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HalfSmoke, Washington, DC
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HalfSmoke

3.9
3.9
1073 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 37 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 1,073 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Great for Brunch

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  1. J

    Jayy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  2. 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 .
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    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..
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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 !!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The food was terrible
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

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

    ShoeGirlz

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food wasn’t good, not sure if they was having a bad day in the kitchen.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. CS

    CarlosS

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. B

    Brii

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Poor service, mediocre food. Waited an hour just to get water. 20 minutes later our first drink came out. 15 minutes later the rest of us finally got our drinks. The crab cake brunch meal was not filling and consisted mainly of arugula. I shouldn't have got a crab cake at a half smoke spot but... it was on the menu. I wont be back, they had plenty of servers and it should never take an hour + for brunch food and water.
  25. K

    Kakoden

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We saw pictures of the food and location and thought this might be a good choice to go to; while our server did the best that she could (she appeared to be the only one truly working and even gave us a discount due to wait times and other issues with our order), our meals were lukewarm and cold. If we do go to this restaurant again, we would likely only come for the bottomless happy hour and other drink offerings.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The music was really loud to the point we could not hear the waitress. We were not offered drinks, we had to ask and on top of that the food was cold, the waitress had an attitude when I told her the food was cold. Our table was skipped so many times. Overall terrible customer service. Will not be coming here again or recommending.
  27. MR

    MRich

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was a light evening so not a ton of people. Service was somewhat slow but Food was pretty good. I would definitely go back.
  28. JH

    JoeyH

    Argentina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being my first time, everything was awesome. I will definitely be coming back
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, highly recommended the crab fries.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The hosts were awesome! They were courteous and handled the wait with ease.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Birthday breakfast wouldn’t go back
  32. AS

    AjaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good food! We love the atmosphere. It’s a vibe. But, it is loud and lively so if you’re looking for chill it’s probably to the spot for you. Jake at the bar was great and made amazing drinks! We will definitely be back again soon.
  33. A

    Addison

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fabulous lace for bottomless mimosas. I will be coming back :)
  34. W

    Wesley

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    When we first arrived, the staff was looking around like they had no room for our reserved table. We were squeezed between two other parties . There was no water or menu on the table we were provided to sit at. The glasses provided to us were not pleasing to the eye as there were scratch marks all over my glass but the glass did appear clean. The music was so loud that it made it difficult to hear the waitress when she did come by which wasn't often. I had to ask waitress for water. The waitress asked if we would like to order , after she came back from bringing the water but we had no menu. The waitress grabs a menu from the table next two us then leaves again before waiting for us to order. While we browse the menu, the young lady sitting next to us at her table says there's hair in her grits. She said it loud enough to hear because again, the music was beyond loud. Me and my friend I was there with decided to leave and go to another establishment to eat and we had a wonderful time there. I do not believe I will be returning back to Half Smoke. I traveled from Newport News, Va to see how their food taste and did not get good enough service to even order anything to eat...I barely was able to get water.
  35. ST

    SahshaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    You get what you pay for. Service is spread thin. Chill place is you’re patient .
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The service was not the best. We ordered an app 3 times and the waiter never brought it out. They don’t write the order down which could be some d the issue. They seemed to have friends dining and giving them more drinks food etc. i was disappointed how bad the service was.
  37. T

    Tiera

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food wasn’t good, drinks were okay. I loved the music.
  38. J

    Justin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Was seated on a couch so low to the ground I was basically on the floor. We had a party of 5 and only 4 were there but did not receive any service (not even water) for a full 10 minutes after we sat down. I wish I had a better experience here.
  39. SG

    StephanieG

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Visiting from down south. First meal I had that was taste worthy! Well seasoned and delicious. Need better service tho. Waited a while before anyone came to the table but the food made up for it
  40. LC

    LoveChild201

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food3service2ambience5
    Great vibe. But customer service could be much better!

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 3.9 stars by 1073 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 37 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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