Pinstripes - Georgetown

4.4
333 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience with my 5yr old and boyfriend.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Attentive staff very friendly and funny waiter

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MC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Visiting on a Friday night around 9pm for casual dinner w/4 people in the bar area. Very fun, lively atmosphere during the Holiday season. We were celebrating a birthday and the waiter brought us 2 complimentary pieces of cake for the table, as well as gift cards to come back & visit another time. Will definitely be back.

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PJ
12 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

This isn't a fancy place but it's a good place. The décor includes a bowling alley and bocce pits so don't expect posh. They have a small deck with some heaters that overlooks the C&O, which I think would be great for happy hour drinks. The food was very good as "comfort food" and the service was very very good (there were several servers with no tables--so many in fact that some of them were hanging around in the bathroom). If you like beer, they have Chimay Blue in the 750 "Grand", which was a great value. Our server was attentive, bright, and just chatty enough. It was the perfect place to grab a bite before a show at Loews Georgetown.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a business dinner on the patio. A last minute logistics change made it possible to meet centrally at Pinstripes. Unfortunately, open table wouldn’t let me make a reservation for 5, but the front desk staff were accommodating and welcomed us anyway, setting up an additional chair. The food was delicious and exceeded our expectations. We will return- hopefully for Fun & Bocce next time 😋

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good, was disappointed that bowling not an option was told all lanes reserved till 1130 pm however while we were there not a single lane in use.

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DR
44 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I don't write on here much, because most Open Table restaurants are at least very good. It's hard to distinguish them. But for the value, this place was truly outstanding. Go on a weekend, and order the lobster bisque -- I've had bisques that were not this good for 3 times the price at fancy places. Truly delicious. And the salad and spaghetti were also great!

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CC
9 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food was good but the service left a lot to be desired. We weren’t sure who our waiter was because two different guys came to the table. We told one of them we needed a couple more minutes to look at the menu and that turned in to 10+. I had to flag someone down to ask who our waiter was. The food was served in a timely manner. The most annoying part was being brought the bill at the end without even asking if we wanted desert or anything else.

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WD
12 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I ordered from the Saturday brunch menu Eggs Benedict and avocado today which was beautiful and so tasty. The only thing is I had the worst upset stomach afterwards which latest for hours and that was all I had to eat or drink ask day.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Pinstripes is a fun location that, while expensive, makes an interesting date or group outing. It's main draws are it's bowling alley and bocce courts, as well its bar. The food in the bistro portion of the restaurant was good but not great. The bowling with a server delivering drinks, however, makes for a very fun and unique outing.

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JF
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has become one of my most favorite restaurants in DC. The staff here is absolutely incredible-- they make every meal here something special. The food is way above what one expects-- quality ingredients, nice portions, and thoughtful presentation. 5* establishment.

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C
14 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Very noisy. Not nearly as enjoyable as the N. Bethesda location.

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L
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, and gluten free options. Overall a fantastic experience!

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E
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Mixed drinks took way too long but manager apologized in person and comped the drinks. Food was very good. Server was friendly and professional.

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OI
10 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter and I are visiting family in MD and came to site see in DC. Had a great time and great food (lasagna) was fabulous, but our waiter was wonderful too! Love the idea of bocci ball and bowling. Will be telling friends about this place and our experience. Thank you!

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C
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We just needed a casual spot for dinner after taking an afternoon boat cruise. The menu was good, the food was fine, and the service was unremarkable. It was only a quarter full yet we waited a good 10 min for the 4 hostesses to decide where to seat us. The waiter was polite, but would be MIA for 20 minutes at a time. A dinner that should have taken an hour, took 2!

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N
15 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at Pinstripes was delicious, service was excellent, and we had very accommodating servers. It was s lovely evening, so dinner outside was our choice and a much quieter one without a doubt. It was far more casual than I expected. It’s a perfect choice for families and the connected bowling alley & bocce courts make for a fun evening. We brought our grandchildren, so needless to say, it was a fantastic choice.

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OT
110 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

A friend and I met at Pinstripes for lunch. I had the turkey wrap and salad combo. The wrap was filled mostly with lettuce and little turkey. Salad consisted of a small portion of lettuce with a nice dressing. Would have been nice if the wrap contained more turkey and the salad a few other vegetables. Perhaps I should have tried their flatbreads.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always enjoy the food here. This time was no different.....the Italian Jambalaya is my favorite dish. I also want to say my waiter, Virgil, was awesome. He was attentive without being overbearing and EXTREMELY personable. We enjoyed talking with him!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great place for kids.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Exceeded our expectations. We are so glad to have found this little Georgetown gem.

