Makers Union

4.6
324 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 324 People Are Saying
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vipKattYum
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have only been there for mid-week lunches, three times now, and each time it was very good. An excellent place for a business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic meal! We had the 3 course restaurant week lunch and every course was amazing (Brussels sprouts+max n cheese, steak + impossible kebabs, cheesecake+bread pudding). $22 per person was a steal!
I already liked this place, and consider it a slightly nicer place which comes with a fractionally higher price. This experience increased my appreciation for it, and means I’ll always look out for special offers, and will come back for brunch and drinks again soon.
Top marks to our server too who was there whenever we needed us, polite and helpful, without being annoyingly fake (which is a personal hatred). Great atmosphere with some people chilling, some watching sport, and just an allround wonderful lunch date.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant for brunch, it was absolute perfection!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere

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BrandiD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about Makers Union! We hosted a bachelorette brunch here this past weekend, and they were amazing. They made a specialty cocktail for us, refrigerated the tray of mini cakes until we were ready for them to be served, let me bring in tabletop decorations, and they were so very friendly. The food is outstandingly delicious and the servings for the "family style" brunch option were surprisingly large. We had a wonderful time and I highly recommend this venue for any gathering large or small.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food

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ElaineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, and fun environment. we will definitely return to try their brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cameron was wonderful!! Food was great, all around great experience!

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viprevlousch
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time here and it was a very good experience. Our server was attentive, courteous, and knowledgeable. Cocktails were tasty, smooth, and potent. Portions were generous and nicely presented. And the food itself was delicious. (Our leftovers were immediately eaten at lunch time the next day.) We will definitely return.

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vipMSueH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was fine, the food was good not great. We we felt a bit rushed, main dish came out too quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant is very nice and we enjoyed our meal, though the food was just okay. The chicken Alfredo tasted a bit cheap. I expected more of a blackened punch from the chicken and the sauce was just okay. As for the Nashville hot chicken sandwich, the main flavor was brown sugar. I would have liked more salt and a more tangy hot sauce to balance the sweetness.

LR
LRDT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing, the servers are always super accommodating, and the atmosphere is great!

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SangriaSippin
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful venue with a great ambiance. Exceptional service as well. I ordered the salmon with creamy mushroom quinoa, and the salmon was great, but the quinoa stole the show in my opinion. I would absolutely order it again. Overall, I highly recommend dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 3 course ribeye for 2 was excellent! The steak was very tasty and cooked well. The mac & cheese is fantastic and so was the brownie sundae!

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vipLNaeY
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent service and food!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have been going here for two years and usually get good food but the food was not good last night. Something appeared off with the food, recommend fixing it since we usually like coming here.

TJ
vipTastyJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a nice place with outdoor seating for casual dining. As a family, we have been there several times, with no complaints so far. The food is nice. Service is acceptable.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate at brunch was absolutely delicious, and the ambiance was lovely. Can't wait to go back and try out the dinner menu!

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NatashaP
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

easy to make the reservation, welcoming staff, great choice of dishes, fast service, great food!

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mrast
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maker's Union fostered a welcoming environment with a GREAT selection for brunch. We were celebrating a birthday and our waiter Nick went above and beyond to make the meal special. Our family of foodies loved each dish we received, plus their portions are huge! My only feedback would be more vegetarian friendly options.

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Brittney
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at brunch, the drinks & food were delicious. Wait staff were extremely timely. We always had food & drinks on our table. Loved the decor, the restrooms were clean & organized. Overall a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our server was horrible we wouldn’t see her for 15 min at a time. Our reservation was for 12:30 we didn’t get to order until 1:15. The restaurant was not busy, she was just slow. We ordered bottomless mimosas and it was like pulling teeth to get refills in a timely manner. If I hadn’t complained to another server there is no way we would have got our money’s worth on the drinks. The food was great, but truly the service ruined the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

MC
MannC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! We went early with two young kids and the food as fast and delicious.

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DrewS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food quality wasn't so great. Beef a bit dry, fried calamari a bit moist.
It was their "birthday", and one of the balloons they put up basically bopped my head continuously, but they never offered to move it. Beer and meat substitute dish were good though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch ever!!!!!

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Maestro
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best brunches in the whole DMV. Delicious food, impeccable service!

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vipHaley
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maker's Union never disappoints - and I don't say that about restaurants often! I have brought family and friends here on many occasions, and every time, they hit it out of the park. Not only is their food fantastic, their service is always amazing. I love seeing (what I assume to be) management walking around and helping out their servers. You can tell they have a team mentality and it shows. I will continue to go to Maker's Union for special occasions as well as just a night out in RTC. Keep doing what you're doing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I had high hopes for this place. First and foremost the service was great as well as the drinks. We ordered the classic Benedict along with the avocado toast to share. We always get our eggs poached medium. We were greeted with poached hard. Also the biscuit was mushy and it should have been on an English muffin. The avocado was delicious but if you order avocado toast at least toast the bread. I would only return for their drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time going to Maker’s Union for dinner. We went for brunch before, which was also awesome. Our server was really nice, upbeat, and attentive. It was clearly busy for a Friday night, but it still felt like we got great service. The food was out of this world. We got the Steak Frites and “Fricken Good Chicken Sandwich”. The steak was cooked perfectly, chimichurri sauce was awesome, and the brocollini and parmesean garlic fries were delicious! The chicken sandwich was probably one of the best ones I’ve ever had (living up to it’s name). We’ll definitely be coming back here!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty! Wouldn’t rush back.

KD
KrisD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

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Qfloyd
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time going and I absolutely loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Nick, promptly greeted us and took our drink order. He was assisted by two other gentlemen on the patio, so we felt very well attended too. Nick made great suggestions on both food and beverage. Brussel sprouts are a must try. The chimichurri on the flat iron, paired with Parmesan fries were crazy good. My wife’s salmon and mushroom quinoa were also really good. Topped it off with cinnamon raisin bread pudding and it was on heck of a meal.

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ElizabethT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Restaurant Week lunch, that we were allowed to eat in a leisurely manner. Good but not hovering service.

AR
vipAlexR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience with plenty to enjoy in a family sharing style. The plates are big so think carefully before going with the bottomless brunch.

GA
vipGusA
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food we’re great and service is fine. The main issue we had was the wine list. We ordered a bottle but was out and tried another brand but it’s out as well. I think they should take out of the menu or substitute with a different brand.

GG
GaithersburgGal
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I met up with a friend here after work for Restaurant Week. The food and service were outstanding, and I will definitely come back if I'm ever out in Reston Town Center again. The waiter we got after a shift change could've been a little more cognizant of COVID-19 protocols, but the waitress we had at the start of our meal was excellent - friendly and knowledgeable. The space was a little dark for my liking since I prefer a bright, well-lit environment to see my food.

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HaWP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was not good. Spinach artichoke dip was great but chips were stale. Sent them back and received more stale chips. How do you screw up chicken and waffles? Put green onions on top of the waffles and in the waffle batter! Who let the chef get away with that monstrosity? They did give us a discount because 1/2 of the party did not like their food. We will not be going back.

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burritoman
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were all super friendly and on top of everything

FAQs

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

Makers Union is rated 4.6 stars by 324 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.