Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar

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187 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in the heart of Clarendon,
Wilson Hardware is a multi-level contemporary American restaurant.

Our restaurant experience combines new concepts in food, beverage, entertainment and ambience. The spacious venue allows for several individual experiences in a variety of indoor and outdoor areas, including a rooftop bar and an outdoor patio.

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Complimentary special offers

Tuesday Wine Specials

Enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine every Tuesday!

Happy Hour 4-7 PM

Enjoy $4 select draft beers, $5 house wines, $6 slushy cocktails, $7 draft cocktails, and discounts on select food items

What 187 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKirchy
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent. Bar area is very loud. We’ll go again but sit in the dining room

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was very slow and poor. Took 15 min to get coffee after waiting 10 min for a waiter to show up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of 8 of us tried this on a Friday night. The drinks were great and the food was pretty tasty. I got the scallops. The ambience is great, turns into a loungy place at 10:30, and a bit louder. Would definitely go again. Great service!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Bottomless Brunch is definitely the way to go. Loved the small plates and number of options. Short rib hash, chicken & waffle, salmon benedict, and the hardware hash browns are winners! We’ll definitely be back for another visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

This is a Bar that serves meals. It’s not a restaurant. I guess I should have believed the name.

KB
KimB
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The location is good, and the ambiance is good. I was there on Valentine's Day with a co-worker so it might have just been an off-day.

JB
vipJoanB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are big fans! Wilson Hardware is our go-to for casual, quality dining.

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love2eat
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun little brunch place with decent "small plates" at brunch, or for a fixed price of $36.00 pp, all you can eat and a carafe of mimosas at a discounted price. It was a busy place on a Saturday aftn. so make a reservation. Also open for lunch during the week and dinner.

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Convivale
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was fine. Service was bizarre. Has multiple members of the waitstaff try and serve us, none consistent or in a coordinated manner.

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vipNicoleF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff was very attentive for a bottomless brunch. Food was excellent, loved the smaller portions and unlimited plate option! Great ambience and vibe. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat at the bar. The bartender was incredibly personable; it made our morning!

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CraigP
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience3

Overall a good experience but service was TERRIBLE - had to ask for the Server a few times and had to have a few servers throughout the evening!

JP
JoselyP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for birthday dinner and NYE celebration. Food was excellent and very tasty. The calamari on the other hand was less than desired, not tasteful, lacked salt. Drinks were great. Overall had a good experience. Nice place

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vipsuzieq
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a getaway to a new area for us and we love to eat local. Food was delicious and service was pleasant. Even though a mix of families and couples, the noise level was just right for a couple to enjoy a meal.

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Veggiefoodandwinelover
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Very good food, but I couldn’t tell if this was a restaurant or a dance club.

KB
KathleenB
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was really tasty! Lots of vegetarian options for brunch. However, we did the bottomless brunch, which is $36 (fairly reasonable on paper IMO). However, the place got pretty busy after we got there and we were unable to get service in our last hour there, and also had to wait half an hour after to get the check. I don’t blame the servers as they were fast and friendly when they were available. However, there were only two working the area, so they were too busy to get to us after the first hour. Essentially, we only received half the service we paid for. What good is a two hour bottomless brunch if you have to sit at an empty table for the last hour of it trying to receive the service you’ve already paid for? Again, want to emphasize that this was in no way the servers’ fault, but we did not get the service that we paid for. The restaurant was not staffed for a Sunday noon brunch-sized crowd.

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EmaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We came for HH to show my friend what Wilson’s was like. HH deals were pretty good, The new server was great! The food was okay, nothing to be excited about. The calamari was very disappointing but We ate it because We were starving. Calamari didn’t seem too fresh, it was not crispy at all. I really enjoyed the fritters and the Brussels sprouts. Lastly, we order charcuterie. Now the charcuterie was really sad. I didn’t know that you get 9 pieces of thinly sliced meat and cheese with three apricots for $22. You get way more bread than the meats and cheese which was ridiculous. I’m sure the server went to talk to the manager about the situation but never came over to us to talk about it so whatever. So they took the board and took it off our bill which was okay with us. I definitely do not recommend the charcuterie at all. It’s not worth $22 to spend. Overall vibe was chill, and we did have a good time.

