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The Hamilton Restaurant & Music Venue

The Hamilton

Nightlife Spot, American Restaurant, and Music Venue$$$$
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
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  • Jon V.
    Jon VargaApril 11
    My absolute favorite spot. They make the best old fashions and they have the best brussels sprouts recipe.
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanFebruary 10
    The spicy sushi bowl was lick the chop sticks good.
  • Jae W.
    Jae WatkinsDecember 16, 2016
    Good food...even late at night
  • Andrew
    AndrewNovember 11, 2016
    For a long, leisurely meal - you will not be rushed. Skip the wings (better mumbo elsewhere) but get the fantastic reuben!
  • Margie w.
    Margie webberOctober 25, 2016
    Stuffy. Good food though.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HuberOctober 12, 2016
    Started the night with yellowfin tuna carpaccio followed by the duck on the menu. The server I had tonight was very friendly and knowledgeable about gluten free options and made meal delightful.
  • Greg M.
    Greg McLucasOctober 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great sound, limited menu but awesome food
  • Brad T.
    Brad TaitSeptember 18, 2016
    Awesome Audubon inspired space with classic and classy surroundings. Excellent cocktail, beer and wine selections. Prompt, professional service.
  • Gary B.
    Gary BarberSeptember 17, 2016
    Mussels baby!
  • Teddy M.
    Teddy MaggianiJuly 4, 2016
    Belmont Manhattan was amazing!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WilliamsJune 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Never sleep the cheese platter or the Charcuterie menu items.
  • Kenneth T.
    Kenneth TaylorApril 8, 2016
    Seafood and cocktails!!! Perfect recipe for a good time!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LaBineApril 5, 2016
    Live music and great food!
  • Victoria N.
    Victoria NautaMarch 18, 2016
    Sushi: totally worth it. Fresh, delicious, yum. District wings: pass. Try the wings at Stan's instead. The Hamilton is overpriced, stuffy, I've had way better.
  • Hal M.
    Hal MackinsMarch 14, 2016
    Super solid food, even more impressive given that this is DC's largest restaurant. Loved the PB&J donuts and the fried chicken sandwich. Kisha was a great server, too.
  • David C.
    David CrewsMarch 6, 2016
    Everything is good. And the Mgr Josh is super awesome.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DJanuary 30, 2016
    OK, this isn't helpful at all, but I really like this place
  • Karli S.
    Karli ScottJanuary 19, 2016
    Get a mimosa at brunch and get an extra side of fries to share at the table because they're that good. Everything is nicely priced and incredibly delicious. Great for celebrating!
  • Rick S.
    Rick ServossJanuary 18, 2016
    One of the best places in DC to watch music. A big basement venue with pitchers of beer and quality bar food&pizza. Good for large groups.
  • Tony K.
    Tony KJanuary 6, 2016
    Sushi. Cocktails.
  • Luke C.
    Luke CardyDecember 27, 2015
    District wings were very nice but the Sugar Toads were incredible!! The waiting staff were great and gave very good recommendations.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KulpDecember 6, 2015
    French Toast
  • Anna F.
    Anna FaderNovember 28, 2015
    Good food, comfortable atmosphere.
  • ed P.
    ed PoprikNovember 17, 2015
    Great place! Fantastic staff! AND the sushi bento box is delicious and affordable !!!!
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas McDonaldSeptember 1, 2015
    The Sushi is the best downtown. And the District wings are the best chicken wings and Mumbo Sauce that money can buy. No need to ask them to fry them hard. They're fried to perfection
  • Geo A.
    Geo AngelopoulosJuly 21, 2015
    I adored the Hamilton burger as everyone as well as the chicken wings!
  • Bethany L.
    Bethany L.July 19, 2015
    Shrimp and grits were OK. The chicken and biscuits were pretty amazing. Will be back soon.
  • Runnin' Donna
    Runnin' DonnaJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Order early. It's hard to get the waitstaff's attention as the night goes on.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WillardJune 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Sushi Happy Hour 4 pm to 6 pm. Only the right-side of the sushi menu, though.
  • Kaz K.
