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Moonraker, Washington, DC

Moonraker

4.3
4.3
278 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Welcome to Moonraker at Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf, a signature rooftop hideaway with a Japanese inspired menu of light bites and sushi alongside handcrafted cocktails, a curated selection of Japanese whiskeys, and more. All set around a stunning central bar boasting panoramic views of the waterfront. A laidback lounge by day evolves into a buzzy nightlife scene alongside a handsome bar that sets the scene for intimate soirées, nighttime meet ups and weekend afternoons by the Potomac.

Introducing Capitol Brunch. Meet us at Moonraker for an all-new weekend brunch menu, featuring everything from bottomless brunch cocktails to Japanese-infused breakfast classics like Shokupan French Toast and Tokyo Chicken and Waffles, sushi and more alongside live jazz music and a stunning view of Washington’s best.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri, Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 843-1115
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Southwest Waterfront
  • Parking details
    The Pendry Hotel offers valet parking starting at 35$. However, there are several garages along the Wharf, as well as limited street parking.
  • Public transit
    DC Metro Green Line
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Red, White & With A View

    $200.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 4, 2024 only
    Celebrate Independence Day at Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf. Join us at Moonraker, our signature rooftop hideaway, for a star-spangled celebration on Thursday, July 4th from 6PM - 10PM. Indulge in plenty of passed Japanese-Americana inspired bites, flowing themed cocktails and live music paired alongside an inimitable view of DC. Tickets are $200 per guest, excluding tax and gratuity, 21+ event.
    Red, White & With A View Photo
  • Roll-Your-Own Sushi Making Class at Moonraker

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 18 - Jul 27, 2024
    Meet us at our rooftop hideaway for an intimate sushi making class led by Moonraker’s very own, Chef Marcia Lozada. Guests will be welcomed with sake to start, then will be guided through the step-by-step process of making a Tuna Roll, Veggie Roll and Gyoza. The class will conclude on a sweet note with instruction on how to put the finishing touches on Moonraker’s famed Matcha Profiteroles. 21+ event. Upcoming Dates: May 18th, June 29th, July13th, July 27th Please note this event is non-cancellable and non-refundable.

What 278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Great for scenic views

  • District of Columbia

    Great for scenic views

278 Reviews
  1. BruceT

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed. Very hot room. Not a very big menu and very limited wine selection by the glass. Many other good choices near by to go here.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The outside seating was great. We had cocktails and bites while watching the sunset over the Potomac. A great way to celebrate my birthday!

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  3. LakitaD

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Actually stayed at the hotel and made the reservations weeks ago. However, were sat in a corner and told we would be given a better table if one became available. It appeared that they overbooked and were not prepared to accommodate us. $170 later on food and drinks it would’ve been nice to actually be seated near the riverside and accommodated better. Our waiter was nice but we were often forgotten about in our little corner.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Won’t recommend this to anyone. Incredibly poor service. No value for money.

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  5. TinuT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    A server seemed to disappear majority of our time there and we eventually ended up working with a different server towards the end. Our food and drinks were delayed. Overall it was okay, just wish we had a better experience for the amount of money being spent.
    MoonrakerResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Tinu, Thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that your experience at Moonraker didn't meet your expectations. We always aim to provide a seamless service, and we're sorry that we fell short this time. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the drinks and food, and we hope to have another opportunity to provide a better experience. Your feedback is valuable to us and we appreciate it. Regards, Kevin Soucy Director of Restaurants, Pendry DC

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  6. MaximilianO

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped for afternoon cocktails. Lovely space. Beautiful views. Lovely Staff. Well made cocktails. Will return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, great ambiance! Perfect spot for evening cocktail.
    MoonrakerResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for joining us at Moonraker. We appreciate you for taking the time out to share your experience with us and the community. We are warmed by your kind words and the perfect rating! It is always our goal to create a memorable evening for our guests. We appreciate your feedback on our value and will continue to strive for excellence. We look forward to welcoming you back to Moonraker for more memorable evenings. Cheers! Tene'A Cummings Food and Beverage Coordinator

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very excited to try Moonraker for a celebratory birthday evening; unfortunately, it left much to be desired. Shortly after we arrived at our table, we unfortunately overheard our waitress complain about us being seated in her section to a fellow guest sitting nearby, as she was nearing the end of her shift. While she did stop by to let us know she transferred our tab to the bar, we had difficulties receiving service for the remainder of the evening. For some reason, the bartender refused to take our order at the bar and asserted we had to wait for a server to come to our table outside, which did not happened. Despite having empty glasses, no one approached our table to ask if we wanted another round. After a second time trying to order another drink at the bar, we gave up and tried to enjoy the stunning rooftop view. We eventually flagged down the hostess to ask if there was a server available; she was very helpful, but ended up sending us to the bar to order?! We were shocked by the lack of organization, at a Pendry hotel no less, as the oblivious staff acted like we did not exist--especially considering we were attempting to order another round of cocktails. We were excited to try Moonraker, but will likely not return. We had a reservation for this weekend to take a family member, who is visiting DC, and made sure to cancel. We would rather take guests to a place with quality service.

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  9. Ilikecopper

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Looking for a nice spot, then Moonraker is it! Highly recommend it.
    MoonrakerResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Ilikecopper, Thank you for joining us at Moonraker! We are thrilled to hear that Moonraker is your go-to spot for the ultimate dining experience. Your high ratings for our food, service, and value truly make our day. We are so glad we could provide you with a great experience. Looking forward to your next visit. Best, Tene'A Cummings Food and Beverage Coordinator

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  10. JohnP

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second experience at Moonraker. The food was spectacular. The service provided by Shayna was amazing. Unfortunately I have an allergy to sesame seeds, however Shayna went above and beyond to help me pick a small bite that would meet my dietary needs. I will definitely be back.

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FAQs

Moonraker is rated 4.3 stars by 278 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 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Moonraker

655 Water St SW 14th floor, Washington, DC 20024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Southwest Waterfront
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri, Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    The Pendry Hotel offers valet parking starting at 35$. However, there are several garages along the Wharf, as well as limited street parking.
  • Public transit
    DC Metro Green Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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