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HalfSmoke, Washington, DC
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HalfSmoke

3.7
3.7
1119 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

7:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

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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 1,119 people are saying

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3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    First of all no one greeted us when we walked in. We had to find someone to get us a seat. The tables and chairs are in BAD condition and needs to be upgraded. Drinks were NASTY. My food was good. But it was hard to identify who worked there and who didn’t. We had random people helping us (they were in regular clothes so we didn’t think they worked there) our waiter was nice and patience… it’s just dirty the WHOLE restaurant there is a sewer smell by the bathroom and they seating is sooo uncomfortable. I definitely wouldn’t be back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and ambiance was very nice. However, we came in around 1030 specifically to try the Evisha hookah, assuming it would be available since the menu said it was available until close. I later found out that there is a 2 hour limit, there for I didn’t get to order one. It would just be helpful to have that indicated on the menu or on the website. Overall it was a great experience, and I’m looking forward to trying out the brunch.
  3. AK

    AshleeK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Food tasted like had been sitting there for hours. Strawberry mimosas tasted like artificial sweeteners were used.
  4. AF

    AntoniaF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Service and food was terrible thr food was uncooked and over priced the server was even worse the waiter kept walking off
  5. A

    Antonia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely ambience. There are various games you can take to your table to play. They have a few types of drink flights. Breakfast sandwiches are good but small. Went for brunch but brunch, breakfast, and all day menus were all available for ordering.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We waited one hour for our waiter to come and she never came. My friends glass was dirty and no one ever bought a clean glass even though we informed the lady that came to our table (not our waitress). Ended up leaving and going elsewhere even though we traveled pretty far to come here. Do not recommend!!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Horrrrible! The service was actually horrendous. I feel like our server deliberately took better care of every other table in our section. There is no excuse for how terrible the service we received was. The food was mediocre at best. It took almost an entire hour for all of us to have our drinks. I wouldn’t come back here even if it was free. Very disappointing.
  8. AV

    AngieV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Second visit was not the best. Service was not good. Food quality was great. Cleanliness was not good. Disappointed because my first visit was so good and brought friends from out of town to a poor second visit.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love the atmosphere and food
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Service took forever, there was a foul smell overtaking the restaurant, and the bathrooms were disgusting. Literally never going back here.
  11. K

    Keisha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Service was average, so I didn’t like that gratuity was already included in my tab. The restrooms were hideously disgusting. Seems no one attended them since the restaurant opened and the glasses on the table had hard water stains, which prompted myself and my family to avoid using them. Food was tasty, music was good and the witty names of the dishes is what caught our eye. In addition, my original reservation had my party slated to dine on the sofa. I thought, what a neat idea, until I saw the horrifically soiled and stained sofas.
  12. K

    Kayla

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    The ambience was very cool and different but the service was terrible. Had reservations and was seated 20 mins later. We ordered bottomless mimosas which didn’t come out, we didn’t get water until we were done with our food although we asked 5 times for water. So we sat there with nothing to drink and ate with nothing to drink and then the food wasn’t really seasoned well, the bacon was undone. I will never go back.
  13. ES

    ElizabethS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Food was great but our server was not. She didn't know the menu, didn't offer to check on the details of the menu when we asked a question she didn't know, and overall she had a really bad attitude. She also auto gratted 20% for 3 people and didn't say a word about it. I always leave 20% when dinning out because I spent 10 years in service and know that everyone can have a bad day and that it is hard work- but auto gratting 20% for a small group is not appropriate especially since she provided no "hey just so you know. its our policy to add 20%" or whatever explanation she could have offered.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Expensive menu, very slow service, underwhelming menu and taste.
  15. R

    Ryan

    Las Vegas

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The vibe here is great - everything else just missed the mark. The boozy shakes were fun and heavy on the alcohol, however they came out one at a time and (each time) without straws. That kind of takes away from the boozy shakes with friends moment - either the first shake out was going to be melted or empty before we could cheers with all of our shakes. The food was also brought out cold. It was hard at times to track down our server, which would have been helpful when we were without straws for a milkshake or served cold food.
  16. B

    Bonnie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was a wait but overall we enjoyed ourselves. The food was good, the shrimp and grits were a bit watery so we sent that back. Next Sunday we would like to at least view the football game. Other than that we had a good time. DJ was our waiter! Go Dj that's out Dj!!!!
  17. K

    Kayy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was amazing! 2nd time here and I liked my food the first time more. Did not like that we were sat in the back section without prior knowledge. It’s pretty cool back there and you don’t get the feel of the main dining area. It should be added on the option of where you’re seated at
  18. DL

    DestiniL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely horrible. Granted we were late but finding parking in DC is always a problem. We were taken to our table we weren’t given any menus or silverware, apparently there was supposed to be a QR code on the table that wasn’t there. We had to get up to retrieve the code and our own silverware. The service was horrible. Our waiter barely came back to check on us we placed alcoholic drink orders which she forgot about. Then the food finally comes after being seated for over a hour and majority of our plates were cold except for the children’s food. We ordered mimosas there wasn’t any orange juice in them. We asked for a manager the server told us she was one of the managers and tried to avoid going to get the other manager. They offered to comp our food and to remake it.
  19. JB

    JoeyB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food came before drinks Long wait service
  20. CM

    CMJG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant and service was great. The food had a great portion size as well. They also have a photobooth with free pictures.
  21. T

    Timora

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food and atmosphere were phenomenal. Our server recommended the crab fries and they were delicious! I had a house-made veggie sausage and it came in the cutest lunchbox.
  22. NH

    NormaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Not sure what happened to this place. When I went before it was a packed house and the food was pretty decent. This time was only about 10 people in the restaurant, so that was suspect. The food was bad, so I was extremely displeased with that and the bathroom was absolutely atrocious. It seemed like a place with no managerial staff, no chef and a staff with a low level of care or moral for the establishment. Very unfortunate.
  23. ZN

    ZoeyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come for the food, stay for the vibes! Beautiful hub for beautiful Black people.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience1
    There was a horrible smell for all of our brunch. Service was great and food was just okay. Not sure I’d recommend it, there are better bottomless brunches in DC.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience4
    They brought out drinks without asking for our order first they just assumed we wanted bottomless. Food was cold and also tried to charge me for a birthday funnel cake I did not order and was also not fully cooked and hurt my chest. My Mac and cheese was amazing though and overall friends had a good time. Our serve seemed high af which is fine but next time just ask what we want before bringing it out
  26. EW

    EvanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

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

    TianaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    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
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service took a long time when there weren't that many customers. We did the bottomless happy hour and there was an alloted time, which because of the slow service, we couldn't get our money's worth of drinks and apps.
  29. 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place needs some serious help
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was very nice i love the hospitality perioootayy 🫶🏽❤️
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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 !
  35. 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.
  36. KH

    KenyattaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

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

    RichieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great brunch! definitely coming back sooner than later!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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

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 3.7 stars by 1119 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 18 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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