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Perch atop Lady Bird get a bird’s-eye view of DC  - Lady Bird, Washington, DC

Lady Bird

3.8
3.8
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Lady Bird is one of a kind — just like the former First Lady from whom it borrows its name. From an indoor/outdoor perch atop the Kimpton Hotel Banneker, get a bird’s-eye view of the bustling city below, including an unobstructed look at the White House down 16th Street NW. Among the crackling fire pits, movable glass walls, lounge chairs & ambient music, the design takes flight with subtle nods to the wings & patterns of the wood thrush, DC's official bird. Don’t miss local artist Meg Biram’s mural behind our bar, which offers drinks as dazzling as the views.

*Lady Bird requires a credit card to secure reservations. Credit card information is processed securely. Parties of 10-20 are subjected to a $50 minimum per person. By making this reservation you agree the terms. Same day cancellations or no-shows are subject to a $25 cancellation fee per guest. Tables are held for 15 minutes before we release it & charge a no-show fee*

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (202) 234-6399

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Private party facilities

    Lady Bird rooftop bar, which offers collapsible floor-to-ceiling glass walls. From here, the one-of-a-kind views set the scene, providing an iconic backdrop of the nation’s capital. Semi-Private events and Private events for parties of 30 plus. Please contact dhernandez@thebanneker.com for more information

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Scenic View

  • District of Columbia

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Terrible waitress
  2. M

    Morgan

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I came to ladybird with a group of high school friends expecting to show them a good time, which was not the case. I’ve been a patron before and had a phenomenal experience in the past. When we arrived on Friday, we were sat at a table too small for our party and told a chair would be coming. After waiting 20 minutes, a chair arrived but only to be taken by another party, making us ask for another. In the 45 minutes we were there we did not receive waters. We had our orders taken but never received anything. It was clear a very expensive table was there and were clearly given priority. I saw managers roaming around trying to assist but the obvious difference in service quality has left a bad taste in my mouth. I commend the young lady that was our server as she was clearly working very hard under tough conditions. Either the place needed to be closed for that party for the night or have more staff to adequately server ALL customers. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Food was so bad and not worth the high prices. Drinks were okay but not worth the prices. Service was slow and they were understaffed. Views were beautiful
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Happy hour
  5. C

    Crisnbolts

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    The food and some of the service was absolutely phenomenal. Absolutely beautiful space. I would plan extra time for your visit, as the server forgot our drinks several times and after two hours we decided to just skip them, but the food and vibes were great!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    It was recommended to me that I make a reservation so I did. On I arrival learned that I was already seated.. guess my reservation was given away so things started off a little disorganized. The venue nicely decorated.
  7. A

    Amanda

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent drinks and a great view. Would definitely recommend and would absolutely return.
  8. J

    Julia

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I'll start by saying that I sincerely hope that our experience was on an "off" night. We were very excited about this spot and had heard good feedback from friends. Since we were going out on a weekend, we made a reservation for an outdoor table in advance. When we showed up at our reservation time, we were told that there were no outdoor tables available. Despite this, our server was attentive and assured us he'd move us to an outdoor table once it became available. After being seated, we watched several outdoor tables vacate but - due to staffing and lack of a host - those tables were grabbed up on what appeared to be a first come, first served basis. We were also put off by the brightness of the lights in the space, which was glaring amidst a nearly pitch dark sky at 9pm. We ordered a round of cocktails and our server brought us a couple of glasses of sparkling rose 15ish minutes later to apologize for a "delay" at the bar. The gesture was thoughtful; however, the wine was totally flat and unpalatable. When our cocktails arrived, one tasted like Drano. Yes, I'm referring to the clog-busting cleaning product. The other was a minor improvement from the chemical profile of the first. We walked over to the server's station, paid for our drinks and went elsewhere. The server apologized profusely and was very genuine in his remorse over our negative experience which we appreciated. I suspect that most of the factors that impacted us were outside his control regardless. The space is beautiful and the menu read nicely so I hope it can meet its potential again. Until then, we'll seek out our libations elsewhere.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Free drinks to the birthday girl! Service was excellent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Drinks are not good.
  11. MW

    MelissaW

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Service was trashhhhh
  12. MO

    MarinaO

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Drinks we unimpressive for the price. Staff was visibly short handed, leaving us to wait a long time to just get our bill, pay, and get out of there.
  13. M

    Meer

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Drink menu was changed as of July. What you see on their website is not all available in person. Only one bartender working and he seemed a little overwhelmed. Someone at our table ordered a beer, but the beer didn’t taste the same (or look the same color wise) as what it should be. It’s okay, still enjoyable. But when our server came back, and we brought it up to him, he swore he brought the right one and brought us a can that he claimed is what he poured in the glass for us earlier. Funny thing is, once he left, and we open the can, and poured it in a different clean glass, again, it wasn’t the same color or the taste as the first beer we had… simply put, the server likely got us a different beer first round. Not a big deal but his way of handling it wasn’t very professional. Overall, if you want a roof top and don’t care much about anything else, this place can work for you. If you want creative cocktail and nice ambiance, there are better options out there.
  14. GZ

