Urban Roast / District Eatz

4.5
85 reviews
$30 and under
Cafe Dining
Urban Roast is a family-owned cafe and cocktail bar that offers gourmet coffees, specialty alcoholic beverages, and a wide variety of contemporary shared plates. Whether you’re grabbing a drink after work with colleagues, having a cozy Sunday brunch by our outdoor fire pits, or sharing some delicious appetizers with friends before an event at the Capital One Arena (located right across the street!) – Urban Roast has you covered. Come enjoy a comfortable, community-friendly atmosphere with appetizing food, endless drink options, and an ambiance always matched with the decor of the season.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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 85 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
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4.6
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I honestly loved the vibe. The food was amazing! Their cocktails where so delicious. The only thing that killed my desire to go back is their strict 90 minute dining policy. We asked for the s’mores and almost didn’t get them because they said we wouldn’t have enough time to “roast them.” The ambiance was delightful, but we felt as if we were being rushed. The server kept saying “there is more people waiting,” which is understandable but it kills the vibe. Also, even though we were outside and it was a little chilly we were cozy warm from the fire.

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rissl
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and atmosphere. Food was amazing. Very cute date spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Drinks were great but they sat us way too close to other tables. It’s a big space but packed in 6 tables in the back. Didn’t seem 6 feet apart.

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TKelzz
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I wish I was told when I reserved or even before I sat down that you could not order drinks after 10:30...

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Neva
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was special and cosy time. The food and drinks were great too! I will definitely comeback here and suggest to others. I will only add that they management should have a birthday surprise token of kindness, like in other restaurants.

Other than that, it's a great place for couples or friends to have good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The firepit was an amazing experience. The quality and service was top notch. This was our first time here and we will definitely be coming back. The location is great, not too much foot traffic so we could enjoy sitting outside in peace.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved our server Molly. The food and drinks were amazing. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My fiancé & I went here for my birthday lunch.
We were interested in the s’mores option after a day of ice skating. It was really nice. The restaurant is beautiful,quaint, and chic.

My only con is that there is a $75 minimum after 3pm or so...for two people we found ourselves ordering multiple things just to meet the minimum when we really only wanted a light snack since we were having dinner a few hours later. Not the mention, the outside table isn’t large enough to hold $75 worth of food and drinks. Overall, it was a good experience.

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StaceyC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food is ok but not worth the price tag. The setting is great. We sat outside which is what we wanted but there was a huge puddle under our feet. We asked for napkins to soak it up but it did not help and no one offered to assist. Our feet were wet and very cold. Took away from the enjoyment. If you require a min of $75 to be at a table you should not make people sit in measurable water. we were a group of 6 so we spent alot of money.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun! Great customer service

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MelissaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place with a staff that goes above and beyond to make sure you have a great time and are comfortable! Couldn’t recommend more!

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vipKrista
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Super fun place to get together with friends. Yummy drinks and s’mores and Covid safe.

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AM15
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were very good! I enjoyed the entire night there.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many drink choices. Enjoyed the outdoor fire pit. Amazing experience, Amanda (our waitress) made my night!

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HannahM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The tables were most definitely not 6 feet apart and despite making a reservation, we had to wait 30 mins to be seated.

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Katrina
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Place is super cute and staff is awesome. Portions are a bit small but food was good

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was just the weather

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Nesh
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, drinks, and food. Go see Amin & Remy! They were the best!

Urban Roast / District Eatz
Responded on 3 February 2021

Thanks so much for the review! Hope to see you again soon!

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MargotA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good covid date spot. Beware there is a $75 dollar minimum, but it wasn’t enforced. The s’mores are so fun, and the individual fire places make for a great time and help make dating during covid slightly less terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place.

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AshaC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was nice . I wished the outdoor tables were alittle bigger as well as more heaters

Urban Roast / District Eatz
Responded on 3 February 2021

Thanks for the suggestion! We are working hard to accommodate all guests whilst providing the best experience. Hope to see you again!

