Hawk 'n' Dove

4.4
50 reviews
$30 and under
American

About

Off the record, Hawk ’N’ Dove is basically a Washington monument. It reflects an older Washington that believed in politics, not just politicking. Hawk ’N’ Dove is where you can sip an Old Fashioned, hear political talk, and mingle with everyone from the black-suited, brown-shoed lobbyists, to the neighborhood folk that have been in this town since the Carter administration. Our beverages and food selections reflect our local support for this wonderful town, and if you use your imagination, you can almost hear the echo of past conversations from the most powerful people in the free world, spoken over gin and whiskey.
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4.3
food
4.3
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4.3
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Savoringlife
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe atmosphere inside and very spaced apart. Drinks were served quickly and the staff was extremely respectful.

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vipTRWDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not doing enough to enforce the Covid dining rules. They have customers walking all over the restaurant without masks on. Also, the bartender/waiter was rude and ignored us for most of our visit. It was if he was mad all night. Very, very disappointed.

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The drinks can be a little strong at times, but the food is definitely worth it -- there is something for everybody!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was nice. The lady that served us was very nice and got our orders right (always a plus). Loved the mumbo wings and pimento cheese spread w pita. Great happy hour.

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LeMarcosI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue! And food, seating is very limited obviously with the pandemic

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vipRobertH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outdoor dining was Once but even with table warmers is not ideal in colder weather..

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vipLoriU
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good brunch choice!

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gnaomikb
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Jamie’s awesome!

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marcus
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hawk n Dove is my new chill spot. Enjoy Sunday brunch. Shout out to the cooks because everything was tasty.

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vipTeeJay
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a great place to meet up and catch up with a friend over some good food.

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NikkiJewelz
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fabulous. I had brunch and the food literally was cooked so much to perfection that I had to meet the Chef himself. His name is Brian. The staff was also friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant for dining. I will be back with friends.

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vipFastRide
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This was my second visit and the food and service was ok.

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vipEmilyD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was horrible. My boyfriend got the Ruben sandwich. The meat tasted hold and the bread was so soggy. I got the kale and sweet potato salad. It was just okay. Nothing special. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The bread on the shrimp po boy was hard and not good at all.

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KimB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was expecting more. Limited menu. Food was average. Service average. Just a average place.

TJ
TheJeffOwens
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place. Fun times.

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emob
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wait staff, great happy hour drinks and appetizers.

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vipKennethM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Only negative was our visit was brunch on a February morning and the space was cold and never warmed up.

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SC123
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, very good food with many options, good ambisnce

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was not crowded on a Saturday night 12/28. Cozy atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their food (burger, pizza and salmon). I would have rated higher but my burger came out very pink even though I said medium well. I should have sent back so it’s on me. Everyone else enjoyed theirs and it was a nice casual cozy spot.

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vipBruceR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very good food. Extremely loud from the bar and live music.

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vipShariG
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I’m from out of out of town and had dinner with my kids. Noise level was a little higher than what we would have preferred, but the food was good.

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vipDJohnson
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was absolutely fantastic and very flexible. We arrived earlier than our reservation time and they sat us without delay. We changed our minds on drinks and menu items several times and they were really patient. Food was tasty and arrived quickly. Great experience before going on to the theater.

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vipgwynniest
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

my omlette was over cooked and it was difficult in general to get the server's attention. also they charged full price for a virgin bloody mary?

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vip67Sox
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pub food. Busy& loud.
Service a little slow but friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pub atmosphere with sports screens. Quick and friendly seating. Attentive service. Delicious turkey burger and decent cobb salad. Very casual.

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vipLaurac
Detroit
52 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We both had the veal meatloaf which was excellent! Our server was attentive and our dinners came quickly. It was within walking distance from where we were staying. Nice variety on the menu. I would recommend.

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RebeccaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks! My friend and I were happy with the menu options and we were both pleased with what we ordered. Would definitely recommend for a casual meal.

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vipJoyL
12 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a large party. Half of our meals were good (burgers and ribs) - the other half had mediocre meals (chicken parmesan and shrimp pasta). The shrimp pasta was waaay over-salted which made it difficult to eat. And the chicken parm left a lot to be desired. However, the atmosphere was nice and the service was good. But would not return here. Much better restaurants in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Food was very lackluster.

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vipdenisej
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were seated next to a party of 16... including 8 little kids who had free rein.

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vipFB0037Foodie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

My husband and I couldn’t recall our last experience at Hawk n Dove, and after today I’m pretty sure we blocked it out for a reason. We had a 40 minute wait just to get nachos and pancakes, though the server did refill our sodas promptly. The pancakes were anything but fluffy, the nachos were super greasy and the side order of bacon was undercooked. I have fond memories of the place from its glory days, but those remembrances aren’t going to make up for this horrendous experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, great drinks, great food!!
Would recommend

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vipNicole
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good vibe and good food

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kjgardner
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friend and I were very well served by a lovely young waitress named Ria. After a very good calamari appetizer, she had the crab cake sandwich and enjoyed it very much, and I had the delicious fried chicken sandwich. We appreciated the local ales on tap and we both ordered the strong Corruption IPA from DC Brau. Overall, we were very pleased.

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JohnM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place on the Hill. Good food. But it's VERY loud.

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vipHarley
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service once again.

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Jack3
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hawk 'n'Dove is a great place for a casual get together. Looks as though it has recently had a makeover. The food is good and they have a good selection of beers. Staff attentive and courteous. Convenient access to the Metro and easy walking distance to the Capitol and other sites.

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vipHarley
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food for a great price.

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vipHarley
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good. Highly recommend for lunch meetings.

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Hawk 'n' Dove is rated 4.4 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.