Canopy Central Café & Bar

4
384 reviews
$30 and under
American
Home of our world famous crostini, Kennys fire ranch dressing, Nettas Crispy Salmon, and The Symbol. Come Try

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 384 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
3.9
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

I dont know how this has 4 stars the food was not good and was served a burger with hair then another with a foreign object. The tenders for my son were over cooked and the drinks tasted like someone made the with artificial alcohol. The waiter was no help and talking to management was a circle jerk. I wouldn’t tell anyone to go there honestly .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service, fabulous view, below average food.

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AshD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views of the water from their patio, and excellent service!

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anjoylusn
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the lavender martini was FANTASTIC-burger-great and cooked at an awesome temperature-the crispy fries were SPECTACULAR -the servers were great-awesome views-everything was perfect!! cannot wait to go back again!

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LisaH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I would not pick this spot as a destination again. The food was ok and the environment fine. The menu is limited and their Pizza guy didn't show up so that part of the menu was off limits. Although the place was just ok the staff was great.

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vipChelseaH
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Riley was awesome. Food was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Ten or twelve servers in the bar and dining room yet We had to flag folks down to request a second glass of wine, water refills and hot sauce.

Not a good experience for a business dinner or a so isle dinner.

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AndrewL
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

They charge fine dining prices and their service is completely lacking. Staff need customer service 101 training

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Mamo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

RILEY RILEY RILEY!!!! Not only is he an amazing server....I dropped my card in the restaurant, was tearing my hotel room apart looking for it, and he appears at my door with it like a guardian angel! If you go, ask for Riley!! He will take great care of you, as he’s very attentive to his guests. Also, LEAVE HIM LARGE TIPS!!!

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Hungry429
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

First of all the Views were AMAZING! You would think that nothing could top that but the food did! I had a fried chicken Caesar salad and it was one of the best salads I’ve ever had! Ever! Then the chef came out and talked to us, it made it that much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

i tomato salad with salmon. it was good, salad portion was small though.

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LinM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Came here for a birthday brunch, and was not disappointed. We were seated next to a table where I believe there was a bachelorette party going on, and it was extremely loud lol! Once they left, and we could actually hear ourselves think, it was really nice. We had the burgers (was disappointed you couldn’t substitute the cheese; yellow cheese = yuck), chicken sandwich, tacos and pain perdu. It was all really delish!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 17 July 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! (I'll work with the team on the burgers) Best Regards, Zach W. Director of F&B

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DreaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the outdoor seating. The views are great!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 17 July 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Zach W. Director of F&B

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JenniferS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time dining outside watching the boats and kayakers go by. Friendly service, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The waitress didn’t write any of our order down. We ordered an adult lunchable (charcuterie board) as an appetizer and never received it. I specifically asked for no sauce on my sandwich and it came covered in it. Just simply writing it down would’ve helped. Then, I know this was an accident, but she refilled my wife’s water and immediately dropped the pitcher to the ground and water went all over the floor at our feet. So after all of the meal issues, then she had to sit there an wipe up waiter with towels I front of us for 5 minutes. In all, the experience wasn’t the best. Some was their fault. I’ve just never thought less of a server for writing our order down. I’d rather they get it correct.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Prime spot on the boardwalk for enjoying an evening on the water.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 11 July 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipDCPicky
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience3

nice outdoor patio. chicken sandwich was terrific, the pizza was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The view was nice - outdoors on a deck overlooking the water. Service was pretty slow, although there weren’t many people there, and an entire section of the already small menu was unavailable. (“We don’t have pizza today”, when two of our party of three planned to order pizza.) Food was fine. Drinks overpriced, but what you’d expect. Would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Drinks were not refilled, food didn’t match menu descriptions waitress disappeared. Very poor experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was ok nothing over the top. Service was decent.

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EOCBrown
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden gem on the SW waterfront! The menu isn't deep but the food on it is tasty and plentiful! The Big Poppa (the can of Welch's grape juice was a plot twist) was so good! Perfect temp on the steak, fluffy eggs and the potatoes were crispy!

And the big ol jug of mimosas? Perfect complement! The view, spacing between tables on the elevated patio and vantage point makes Canopy one of my new fave dining spots.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 11 July 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

Horrible service, but the view is nice.

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KendrickC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Anniversary weekend: Evening dinner was great. Food was very good, but service was slow. Breakfast was good but service was poor.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 11 July 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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TammyZ
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view, the food was delicious and overall the place was great for a date night

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Zakiya
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day brunch was a hit!!!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 21 June 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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Foodies
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The bottomless mimosa deal on Sunday was great! The views of the wharf are so nice. Our waiter was phenomenal . He was Very communicative especially when our food was taking a while he let us know before we had to ask. Good vibes would like to have some music tho to fill the space.

