About Pinstripes - Georgetown

Pinstripes is a unique dining and entertainment venue featuring a bistro with exceptional Italian/American cuisine and wine; bowling and bocce; a year-round outdoor patio and fire pit, and event space/party rooms accommodating 20-600 people.

1064 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Bistro

Hours of operation:


Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:30am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross street:
Wisconsin + M Street

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 625-6500

Website:
http://pinstripes.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage on Wisconsin Avenue, next to Pinstripes. There is also street parking available in the Georgetown area

Executive Chef:
Cesar Gutierrez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pinstripes - Georgetown Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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Food

4.0

Service

3.7

Ambience

3.8

Value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

For an establishment that bills itself as appropriate for large parties, it unfortunately seemed inadequately prepared for us. On Sat. night, 7:45pm - peak dining time - we were informed when placing our order that they had run out of two items on the menu. No problem, we ordered other things. After waiting for our food for 30 minutes or more, a manager came out to apologize to two people at our table, informing them that they'd ordered an entree that they had since run out of. Graciously, he offered to comp their meals, but then we knew what would happen - even though we were assured it wouldn't. Eight of us would be served first, and their two meals would come out later. Oddly, when delivery of the food began, one person at our table was served his meal alone. After another 10 minutes or so, 7 of us were served. And then another 5-10 minutes later, those two who'd placed their orders later were finally served. While some people were pleased with their meals once served, others complained that the temperature was off. Overall, the experience left most of us unsatisfied and doubtful as to whether we'd return.

I should note that my low rating for Service is not for the wait staff - they were friendly, efficient and apologetic for the missteps. The blame should really go to how the restaurant and kitchen are managed. Of course, large parties can be difficult, but they really should've had a better handle on which items they were running low on and communicated that with us sooner. In addition, they should have managed delivery of the entrees better once the errors had been made.

Finally, this is nit-picky but still left an impression on my overall experience. The next day, I received an email via OpenTable that my reservation had been cancelled - even though I'd checked in at the hostess desk, informing them of my OpenTable reservation. So I had to send a message to OpenTable asking for my points to be credited, which they thankfully did so promptly.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 January 2018

The waitstaff really need to work on being more friendly, especially first thing in the morning. Nobody wants to see a sour face when walking in the door. They seemed clueless and annoyed because we arrived 10 minutes early. We were given morning menus for ten minutes bc someone couldn’t tell us it was lunch at 11. Our waiter seemed annoyed and unsmiling. If you want a better tip, greet the table kindly with a smile . The restaurant experience will not send me back anytime soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 January 2018

Wait staff was quick to clear tables

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·Dined on 5 January 2018

All around a good place to eat, and very good location!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

Waiter(s) were present to take our order and bring drinks but then we didn’t see them again for almost 25 minutes. When food arrived it was all cold—cheese on pizza had already congealed. My husband had the lasagna which was too salty for him to eat. I recall having a good flatbread pizza there a couple years ago but this was horrible. We will not be going back.

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 31 December 2017

Great brunch

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Tasty casual fare, delivered in so-so ambience. On the night that we visited, the dining room was too cold, we couldn't have the draft beers we ordered because they were all coming out warm, and then we had to remind our server to take the draft beers off of the tab.

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Food4
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 27 December 2017

The meal was good and the staff tried to accommodate my friend’s gluten free lifestyle. However, we seemed to have been forgotten by our waiter, making us late for our bocce reservation. They then agreed to carry our children’s desserts to the bocce court. There was a mixup with the desserts and the waitress said that we had ordered something else...but we finally ended up with what we wanted. It all ended well with a few laughs, but the service could have been better.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Sports, Good for Groups
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Food4
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·Dined on 24 December 2017

My family came to visit us in DC for the holidays. I was looking for a dinner / activity for our large group that would accommodate children (ages 13-19) and the adults, who prefer a nice glass of wine to bowling. So this was the perfect spot. The plan was to bowl and then have dinner in the restaurant. Unfortunately our bowling alley had technical issues during our game, and after many attempts to repair it, the manager offered to move us to an alternate lane. Because we were headed to dinner, we were unable to accept his offer. He generously compensated us for the inconvenience without any discussion. We then had a perfect dinner for 10 of us. Thank you so much!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun
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Food2
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Went here for sunday brunch with family that was visiting from out of town. We had three kids, so thought it would be good. The food was over-priced and it wasn't that great for kids. We didn't know you had to reserve the bowling lanes ahead of time...

