Makers Union

4.6
275 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 275 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsmith
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The main courses were good but nothing special. Unfortunately the appetizer we ordered never came.

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princesskaiulani
New England
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a fun brunch with a DC flare that is at reach for Reston. Great variety of mimosas, fun diverse menu. Very Arlington or downtown DC fun. Service was great and managers attentive and actually working. Definitely will back.

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vipCathamasu
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy in my tummy. Had the chicken and waffles and it was delicious. Way to much food for a normal human to eat in one sitting. Had leftovers.

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DinaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, presentation was great and the service was excellent. The family and I had a blast and we will definitely return 😃

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever. Ribeye 14 oz. Medium rare.

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vipTaylorL
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is very busy for a good reason…..the food is excellent!

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EmylinC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

You get your money’s worth with the brunch buffet., the French toast was pretty good.

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KarenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really enjoy everything about this place...food, drinks, environment. Can't go wrong :-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This Place is Packed! Great selection of beverages & foods, foods in general are decent, good & delicious! Will repeat & recommend it!

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JulieG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and tasty meal! Drinks were on point too.

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vipWahoo
Richmond
107 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit at Makers Union & we would dine there again. My wife's rockfish was very good as was my chicken & pasta alfredo. Portions were appropriate. Service was attentive but not intrusive. There is a large dining area and tables are well seaparated. We would recommend a visit.

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AshariB
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really good food. Really good people, they were very accommodating and overall a great place.

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MattC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time here and had a great night with a fantastic steak.

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Anonymous
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s Black owned which is my favorite part! Would go back for sure.

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Marc
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I love this place. We go often enough that some of the staff know us on sight.

They have a menu that changes seasonally, so winter dishes are different than summer dishes. Right now the impossible meat morroccan kebobs are the best thing on the menu for dinner IMO. Their waffles are some of the best I've ever had. They had this fried lasagna last winter that was easily enough food for 2 servings and made great lunch the next day.

Also their bartenders are very good, and their drinks are awesome. The tiki-inspired Til Death Do US Party is one of our favorites, along with the Feeling Freshno. W haven't ever been served a bad drink by their bartenders, even the few times they've let us try experimental drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was great! I definitely plan to return in the near future!

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vipAvahsGodMommy
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was okay. The temperature was an issue for me. Most of my food came out cold or lukewarm. The service was a great experience, the wait staff was amazing.

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vipSusanT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was terrific. We literally decided to make it our big meal of the day and it did not disappoint. Crunchy and decadent french toast was our highlight. Loved the brussel sprouts and avocado toast, too. Pancakes were light and fluffy. All in all the best brunch we’ve had in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service - loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

7 of us went on a Sunday night for a nice dinner, and it was surprisingly busy. The food took FOREVER, maybe they weren’t expecting a ton of people. But the food is delicious. Loved the steak with chimichurri sauce, Parmesan fries, and bread pudding.

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vipTroyG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

the food was ok. the ribeye was cheap, not trimmed well and maybe 3/4" thick. too noisy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We came for brunch and started with the Monkey bread. Omg!! So good!! We had a little mishap with the fried chicken and waffles but they made up for it when they brought out Crab cake Eggs Benedict. That and the Makers scramble were absolutely wonderful. Definitely coming back to try out dinner.

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AbiB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service and bar and waitress was very slow. Food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant and I was very underwhelmed by it. The service needs some training on general hospitality rules. The plates were not removed from the table even when a candle and dessert was brought to celebrate a birthday. We had to stack up the plates ourselves in order to make room to share dessert. It also ruined any chances of nice pictures in that moment. We were there for an 19th birthday celebration. It was overpriced for the quality of the food and the plate presentation was just lacking. The ambience was the best part and they did accommodate a reservation for 8 with no problem but when I wanted to add one more to the reservation, it forced me to delay more than two hours which was not feasible. But then when I got there there was plenty of room where I could’ve added the 9th person. They need to work on their reservation timing - that was too bad. I will not go back.

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Duane
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, it was a party of 15 and we were seated right away and received great hospitality.

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AlisonB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We ate at this restaurant in the evening on Fathers' Day. We loved it and will go back. The food was really delicious and was served hot and fresh. However, the experience was not entirely smooth. This seemed to be an issue of understaffing, as well as some technical glitches with their ordering process. In spite of having an excellent server, my husband's drink order was not filled, and after 30 minutes of waiting, we finally had to ask for it. The food came fairly promptly, and as mentioned, the food was exceptional. Things became complicated again when I ordered a dessert to go as part of my fixed price meal. The dessert did not come. We had to ask for it 3 times over the course of about 40 minutes. Then the wrong dessert was delivered to us and also to another table nearby. We finally told the manager to just package up any dessert for us because we needed to leave. They did ultimately give us what we ordered (and an extra dessert for our trouble), but it left us with a mixed impression of a restaurant that otherwise was excellent. I am confident that they can fix these things.

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vipDEEM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ensuring they have what they are advertising. No supply on hand is disappointing to customers.

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happydoc
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I wish they had more non-heavy food. But overall it was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for Sunday brunch and selected the bottomless brunch and mimosa options. Great value for the amount of food. Most of our food came out hot. We loved our waiter, Tony. He was friendly, efficient, and helpful.

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vipCustus
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and we were seated quickly and service was good. Had the Chicken and Waffles, Brussel sprouts and French toast, all good. Wings were delicious too. Pricing was good and we had a great Father's Day Brunch meal.

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and drinks. Highly recommend!

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vipLisaC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Father’s Day Brunch

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vipSheba
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

This was my second visit. And I was not pleased. I will not be returning.

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AndrewS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The kids meals were all great. My entree was unfortunately over salted, like they went to add a dash and the top came off in mid-shake.

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vipTaylorL
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is really a great restaurant. The price/portion/quality is perfect. We had dinner but I also highly recommend the brunch!

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Foodie1234
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day celebration for my husband and father in law. Food and service were great!

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vipStaciB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed outside seating. The food was very good. The server was attentive. We truly enjoyed our experience

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Anuradha
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

went here for a birthday, food was great. its a bit pricey but the quality of the food and drinks makes it worthwhile.

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Food4soul
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was cooked to the perfection. Nice menu accommodates both the wimpy and the adventurous palette

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. It's a little on the pricey side, but generally worth it. Been there maybe 5 times and had mostly great experiences.

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 275 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.