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vipTaylorL
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

A bit loud, average but fun for a party brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely sitting outside for happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was absolutely wonderful!! The food was amazing!

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Franklinmom
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was really good but the service was not. Our server could not get the drink order right so our friend just told him to forget it after two wrong attempts. It was a simple order for cranberry juice and vodka. Our table was close to the bar and some of the people hanging out at the bar kept bumping us. The restaurant was not so crowded that this was the only place for them to stand. As I mentioned at the beginning, the food was really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was bland, and mostly uninspiring. It’s very expensive for the quality. I think the best part of my salmon dish was one of the carrots it came with. The fish just tasted like salt. My wife’s braised beef mash was almost totally tasteless. A waste of a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Cold, meh food

JG
vipJessicaG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Everything was mediocre at best. They wouldn’t sit us outside even though all of the tables were empty because those tables were only for parties of 3 or more.

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vipAlisonW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice evening overall. Great outdoor table. Relaxed atmosphere. Thank you to management for setting it up for our party. Food was good. Service was spotty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hostess was very welcoming and accomodating. Food was delicious. Great experience.

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Twensj
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

My friends and I went for dinner on a Sunday evening. The location and ambiance were great. The food and drinks were delicious! We’re definitely coming back and will recommend to others.

The only thing that gave us pause was that our waitress did not know the menu and it took a little while to come check on us.

Other than that, everything was great. The servers were really nice and they were able to accommodate my friend’s picky eating.

NF
NicoleF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Server was great, food wasn’t what was expected and not very good. Drinks were terrible tasting.

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Samdw
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

A nice experience. But the menu said root vegetables with no explanation what those veggies would be. I assumed it would be beets, potatoes, carrots and ordered that. I also ordered asparagus. Turns out the root vegetables were also asparagus. So had two orders of asparagus. It would have been good if the menu or the waiter could have been proactive and indicated that root vegetables were asparagus and I was in fact placing an order for two orders of the same thing. Very disappointed by the lack of attention on the menu and the service on this point. Other than that we had a nice meal.

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vipLizaF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best all you can eat brunches around. Lots of healthy options and delicious food. The $4 carafe of mimosas (recommend the grapefruit) was icing on the cake. We were so full we didn't have room for the dessert that was included.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a night out but also having dinner conversation.

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vipNatalie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every experience I've had at Wilson Hardware has been a great one! Whether it's casual happy hour drinks with friends, or a nice sit-down dinner, I can always bet on the customer service being top-notch. The food is fresh and ever-changing, the drinks are on-point, and the overall experience is just unrivaled in Clarendon.

CB
CoreyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Food and drinks were fine but nothing special - stīck with the pub food and avoid entrees. Ambiance was odd - felt more like a bar than a restaurant.

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mcbtweets
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Tuesday's half-price wine night is an excellent draw. The menu has a number of options for vegetarians. Unfortunately, the inattentive and slow service diminishes the overall experience.

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JoeH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

All in all a decent place. The only issue I have is the service was lacking seems they forgot us.

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PeachNDC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Loved the hibiscus mimosa!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

The pictures shown don't really capture the type of ambience that exists; moreover, the place has an identity crisis. Trying to be a sports bar and upscale dining under one roof. My wife and I witnessed 3 couples sit at one table for several minutes and then leave..That all said, staff is extremely attentive and friendly. Can't praise them enough. Also, the upstairs patio bar is AWESOME. I would definitely go back for this.

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vipAmyH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

If you go for brunch be warned...the food comes out way to fast. I am sure for bottomless brunch it is easier for them to cook things ahead, but for those diners not coming to get smashed it is a poor experience.

VC
vipVeraC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

My daughter and I had dinner here on a quick visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Food was great, drinks were interesting and refreshing but the nicest things was the manager came by a greeted us and because I mentioned that my daughter was visiting for the night, brought us a special cocktail to celebrate. What a great touch that made the evening special. Things like this make a place
Special and we will definitely be back!

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Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

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