Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham

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285 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Our casually elegant restaurant invites you to a unique dining experience orchestrated by our culinary team. Our menu features local ingredients from regional farms to create comfort cuisine. We also feature a Children's Menu available at all meal periods. Make reservations seven days a week and join the list of presidents, world leaders and Washington dignitaries who have graced the Omni with their presence. Robert's Restaurant is open daily at 6:30am, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
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RD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buffet chef was excellent AND so nice!
It was all beautiful, relaxing, and fun.

LA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Server was very slow in getting to us throughout the meal. Did not communicate well. Felt ignored

BP
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came back 2 days later because I couldn't stop thinking about the Crab Bisque. It is sooooo good. My god. I might have to travel back to DC so that I can eat there again!

D
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appropriately paced and attentive service. A great neighborhood location. Thank you!

AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Slow to seat us, slow to serve, had to order my drink twice, crab cake fair at best (no flavor)

JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Decent fare, expected better. Cost comparable with similar hotels. Convenient for hotel guests but would likely choose to dine elsewhere in the future.

AL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I MADE A RESERVATION 2 OR 3 WEEKS BEFORE. I WAS REMINDED BY OPEN TABLE A FEW DAYS BEFORE. WHEN WE GET THERE THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED!! NOBODY LET ME KNOW. I HAD TO PARK MY CAR FOR $35.00 AND NOT UNTIL I GOT INSIDE THE HOTEL COULD I SEE THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED. THAT WAS VERY POOR AND SLOPPY COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE RESTAURANT AND OPEN TABLE. I HAD OUT OF TOWN GUESTS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. I AM OUT $35.00 FOR NOTHING!!!

PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - server was very personable and knowledgeable. Enjoyed our dinner! Would definitely recommend!

SB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 2service 2ambience 5

Poor service and overpriced relative to the quality.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We were there on a Sunday evening at 6:30. We were about the only customers there. Fairly limited menu, high priced food and drinks and service that was non-remarkable.

E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and our waiter was very professional and delightful. I have had brunch at Robert’s in the past and believe there is a slight decline the the food presentation and quality. Establish a dress code because athletic wear and tee shirts detract from your classy surroundings. Please maintain your excellence , if makes you stand apart and above other establishments.

JR
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I do not recommend.

DJ
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The menu on the hotels website and on open table is not the menu at the restaurant. This has been true for months. The fact that Roberts hasn’t bothered to update the website is a clue to the overall level of customer service. When, after watching 4 or 5 restaurant employees chatting with each other in a virtually empty restaurant and failing to get anyone’s attention to order. I walked out

IS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for Mother’s Day brunch🌺

M
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is on a great location, easily accessible close to Woodly Park Metro station. It has great views over Rock creek Park, with a very relaxing a quiet atmosphere. I recommend if possible to sit outside to get the more of the location. The food is standard however, we has brunch from the buffet and it's was fine.
The service was nice and friendly.

AS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I was expecting a great meal in this beautiful space, but it was very ordinary. Clearly not a destination experience. If you have such a stunning setting why not bring the food up to that level?

JD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific venue for meeting with business colleagues especially when the event / conference is in the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Tables are set well apart from each other, the ambiance is upscale and classy without being opulent. The service was apprentice without being obtrusive. The food was perfectly prepared and nicely presented without being fussy. Tasty, good size portions and exactly as on the menu.

ME
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham. They use top quality ingredients prepared in a range of menu choices -- from traditional to new and innovative. There are choices for every type of guest. Our family especially appreciates their long-term commitment to safe (absolutely no contamination) gluten-free food. This was our original reason for selecting the Omni for family dining events. We now return for the quality and experience.

b
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Easter Brunch at Roberts. It was expensive but worth every penny. The food was amazing - raw bar, sushi, carving station, charcuterie and everything in between. Service was fantastic. Great mimosas and absolutely beautiful environment. You can walk out on the terrace and out into the beautiful garden which is gorgeous. I could have spent the whole day there!

b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food and ambience. Waitstaff fair. Hostess pleasant and accommodating.

