Present Company Public House

4.8
40 reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
From the group who brought you The Pub & The People, Present Company is a neighborhood pub built in DC’s oldest firehouse. We serve great (gastro) pub food, a solid beer offering (12 beers on tap, 46 bottles), 20+ wines, and of course, spirits.
What 40 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks, and ambiance! Service was incredible and definitely will be back soon. Thank you!!

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vipCDRGerry
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience with a great selection of food. Appetizers were great. The eggplant chip nachos were delicious and the tots were just the right amount of crunchy. I had the burger which was massive and cooked just right. The Atlantic Salmon had the perfect sear, flake and finish. Do highly recommend. Outside seats ad fire-pit.

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TylerD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate outside. Great food and service. The seasonal hot cocktails were quite good!

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TLJ1218
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The owners were amazing. Great service, cool atmosphere and delicious food! I’m definitely going back the next time I’m in DC!

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JordanM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always! Thank you!

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RobertW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food , cool ambiance & good beer!!

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relxips
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Present Company. Throughout this year’s difficulties the staff has been creative, innovative, and dependable, adapting and providing great service for our neighborhood. Their food is always delicious and has become a comforting staple for us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were great, but it was the service that will make me return. Didn't appreciate the bird that popped on my back but I'll consider it good luck 😅

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JLKIII
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and welcoming to our dog Max. Had some fantastic beers and felt wonderful to get out of the house during the pandemic in a safe outdoor environment. A bit pricey, but hey, it’s worth it.

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DCDiner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious, the staff is thoughtful and attentive, and the patio is amazing!

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor space for Brunch or Drinks when the weather is nice

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress and bartender were both amazing!

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vipmonicab
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great time at Present Company. We can count on Great food and cocktails and Friday night was no different. Had a fabulous waiter who followed all the COVID rules and advised us what to do. He gave us a heads up on last call and kitchen closing time. We had another beautiful evening on their patio.

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vipFoodieInWashingtonDC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I really appreciate that they actually follow the protocols for safe dining during the pandemic. We sat outside, felt very safe and comfortable. The food is delicious and the service was outstanding.

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HannahO
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eggplant nachos are delicious! The service was really fast as well.

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vipKarolyneC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with excellent service!

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TroyM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, and the servers were absolutely delightful.

JL
JLK042
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service with appropriate Covid precautions. We sat outside and enjoyed our food in the sun.

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vipmonicab
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice dinner on the patio Friday night. They’re following all of the current COVID practices in a comfortable way. The food was delicious and we noticed and liked that they’re hand crafting cocktails and not pouring from a batch in these times. The crab salad sandwich and burger were on point. We’ll be back!

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relxips
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love supporting this great local spot. The food is delicious and the staff are super kind. Love getting brunch on the patio. The steak tacos are to die for, though!

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vipjmking412
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best tater tots anywhere. Burger was excellent and draft beer selection is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Was here for brunch the day after 4th of July. Please stop in and give your business if you are able to, it won’t disappoint! Our server Lauren was perfection.

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KristalD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Present Company did a great job keeping us safe and serving us great food. Highly recommend the brussel sprouts and peach dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BEST NASHVILLE HOT CHICKY SANDWICH EVER

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Water was amazing and gave the best food and drink recommendations!

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WiseOneinDC
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brunch offerings were incredible! The omelets were perfectly cooked--my companion and I were gold-star members of the Clean Plate Club. The drinks were very tasty too. Because of the cold weather, mine were warm--Irish coffee and a hot Bourbon cider. YUM! I'll be back here very soon to try the rest of the menu.

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vipLauraG
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great beer selection and a very creative cocktail menu. The bao buns with bacon jam were delicious! Lots of the menu items are locally sourced.and some of their meats are made in-house. The second floor has a wonderful ambiance for a private event.

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WesT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! Amazing food! Walk to Capital One Arena. We'll be back!!

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CourteneyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, excellent waiter who was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and food in general. Great cocktails and beer selection. Will return!

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Dani
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice spot for a Saturday brunch. Good value for the DC area too and the bottomless brunch especially.

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vipbrewsta
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has attentive service, good happy hour drinks and apps, nice outdoor seating and interesting cocktails.

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HeidiK
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a date night. The bbq jackfruit boa buns and veggie burger were Amazing! Our waiter, Justin, was great and made sure that we were always taken care of.

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MattC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience5

Service was awful and the food was terrible. Our waiter had no idea what was going on and would be MIA for long periods of time. It seemed like his manager got him in gear towards the end but the overall experience was bad. We won’t be going back.

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vipkleeny88
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A new neighborhood gem! Had brunch here with some friends and we all really enjoyed our meals. This will likes become a neighborhood staple for me!

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JillR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Our party of 7 received our main courses in waves with portions of the meals luke warm. Would not recommend veggie burgers - barely hung together (very mushy) even after sending back. One wait staff for the entire room, and he had a very bad cough. Because the restaurant is in an old fire house, heating was poor and music too loud. Would think this is a great after-work happy-hour place but needs improvement to do a good lunch business. Received 10% off check for inconvenience.

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KimmyintheCity
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and tasy food. Excellent for vegetarians and all. Will go back again soon.

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vipLuciaH
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

This newish r restaurant has just opened its beautiful upstairs room for dining. The building is in an old fire station. The upstairs windows are tall and elegant.

They have added a bar as well, which was populated by folks who in warm weather had drunk and dined on their patio. That raised the noise level to moderate. The menu is limited but good--comfort food.

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JuliaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

The experience was disappointing. Three of our group did not receive their food, resulting in us canceling the meals for two members. They had to pick up take out on the way home. We will not return to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service!

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vipKara
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

I was so beyond disappointed with my experience at Present Company Public House. The Irish coffee was way too strong to enjoy and my breakfast was cold and disgusting. Here’s to hoping this review gets posted the second time I attempt to share my experience.

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Present Company Public House is rated 4.8 stars by 40 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.