Makers Union

4.7
238 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We’re a diverse team of makers — baristas, bartenders, chefs, mixologists, roasters, distillers and brewers — who came together to create a neighborhood place we all need.
It’s a place that brings people together morning, noon and night. A place with crazy delicious food and destination drinks. A place to grab a crave-worthy bite on the fly or to hang awhile with a book and coffee. A place to brunch with your besties or happy hour with your work crew. A place to roll solo with your laptop or roll deep with your family and friends.
It’s a place for you. It’s a place for us. It’s a pub for the people.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 238 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anuradha
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

went here for a birthday, food was great. its a bit pricey but the quality of the food and drinks makes it worthwhile.

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Food4soul
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was cooked to the perfection. Nice menu accommodates both the wimpy and the adventurous palette

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DanielM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. It's a little on the pricey side, but generally worth it. Been there maybe 5 times and had mostly great experiences.

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RTM60422
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. We felt safe and comfortable due to table placement and staff wearing masks. Parking and validation procedures are quite confusing. Otherwise, very enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I always have fun at Makers. Solid drink menu with good apps. The chicken and waffles was good but the chicken needed some type of drizzle to spice up the taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

This restaurant was very disappointing. We’d been planning to try it for a while and were excited when we walked in, but the food was horrible. We’re not very picky, but nothing we ordered tasted good. Certainly over priced for the quality - would not recommend and will unfortunately not be going back.

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ShiloughC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has dinner with a friend. The ribeye was divine and the hamburger my friend was was delicious, too! Great service, fun atmosphere.

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vipMoMag
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and innovative. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Crab cake eggs benedict is delicious and cocktails are original. Great service, especially for just coming out of a pandemic.

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vipTonyN
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant. This is our 2nd time eating here. Both times the food and service were great. This time we had the tortilla soup, lobster salad, crispy brussel sprouts, and Moroccan Style Impossible Kebabs. Everything was delicious! Makers Union is our new favorite neighborhood restaurant and we'll be dining here again. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. The food was fantastic and the service was phenomenal. I will definitely be eating there again. I highly recommend trying this new place in Reston Town Center

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STLCards
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was very good.,lots of lobster on our sandwiches except very dry. Hot butter on the side would have made our meals 5 stars. And thank you for not only having gluten free bread but also toasting it to perfection.

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vipAlexVA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff is so friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I met for dinner and both got the lobster roll. Food was great and outdoor seating adds a great touch. Waiters were extremely nice, as well as staff at front. Overal great experience and highly recommend.

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vipLaurieJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this place. Nice atmosphere & great food. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Great food.

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vipNAVYRN2
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual. My business partners were impressed by the selection and quality of the food. Great crab cake sandwiches and a very worthy lobstah roll outside of Beantown. Will be back again.

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vipShelleyG
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Makers Union does not disappoint! First time for brunch but definitely won’t be the last. Food was incredible! Large portions. Service was impeccable. My favorite place to go in the Reston Town Center

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Loved the fries and food, but some things were bad. For example, they gave us tap water when we ordered waters for our table. They also kept us waiting for one hour before asking us to order food.

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JessicaV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great food, went for brunch and everything tasted great.

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vipPong
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch - food was really tasty with the perfect portions

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb! The service was great! It’s a perfect spot for families for brunch!

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vipdanc
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waiter served me and then charged me for a drink I did not order. Saying something would have been awkward.

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Alexandra
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My girlfriends and I had a great time at brunch at Makers Union. As always, the food and beverage was incredible. The family style brunch was a great value, and everything was fresh, tasty, and exactly what we ordered! It was a tad busy, and at points our server was not the most pleasant. But during other visits our service was incredible. Maybe she was just having an off day. This won't deter me from coming back! Absolutely love the food.

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Reesgeez
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Took a long time for the food to come. When it did come the crab cakes were ok, but the calamari was horrible.

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vipAlexandrite
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!! Would return for crab cake!

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Amanda
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Delicious food but very crowded and took nearly an hour after ordering food to be served with a small child.

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vipApplekid
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance; noisy but we could hear each other. Food and service excellent. Strawberry shortcake outstanding. Makers Union is in a very busy part of Reston which was really jumping on a Saturday night0--a bit much for us old fogies

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vipmischa
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our evening and will come back and recommend!

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vipTonyN
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for smart casual outdoor dining. A surprisingly wonderful selection of food and drinks. We ordered the tortilla soup, lobster seafood salad, side lobster mac and cheese, and the prime rib french dip. All delicious and satisfying. The service was great starting with the hostess to the server. Overall a very nice outdoor dining experience in the heart of Reston Town Center. Will dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, I’m sorry I can’t remember our server’s name he was great. The kebabs were awesome and the raw oysters were lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Meh, not memorable

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vipSweatybiker
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Went for the Chicken and Waffles, a stable of Makers Union. Not that impressed to be honest. Average at beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing, the service was excellent and the location is beautiful!

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vipStaciB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! The food was delicious. The server was attentive. This was our first visit, but we will be back!!

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vipSundayDinner
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a beautiful experience! It was a long ride but well worth it! The brunch was awesome! The service was outstanding. The atmosphere was so on point! Definitely want to come back to try dinner. I have been telling everyone how great it was. Even the parking was easy. There was on street as well as the garages.

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Jazmne
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was really good. We did the unlimited brunch and we were so full. We will definitely return.

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HeatherW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great. The server was able to give us both drink and meal recommendations. The noise level was a little louder than we would have liked.

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MissMel
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, and it was nice to see more people out, but still good at the social distancing. The skirt steak entree was great, as well as the French Dip sandwich (huge!). Finished with the bread pudding which was delicious. Recommend this local place in RTC!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very late birthday celebration and our waiter was awesome! Food came out perfectly and even got free dessert with a happy birthday on it completely unexpected!

FAQs

Makers Union offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 313-0272.

Makers Union is rated 4.7 stars by 238 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.