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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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Friday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm

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. 

Reserve online or by phone 202.894.9700.

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Friday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-11:00pm

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.

Order delivery through GrubHub

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Bar & Tavern

Boardwalk Bar & Arcade

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Boardwalk Bar & Arcade at The Wharf features a welcoming waterfront space featuring fun games, creative drinks, and a beachy eats. The young and young-at-heart can play arcade games–both vintage and modern–plus basketball games, pinball, table football, Skee-ball, and more. Boardwalk also serves up a nostalgic beachfront menu with options like homemade corn dogs and hot dogs, thin-crust pizzas, fish tacos, and club sandwiches.

 

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Sunday: 12:00pm-12:00am

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.

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Dessert

Camp Wharf at the Firepit

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 6:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

It's S'more fun at The Wharf! This season, visit Camp Wharf where you'll find a wood-burning fire and a vintage Airstream trailer with everything you need for the perfect s'more—marshmallow, chocolate, graham cracker, and roasting stick. 

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American

Canopy Central Bar & Café

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Thursday: 6:30am-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 6:30am-12:00am
Sunday: 6:30am-10:00pm

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.

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Tuesday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-10:00pm

The team behind local favorite Cantina Marina has opened a scaled-down version of the beloved watering hole with the new Cantina Bambina on Transit Pier. The two-story concession stand and bar is located next to The Anthem’s box office and serves to-go items like quesadillas, bagels, and frozen custard on the ground floor. Upstairs, an open-air bar offers up great views of the waterfront, along with Mexican-import beers and margaritas.

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Saturday: 8:30am-8:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am-8:00pm

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

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-9:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 8:30am-10:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am-9:00pm

Welcome to a lively spot where the colors are as vibrant as the flavors. Share in the Cuban way to start and end the day. Colada Shop brings people together by transporting them into a space where conversation flows, strong coffee is brewed, food & cocktails are made with the flare of Cuban flavor and life.

Order pickup through ToastTab.

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Sunday: 11:30am-8:30pm

E-Tea at The Wharf is a fresh-brewed tea shop located in District Square. Bubble tea, also known as boba tea or pearl milk tea, is steeped loose leaf tea that can be mixed with milk, fresh fruit, and tapioca pearls. E-Tea's menu features milk-based teas like Brown Sugar Bubble Tea and Thai Tea, as well as fruit-based teas like Dragon Fruit Rose Black Tea and Yuzu Citrus Green Tea.

The shop also features a wide selection of Asian and Western pastries, including strawberry cream Belgian waffles, and E-Tea's signature Onigiri, rice balls wrapped in seaweed and filled with flavors like spiced tofu or tuna.

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COMING TO THE WHARF IN 2022

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay is bringing Hell’s Kitchen to The Wharf. Drawing inspiration from the global hit reality television show starring world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, guests will feel like they are on the studio set. Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, a staple in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, is known for its steak and seafood offerings including its Beef Wellington showpiece and lobster risotto. The waterfront restaurant will be located in a two-story over-water building located at 652 Wharf Street SW.

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Sunday: 11:00am-11:00pm

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.

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American

Lucky Buns

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Lucky Buns is bringing their popular DC burger joint to The Wharf with a menu featuring burgers and chicken sandwiches bursting with worldwide flavor.

Lucky Buns—a name inspired by the Maneki-neko (the beloved Japanese good luck cat figurine)—was created by Alex McCoy, acclaimed chef and Food Network personality. McCoy found culinary inspiration in Thailand and Australia, and has incorporated those regions' vibrant and flavorful flavors into every dish at the restaurant.

COMING TO THE WHARF IN 2022

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Chinese

Philippe by Philippe Chow

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COMING TO THE WHARF IN 2022

Philippe by Philippe Chow brings traditional Chinese cuisine to The Wharf. This Manhattan staple, led by Chef Philippe Chow for nearly two decades, is known for its Beijing style menu and offerings. The restaurant, located at 635 Wharf Street SW, will feature sweeping waterfront views of the Potomac River.

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“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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