The Hamilton

4.6
9292 reviews
$30 and under
American
NOW OPEN
Indoor dining - reserve now
Sidewalk Dining-first come, first served
Carryout - delivery and pickup

Executive Chef Eric Frisch
Across the street from the Treasury building, the W Hotel, and the Willard Hotel

Support The Hamilton during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 9292 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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ErnstM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

outstanding experience, great food, exceptional staff

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DeleilaA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Great quality food for a reasonable price. Great staff, attentive. Great drinks. Nice place. Would visit again when in the area.

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Bhilton
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding and the shrimp and grits was delicious. Great place to go for lunch or dinner in the heart of DC

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ShirmelW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter was amazing and posed we had a group of 9 people and she handled our party excellently. The food was OMG Amazing. I will be returning. Great food and Great service

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JuliBee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food was lovely, but the noise level was moderate and slightly hard to hear people due to several large parties in the vicinity of our table. Despite the noise levels, still was an A++ experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Bar staff was great. Our wait staff was not.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I went as a secret place hidden away. The American style food was really delicious! I’d go back but try something new each time.

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SleepChick
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really good food, but the service put it over the top for us. Our server was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience will be back

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viplivetoeat
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Menu had a lot of variety and terrific choices. Food was excellent and service was outstanding!

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vipKirkb
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Too many screaming babies. 3. We asked to be moved to another dining area but were told we couldn’t be accommodated

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vipAnn1
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was outstanding. Lakief was personable and attentive. Food was great, especially the crispy brussel sprouts!

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PamifromMiami
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Hamilton's on New Year's Eve. The dinner was quite yummy and the staff was festive and professional. They clearly know what they are doing. The ambiance is terrific - beautiful restaurant and reliable tasty menu.

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ChristinaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our NYE dinner spot. I had orange sangria and the shrimp and grain bowl. Sangria was very tasty and a really full glass that wasn't just ice or fruit. Shrimp and grain bowl was amazing. The mix of chewy farro, crispy puffed rice, and creamy avocado chunks was a perfect blend of textures and seasoned nicely. Hubby had Samurai Seven and raved about it.

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Teachme2pls
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

NEW YEARS EVE 2021 EXPERIENCE

The hostess asked me if I was celebrating anything and I replied it was the third NYE with my date. She agreed it IS something to celebrate and wished me many more together!

After I was seated, I explained that my date was parking and he would arrive shortly. The waiter insisted to hold off on ordering until my date arrived. A bottle of water was placed on the table; the waiter didn’t pour it into the glasses.

For an appetizer we ordered the District Wings (5 stars) and Rosemary Truffle Fries (4 stars). I also ordered the Firecracker Roll (5 stars). I told my date the sushi was the BEST and how I would recommend the Sushi happy hour of $5 off to friends!

For an entree, I ordered the Shrimp and Grits. I would not recommend this dish: it was too tomatoey and didn’t have enough spice to it. Yes, it had many shrimp but they were flavorless and not seasoned so I give the dish 2 stars. My date ordered the Brick Chicken which he gave 2 stars because it was well seasoned but fatty and the vegetables were bland.

Bread was only brought to the table at my request, not offered like the other tables.

Overall, it was an okay experience. I’m still unsure as to why I was asked if I was celebrating something, if NOTHING was mentioned by the waiter???

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Keith, was amazing! He went above and beyond to deliver a great experience. His recos were on point. First time visiting and definitely plan on coming back when visiting DC Great value!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the service great.

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vippretheater
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

very good food. Great service. nice wine list.

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vipTomC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Really awful. Our server was incompetent, and everything else suffered as a result. It was our worst restaurant experience in a long time.

This was our second poor episode at The Hamilton. We decided to give it another try. We won’t make the same mistake again.

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franny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love the Hamilton, especially sitting at the bar, whether on my own or with a friend, it's always fun.

However, with Omicron surging in DC, and many vaccinated and boosted people getting sick anyway (though not getting hospitalized, able to recover at home), not a great idea to sit at the bar since people take their masks off, of course, to drink and eat.

