About 10 Thomas at the Washington Plaza Hotel
Washington, DC 20005
This energetic Thomas Circle restaurant serves innovative American cuisine, with Italian influences from our Chef Luca De Marchis. Because we use locally grown ingredients, our menu changes frequently, keeping the choices fresh and seasonal. The ambience is inviting at any time of day; watch the "early birds" at Thomas Circle in the morning, sunbathers taking a dip in our pool after lunch, or a beautiful sunset at the end of the day. Sip a glass of champagne or a cocktail by candlelight on our Poolside Terrace and make a wish while watching the stars over Washington, D.C.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday
Breakfast 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am
Breakfast Buffet 7:00am - 10:00am
Brunch Buffet 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Guests may valet park at the hotel's main entrance or choose to self-park in the garage.
We are located 2.5 blocks from the McPherson Square Metro stop.
Luca De Marchis
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room is located in the restaurant and can seat up to 16 guests. Our director of Food & Beverage, together, with Chef de Marchis will create a menu for your group that exceeds your expectations. Our entire restaurant is also available for groups of 150 and larger.
Private Party Contact:
Stephen Cunningham: (202) 408-6136
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
10 Thomas at the Washington Plaza Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Went to 10 Thomas at the Washington Plaza for brunch on New Years Day. Brunch was included in the cost of the room (I hope, we will see when I get my credit card bill). Overall it was a decent meal with some good options. The food was good and the service was adequate. We were one of the first to be seated for brunch and got to the omelette station quickly before the line grew relatively long. I am not sure I would have waited too long for the omelette; nothing fancy. The deserts were really good.
We spent Thanksgiving at the "restaurant". The food was good and service very good. I did not realize it was going to be held in a banquet hall setting. I thought it would be a bit cozier, in an actual restaurant. We were all quite full with the meal. Dishes were simple and traditional. No dishes to clean up, yeah!
It has a convenient location downtown with street parking if you're patient. Otherwise, they validate for hotel parking. We stayed a while and paid $8. There is a wide variety of food, including an omelet station, and limitless drinks, which is rare for a Sunday brunch. For $32.50, we had all that we could eat and drink. For the value and location, we were stunned that it wasn't busier. Everything was neat and everyone was professional. The salads and fruit were fresh and the wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing, and they didn't rush us out either. I highly recommend it for entertaining out of town guests or for an outing with friends and family. The prices are lower for children, and there was plenty of food for them as well, meaning that everything wasn't so fancy that a child wouldn't want to eat it. We will definitely go there again.
Excellent Brunch! Come in at 11am and sit by the pool for 4 hours! Enjoy the food, the drink, and the surroundings!
The Lunch/Dinner menu is limited, but each item is done very well! The Breakfast is excellent whether you al'a carte it or go for the buffet! Never had a bad meal here....
I previously visited and enjoyed the brunch .This time the food selection was not as plentiful and half of the food I did try was cold or old. I had to ask for several dishes to be warmed up. The food was obviously not being cooked, replinished, or replaced on a consistent basis . I was very disappointed.
Excellent food from a limited menu, but what they serve, they do well. The bartenders are great, the servers are friendly and dont mind a quick conversation, and the Brunch is fantastic!
Get there at 11am, sit and have the breakfast side, sit outside by the pool, continue to feast on the lunch side while sipping unlimited Bloody's or Mamossa's. Cant beat that....!
During a girlfriends getaway weekend we dined at No. 10 Thomas for Sunday brunch. This isn't the trendiest place in town and the dining area is more nursing home than hot spot, but we were able to sit outside by the pool area. This was a great value: endless buffet options and bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary's. The buffet featured salmon, shrimp and grits, ribs, waffles, roast beef, salads, fruit, creme brûlée and tiramisu. Because the restaurant wasn't crowded, we felt free to relax and take our time. The service was wonderful.
Where I live in the 14th Street NW area, good restaurants abound. Trouble is, they are terribly noisy. This restaurant in the Washington Plaza Hotel provides the perfect answer to: "Where can I go when I want to talk with my meal partners?" This is a lovely dining room that looks over the hotel's swimming pools and lots of trees and other flora - and it's peacefully quiet!! The menu is limited but quite good, the drinks are fine and the staff is accommodating.
This is the 2nd year in a row we've chosen to go to 10 Thomas for Easter Brunch. As a native Washingtonian I can attest to having gone to many hotel brunches but I believe 10 Thomas is not only is a superior value but also has a superior food selection along with wonderful service.
