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HalfSmoke, Washington, DC
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HalfSmoke

4.0
4
1092 Reviews
$30 and under
American
HALFSMOKE is a modern day gourmet American restaurant serving a classic American menu of premium wood grilled dishes, tater tots, mac and cheese balls, funnel cakes, milkshakes, liquor, beer and wine.

The beverage program features a wide array of innovative alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A full bar of alcoholic beverages to include seasonal craft cocktails, boozy milkshakes, 10+ craft beers (with an emphasis on local), as well as wine, and mixed drinks on tap. Non-alcoholic beverages to include craft sugar cane soda, house-made seasonal lemonade and teas, and ready to drink juices, sparking water and cold brew coffee are also available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 986-2079

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    For catering information, please email shaw@halfsmoke.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Half Smoke can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Avery Langster: (855) 887-9584

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Cross street

    Georgia Avenue

  • Parking details

    Paid parking available directly next door at the Howard University hospital lot.

  • Public transit

    Shaw-Howard Metro.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,092 people are saying

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  • District of Columbia

    Great for Brunch

  • District of Columbia

    Hot Spot

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  1. EW

    EvanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and food, fun place. Best brunch in area.
  2. TP

    TianaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service2ambience5
    The food wasn’t very good. I only took two bites and left it. The drinks were SO GOOD! The music selection was everything ! We had so much fun ! Wouldn’t come back for brunch, but would definitely come back for the drinks and overall experience
  3. B

    Bria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    The food was decent wasnt nothing super good. The vibes were great and the bottomless mimosas were top tier. Server kept them coming.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place needs some serious help
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was very nice i love the hospitality perioootayy 🫶🏽❤️
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Bday. They set us in this outside room and refused to sit my party even tho majority was there
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I walked in and got a friendly greeting and the staff got my girlfriend and I a table right away. The fan was blowing too hard in that area and I asked to sit in another section. The staff quickly got me a better table that I was happy with. Our waiter was very nice and gave us excellent service along with the other staff members. Food and drinks were delicious. The music gave a cool vibe. Everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves. Seems like a popular spot. It was a very comfortable setting. They also have a photo booth in the back which is fun. I think one of the workers names in Justin. Justin was very helpful and kind. Overall I love Half Smoke. My girlfriend and I will definitely be back. 10/10
  8. MD

    MoetD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food has been to have gotten better. The mimosas definitely have the right amount of champagne in there. Would definitely recommend for a group brunch !
  9. AD

    AlphonsoD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    Music was amazing the food and cocktails were terrible very underseasoned even the waitress said so. The mimosas were great however it took 30 min to receive them (Juice & champagne) not that difficult.
  10. KH

    KenyattaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe good food and drinks esp the peach mimosas.
  11. RB

    RichieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great brunch! definitely coming back sooner than later!
  12. NR

    NancyR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Did not have half the stuff we ordered and staff was too lazy to find the coffee and brew it at a place that serves all day breakfast.
  13. DB

    DeniseB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Half Smoke was way too loud. My guests and I had to yell to hear each other. The waitress seemed knew & didn't know the menu well, and every time she walked away, it took her at least 15 minutes to return with what we requested. It was a great crowd & the food was decent. It was also cool to see the board games, Jenga, and Connect Four for guests to play. I doubt I'd return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We got to the restaurant at 9:45 for a 10:00pm reservation.we got sat at our table only for a server to come to us at 9:50 and say that the kitchen is closed for the night when the restaurant closes at 11. I took a chance on this restaurant even after reading the reviews and yeah it makes sense now. Y’all be safe tho
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was dirty, service was horrible, long wit and we were 1 of 3 very small groups in the restaurant. Never again!!!!
  16. J

    Jacob

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Our server was great. However, the manger was not helpful or attentive. How do you blame the customer for the bad experience 🤔 The food was such a disappointment. Some of our dishes were way over seasoned. The salmon was undercooked. Had to send it back twice. On the otherhand, the fried chicken and mac and cheese didn't have enough seasoning. They were bad. I would not recommend. I've been to this place twice before. The food was just ok but wasn't as bad as my last visit. I came for the mimosa deal but honestly can say I won't ever be back.
  17. J

    Jayy

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I was not impressed for this establishment to be one of the top brunch spots. I was sweating because they turned the AC off or low. I ordered chicken and funnel cake. The chicken is half of a regular boneless breast and the funnel cake was chewy versus having that nice initial crunch. I was very disappointed. You may have reservations, but still have to wait if the table does not fit your party. They will not give you a larger table and will make you wait for right size table to come open. The service was good with fast order and food preparation.
  18. MP