We were disappointed only by the portion sizes of our menu choices. Eating there is a fairly pricey enterprise. The side of mashed potatoes was small and a bit over-produced, for my taste. Would have preferred a nice sized portion of the more old fashioned whipped potatoes, not this overly creamy version.
The Filet Mignon was supposed to be 8 oz. Maybe it was. But looked much smaller. Delicious though and cooked to perfection - Medium rare to rare.
Ditto the grilled chicken and grain salad, with kale and arugula. Absolutely delicious but, for an entree/salad choice (and at $21), the size of the serving was disappointing.

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danann
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch at this lovely restaurant. The food was delicious and service great.

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Ursula
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even with the current state of things in the world, the management and staff made our meal every bit as warm and wonderful as any Christmas Eve. Excellent food, exceptional service, always a nice place to dine especially during the holidays!

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MichaelE
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a fabulous Christmas Eve meal late in the afternoon. Great shrimp and grits..and crab cake sandwich. We had a wonderful Rose that set the tone. And as an appetizer, the calamari was perfect and fabulous. We ended the meal with their special egg nog drink..simply perfect for the day and the setting.
The service was a little slow in the beginning, but once we got waited on, the meal was served promptly and perfect.
The Hamilton is an iconic place to dine in DC. The facility is beautiful. I'd strongly recommend anyone visiting DC (although we live here) to make this a definite dining destination.

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ErnstM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Amanda, has impeccable service. We appreciated her.
We have already recommended the Hamilton to friends.

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dmg5096
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and we’re blown away. This place is huge but runs so flawlessly from top to bottom. Can’t wait to go back.

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CarrieC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome Christmas lunch...great service and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our 1 year anniversary and The Hamilton did not disappoint. Our server was phenomenal and gave us some of the best service I’ve experienced in D.C.

We were seated in the middle of the dining room and l asked for a booth and we were immediately accommodated. Super grateful for that.

Food was phenomenal. He got the Rigatoni Bolognese and I got the Filet and both were excellent. I have absolutely no complaints.

Thanks, y’all!

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AbbieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall a lovely experience. The menu is varied and everything we had was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The staff at the check-in desk, and then a manager were both astonishingly rude when asked about the possibility of having a mask available for one of the guests who had forgotten his. It was a little surprising that they didn’t have one, but far more concerning was the dismissive and rude way that they treated us just for asking. Sadly I will likely never eat there again, and will recommend my friends not patronize this business

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vipmitzoomie
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Our favorite restaurant especially around the holidays. Unfortunately the kitchen staff was hit hard by COVID so it took an hour for our food to come out. Waitress seemed to be avoided us rather than tackling the issue head on. We will go back but not for a bit. Their milk shakes continue to be excellent!

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Chip
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here after seeing the Nutcracker as a Christmas gift for partner. We had a great dining experience and our server was outstanding. Very thoughtful and made sure we had a great experience. Will be recommending it to anyone who is in DC and looking for an affordable, atmospheric dining experience.

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TarynA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious meals. Cannot wait to go back.

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dollardude
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Restaurant was short staffed. Half the menu was unavailable due to staffing challenges. Still overall, probably a decent place if not for pandemic. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

Appetizers and drinks were wonderful but unfortunately our entrees came out lukewarm and we’re on par with Olive Garden level food. We were surprise because everything else had been great. Perhaps just stay away from the pasta dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, nice staff

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Goodfoodguy
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful place for lunch- carved wood decor, period lighting, nice seating. Good varied menu with good, but not great, food. A nice experience overall given the times.

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TerriM
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was great! The manager admitted to being short staffed, and we appreciated the notice. The staff was all pleasant, responsive, and well worth the great tip we left them!

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PopPop
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food choices were great as was the cuisine itself. Very relaxed atmosphere, never rushed.

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BertP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the atmosphere was perfect. Great food. Reservation right on time. 130 pm reservation perfect time. Outstanding service. Will definitely go back next visit to DC. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Will go again.

FAQs

The Hamilton does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Hamilton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 787-1000.

The Hamilton is rated 4.6 stars by 9292 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.

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