, we still have so much to see

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Meal was on fleek #fire Loved the Burrata. Eggplant sandwich was #delish

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was pretty good. Service was a bit slow and confusing. Had some chicken with Mumbo (sp?) sauce-so good. The Burrata with beets-meh. Champagne was cold, but our server did not know how to pour. Server was nice but took forever to come to table. Someone else took our drink order, but did not really know the wine menu. We were OK because we chatted so much!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was great. Food, service, ambiance. I wish I could remember our waiter's name; he was phenomenal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton was great, I proposed and staff were very friendly and the crowd cheer as I proposed. Very, very beautiful atmosphere and vibe!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had an early New Year's eve dinner. Nice location and friendly service. Food was good. I recommend the beet salad.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The waitress was somewhat cold and appeared to be bothered by my requests and questions regarding the food.\nWhen my brother ordered a bourbon and ginger ale, the waitress didn't ask the type but gave him a Maker's Mark (quite expensive) and gave me a Jack and Ginger (even though I had ordered Jameson). {I didn't realize this until the check came.} \nI ordered the shrimp bisque but when it came to the table it had zero shrimp in it. I tasted it and wasn't impressed... it tasted creamy with barely any flavor. When I inquired as to how it was prepared that's when I first noticed the waitress' attitude. I explained that since there were no shrimp in it, I would like it taken off the bill. She grabbed the bowl and left the table. As my entree I ordered the single crab cake. My plate was warm but my food was cold. I asked the waitress if there was any way I could have to food warmed up. Again, she snatched the plate and left the table. The second crab cake dish was nicely prepared with the food being warm and the plate cooler as it should be. Overall, the crab cake was filled with lots of crab meat but it was overcooked/burned and chewy on the top and bottom. The Brussels sprouts were nicely seasoned and very tasty! (They were the highlight of my meal). Finally, I was still hungry so I ordered the loaded toys to go. She brought out a brown paper bag with 5 tots. How low budget can you be? I just spent over a hundred dollars in here only to be given a brown paper bag? The bag was leaking grease all over the place! I finally had to ask for a foil container to put them in. \n\nWhen the bill came, I was unsure of how much to tip but leaned toward 20%. As soon as I signed it she was there: I THOUGHT WHY WAS SHE WATCHING ME SIGN THE BILL? \n\nAll in all, with the abundance of restaurants in the city to eat on NYE, I was very disappointed with the service and food at the Hamilton. I doubt I will go back or recommend it to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Christmas Eve at the Hamilton followed by Natl. Christmas Tree - priceless!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thanksgiving!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed our dinner at the Hamilton - Was not familiar with the area and wanted to go someplace that took reservations. Was really pleased with the selection of food and the pork chop I had was outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellent, the wine list was great; loved the atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I enjoy this restaurant every time I visit. The sushi is amazing. Excellent service and quality food. This place will continue to be a regular for my family.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ate at a few restaurants in DC the Hamilton certainly was the best. Top notch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and attentive staff. Interesting decor and space. Excellent martinis.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to the Hamilton before and had better dining experiences. The long islands that I ordered had way too much sweet and sour mix in it and the sauce on the red snapper, it was saturated in it (I should have asked for it on the side). The snapper was also a bit overcooked too. The service was just average. The seating in the dining area needs to be changed and updated, especially with it being a historic building. The chicken wings were excellent, the manhattan was delicious and the bbq pork chops were very flavorful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had 5:00 reservations and arrived at 4:30 - didn't realize that lunch was turning over to dinner so lobby and bar area were chaotic and packed. Hostess wasn't very friendly. So had low expectations going into the meal. But the second we were seated, everything shifted. Superb service - waitress was attentive, patient and friendly. Food was delicious. We left extremely happy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've now eaten at the Hamilton twice and both experiences were fabulous. Lovely decor, excellent service and best sushi I've found in DC.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Horrible service. We were sat 30 minutes after our reservation. It was clear the host had forgotten about us, but we did not even get an apology. Took forever to finish up our meal -- our waitress forgot about us. Very disappointed in the entire experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Poor food quality. Not tasty and wouldn't recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We visited D.C. for the week after Christmas and used Open Table to eat at the Hamilton on our first evening. It was so good we went back for another wonderful dinner our last evening. It was convenient to our hotel JW Marriott and Open Table saved us the hour plus wait each night. The food and presentation was incredible, the noise level was high, but due only to the fact that the walls were covered in beautiful wood. Will visit the Hamilton again on our next trip to D.C.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

After viewing the menu and hearing about this restaurant I decided to give it a try. The restaurant is very large and there were a lot of people. Since I made a reservation we only waited about 7 minutes for our table to be ready. Our waitress was very nice and took care of us very well. For the appetizer we got the Crispy Tempura Shrimp. The shrimp were like buffalo shrimp. The sauce was put on heavily. The sauce should have been on the side for dipping not directly on the shrimp. I got the Duck for my entree and it was cooked perfectly and tasted very good. The kale could have used some help though. We got the mint chocolate chip milkshake for dessert and I was disappointed. It had a weird taste like they used peppermint extract added to vanilla ice cream instead of actual mint chocolate chip ice cream. The added chips were just added and not blended so there was a lot of chewing. They she think about putting it in a blender. Overall my experience was good and would return to try something else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service. Much better than previous visits. Meal was fresh and hot. Appetizing presentation. Wish you had more bourbon based cocktails on the menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton was in a great physical location to things we were doing in D.C. I'm glad we made a reservation as it was very crowded and the walk-in wait was long. They seated us within minutes of our reservation time. We had two of the specialty drinks which were both excellent, although a little pricy - but probably not for this area. The menu was quite ample and they offered a very good variety of items. We had the cheese selection app, followed by the scallops, pork chop, and the salmon. All were very tasty, prepared perfectly with a very good presentation. The sauces they offered with the cheeses were excellent as well. Unfortunately, we had to leave to get to a show and didn't have time for desserts, but from what we saw around us they looked very good as well. I would definitely return. Our total bill for three of us, including 4 drinks, 1 app, and three entrees, taxes & tip was about $150, which to me was worth it as we were all very well satisfied with all of our food and drinks.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place has very good ambiance with wood paneling and high ceilings. The food is hit or miss. The calamari is some of the best I have ever had but the crab cake was not edible. The salmon was awesome but the fries greasy. Will definitely be back but will avoid the few dishes that are subpar.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were visiting from out of town on a sightseeing trip. Walking in for the first time, the wood paneling and vintage style with Audubon prints was impressive. On a busy night with a variety of clientele it was hard to hear our server. We ordered the calamari app and it was a notch above others we've had, along with well made cocktails. For the entree we ordered the sashimi plate and duck breast. The Rohan duck with baby carrots and greens was one one of the best I've tried. The sashimi was equally impressive and the portions were large. For dessert we tried the cookie dough milk shake, it came with an extra large straw and was enjoyed by all. An overall great meal but it was overshadowed by the seemingly ambivalant attitude of the server.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place, food took a while

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We waited a full 45 minutes to be served sandwiches. We could never get the waitress's attention for anything. She asked us if we wanted coffee or dessert twice and then ignored the request for a check. What made it worse was we spoke to the manager midway through and absolutely nothing improved.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton was lovely for Christmas Eve dinner. The prime rib was delicious. Nice selection of cocktails all exceptional. Lucas waited on us and he was outstanding. All in all a wonderful Christmas Eve experience!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Anything wonderful, I supposed I would find it there, but no

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton has an extensive variety of food. The sushi was decent. The pimento cheese appetizer was amazing as well as the pork chop entree! Would definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first time here, definitely won't be the last. The bull fighter sushi roll was FABULOUS. My son had a pastrami sandwich that was also fantastic. I had the aged ribeye, which had a great flavor but a little too much gristle making it tough to chew, I would not order that again. But the sushi was good enough for a visit and had me wanting more. The staff was also VERY friendly. I'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the 4th time I've been here and each time it just gets better and better. The food is exquisite and the portions are perfect. I love the unique varieties of Sushi they offer as being very creative and tasty. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful. She attended our every need and was very personable. We were there for a show in the downstairs lounge which I strongly suggest to everyone. \n\nI look forward to continuing my culinary experiences with this restaurant until I've exhausted each of their choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a perfect place to have a Christmas Eve dinner with my husband and daughter while visiting Washington, DC. The restaurant decor is very pleasant. It was very busy but the food, service and atmosphere were still very enjoyable. The perfect choice!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food and tasty drinks! Highly recommend it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was helpful but very slow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great selection of drinks.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server had a lot of tables so she was a touch overwhelmed. The food was outstanding. We will be returning on our future trips to D.C.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Family visiting D.C. Family

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

When we arrived there was a line out the front door. Although we had reservations, I was sure we'd have to wait for a very long time before being seated. To my surprise (and delight) they called us in at the exact time of our reservation. The place was packed, and it took about 40 minutes to finally see our food, but it was a very pleasant relaxed atmosphere, and our hostess was very attentive and friendly. We enjoyed our time there, and the food was very good. Overall it was a very positive experience, and we'd go back there again given the opportunity.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Completely average food. Below average waitstaff. Completely below average seating host: we watched others' names get called for tables and then went to the counter to find out about ours and were told that we'd been texted (which would have been fine if we knew that was how we'd be contacted)...no apology, no nothing...so we missed our seating. All that said, it looked like seating was pretty greased when a blonde female was running things...collapsed whenever she left.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a really nice experience here. Would recommend this place in every respect. Coming back soon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Menu and food were great! Our table was ready when we arrived.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, excellent presentation, fine service, fair price. One of my favorite places in Washington.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went there for a nice dinner before the Grinch show at the National Theater. We made reservations so we were seated very quickly....before we finished our 1st drinks at the bar as we were about 20 mins. early. The Mojitos were very good! The Grilled Octopus appy was very good. The 1/2 Roast Chicken - two halves nicely roasted with a crispy skin was very delicious. My wife enjoyed her Day Boat Scallops. Nice ambience in the 3 dinning room area, the place is very big! Our server was not very attentive and we had to asked for new drinks, bread and the dessert menu. We parked in the garage under the Marriott by the theater.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very decent place for business and family. Great location and timely service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delish! An early surprise was the half price sushi options. Perfectly timed and even on a Sunday night. Our server then forgot about the sale but quickly corrected the bill. Such an array of choices on the menu. Delightful ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal with family. The pork belly app was great.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Christmas dinner horrible experience with the waitress and guy who stated he was 'kinda' the manager still didn't care. Complained up front and he didn't care either. Do not go there if you appreciate good service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Poor service. Dinner was rushed. Main course showed up in the middle of the appetizer. Rookie move and the waiter was oblivious. Won't go back over than to the bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, family friendly... they were busy but we only waited five minutes for a table. The server was professional but not super friendly, and she took forever to bring my toddler milk. Other staff were really friendly and helpful. It was a lovely lunch overall.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had lunch here during a Christmas visit. It was packed and our meal was good if not great. Pretty standard stuff. Good ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice place for a midday meal when time permits.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I thought the front desk/hostess staff was rude and off-putting. Seriously need training in customer service!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed our dinner, although the service was slow in my opinion.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

