Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Washington, D.C. Area
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Downtown

North Gate Grill

3.9
3.9
84 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located steps away from the north gate of the White House, North Gate Grill at Capital Hilton pays homage to all-American cuisine with home-style dishes boasting farm-fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lounge Daily 3:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (202) 737-1333
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Philip Thompson
  • Catering
    please inquire about menus, customized receptions, private dining room availability with Randy Piebes, randy.piebes@hilton.com, or by dialing 202-639-5765.
  • Private party facilities
    Our expansive private dining room is available for private functions accommodating up to 150 people for sit down or reception functions. Please email your inquires to Randy Piebes at randy.piebes@hilton.com or by calling 202-731-1510.
  • Private party contact
    Randy Piebes: (202) 731-1510
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    16th and K Street NW
  • Parking Details
    Valet Parking (fee) is offered at the entrance of Capital Hilton. North Gate Grill guest's rate is $11.00 for 2 hours.
  • Public Transit
    Metro Stations two blocks from North Gate Grill: <br />McPherson Square (Blue & Orange Lines) <br />Farragut North (Red Line) <br />Farragut West (Blue & Orange Lines)
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 84 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 0.9Value

NoiseModerate

84 Reviews
  1. Stuie

    New York City

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered from the menu and the food was very good with the eggs poached as requested. The service was outstanding.

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice surprise to get such a good meal in an unknown hotel restaurant. A great and reasonably priced option

    Is this helpful?

  3. Sandking

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like North Gate Grill for business lunches because of its ambiance, good menu choices, and excellent service. The restaurant is usually an easy place to get a table and an easy place for conversations. It fills up when the hotel (Capital Hilton) hosts a conference, but otherwise is spacious and open with a very pleasant street-level view of 16th Street NW from large windows that fill the dining room with light. The menu has salads and sandwiches which I have almost always found to be well-prepared and tasty. Many of the servers have been there for quite some time.

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The Mother's Day brunch options could have been better. The food tasted ok. No decor for the holiday. Overall just ok.

    Is this helpful?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was outstanding!!! She was so personable and friendly which made our dining experience at North Gate Grill pleasurable. We had a party of 7, and all of us enjoyed the meal and venue!

    Is this helpful?

  6. KathyV

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a business lunch with an out-of-town vendor hosting us after our business meeting. They were pleased at the location; we were able to walk. The food was delicious, the setting was very comfortable, uncluttered and elegant without being stuffy.

    Is this helpful?

  7. kb121

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great and friendly service at the North Gate.

    Is this helpful?

  8. Flynn

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently good. The tables are far enough apart and the noise level low enough that you can actually have a conversation. The staff is exceptionally welcoming.

    Is this helpful?

  9. afisa

    Washington DC

    77 reviews

    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The main virtue of this restaurant is its convenience. The food is fine but pricey for what you get. The staff, however, is outstanding and does its best to provide good service.

    Is this helpful?

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    first-service. The wait staff was so thoughtful to refill glasses and proactively provide to-go boxes-and so interactive/chatty w/our kids. We tipped accordingly. Christmas brunch was great too. Kale and sweet potato mix-not bad! Bacon, turkey, prime rib (a little overdone but flavorful), waffles, eggs, fruit, French Toast casserole with pineapple run syrup...$10 bottomless mimosas/bloody Marys...Such a good last minute find on Christmas morning. Would like to try the regular menu.

    Is this helpful?

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent host - erick and waitress. Our group dropped from 8 and no fuss suggested he temove a table to suit. Group of six - several took buffet and enjoyed it, others a la carte best of all super coffee!

    Is this helpful?

  12. Flynn

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place for a business lunch. You can hear each other without shouting and the tables are not on top of each other.

    Is this helpful?

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great business lunch at North Gate. Nicest servers, good food, and lots of natural light through the large windows.

    Is this helpful?

  14. kb121

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I go to this Restaurant often as I like to stay at the Capital Hilton. I have to say that they have great service overall, always.

    Is this helpful?

  15. Buntz

    Philadelphia

    846 reviews

    4.0

    846 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice lunch for four with attentive service including graciously accommodating an 8-month old child. Pleasant experience all around.

    Is this helpful?

  16. ellen

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good as it always is here. The service however was terrible. I saw tables leave before being served. It wasn't overly busy either. It was however, our servers first day and multi-tasking was not his strong suit

    Is this helpful?

