Urban Roast / District Eatz

4.4
187 reviews
$30 and under
Cafe Dining
Urban Roast is a family-owned cafe and cocktail bar that offers gourmet coffees, specialty alcoholic beverages, and a wide variety of contemporary shared plates. Whether you’re grabbing a drink after work with colleagues, having a cozy Sunday brunch by our outdoor fire pits, or sharing some delicious appetizers with friends before an event at the Capital One Arena (located right across the street!) – Urban Roast has you covered. Come enjoy a comfortable, community-friendly atmosphere with appetizing food, endless drink options, and an ambiance always matched with the decor of the season.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 187 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice spot. Great customer service.

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KaitlynM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun place for drinks! Definitely on the pricey side and the quality felt like it was a bit lacking, but still a fun and trendy place go for drinks or snacks with friends.

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vipBadDaddyDnA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Overall service was poor. We waited 30 minutes for someone to take our drinks after I hunted down the manager, Remy. It took 15 minutes to get our drinks and another 15 minutes to put in order. Once we got our food we were given plastic utensils with just the paper napkin that comes in the plastic.

The food was okay, nothing to highlight.

During the course of our dinner the service did get better as one waitress started coming by, but still she took quite a long time to return considering the small number of tables.

We won't be going back.

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Natasha
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Reserve this place for Mothers Day, Originally it was a party of 7 however due to an emergency it end up being a party of 3. The hostess attempted to sat us in a dark corner behind the bar which was a NO. It was Mother's Day the last thing we want to be sat in which is a beautiful ambiance is away from the experience. We than waited an additional 20 mins to be sat somewhere close to the 1st seating that we said no to. I figure ok at this point just take a seat. They ran out of lobster which suck since I am Pescatarian. My waitress NEVER checked on us. The food was out before the appetizers, my aunt's order was forgotten and not put in Other than the crab cakes on the appetizer menu not was available allegedly sold out. It's Mother's Day in a downtown DC restaurant they were not prepared. It was hard trying to order other drinks and food because the waitress never came back nor did she even bother to tell us her name don't waste your time! Then they have a nerve to tell you about this 90 minute rule at the table but if my waitress is not coming to take orders in a timely fashion how does that make sense?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Slow and erratic service - water late, several beers not available, plastic cutlery but no plates provided!

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DanielleW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

The food was terrible. The Macaroni and Cheese was bland and barely had cheese. How can you create an entire section in the menu and it not be good. The other appetizers were just ok. Nothing that would set it apart from a basic restaurant. The service was slow. We had to have the manager come to the table just to bring the check. I had a reservation and still had to wait 45 mins to sit. The noise inside the restaurant made it hard to hear the conversation at your table. We were also given a table with red fold out picnic chairs that were uncomfortable. The only thing going well for the restaurant is the décor. The décor was the highlight of the entire time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

Well I expected Mother’s Day to be crowded but I also made reservations well in advance so to arrive on time & have several other parties sat before us, not to mention having to sit outside because inside was so full & I requested to be seated inside on my reservation was not what we were expecting. Then to take it a step further, once we were finally seated outside & our waiter took our drink/ meal orders, only one drink came out. I am pregnant & had to remind the waiter about bringing me my lemon water which should’ve taken no time. The rest of us did not have our drinks until some of our food arrived which was still a long wait. My boyfriend ended never getting his meal which was just a burger until the rest of us all finished eating our meals. We asked to speak with management & they never came by our table so we requested the burger be taken off the bill & asked for togo boxes to leave. Not a good first experience especially on Mother’s Day.

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EvelynM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Nice decor and ambiance. Good drinks but the food was okay

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PamelaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is fine. We sat outside and the tables are fire pits with edges, so there's basically no space for the boards or individual plates. It's so awkward and inconvenient. But my experience was ruined by the manager. A homeless man walked by and I ordered him a coffee and croissant. The manager asked him to leave but I said he was waiting on food. Manager went in and brought a coffee and sends him on his way, telling me there's no croissants. A few minutes later, the waitress brings me a fresh croissant on a plate. I sent it back. Then another waitress brought me another croissant in a to-go bag. Clearly, the manager just didn't want him there. Too much inconvenience for 5 mins to treat someone with dignity. All he had to do was be kind - and not lie to me about the food. Oh, then they tried charging me for it (the "nonexistent" croissant).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

They weren’t able to accommodate our reservation at the time scheduled. We waited almost 20 mins. I requested indoor seating but we sat outside just to have a seat.

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SkylerS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was a 10/10. From the food to the service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mothers Day

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome and the customer service was great

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meraw
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

This restaurant is not kid friendly at all, the food was ok and the menu was very limited. The restaurant space is very tight; it seems this place is still being established.