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Food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 16 December 2017

The menu was so diverse. We ordered the Short Ribs based on our servers recommendation and were blown away, best dinner I've had out in a long time.. Definitely casual but the food was prepared and presented like a high end restaurant. The hostess was a snob and inattentive but our server more than made up for it, he was excellent. Friendly and funny, added to the positive experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 December 2017

Poor Service From the time I arrived until the time I left.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 14 November 2017

Despite the reservation time being confirmed for 10:30, the restaurant stopped serving at 10

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 November 2017

Great bottomless brunch!! Wide variety of food choices for the whole party (+chocolate fountain). Also the mimosas never stopped coming. We had a big party and the service was great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 22 October 2017

Everything was very good. One thing to note, during Sunday Brunch hours you can not order off the menu. Only the buffet is available.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Bocce and bowling along with food. How can you go wrong.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports
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 (Portland)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Waited for 70 minutes for 3 salads and a steak. The steak never came and we had to leave. While management and the servers did their best to compensate, a pleasant evening was completely ruined.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Wonderful brunch! Terrific service! :)

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·Dined on 14 October 2017

We had high hopes for this experience, but the wait staff was horrible. We were seated and it took a long time for the waiter to come. We wanted to order, but he said he needed to replace our place mats. He never returned. The table next to us asked three staff members to provide their check as their waiter had disappeared too. We not sat there dumbfounded by the complete disregard. So, we all got up and left.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Yummy food. Kid friendly. Lots of food options. Will be back!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 October 2017

The occasion for us was a small corporate social outing. Pinstripes Georgetown provided the perfect venue. Happy hour with great food and drinks was a good fit for the group while engaging in a challenging game of bocce ball. Everyone had a blast and are looking forward to the next visit. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 October 2017

We celebrated a birthday (for an adult) bowling, eating and drinking at Pinstripes. It was a blast. The staff could not have been more accommodating and attentive. The food, pizzas and flatbreads, was terrific. Very good wine list and great beers. Really much more fun and more festive than I had imagined it would be.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 October 2017

Well, it's loud. But it's a bowling alley for chrissake. Food is meh. Topgolf for bowlers.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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Food5
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

I celebrated my birthday at pinstripes two years in a row. I plan on attending each birthday until the place is closed. Bowling and pizza was awesome the first year. They have the best pizza and i know because I'll from New York lol. The brunch is amazing and worth the price. The food is so delicious. The staff is great. My first and I had a awesome time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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Food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 September 2017

With bocce courts and bowling alleys in a separate, inner area, with plenty of restaurant tables for large groups, good food & service, and with seating outside alongside the C&O Canal, this place is a new favorite of ours.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Went for a late dinner with our adult son. Had a great meal. Enjoyed sitting outside on the patio. A little dark out there...could use some more lights.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 September 2017

I eat with a group of people who get together for Il Pranzo to practice their Italian.
The food at Pinstripes is good value for the money. It is tranquil, and this makes for excellent conversation in Italiano.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 September 2017

This was a great spot for lunch. Dinner and / or Bowling and Bocce looked like fun, too. Great food and service for a steal in Georgetown.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

I had my birthday party here and had such a great time. Jenna, the manager, was really accommodating to my party and made sure we had a great time. Patrick, our server, was helpful in helping us pick out what to eat and drink and was so patient with us not knowing what we wanted.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 September 2017

My friends and I enjoyed a very pleasant meal! We will be back later thus month.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 September 2017

My friends and I enjoyed a very pleasant meal! We will be back later thus month.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 10 September 2017

Thanks to another restaurant that wouldn't serve us "just drinks" on their patio and said we'd have to order a full meal to stay outside or belly up to the bar, we continued walking around Georgetown and found Pinstripes by accident about a month ago. I'm SOOO glad we did! This is our new favorite place for brunch! The food was delicious and our server top notch! The bottomless mimosas were delightful! The omelette station and waffle station were awesome! The presentation of the food was wonderful and the whole staff was eager to please! We can't wait to go back!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 September 2017

An excellent venue for Sunday brunch. Great food with an option for bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary's.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 September 2017

I went here recently for a summer's end get together with friends, food and service was good. We also did two rounds of bowling and drinks, I have been here several times before and each time it is a great atmosphere for family and friends. Cost is about average compared to other area places, looking forward to returning soon!

Tags: Late-night Find, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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Value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 September 2017

There isn't brunch on sundays

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 29 August 2017

Out waiter Taylor was wonderful. Very attentive and was helpful as we asked questions regarding dishes.

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 (Cheshire)·Dined on 28 August 2017

Food was a little disappointing, we both had pizza and shared a salad...nothing special, both agreed &pizza was a better pizza for a better price! Service wasn't overly friendly, the reservation was for my husband's 30th birthday but they didn't mention it at all. However we did have an hour of bowling after which was great fun! And the pinstripes socks were a nice touch!
Wouldn't return for the food but would return for the fun!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

Everything for bocce was great, but we waited 30 minutes past our reservation time while all courts were empty. Then when we transitioned to a dinner table no one came to serve us. After 20 plus minutes we walked out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Excellent dining experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 August 2017

My girlfriend and I decided to try this place along the canal in Georgetown and we are so glad we did. We asked for a table outside since it was a beautiful, cool night. Sitting at an outdoor table made it more interesting for us because we saw a lot of the foot traffic going through the canal area. We had a very polite server - an American University student from Florida - and he was very prompt and efficient. We ordered a delicious bottle of Pinot Noir from the wine list and we were really pleased with the result. We both had pasta dishes as well as a salad and stuffed mushrooms for our appetiziers. All four dishes were simply delicious and very filling. We will definitely go back! Thanks!

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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