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HalfSmoke, Washington, DC
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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HalfSmoke

3.7
3.7
1114 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

19:00


Booked 35 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 1,114 people are saying

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 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!!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 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.
  3. AV

    AngieV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love the atmosphere and food
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

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

    Keisha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 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.
  7. K

    Kayla

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 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.
  8. ES

    ElizabethS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

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

    Ryan

    Las Vegas

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 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.
  11. B

    Bonnie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 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!!!!
  12. K

    Kayy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 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
  13. DL

    DestiniL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 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.
  14. JB

    JoeyB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food came before drinks Long wait service
  15. CM

    CMJG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 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.
  16. T

    Timora

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 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.
  17. NH

    NormaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 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.
  18. ZN

    ZoeyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 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
  21. EW

    EvanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

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

    TianaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 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
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 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.
  24. B

    Bria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place needs some serious help
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was very nice i love the hospitality perioootayy 🫶🏽❤️
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Bday. They set us in this outside room and refused to sit my party even tho majority was there
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 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
  29. MD

    MoetD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 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 !
  30. AD

    AlphonsoD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 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.
  31. KH

    KenyattaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

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

    RichieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great brunch! definitely coming back sooner than later!
  33. NR

    NancyR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 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.
  34. DB

    DeniseB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 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
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was dirty, service was horrible, long wit and we were 1 of 3 very small groups in the restaurant. Never again!!!!
  37. J

    Jacob

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Our server was great. However, the manger was not helpful or attentive. How do you blame the customer for the bad experience 🤔 The food was such a disappointment. Some of our dishes were way over seasoned. The salmon was undercooked. Had to send it back twice. On the otherhand, the fried chicken and mac and cheese didn't have enough seasoning. They were bad. I would not recommend. I've been to this place twice before. The food was just ok but wasn't as bad as my last visit. I came for the mimosa deal but honestly can say I won't ever be back.
  38. J

    Jayy

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    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.
  39. MP

    MarshaeP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 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 .
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 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..

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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 1114 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 35 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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