Hedy's Rooftop Bar

4.4
33 reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
The top is where it’s at. Located on the highest floor of Hotel Zena, Hedy's Rooftop Bar is an upscale rooftop lounge serving vibrant cocktails, spirits and small bites. The side dish: Those views of the iconic skyline.

Like the 14 floors below it, Hedy’s tells a dynamic story of female empowerment. It pays tribute to Hedy Lamarr, the groundbreaking actress, inventor and film producer whose patents for radiofrequency hopping were recognized as the blueprint for Bluetooth technology. Cocktails reflect her effervescent vibe and recognize her silver-screen legacy — try “Golden Ages,” a nod to the era in which she lit up the big screen; and “Lady of the Tropics,” named for a movie she starred in.

At Hedy’s Rooftop, you can sip and savor poolside, or relax and unwind in a private cabana. It’s where you can not only take a break but live more boldly, as day shifts to night.

Hedy's is 21+.

Experiences

  • Premium Rooftop Seating

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy premium seating at one of our Firepits for a truly unforgettable experience. Advance reservations required and maximum seating time of 2 hours applies to allow proper cleaning and sanitation practices in between parties.
  • Premium Cabana Seating

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy premium seating at one of our Cabanas for a truly unforgettable experience. Advance reservations required and maximum seating time of 2 hours applies to allow proper cleaning and sanitation practices in between parties.
  • Brunch Premium Cabana Seating

    $100.00 per person

    Jul 13 - Sep 5, 2021

    Join us at one of our Cabanas for Premium Seating while enjoying our delicious Brunch Menu and a complementary Mimosa Bottle Package.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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 33 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IanM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. So lovely hosts and staff and bartenders ❤

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Sunday Brunch!

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HiddenFury
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Drinks were really good but the drink prices could be more affordable.

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Patrick
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Great view and ambiance. Service was subpar. Drinks were overpriced.

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Kenny
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great! The service was excellent from beginning to end. The drinks were really good and the views….amazing!!! I cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wife and I visiting from out of town, date night. This was an awesome stop to begin our evening. Would definitely come again. Pricey but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful decor. Gorgeous drinks. Fantastic view. Lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a very great night out tonight at Hedys Rooftop! The ambiance was incredible, the waitress was very sweet and the Bombshell was the right drink to fit the occasion. I’ll be back!

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simoneinthecity
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

It’s a nice rooftop no doubt but there’s some work to do. We came for dinner but I think I would only return for drinks (which were pretty pricey - $17 each) since the tables you eat on are tiny. We ordered the burger which was good but then again it’s just a burger. The view however is spectacular!

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KasandraH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hedy’s has such a chic, posh atmosphere with laid back vibes. It’s almost like having a slice of Miami in the heart of DC. The food and drinks were so delicious and the servers/staff were friendly, attentive, and delivered speedy service! All in all, a nice experience at this hidden gem.

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DanielD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really love the chill ambiance here! Great views and vibes. Drinks were strong and service was great!

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vipElizabethR
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The service is really slow, but food was really tasty.

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AddieO
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

loved the vibes at Hedy's and will definitely be returning. I forgot which drinks we had but they were all good. The food was PHENOMENAL. The crab and artichoke dip and the grouper sandwich are definitely menu items I would get again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

My husband and I decided to try Hedy’s for brunch during Pride. We figured a nice brunch on a rooftop overlooking the city to celebrate Pride Weekend in the District after the 2020 cancellation and now 2021’s more intimate events. We made reservations knowing there would be a charge of $25 if we didn’t make it within 15 minutes of our reservation time.

We arrived on time and waited in the hotel’s lobby before being escorted to the roof. After some confusion we were taken to our “seats.”

During Pride month you wouldn’t expect an establishment to place you back in the closet, but here we were. Sitting in a closet with a view of the Residence Inn across the street. And, by sitting, we were on footstools. Alas, our host realized we were missing a table and pulled up a dirty barstool between the two of us. We know it was dirty because the white stool was grimy with dirt and muck where folks would normally sit and place their feet.

Our waiter was nice, but explained they were out of Bloody Mary’s. My husband cannot have sugary brunch drinks/juices and had to opt for water. I would have had the mimosas, but their wasn’t enough room on the barstool for the juice and champagne. The menu isn’t the greatest and pricey for what you receive. I had the Caesar Salad while he had a $14 toast thing. Nothing to scream home about.

The service (not our waiter) wasn’t the greatest. When I asked for the manager, he came from the kitchen where he had been helping cook, clearly. We explained that we were disappointed and distraught at the environment. He promised to contact us to come back for dinner one night. Apparently, it was only their second brunch and they didn’t expect this many people. Mind you, I was threatened with a $25 no show fee. He also stated the barstool was sanitized and only grimy because they had run out of Magic Erasers. I was hesitant, but my husband left his name and contact information. Over a week later and we haven’t heard back from the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service here is amazing! The ambiance is unforgettable. We had the rooftop burger and truffle fries, OMG to die for. Will definitely go back and order that same meal. The view from the rooftop is great so relaxing.

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JessieR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views, mouthwatering food, refreshing drinks all tied together with a friendly and inviting staff. Will definitely come here again!!

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anthonywya
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with a superb view of DC. Pictures don't do justice, this is a must see in person! I recommend going around a time when the sun is setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Service was horrible.... the server never came over to assist us. Overall horrible experience. Will not go back even though we are staying at the hotel. We don’t even want to try out the pool after the terrible experience at that rooftop.

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PatienceT
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Customer Service was horrible. I've never had waiter so rude for no reason.

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Kirst
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The views were amazing, the openess of the space was even better. We felt so lucky to see the clear sunset as we drank our cocktails and enjoyed our small bites. Then menu is small but the ambiance is perfect;)

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Goodvibes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a quick stop before heading home from NC to NJ, and it was worth it,my wife was amazed of this beautiful rooftop, nice setting, awesome drinks and food plus the staff very attentive 👍🏻up.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very expensive and the seats weren’t very comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last night was my first experience at Hedy’s and it was fantastic! I love the vibe and I’m looking forward to additional outings here in the summer. The rooftop’s ambience was perfect and the drinks were above par. I wanted to give a special thank you to our waitress Melissa — her friendly demeanor and exceptional customer service made our visit even more special!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

I made reservations for the rooftop and they stuck us in room with no view, we requested to be moved but they were not accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating staff and the ambience and music were very good. Menu is a bit limited, but food was good.

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Tayrose
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this new place! The cocktails and the view from the rooftop were amazing, the staff were super friendly, and the hotel art was incredible.

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Arhcontee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Melissa was amazing!!! Would definitely come back to see her

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The servers were very attentive and the view was absolutely beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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anima
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, gorgeous location, great food, and my favorite rooftop spot in DC!

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vipRiss
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I feel so bad that I forget our servers name but she is from Cali and was SOOOO sweet! She made our experience that much more enjoyable. Would come back just for her! Space is really cute and drinks were good and reasonably priced! 🖤

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vipAnnB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hedy’s is wonderful. The food and drink, the ambience and the service are wonderful !

You’ll love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely worth the experience!! Enjoyed the rooftop and cozy vibes of the fire pit. Food and drinks were great. Would definitely recommend for a nice night out!

FAQs

Hedy's Rooftop Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 33 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.