Makers Union

4.7
167 reviews
$30 and under
American
We’re a diverse team of makers — baristas, bartenders, chefs, mixologists, roasters, distillers and brewers — who came together to create a neighborhood place we all need.
It’s a place that brings people together morning, noon and night. A place with crazy delicious food and destination drinks. A place to grab a crave-worthy bite on the fly or to hang awhile with a book and coffee. A place to brunch with your besties or happy hour with your work crew. A place to roll solo with your laptop or roll deep with your family and friends.
It’s a place for you. It’s a place for us. It’s a pub for the people.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 167 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and it was incredible! Server was great and so was the manager. Food was sooooo good! The atmosphere of this place is pretty awesome too. Definitely will be back. Came in for brunch.

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vipTara
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So just for base level details - this place has some delicious food, delicious drinks, and great service. We had a brunch reservation that was seamless from start to finish, plus we were able to have our dog hang out with us on their patio. Highly recommend the bottomless food option for brunch, especially if you’re with a group.

Now, here’s the real deal...if Connie, one of the owners, is there...you better be hungry. Homegirl was sending extra food to our table, giving our dog a pup-friendly brunch meal, and overall guaranteeing we were having a good time. Her personality is infectious and she has such a huge passion for her restaurant. Honestly, I kind of want her to adopt me.

Finding places in NoVa with a solid menu/close-knit team double whammy is rare. I will absolutely be back here and I can’t wait to see what else Makers Union has in store!

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ErickO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wife’s Birthday brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alana, our server was wonderful! Excellent food!

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vipLAS17
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Connie and Alex are so friendly and welcoming. The bar staff is also wonderful. We will definitely be back soon!

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bakerxvii
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great! They feature local Virginia distilleries, breweries, and farms. Our server David was amazing, knowledgeable, polite, attentive, and great with recommendations. The place and staff were clean and actively cleaning the entire time - felt very safe and comfortable there. We’ll definitely visit again soon.

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vipCarisaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good - great service. Celebrated my friends party there. Awesome time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always excellent!

JJ
JJSS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great brunch experience at Makers Union. The food and drinks were all excellent as was the service. Ambiance on the patio was perfect. Will most definitely return!

JJ
vipJamesJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

My wife and I had dinner at 7pm on a Saturday, our first time at the restaurant. We dined outdoors, which was pleasant enough even with cars stopped constantly despite no parking on that side of the street. (There was also an obnoxious drunk woman talking way too loud at the next table, but that's always a risk when dining out.) The signature cocktails were nothing to write home about. The calamari was excellent but covered in an aioli I didn't care for. The server brought some more with a marinara sauce. My wife's crabcakes were good. My hangar steak, ordered medium rare, was way overdone.

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Chase
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for food and drinks. Service is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sam at the bar was great. She was perfectly attentive and friendly. Your hostess Joanna was very nice too.

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PaulL
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great beer, great staff.

What more do you need?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

We had to ask another waiter for food and drinks and were told he would get our waitress. When she finally came to our table, she told us it was last call for the kitchen. Our reservation was at 8:15. We dine here often and although the food and drinks have always been great, tonight’s service was terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My server Olivia was fantastic! She was knowledgeable, extremely courteous, responsive and witty. She is a gem.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Sat outside and had a great evening. Our server was awesome!! (Alex)!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great brunch here over the weekend! All of our food was so good, and we loved the bottomless mimosas! Everyone we encountered who worked there was so friendly!

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CoronersDisciple
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went here for Easter brunch. The hostesses and server were wonderful. The food was delicious!! My wife had the fried chicken and waffles, and I had the Maker’s Union Breakfast. We loved them both, though my wife wanted more syrup (we did not ask for more). Of the 3 fried eggs I got was 2 were over cooked but I managed with the one that was done right.

We’ll be returning for sure. One of the better brunches we’ve had in this area.

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vipLAS17
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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IUDad
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this restaurant and it was a wonderful experience! Food was excellent and service was outstanding. I had steak and my wife had fish and both were perfectly done. Service was fast. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Poor service and the brunch menu was below average.

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vipChase
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Maker's Union was a great date night spot, the ambiance was great, modern with trendy dishes but not overpriced. I also informed them that we were celebrating one of my wife's recent accomplishments for her Masters degree and they kindly surprised us with a dessert that had congratulations written on it! The service was fantastic from the moment we stepped in and their covid protocols made the dinner feel safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent dishes. I wish the menu changed more often.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time for both of us. Drinks were quality. We went to Jackson’s for their last call and those drinks were to sharp.

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PaulL
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made feel very welcome despite our very late reservation due to late evening arrival to Reston. Lovely staff, friendly and warm.

Food was wonderful. Especially the Mac and Cheese and the burger!

Will definitely be back.

Thanks

PG
PhillyGirl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good experience. The service was outstanding and the food delicious. I will be back, this now one of my favs.

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vipPong
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second time here for brunch and service was great and food was very tasty!

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vipLeslieD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice outdoor ambience on the patio with the heaters on, tables spaced accordingly. Food and cocktails were tasty.

AJ
AmandaJ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cute place to eat. Indoor/outdoor seating. Great food

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AmanuelT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Having a reservation meant nothing. They gave away our table even though we got there 10 minutes before our reservation. They told us it will be a few minutes and it took over 45 minutes. We were standing on the street waiting for 45 minutes with no one checking on us or explaining the situation. It was the most awkward situation and frankly embarrassing. Even though our waitress was nice, the place is very disorganized. Food came with before we got silvers and eventually we had to go get it ourselves because the food was getting cold. Never again

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vipBriannaO
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Portions, good quality, and service were awesome!! We'll totally be back for brunch. The only thing I didn't care for was paying a flat rate for bottomless mimosas then paying 25¢ for every refill.

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vipRangeBrover
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

If you care about quality of service don’t go to this restaurant. I understand the pandemic has made staffing difficult but we waited over 10 minutes for our first glass of water and 20 minutes for our simple cocktails to make it to the table.

After taking our food order we never saw our server again until it was time to pay the tab. The chicken tenders, And fried chicken sandwich was excellent but the Mac and cheese was cold.

I don’t see my self coming back to this restaurant in the future, service is absolutely terrible.

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vipjbsb
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Food cold and tasteless. Jb

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Drinks needed a little help but all else great.

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vipFood4U
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

MM
vipMoMag
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Drink menu creative and reasonably priced. This is definitely a neighborhood gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt covid safe and had delicious food. Great service as well!

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vipLuvFood
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very attentive staff, Covid protocol was in place, and the food was very good.

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PhilipH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Slight miscommunication with the waitress, not a big deal and they made it right for us. The lamb chops were outstanding, the crispy Brussels Sprouts were a great recommendation! Will be back!

FAQs

Makers Union offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 313-0272.

Makers Union is rated 4.7 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.