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The Hamilton

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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roasted peppers, salsa verde, grilled sourdough
Mezze Platter
hummus, spicy feta, baba ghanoush, toasted pita
Fried Calamari
Thai sweet chili sauce, sesame seeds, scallions
Aguachile Tuna*
yuzu chili emulsion, orange, scallions, microgreens
The Hamilton is a 37,000 square feet, 500-seat restaurant and live entertainment venue offering three dining rooms, three bars and a sushi bar. The restaurant offers seasonal and regional American cuisine, for brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, as well as a sushi menu. The Hamilton Live is the lower level 300-seat live music and entertainment venue offering nightly entertainment from local, national and international musicians.
US$ 10-US$ 35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Japanese, American, Bar, Sushi
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the Willard and went out the back door to the Hamilton across the street. Although it was quite busy, the place is huge and there was no wait. The meatloaf and the mushroom stroganoff are highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank msorangeblossom
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a little off the beaten path of all the exhibits and museums but it is sit down service and very beautifully decorated for the holidays. Service was excellent and the food was amazing. Great priced also.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BRBE001
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant was a very nice place. The food was very marvelous and delicious The Staff was nice and courteous.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Adonisbroa
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must eat place in DC. Place was hopping but we were taken to our reserved table right away. Service was excellent and the food was amazing. I will be going here next time I'm in D.C.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Aida P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent location and service! Cute lobby, and a nice bar/ restaurant. Centrally located, we were able to walk to many attractions and restaurants.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was perfect for a holiday party. The music was nice. The concert setting downstairs. The balcony intimate setting. Floor level has a restaurant and bar area. I really enjoyed the layout. The drinks were mixed nicely. The food was hot and tasty. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rboykins71
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been here several times. Most recent visit - Brunch on December 9, 2018 with 2 friends in town for a conference. Either solo or with friends. Great place to take out of town company. Extensive menu. Everyone can find something they like. The service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wandering around the city to fill a gap in my day and stumbled upon the Hamilton. The waiter and chef were graciously accommodating of my food allergies and turned what might have been a glass of wine only into a fantastic lunch. I had the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HappycuriousWanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hamilton is in a great location. It was decorated for Christmas and looked awesome. You need to make reservations because it is crowded. Bread is brought to the table first. I got the short ribs and they were very tender and were served over...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MaggieGirl_9
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hamilton is consistently crazy busy. The minute the doors open, there is a wait, I see why. The menu has a nice variety of offerings, steaks, sandwiches, pastas, starters... Typically restaurants with such a varied menu are just so so. Not true here. Our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Julia P
11 June 2017|
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Response from Lori I | Reviewed this property |
Our dinner for two cost $72 without alcoholic beverages.
Kathleen C
31 August 2016|
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Response from 4guystoparis | Reviewed this property |
No I'm not
17 November 2015|
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Response from travelchick20807 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is room to stand, but not much and there was a dance floor in front of the band. Have fun!
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