we arrived at 5pm. party of 4. 21 Dec. placed orders at 5:15. 45 minutes later no food. had to beg for drinks, bread and water. at 6 two of us had had enough and cancelled our orders and left. the 2 others waited another 10 minutes to get cold food. One of worst places I've ever been.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My team and I celebrated our Christmas luncheon on December 22, and the service was great with such a large crowd. We were very impressed to know that the Chef changed the menu each day based upon the season. Everything from the appetizers to the soup and entries were great. Last but not least, the desserts were wonderful!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined at The Hamilton prior to attending a show at The National. The waitstaff were attentive and courteous. The food was very good. The overall experience was nice. The biggest issue was the behavior and manners of the Maitre D', was really at the level of an Applebee's host. Upon our arrival ( at our reservation time), we were told we would need to wait for our table, and would be texted when they were ready to seat us. When the text arrived, we were again told we would need to wait until someone was available to seat us. During this wait, the host commented to his seating staff, 'I don't have to deal with this', loudly enough for the patrons waiting to be seated to overhear his displeasure with his job. Minutes passed, and again I asked about being seated, he asked if we would like him to seat us, I replied, ' That would be great'. He said, 'Well, I can leave this station, so you will need to wait.' Such rude behavior toward customers is to be expected at McDonalds or Applebee's, but seemed reprehensible for a restaurant like The Hamilton. Clearly this young man was in over his head and needs to be replaced. However, the balance of the experience, and the staff were outstanding.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The shrimp and grits was great. The recipe included spinach which was surprisingly good.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We will NEVER go back!! In spite of having booked a reservation long in advance, we were seated against a wall in a narrow section of the bar (rather than in one of the dining rooms)! Horrible ambiance! So noisy that we had to shout to be heard. This was NOT what we envisioned for our pre-Christmas special night out! The food was OK, our server was pleasant, but our evening was a huge disappointment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is an extremely popular DC bar and restaurant located near the White House and across the street from the historic Hotel Willard. Despite its sprawling interior - at least two full bars based on my last walk-through, The Hamilton is invariably crowded and reservations are highly recommended.\n\nThe Hamilton offers an interesting menu. It starts with relatively standard fare, including burgers and other sandwiches, but also offering an impressive range of entrees that offers a healthy range of seafood options. The Hamilton also offers a pretty decent range of sushi offerings, which I have sampled more than once and found to be perfectly enjoyable.\n\nThe Hamilton is not fine dining or high-end dining, but provides a reasonably priced (for DC) appearance of such - it's fair to call The Hamilton High Value Dining, although I admit that I still suffer from sticker-shock in DC. It's far less expensive than what you would pay in other restaurants in DC, and many of those other restaurants do not exceed The Hamilton's quality by an amount sufficient to justify the price differential.\n\nThe Hamilton's best attributes are its location - perfect for anyone who has spent a day seeing the sights of DC - and its atmosphere. It is chopped up into several different rooms, so it feels intimate despite being huge, and each room has a distinct design to it, so you don't feel like you've entered a massive corporate food court. It's also comfortably loud, so feel free to go with friends.\n\nCocktails are good, but not great. The wine list is extensive, and the selection of local beers is pretty darn good.\n\nExcellent for tourists and locals alike - The Hamilton is a terrific place to hang out and chat about the amazing stuff you saw that day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The sushi happy hour should not be missed. Very customer service oriented wait staff.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a huge restaurant. Its vibrant bar scene makes its noise level very high. The food was adequate and the servers try hard. It's just too big and too busy to have a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the atmosphere and we had excellent food and service. We will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hamilton is worth a visit but not many repeat performances. It was okay -- 3 of 4 opted for the sushi options and there are far better choices around for sushi. It was nice to have an alternative for our non-sushi lover who loved his halibut (cooked!) and while everything looked lovely, it was just good -- not great. But given the size of the the place I suppose we shouldn't have been surprised. Service Saturday afternoon was slow but friendly. If we go back, we'll focus on more traditional foods -- all of which looked great passing by our table.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for Sushi Happy Hour before the Kennedy Center. We are big fans of the Clyde's group, but the quality of the sushi dinner (compared to our last visit) was not up to expectations -- even at half price. And there was NO service. We had to ask for our waitress to even place our order. The servers seemed to just hanging out at their station behind the wall. This new restaurant seems to be struggling with the crowds and size of the establishment. Hire some decent help and train them. Very disappointing. We will not be back, and wish we ate at the Old Ebbitt Grill.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was ok at best. The sweet potato fries, however, were very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went there for my birthday before a show. They had the brunch menu at that time and I had the shrimp and grits. It was delicious and a good size portion. The blood orange sangria was really good. My husband had the chicken and pancakes.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A beautiful space, large enough for groups. Very busy, but cordial staff.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hamilton's strong point is its location downtown near the White House. Brunch was noisy and very crowded. Food was disappointing. Two fried eggs were hard; sent back and then got slimy undercooked eggs. Requested crip bacon was limp. I wouldn't go back or recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic experience. Great food. The staff were outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Initially our waitress seated us at a table in the very noisy bar area. When we asked to be seated in a quieter area, she happily accommodated us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lively atmosphere. Food was delicious. Server was nice but the service itself was a bit spotty. Everyone had a great time. We'll definitely plan to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant has a warm and cozy, upscale ambiance without being pretentious. You can dress up or down to dine here. The food is creative and delicious, and the service is fantastic. When I went here it was super busy, but all staff members were still friendly and on point with their service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was slow. My entree came out about 10 minutes after my friend's with no explanation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I had a fantastic night at The Hamilton. Delicious food (he had the ragu....so good), great wine selection, warm atmosphere especially for such a large establishment. Make a reservation and ask for Richard's section...he was great. Will definitely return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The hostess was not able to seat us until 25 minutes after it original reservation time - kind of defeats the purpose of a reservation. We made reservations because we had tickets later in the day. Now behind our timeline for the day, our server was slow and disinterested in taking care of our table in any remotely timely fashion. \n\nFood was good, experience was nice, just don't expect to be seated on time or have remotely attentive service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been a few times now, always a good experience. Good food, good service, nice atmosphere. Make a reservation!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We arrived early and sat at the bar, one of the 3 bartender was rude, i asked for the drink menu and she just tossed it to us. I asked for water and it took about 10 minutes to get it. Just a bad experience at the bar.\nAbout dinner i ordered thd pork chops as the reviews fot it was very positive. I personally dix not like it but my wifes chicken was amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A wonderful surprise with the added thrill of going back to Garfinkels. The Hamilton has kept a visit tothe locale a class experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food wagon, service was excellent, overpriced for the value.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is awesome but you will have your food in front of you long before you will get your drink. This is our second time and we have had the same experience both times. The servers blame the bar and if this is the case, the restaurant really needs a service bar for the staff.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was very disappointed with the food, my son ordered a crab cake and was not cooked well,and I ordered a duck dish without taste.. no good im overall!! Service was ok!! I was expecting better food and service for this restaurant!!👎

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice setting in historic building and was able to enjoy a late lunch. Sushi was excellent and service impeccable. Very enjoyable experience overall and hidden gem.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Since we arrived 20 minutes late, our table was given away. In order not to miss our show, we opted to eat in the concert venue, which has a very limited menu unless you're a sushi eater.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our dinner at The Hamilton was superb. Food came very quickly. There were 2 excellent vegetarian entrees (one was vegan!) that allowed us to split/share with each other. Our wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The booth with doors on it took the large dining room conversations down a few decibels. It was magical. Thanks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Jacob, our server did a great job reviewing the menu and explaining everything as first timers to the Hamilton. It was very crowded and loud, but we were seated away from the din in a very comfortable booth. Hubby had the house made pasta sausage ragu, yum and I the a very interesting presentation of scallops with black rice, sweet potato puree etc. Different but tasty. \nYes I would recommend the restaurant but definitely get reservations during these holiday weekends. We went to the bar the next night with our grown children and had calamari, wings and tater tots. The guys enjoyed the beer selections, but again very busy and very loud.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great brunch menu and super strong coffee! :) John was wonderful to us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been coming here for years now and the place NEVER disappoints. The vibe, atmosphere, and service are spectacular. Also, the food is tasty and the menu options are great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We showed up a bit early for our reservation yet we weren't seated until about 5-10 mins after. Which was confusing since it was midday but after lunch. Other than that everything else was okay.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined late in the evening, so the restaurant was only moderately busy, but it took far too long to get our first drink order. The shrimp & grits were, for the first time, disappointing and the salmon was overlooked (however, the kitchen did cook a second order to make up for the first). Altogether, the food was fair and the service good. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, but I don't plan to return any time soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ordered mac bites and they were cheesy and surprisingly light and not dense. Apple salad: unique and delicious dressing. The smoked pork chop was juicy and beautifully cooked. Pasta with the butternut squash - it was also a surprisingly a very light dish for what it was. Their blood orange sangria is definitely a must order. And last but not least, peanut butter cheese cake. You cannot leave this place without tasting it. \n\nReally really good service. The back area is much more quiet than the area near the bar. Definitely request if you can. Overall really wonderful and pleasant experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Kitchen was very slow in getting our order to out. We had to wait over 45 minutes. \nOnce the food arrived, part of the order was incorrect.. We will a long time before visiting the restaurant again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Meatloaf was good. Hot chocolate not so much. Waitress very nice, with good humor.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was directed here by hotel staff. Great place for a drink but food was mediocre at best.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton was a wonderful, cozy place for dinner. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the food and service were excellent. I had the lamb, my husband had the pork and both were unique. We will go back next trip to Washington!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service. Food selection had great variety and our dishes were very good. Beer, wine, and drinks selection also excellent. And convenient to many downtown points of interest. Next time we'll come for one of the live shows.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding service and excellent food. Great drinks!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food preparation was very unsatisfactory; really poor customer service provided by the waiter. Little to no people agility competency. Very disappointed for brunch on Sunday. Quality and presentation of food was simply unacceptable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went there on a Sunday night for a pre-show dinner. We were sat within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The waiter asked if we had a show to catch, so he made sure to get us out on time. We enjoyed the variety of the menu. The lamb chop and scallops were very good. The cheeseburger was just ok. They did let us change out any of the sides with no problems or fees. Would definitely go back. If you drive, get your $10 parking validated at the hostess stand. Don;t leave your parking ticket in the car since it is required for the $10 off.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unusually disappointing. I always have a snug booth. Requested one this time as well...person without a reservation was sited before me in a snug booth. I ended up in the back of the noisy restaurant albeit in a booth. The manager was SUPPOSE to come see me. Never happened...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brought my family in town for a Christmas get together in D.C. Made a reservation at The Hamilton for 4pm. Was contacted by The Hamilton the afternoon of our reservation asking if we were still coming. When I confirmed yes, I was told they will only hold my reservation 'until 4:15, we have a private party at 5:30'. When I arrived my party of 7 was seated promptly and at that time I discovered the restaurant would be closing at 5:30pm. Also, the brunch and sushi menus were available.. no dinner menu. I've been going to this restaurant for years and have always had pleasant experiences but this time I decided to include my family after our White House Tour, and it was terrible. \n1. They never mentioned the restaurant would be closing. I was under the impression 'private party' entailed a large reservation which made it a priority that we were on time. \n2. No dinner menu? Was not told that the dinner menu would not be available. \n3. Was rushed out at 5:30. \nThe restaurant could have notified me of the menu change and closing time when confirming the reservation. In that case I would have used the back up reservation I had pre booked.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great dinner with good food and outstanding service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were very disappointed in the meal. We have dined many times at Old Ebbitt and many times at all the Clyde's. The food at our brunch on Sunday was sub par. Eggs Benedict and fried potatoes were not good. Ricotta doughnuts were great.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our meal was good. People have reviewed the calamari as outstanding but ours was only ok; it was not crispy, a little soggy like it had been sitting around & there was not enough of the tasty sauce. They were very busy & we did not see our waiter much except when he was bringing food to the other tables. My crab cake sandwich was so big I could not bite into it so I took the top bun off and ate it with a fork; it was a good crab cake. My husband liked his swordfish.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server spilled glass of wine on my wife- I was disappointed that there was no follow up or concern by the management. The ruined blouse made it a very expensive dinner.\nNot sure we'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious menu! Nice ambience. A lovely evening out after a show.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall great restaurant. The ambiance Is what stood out and the service was good. I would recommend to a friend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every minute was great. Food was excellent. Will be going back soon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is a beautiful restaurant with a great atmosphere. We loved our appetizer, however, we were not pleased with our entrees. The crab cake I ordered was bland and tasteless. The creamy grits were more like porridge than grits. The service was good though, and the creme brûlée was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great salad with seasonal vegetables and a nicely prepared salmon! The atmosphere, especially a booth, allows for good conversation. My friend enjoyed the crab bisque with the turkey, bacon and avocado sandwich. I look forward to going another time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrific steak salad. Kelly was a terrific server.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good for business lunch or dinner. Food was delicious. The restaurant is huge with lots of separate rooms. Very busy with holiday business lunches.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

