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The Heights

American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Columbia Heights, Washington
100 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • brunch food
  • Bloody Marys
  • turkey hash
  • French toast
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  • Alida G.
    Alida GarciaAugust 29, 2014
    I never leave comments, but Walter the bartender is just very awesome. He remembers you every time you come by and what you like to drink, he makes the Heights super neighborhoodly. Two thumbs up!
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MernaJanuary 30, 2016
    Wonderful brunch! We were planning to go somewhere else but it was packed. Really happy that we went here. The food was delicious and filling. Love any cocktail that involves blood orange!
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WojdowskiOctober 16, 2014
    "Best French toast" on the menu is not a lie. Caramel sauce and pecans, not to the thick cut bacon. If you're not getting this for brunch, what's wrong with you?! Get there before it sells out!
  • Mimi N.
    Mimi NguyenDecember 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great happy hour deals (only at the bar) and during the cold months they have a warm butter rum drink that is delicious!
  • William C.
    William CandrickJune 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A Columbia Heights staple. They do everything - dinner, brunch, cocktails, beer - well. They have an extensive Bloody Mary program for brunch that's worth exploring a few times!
  • heather g.
    heather griffithJune 30, 2013
    Great food no more like the face book for free coffee offer though this was a limited time promotion. Great management gave us the offer since we aw it. Will definitely be back.
  • Valeriya S.
    Valeriya ShermanJanuary 17, 2015
    Dank Bloody Marys. Best part in the city, as far as I'm concerned. Excellent brunch--check out bbq pulled pork corn cakes and ranchos huervos. U r welcome;)
  • Doron K.
    Doron KatzNovember 2, 2014
    Fantastic restaurant and atmosphere. Surprisingly decent prices. Started my meal with a lovely matzah ball soup. Service was superb, easy location yummy
  • Mic V.
    Mic VachonNovember 6, 2016
    Many times I come here for dinner and then brunch the next day on weekends. Their service is always good and the food is excellent.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LinkinsOctober 30, 2015
    Food seems to get better every time I come, great service is standard. Great cocktails too.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MilanoMarch 5
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the largest outdoor patio in this area- making people watching an added bonus to a stellar, seasonally changing menu.
  • Johnny G.
    Johnny GoldenDecember 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Several times a month I get physical cravings for the buffalo shrimp appetizer. A little pricy but the if you catch it in happy hour it's a great deal and very filling.
  • Anne L.
    Anne LogsdonMarch 9, 2013
    Lamb burger is awesome. Just about everything we've had on the menu is good. Also love the caramel bacon French toast.
  • Heather M.
    Heather M.April 14, 2013
    Solid brunch. They make their Sriracha Bloody Marys with horseradish vodka, which is pretty much requisite in my book.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JenningsApril 22, 2012
    Dan the bartender makes the best Bloody Mary in town. Skip the design your own bloody mary option. Get it his way!
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel ClarkDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The french toast with caramel pecan sauce is amazing.
  • Lore S.
    Lore S.February 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Walter suggest the baked eggs... Delicious. Also the "Big Walt" was refreshing. #yummy bloody Mary's
  • Gelinda
    GelindaAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Fried French Toast Sticks are absolutely delicious. Crunchy, sweet and yummy. Highly recommend.
  • Valeriya S.
    Valeriya ShermanSeptember 28, 2013
    Pulled pork corn cakes is hands down my fave comfort food find this year. The Bloody Mary is great: hint of ginger a surprising complement.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TaverasAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Huevos Motuleños and Pork cakes is the way to go for brunch.Strawberry/Mint mimosa ;) Of course
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SeashoreApril 15, 2012
    Ginger calamari is fantastic! The small is more than enough for two people to share as an appetizer.
  • Laurenellen M.
    Laurenellen McCannApril 22, 2013
    New Tofu Hash is delish and should be a regular on the menu. Also, great coffee.
  • ian h.
    ian hallJune 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Terrific brunch here. Have tried at least a half-dozen items and have yet to walk away unsatisfied. Also, if you like Bloody Marys, they have an extensive, creative array.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DeDeckerJune 21, 2016
    Great American food and cozy outdoor patio make this an awesome neighborhood spot
  • Kris P.
    Kris PritchardFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I feel bad for people that don't order the buffalo shrimp. And for the love of god, order bread and soak up the extra sauce!