    GeeZ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I am so glad I went to Lady Bird, despite seeing bad reviews about the service. The hostess, Rochelle, was incredibly helpful! I had reserved an outdoor table and asked Rochelle to move us indoors because it was humid out, and she was so sweet and accommodating. She set up a great space inside for my group. Overall, great rooftop, great ambiance, great service!
  15. K

    Kelsey

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Went to Lady Bird for my husband's birthday drinks and we had an amazing experience! There were some mixed reviews on here and I'm SO glad I didn't let those reviews dissuade us from going. It's clear that the management and staff are trying to address past concerns/complains and when we were there, they worked very hard to ensure everyone had a fantastic time. Everyone really went out of their way - the hostess helped us find a table that was out of the direct sun so we'd be more comfortable but also opened up the doors for us so we still felt "outside." The brilliance of this place is even indoors is outdoors if they open up all the doors like they did when we were there, so great for covid-conscious folks. Our server Michael was super attentive, despite tending to nearly every table there, and the manager was also running around to pitch in, too. The drinks were delightful - the cocktails were delicious, and pretty comparable in price to other bars around dc. We only tried two of the snacks, and they were okay, nothing fantastic. But the drinks truly shine. Ambiance is for sure 12/10. Great view of the Washington Monument and perfect for all those instagram photos. Overall a really fun, delightful space. It's clear that management is trying their best to catch up from their opening and help their guests have a fantastic time.
  16. B

    Bizzy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    cool bar, good cocktails and good food but horribly slow and inefficient service and not for a good reason either because it was not very crowded. Each individual server was fine which is just an indication that there must be something up with the system. It was as if nobody knew what their specific role was and so nobody came to the table because they assumed that someone else had it covered. We asked to move tables which was more of an issue than it should have been – the hostess told me she wanted to avoid moving people so that she could keep everyone straight… but it didn’t make sense because she sat us, a party of two, at a four top. The seats were really uncomfortable so when a two top opened up, we asked to move.After some deliberation she said ‘ok but… how much of a mess did you leave?’ Lol which was a strange comment. She peeked at the table, realized we had not left a mess (bc in fact we had just been sat moments earlier…) and then finally decided it was okay for us to move.
  17. J

    Josie

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Overall good experience but has to wait a very long time for drinks as they are quite understaffed. Drinks were delicious and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions. Did not have any food as we were going to dinner after.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We were there for HH. Arrived 5-8 mins before our 5pm reservation. I was asked to wait until the place opened at 5. No problem. 1: it was not a friendly welcome. 2. At 5 the manager told me, he could seat me at the bar, but without a reservation I could not be seated at the table. That was his initial approach. No warm welcome or greeting. 3. I told him I had a reservation as a matter of fact my name was first on the list. No apologies for the off putting approach. The entire team never made us feel Welcomed. 4. From 5-7 empty chairs all around. So why not let ppl be comfortable at a table. The view was great. I was there to catch up with a friend so not a lot of interruptions, Snack offering were shareable but expensive. Drinks where a bit over priced. What I don’t get is that it was a place that wanted to be Posh, but the wait staff uniforms looked like a car hopers at a drive in.
  19. AT

    AndreaT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Pretty bad service. We arrived at 10:45 just to take a peak at the view since it was our last night there at the hotel. The hostess and bar tender said no. We promised to be quick and not to order, there were still a few people seated, just let us take a look since they were open until 11, but they said no. Wow! Very poor service.
  20. MS

    MetteS

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Nice view but food options too limited and expensive. Service was friendly but slow.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Romantic date
  22. TS

    TerjeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were hotel guests, really loved the experience and lovely and efficient staff.
  23. NH

    NealH

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic view from the roof, from the National Cathedral to the Jefferson Memorial. Friendly service and nice cocktail & wine selection, too.
  24. JQ

    JohnQstreet

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful escape from the noise of the city!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant was closed when we arrived for our reservation. Very frustrating that there was no notification.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Music was horrible. The music pumping in was elevator music of some sort. 2 drinks on the menu weren’t available (at 6 pm), fries with little pieces of pork belly (that we could have done without) were $14. Nothing else on the food menu was appetizing. The staff was great and the ambiance was good. That’s the only thing that might make me return when it warms up. The problems are easy to fix, I just hope they fix them because this place has a lot of potential.

FAQs

Lady Bird is rated 3.8 stars by 27 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 11 times today
Google Map for Lady Bird

1315 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20005-2205

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (202) 234-6399

  • Private party facilities

    Lady Bird rooftop bar, which offers collapsible floor-to-ceiling glass walls. From here, the one-of-a-kind views set the scene, providing an iconic backdrop of the nation’s capital. Semi-Private events and Private events for parties of 30 plus. Please contact dhernandez@thebanneker.com for more information

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