    Kaz K.June 21, 2015
    3pm to 6pm every day: half off sushi (sashimi, nigiri, rolls: anything on the right side of the sushi menu). Drinks not happy hour: ~$6 for a beer, $11 for a cocktail, $10 for wine.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CoxJune 17, 2015
    The sushi is a must. One of the Clyde's group.
  • Paul H.
    Paul HylandMay 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sushi & live music!
  • Maria S.
    Maria SheardMay 18, 2015
    Good food but service was lacking
  • Matt B.
    Matt BernsteinMay 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You can get so many different things on their menu. The sushi was especially good. Very good cocktails as well.
  • Erika Enid
    Erika EnidMay 15, 2015
    The Little Hill is delicious and the Bucattini Octopus. #therealestateadvisor
  • Jake S.
    Jake SummersMay 10, 2015
    Sushi and Brunch is fantastic. Coffee is French pressed and delicious.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenApril 14, 2015
    Sushi here is excellent…highly recommend the oddly named Tiger Fur!
  • OMAR M.
    OMAR MukhareshApril 13, 2015
    The place to be for Kate night foodies
  • Alecia F.
    Alecia FairMarch 27, 2015
    The vegetable plate was outstanding. Girad is a great server. Lunch service was quick and efficient.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel L.February 27, 2015
    The edamame was a great compliment to the sushi. All of which you can order at the bar.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MooreFebruary 7, 2015
    This place is massive - get a beer or a cocktail. Feels like a hotel bar.
  • Johana R.
    Johana RomoJanuary 4, 2015
    Best customer service in DC! Thank you Regina! You were awesome!!!!
  • Stacey
    StaceyDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    free live music in the loft on certain nights; a hidden gem in the city.
  • Lani N.
    Lani NovakDecember 12, 2014
    Entertainement and good food can be found here!
  • Yong K.
    Yong KwonDecember 10, 2014
    Half price sushi. Enough said.
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel ClarkDecember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The cauliflower frittata is on point.
  • Jorge D.
    Jorge Díaz LargoDecember 7, 2014
    Sushi costs half the price from 3pm to 6pm including weekends
  • Mike G.
    Mike GarrettNovember 22, 2014
    Get there early to grab a good table or seat.
  • Alex M Dot
    Alex M DotNovember 9, 2014
    Nice vibe down town dc
  • Eric F.
    Eric FernandezOctober 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    District wings.
  • Armin M.
    Armin MolaviOctober 26, 2014
    I have a mild obsession with fried eggs on burgers... the egg cannot be over cooked... Cuz otherwise it's lame... This egg was PERFECTLY over easy.
  • kim f.
    kim foxSeptember 24, 2014
    Great bar service. Good wings too.
  • Jason P.
    Jason ParisSeptember 23, 2014
    Decent selection of beers on tap. FYI... The Vanilla Porter is surprisingly good.
  • Wil J.
    Wil JeudyAugust 16, 2014
    Great sushi! Friendly staff. Fancy, open atmosphere, but not stuffy. They have live music often.
  • Adrian G.
    Adrian GoreAugust 10, 2014
    Lobster roll and sweet potato fries
  • User
    UserAugust 9, 2014
    Very cool. Good healthy choices.
  • becca g.
    becca gibsonAugust 8, 2014
    Amazing food and awesome music venue!
  • Shannon Y.
    Shannon YazurloAugust 4, 2014
    Order the Toasted Marshmallow milkshake you won't regret it!
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
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  • Christopher R.
    The food and service is AMAZING
  • Jahayra_NYC
    Jahayra_NYCJune 16, 2014
    Across the street from the W Hotel where I stayed. Good food & drinks. Great brunch.
  • JettaJimm V.
    JettaJimm ValleMay 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great venue! Stage is viewable from any seat. I recommend this place to watch a concert.
  • Conor M.
    Conor MMay 20, 2014
    Any place where the bartender (eric tonight) shakes your hand and introduces himself before taking your order is awesome in my book. Old school feel, great food!
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela MackeyMarch 31, 2014
    Eclectic ,warm and picturesque .
  • Keisha J.
    Keisha JohnsonMarch 25, 2014
    Hamilton burger is fab!
  • Logan C.