  • Angie H.
    Angie HarmonAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good beer. But, crappy food. Ordered chicken Caesar salad, got 1 oz of lettuce, three croutons and some chicken on the SIDE. How does that even approximate an ok Caesar salad?
  • Kurtis S.
    Kurtis ShankNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Hot Bourbon walnut cider with butter is decadent and hits the spot!
  • Savannah C.
    Savannah C.June 21, 2014
    Good food....service....meh! Saw our waiter once to order food and from then on out it was a random collection of people. Despite checking on all the people around us.
  • Melani R.
    Melani RobinsonMarch 27, 2016
    Friendly staff and consistently good food a great neighborhood spot
  • Tonya D.
    Tonya DeFeliceAugust 21, 2014
    The peanut butter cheesecake with chocolate ganache is amazing!
  • Ramon R.
    Ramon RichardsonJune 6, 2010
    The Turkey Hash and the "Best" French toast are must haves. Don't forget to top it off with a Bloody Mary. Sweet Sassy!
  • Emma G.
    Emma GrasmederJune 18, 2016
    I liked the eggs Benedict I had. You can't really go wrong there
  • Heidi M.
    Small but adequate wine list. Cobb salad was great!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FryeSeptember 16, 2012
    You can like the Heights on Facebook for a free coffee at brunch.
  • Gelinda
    GelindaSeptember 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Just discovered they have wi-fi and parking validation for the DC United parking lot across the street.
  • Mikael J.
    Mikael JohnsonJanuary 16, 2011
    I love the food here but each time I go the service and staff are more and more disappointing...hope it doesn't keep up!
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BruggemannJune 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the BBQ pulled pork and corn cakes. Unbelievably good.
  • Rosi
    RosiFebruary 21, 2015
    Get the soup in a #bowl, is too delicious for a small cup
  • Kwaku O.
    Kwaku Osei - BonsuDecember 20, 2011
    Try the Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette, chicken, cranberries ad tomatoes!
  • Robin S.
    Robin SinghviNovember 30, 2011
    Bloody Mary's are the bomb! They have a whole menu of BMs!
  • Pete O.
    Pete OistadJuly 1, 2012
    Empire eggs. Phenomenal. Also great bloody Mary recipes.
  • Kurtis S.
    Kurtis ShankAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Ron makes a refreshing strawberry mint sparkling drink- great for the heat, and he does it in pitchers!
  • Heather U.
    Heather UptonMarch 31, 2012
    Great food and lovely staff. Blood orange puree was delicious!
  • Edward D.
    Edward DanielsMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Happy Hour but wish they'd expand it beyond the bar & communal table.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WehrJuly 11, 2011
    Ask for Owen as your server. He's easy on the eyes and keeps the beer coming. Maybe there's a correlation there....
  • William C.
    William CandrickOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They have great Bloody Marys. Hope that doesn't change when they have their makeover.
  • Kwaku O.
    Kwaku Osei - BonsuDecember 20, 2011
    Loretta says try the pork chops with grilled squash and Yukon smashed!
  • Phil S.
    Phil SolomonSeptember 24, 2013
    Great view of civic plaza from the patio. Saw some mariachi!
  • John B.
    John BakerJuly 9, 2015
    Pretty good Cincinnati Chili. I can say that because I'm a Cinncinatian.
  • William C.
    William CandrickJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The lamb burger with feta is outstanding!
  • Terry T.
    Terry TurnerApril 6, 2013
    The potato pancakes are a must for brunch.
  • H C.
    H CNovember 5, 2011
    The place lets you spike fruit smoothies with vodka, run, or tequila!
  • Julia L.
    Julia Lord NickleOctober 15, 2014
    Great for brunch and a Bloody Mary or two!
  • Ray C.
    Ray CasilJanuary 1, 2012
    If the Chorizo Eggs Benedict is available GET IT
  • Dennis D.
    Dennis DosterDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order The Heights Cocktail. You won't be disappointed!
  • Lore S.
    Lore S.July 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bartender and server is Kurtis. Take his recs.
  • Miss M.
    Miss MaiaApril 30, 2011
    Potato pancakes with smoked salmon are great--get 'em with poached eggs!
  • Marc P.
    Marc PhillipsOctober 14, 2013
    Best omelette I've ever had. No jokes.
