The MacMillan Whisky Room

4.9
35 reviews
$30 and under
Scottish
The MacMillan Whisky Room is a quaint whisky oasis tucked in the heart of the Mosaic District. Upon entering you’re greeted by lush herb gardens (used in cocktails and in cuisine) adorned with lanterns that line the outdoor seating area. Once inside, you’re welcomed by over 350 whiskies. MacMillan is not limited to whiskies and is proud of its extensive wine and beer program. Staff is knowledgeable about the collection of spirits including an in-house Bourbon Steward and bourbon professional certified by the Council of Whiskey Masters. Our menu is a fusion of traditional pub fare and fresh American favorites including items such as our Scotch eggs, Steak and Guinness pie and custom sliders. Tables are equipped with tablets and charging stations. The tablets offer guests an interactive experience with our extensive spirits list, giving our guests the ability to view all tasting notes on our vast and continually evolving spirit selection. We hope to see you soon!
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4.7
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4.9
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4.8
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was so good! The food was delicious (everything tasted good). They have sooo many types of whiskey, bourbon, scotch etc to choose from. I got the international flight and my date got the whiskey 101. We both really enjoyed it and would definitely come back.

JM
JelenaM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

I choose this place because had a good reviews about people who work here , giving good service and knowledge about whiskey.
We had a great time regardless but my friend order $300 whiskey for 1oz and server show him the bottle and disappeared. We were waiting at least 20min and wondering why it takes so long when the place is not busy . Our server was having fun and literally kissing and hugging with bartender. We had to ask her why it takes so long ans then they brought glass of $300 whiskey like its nothing . No explanation no excitement, nothing! This totally ruined our experience here

MR
MReyes
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bartender was also our waitress as it was early in the day. She was wonderful, and made excellent drinks and was attentive to our needs. We also met the chef on the way in and even though we ordered lots of different items from the happy hour menu, everything came out excellent and tasted great.

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Rmjs
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great whiskey list and impressive wall of bottles. Outdoor seating was ideal for the size of the group. Had multiple drams and drinks; one drink (old fashioned) must have been a mix up but the others were tasty. Ordered a few menu items all of which were good (tater tots, sliders, salads, Guinness pie, bread pudding dessert, cheese plate); steak had to be returned since it was well done vs med rare. Service was great and will return

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dianeH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my birthday. Excellent service. Fantastic ambiance. Great music a bit loud but then I’m getting old. Only had appetizers but very nice. Go have a good night there.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night! The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The drinks tasted amazing, fast service despite that it was full. And , oh boy, the food...so delicious. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service no issues

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vipDeucalion
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a Scotsman in VA, this place is heaven.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were both great! Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Awesome selection of drinks. But the service is a bit screwy. We ordered cocktails, some appetizers, and entrees (their boneless ribeyes). We were expecting to get the drinks and food in that order. Instead, we got the steaks first! We asked about the other stuff — and then got our appetizers. After a bit more, then we finally got our cocktails. Food was ok. Cocktails were good. But the service and the order that our stuff came out was kind of messed up.

WE
vipWarEagleZ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was FANTASTIC! Atmosphere was a little loud but fine. Cocktails were delicious. The ONLY thing is that we weren’t fans of the fish in the fish & chips. We had multiple items from the menu and everything else was great.

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Awesome
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to go for date, by yourself or with a very small group. The place is small but I heard is planning to move to a much needed bigger area. Come for their great liquor selection but stay for food. The place has a great kitchen. Make reservations! Generally you can’t get a table after 6 pm on the weekend.

BO
vipBrendaOntheGo
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my hubby’s birthday but we can’t wait to go back! It’s excellent! Check it out!

JG
vipJGB02
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service a little slow - not enough wait staff. Otherwise, very nice time.

DI
DudeInVA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

It was our first time at this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint! The collection of Scotch, Whiskey, Bourbons and other spirits was awesome. The display of all these different liquors and the general ambience was excellent.

The owner and the staff were very attentive and their knowledge of the liquors was inspiring.

We look forward to our next visit!

