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Chesapeake Room

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American, Bar, Pub
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501 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
+1 202-543-1445
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My husband and I ended up here Saturday as the place we wanted to go was too busy. I WAS so happy they were! This place is very elegant inside and we chose to sit at the bar and watch the Olympics while having brunch. I've spent many years in the South and I am very picky about my sausage... More 

Thank Gabrielle71
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Went to his place with my family on a Sunday for brunch. After ordering, we waited for 45min and our food never came. We then gave up and left the place since no one offered an explanation for why it was taking so long. They clearly don't have the structure they need to serve all their customers.

Thank LucasFS
Hoover, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The food was not good. The service was horrible. They didn't ask me how I wanted my burger cooked.😡 They gave me two patties one undercooked and one burnt.😡 I asked for more o drink and they brought me half Sprite and half water. Don't ever go there if you do it is a huge mistake! It's not a good... More 

Thank jdhdhffj
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Lucked into an outdoor table here - white table cloths, perfect people watching spot, and we all enjoyed our food! Fried green tomato BLT was yummy, so was the burger! Friendly staff! Would return

Thank JaxFamily5
Port Isabel, Texas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived early for the Friday Evening Marine Parade and Concert at the Barracks. 8th street is lined with restaurants and bars. Knowing nothing about the area we chose the Chesapeake Room by Change. The bar is very attractive. Our dinner OK. I had the Chicken and Waffle, you have a choice of hot or mild I chose hot. Typically... More 

Thank pwtravelers
Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Small but energetic bar-restaurant offers classic dishes with great flavor and quick service, with a rustic vibe. My wife and I recently visited one bustling Saturday for lunch. We sat in an open air, high-top-for-2 table—loved being able to people watch and feel the cities energy! The Hostesses was friendly and service staff attentive. Standout dishes are the shrimp and... More 

Thank Anthony N
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Extremely fast service and excellent food! We sat down and had our meals less than ten minutes after we ordered and our waiter knew what we wanted before we did! French toast with blueberries was amazing! Awesome place.

Thank jaymacy
washington dc
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Stopped in to have drinks, maybe an appetizer! The Bartender at the Bar gave us Water and never returned. There was a large aquarium that looked very dirty, and the whole place seemed slow. We left before the bartender came back since it seemed he didn't care anyway and went down the street to Senarts. Later we found out from... More 

Thank rgee4
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

I really wanted to rate this restaurant higher but they missed on so many levels. The food (Sunday brunch) was excellent, but our service was poor. We were a group of 12, including some children. We were seated on the enclosed and heated patio, which was fine, but then they seemed to forget about us. I saw several groups come... More 

Thank Tim C
Aberdeen, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

I will admit that going to any sort of brunch on New Year's Day is not the prime time to visit a restaurant however, we should have been slightly alarmed when it took almost 20 minutes to seat four people when there were plenty of tables available. After being seated we were given water and menus and then nothing for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-543-1445
Welcome to The Chesapeake Room where our mission is simple… To bring our guest an organic, sustainable & free range dining experience while bringing to life the natural & fresh taste of each season. We have a passion for all that our beautiful Mid-Atlantic waters & farms have to offer & hope you will, too. Our fish and shellfish are local and fresh. Our meat, fowl and game are local and grown humanely. Our interior is hand crafted from the same wood that Les Paul guitars are made from! We have a great patio (enclosed and heated when it's cold) great for parties and alfresco dining. Our Brunch was rated amongst the best by the Washington Post and is a specialty. It all happens in our open kitchen with the Chef creating all our food from scratch. Sports on quietly on our plasma screens at our full bar. A historic restaurant in the middle of Barrack's Row. Thanks for coming!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?