  • Ella L.
    Ella LalwaniApril 6, 2014
    Great vegetarian selection
  • Kurtis S.
    Kurtis ShankAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Love the sparkling bottle deal on brunch days!
  • Kurtis S.
    Kurtis ShankSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try Ronny's sriracha Bloody Mary! Fantastic!
  • Jon G.
    Jon GosierJune 17, 2011
    Brooklyn Lager with Johnny Walker Black on the rocks and a side of Hot Wings!
  • Lore S.
    Lore S.June 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious brisket
  • Timothy P.
    Timothy PoisalDecember 12, 2011
    Ask for Sue! She's my favorite waitress
  • Anna J.
    Anna JohnJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Unfortunately, I've never had a great dining experience here, but Happy Hour cocktails are great AND they have an adorable doggy menu of treats! My pup liked all three items. PLENTY of outdoor seating
  • Crystal P.
    Crystal PateApril 16, 2013
    The food was great and the kids loved it
  • Katie H.
    Katie HeckertJanuary 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for the excellent happy hour any day of the week- get the burger, it's great
  • O L.
    O LopezFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Shaved Brussels spouts are good!
  • Alfie P.
    Alfie PaulFebruary 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Good beer and drink selection, sit at bar, go at happy hour for great deals.
  • Víctor S.
    Víctor SanchoJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Oreo Cheesecake is just awesome.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJuly 17, 2011
    If you have to be in Columbia Frights, this is as good as it gets
  • M Squared Real Estate
    M Squared Real EstateAugust 14, 2011
    For brunch try the Breakfast Platter
  • Amaya R.
    Amaya RobersonMay 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the tofu. SO GOOD!
  • Dadisi O.
    Dadisi OlutosinSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Enjoying a late lunch.
  • Kurtis S.
    Kurtis ShankSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Loving the crab cakes Benedict!
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 3, 2015
    Voted "Most Reliable Brunch 2014" by Bitches Who Brunch! Read more
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaApril 25, 2013
    Yummy veg burger!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanApril 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome burgers
  • Ian P.
    Ian PJanuary 15, 2011
    Allaghash white on draft is a very good look.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McNeilJuly 5, 2010
    No american cheese for burgers! Mrehhh. But it was still good.
  • Nikki
    NikkiSeptember 2, 2010
    Custom Blood Mary's for brunch. Yum Yum Yum!!!!
  • Dave S.
    Dave StroupNovember 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Plaid is the new black. #PITNB
  • Al L.
    Al LlanosMarch 15, 2014
  • Joe T.
    Joe TakacsJune 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    What better way to start the morning than with a Cowboy.
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithMay 22, 2016
    flat corporate food served lukewarm. #bye
  • Kenya f.
    Kenya from WakandaNovember 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The white sangria is delish.
  • Camilo A.
    Camilo AcostaSeptember 6, 2010
    Turkey Hash is amazing!
  • sASSy
    sASSyAugust 20, 2011
    Excellent service.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GeorgeMarch 26, 2011
    watch out for Steven Daniel's who can't hold their liquor
  • Leonard T.
    Leonard TysonJuly 3, 2010
    Heights cocktail: blood orange and triple sec
  • Ray H.
    Ray HarmonNovember 5, 2011
    Try to get the gay waiter. No, the other one. Nope, the OTHER one!
  • CeCeG
    CeCeGJuly 23, 2012
    An expensive hole in the wall.
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AoudeJanuary 23, 2012
    Great deals for Restaurant Week - 03 JAN 12 > 31 JAN 12!
  • Kate B.
    Kate B.March 17, 2010
    Butternut squash soup. Do it.
  • Shireen M.
    Shireen MitchellOctober 19, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy Hour 4 -7pm Monday -Sunday. No other place does that.
  • Scot G.
    Scot GallaherOctober 16, 2010
    Good breakfast burrito.
  • Philip M.
    Philip McAllisterOctober 9, 2009
    Octobermess, happy hour all day on the patio
  • shey w.
    shey whiteAugust 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Broccoli over cooked lately. Bummer.
  • Leonard T.
    Leonard TysonMay 29, 2010
    Life's a peach
  • Erica D.
    Erica DawnNovember 28, 2011
    Not that good. Drinking glasses are dirty.
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