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HalfSmoke, Washington, DC
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HalfSmoke

3.8
3.8
1055 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

9:00 PM


Booked 26 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 1,055 people are saying

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Servers and space was nice. Food was mediocre
  2. PH

    PhillipH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    CarlosS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  5. PV

    PatriceV

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  6. 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?
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. MR

    MRich

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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.
  14. 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
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, highly recommended the crab fries.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 :)
  19. 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.
  20. 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 .
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. LC

    LoveChild201

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

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

    nisheeraj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    The atmosphere was definitely a winner, they had a photo booth and board games available to play which added a nice touch. music was on point with what is popular today. The service definitely was poor we chucked it up to it was a holiday (Mothers day) and it was very busy but we didn’t expect the best but at least check in every 10-15 mins, we had to wave her down a lot. The food was good, my steak could have been cooked better but it was still pretty tasty. The drinks were very delicious but not very strong for The price. Overall it’s a must try you may have a better experience but we still enjoyed ourselves
  27. JQ

    JaeQ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Food was overpriced to not include any sides. Service could use some improvement, but I understand it was a busy Sunday afternoon.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was amazing really enjoyed the vibe of halfsmoke recommend for everyone 10/10. Definitely going back there!
  29. K

    Karissa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was incredible! Was a bit small for the price but such is DC. We were there shortly after opening and the staff/overall restaurant didn't seem to be up and ready to go. We had to wait a good amount of time for our server each time. She got everything right but wasn't the most friendly/personable person and none of the other servers seemed to be either. The dress code for the staff seemed to be a bit lax in my opinion with many of them having on hoodies and a couple were wearing sweat pants. For the price and the ambiance, I would expect a bit more. Overall a pretty good experience.
  30. RW

    RitaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, the music the drinks my waiter was so nice! I got drunk and he made sure I was okay and my bill was handled.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Overrated. Gross. Service is horrible. Biggest regret was spending a dime here.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    It was no one at the door to greet you we stood at the door for about 10 before I had to stop someone who walked by and ask for a table. I hadn’t been before didn’t know the music was so loud. We didn’t stay went to a different restaurant
  33. W

    rashaneW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Its was ok I didn't like the couch cause it's to low for the table. The waitress Maya was cool. The drinks were good and strong. The food was ok,, some items need a little help. Half smoke isn't a bad place to go to I just think it's overrated.
  34. M

    Mariah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was good but not filling I left hungry and the mimosas were basically juice. Service was great but this place has really gone down hill.
  35. JW

    JayW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    The food was great. The service was very slow. We waited 20 minutes before a server came. Then another 30 after our appetizer and we had to flag the server down to order food. The music was fun but was so loud everyone at our table had to scream. If you’re hungry or if you actually want to talk to the people you’re with, this isn’t the place. But if you’re looking for somewhere to pre-game before a night out, this might be the place.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The ambiance of the restaurant was beautiful. It was a little too noisy and hard to hear each other. The seating was spaced tight. The food was good but the portions were small. Would definitely go back our server Madison was amazing.
  37. LF

    LestheFresh

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food great. Music great. No complaints ❤️
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Poor service and food was disgusting. Alcohol was room temp. Do not recommend
  39. HY

    HoneyY

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Ok. So my very first visit and would possibly be my last however I did not get to order anything from the Brunch Menu so I cant really speak on that. I made a reservation, was not seated until about 30 mins. It was a Sunday. Very crowded but its a popular place. The all day Menu food was cool. The brussel sprouts were amazing. The quantity is rather small. The Mimosa was ok. The atmosphere is lit but chilled at the same time. The waiter barely waited. The price was a big surprising for what we got, but hey its DC right? Any who my overall experience from 1-10 is a 5.
  40. SJ

    SelenaJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    mostly for a younger crowd. the server was very unattentive

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 3.8 stars by 1055 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Ready in 28 minutes

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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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