First of all we waited 50 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation and even after my group and I were sent a text message to notify us that our table was ready, the hostess gave our table to another party in error. No apology was given and we had to continue to wait for another table. Everyone including the manager seemed angry at each other and even the hostess had a horrible attitude. After we were seated, my colleague and I both had dirty classes. And the second glass my colleague received after the first one was switched out, had a lipstick stain. Yet, still no apology and our food when it finally arrived was burned. Really? This was some of the worst service I have ever received. And the food was not great. No plans to return here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome place for pre-theater supper. Or just as a destination in its own right. \n\nThe menu is eclectic; maybe even a little quirky. But everything we've tried on the occasions when we've dined at The Hamilton has been superb. Service is first class, ambience is fun and lively. Going to the restroom is an experience -- quite a hike! \n\nGreat place. We'll be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The check in experience was the only negative about the place. The Hamilton is a large restaurant but we had to wait ten minutes past our reservations and I'm not sure it wouldn't have been longer if I didn't keep checking. I had the crab cakes and my wife had swordfish both of which were excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our first visit to The Hamilton... the food was great... there was something for everyone's palette... the service was excellent and the price wasn't to bad.\nLook forward to going again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dining experience in the heart of the Capitol. Tremendous service and reasonably priced food. Would definitely dine there again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my third time dining at The Hamilton. I highly recommend getting a reservation, and even better--using Open Table. I make sure to request a location in the restaurant that isn't as loud as others. This can be key as The Hamilton can get LOUD. I'm from SF, so I know a thing or two about noisy dining rooms.\n\nThe menu is what gets me about this location. There is literally something for EVERYONE. Vegan, meat-eater, seafood--you name it, it's available. Their take on old favorite recipes makes each dish an experience. I didn't think that pork schnitzel would be interesting. It's a good dish but there is only SO much you can do with it, right? WRONG. The Hamilton figured out how to make it light (go figure), and different than your usual expectations.\n\nDon't get me started on their cornbread grilled cheese. I don't know who came up with that recipe, but they should get a Nobel Prize for it.\n\nI'm enjoying eating my way around the menu. Next time I hope to experience their sushi selections for myself. I only wish I visited DC more often!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a very festive place to go to before a concert. Our waitress was very friendly however, because she was so busy, we were not served quickly with our orders, refills, or checks. Also, it was very unfortunate that we couldn't reserve for 8 and 2 people from our party had to sit nearby at another table. Food was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is a great place with great food and class. It's a gem in the middle of the city and is appealing in the food and the entertainment that it provides.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice place. Food good. Walking distance from Warner Theatre.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to The Hamilton before, so I was familiar with the menu. Because it was late my sister and I just had the wings with mambo sauce. They were excellent. Wings came out nice and hot and stayed hot till the last bite. I do not remember the servers name but she did not check on us another server did and he was excellent. We also had the ricotta cheese donuts. They were hot and delicious. Overall it was a good experience. It would have been nice if our first server or the second server told us why there was the switch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

the food was very good but it came to the table cold and the restaurant itself was rather chilly.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, but service was slow and booth was very small and cramped. Ambiance and decor was neat, but a little loud for our business dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Big, busy restaurant, with very busy, very knowledgeable waiter. Huge menu with very diverse selections: sushi, steak, scallops, burgers, entree salads. Beautiful room. Not too noisy. They were still seating new patrons at 9:30 pm; not an empty table in the house. Definitely a DC dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best brunch in DC for amazing food! Drinks are super pricey, but the food can't be beat. I come with friends but also had my post-wedding brunch here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dining experience! Consistently good food and wonderful service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect choice before the caps game

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome place to hang out with friends!! Walking distance to many tourists attractions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Thanksgiving at the Hamilton!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at The Hamilton. Expansive and fun menu; great food; excellent service; busy and vibrant scene.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall the dining experience was fine, but it took a considerable time to get our food and as a result, my dish was luke warm when it was finally delivered to my table.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just finished dinner at The Hamilton. Ate here two nights in a row. Food was excellent first night, and ultimately excellent second night. Both nights there were problems with service, tonight in particular. I would not be comfortable recommending this restaurant.\nFirst night they delivered both courses at the same time (soup and entree salad....both hot.) when we pointed this out to our wait person, she said she was sorry they did that. Finally, we asked her to leave the entree and take the soup back, and we would have fresh soup as our second course. The food was quite good, the salad under-dressed, but they brought more upon request. Steak for the salad was very good. Also, I recommend the dry aged bone-in ribeye. If you like medium rare, order it rare (a tip from the folks next to us.)\nSecond night we were initially seated in what I consider a bar area (I wish I could include a photo.) Large bar in the room, no table linens on the table. Noisy. None of the nice ambiance of the dining room we were seated in the first night. When I said the table/location was unacceptable, they agreed to find us another table, and we only needed to wait 5-10 minutes. There were several open tables in the dining room where we were finally seated (same dining room as the previous night.) However, the person who brought us to the second table was cold and indifferent, not quite rude. My dining partner commented that she was clearly not happy with us. The wait person went out of his way to make us happy. The other service folks less so. The pasta had that dried out feeling of food put under a warming lamp, while the rest of the dish was not hot. I sent back, the replacement was great! Our wait person checked in several times to make sure we were happy. Can't say enough good things about him. If you dine there, recommend you request a table in the dining room with the 'bird paintings.' Very nice room.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

service uncharaceristically slow this time. i eat here pretty often.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As per every dining experience I have at The Hamilton...fabulous!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here for Thanksgiving. While the prices were reasonable there were a few misses on the menu. On the online version they had advertised Porkchops which we discovered were not on the paper menu for that day. We ordered the biscuits which were not great and tasted slightly burned. Our waitstaff was extremely friendly. Overall the meal was not memorable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

always a place 2 dine when n D.C., excellent service, food & ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

always a place 2 dine when n D.C., excellent service, food & ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great, nothing else needs to be said. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great brunch spot near all attractions. Staff was very kind and also accommodating to small children. Will go back next time we are in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our Thanksgiving dinner was delicious, everyone loved the special touches like Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Duck Breast. Our server and other wait staff were solicitous yet not pushy nor hurried.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton was just outstanding the staff and food was Outstanding as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot for a nice meal. Service was great and did well with a toddler :) recommend the mac n cheese bites!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is an all around good spot for grabbing a bite to eat with just about anybody--family, friends, kids, coworkers, clients. The waiters are always so nice and helpful and the food fits any occasion. It's always a go-to restaurant that never disappoints.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pretty good food. Great selection of drinks, especially wine. Amazing wings and mamba sauce. Some of the best I've ever had.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beer selection great; worst sushi ever.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We visited for a pre-theater dinner and enjoyed our meal. Two of us had sushi, on happy hour half prices, and one had lamb chop. We all had drinks and they were enjoyable. I would say it took a long time to get our food and we were there over two hours. It was also very busy so reservations are important.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, good service, good prices--I'm a repeat customer!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Other than the disaster at the host station. It's a typical tourist restaurant with good service, mediocre food in a beautiful space.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

great food, reasonably priced, chees platter was perfect appetizer, excellent service

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

They do not respect reservations. So many people were waiting at the door, many actually had reservations it was ridiculous. Got seated 20 minutes past our reservation time, and the host for whatever reason could not find our table and left us in the middle of the dining room - literally people - for 2-3 minutes before he returned to seat us. Super breezy at our table, had to keep the coats on! worst dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a relaxing place for a late brunch. We stopped in after open table search led us here. Steak and eggs, French toast, breakfast sliders, were excellent. The only disappointment was the was no dark meat choices for the pancakes and chicken, and the lack of pumpkin flavor in the pumpkin French toast. The meals were still delicious!\nOur server was a pleasant young lady from Ukraine. She made sure my party of 5 had what we needed.\nI highly recommend and have added this restaurant to my favorite list.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We spent our non traditional Thanksgiving dinner at The Hamilton and enjoyed gourmet cheeseburgers, an outstanding apple salad and boozy milkshakes. So good. All of it. It's a little pricey ($14 for a milkshake) but the atmosphere and quality of food is worth the visit.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Neither the food nor the service matched the ambience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Thanksgiving meal! Food was good and service was great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time we went out for Thanksgiving dinner and so glad we chose the Hamilton! Even got leftovers!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went with my girlfriend for Restaurant Week and wanted to go back for the regular menu. The food was good, but the waiter forgot my drink order. He gave me a free dessert instead, but a busboy took it away before I was done eating it. \nThe food was good but the portions were on the smaller side. Still, the food was tasty and the staff generally attentive (except for my drink).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good Thanksgiving dinner -- perfect job! The only thing was that I ate a little too much because it was all on the plate to keep eating continuously!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The prefixed Thanksgiving dinner was great. It had all the ideal thanksgiving dishes and the amount of food for the cost was fantastic. Our server could have been much better. She wasn't very attentive and we continually had to ask other servers for things because she did not check back frequently.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant in downtown. Shakes are delicious and good sushi. Gluten free pasta was good...better than most

