The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

4.7
686 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in downtown DC, just four blocks from the White House, breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch are served under The Jefferson’s historic skylight in The Greenhouse. Natural light streams from above, creating an airy atmosphere that complements the light, fresh and energizing fare on our seasonal menus.
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4.7
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4.9
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Quiet
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and ambience and service

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LaraB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

For the thanksgiving meal, the food was not okay there were two bones in my meal
The service and the ambience was great though! The decorations were wonderful and the staff was very helpful and attentive

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vipFinn
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great foods and services

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

The service was absolutely terrible. It took awhile before our order was taken, then after the food was brought to our table no one ever came back to check if we needed anything. We had to flag someone down just to get our check…TWICE. My husband voiced his complaint with the manager who said he would “take care of our bill” for us but he still charged us. From a 5-star hotel, you expect 5-star service. COMPLETE DISAPPOINTMENT AND POOR SERVICE!!! Not worth $85 for brunch!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Put salt in fish thank you

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Lidija
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

As always, nice atmosphere, good food. Not as good as Plume but ok. I wish they have better deserts. Everything else was good.

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vipPAULA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Cocina cierra muy temprano. Precios altos para la calidad de la comida, no son los mismos que el menú en línea.
El lugar es muy lindo.

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JFoyRN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience!!!

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RK3DEFan
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Wonderful brunch: scrumptious food, in a gorgeous room, served on china that makes it seem all the more special. Definitely feels like you are transported back to a time when perfect was the goal, and the right spoon to stir your coffee mattered. Servers were pleasant, but not exactly attentive, which would be my only knock. I have been a few times over the years, and will definitely return!

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RebeccaS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great brunch here! We both loved our meals and service was fast. Definitely recommend!

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vipLSEM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely!! Hidden gem. Experience was top notch.

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vipRubens
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place and will come back! Thank you for making our anniversary amazing.

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vipedsz
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well crafted food, quiet ambiance, luxurious decor, exceptional service; what’s not to like.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding evening with amazing food and service

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CynthiaHB
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had an awesome time celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary here. The ambiance was great, service and the staff are wonderful, our seating was the best. They give us a memorable evening. I highly recommend this place to anyone who are planning on celebrating a special day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good ambience, service attention to detail but without pretensions.

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DavidL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Opted for the Greenhouse for this dinner out hosting an old friend. Easy park, and walk through to dining room which was empty when we arrived early at 6:30 pm. Seated by the fireplace (and not by a service door!) Off menu items for me with no priblem. The Jefferson can be a spendy dinner out, but friendly staff and accomplished kitchen made it worth it to me. My request for flowers at the table was honored in the breech, as evey table was decorated with a candle, and a flower!
This was my third visit. Choosing a dining room in DC provides lots of posh options, but I returned to the Greenhouse knowing it would make a nice setting, good nosh, and a nice evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had my fiancés birthday experience here and it was lovely! Wonderful food and service!

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC
Responded on 26 October 2021

Thank you for the kind words!

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Unsatisfied
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary at the Greenhouse. It's a beautiful restaurant with wonderful service! However, we were a bit disappointed in the food. My husband's salmon was excellent and he enjoyed it thoroughly. My Sea Bass with Scallops was just O.K. The sea bass was way overcooked and tough. The scallops were fine. I had so looked forward to this meal and if it hadn't been a celebratory dinner I would have sent it back. We also ate at the Greenhouse this morning and the VA ham with my eggs was dry and tasteless. It looked like it had been in the frig too long! I bring this up since The Jefferson is such a top notch hotel, it's a shame to have less than an exemplary dining experience. Best regards, Mrs. Pauli

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ClaraD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was terrific and my husband and I had a great time.

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC
Responded on 26 October 2021

Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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vipKathySF
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful!Went here for brunch to celebrate my son's graduation from graduate school. The service and ambience made this event very special. Would highly recommend.

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vipDeanI
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting. Service was excellent, and the food was very good.

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RogerV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

only people at the restaurant this night. Feel sorry for the wait staff.

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vipGautamK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It is not the old Plume. Which is a pity but hopefully we will return to greater normalcy so we restore the ambience and selection variety of the Plume!

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vipBethH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful, great service!

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vipslanderso
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful environment for brunch. The waffles were crispy and delicious as was the avocado toast.

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Maril
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Greenhouse offers a lovely setting, quiet; excellent service.

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vipLuv2eat007
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch, as always. Impeccable service. Delicious food
Love the Greenhouse.

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FilizB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food, and a beautiful setting.

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vipLeZrac
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greenhouse dinner is run by the original cooking team of the michelin starred Plume. The food is more casual but still outstanding.

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CarlaP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service and a beautiful surroundings. I had a great time and will definitely be back. I ordered the lemon ricotta pancakes and a side of bacon. It was delicious!!

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Patricia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous breakfast at the Jefferson Hotel. Everything from service to good to lovely surroundings. It was a perfect start to a rainy day!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

We were celebrating my sisters birthday and felt the service was very slow. We had to get a servers attention to order.

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AMRM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went to the Greenhouse for the first time this last weekend. The location is simply stunning and the service was wonderful. That said, we were a little disappointed with the food given how expensive their brunch menu is. Nothing tasted bad, but it didn't really blow us away. For what we paid, I was a bit disappointed. If you're looking for a brunch location that offers a stunning locale and top service, this is your place. If you're looking for something that offers a memorable culinary experience above all else, I think there may be other establishments worth trying.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We had such a great time at this restaurant. I would def recommend the blueberry French toast and the mimosas! Service is A+!

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MacalahCorrine
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing breakfast peaceful and pleasant ! Food was perfectly splendid

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SpencerE
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Words cannot describe how incredible the Greenhouse experience. Each dish is otherworldly. How are the raw carrots more flavorful than normal carrots? With a unique, special courtyard ambience, the experience was like no other.

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC
Responded on 11 August 2021

Thank you for the kind words - we're so glad you enjoyed your experience in The Greenhouse!

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JEHVR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Very good food, although some of the flavour choices were a bit too much. The thousand island ice cream with the oysters was interesting but overshadowed the rest of the dish and rose water in the panna cotta overpowered the other components.

Ambiance is nice, although the wall decorations seem a little "low rent" and one has to take an elevator to go to the toilet.

Staff was very nice and attentive, but missed some little things like cutlery and drink orders.

Location is great, food is very good - they just need to address some of the other aspects of the dining experience to make it worth the cost.

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Cait
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

Atmosphere was nice and quite. Staffs were welcoming and prompt. The problem was food. The ham on the egg benedict was way too salty for my liking. I had to remove the ham and only eat muffin and egg. Asparagus was cooked well. Pork sausage that we ordered on the side was cold....I had one bite of it and didn't bother to finish it. I would go back to try other dishes but this time was a fail for me.

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The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC is rated 4.7 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

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