    Logan C.February 17, 2014
    🍱 all bentos are excellent
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy CarlsonFebruary 16, 2014
    Sit in the balcony bar. Best seat in the house.
  • Irene C.
    Irene ConleyFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cocktails are delicious
  • Hunter S.
    Hunter SleimanFebruary 8, 2014
    Great atmosphere, service was horrible. The waitress was rude and never came around to make sure our table was OK.
  • Ric J.
    Ric JamesFebruary 5, 2014
    Chicken kebabs on the lunch menu were excellent!
  • KP M.
    KP M.February 2, 2014
    The salmon burger is nice, but the drinks aren't cheap. Watch your tab.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HamrickJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place. The sushi will wow you.
  • Theo B.
    Theo BellJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The appetizers are very tasty!
  • Nichole P.
    Nichole PhilpotJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the deviled eggs. Hold the anchovies. Delish!
  • Dale B.
    Dale BladesJanuary 23, 2014
    One of the best music venues.
  • Ayse E.
    Ayse EsmenJanuary 13, 2014
    My meal suppose to be with giabatta bread, they serve it with wheath toasted bread eithout bringing my attantion, they screwed my nite
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 12, 2014
    Bitches Who Brunch voted The Hamilton as having the best new brunch trend (gospel brunch) in 2012!
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LopezJanuary 12, 2014
    Sushi was awesomeee
  • Bryce J.
    Bryce JonesJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best food in DC
  • Viktor S.
    Viktor SulzynskyJanuary 4, 2014
    Try the sushi, especially the Dynamite Roll. Delicious!
  • Charlie D.
    Charlie DavenportDecember 31, 2013
    The Firecracker sushi roll was delicious!
  • Shveta K.
    Shveta KumarDecember 28, 2013
    The food here - pepperoni pizza and the flat top burger suck. But if you had to chose between the two, go for the burger.
  • AJ
    AJDecember 28, 2013
    Avoid food.
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri BDecember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Susi rolls are so-so, but in no way bad. The great part is the real (!) wasabi served on the side.
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri BDecember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Really great food! And with that in mind the $10-30 plates aren't that
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri BDecember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place, and it's really not that expensive if you order mindfully and take the quality of the food into the calculation.
  • Nancy
    NancyDecember 13, 2013
    This place was awesome! Good food, great drinks and fun good looking staff. Definitely recommend.
  • Esteban M.
    Esteban MejíasDecember 13, 2013
    The Carolina Shrimp Tempura is a MUST
  • Michael W.
    Michael WeisenburgDecember 13, 2013
    Nice place. Great time.
  • Greg D.
    Greg DepoianDecember 2, 2013
    Go between 3-6 for 1/2 price happy hour sushi.
  • Dana W.
    Dana WilliamsNovember 9, 2013
    Awesome, awesome sushi!! Sit at the sushi bar and watch them work!! 3 to 6pm half price sushi everyday!!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GuevaraOctober 31, 2013
    First time here? Love burgers? Love breakfast? Get The Hamilton! A burger with bacon AND eggs! #yum
  • Kendra
    KendraOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    See Brian for the BEST mixed drinks!
  • Moe B.
    Moe ByrdSeptember 29, 2013
    GREAT FOOD & ENVIRONMENT
  • Ava G.
    Ava Gabrielle WiseSeptember 26, 2013
    The roasted chicken was delish!
  • Carlton F.
    Carlton FluddSeptember 24, 2013
    Great atmosphere, great food, great times! Awesome show!
  • Jane W.
    Jane WagnerSeptember 21, 2013
    The pan fried salmon with the black quinoa was a healthy option and delicious.
  • Marius C.
    Marius ChiritaSeptember 17, 2013
    Great band!
  • Tanuja M.
    Tanuja MehrotraSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stoli-O crushes and Stoli Bloody Marys! Go well with coffee!
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PuglieseSeptember 13, 2013
    The Hamilton burger is awesome! Bacon Egg Cheseburger, what more could someone ask for?
  • Adriana M.
    Adriana MizrahiJuly 16, 2016
    Muy buen sushi!
  • Mustang U.
    Excelente lugar !!! Me encanto !!! Sin dudas volveria con amigos !!!
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