  17. lovegoodfood

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    1.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I've already spoken with a manager about this, and have been offered a free meal to compensate for the experience I had. And I feel badly about writing this very negative review because I've eaten here a lot both previously when it was "Twigs" and since it's reincarnation, and I've previously always had really good experiences. But the level of service we experienced was so very poor that I have to caution future diners to inquire whether the staffing issues they had when I was there the other day have been addressed. As it was, my friend and I ended up leaving the restaurant after waiting for 1/2 hour for our order to be taken then another 1/2 hour for our food to show up, which it never did. I am hopeful that they will fix the problem because this has always been a convenient, reliable, decent place that serves pretty good food to meet friends, family or clients.

    Is this helpful?

  18. bhobbs63

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The North Gate Grill is right across from our office, so it is a wonderful place to take visitors. The menu, while not exhaustive, has some good options - and the food is always great. One of the highlights is always the attentiveness of the staff. Generally, it is not super crowded making it a good spot for a quiet conversation. Now, if they were only open for dinner...

    Is this helpful?

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Myself and two other co-workers had visited this place on 2/11/15 for lunch. I had reserved a table for 3 for 12:15 PM. It took about 30 mins for someone to take our drink order and an extra 20 mins for another server to take our food order. We did not get our food until 1:30 PM. Staff was unorganized and unprepared. Manager was no where to be found after I requested to speak to the manager.

    Is this helpful?

  20. ProclivityBill

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I go there regularly. the service is consistently very good, even anticipates your needs, a rarity for DC. the food is also consistently very good. atmosphere conducive to business discussion. fabulous!!

    Is this helpful?

  21. ProclivityBill

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    the chef and staff are highly accommodating, a DC rarity, which made the client feel special.

    Is this helpful?

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I arrived at 11:30 for an early lunch. I was seated right away at a table near a window with a view of a courtyard garden. The server was attentive but not intrusive. The soup and salad combination was wonderful. The ambiance was conducive to catching up with an old friend.

    Is this helpful?

  23. DCdiner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time making gingerbread houses at the holiday brunch special. Definitely something we will do every year. Delicious brunch and mimosas as well!

    Is this helpful?

  24. ProclivityBill

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I got a lot accomplished; the staff kills you with service, a rarity in DC; the chef accommodated dish changes; and even the coffee is good.

    Is this helpful?

  25. Thenev

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I treated two of my staffers to lunch as a celebration for their promotions. We really enjoyed the space, the environment, and the food. The service was absolutely wonderful & the she-crab bisque soup was so meaty that we were all full from it before we even started in on our main lunch course. Thus, we all came out wagging left over bags for dinner... And even that was delicious, as I sat on my couch and enjoyed my uhh... Lunch! :-) Will definitely be back!

    Is this helpful?

  26. amarcia

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I go here fairly often when I want to have a good lunch and be able to hear my lunch companions. I almost always sit in the back room which is also attractive and light filled and lunch is good and I can converse with my lunch companion (s). I will be doing so again today.

    Is this helpful?

  27. KathleenO

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The evening began with the sound level for the music increasing dramatically on several occasions -- so loud we could not hear ourselves. We had to ask the manager several times to turn it down. He always complied quickly but it was disruptive nonetheless. One of our guests ordered a drink that the bar tried to remake with a different ingredient because they were missing one. Awful. Should not have tried to pass it off. Service was so so. The food was the best part but some of the "small" plates would better be described as "minuscule" plates. Would not go back.

    Is this helpful?

  28. Snorkey

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment my large office group arrived, we were made to feel like they were waiting just for us. We were seated in front of the large windows, which I previously requested. Immediately, the servers began to ask for our drink orders and promptly returned with them. The food orders were handled the same way. Yet, we were not made to feel rushed. Before going to North Gate Grill, I had never been in a large group at a restaurant where every individual diner was made to feel like they were important. The food was very good, and overall the service was top notch. Thank you for making our office's celebration perfect.

    Is this helpful?

  29. Gordon

    Houston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The salad and sandwich combinations are great

    Is this helpful?

  30. James

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This place was in the hotel and the wait staff were on their toes because the place was really busy. However, they were helping each other which helped customers not to wait too long for service.

    Is this helpful?