For a $43 Easter brunch we we're disappointed. There was no decoration, or attempt to brighten up the otherwise plain ballroom. The food was just "okay" nothing stood out, carving station was very stingy and had several pieces cut in advance..getting cold and dry. Mimosa's were inconsistent...mostly orange juice or all champagne. They had separate wait staff pouring each separately. We would not go back.
The service was very good. Staff was attentive, a few hiccups but quickly fixed. Food was good, would have preferred the salads not to be drenched in dressing. Would have liked a larger variety in bread like a pumpernickel. The omelet station was top notch, offering both regular and egg white and a variety of fillings. Would have liked more green vegetables such as asparagus or collard greens
The food and service were impeccable. My friend and I decided to split a salad and the server brought us the salad already split and still very generously portioned. We both had the filet mignon medallions and they were cooked perfectly, mine medium and my friend's medium rare. The only disappointment is the ambience and decor. It's very dated and not very appealing. If you are just looking for a good meal and the ambience is less of an issue, this is a great choice.
I was looking for an outstanding dining experience for a special occasion. Based on the pictures and the category under which I found this place on the Open Table website, I thought it would fit the bill. It did not. Don't get me wrong, the service was excellent--courteous, extremely accommodating and prompt. The food was good but not awesome. The ambiance was fair but not something you'd consider for a special occasion. It is what it is--a nice hotel restaurant.
If you are looking for a place for brunch, this is a good choice. The service is good and the food is better than most brunch food. The champagne flows and the staff is warm and friendly. I highly recommend this place for a special occasion or a plain get together. I have been here multiple times and the experience has been consistent.
The restaurant look like taken from 1980, the buffet was poor and we had to order extra dishes which were expensive ($20 for kid meal) . They charged us for the kids even though they didn't really ate anything.
we search for a warm, nice place to eat Thanks giving dinner and we were really appointment.
NOT recommended to anyone in any case.
My mother and I decided to visit 10 Thomas for Thanksgiving Dinner. While I thought the service was very good I thought the food could have been much better. It lacked seasoning in some dishes and others were extremely salty. The best item was the butternut squash soup. Besides that one dish we were very underwhelmed by the food. The one thing that would bring me back to this restaurant would be the service. Our waiter was very helpful and engaged with our table. He made sure that he personalized our experience and my mother greatly appreciated him for that. With that said I still don't think I will be making it back to 10 Thomas for dinner.
We saw their advertised Thanksgiving 3 course meal special, and the menu to go with it, all showing the choices for appetizers, entrees and desserts.
When we turned up, all that nice presentation turned into a buffet. Kudos to the marketing staff. You had me really good. Never again.
The food was not bad, nothing special. Pretty much what you would expect for a buffet.
Nothing serious to complain about nothing drawing me to go back.
My family and I (party of five) went for the Thanksgiving buffet and I should have just cooked. The mac and cheese was this weird noodle, oil, and I guess some sort of soft white cheese concoction. The staff was extremely busy and it took almost 30 mins to get another ginger ale. It was horrible. I expected so much more- especially for $45 per person.
It was thanksgiving so maybe they were managing too many. We arrived and were shuffled into a hotel ballroom with no windows and among hundreds of people we did not know. There were no decorations. Food was good. Service was good, but at some point the servers seemed surprised we were not hotel guests... and had come from outside. I just smiled and paid.
Positives: they were open on Thanksgiving and put out a good buffet with a variety of delicacies. And, the service was accommodating and attentive. Neutral: didn't eat in the trendy restaurant, but got seated in an overflow banquet room. Negative: a little whine on my part-- yeast rolls would have put the menu over the top. Banquet dinner rolls just didn't make the grade. Overall a good experience.
For a hotel restaurant, both the food and the service (and the price) were extremely noteworthy. Their brunch consists of an all-you-can-eat buffet and unlimited mimosas/bloody mary's for $35. The buffet had a very wide and varied selection of items (my only caution is that many of the choices were a bit heavy-handed: lots of cream sauces, heavy mayonnaise) - but very tasty if you don't mind giving your diet a break. The service was also impeccable, they were very good about keeping glasses filled and plates cleared. We sat outside by the pool and it was lovely. The only thing holding me back from an overall 5 stars is the interior of the restaurant just looks and feels very dry and "hotel-y." I might even make the small suggestion they consider having light music in the background perhaps just for ambiance. But definitely check it out, you wont be disappointed!
I work nearby and we often have lunches at this restaurant. The service is great. The food is delicious and great value for the price. My group loves that the place is never too crowded so we are able to speak and hear each other very well. It's a great place for business lunch if one is actually interested in hearing each other and conducting business. It is a neighborhood gem to us.
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