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Renovated historic building. Close to White House and hotels. Servings were ample and took some home. Not too crowded for a downtown restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always. Great place. Food and service are awesome

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made a reservation for Fri. evening and were seated on time. The 2 bars were packed with people and the noise in the bars and dining rooms was VERY loud. Our dining experience lasted 2.5 hours. We were happy that we didn't have other plans. The server seemed in good spirits throughout and never apologized for the long waits, and other nearby tables seemed on pace with us, so perhaps this is what a night at The Hamilton is expected to be... your destination for the evening, as opposed to your first stop before going elsewhere.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took a long time for our appetizers to come out and then our food came out very soon after we got the appetizer. The waitress assured us before ordering that it would be timed so we would not have to worry about it. Also our table was too small for the 4 of us. We needed a bigger table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was good,the crab cake was gooood, the cream of clam soup was absolutely the best I ever had. I will be going back to eat at the Hamilton soon.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's a nice menu with good variety. The dishes we ordered were solid but not memorable. The service was...interesting. Our server had a strange quality about him but was effective if not authentic. Prices were fair for the location and quality.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

On the way to being seated at our table, we noticed several booths open by the window. The staff graciously accommodated our last second request for a window booth even though it was quite busy that night. At dinner, we all ordered ribeye steaks. The steaks tasted great but we all noticed the cut, quality and portion seemed off compared to previous dining experiences . At the end of the meal we ordered the banana sundae (fantastic) and the carrot cake. Admittedly, there may be few options to make carrot cake more cosmopolitan or interesting desert - but I did not agree with this particular version. The elements were split apart on the plate. The small pieces of cake were dry and lacked sauce, and whole pieces of carrot were not what we were expecting. Again, what can you do with carrot cake? Overall, the meal was good and the service good as well too. \n\nI have been dining at The Hamilton since it opened and it has always been near the top of my list as one of my favorites.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Late Sunday lunch at the Hamilton was overall a very nice experience. Beautiful building. Really great atmosphere and food was delicious. Service was good but waitress was downright unfriendly. We sat in back section at a small round table with four chairs but the table should only be used for parties of 3 or less. We were very cramped and kept having to ask that glasses/used plates and utensils be removed so it wasn't so cluttered. Can't wait to go back again and to attend a show/concert there! Keep up the good work!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great time at The Hamilton. Our waitress Kelly was great, very professional and timely. Love that they brought back the Duck Confit Pasta, a favorite.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed the food -- pork chop was a hit at the table. Walking distance to National Theater, so a great pick if that's your destination. Server was very pleasant, but quite slow checking back for things like additional drinks, desserts, etc.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

went for dinner with friends while visiting DC. Service was great; reservation was honored; food came quickly and as ordered. Burgers were extremely tasty; truffle fries a must. Decent bloody mary too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Highly attentive wait staff and very nice

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

the services was terrible. the server acted like he wanted us to leave. We ordered a bottle of wine and hung out to drink it. The restaurant was not full but he made it obvious that we were not welcome after we paid our bill.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As many people already know when you come here you MUST try the district wings with the mumbo sauce. This was my first time there and I enjoyed the wings!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the mambo wings! Try that and you will want to come back! Service was outstanding!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Met with a friend in from out of town for Sunday brunch; this was near her hotel. I thought it might be nice to do something a little classy for a change, but I wasn't impressed. Very little in the way of vegetarian options. I basically created a breakfast plus broccoli plate. It was fine, but nothing special. Our server was very attentive even so. Checked off, moving on.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had to get to a concert right after eating and the staff let us know they were working to get our meal to us as quickly as possible. The food was very good and though the atmosphere was lively the booth we were at felt private.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Having a reservation doesn't mean anything. We got there 15 minutes before our reservation and waited over 15 minutes after the reservation time for our table. Service was crap, but food was really good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a good lively place to get together with friends and relax. Good food and drinks option. It is open late nights that definitely makes it a worthwhile place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server was inattentive, rushed and not very friendly. We thought we were back in Paris for a moment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The excellent food, sophisticated setting and friendly service made this a good place to meet a colleague. Unfortunately, the noise level made holding a conversation a little difficult .

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our service was pretty terrible. We were seated for over 20 minutes before I flagged someone down to get our server to even greet us. The service continued to be incredibly slow. The food was okay. Some of it came cold, but she didn't check back. We had to flag her down for drink refills. Not the kind of service you expect when your bill is over $200 for a party of 4.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is always delicious. We try to get something different each time we come. It can get noisy in the restaurant. The staff is always very helpful and professional. Always enjoyable

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is our office go to restaurant. We enjoy it everytime. Food, service and staff are all great.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Poor service, only came by twice the whole night, slow, didn't offer plates for appetizer, didn't bring water after we finished the first bottle. Food is mediocre-- too salty too heavy

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed the experience. Wait was a bit long even for those of us who had reservations :-/ but the food was yummy and service very good and quick.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was not good. Food was late and did not bring all of the food ordered. Truffle fries did not have truffles. They covered. It with Parmesan cheese. Would not recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice experience for Saturday Night with friends in a beautiful environment

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a party of five and ended up in a booth for 4 with a chair added on the end of the table. It would have been nice to be seated at a larger table providing appropriate space for a party of 5. Other than this, the service and food were very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very crowde every time I have been there is so it is advised to get a reservation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

At 6pm on a Saturday night it was very busy. Despite having a booking I had to wait for a table. Then the service was slow; it took more than 20 minutes for the first drinks and starter to arrive so the 90 mins I had allowed for dinner was only sufficient for an appettiser and entree and we had to forego desert and coffee in order to get to the theatre on time. However, the food was good and I imagine that the service would be better at a quieter time. I will go back again but not at 6pm on a Saturday evening!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Extremely loud, you'll feel your self pushing to speak loud enough so your party can hear each other. \n\nOverpriced. The food is fine, it's not amazing. The service is fine, if not less than fine because it's such a big place.\n\nThe place is an interesting space but it is overrated and every time I go I wonder why we chose that place and thought it would be different.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A unique combination of Japanese-style sushi, sashimi, and bento boxes with classic contemporary American fare.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We shared the Octopus Ceviche, and it was fantastic. Not rubbery or chewy, as octopus can be sometimes. The Salmon burger was delicious, but the multigrain bun was a little too big--it almost overwhelmed the freshness and lovely flavor of the burger. My colleague had fish and chip and the fish was really fresh. The rest of the menu looked amazing and I can't wait to get back there and try other foods.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place before or after a show. Food was good and the service outstanding. Can get a little crowded, but also has two great bars. Would recommend this to anyone.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was awful, if it hadn't been for a manager helping cover our waitress I don't think we would have ever gotten our drinks or bottle of wine much less our dinner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Easter brunch! \n\nBased on Easter Brunch. We came around 12:45 for a reservation, based off the phone conversation I had at noon with the young man who stated the restaurant was completely booked until 4pm. But I found slots on Open Table. We were seated within 5mins and our waiter finally came 10mins later. We had the pleasure of being served by Renee. At the beginning she was not the friendliest person but whatever I wanted to eat and didn't feel like entertaining her attitude. Our food arrived and me along with my 2 girlfriends chatted away. Renee actually dropped some water and food which trickled it's way to my lap aka water. I didn't budge or anything just wiped my lap away. In all I'm in different about returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything about it was great. We arrived about 25 min after our reservation. I called ahead to warn them, but still expected to wait once we got there. Instead, we were taken right to our intimate booth. The service was excellent and everything we tried was fantastic (pimento cheese, pork belly, bento box, pulled pork sandwich, plus two drinks). I'll be back for sure!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and food. The wait staff was extremely attentive and knowledgeable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thanks in a million the ladies on welcome desk. They made everything perfect at the first sight.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

brilliant night out - I would strongly recommend this restaurant

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good, but service was poor. Waitress may have been new or just didn't know much about what she was doing. At the concert venue, service was terrible. Waitress ignored us for a long time. Not a place I would return too.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location, however young staff seems to know nothing about service. I watched 2 servers hang out in the corner while I tried to flag down my server and they did nothing to help the table. Finally a manager swung by the table and helped us out. Further, I ordered 2 bottles of wine and the server made no effort to pour the wine in our glasses. The food is good quality pub food for the price - but the Hamilton is very noisy and more of a beer and burger hang out kind of place then business lunch or dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of our favorite spots. The food is always good and the service always spot on. A little on the straight side, but gay people are not made to feel uncomfortable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant immediately recognized my VIP status on Opentable and provided us with a small room off the main dining room which was ideal because we had several children with us. The food and service was fabulous!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot for lunch or dinner. Perfect atmosphere and ambiance for a work meeting, date, or meeting with the family. Whether you are in the bar, in the smaller area, or in the large dining room, it's a beautiful spot to dine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I met two former colleagues for dinner at the Hamilton on 8/24/15. I was not looking forward to dinner there that much, thinking a huge restaurant (my guess is that they can feed about 400 people at a time) couldn't possibly prepare good food, but I was wrong.\n\nI didn't eat a lot, but what I ate -- the elephant trunk scallops -- was excellent. The five (medium-sized) scallops were perfectly cooked, were fresh, and were tasty. The scallops were served over a corn and semolina spaetzle, which was excellent.\n\nThe accompanying bread was fresh, crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside. Also delicious.\n\nMy wife had the Fattoush Salad with an added chicken breast, which she raved about. Our companions had the rigatoni sausage ragu and the pastrami sandwich. They both raved about their dishes as well.\n\nOur sever was Jacob, who was excellent.\n\nMy only complaint was with the noise level. We arrived at 6:00 PM and were seated at a booth in the rear-most section, which was quiet at the time. However, by the time we left (around 7:15), we were in the middle of a cacophony of noise -- it had become very hard for us to hear each other.\n\nDinner for 2, including an iced tea but no wine, was $57.\n\nI take back everything I ever thought about a large restaurant's ability to be able to serve good food. The Hamilton is one exception to 'the rule'.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We arrived late to our reservation. We were seated immediately and had a very fine late night meal. We learned later that after 11 AM - all sushi is at 50% which would be an excellent deal and well worth the return. I enjoyed my first shrimp and grits and my wife enjoyed the Salmon Stir Fry. It is a beautiful dining room with lovely bird paintings thoughout - ideal for birders searching for a late night meal. It was very quiet when we arrived at midnight. I would definitely go back for the sushi. Service was impecable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always have a great time at the Hamilton. Its our go-to spot. Any time we visit for concerts, events, tours, etc. we always make the Hamilton our stop. We love the sushi and usually do sushi and Happy Hour. Took friends for the first time on Sunday and they loved it. Definitely a recommendation to anyone who wants to know where to go when in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great. House made pastrami!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was crowded but did no affect service, food was good, options great. It was a terrific evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and ambiance. Brunch was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Varied menu, good for kids (we had 3 kids: infant, 7 and 8 year old), great kids menu. Service was OK. Table bread was warm and tasty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food - sushi, steak and homemade pasta all excellent. Service was very good and attentive, if a bit too anxious to clear plates/cocktails before they were finished. Very enjoyable meal and convenient to the National Theater.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Meet another couple for prior to show at Constitution Hall. Great food and atmosphere. Very intimate and cozy. Was great location for pre concert. Would recommend for special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I didn't expect the food to be a lot! I thought that for brunch/lunch, it was going to be just enough. No, it was a lot! I actually didn't eat dinner! And the food is very good! I would recommend The Hamilton to my friends and others who visit DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is an amazing place to eat, my number 1 to go restaurant!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our first courses were outstanding, particularly the burratta and beets, and our main courses while not inventive, thoughtfully prepared and tasteful. But after sitting down and receiving our water, our server gave us the menus and disappeared. Only when a person walking the floor came by to ask us about our service were we able to order drinks. The server clearly had gotten the message she wasn't attentive to our table. But instead of being apologetic and becoming responsive, she only became more invisible and less responsive. We couldn't even get her attention to pay our check. To compound the issues, the only response we got from the manager when we complained about the service was to invite us back to try the restaurant on him again. Nice, but none of us live in the area and we were on a business trip. There are too many good places to eat in DC to give this place a second chance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