  31. Conejo

    Central Coast

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Last minute reservation for ten (adults and children), but there was only one other couple seated when we arrived Sat late PM. It was nice to have all their attention, so service was good. The dining area is bathed in light with a green-house-like wall. The radiation made me uncomfortable after a while. It is an attractive room and there's adequate spacing among the tables. The kids got fries with their meals and they were visually appealing in the little metal baskets, and quite tasty. They only had two chardonnays by the glass, and the Votre Sante was not my style; the Acacia was fine. Sandwiches, salads, and mains: we got it all and everyone cleared their plates. Well done.

    Is this helpful?

  32. Sandking

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Of all the restaurant choices I have around the 15th to 17th & K St area, I pick this one for working lunches -- where I need to hear and be heard by dining companions. The ambiance is bright, contemporary and pleasant, with large windows looking out onto 16th Street. The service is excellent. These servers are true professionals -- most of them have been with this restaurant and its predecessor for many years. It's a hotel restaurant that doesn't feel like one. I travel a lot and know what most hotel restaurants are like. Plus the food here is above average.

    Is this helpful?

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a pleasant experience. The food was good with the basics found at many other hotel brunch spots: fruit, omelette station, muffins, etc. Interesting option = baked french toast, which was like a bread pudding. We had an extra-friendly server. For $22, a decent deal downtown.

    Is this helpful?

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    So, it started off with the host....he looked extremely overwhelmed when we came in. He said we had a reservation for 4 even though I clearly reserved a table for five. He was wandering around trying to figure out what to do with us and then brought us to a table that wasn't ready. When we sat down we were given three menus to share among the five of us. We were never given two more menus. Then it took forever before our server came to take drink order. One of us ordered sparkling water and was brought tap water. Our server also assumed our appetizer order was our entree order. We were at this restaurant entirely too long for a business lunch. The crab soup was cold. The rest of the food was fine, but we will not be going back.

    Is this helpful?

  35. amarcia

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    If you are looking for a quiet lunch, as to be seated in the back room. It is the same attractive place but it Is much less used and quiet.

    Is this helpful?

  36. HungryInVA

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a fine place for lunch. Nothing special, but no complaints. Service was lovely. Good atmosphere for a business lunch. And the Cobb salad was dee- lish!

    Is this helpful?

  37. Marg13

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Large open area with grand windows. Good list of choices on the menu. The food is good and the presentation is attractive. Tables are not too close making a business discussion comfortable.

    Is this helpful?

  38. Geobear

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice breakfast buffet. Good food, nothing really outstanding that I haven't had in other bruch buffets in a hotel.

    Is this helpful?

  39. KennethC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Needed a quiet spot for a business lunch near the Hilton, where two of our party were attending a conference. We had planned on dining outside of the hotel, but were swayed by good reviews and inclement weather. Turned out to be a great choice--good food, attentive service, and reasonable prices. The dining room was spacious, had an open feel with the large windows along 16th St., and is one of those rare restaurants where you can carry on a conversation without competing with the ambient noise level. Recommended!

    Is this helpful?

  40. rudderman

    Seattle

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Went here with a group of 7, needing a relatively quick lunch, not too heavy or fancy, and somewhat near L or K streets. North Gate Grille, a hotel restaurant, got the job done. Food was good, very nice salad entrees, a few good appetizers - hummus was quite good, calamari good enough (not greasy or soggy, but nothing special); the service was exceptionally fast, unobtrusive, but attentive. Well done for a quick lunch with a good sized group - something for everyone.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

North Gate Grill is rated 3.9 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing
Google Map for North Gate Grill

1001 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    16th and K Street NW
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lounge Daily 3:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet Parking (fee) is offered at the entrance of Capital Hilton. North Gate Grill guest's rate is $11.00 for 2 hours.
  • Public Transit
    Metro Stations two blocks from North Gate Grill: McPherson Square (Blue & Orange Lines) Farragut North (Red Line) Farragut West (Blue & Orange Lines)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Philip Thompson
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 737-1333
  • Catering
    please inquire about menus, customized receptions, private dining room availability with Randy Piebes, randy.piebes@hilton.com, or by dialing 202-639-5765.
  • Private party facilities
    Our expansive private dining room is available for private functions accommodating up to 150 people for sit down or reception functions. Please email your inquires to Randy Piebes at randy.piebes@hilton.com or by calling 202-731-1510.
  • Private party contact
    Randy Piebes: (202) 731-1510
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo