Trademark Drink + Eat

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$30 and under
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American
Trademark is the neighborhood bar for a remarkable neighborhood. With a nod to our close friends at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, we take our inspiration from the innovators whose once daring ideas set the standard.

Then knowing exactly what the standard is, Trademark enjoys nothing better than tweaking it. Someone else had the brilliant idea to combine pork with beans, macaroni with cheese and gin with vermouth. We simply came up with a way to make you think you’re tasting them for the first time.

The mixologists behind our bar program understand that some drinks are made to forget a hard day, others to foster inspiration, and still others to toast old friends and instant acquaintances. We also noticed that good things happen when the atmosphere is properly stimulating. You’ll find the mood at Trademark as comfortable as it is inventive.

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Drink, Eat, Repeat

Starting Jul 30, 2019·Mon-Fri 17:00-19:00

Enjoy tasty appetizers, $2 off all draft beers, $5 well liquors and house wines, Monday-Friday from 5pm-7pm.

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vipCarlyM
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overall the experience was just so-so. This place is probably great for an after hour drink or to simply service the near by hotel's traveler for a bite without the drive. I do not believe I will be coming back for dinner.

The hostess and waiter were very nice upon arrival. We ordered the chicken nachos as an appetizer. By the time the waiter brought us the app the chips were soggy and the cheese had started to get that film you see once the cheese starts to cool. We asked for more chips and the waiter was nice enough to bring fresh chips. Oddly, upon the waiter's return he asked if we wanted our 2nd course... we thought this was strange since we had order the main course with the nachos and typically restaurants will bring the hot food out once it is ready. The main course was good, but a bit salty. I order the short rib & cheddar sandwich and my husband ordered the salmon.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for your review, CarlyM. We appreciate you providing feedback regarding your recent visit with us and I am disappointed to hear that you were not able to enjoy our fan-favorite Chicken Nachos. I have passed along your comments to our culinary team so we may improve for our future guests. I would like to welcome you to give us another chance, as I am sure your experience is not our standards of service. Kind Regards, Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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dfoodluver
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

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vipElphaba
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As always the service was excellent. Jessica is very personable and attentive. The Huevos Rancheros was terrific as were the bloody Mary's. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not really sure where others that have rated this highly have dined as it did disappoint me today. The burger my girlfriend ordered was basic at best and underwhelming. My crab cake sandwich was decent but not the best I have ever had. Try The Warehouse for the best Old Town or all of VA has to offer.

Service was fine, and the overall appearance of the restaurant it also very nice.

Would I go back? No, there are far many better choices nearby.

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vipElphaba
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always, the food and service were excellent. The Beltway Burger was cooked as expected and never having the candied bacon before, I was surprised how delicious it was. The Huevo Rancheros was more than expected and quite good. We would order both again. The Bloody Mary's were excellent.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you for the 5-star review, Elphaba! We are so happy to see you enjoyed our famous Bacon Candy! I will pass along your kind words to our Chef and Mixologists and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipElphaba
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Thoroughly enjoyed our brunch on Jan 4. We have begun coming to TD&E every Saturday. The service is great and the Bloody Mary's are excellent with house made juice.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 10 January 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Elphaba! We are so happy to hear that you have become a regular guest and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipElphaba
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went to brunch at Trademark because it has the best Bloody Mary's. The homemade mix is the best. Upon our arrival Jessica told us the bar was closed. She saw the look of disappointment on our faces, Jessica said wait one moment. She came back and told us she found the key and she would make the Bloody Mary's. That is customer service. She was terrific and we will definitely ask for her in the future. The food was excellent and the ambiance quieter than most places.

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really
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very good experience. The waitress Ruth was very knowledgeable of the menu and was able to explain with detail. Very thoughtful with our personal request.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 30 December 2019

Thank you for the kind words, really! Ruth will be very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We all hope to welcome you back very soon. Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipElphaba
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about our experience at Trademark. The service was impeccable. The in house made Bloody Mary mix was perfect. The omelet and Monte Cristo sandwich were excellent. Will definitely recommend to friends.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 30 December 2019

Elphaba, We sincerely appreciate your kind words! We pride ourselves on serving fresh and crafty drinks and food and we are happy to see you were able to enjoy both of those. We look forward to hosting you again very soon! Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipShelliG
Washington DC
178 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruth was wonderful. Food was delicious and served in a timely manner.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 18 December 2019

Thank you for the 5-stars review, Shelli G! We are very happy you enjoyed everything and we will be sure to pass along your comments to Ruth. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My birthday lunch.

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BrianL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Two Thanksgivings in a row, Trademark was quite cold inside. This negatively impacted our enjoyment, as well as our food temp. The atmosphere is lovely, however, and the food was very good. The staff should pull back from hovering over patrons. The staff were at our table almost as much as we were. Then, somehow, they ignored me when i needed the check. It took me 15+ minutes to flag someone down to ask for the check.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had guest from NY visiting and they very enjoyed the experience.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 4 November 2019

Thank you for your 5-stars, Anonymous! We are thrilled you and your guest enjoyed our restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Ehh, it was alright not my 1st pick brunch place

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 14 October 2019

Thank you for the comments, Anonymous. We strive to provide the best experience for all of our guests and I sincerely apologize that we missed that mark with you. We are making strides to improve our brunch experience for all guests and I hope to invite you back to give us another chance at making it right for you. Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipNicole
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Any too loud in there even with not that many people. The drunken porkchop wasn't very good for the price. Drinks are expensive too.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 30 September 2019

Thank you for the review, Nicole. We value all opinions from our guest and will take your comments to review our menu selections. I am disappointed to hear you did not enjoy our Drunken Pork Chop and I sincerely apologize that you felt our drinks were too expensive. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipFLWineGuy
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

The Trademark used to be the place to go for Sunday brunch in Alexandria. Very good food, plus $1 Mimosas refills and your first one. However, they have redone their Brunch menu and eliminated the Mimosa special. We were not told that until we started to order. So, no more Sunday brunching with the crew at the Trademark, going somewhere else.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, FLWineGuy. It's unfortunate you had such challenges during your time with us. We continuously strive to keep an updated menu and we regret that those changes have left you unhappy. We care deeply about the happiness of our guests and your experience is not on par with our guest's experience. We hope for the chance to host you again soon for a more positive experience. Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipDefento
Seattle
91 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Proximity to a conference was the reason for selecting the restaurant. Staff was most accommodating. Drinks were great; food was only so-so. Being from the "left coast," we are accustomed to fresher produce and more lively flavors. I'm sure there is a palate for whom this would be agreeable.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 20 September 2019

Thank you for the review, Defento! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our crafted cocktails and the service from our amazing associates. I am saddened, however, that our food was sub-par during your experience. I have passed your words to our culinary team so we may ensure future guests do not have the same experience. We hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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24YearsAndCounting
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding and food was very good. Just was with a group who needed a little quieter environment and this venue tends to be a little louder. Not their fault!

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 15 September 2019

Thank you for the 4-stars, 24YearsAndCounting! We are pleased to see you enjoyed the food & service. I will definitely pass along your kind words to our service and culinary teams. We hope we may welcome you back very soon! Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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JamesS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We find ourselves eating at the Trademark at least three or four times per year - usually when they have some special event - Brewery Night - Tequila Night etc. This time it was for Alexandria Restaurant week 2019. Everything was perfect, the specific table we requested was waiting for us. The service was friendly and very competent. We both had the lamb chops which were delicious. No problems or complaints. Will return in a few months.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 18 August 2019

Thank you for your kind words JamesS! We are very pleased to see you enjoyed our featured menu. Thank you for being a loyal guest at Trademark and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manage

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vipFLWineGuy
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great new local spot for Brunch. They have a Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar with $1 drinks after the first one ($10). The food and service from Jessica was excellent. We'll be back. :-)

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 18 August 2019

Thank you for the five-star review FLWineGuy! We are pleased to see you enjoyed our brunch and we will definitely let Jessica know about your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was kinda slow.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 30 July 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review, Anonymous! We are sorry to hear your service experience was slower than expected. We strive to provide the best experience possible and we hope you will join us for another chance at this. Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipNagana
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time at the Tequila event. Sorry more folks didn't take advantage of the evening.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 30 July 2019

Thank you for joining us, Nagana! We appreciate your 5-star review and are happy you enjoyed our Taste of Tequila reception. Stay tuned for more upcoming special events at Trademark. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipLordLyman
Washington DC
264 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Bloody Marys -- burger and omelette delicious. Service top notch. Valet solved the parking issue.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 9 July 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review, LordLyman! We are pleased to see you enjoyed our drink & eat options alike. We are happy to offer complimentary valet and are delighted to hear how it worked in your favor. We look forward to welcoming you back to Trademark very soon! Cheers! Corey Branham Restaurant General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Made an opentable reservation a couple days before and when we arrived we waited almost 10 minutes for a hostess to come over. Once she did she asked “what do you need?”. I then overlooked that and informed her that I had an opentable reservation for 2 and that I knew I was a bit early and would just grab drinks until the table was ready. She then replied “are you wanting to like, sit down at a table for dinner?”. I replied yes stating once again that I had an opentable dinner reservation. She then said that they had a company event booked which meant we couldn’t have a normal table for dinner but that “we could wait and hope they leave”. I stated that I had placed my reservation a full day prior and having managed a restaurant myself I was curious why they were allowing dinner reservations to be booked when they, in fact, couldn’t accommodate dinner guests. She seemed very confused by this elementary concept and ended up finding us an awkward bar table in the corner and being hungry and frustrated we gave in and accepted it. Then we bought an appetizer and a couple drinks before our server vanished and we were forced to ask the hostess where our server had gone. She said she would find her, but after another 15 minutes of waiting I went to find her myself only to find BOTH her AND the hostess hanging out by the bar helping the company event. At this point I demanded my check (which I shouldn’t have had to pay in a million years) and left. No apology or even acknowledgment from a manager, nothing from the hostess, etc. A truly disappointing experience and the restaurant should be ashamed of itself.

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JamesG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a little pricey for a breakfast buffet. $18 for children was certainlt too high for what they eat.

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GlennR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked it on a whim. Had an awesome time. Highly recommended.

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vipGreat
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This place is usually good, but the service was very slow the day I was there for lunch

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stevet
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Drunken pork chop was very good perfectly cooked and the mash potatoes had an excellent flavor and consistency. Only ding was the wait staff did not know their wine and beer list as far as taste and local brew IBU as I had forgotten. Overall nice restaurant within the Westin a small walk away from where we were staying.

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vipMichaelN
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Walked out 15 minutes after being seated... no server, no acknowledgement. Dining room was only relatively empty with only 3 or 4 tables occupied.

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vipPaneb
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good with surprising pricing when compared to other eateries nearby. wine and drink prices are very reasonable for the area. We were here with a very large group which can slow the service a bit, but the staff was cheerful and friendly. We ate here five times and sampled everything from their amazing hamburgers to flavorful mussels and delicious salads. a step up from the ordinary hotel restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ate late and not many patrons. Our dinner order was “lost” so we were served a side salad during the wait. Good was good, drinks also good.

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vipAdamR
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Reasonably good food (we go exclusively for breakfast/brunch food and only eat the omelettes, pancakes, and french toast) and always very easy to get a table. Prices aren't great, but the convenience of being able to meet the grandparents on little to no notice and eat with our 3 year old is more than worth it.

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vipAlexandriadiner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Trademark did not honor our reservations and were very unprofessional.

Trademark Drink + Eat
Responded on 20 March 2019

Hello Alexandriadiner, I want to sincerely apologize for the service you received on March 15th. It is our utmost priority to give our guests the best experience possible and it troubles me greatly that we were not able to offer you that experience. It is my hope that you will accept my invitation to return and allow us the opportunity to change your mind about our restaurant. Have a great day! Corey Branham Restaurant Assistant General Manager

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benailes
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service!

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vipSandraF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved my meal and the service was wonderful!

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vipBrettO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We have been going to Trademark for several years. The new menu is far inferior to the old menu. Gone are the two varieties of mac and cheese--the seafood version was outstanding--no longer available. Gone is the crab meat chopped salad. And the service was noticeably worse. We waited an extremely long time for our food and it was just not that good. The pork chop had a sour taste--used to be one of their better entrees. Sorry to see this restaurant change for the worse.

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LIZS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not many choices in the area, but it was good, not great for the price. And relatively slow service for brunch.

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Lilwar72
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent! Our server checked to ensure that we enjoyed everything. From our initial drink order to our entree. We shared to buffalo chicken potstickers, which were delicious and a little spicy. My date had the fish and chips and I had the crabcakes caesar salad. The salad was also very good and the portions were appropriate! Will definitely go back again.

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ElinH
Richmond
6 reviews