There are no surprises at the Hamilton. The food is good American fare and the service is good but not attentive. This is a restaurant for everyday dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to the Hamilton twice and both times the food was fantastic. Great wine selection at a reasonable price. The service the first time was great, the second time was slow. Heh, we all have off days . I would definitely eat here again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and ambiance was good; however, our service was slow. I have recommended and eaten at the Hamilton for lunch and dinner. Today's service was disappointing, to the point that our appetizer (soup) arrived with our lunch. It was later taken off our menu, yet there is no reason to order an appetizer if it comes with the meal. \n\nAdditionally, at times, we had to look for our server. He wasnt engaging or social. Our displeasure was reflected in his 10% tip. He truly lost an opportunity as our group was celebrating a colleague obtaining her Doctoral Degree and we were looking forward to an outstanding lunch. A missed opportunity for The Hamilton to shine as several in our party had never dined there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is our favorite place to go for our special birthday celebration dinners. Food/service is always to notch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

all is good - food, service, decor, value - at the Hamilton with one glaring exception. If you are going for a business lunch it is too loud. in both the 'Main' dining room and the biggest dining room. A bunch from the office going to have a fun lunch - it's fine. But for a serious business lunch - much too loud.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We celebrated a birthday... We have been here a number of times and are always pleased with the fantastic food and excellent service. Will return again and again!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great night! We were celebrating my wife's birthday with the family and then attending a show after dinner. The timing of everything was perfect, the food was excellent and out server treated us like we were the only ones there, and it was packed on a Friday night! A friend recommended the Hamilton to us and we will certainly be recommending the Hamilton to others now!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We both had delicious BLT sandwiches - huge portions. Hand-cut fries were yummy and their corn and tomato side dish very seasonal. Peach sangria made it a very fresh 'from the farm meal.' Great service, clean bathrooms, lively dining room. We even got to meet a few managers who stopped by to check on us. THANK YOU!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is nice, great area and you can watch the game or debates at the bar. Drinks were good. Didn't have the food but it was packed and everyone was eating

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

While the hostesses were not welcoming or friendly, our server, Khendra, was amazing! She offered great recommendations, which positively impacted our dining experience. She was prompt and accommodating. Thanks Khendra!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been to The Hamilton 3 times in the last 3 weeks and love it - great food, ambience and location. During the week, the service is excellent - very professional and sharp. Unfortunately there seems to be a different team on duty on the weekends, and they were pretty disappointing. This could easily be fixed with some additional training and sharper management for a period to establish a tempo. It would be a shame to allow a great place like this to be marred by slack service. Food suggestions: BLT (unbelievable!), sushi and sashimi (all great quality), and salads. Maybe not the fish tacos, they were just so-so and overly messy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great space that feels historic yet modern. Phenomenal menu - something for everyone. We had trouble deciding because everything looked so good. High quality ingredients and all our food was amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I loved the Bell & Evans antibiotic-free chicken dish. My friend's corned beef & cabbage looked delicious. Nice wines by glass appropriately priced. Split a boozy shake for dessert. Appealing menu with items to please most. Even had some Irish soda bread with Irish butter. Loved sitting in the rooms with the large bird paintings. Service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

...very good service...knowledgable and perfectly timed courses. Never felt rushed on a busy night.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious however the service was very slow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've come to depend on the Hamilton for having great food and drinks, great service, lively ambience in wood paneled elegance. It's a great place to bring friends visiting from out of town or to get a satisfying bite on the way home (instead of fighting rush hour).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed happy hour sushi... We had firecracker rolls and tempura shrimp rolls. Both were very tasty!! Will definitely eat here again!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton accommodated our last minute reservation with ease. Service was polite, prompt and helpful. Menu offered a nice selection of seasonal comfort foods and delightful wines and drinks. It's become a favorite go- to restaurant to impress visiting friends and keep the momentum on a spontaneous date night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton was super crowded for a Thursday evening. The rib-eye (med.well) was excellent! Im picky about the quality of food I eat. I suggest reservations or you'll be waiting for the high in-demand tables. Service was quick and on-time too.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere was nice. The table where we sat was by the door so it was a bit drafty. The wings with mumbo sauce were delicious and taste just like the ones I grew up on. The fish and chips were a bit salty. All in all a good dining experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noisy and crowded - we left after appetizers. Wouldn't recommend as a romantic dinner spot

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was excellent

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a 12:15 reservation for a weekday lunch. The entryway was absolutely packed with people and it was a bit of a wait to check-in. We then had to wait a few minutes for our table. Once we were out of the crowded entry it was smooth sailing. The food and service were great as always! But I would recommend arriving before 12 or after 12:45 if you don't like crowds.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food - great waitress- 'meh' host. \nThe Hamilton burger was incredible.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant was busy for a Sunday night and quite loud with several large parties nearby. But the service was quick and attentive and the food great as always!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The menu, like the restaurant, is huge and accommodates all palates and preferences, ranging from top quality sushi to good salads, veggies, and fish dishes. The service is either OK or inattentive -- the latter is especially true for large groups I have found. The atmosphere is very Washingtonian, you are bound to see your colleagues or competitors there. The location is great and convenient.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went to the Hamilton for a group brunch the first time and the food was very good. This time I was there for dinner. While the food was good the brunch was better. I ordered the crab cakes this time and they were breaded more than I would have liked.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We mistakenly left our credit card at the restaurant and received a call to come by and pick it up . We were relieved to find that they still had it in the safe ! Thank you !\nThis is a great place for a dinner before going to see The Capitol Steps at the Ronald Reagan Bldg . \nFood is plentiful and fresh ! The local beer we chose quenched our thirst after a warm day sightseeing in the city .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

At the end of our anniversary 'day on the town', I decided to take my fiancee to the one restaurant in the Clyde's group we hadn't been too yet. We were not disappointed by the experience! The Hamilton is near the White House, and most people would probably want to go to Old Ebbitt if you are in this neighborhood, but don't give up on the Hamilton! It has a different atmosphere, especially with the large sushi bar in the middle of the restaurant, but the food and the service are on par with any other place that you may know in DC. The menu was diverse enough to make choosing a meal difficult, but whatever you choose as an entree, get the loaded tots as a side dish! So good, we ordered seconds of that alone! The Hamilton has a wide selection of wines to choose from, and their signature cocktails are refreshing and tasty. The one 'problem' we had during the meal was that the kitchen took a long time bringing out my fiancee's dessert, and even then, it wasn't a bad thing, since the atmosphere in the place didn't have us leaving early anyway. When the manager came by to apologize and say that he was putting the desserts on the house, it simply sealed the deal about coming back to the Hamilton in the future. We were even talking about the next time before the first time was over! A fantastic night out for dinner in a fantastic place, and I recommend the pork loin to anyone!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the Hamilton's menu. It's our perfect compromise restaurant with something for everyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unexpected surprise after concert!\n\nWalked down the street from the Warner Theater after the Pet Shop Boys concert and we were able to get a table on OT.\n\nThe place is sprawling and we got a nice table and a couple of great cocktails followed by a nicely done grilled octopus and sword fish and rigatoni. All the food was surprisingly good. And everybody working there was very attentive and customer service oriented. Will certainly go back and catch a show there as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great experience at this establishment. Great friendly staff snd the food was wonderful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good but the waiter was terrible.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We picked the Hamilton b/c we wanted to have a nice dinner somewhere close by before our show at the Warner Theater. Yet we had a terrible experience and will never return. We're foodies and have dined everywhere, but this is honestly the first time I have ever written a poor review for anything. In fact, it's probably the first time I've ever written any sort of review. It was that bad.\n\nIt took a good 15min before we were even greeted or acknowledged by a server. No biggie though, not the end of the world. \n\nBy the time our food arrived 35min after we'd ordered, it was totally cold. As if it had been sitting there for a good 15min before anyone decided to run it out. We'd asked for ketchup when we ordered but none came with the food. Also, the sandwich on my po'boy was totally soggy so I asked for another piece of bread. Yet neither the ketchup nor the bread ever came. \n\nAfter about 40 min, we asked for our server who was completely MIA. The server eventually came and said that, 'the kitchen was just now making the bread.' Was the kitchen also just now making the ketchup? Were they growing the tomatoes back there too? Ever heard of Heinz??\n\nSo about an hour after we received our food, we finally got some ketchup and a cold piece of bread. Awesome. $100 spent and we left hungry. What a fabulous dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great higher end restaurant - food was excellent as was the service. Overall highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I met a coworker here for sushi and drinks and it was fantastic! We got there early enough to part take in the half priced sushi. The rolls were plentiful and delicious!! \n\nWe had two servers as they were transitioning shifts. The first server was not so good and we felt rushed in ordering. Once he came over and said that he was ending his shift, his service made sense, but still not appropriate. The second server, Ali, was awesome and made great wine and desert recommendations. Overall the service was fast, meals great, and the bar and restaurant were bustling with energy. Highly recommend!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Moderately priced food, not fancy but good, high priced wine like everywhere else in DC. It was good and the service was excellent. Glad we got there early, before five, because it was packed when we left and many people waiting. Enjoyed it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I asked for my meal to come with scrambled eggs instead of fried and they messed up. My friends were not asked whether they wanted something as a side, and they assumed fries. \n\nService as the bar before brunch was great. Older Italian man was making great saint germain mimosas. \n\nOverall the waitress was just not attentive at brunch but nothing majorly bad happened.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hamilton has one of the more diverse menus in town ranging from sushi and salads to burgers and seasonal local fare. The portions are more modest than the prices but the quality is excellent. While it's a quiet lunch spot the vibrant evening bar scene can be quite raucous and the sounds carried throughout the restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had tickets to a show at the Warner Theater. We arrived late for our reservation but they were able to accommodate us with just a few minute wait despite it being a busy Friday night. We let the waitress know we had to be out in time for our show and she made sure that our food was out in time for us to enjoy our dinner without feeling rushed. Everyone enjoyed their meal and made the comment that we need to come back when we had more time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pastrami sandwich is a must !!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cook time was too long. Lunch was 1 hour 45 minutes, which I don't have at lunch time.\n\nOrdered the crab cake sandwich, which I wouldn't do again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful experience and great food at the Hamilton. Several of us had the Pastrami Sandwich and it was delicious. We will be going back soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brought business associates from Canada and Australia out for an excellent dining experience. Everyone really enjoyed their meals and several beer choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was the second time coming to The Hamilton. I work with a great group of techs and the first time I treated they we went there and they all requested that we go back and as it was just as great the second time around.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first visit to The Hamilton, which had come to us highly recommended from local DC friends. The quality of the food was exceptional, and the three of us ordered different main courses (i.e., meat, fish, and vegetarian). The service was professional, not rushed or hovering. We are definitely going back thee!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton never disappoints. Great atmosphere, interesting menu. Took a friend for his birthday, so it's terrific for special occasions (especially if you can get one of the booths with doors). On this occasion our server, Marcus, was exceptionally attentive, personable and prompt.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful ambience but service is nonexistent and very slow. They were unable to do simple special meal requests. I would never go back. Not worth the price. Better to try their sister restaurants- old Ebbitts Grill or Clydes -both far superior.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Large restaurant but reconfigured into smaller spaces, so not overwhelming. Large menu, so something for everyone. Polished service. Good choice of wine by the glass.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