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MedicMatt
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Food was fine, and the menu descriptions defining make it seem like you’re gonna get some bang for your buck but that’s not quite the case. Platters are all small servings meant for sharing by 2-3 people, one platter is barely a serving for a single diner. Alcoholic drinks arrived quickly but were poorly made, coffees all showed up after the meal was finished as did one of our sides. The service staff were all very friendly but seemed a bit confused and out of sorts. Had really hoped this could be a frequent spot to stop in the area but not sure I’ll return.

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BrandonS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s a beautiful place with spectacular decor. Just can be a little too loud when it comes to having conversations at your table. You can barely hear each other.

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LaShondaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will definitely be back for brunch! Everything was AMAZING!

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Crammy
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

A place to be seen. This restaurant is for Instagram photo ops. The food is not good at all. The sangria wasn’t worth it. In my opinion don’t waste your time unless you want cute social media pictures

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MsRae
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The ambience was great, I got the rise and shine breakfast board which was pretty good, I would return and try something different

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VictorG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Ambient was great, but for the prices the portions of food are really poor.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and experience. Will have to come back on weekdays to try coffee flights.

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vipChanee
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Please try the crab cakes! They were delicious. Also, the drinks are super cute but kinda pricey for them to be light on the liquor.

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Unclejj
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Food quality for the price wasn’t it. I paid 28 dollars for a brunch board “rise and shine” for a few prices of bacon sausage and half is a dried out cinnamon roll. Drinks took too long to arrive, and the cost of the drink wasn’t respectful to the quality of the drink. My server was fantastic, however the table behind Kept speaking of they amorous events they had the night before which really damped my experience. I mean no one wants to hear about how you “lubricate the larynx” *gag* no pun intended. I’d say go try it out if you’ve never been. However, Would I come back? No, there’s other places that are half the cost for better quality. Might I add there was literally no Social distance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

They pressure you into leaving one hour into a two hour reservation. They also clear your table of everything while the party at the table next to you that arrived before you is allowed to continue consumption.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Food was mediocre and the place was so loud Me and my boyfriend had to yell across the table to hear each other. Wasn’t worth the money at all

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Rika
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have a wonderful time and the good was amazing Emmy was exceptional with her service 10 ⭐️ ✨

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CaseyS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was AMAZING! Great date night and outing with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was incredible, drinks were too syrupy.

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RyanS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The inside of the place was beautiful. The service was great and the food was delicious. I would definitely go back and I want to try the brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Melissa is great! I loved the atmosphere. The food was great, came out quite fast. I will definitely be back and hope to have Melissa as my server. Thank you for making it a great first visit!

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Ashanti
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Bad service, Amazing manager ! He made up for our terrible server, we were left alone for long periods of time. Again great manager, and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cute scenery. Gives Amsterdam basement vibes. Bomb coffee.

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Susa
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food was good, the pitcher was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best food was good ambiance was amazing definitely be back

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Courtney
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Possibly the worst experience I’ve ever had. The food is mediocre at best, the “fire-pit” tables are a lawsuit waiting to happen, and the service was appalling! The bussers tried to take our food several times while we were STILL eating! When I spoke to the manager about the poor food and service, (David) was defensive about everything, condescending, and flat out rude! I have never in my life had a manger blame ME for a poor dining experience. When we got our checks he didn’t comp anything. He didn’t offer us a dessert or anything to make us reconsider dining there in the future. I had to go inside the restaurant to ask the hostess for David’s manager. When David and his assistant manager walked up, the assistant asked what was wrong and I told him that David was very rude. David replied “how was I being rude?” In a whiny tone. Then David took me to see the owner who was much nicer. He gave us 50% off. But honestly the damage was already done. The food was horrid, the service was abysmal, and the whole experience was terrible. I WILL NEVER RETURN! There is no amount of money that anyone could pay for me to return to that trash restaurant!

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TraceyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great! The ambiance was perfect. Amanda was such a great server/waitress! She was very polite, patient and made some really awesome recommendations! We will definitely come back again!

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Dmb2001
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great drinks! Good food, fun atomosphere!! My favorite place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is rare that you find a restaurant that has all of the following: amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing, service, amazing atmosphere, and amazing desserts. This place has them all!!! The manager, Remy was THE best as well as our server Emily!!

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vipDCfoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

My food was cold and there was no avocado on my avocado toast. I also requested Turkey bacon but got regular bacon. Very aesthetically pleasing ambiance but a bit overpriced.

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vipSktee
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Luisa is great!

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You can order delivery directly from Urban Roast / District Eatz using the Order Online button. Urban Roast / District Eatz also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 393-1111.

Urban Roast / District Eatz is rated 4.4 stars by 187 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 bookings at the moment.