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OT
17 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Disappointed
We have loved pinstripes but the past couple times have been increasingly slipping in service and food taste.

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JB
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Server seemed overextended. He was nice, but clearly a bit stretched. Orders came out of kitchen incorrectly. We have had other great experiences there, but caught it on an off night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

My husband , son and I were visiting DC and found the concept of this restaurant to be interesting. Unfortunately , food and service were awful! Didn’t get any silverware or drinks till food had already been served. Servers kept coming back with other people’s orders! Very expensive for unappetizing food!

Place is a nice ambiance but workers were totally not together !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The food service was great! When it was time for us to bowl the service was horrible. It was one hour before closing, maybe less. Everyone was more focused on leaving than serving the late-coming guests. We got there at about 11:40. Had bowling reservations for 12am. The Lane was ready at about 12:15am. They walked us to the back to bowl and one of the waiters came and asked did we need anything to drink then left. No one bothered to ask to get us started on the lane. I went around looking for her and one of the waiters said they would get her but even he looked as if he was uninterested and ready to go. Which I understand, but at least make sure we are taken care of then proceed to cleaning. At about 12:36am still no one helped us with the lane and they were closing, so why stay? Management was WONDERFUL! The young lady at the front was WONDERFUL! The man that helped us when we first got there was GREAT! (Should’ve got names). I just wish that one of them would’ve helped us throughout the night because the staff at the bowling section were simply ready to go! Management gave us a refund without hesitation! They Apologized and gave my party of 7 a complimentary hour of bowling or bocce. I would go to Pinstripes again but definitely not after 9pm.

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OT
10 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pleased with the experience. Good server and great food.

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LS
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

A little chaotic at the front desk. 3 staff but little action. Loved the bowling. Our lane was slow so they offered an extra 10 minutes free which we appreciated as it meant we could finish our game. Food was basic but good. All in all a good fun evening

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DA
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hubby and I had our Valentines date for Sunday Brunch. Bowling is fun when you can get a lane. Recommend scheduling bowling far in advance. LOVE the food and mimosas. The location is perfect for the after meal walk. Been here several times and was NEVER disappointed.

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EM
7 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy ourselves here...great food...awesome service!!

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MP
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Pinstripes has great happy hour and brunch options. I recently went for brunch with my college roommates. For $36, we got bottomless mimosas and an all-you-can-eat buffet. It was well worth every penny.

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RP
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We don’t normally do brunch but Heard good things about Pinstripes. We were not disappointed. There was a good variety of food and the chocolate fondue fountain with other desserts was great! Our server was excellent. Next time we will book a bowling lane (which you should definitely do in advance). Another plus- Kids 5 and under eat for free!

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SC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We live in Georgetown and frequent Pinstripes often for both lunch and dinner. It never disappoints and we recommend it wholeheartedly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a good meal for a good price. I have had brunch birthday parties there with friends. It’s always a successful time.

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R
23 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed very much the Sunday brunch. It is a good value with good quality food and includes bottomless mimosas. It was great for large groups and families. I plan to return for brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

First but not my last time going! The food was GREAT but the service could have been a little better. Several times we had to wait on our Mimosas to be refilled. Other then that we had a great time!

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M
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overall it was a good experience. However, the server seemed to be in a rush. I believe his name was Joe...he was attentive and checked on us often enough but we had to ask for another round of drinks and we also had to ask for a dessert menu. We recognized his attentiveness as hurrying us up. He even collected his tip before we left the table. Maybe he had somewhere to be.

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KK
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We made a reservation for the bistro but when we arrived they said they were closing early and set us in the bar. We wanted somewhere quiet but the bar was very noisy. We asked if we could have something right away to eat before we ordered entrees and they said they bring us bread which they never did. I asked about it and they said they had run of bread. They also had run out of one of the entrees that we ordered. The food was absolutely delicious and the Ambiance was nice.

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s
5 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The service was good but the food wasn’t great. Our server was attentive and kept coming back to check on us. We don’t go out to eat much so when we do we like it to be worth our trip and this just wasn’t. The food was just ok. It didn’t seem fresh.

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JF
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible experience at Pinstripes! The staff there treated us like royalty. The food was fresh, very tasty, and well presented. We loved bowling after our meal. I am excited to return to Pinstripes!

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MB
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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.

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