    MarshaeP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice spot , visited from DE . Had a pineapple mimosa pitcher & it did what it needed to do . Menu items were fun to pick from. Will be back again next visit .
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Our waitress was pleasant and nice but not that attentive to be fair and the food wasn’t anything spectacular…you can tell it was all store bought frozen foods that were simply heated up… Nothing was cooked. Nothing was seasoned. The crab cake tastes exactly like the frozen Phillips Seafood crab cakes from the store; exact size, color and taste of them. My “fried potatoes” were Al dente to say the least. My fried egg was the only thing the chef/cook had to make on my plate and it was runny when I specifically asked it to be fried hard. Oh and the bunch of arugula thrown on the plate, I assumed was garnish..? The bottomless mimosas come in an assortment of flavors which is Awesome but they use a Super Cheap champagne. The Food overall(the other two people I went with did not enjoy their meals either) HORRIBLE DEFINITELY Not worth $45. $30 is more realistic for the level of food being served. Now when you speak about the atmosphere; Halfsmoke is WINNING in that area Once you get over the STRONG AWFUL STALE SEWAGE SMELL when you first walk inside and the fact they have you SITTING 2 INCHES AWAY from the NEXT Table- LITERALLY during a time when Covid-19 and Monkey Pox is controlling the masses with fear.. They have all kinds of games like Uno, Jenga, Operation for you to play while u wait for food etc. Which come I. Handy because the food that’s just being heated up takes FOREVER to come out. The games are worn and don’t appear to get cleaned/sanitized.. The photo booth in the back near the restrooms is dope too. I didn’t not use the bathroom but I’m sure I wouldn’t have liked it..
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was okay nothing to special.
  21. AS

    AlannaS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it. Would definitely go back with friends. Such a great setting and nice music as well. Love the seating set up and the relaxing vibes.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to this place several times. Love the music and the food is delicious especially the crab fries!
  23. K

    Kiki

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food would good. This was my first time going and I would say we all enjoyed our selves. My waiter was very cool!
  24. MB

    MeganB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was incredibly kind, attentive, and fun! The food was served insanely fast and was clearly freshly cooked. It was loud inside but it is what I expected for a lively bottomless mimosa brunch on a Saturday in DC!
  25. KD

    KendraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Derek was a great server! He made my birthday extra special. Food was great as well. Definitely will come back !!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    It was fun! The food was good but the Butter me Up sandwiches are really where it’s at! The bottomless mimosa options and music make it a great vibe.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The food was terrible
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super great but very loud. Love the food and drinks, will be back 10/10
  29. E

    Eaty

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Loud raunchy videos even in the middle of the day. Waitstaff are nice but not knowledgeable. Ruined birthday surprise by bringing out the cake with appetizers. Waiter really tried to make up for the faux pas.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Servers and space was nice. Food was mediocre
  31. SG

    ShoeGirlz

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food wasn’t good, not sure if they was having a bad day in the kitchen.
  32. PH

    PhillipH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The atmosphere was trash. People were mashed up together with no proper Covid measures. The waiters are too close to people.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The music was hard to hear through out the entire restaurant, but I always enjoy myself when I go here.
  34. CS

    CarlosS

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had a great time at Half Smoke today. Jake was an awesome server and was very attentive to our needs. The pice for the experience was great. The music was banging and the vibes were great!
  35. PV

    PatriceV

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kicked off my birthday weekend with brunch at this spot! Food was good, mimosas were on point! Had a great time, loved the vibe!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The service was not the best. We had a server that didn’t really pay attention to what we needed. After ordering our food and receiving it, he never stopped by to check back on us and our order was wrong. Once we got his attention and asked for the correction, it took about 20 minutes to get a side of potatoes. That was not the primary issue, the issue was the server having an attitude about it. We were largely unattended too, it was extremely loud and boisterous and we left with a headache! If you want to go to a club to get some food, this is your place. This is not what I would consider to be a restaurant.
  37. T

    Tami

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made my reservation and put in my credit card info (as required in order to make the reservation) and upon arrival, was advised the kitchen was closed. No patrons were even in the restaurant. Why allow reservations for a restaurant with a closed kitchen?
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from Philly, I had a great experience at Half Smoke! The bottomless happy hour menu was great!
  39. WM

    WilliamM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Small portions, fatty chicken, unclean bathrooms. Hopefully just an off night for them.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Overall was just okay- food was sort of decent once you get a few bottomless drinks in your system. Service was kinda of sub par but it was busy inside the place so I wouldn’t completely hold that against them. The price for bottomless brunch was a little pricey for the quality.

FAQs

HalfSmoke does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. HalfSmoke also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 986-2079.

HalfSmoke is rated 4 stars by 1092 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for HalfSmoke

651 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Georgia Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid parking available directly next door at the Howard University hospital lot.

  • Public transit

    Shaw-Howard Metro.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 986-2079

  • Catering

    For catering information, please email shaw@halfsmoke.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Half Smoke can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Avery Langster: (855) 887-9584

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