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vipKEArion
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special place! Each table has its own firepit, so you can feel both safe and warm while eating outside in the tent. Urban Roast offers a large variety of cocktails (both seasonal and classic) and an interesting food menu (something for everyone). And because of the firepits, they offer s'mores, too! The staff is very nice as well, so it's a great experience to eat there.

There is a $75 minimum per table, so make sure you go with a group! And always make a reservation beforehand!

Urban Roast / District Eatz
Responded on 3 February 2021

So glad to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed our brand new cocktail menu! Hope to catch you again soon.

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LolaO
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were awesome and our server that night was so kind. I wish I had gotten her name so I could name her specifically! Thank you for a good night

Urban Roast / District Eatz
Responded on 3 February 2021

Glad to hear you enjoyed your evening! Hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Did not get water and drinks came after the food. But overall very good!

Urban Roast / District Eatz
Responded on 3 February 2021

I apologize to hear that there was a delay with your beverages. We are doing our best to ensure that all our guests needs are being met and improving day by day. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great time. the vibe, food, and service were impeccable!

Urban Roast / District Eatz
Responded on 3 February 2021

Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience! Thank you for the review.

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victoriaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience! Must take part in the outdoor s’mores menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fire pits are great for date night

Urban Roast / District Eatz
Responded on 3 February 2021

Hope you enjoyed the date! Catch you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Me and friends had a really good time on the patio. Perfect for a chill vibe outside on the patio with s’mores and hot drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance! Really enjoyed the fire pit experience

Urban Roast / District Eatz
Responded on 3 February 2021

Thanks so much for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the fire pits!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

EXTREMELY over priced. Food is not as good as their price and not big portions. They charged 30 for 2 g&ts and 18 dollars for basically Kraft Mac and cheese with “short rib” however it isn’t short rib- it’s brisket. Will never go back.

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JanieceL
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance and experience are the highlights! If you are a foodie, this might not be a good fit. But if you’re looking for a good date night, you're in luck. The food is mediocre but the s’mores are delicious! The fire pit adds a nice touch!
Things to consider:
They don’t answer the phone so don’t bother calling.
Reserve an “outdoor” table before you go, this ensures you have a fire pit table.
It’s only 90 minutes per table and a $75 minimum.

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ChiomaB
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food is horrible and the waitress did not seem to care that I didn’t like the food. Didn’t offer to comp me or replace the meal. Worst service I’ve had in a long time.

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KeenaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had a really nice time here.The service was great from the hostess to the waitresses to the manager. I was seated right away. The drinks were delicious as well as the s'mores. The only downside is lamb chops I ordered, they were very small and just okay. I ordered the empanadas as well and they were delicious, I should have just stuck with that. But overall it was very pleasant and I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So. It’s been limited places to go with our little girl since COVID. We decided to come here to give her the fire pit S’more experience. She was very happy and smiling the whole time. I would definitely come back with friends! Food was good and the prices were reasonable.

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Domi
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

phenomenal service and food. would highly recommend this location for small or moderate social gathering. manager and staff were very attentive and polite.

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FloraP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the firepit tables are wonderful! Everything was very COVID safe!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing , food and drinks were good, following Covid guidelines , perfect ambiance they have cute fireplaces and they have S’mores !!!! I recommend this place , just don’t forget to bundle up

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melg
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

i had a bigger group come in and to adjust my reservation i had to call in. they would never pick up i had to call everyday for 3 days to get someone to pick up and help me with adjusting my reservation. it was so frustrating

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CourtneyA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time Thursday night. Meat and cheese board was wonderful and the s’mores as well. Had the apple champagne.

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FoodFan1
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Drinks were $15 each.
Sold out of chicken tenders, brisket.

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You can order delivery directly from Urban Roast / District Eatz using the Order Online button. Urban Roast / District Eatz also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 393-1111.

Urban Roast / District Eatz is rated 4.5 stars by 85 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.