T
Los Angeles
128 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Bring is a little too expensive

OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Overpriced and limited choices

DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Its adequate for hotel food. The only restaurant in the hotel.

OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Typical rigid hotel service as they aren’t happy to accommodate diner requests.

l
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my niece here for diner. The staff were very attentive, ambiance is elegant and quiet so easy to converse.
We both had the Burrata salad which was delicious - tomatoes were flavorful and the Burrata melted in your mouth. Both of our dinners, the beef shank and the salmon, were well prepared and delicious!

A very nice experience!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

They cannot handle large groups. Horrible service. Took 1 hour to get a salad.

B
Orange County
236 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner at Robert's Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham was good but not excellent. The food, service and ambiance were all good. The restaurant is not as well separated from the lobby as we would have hoped. For a hotel restaurant, Roberts's is very good.

PJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Hosted a business dinner at Robert’s and experienced highs and lows. We had a great table at the back which was quiet and conducive for discussion. The seafood and vegetation meals were excellent, but the beef was disappointing, and it the most expensive item on the menu. The wine list was good and well priced- but the bar closed so my guests could not get their after drinks. The wait staff were friendly but incompetent and slow. For example, they opened the wine and started pouring before I could taste it. The white wine was left out on the counter without and ice buckets. They changed the vintage year in the second bottle without informing me. It took a long time to get the check but fortunately for me, I was staying in the Omni and did not have far to go. They can and should do better.

EL
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Wait staff taking order had no understanding of the menu. Slow, unresponsive service. Food was ok, nothing special. Poor experience given the price and location - I expected much more. The local restaurants were far superior.

N
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place for a relaxed dinner after a long conference day. Elegant decor without excessive formality. Courteous staff's descriptions of dishes were right on target. Roasted leek did not overpower cauliflower in creamy soup. Various and affordable options for sparkling wines by the glass. Multiple seating arrangements available such as booths and chairs with straight backs to meet different needs and preferences.

JH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation for 5pm, we actually got seated early, which was really nice. The staff was wonderful from the time we were greeted until the time we left the restaurant. The food was amazing! The crab bisque was loaded with lump crab, and truly was wonderful! Everything we had for dinner was truly really good. The ambiance of the entire hotel is just awesome! The only drawback, there was a dance convention being held at the hotel, so there was an over abundance of people there, lounging in hallways and around the conference rooms, and kids running around. However, it did snow while we were there, and the hotel provided sleds for the kids, there was a hill next to the hotel that the kids were having a great time sledding down.

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful Christmas morning breakfast with my family. Food and service was awesome and the restaurant was decorated so beautifully for the holiday.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The chairs are soft and too low, better for cocktails around a coffee table. Service polite ok, Caesar chcicken salad boring, anchovies good but chicken cooked too long.

A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very quite and comfortable restaurant perfect for a date. Really enjoyed it.

s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and we'll prepared at the Thanksgiving buffet. Friendly and efficient Service. Piano music very tasteful

JK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having enjoyed Thanksgiving feasts in Lake Placid NY, Philadelphia PA, Stowe VT, Nantucket MA, Washington DC, Annapolis MD, and too many other locations to list - we found the quality of the food, the vast selection of the menu, the beautiful presentation, and the beauty of the setting of Robert's Restaurant in the historic Omni Shoreham unmatched. The warmth of the extraordinary staff - from the doorman, the hosts & hostess, the dining room staff, and the piano player made it a very special experience. And, to observe the head Chef checking every detail and leading his team as they manned the many long tables filled with sumptuous offerings - one knew that what seemed so easy was the result of great attention to detail.

SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best breakfast spot-even though expensive- in DC.

EE
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food is pretty good and ambience is nice, but this restaurant is nothing special. Very good if you need to eat at the hotel.

TW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overpriced hotel restaurant. Very average food, uninspired service. Nothing redeeming that I can think of. Maybe if the food was better and priced more reasonably there would have been more than just the two of us dining in the entire restaurant that evening.

EO
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is outstanding service is top-notch and food is great.

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