food was great and location for a fun family brunch and get together...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is one of our favorites restaurant to visit when in DC. The menu is diversified enough to keep all happy. The food is delicious, terrific wine list that is reasonably priced. It's a terrific dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never visit DC without a stop at the Hamilton. We celebrated graduation and had a wonderful Sunday brunch. Food is always great, staff is always so accommodating and friendly! We love it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Props for attempting creativity in a chop n burger house. Really nice clam broth with blenderized seafood is not a thing, sorry. The charcuterie is excellent. Wild boar salami, who knew? The desserts are preposterous and wreck the dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ate there over the weekend per suggestion from a friend and had a great meal. Make reservations for sure as it gets packed. My husband and I shared District Wings and were quite pleased, good dipping sauce. He had the Hamilton Burger and I the Hanger Steak Salad and we both loved our choices. Would like to go back and try their sushi and also a Sunday for brunch and some music.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, service and ambience. A must for a first time D.C. visitor.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good as always but the service this time was particularly bad. Our server was non existent. I understand that they are busy but he must have visited our table three times over 2 1/2 hours.\n\nThis used to be one of our favorite restaurants but so much anymore after this last experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton serves excellent, varied menu at reasonable prices for a midtown location. Creative cocktail menu along with an interesting wine list add reasons to go there. Crowd tilts toward youngish and trendy but all ages welcome. Enormous capacity means you can usually find a table here, even at peak hours. Service is excellent and if you hit a night when live jazz is performed, you're really in luck.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My friends and I made reservations before our movie outing. This is always a great spot for us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delish. Our waiter was really terrific. I found that the ladies at the front desk were less than friendly. Somehow a bad attitude when you walk in does not make a good start to a meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brunch was awesome! Shrimp and grits were excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was OK, food was OK, prices were OK, very big place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful time at the Hamilton. We did have a reservation but it seemed we may not have needed to wait too long without one. The place is huge, especially for DC. Food was good and well priced. I would definitely recommend it!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

The server that we had was freaking awful! This lady came to our table all of 4 times. *took our drink order *dropped the drinks *took food order, *then dropped the bill...now I know got damn well! As I sat and observed her interact with the other tables. I was confused..... I swear I've never had to pull the race card, but slim I'm 1000% convinced she was straight ignoring my brown skinned self! I hope she enjoyed the lovely note I left her. Along with her $2.05 tip! #worstserviceever #shedidntevensmile #angryass

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loaded tots were REALLLLY good. Calamari was below average, not served with marinara and tasted very plain. Drinks were very tasty

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved it in every way!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

$19 steak salad had four small pieces of steak, small portion of iceberg lettuce and not much else. Underwhelming.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Expensive food was not that great but our waiter was wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best sushi in DC...bar none...and two terrific lively bars

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional service and food. Delighted with Happy Hour specials! Huge place...drink, dine, and live music. Busy place...reservations recommended.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good meat, though not much to choose from. Rest mediocre . Fun bar area

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my birthday

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were escorted to our table even earlier than our scheduled reservation. Service was very good. Food was hot and presentation was very nice. I would definitely come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and drinks were outstanding! Service was off the charts. Our server was so friendly, helpful (especially with food allergies), and just a lot fun. Really great meal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service was extremely efficient. Would recommend to friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Even though I live in the dc area, i didnt know anythying about this restaurant. I booked because it was close to the willard where my friend was staying. Turned out to be a real gem !! Great food, great menu, very happy friendly place and very classy.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ate at The Hamilton for a business dinner. The service was horrible. We had been seated almost 30 minutes before our server took our drink order. Then she was unsure of how to open our bottle of wine so had to ask for help. She was overall inattentive and would disappear for long stretches. When we were ready to pay our bill to leave, we had to ask another server to find ours so that she could run our card. At that point, no one was having dessert, our drinks had been empty for half an hour, and we were just sitting and waiting. Skip this place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We came on Sunday for brunch; having never been, we didn't know what to expect. It was really easy to get a table, and we had remarkable service! I wish I could remember our server's name. I and one of my friends ordered coffee - I was impressed with the mini-french-press and the tiny chocolate chip biscotti that arrived with it. French press is my favorite coffee preparation, so, 50 points to Gryffindor. I ordered the Soft Shell Bennie (Eggs Benedict, for the lay person), my friend ordered the Spring Vegetable Frittata, and my husband ordered the Chicken & Biscuits. We also did some pre-dining 'Brunchies' - an order of the Beignets, and a Blueberry Corn muffin. Beignets were spectacular - warm and perfectly doughy in the center, and served with a delicious strawberry rhubarb preserves. I love anything Blueberry-Corn, and I reluctantly shared my muffin with others. My dining mates were pleased with their meals, and I really enjoyed the Soft Shell Crab Bennie, which came on the traditional English muffin with poached egg and hollandaise, as well as seasoned potatoes and a bit of spring greens mixed. It was a great place, and we hope to return on our next trip to D.C.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed our dining experience at Hamilton. The prices were reasonable and the food was good. The location is also very convenient to the Metro station and tourist attractions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first experience with The Hamilton, but we will definitely be back. We had a delicious Sunday brunch. The menu is classic offerings with a new twist. The wait staff was very pleasant and attentive. Try the ricotta donuts.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I stayed at the W across the street and needed a different environment for brunch. I literally walked across the Street to the Hamilton. ST. Germain mimosa was amazing and the sushi too is delicious! Great atmosphere. Friendly staff and a must visit!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Extremely loud atmosphere. Ok for bar area, but bothersome in the dining room. Service was average, my sense was they were somewhat hampered by the volume of customers . Food was good, although our pork chop was under-cooked (i.e., raw in the middle) To their credit they took it off the bill and offered something else. Overall is it a very convenient option when staying at the Willard or nearby hotels. I'd probably give them another chance on a weeknight.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place always impresses me. I love the food, the vibe, the service and the overall experience. I always bring out-of-towners so that they get a taste of some of DC's yummiest cuisine.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overpriced restaurant that is always busy and makes you feel like it is super good but bottom line is that the food is not the best and the atmosphere in the place is also not as good as we thought it would be

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to dine. Close to hotel and had wonderful service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bento box was so good! And they did not include tip in the bill considering we're a big group!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Hamilton is a fabulous Restaurant by all measures. It has Great Location close to The White House, Great ambiance ' The Wow factor ', Good menu selection , plus sushi bar, quick, friendly, personal service. Priced right$$.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really good experience. Had a reservation for 6:15 on a Friday & even though it was slammed, we were seated promptly. Our waiter was attentive without being pushy or around too much & the cocktails were excellent. We got sushi and the crab cake sandwich, both were really good. Would definitely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

With the exception of them taking off a bottle of wine from their list which I was a huge fan of, this place never really seems to disappoint. Chris was A+ & quite professional if I may say so. I'll most definitely be back and if you haven't been...you better check it out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Senovi was our waitress and she was EVERYTHING. She is a GREAT asset to your business. She made my first time dining there great. Went above and beyond and even create my my custom Salmon order. Will definitely be back. Thanks again! John also thank you for checking on us. See you soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at The Hamilton. The food and atmosphere were both perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We could smell this restaurant down the street and knew that we wanted to eat there without even looking at the menu. We liked it so much, we ate there twice in the 3 days we were in DC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful experience, great service and great food. Thank you

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great sushi and desserts!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Meal was tasty and service was excellent. Definitely worth visiting again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good value considering the moderate price for excellent food in a prime location. This was our second night in a row eating at the Hamilton. The food was great our first night so we reserved for the following night when a friend would be be joining us. We were a bit concerned about the noise level but on the second night we were seated in a booth with doors that closed giving us a very private and lower noise space. I highly recommend the Hamilton!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pro tip for the folks at the entrance stand: don't ignore me to wave at customers entering the restaurant AFTER me.\n\nFood was mediocre at best. Wife noted that she got better crab cakes at Alamo Drafthouse.\n\nI wish the waiter had given his name, as he was really trying.\n\nAcoustics were comparable to a barn. . .and most of the other customers would have been right at home there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Only issue was mains arrived before entrees finished

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A favorite place but not quite up to par this time. We ran late, a result of gridlocked traffic, and had little time before a concert at DAR Constitution Hall. Despite a warning to both our hostess and server, it took quite a while for us to even get drinks. It didn't look more crowded than usual... \nOtherwise reliably yummy food. Great location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A beautiful restaurant! We loved the decor, the ambience. The host were helpful, the servers were pleasant & efficient. Our appetizers were excellent, the main courses good, not great. But we will return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely spot with a robust menu, tasty sushi, and friendly staff. Will definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food. Great service. The server was fantastic. The only negative was the hostess. Made a reservation. Showed up early. Received a rude attitude. Agreed I would wait till our time even though at the time it was not to busy. Then returned at the scheduled time and still received a rude attitude. Escalated to a manager that happened by. We ended up with a good table. My guest stated it best. The hostess just did not care. The rest of the staff were amazing. Do not let the front desk discourage you. It is worth the few minutes of abuse.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

