Makers Union

4.7
145 reviews
$30 and under
American
We’re a diverse team of makers — baristas, bartenders, chefs, mixologists, roasters, distillers and brewers — who came together to create a neighborhood place we all need.
It’s a place that brings people together morning, noon and night. A place with crazy delicious food and destination drinks. A place to grab a crave-worthy bite on the fly or to hang awhile with a book and coffee. A place to brunch with your besties or happy hour with your work crew. A place to roll solo with your laptop or roll deep with your family and friends.
It’s a place for you. It’s a place for us. It’s a pub for the people.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 145 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulL
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great beer, great staff.

What more do you need?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent dishes. I wish the menu changed more often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for both of us. Drinks were quality. We went to Jackson’s for their last call and those drinks were to sharp.

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PaulL
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made feel very welcome despite our very late reservation due to late evening arrival to Reston. Lovely staff, friendly and warm.

Food was wonderful. Especially the Mac and Cheese and the burger!

Will definitely be back.

Thanks

PG
PhillyGirl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good experience. The service was outstanding and the food delicious. I will be back, this now one of my favs.

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vipPong
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here for brunch and service was great and food was very tasty!

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vipLeslieD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor ambience on the patio with the heaters on, tables spaced accordingly. Food and cocktails were tasty.

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AmandaJ
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place to eat. Indoor/outdoor seating. Great food

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AmanuelT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Having a reservation meant nothing. They gave away our table even though we got there 10 minutes before our reservation. They told us it will be a few minutes and it took over 45 minutes. We were standing on the street waiting for 45 minutes with no one checking on us or explaining the situation. It was the most awkward situation and frankly embarrassing. Even though our waitress was nice, the place is very disorganized. Food came with before we got silvers and eventually we had to go get it ourselves because the food was getting cold. Never again

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vipBriannaO
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions, good quality, and service were awesome!! We'll totally be back for brunch. The only thing I didn't care for was paying a flat rate for bottomless mimosas then paying 25¢ for every refill.

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vipRangeBrover
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

If you care about quality of service don’t go to this restaurant. I understand the pandemic has made staffing difficult but we waited over 10 minutes for our first glass of water and 20 minutes for our simple cocktails to make it to the table.

After taking our food order we never saw our server again until it was time to pay the tab. The chicken tenders, And fried chicken sandwich was excellent but the Mac and cheese was cold.

I don’t see my self coming back to this restaurant in the future, service is absolutely terrible.

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vipjbsb
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food cold and tasteless. Jb

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Drinks needed a little help but all else great.

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vipFood4U
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

MM
vipMoMag
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Drink menu creative and reasonably priced. This is definitely a neighborhood gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt covid safe and had delicious food. Great service as well!

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vipLuvFood
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive staff, Covid protocol was in place, and the food was very good.

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PhilipH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Slight miscommunication with the waitress, not a big deal and they made it right for us. The lamb chops were outstanding, the crispy Brussels Sprouts were a great recommendation! Will be back!

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vipgggtex
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was great.
The lamb chops were perfectly prepared.
We will be returning soon.

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vipmelindam
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor area. Very, very sweet and attentive waitress. I enjoyed the steak salad. The place is really cute inside when I am ready to dine inside. Easy validated parking.

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vipWBWII
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, prompt service. They do a good job of serving outdoors in colder temperatures.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

It was freezing in the restaurant, service was poor, food was just okay, ambiance was just so so.

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ChristianS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I's experience at Maker's Union was excellent! All COVID-19 protocols with social distancing and sanitation were followed to a tee and the food was amazing. We had the Crab Cake Benedict and the Avocado Toast as well as the bottomless mimosas, which came in multiple flavors and kept flowing. Service was attentive and very helpful.

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BhavnaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place , great appetizers & super service! Definitely a to go place!

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Nina
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious - staff is ALWAYS pleasant and the drinks are always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only downside was the booth we sat in was so tight the table was jammed in my gut and I’m a skinny guy. My wife was miserable. But everything else was outstanding. The server was outstanding.

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vipReneeM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and ambiance! Bottomless brunch family style was a little confusing but our waitress, Sandra did a great job at explaining. She absolutely made our day!

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vipNoVaFoodie
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I shared 2 sandwiches and could not decide which one was better. The lobster roll was excellent! Creamy and tart sauce with lots of lobster and the correct grilled bread roll. The crab cake was also excellent! Mostly crab (not filling), and with a jalapeno tarter sauce. Both came with fries. Yum!

We were disappointed that we couldn't do the brunch menu but that was only because there was just the 2 of us and it would have been way too much food. Looks like a great value at $29 per person and gets you 3 starters and 3 mains -- which are portion sized to the number of people. Have to come back for that!

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AliZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience. Customer service food and ambience were all great. Met the general manager which made sure we had everything we needed. Try the cheesecake, its excellent!

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MorganC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! We will be back for sure!

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vipBethB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first (soon to be of many) visit since they opened within the last 6 months. The menu was fun and had a lot of creative dishes. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu and we went on her recommendations - definitely not disappointed. It was my first time seeing Fried Lasagna on the menu - and it was SO good!

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ChrisC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fifth or sixth time at Makers Union. As with our previous reviews, this a wonderful restaurant with interesting takes on familiar foods with great service and ambience. Now we can add "consistency" to our glowing reviews!

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JudiD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The sea food is salty, second time in a row. Raises blood pressure!!

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Restaurant has amazing food and a fabulous staff! I bring all my friends to Makers Union!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Makers Union!!!! The service and the food is excellent trust me I’m picky about where I eat.

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SaraN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone was very attentive especially our waiter Tony. Food was very good, slightly expensive for the amount. Very attractive decor inside

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KimG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Great for families or couples. Drinks are fantastic.

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Ryan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My ribeye steak was cooked perfect and it was tasty. I loved the mac n cheese with Lobster add on.

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BrlP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed with this restaurant. I went for the bottomless brunch, but when I got there I found out that it wasn't your typical bottomless brunch: as a table, no matter how many people are in your group, you pick 3 items from the menu which will be served family style (unlimited refills). I had never been there before, and one of the reasons I wanted to do the bottomless brunch was to try a bunch of dishes, not just 3. They should change this if they're going to call it bottomless brunch. Family style isn't the same thing and it shouldn't be promoted that way. I wanted sweet, the rest of my group wanted savory, so it was hard to choose 3 options that met all of what we wanted. I won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food!

FAQs

Makers Union offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 313-0272.

Makers Union is rated 4.7 stars by 145 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 bookings at the moment.