Hunter's Head Tavern

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Gastro Pub
Experience our English-style Pub that serves traditional pub fare, fine dining cuisine and mouthwatering homemade desserts. Entrees and appetizers feature local farm meats (Certified Humane® and Certified Organic) as well as local produce. Our main ingredients come from farms dedicated to maintaining the health and well-being of their animals as well as the land. Domestic and imported beers are available on tap along with an excellent wine selection including local and organic choices.

Cancellation Policy: Parties of (6) or more are asked to leave a credit card on file, at time of reservation. Reservations cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, will be subject to a 30% charge of the total estimated bill. A gift card reflecting the 30% charge will be issued to the guest at time of cancellation, and made available for pick up on a mutually agreeable date at Hunter's Head Tavern.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the English pub thing, great time, great food, thanx

JF
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for any occasion. Chicken pot pie, Guinness beef stew and sticky toffee pudding. The best. Everything here is excellent. Parking can be a challenge on Friday nights and weekends but worth waiting for a spot!

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very casual and a bit noisy but overall a fun experience. Good food and service at a reasonable price.

R
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Always great drink, food, and people.

JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome food (bread was a surprise and amazing)! Great drinks! Very unique experience!

PP
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience and would love to return! We'll most definitely be recommending it to friends! Thank you!

P
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The fish (fish and chips) was outstanding. The onion dip was outstanding. The chips and Caesar salad were not as good as usual.

The service was great.

JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Service is very spotty... no water refills without asking and no ice tea refills etc ..... food VERY POOR...… ordered some pizza thing....served COLD and doughy.... French fries burned and stiff.... this place used to be OK , but has really gone down hill our last few visits... will NOT go again !!!

LF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

First, I love Hunter's Head Tavern and it's our go to restaurant for all family celebrations! Unfortunately, for this time around, it appeared to be everyone else's go to restaurant, as well! With the unique way of ordering at Hunter's Head, there was an excessive number of people waiting in line to order in a relatively small amount of area. For the first time, even with reservations, with the number of people already in line we were unsure if we should stay in line or have them seat us first, as suggested by the first person who finally acknowledged our presence. Unfortunately, without comprehending that even after being seated, we would then have to stand back in line, we chose the being seated option. Our waitress did provide menus, but made clear she was not taking our orders from the table. So back in line for all of us! While I would suggest they review the convenience of taking orders from the table for all customers, the food was absolutely wonderful and made the rest of the inconveniences worth it! We'll definitely be back with more patience knowing that the end result is fabulous!

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Being told this was the place to go, I would not hurry back.
The place is interesting and cozy, the service is good. Young staff and friendly. Unfortunately, they seem to get stacked up and backed up. We had to ask more than once for items - such as a glass, utensils, and condiments. Our food arrived cold and over salted. Maybe when there is not such a crowd in town they will have more time for the details.

CD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best taverns in all of Virginia. The atmosphere is beautiful, the food is excellent, the staff is accommodating and friendly. My wife and I had gone to HHT a few times and really liked it, so we decided to host a Gender Reveal party there. We had 13 guests in total and were accommodated with our own room and HHT was kind enough to provide us with a special cake for the occasion, which turned out to be excellent. Everything was just perfect. Highly recommended.

DL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it here. And their patio is very dog friendly, so she was also welcome.

CA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and great atmosphere

FS
Miami
97 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambience and physical structure of the building was charming… However the food was very mediocre. The onion soup was at best average and the chicken in the salad was full of Cartlidge

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is one of our "go-to" places for a good meal in a cozy, quaint setting. We love the rustic and warm ambiance and the food is always good. Wonderful meats, fresh vegetables and salads, excellent pastas and desserts.

B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Most enjoyable evening. Love coming there as do the guests we bring.

R
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Enchanting atmosphere and vibe. Always great!

SM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A local favorite‼️

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good food and nice atmosphere. I liked the British pub ambiance.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter's Head Tavern is our favorite place to go...., we love that we don't live too far from the restaurant, :) LOVE the food..., I had Gnocchi, yum!!! It brought back great memories of me as a child helping my grandmother make Gnocchi's. Perfect comfort food..., delicious!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional and the service was impeccable!

J
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shepherds pie and chicken pot pie are excellent choices. We enjoyed the entire experience! Will be coming back

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was solid, though nothing exceptional. Overall atmosphere was very charming.

GC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 8 and had a separate room. Great time - excellent food.

KC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best lunches we’ve had at Hunter’s Head since we began visiting in 2006. Fish and chips excellent and the lobster roll was scrumptious.

KG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Bartender/Order taker was not friendly at all! She seemed extremely irritated and was short was our party when we asked questions about the menu and how the ordering process worked. Our server was slow and seemed to be rushing us thru our meal. Three of the four in our party ordered the steak which was extremely tough. Dining room was not very cleanly. Prob won’t eat here again.

PM
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Great food, great friendly service, and a charming atmosphere.

BP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice. Food was good, not great, but we loved the setting. The "fried" chicken was really just oven baked; the blackberry "tart" was not that flavorful, but OK; the orange vanilla ice tea, was fine by not a hit.

RC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! The service for us and our canine friend could not have been better- lovely people and fantastic food! We will be back again- maybe for Yappy Hour!

DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a mid afternoon reservation, and we were the only patrons upstairs. Our server was very attentive, informative and helpful. Food was good as always, but the service was exceptional. Thanks for making my friends birthday memorable!

KV
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat. Always love their farm to table menu, staff is friendly and helpful all the time.

BD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined at Hunters Head on many occasions and many seasons. When we arrived, we decided to try the outdoor seating because the weather was cooperating. However, before ordering our food, it became clear that there was an extremely raucous table outside, and the noise level became intolerable (and the behavior became embarrassing). The staff graciously accepted our request to renew our indoor reservation and we proceeded to have a fairly quiet and quite delicious meal in an upstairs room.

LM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything is phenomenal except my food. The bread was delicious and my sides were fine. The steak however was the worst I have ever eaten. I kept trying to cut it and I would have to saw each piece five to six times. My husbands fish and chips were delicious. I should have told my waiter but I didn’t. My dog thoroughly enjoyed it though.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great and I appreciated the fact that, after making a reservation for Saturday evening, your staff was able to change it to the patio at the last minute and I like the informality and friendliness of the patrons.

R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Our favs are the liver/onion and shepherd's pie.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Have been going since opened..time for a serious tune-up

NS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Don't like ordering food and drinks from a gal who obviously doesnt like her job. Steak was chewy, potatoes luke warm .sat outside,bugs,heat.No room inside. What exactly were we tipping for? Servers simply brought us a plate of food.we left 2/3 of our food and no one asked why.

HF
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food and service have gone down since we were there last. A shame as it's a wonderful little place.

Hunter's Head Tavern
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hello Howard! I apologize if you were not able to enjoy your recent visit with us. Can you be more specific on what happened on your day of visit so we will make sure all concerns will be addressed accordingly. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Our server, Bianca, was very sweet and we enjoyed conversing with her. I had the shepherds pie and my husband the hamburger and they were delicious. Chocolate cake for dessert. Perfect.

JS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The young man who greeted us seemed to be confused and did not tell us we had to go inside and order, so we sat outside for a while waiting. I got a phone call halfway through lunch asking if we were still coming, so obviously he did not do what he was supposed to do. But our waitress, Michelle, was fabulous, and the food and the rest of the service were excellent. Would definitely come again.

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