Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar

4.2
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197 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.
What 197 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AkosaE
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I think they did a decent job of bearing social distancing guidelines in mind when seating us and I enjoyed the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place to start a fun evening in Clarendon!!

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GreatBrunch
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They did a great job keeping up despite social distancing rules. The food came out fast and service was great.

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HannahK
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Not practicing social distancing. Server not wearing mask correctly. Allowed a party to sit directly behind me at the bar rail. Overall irresponsible and extremely unimpressed. Food was just OK. Server had nine tables at one time and we were ignored.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They said they’re usually a night club, but the food was insanely good and the staff very pleasant. Shout out to our waitress Mariah who was wonderful.

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sagala
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The food is very good here...outstanding chicken wings and other light appetizers. The atmosphere, not so great. It is dark, dingy and feels like a night club. The staff were so nice and service was great. I would not recommend this for a family dinner but for a date night could be fine. There was outside seating upstairs and we did not try that so it may be better there. We had a glass or two of wine/beer with our meal but there seemed to be a heavy drinking crowd (like sloppy) which is not really our thing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

I’m not as stoked about their food in large entrees. These meals were specifically created to be small plates. It doesn’t work as well and they tasted cold when they got to us. I’ll be happy when they can go back to small plates!

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JDarlin
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is amazing about this restaurant but the thing that stood out the most is the workers there. Everyone from the owner down to the waiter were amazing.
Their personalities alone would make me come back.
This is the perfect place for a get together with you’re friends.
I will definitely come back to this amazing place!

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Danni
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was great. We went for brunch as a small group. Only downside was that the bottomless option for food and drinks is not available because of the limited menu during this phase of reopening. Other than that, great experience and cute bar.

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PriscillaR
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going here for brunch! This was my fourth visit since I found this place and will always be my favorite place to take new friends and family!

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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
22 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.

NF
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!

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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.

AW
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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Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

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