After supper upstairs also saw the Gibson Brothers show downstairs. Their show was terrific.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Surprisingly less costly than expected for such a classy place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Safe room for milkshakes!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My friends and I had a lovely dinner here. We all ate vegetarian/vegan choices and they were creative and delicious. We liked that there was more than one vegetarian/vegan choice available in most sections of the menu. The atmosphere was very nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic evening with an excellent ambiance! I highly recommend the old fashion if you are a whiskey lover. The staff was attentive, and knowledgeable that made sound recommendations. A diverse menu that does not disappoint. Top the evening off with live music and drinks in the loft and it makes for a fun time! Great for romance, or taking a group of friends.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

What a let down! We were visiting DC from Charleston, SC. We know great food and service and this definitely missed the mark. Our waitress could use a little more training - never introduced herself, didn't present the menu or make suggestions, took 30 minutes to get our drinks, and got my order wrong. The ambiance was less than impressive. I guess I expected more due to the location and price. Not recommended.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Horrendous noise level. It was ok, but nothing special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We spent the weekend in DC and after reading mostly positive reviews on The Hamilton we decided to give it a try. From the service to the food and everything in between, it was an excellent experience. We were so happy we came here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server helped our dining experience to be so much better as we had a 14-month-old baby with us and he made several accommodations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, good portions. Service was extremely slow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was very pleased with The Hamilton. The food was great and the ambience was really nice. the only negative was that the server forgot our second order of starters. Would still recommend the restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had such a great experience. I invited my family to brunch and the food was excellent. The staff is amazing. Definitely try the shrimp and grits cake!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The location is good, the building and ambiance are nice. A good menu with a lot of choices. The waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and the specials. My friend and I got attentive service, but were left alone enough to chat without feeling rushed. I will likely go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

we love taking out oft owners and local area visiting family friends to\nthe Hamilton--the service is always good and the ambience is wonderful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful restaurant, service and food ok. Would come back for cocktails and dessert .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were seated right away & had 2 servers since 1 was in training. My hubby got the wings & firecracker roll, neither was very spicy. I got the chicken which was very bland. Our daughter got the burger & it was amazing. I will go back to get one myself. The drink menu offered a wide variety across the board. All in all we had a very nice experience atThe Hamilton.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's always a pleasure to dine at the Hamilton. One of my favorite places to eat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food as always. We were placed in a booth in the back room which helped with the noise level.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

WE had the crab cake platter, which was very good indeed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my 4th time here and I am never disappointed. The waitress was very attentive, the food was delicious and I love the decor of The Hamilton.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Disappointing...had a 630 reservation...took 10 mins to seat us and the waiter came over once and then went MIA. We walked out because we were trying to see a show and sat at our table for 20 mins without ordering and without an opportunity to tell the waiter we were on a short time frame. The restaurant was packed so maybe they were short staffed but the waiter going missing for 20 mins is unacceptable. I've heard good things about the Hamilton so maybe it was an off day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

You will never regret whatever you order although you have to be very careful how much you order. We were too full to finish main dishes. The servers are friendly and well mannered.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took two friends who had never been and they were impressed. I love this place and how diverse the menu and drink menu is. The salmon burger is fantastic. And my friends raved about the turkey sandwich and chicken entree respectively.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Hamilton is great as always. It's onr of our old time favorites.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant is located in the heart of the district close to the White House. Great ambience and the food quality was excellent.\n\nOur wait staff person was not friendly or attentive. She did not fill water glasses or ask if we wanted refills on our drinks or wine for dinner. She did not bus our table after the appetizers were eaten and let our dishes sit on the table after our main dish was completed for more than 15 minutes. \nShe did not ask if we wanted more bread when it was obvious it was all gone.\n\n I expected better service especially since I made my reservation on Open Table way in advance and told them we were there celebrating my son's admittance into the DC BAR. They did nothing to acknowledge this when I had included in my reservation and told the hostess again when we were seated. Disappointed as they did not make it a special dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our first visit will certainly not be the last. This was a delightful birthday lunch. Crab cakes were generous and delicious. Service was extremely pleasant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is OK (nothing to brag about). The staff got my order wrong despite being told several time to write down my request. As a result, my meal was served after everyone else was half way done with theirs. The service was just OK (nothing to brag about).

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went to the Hamilton for a Saturday night dinner during a weekend getaway to DC. Picked it because the location and menu looked good. Had a 9pm reservation, arrived 5 minutes early and got seated at 9:30. Receptionist was a bit of a cold fish. Got seated at an excellent table in a magnificent room - beautiful space with excellent art & lighting - felt very 'old school' Waiter showed up in about 15 minutes. Another 20 minutes to come back for the full order. Drinks arrived 30 minutes later. Pretty good drink/wine list by the glass list and the calamari was very nice. Another 30 minutes for appetizers and dinner followed at a reasonable time afterward. I has the braised short rib pot pie (excellent!), she had the steak (ordered medium well, was delivered medium well at the center but rare at the edges). Waiter never returned in time to fix the order. Opted out of dessert & coffee due to the slow service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was very slow and meal was so-so. Although this restaurant was recommended, I wouldn't eat there again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Variety of food options for all tastes. Good food quality and presentation. Service started out strong and the manager even stopped by to ask if we had everything we needed but after this we didn't see our server for a while and she forgot to bring a drink refill. Would still highly recommend dining at The Hamilton.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Eclectic menu. Something for everyone

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Extensive menu with something for everyone. It was on the verge of too loud for a dinner meeting even in the dining room away from the bar.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is the third time I've eaten here in the past 6 months. Apparently the third time was a charm because the first two times the service was extremely slow..... this time our waiter was very attentive. The food is good and there is a great variety on the menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is great at The Hamilton... especially the sushi. I would definitely recommend a reservations as the place is usually packed. If you're lucky you can grab a seat in the back bar. Great bartenders!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to The Hamilton to celebrate my college roommate's birthday. The food was exquisite. Hats off to the Chef.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Although I was disappointed because they were no longer serving their amazing shrimp & grits that I had before, we still enjoyed the vibe of the place. We had lots of fun downstairs in the club where we enjoyed some terrific blue grass music.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the better burgers in DC, our server was really good but the front desk / host / hostess could be more attentive and accommodating to OpenTable guests.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waitress took about ten minutes to even take our drink order, but a different worker (maybe the manager) noticed and took our order. I said that I was vegan, and he asked the chef about my different options, and they offered to modify one of the originally non-vegan dishes to suit my diet! He was super helpful, and the food was delicious! I got the Mediterranean spread and the butternut squash pasta and mushrooms with a tomato sauce. Despite the poor service at the beginning of the night, I would definitely recommend The Hamilton!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely fig appetizer. Lobster bisque good, but could have used some lobster. Duck breast divine. A little too noisy for my wife, but good lively atmosphere. Dessert (caramel apple pie) good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ambiance was wonderful. The restaurant was very busy, the menu was very diverse and the prices were fair. We had been traveling and it was a great dinner spot!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Hamilton is a great spot downtown only 2 blocks to the Warner Theater, so it was a perfect spot to meet up with a friend before the show. Just know that this is a BUSY restaurant with A LOT of tables. It is divided in separate rooms but still really loud. We didn't have a problem talking because it was just 2 of us but if it was a table of 4 or 6, doubt a good conversation could have been had. The food was very tasty. The catfish sandwich and truffle fries were a home run! The cornbread grilled cheese appetizer was a miss. It was exactly as described but just didn't do anything for either of us. The cocktail menu was fun with a good variety of specialty drinks. The sangria was nothing to write home about - doubt there was any fruit used at all in the recipe, so I changed to a fancy cider cocktail for the second round, which was good. I definitely want to go back another time for their adult milkshakes!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Can always count on The Hamilton for a great meal and great service. It is my go to restaurant for business meals, and when I want to trek the family into DC for dinner. Never disappoints.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great brunch at the Hamilton! Food, service and ambience always top-notch. The shrimp & grits are always amazing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a business dinner Oct 13 with staff and out of town visiting VP\nThe server was TERRIBLE....we sat for over 10 mins. before she came to the table, then she had\nan incorrect appetizer deliverd to the table and when shje came back said 'your not supposed\nto have that'. We ordered cocktails and 2 more appetizers, another 10 mins.She kept disappearing and we actually had to go get someone to get our check. This is the 2nd time\n I hav had a bad experience at Hamilton -disappointing as the other Clydes restaurants provide\n a very good ecperience - may not return to this one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Basically The Hamiltonhas always been packed when I've gone. Three of us dined, disappointed crab cake meal rather small, but everything delicious. Will go again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Bar was busy and lots of nice looking people there.\nFood was mediocre and cold when arrived at table. \nIf you want to be at bar and have drinks and networking or talk to people this is a nice place.\nBeautiful building, beautiful decoration.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The dining experience at the Hamilton was fabulous! Great food and impeccable service in a beautiful, classy setting - A great value for the money spent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great happy hour, excellent food. And the service was stellar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was loud, so my friends and I felt like we had to raise our voices to be heard. That could just be because we were seated close to the bar. But at least the atmosphere was lively and fun. The food was delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, with some very creative options. Very good wine list. Good value. Lively, rather fun dining experience. The bar area was jammed and deafening when we arrived about 7:30, but the dining rooms just operated at a happy buzz. The dining rooms have interesting bird-centered decor, beautiful Audubon prints, lots of wood and murals. Reasonably attentive and very friendly service. This restaurant is really big. If I go again with my elderly parents, I might ask to be seated closer to the front door.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

largest restaurant in \ndc and it shows it \nvery very loud excellent server unbelievable food but the noise ouch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

G8 service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Simply the best in DC!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very noisy at dinner at 810pm...service was OK...server never took initiative to refill drinks unless asked...only saw the server when she took our order...once to refill a drink we asked for...and to drop the check...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was everything I expected. Great food, great customer service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is good made the mistake of eating in the loft where the sound was extremely loud. Must just be the room itself because the bar itself was not crowded.\n\nGood sushi