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vipwoodbrick1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Our waitress, Angelina, was lovely and super attentive. The time it took for our food to arrive (1hr) for appetizers and almost 1.45hra for entrees was a little much. Maybe the kitchen was back up or overwhelmed because it was a holiday? Nevertheless, our waitress rocked and the ambiance was beautiful.

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DanaC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My birthday party was held here and it was awesome!! You cannot beat the views.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 20 June 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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Tahlil
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We had a reservation for 11:30, we were seated right away, however we didn’t even get approached by staff until 12:10 and they brought a water- by the time they asked we what we wanted to drink or eat, another 20 mins passed by. When we were finally asked to order the two items we would have wanted they were out of … Bc they were out of chicken. At that point we had to just get up and leave. The waiting staff was not on top on their duties. I would have understood if it was busy but it was not even busy that day.

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vipLyonH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

I’ve been here several times and have had better experiences, even mid Covid. Out of all draft beer, out of frozen drink and speciality cocktail out of chicken fingers. Charcuterie included stale/damp Ritz crackers and a wrapped package of Oreos. Tomato mozzarella salad served in a plateful of some kind of juice. Two $15 drinks barely touched and server said nothing. Definitely paid for the view. $220 happy hour before tip for three people, all of us a little thrown off by recent experience.

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coach
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very pleasant. The only concern was a limited lunch menu.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 20 June 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

The food isn’t great for the cost.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 26 June 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback! While we always strive for 4 & 5 star reviews from our guests, we understand that sometimes we do not meet everyone’s expectations. We hope to have you join us again soon! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at Dagim.Mekonnen@concordhotels.cm

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VKD2
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. From appetizers and drinks to dessert, everything was fantastic. Outdoor seating and view was amazing! Highly recommend!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 20 June 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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Sailor
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location. Window seat is best! Food good seemed a little long to wait but worth it. Cheesecake was delicious!!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 20 June 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!!

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 20 June 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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viplevyj413
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Don’t go for the food, which is average. It wasn’t bad, but it isn’t going to make anyone sigh in joy. Don’t go for the value; it’s stupidly expensive. Do go for the outdoor seating, the view of the water, and the sunset. So: look at the menu ahead of time; know that dinner, dessert, and drinks for 4 will probably break $200 before tip; and decide whether it’s worth it to *you*. We enjoyed our nearly 4 hours there immensely, with no regrets about the expense. Tough call on an overall rating, but balancing the 5 stars for ambiance, 2 stars for food, and two stars for value, I landed on 3 stars overall.

Parking tip: I don’t know how early you’d have to get a spot in the garage. Our reservation was for 7:15, and I shouldn’t even have tried. I ended up parking about half a mile away on I St, which was just fine, and free.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

My sister and I arrived at the Canopy outdoor rooftop around 10:30AM on a Saturday morning and took a seat at an empty table. We sat for 10 minutes while servers passed and ignored us. When we stopped one to ask for assistance, we were told that we couldn’t be served until 11:15AM. However people around us were eating so I’m really unclear about why that is. I went up to the hostess and she said the only way we could be seated at 11:00 would be to make a reservation for a table on the open table app. She could not make the reservation for us, which made no sense to me. Thankfully I had the app. Her attitude was disappointing. She was not very communicative or helpful. We went back to our table and waited. A server finally came to help us and gave us water around 10:50. She took our order at 11 and promised to put it in right at 11:15, which was the earliest she was allowed. At 11:30 she came by to tell us she just put our order in. We asked why it hadn’t happened soon and she said, “I was in the bathroom.” Her attitude was disappointing and she did not seem well trained. She said she was new. Decent restaurants that I’ve been to would not have allowed a very new server to be on her own. The food came. I ordered eggs, bacon and toast.I received 1 piece of bacon. That’s it. I asked for more. My sister’s burger and fries were cold. She asked for a new meal. Overall our experience it was very disappointing.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Wear your shades if you’re eating outside—this is vital. The menu was limited as some of the items were unavailable and the menu don't match what was online. So, you really should be more interested in the view at the restaurant more so than the food.

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vipSkept
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

We went on Memorial Day when businesses were starting to open up and people were more engaged in outdoor activities -- as such, the service was pretty bad (we had to go up to ask for our check since the server never came back to check on us after our meal however, it's one of the best views at the wharf and the food/drinks were tasty. Would definitely recommend with the expectation that they may be packed.

Canopy Central Café & Bar
Responded on 5 June 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Central Café & Bar. We hope you come back to join us soon! Best Regards, Dagim, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

No happy hour. No music!?! For the location they can do SO much more. Paying for a 15$ cocktail with no ambience is a big no for me. Will not go here again.

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You can order delivery directly from Canopy Central Café & Bar using the Order Online button. Canopy Central Café & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Canopy Central Café & Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 730-2399.

Canopy Central Café & Bar is rated 4 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Canopy Central Café & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-charlie-gift-cards-tickets-100415798356.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.