Restaurants

Dine at The Wharf

The Wharf is DC's most popular restaurant destination. Residents and visitors alike can take advantage of fine dining, casual cafés, and gourmet on the go on the waterfront. Have a cocktail with friends after work, make a reservation for date night, or bring the whole family during the weekend. The options are all yours. Please visit restaurants' websites for reservations, menus, and seasonal specials.

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12 Stories

Boasting stunning panoramic views of the Washington skyline via its 13-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor terrace, 12 Stories is hospitality industry leader Gerber Group’s first D.C. property and is located atop The Wharf’s luxurious InterContinental Hotel. 

Bar Pendry

Located in The Pendry hotel, Bar Pendry offers exquisite cocktails and light bites in a sleek setting.

Bartaco

COMING SOON. Bartaco at The Wharf will offer unique tacos, rice bowls, margaritas and more, inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay, and Southern California.

 

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

The legendary ice cream maker brings its outrageously named and delicious flavors to The Wharf. With a phenomenal variety of ice creams, sorbets, frozen yogurts, sundaes, smoothies, and shakes, you can visit the scoop shop all year long to enjoy a waterside treat with friends and family.

Bistro Du Jour

Bistro Du Jour is an all-day Parisian café from KNEAD Hospitality + Design featuring pastries from Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery and coffee from La Colombe.

Blank Street Coffee

COMING SOON. Blank Street Coffee is a popular small-format coffee shop offering high-quality, affordable coffee and pastries.

Boardwalk Bar & Arcade

Boardwalk Bar & Arcade at The Wharf features a welcoming waterfront space featuring fun arcade games, creative drinks, and a beachy menu. 

Brighton SW1

Brighton SW1 is a waterfront pub that brings high energy and a dose of nightlife to The Wharf. Envisioned by Eric and Ian Hilton, the brothers behind the Gibson, the Brixton, American Ice Company, and other popular DC venues, Brighton SW1 has become a hotspot for a pint with friends, casual cocktails, and lively evenings.

Camp Wharf at the Firepit

It's S'more fun at The Wharf! This winter, Camp Wharf has transformed into Camp WAFF, a new partnership with The Wharf and Washington Gas to benefit the Washington Area Fuel Fund. Complete with a wood-burning fire, the vintage Airstream trailer serves up everything you need for the ultimate s’more – marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, and roasting sticks.

Canopy Central Bar & Café

At Canopy, there’s always a light snack, a casual menu with healthful choices, or an inviting beverage waiting for you. Start the day your way: in the bar & café with a delicious artisanal breakfast made with fresh, local ingredients or with a Canopy Breakfast bag delivered to your room. Or simply relax with a cup of coffee. From business brunches to pre-dinner drinks and everything in between, the options at Canopy are always refreshingly satisfying.

Reserve online or by phone 202.730.2399.

Cantina Bambina

The team from Cantina Marina has opened a scaled-down version of the beloved watering hole with an open-air bar featuring beers and margaritas served alongside great views of the waterfront.

Chopsmith

Chopsmith at The Wharf offers fresh made-to-order salads and bowls with fire-grilled protein cooked to order. Or grab an item to go from the chef-inspired market, which has a daily rotation of made-from-scratch salads, sides, mains, and sandwiches. 

Order pickup or delivery through DoorDash

Colada Shop

This all-day Cuban cafe has strong coffee, food, & cocktails made with the flare of Cuban flavor and life.

Del Mar de Fabio Trabocchi

Del Mar is a magnificent two-level Spanish and seafood restaurant at The Wharf, created by James Beard Award-winning chef Fabio Trabocchi.

District Doughnut

District Doughnut is a DC-based doughnut shop serving handcrafted fresh doughnuts featuring classic and internationally-inspired flavors.

Easy Company

COMING SOON. Easy Company is a European-inspired wine bar serving house wines and popular frozen drinks.

E-Tea

E-Tea serves fresh-brewed bubble tea mixed with milk, fresh fruit, and tapioca pearls, alongside pastries and onigiri, rice balls wrapped in seaweed.

Falafel Inc

This authentic quick-service eatery serves up falafel, hummus, bowls and sides with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and an array of mouthwatering sauces.

Fat Fish

Fish Fat offers poke bowls, sushi style handrolls and vegan soft serve with seasonally rotating flavors.

Flora Flora

Flora Flora at The Pendry hotel is a Latin-influenced poolside restaurant combining the cuisines of Mexico and Peru in an all-day menu.

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

Enjoy a menu of authentic British fish & chips, chicken, and shrimp, along with Chef Ramsay’s signature Sticky Toffee and Biscoff shakes.

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen

COMING SOON. Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay is bringing Hell’s Kitchen to The Wharf, including his famous Beef Wellington, lobster risotto, and sticky toffee pudding.

Grazie Grazie

Grazie Grazie is an Italian deli and salad shop at The Wharf that cooks from scratch using honest ingredients from quality people, prepared with integrity and care. You'll find sandwiches, salads, cheesesteaks, and fun starters.

Order delivery or pick through through Caviar.

Hank's Oyster Bar

Hank's Oyster Bar features freshly shucked oysters and local seafood classics, served alongside cool drinks and warm hospitality.

H Bar at Hyatt House

H Bar, located on the second floor of the Hyatt House Hotel (725 Wharf Street), is known for its handcrafted cocktails, light bites, and wine and beer selection.

ilili

ilili serves a melting pot of Lebanese, Levantine, Mediterranean inspired cuisine mixed with New York attitude.

