The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

4.7
715 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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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 is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 715 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Quiet
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IslandGal8246
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful brunch spot! The ambience, service, atmosphere, food, etc. was stellar.

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MarieN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time at The Greenhouse. The staff was pleasant and attentive. The staff made the dinner wonderful with their service. The atmosphere was quiet and can be romantic if a couple were to go. I went with a friend before seeing a show at The Kennedy Center. The food was excellent and I would come back and try more food.

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BrittanyP
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service from all all workers at the hotel. Food was delicious. However extremely pricey.

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JoanE
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quiet elegance, very good food dessert options. Great lattes for a cold afternoon!

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vipCAMR
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We love the beauty and elegance of the Jefferson Hotel, but were disappointed in the brunch. None of the food was great, despite being on the pricey side. Hopefully the dinners are better than the brunch was.

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC
Responded on 3 January 2022

Dear CAMR, Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent visit. While I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the décor of our restaurant, I do apologize if you were disappointed with your meal. Should you like to discuss your feedback further, I can always be reached at the contact information below. Sincerely, Krystle Hewitt Director of Food & Beverage 202.448.2300

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, friendly service with exceptionally good food & drinks!

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vipdine4fun
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with impeccable service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful hotel, great restaurant, tea is sooo good! We will come to stay there next time

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vipCapHillFoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely and attentive service but everything was way overpriced for what you got. $8 for a cup of apple juice? $17 for a Bloody Mary that was just average? Eggs were over cooked in the Benedict too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Three generations Ladies brunch under the skylight was lovely. The ambiance makes it slightly special. The food was nicely prepared though a fairly regular brunch fare.

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Brian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Would not recommend for breakfast as the plates were average and overpriced. I have had much better diner style pancakes at a diner for a 1/3 the price.

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vipLindaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The only reason the service was not outstanding is that there were really not enough people for all the customers - however, the ones working did an absolutely magnificent job and we all appreciated their kind efforts.

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ForrestHillsOmnivore
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carefully and creatively prepared food in a gorgeous setting with attentive but unfussy service. Low ambient noise encouraged easy conversation. Great way to celebrate Christmas Day. Would love to make this an annual tradition. Waiters and chef gladly switched out high carb items for lower carb alternatives.

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vipJean
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely DELICIOUS food in the most beautiful setting!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Supposed fresh squeezed orange juice that clearly came from a container and was all acidic and old . Second one was less acidic but the same. Otherwise food about average. We sent back one dish as well for too acid flavor, which is concerning.

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC
Responded on 27 December 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent visit. I do apologize for the inconsistencies that you experienced during your meal and will be sure to share your comments with the team so that instances such as these can be avoided in the future. Should you like to discuss your feedback further, I can be reached at the contact information below. Sincerely, Krystle Hewitt Director of Food & Beverage 202.448.2300

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HillaryL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good, dessert was largely misleading. You might want to ask how the dessert is made if you’re into sweets. Service was VERY slow. We are used to spending a nice leisurely dinner but also expect to see someone somewhere nearby should we need anything. Not the case on Christmas Eve. We loved Plume - not sure we’ll try Greenhouse again.

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

Dear HillaryL, Thank you for taking the time to post about your dining experience. I'd enjoy the opportunity to discuss your feedback further and can be reached at the contact information below. Sincerely, Krystle Hewitt Director of Food & Beverage 202 - 448 - 2300

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vipAliciaV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful Christmas Eve dinner.

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vipRosalie
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch there and everything was delicious ! Beautifully decorated !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Brunch spot or elegant morning out with family

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vipDianaL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was very good and flavorful. A couple things that should change- $20 cost of valet needs to be comped for diners of the restaurant. After a very expensive brunch it’s a punch in the face to have to pay $20 for two hours of parking. There is no good parking nearby. Secondly, there needs to be bar service. Many people like a non-brunchy cocktail or martini with brunch. Brunch time is also my favorite time for a cosmopolitan or margarita.

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC
Responded on 22 December 2021

Dear DianaL, I appreciate you taking the time to post about your recent visit and apologize that you were unable to order your preferred cocktails; while we do not have a full cocktail list displayed on our brunch menu, those beverages are available. I will follow up with the team to ensure than an instance such as this does not happen again. If you would like to discuss this matter further, I can be reached at the number below. Sincerely, Krystle Hewitt Director of F&B 202.448.2300

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vipAndrewP
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I had to send my dish back because the food was cold. The server was also not exactly welcoming and for the price point you'd expect a little more professionalism/friendliness. Will probably think twice before going here again and recommending.

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC
Responded on 21 December 2021

Dear AndrewP, I appreciate you taking the time to post about your recent dining experience and do apologize for the inconsistencies that you experienced. I'd enjoy the opportunity to discuss these instances with you further and can be reached at your convenience at the phone number below. Thank you, Krystle Hewitt Director of Food & Beverage 202.448.2300

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KeenanAR
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for a Christmas brunch! Wonderful start to the season.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for brunch! The three egg omelet was really great! Also a great place to go for a ladies brunch!

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vipKellyD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to The Greenhouse for a holiday lunch and it was decorated beautifully! We sat next to the fireplace and the service was wonderful. We will be back!

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AnneL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service in a stunningly beautiful dining room!

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ReemH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to The Green House and it was such a nice treat. We did make a reservation that I highly recommend because breakfast/brunch places tend to book up very quickly in this area.
The atmosphere is so regal and chic if those two go together! It was fine dining and the food was delicious. You don’t get your customary American portions but the flavor of the meal was great. I ordered the avocado toast and my husband ordered the French toast. Paired with 2 shared sides and we were full. It’s not your everyday breakfast prices so expect to pay $$$ for your bill however, for the experience we enjoyed every bit of it. We’d gladly come back again the next time we visit DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Ambiance was outstanding, food quality good (not exceptional) and the service didn’t match the $400 price tag (table of 4)

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC
Responded on 5 December 2021

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to post about your recent dining experience. I would enjoy the opportunity to connect regarding any additional feedback you may have about the level of service that you received and can be reached via the number listed below at your convenience. Sincerely, Krystle Hewitt Director of Food & Beverage 202.448.2300

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vipBuddy
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a special retreat amid the bustle of the city.

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abdallahZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and ambience and service

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LaraB
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
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 on 23 November 2021
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
12 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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vipJFoyRN
Washington DC
3 reviews
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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The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC is rated 4.7 stars by 715 OpenTable diners.

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.

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