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had tix for Capital Steps show at 7:30. Parked there and walked to restaurant. Reservations were for 5pm. We were seated in comfortable booth promptly. Waitress was friendly (not overly friendly), efficient, and knowledgable. We enjoyed cocktails, split a couple appetizers, dinner, & dessert. The sushi/sashimi was outstanding. Waitress recommended an amazing chocolate dessert that the four of us shared. We were able to enjoy everything without rushing and got back to the theatre with time to spare. Would definitely recommend & return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was just okay. Nothing special and certainly didn't justify the higher than average DC restaurant price. The cocktails were not that great. The sushi was below average. Had the calamari ceviche and the octopus was so bland and tasteless. The quality of the fish was noticeably below average for the sushi. The rolls were blah. One nitpick, if you are going to charge those prices, at least offer a decent set of chopsticks. These short, stubby, square sticks where a complete turnoff. In the end, for a tab of $185 (before tip) for 4 forgettable cocktails, 2 forgettable apps, and 2 below average sushi dishes, just isn't worth it. This was a my 4th visit (or so). I won't be going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food came out cold this visit. Very tasty though. Service exemplary as usual.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant was crowded and, though we liked our waiter, Devon, alot, he was too busy. I am wondering whether they were fully staffed. I ordered the crab cakes, which are good, but they came without cocktail sauce and the wrong side. It took hunting down an Asst. Manager to get them - by which time the meal was cold. I would go again but they need to increase service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As almost always with Clyde's, the meal was delicious and the wait staff very friendly and professional. Our waiter had several tables, including a large party. He seemed a bit over worked, but we really didn't lack in service. \nThe 14 oz ribeye was cooked well, but I noticed that part of the 14 ozs was the bone, which was left in. Still, I did not finish it and it made a great lunch the next day. \nI will go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was spectacular. We had 2 carnivores and 2 vegetarians and we were all very happy. We had a very private booth and a super fun and knowledgeable server. Only wish we would have found it sooner so we would have had time to go again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was very good in a place with nice atmosphere. Will visit again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

the pork chop was awesome and the food overall was very good. staff was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. a busy working crowd of all ages in the bar area along with the seating. the place is big but it doesnt feel that way. a great experience for a rare date night!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Completely enjoyed our experience at the Hamilton. LIvely atmosphere; good service but did take a while to get our food. Some items were fabulous like pork belly appetizer, but the swordfish was not good, very fishy and chewy, could not eat it. Drinks were good, burger was great. Would go again but not get fish

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was loud, and our server seemed to forget about us during different parts of the meal. The food seemed overpriced for the given selection and the amount provided.\n\nOur reservation was for 7:45PM, and we were seated after 8PM.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consistently excellent in all respects - thank you

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a pleasant experience. The Hamilton is my favorite restaurant in D.C. for meeting friends or business lunches.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is always excellent! From steaks to crabcakes to the Hamilton burger...yum!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a 7:30pm reservation for party of 5; we grabbed a spot at one of ledges in the bar area while waiting to be seated. Definitely an energetic atmosphere. Service was slow throughout our 4 hour dining experience. The food - rib eye, swordfish, Lamb Belly Ragù Gnocchetti amongst other choice - were all exceptional! A small error with our bill was also quickly corrected by management.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great time. Whole dining experience was nice- drinks meals and service. Good size apps and meals. Sloop Betty apple drink got things rolling. Did not get to try the desserts but next time for sure.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great ambiance! The restaurant has a bit of a buzz to it....in a D.C kind of way. \nOur server seemed very rushed in the beginning and disengaged, however warmed up the longer we were there. Cocktails were great however the food was mixed. The lobster bisque starter was outstanding!!... the main plate was underwhelming. The smoked pork was dry, corn grits were cold. Dessert was very good.\nI'd go back and give it another shot!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Usually a good place. I've never seen so little of a waitress. Food was decent but served luke warm. It had clearly been sitting a while. I told the waitress who offered to warm it. I really didn't want to wait any longer to eat. \n\nI saw her walk over to a manager to tell him. He and I made eye contact so I know she was talking about our table. He never came over to talk to us or apologize. That is what made me mad. I can get over the other stuff for a restaurant that I usually like, but this was just plane arrogance I will not tolerate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service is always top notch here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful evening and the food was amazing. The staff was also super friendly and spot on. Thanks for the great evening!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Restaurant was very busy. Kitchen was very slow. Took nearly an hour for food to come out. Server was good. Food was good. It just took way too long.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a 6pm reservation I wasn't actually seated till almost 6:30

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

An excellent meal, (Brunch). Really enjoyed the space and the meal. The service could've been just a little bit better but certainly was good. It had a few kinks that could be worked out. Would happily go back

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was good, although one of my 'poached' eggs came out completely hard boiled. The potato pancake also wasn't to my liking. Food aside, the reason for my low star rating was the time it took for our brunch to come out. We waited for 45 min and saw those who ordered before us receive and halfway finish their food before we got our order. When the food finally came out, the order also wasn't correct. Our server was decent but the kitchen made her look inept. I don't believe I'll be returning to The Hamilton any time in the foreseeable future.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waitress was great. My friend ordered a mushroom and cream based soup and I ordered lobster bisque, both were good and tasty. The bonus happy hour late at night featuring sushi was a plus. So I ended up ordering sushi and it was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the food, the place and service was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My sister's food was good. Mine was bad. It teaches me not to order Italian entrees and desserts in a non Italian restaurant. The service is good, though the kitchen a bit slow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My friend and I loved our night out at The Hamilton! Yes I'd recommend and yes it gets 5 ⭐️'s!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server was not really that attentive to our table, but she at least was able to get me the substitution that I had requested.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always love the hamilton and adding them as a brunch venue is great...only wish tey would start service a bit earlier

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We arrived late due to a business meeting that ran late. Yet, the concierge recognized our reservation and seating us within a few minutes. The wait staff was very good, and the food was delicious. We chose this restaurant because of the convenience of the location, which was close to our business meeting. I highly recommend it, and plan to visit it again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

For a place so big that can be seen as a more tourist-y type joint, I was pleasantly surprised with the menu, food, dessert, and staff.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Entre was cold, it was replaced at our request, the replacement was also cold. We just paid the bill and left. When we visit DC the Hamilton has always been on our to do list,sadly no more. Sorry guys you will have to do better , certainly based on this experience we will not return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Visited twice while in DC for a conference. Good food and interesting bar options to try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love this place! \nWOULD EAT HERE EVERYDAY IF I COULD AFFORD IT!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The atmosphere was vibrant and there were many tempting specials to choose from, but I chose from the regular menu; the Crispy Pork Belly as a starter and the seafood Cioppino as my entrée, which were both delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We met friends on a Tuesday night, luckily I had made reservations. This is paramount as The Hamilton is a very popular dining and Happy Hour destination due to it's location as well as excellent food options and superb service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, refreshing drinks and quick service. Well done

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely place, delicious food and great service. Bar was packed and noisy but they easily accommodated us in dining room. Will be back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of best most interesting Restaurants in DC.\nWill dine there on every trip I make to DC. Was there on 2 occasions on this trip\nInteresting eclectic menu and great presentation and quality great tasting food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice experience. Good service and beautiful venue. Sashimi salad was excellent.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Firstly, I approached hostess and told her my party was 5 min late. She went into a rant stating the policy of the restaurant to give away a table after 15 min. She told us we had to wait. I reiterate we were 5 min late. 2 seconds after saying this to us, a male host was taking us to our table. No wait. Waiter was very slow. Forgot sides till we reminded him. Stuffed squash w/ risotto was dry and cold.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was fabulous. We got the sushi, tuna tartare, scallops and the chicken. Everything was delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Hamilton is a good dining choice. The restaurant itself is exquisite and reminiscent of the high class gentleman cigar clubs of early America. The crab cakes and Mediterranean Sea bass were delicious. Served along the sea bass were tasty little mussels. The cheese plate is a MUST and my favourite entree of the night; served with white bread, raisin bread, berry compote, and walnut compote. Also a must is the dulce de leche pudding. It is topped with banana creme -- absolutely wonderfully delicious treat. I must say the tiramisu is a disappointment. Not one of their best desert dishes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Brunch was great. Loved the cheese grits!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place for crab cakes. Service can be spotty, and ambience is different based on where you get seated. Dependable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Hamilton was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. Well worth the recommendation. It was a busy dining room for a Sunday night, but the food was excellent, having ordered the pork chops that was cooked perfectly. The wine list was impressive as well. The tiramisu and riccotta donuts for dessert was fantastic. And the staff was exceptionally courteous and helped cap off a great dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great spot. The only thing that was disappointing was that when we arrived early (20 mins) we were fully prepared and happy to wait at the bar but the host indicated that they were not impressed by our early arrival. I'm not really sure why this would matter to them because it means we spend more money (drink at bar prior to being seated). Our table was ready for us at our reserved time and all was good from there. Excellent menu options and every dish was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for the sushi happy hour . It was amazing. You can get the deal from the regular tables in the dining room. Half price on their signature rolls! Also ordered the chocolate mousse tort which was outstanding. Beautiful restaurant and main dining room had perfect noise level. Another Clyde's winner!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've been to the Hamilton a couple of times. Food is good and restaurant has great vibe. Perfect spot for before a show at the Warner or walking around downtown.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server was awesome and the food was amazing 5/5.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very eclectic menu. You can find anything on the menu. We had some sushi and the salmon burger and they were quite good. \nI only wish our waitress was as interested in us as we were in the menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waiter who took our food orders did not serve the meals. The staff person who brought the dishes had no information as to which person in our party ordered which dish.\nAlso, our bill contained charges for food that was not ordered. Our original waiter made the requested changes in our bill.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love Love this restaurant. Firecracker sushi brings me back every time I'm in town!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Apps:\n\nThe fried calamari were quite good. The quality and size of the calamari meat was average and they were a tad too greasy but the flavor was excellent and the curry jam accompaniment was unique and glorious.\n\nMain Courses:\n\nThe Bluefin Lean Tuna [Akami] Bento Box was *excellent* quality. The accompanying salad was nothing but a dry spring mix which didn't make much sense. Nonethless the tuna was outstanding. I would not call this a true bento box however as the detail was not there.\n\nThe Cioppino was outstanding in flavor and perfectly cooked however the accompanying mussels and clams were small and overcooked. The tomato base with wine was to die for. Not a drop was wasted.\n\nDrinks:\n\nThe mojito was very fresh and light. The dirty gin martini was outstanding. Blue Coat gin and Dolin Blanc vermouth (I think) was an amazing combo. Some of the best mixed drinks I've had in DC have been at The Hamilton restaurant. Luck?; who knows! Jaleo and the Jefferson Hotel piano bar also have excellent cocktails.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really enjoyed Hamilton and would recommend it for a fun evening out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to The Hamilton because Ebbets was over an hour wait. After dining at The Hamilton, we're happy we didn't get into Ebbets! Nothing against Ebbets, but The Hamilton was simply fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent veal ragu and sausage ragu. The loaded tater tots appetizer was very flavorful. Terrance provided outstanding service and did not hurry us as friends who had not seen each other in several years lingered over our wonderful dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our party enjoyed the fish tacos and the Hamilton burger very much. Terrance told us he was a trainee, but he provided outstanding service, and was very patient while friends caught up who had not seen each other in some time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great downtown restaurant! I'm not a fan of the entrees, but they have very good appetizers to fill up on...oysters, DC Wings are finger-lickin' good, sushi...lots to choose from and it all tastes great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

DC is full of beautiful, historic buildings that house a variety of restaurants; The Hamilton fits perfectly in this category. Multiple dining rooms are spread out across(between?) through an older building. Lush wood decor, some booths with doors that can help you feel like your own little world, and excellent food made this a great night out for our family. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. It is a touch loud, but not as annoying as other places. Highly recommended!