Kaliwa

Kaliwa pays tribute to the Southeast Asian food and cultures of Korea, Thailand, and the Phillipines, offering both elevated sit-down fare and grab-and-go take-out options.

Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream

COMING SOON. Kilwins is a locally-owned franchise providing delicious chocolates, hand-made fudge, ice cream, and sweet treats.

Kinfolk Southern Kitchen

COMING SOON. Kinfolk Southern Kitchen is a bourbon and barbecue restaurant featuring spirits and smoky flavors.

Kirwan’s Irish Pub

Enjoy a pint (or two) at this authentic Irish pub started by Irish native and former Guinness employee, Mark Kirwan.

La Vie

Experience coastal-inspired Mediterranean cuisine and beverages with stunning elevated waterfront views.

Limani

COMING SOON. Limani is a Mediterranean seafood restaurant from NYC focusing on traditional Greek specialties.

Live K Karaoke Bar

COMING SOON. Live K is a brand new karaoke bar bursting on to DC's karaoke scene with private rooms and a main stage.

Lucky Buns

COMING SOON. Lucky Buns is a popular DC burger joint featuring burgers and chicken sandwiches bursting with worldwide flavor.

Lupo Marino

Seven days a week, Lupo Marino serves authentic Italian food, including pasta, fritti, panini, and Neapolitan-style Pizza.

Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls

COMING SOON. Mason's Famous Lobster Roles offers authentic Maine-style lobster rolls and traditional accompinaments.

Matchbox

COMING SOON. Matchbox is a casual pizza, burger, and beer joint, with a side of family fun. 

Milk & Honey

COMING SOON. Milk & Honey Café is a New Orleans-themed restaurant featuring southern comfort food. 

Mi Vida

Mi Vida offers a modern take on street food and traditional Mexican home cooking, served in a vibrant and dramatic waterfront setting.

Moon Rabbit

Moon Rabbit spotlights Chef Kevin Tien's reinterpreted takes on Vietnamese and American dishes.

Moonraker

Moonraker restaurant and lounge at The Pendry pairs a Japanese-leaning menu with a curated library of Japanese whisky and cocktails.

NaRa-Ya

NaRa-Ya brings a fresh take on Japanese izakaya-style dishes–including sushi, sashimi, kushiage, and takoyaki–in a lavish waterfront setting.

Officina by Nicholas Stefanelli

Officina by Chef Nicholas Stefanelli offers Italian delicacies in a range of settings including an artisinal mercato, an amaro bar, and a full-service restaurant.

Pearl Street Warehouse

Music lovers can enjoy live-and-up-close Americana performances with a side of great food.

Philippe by Philippe Chow

COMING SOON. Philippe by Philippe Chow serves up traditional Beijing cuisine alongside sweeping waterfront views.

Praline Bakery

Praline Bakery is an entirely made-from-scratch bakery offering freshly baked croissants, danishes, cookies, cakes, and breads.

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Rappahannock Oyster Bar serves drinks and meals featuring exceptional local oysters and clams in a historic building.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is one of the most beloved burger and shake joints in the world, and also features fries, hot dogs, beer, wine, and more.

Sip and Sail DC

Book a private dining experience aboard Cru Classé, a 47 foot luxury sailing yacht. Enjoy chef-curated wine and food pairings while docked at The Wharf Marina, or while cruising along DC's rivers.

Southwest Soda Pop Shop

Family-owned Southwest Soda Pop Shop serves up nostalgic sweet treats such as ice cream, root beer floats, popsicles, and more.

Starbucks

Starbucks at The Wharf is located at 925 7th St SW, on the corner of Maine Avenue SW and 7th St SW. The iconic café serves hot and cold drinks as well as light bites.

Surfside

Surfside serves up fresh grilled tacos, salads and entrees inspired by the beach cuisines of the world. Enjoy a frozen margarita or tropical blended drink with your meal.

The Grill

The Grill is an upscale American Restaurant featuring California-inspired fare, a gin-centric cocktail menu, and a wood-burning grill.

The Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is an open-air bar located directly on the Washington Channel, across the street from the InterContinental Hotel.

Tiki TNT

From award-winning barman Todd Thrasher comes Tiki TNT, a three-story Polynesian-style Tiki bar and modern watering hole with light bites.

Toastique

Toastique is a gourmet toast and juice bar offering fresh and healthy smoothies, bowls, and open-face sandwiches all day long.

Twisted Pretzels

Twisted Pretzels serves hot pretzels, pretzel roll sandwiches, and more while empowering individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve independence.

Union Pie

The Union Pie kiosk features takeout thin-crust, bar pie–style pizza with classic or unique toppings.

Union Stage

Union Stage is a state-of-the-art live music venue and tavern focused on providing a refined experience for performers and patrons alike.

Whiskey Charlie

Whiskey Charlie is a rooftop bar and cocktail lounge boasting spectacular views of the water and beyond.

“There's never been a better time to go out to eat in our nation's capital.”
— Bon Appétit Magazine

Do It All on the Waterfront

Whether you like to be on the Potomac or prefer the sparkling views from land, The Wharf offers ample things to do and ways to enjoy the water. Dine in one of our fabulous restaurants. Browse our shops. Or join us during one of our festivals. Take a look at our upcoming events to plan your next visit.

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Water Taxi & Wharf Jitney

Introducing one of the best ways to view the city and the easiest mode of transportation to get to destinations on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers: our new water taxi. And if you just want to get across the Washington Channel, catch our jitney to East Potomac Park for a round of golf or a leisurely stroll.

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