The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

4.8
665 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in downtown DC, just four blocks from the White House, breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch are served under The Jefferson’s historic skylight in The Greenhouse. Natural light streams from above, creating an airy atmosphere that complements the light, fresh and energizing fare on our seasonal menus.

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Let us do all the cooking this Thanksgiving! We are offering a signature 3-Course Prix Fixe for $108.00/person, featuring all the favorites with freshly carved turkey to all the fixings! Join us from 11am - 6pm!

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vipDeanI
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Service was excellent, and the food was very good.

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RogerV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

only people at the restaurant this night. Feel sorry for the wait staff.

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vipGautamK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It is not the old Plume. Which is a pity but hopefully we will return to greater normalcy so we restore the ambience and selection variety of the Plume!

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vipBethH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, great service!

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vipslanderso
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful environment for brunch. The waffles were crispy and delicious as was the avocado toast.

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Maril
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Greenhouse offers a lovely setting, quiet; excellent service.

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vipLuv2eat007
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, as always. Impeccable service. Delicious food
Love the Greenhouse.

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FilizB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food, and a beautiful setting.

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vipEzra
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greenhouse dinner is run by the original cooking team of the michelin starred Plume. The food is more casual but still outstanding.

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CarlaP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and a beautiful surroundings. I had a great time and will definitely be back. I ordered the lemon ricotta pancakes and a side of bacon. It was delicious!!

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Patricia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous breakfast at the Jefferson Hotel. Everything from service to good to lovely surroundings. It was a perfect start to a rainy day!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We were celebrating my sisters birthday and felt the service was very slow. We had to get a servers attention to order.

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AMRM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I went to the Greenhouse for the first time this last weekend. The location is simply stunning and the service was wonderful. That said, we were a little disappointed with the food given how expensive their brunch menu is. Nothing tasted bad, but it didn't really blow us away. For what we paid, I was a bit disappointed. If you're looking for a brunch location that offers a stunning locale and top service, this is your place. If you're looking for something that offers a memorable culinary experience above all else, I think there may be other establishments worth trying.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had such a great time at this restaurant. I would def recommend the blueberry French toast and the mimosas! Service is A+!

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MacalahCorrine
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast peaceful and pleasant ! Food was perfectly splendid

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SpencerE
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Words cannot describe how incredible the Greenhouse experience. Each dish is otherworldly. How are the raw carrots more flavorful than normal carrots? With a unique, special courtyard ambience, the experience was like no other.

The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for the kind words - we're so glad you enjoyed your experience in The Greenhouse!

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JEHVR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very good food, although some of the flavour choices were a bit too much. The thousand island ice cream with the oysters was interesting but overshadowed the rest of the dish and rose water in the panna cotta overpowered the other components.

Ambiance is nice, although the wall decorations seem a little "low rent" and one has to take an elevator to go to the toilet.

Staff was very nice and attentive, but missed some little things like cutlery and drink orders.

Location is great, food is very good - they just need to address some of the other aspects of the dining experience to make it worth the cost.

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Cait
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Atmosphere was nice and quite. Staffs were welcoming and prompt. The problem was food. The ham on the egg benedict was way too salty for my liking. I had to remove the ham and only eat muffin and egg. Asparagus was cooked well. Pork sausage that we ordered on the side was cold....I had one bite of it and didn't bother to finish it. I would go back to try other dishes but this time was a fail for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service & food was excellent.

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vipJN01
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so glad to be back to the Greenhouse after being away during the Pandemic. Luckily it continued to have the same quality, service and ambiance.

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Cornbread2013
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My first indoor dining experience in DC since February 2020! Perfect. Ambience, service, food. Thank you, Jefferson!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. The serving staff was friendly, attentive and made great menu recommendations. Would definitely come here again!

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Jpel
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Glad they are finally open.

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Nick
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great place for quiet, elegant, romantic ambience and 5-star service. We were glad that it was finally opened back up (after a far-too-long shutdown).

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vipJules
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely and elegant -- including a velvet footstool for ladies' bags. The food was delicious, the room is beautiful and the service is warm and attentive. They seemed happy to be reopen after the pandemic. The Jefferson is such a gem. Thank you!

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vipKateInDC
Washington DC
193 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Greenhouse is such a beautiful space and the warm and gracious service matches. We enjoyed delicious salad and quiche for lunch with wine and the dessert offerings were so tempting we did split one and were not disappointed. The prices are on the high side, but the value is excellent to enjoy the entire experience such a perfect combination of ambience, food and welcoming, attentive service.

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vipMickeyI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday Brunch on the first day The Jefferson reopened. So glad The Greenhouse is back!

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1lovesteak
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! So good to be back! Delicious food, excellent service! Can’t wait to be back!

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SashaR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! From the food to the ambiance and let’s not forget the impeccable service. A+++

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vipMonica
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience at The Jefferson Hotel was superb!

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vipAishaO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a mature crowd. Food and ambiance was top notch.

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ChrisS
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best omelette I’ve ever had. Fantastic service.

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Peony
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made reservation but still had to wait at least 15 mins and had to ask the staffs 3 times to be seated. Food was expensive, but not as good as expected.

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the kindness and attention to detail of the staff. Lovely environment. Great to have natural light.

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Kimm2
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is beautiful! The food was amazing and the prices were reasonable! The service was impeccable!

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DonnaF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place for a quiet and elegant brunch in an intimate atmosphere. Service was very attentive and food was delicious.

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vipPJack
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the venue. Loved the service. Am so grateful, thank you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, very beautiful and classy !! Not expensive at all!! Service is perfect!!!

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StephanieW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delightful! Exceptional service, delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. What else can you ask for.

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Indy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

prompt attentive service, great food and THE quiet corner away from all the noise.
Was greeted personally upon arrival
And really inexpensive for all it was

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The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC is rated 4.8 stars by 665 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.

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