NI
NotIansIdea
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place to try almost any whiskey or spirit you can think of. Bourbon, Scotch, Japanese Whiskey, Irish Whiskey, Gin, Tequila, Mezcal, Wine, Beer... everything. They were out of Hibiki Harmony (big sad) and missing a few bottles on my list of what I wanted to try, but I'm a snob and the bottles were from smaller distilleries, so they can't be blamed too much lol. Overall the selection is still exceptional.

Food is really great; their Macmillan Burger S L A P S, and the fries are thick and primo. Fish and chips were also pretty dang good.

It's a surprisingly small place; there are only 8-10 tables inside. Lighting is dim and moody, but each table has their own lamp. They only played jazz music which was a fun quirk, but it was a bit loud and raised voices were necessary to talk across the table. Staff is fairly knowledgeable, but if they didn't know something they'd quickly get an answer.

They use iPads for their extensive drinks menu which is fun, but the search function on it is a little jank/doesn't show their accurate inventory and the batteries died halfway through the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Can’t wait to go back. Smoked Gouda sliders are amazing

JP
vipJuliaP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

The only thing going for this place is it’s decor. We ordered Penicillin drink- was too sour, French fries were not fried through, cauliflower wasn’t cooked. Service was non existent, servers were running around but we couldn’t get utensils or water for half an hour. Very disappointing

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Belle
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved the look of the bar and the ladder sliding across the tall shelves. Food was good and liked the drinks, Only complaint was high noise level.

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vipSkipIt
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time visit, a couple flights of whiskey and some tots. Tots were very good. My friends merlot was not good, tasted like grape juice. I’ll be back!

JS
JustSoSoExperience
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very good dining experience. great whiskey and food.

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Midge
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and drink was plentiful and quality. Definitely enjoyed ourselves and will look forward to returning.

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Erica
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Service was really bad at my second time there. Reservations during corona virus which is fine but they had open tables and the server couldn’t accommodate. Went online and saw they had open reservations in 10 minutes. The time for our reservation came and the server sat other people before us even though there were still empty tables. She had a bad attitude bad we kept on waiting till 10-15 minutes past our reservation while others got seated. We finally got seated and ordered drinks. People who got seated after us got their drinks before us. Owner was definitely in on this and was condoning the behavior of this waitress. Disappointed in the places because it does have a nice atmosphere and beautifully decorated, but there are better whiskey bars in the area that actually care and treat customers right.

KM
KaterynaM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great drinks and great service. Definitely recommend!

KH
KnyeshaH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything about this place. Food was great and great recommendations on whiskey. Claire was the best

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iheartfood
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a date with your sweetie or friends! The cocktails and food are delicious. If you like beer, you’ll have plenty to choose from.

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lindam
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Of course, the whiskeys, spirits and cocktails are the stars. Love trying a different cocktail each time I go. Well made, seldom disappointing. Glad to see they expanded the initially very limited food/snack menu. The last time I visited I had the burrata salad, nice and seasonal and good quality burrata. The salmon was perfectly cooked - a golden, crisp saute on the outside but moist and delicate inside. Exciting that they've been able to add several tables outside so customers can enjoy the ambiance of the Mosaic neighborhood in summer. Well done!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved being here! Great ambiance and service. Food was excellent as well!

RO
RebekahO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

My only concern was our server took her mask off (pulled down under chin) when she ran my credit card at the table. It was my first time out in 3-4 months so it made me feel uncomfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was great and I really enjoyed the jazz music! The food was very good.

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Highlandwolf
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best Whisky Bar in the the DC, Maryland, Virginia area. Superior selection of Scotch, wine, and cocktails, food is surprisingly good, service is great, and there is live music at least a couple times a month if you're looking for something a little more lively. The only drawback is the MacMillan is fairly small and seating is limited so make reservations I garauntee you'll become a regular customer like me. 10/10

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vipcoolerking75
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you like dark wood, scotch / whiskey than there no better place. Food menu is limited but good. Very good cocktails too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great reopening experience!

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You can order delivery directly from The MacMillan Whisky Room using the Order Online button. The MacMillan Whisky Room also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 338-3304.

The MacMillan Whisky Room is rated 4.9 stars by 35 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.