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About Roofers Union
Roofers Union celebrates laid back dining in the heart of Adams Morgan with a contemporary American menu as envisioned by James Beard nominated Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley. With floor to ceiling windows in the main dining room and a breathtaking rooftop bar, Roofers Union offers epic views of DC’s most vibrant neighborhood. Beverage Director and General Manager Dave Delaplaine offers a rotating selection of 22 beers ranging from simply refreshing to intriguingly weird. More than beers, Roofers jams with live music, craft cocktails, frozen adult slushies, and punch bowls. Perfect for groups of all sizes including large parties and first dates.
Washington, DC 20009
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday/Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
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Metro: Redline - Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/Zoo stop.
Private Party Facilities:
Three levels provide a spacious, comfortable place to gather with friends or neighbors for any occasion. The first level of Roofers Union has a separate space for private events with its very own entrance and bar, which can accommodate up to 50 people.
Private Party Contact:
Dave Delaplaine: (844) 408-0914
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Roofers Union Ratings and Reviews
So it's not the worst place, and i'd still eat there in a pinch but after our second time eating here I was pretty disappointed again. Restaurant was really uncomfortably warm and service felt perfunctory: water glasses were filled carelessly and we were rushed into ordering entrees quickly even though we'd been early and there were plenty of empty tables around us. Food was just okay - steak and moules both good. Pasta dish small and very salty.
Roofers Union was wonderful, as per usual. The menu is small, which mostly means that everything on it is amazing. Their brunch menu is definitely catered toward a savory palette, so no waffles or french toast. There are not a lot of vegetarian options, either, but the people in our party were able to find things they really liked. I would definitely recommend.
Went to Roofers Union on a sunny Saturday in April - the roof was PACKED (clearly the cool spot to be for brunch) so we skipped the roof and checked in for a 7:45 dinner reservation a little early. The hostess had no trouble seating us early which was nice.
The cocktail list wasn't that impressive, but my boyfriend and I both ordered off-the-menu drinks and the bartender made them to our standards. We got the special (buratta) for dinner and it was excellent - totally worth the $10 price tag. Our meal came out quickly and everything was cooked well. I got a salad and added grilled chicken, my boyfriend ordered steak frites, and we got brussel sprouts to split. My salad was great, as were the brussel sprouts. Steak wasn't the best but this isn't a steak place, so we should have expected that.
The waitress was prompt, made recommendations, and got us our check promptly. We overall thought this was a good little spot for dinner, and we'd recommend it for anyone looking for a moderately priced date night or group dinner.
Overall, this was a very disappointing dining experience. The Brussel sprouts were so greasy that they made my boyfriend sick. We waited 10 mins. for a server and had to go ask the host to find her. Thankfully the manager politely apologized and offered to comp a cauliflower appetizer. Unfortunately, the shishito peppers in this dish were overcooked, and the flavor fell flat. I think they have some good ideas here but are failing on execution. It was clear that the manager really cared, but the rest of the staff was not on board.
We walked in without a reservation and were told that we'd have an hour wait, even though there were empty tables. We waited at the bar and had a cocktail because there was no rush. While we were waiting, I decided to check the website for a reservation and saw that I could get one for 4 people with only a 15 minute wait. We were then seated "promptly" and canceled our name from the waiting list. The greeters should really use their heads and seat people if there are openings! The food was fabulous and the service was fantastic. Would definitely go back but will make sure we have a reservation.
I think the appetizer menu was lacking overall. There should be more to offer guests than two separate chip and dip options that are easily interchangeable. In addition I found the wait staff generally inattentive. The cocktail and menu was fairly good, but I think a few key improvements could really bring this place from an average date spot to a regular haunt.
Overall, I was disappointed with Roofers Union. The service and food were lackluster. We ordered two different kinds of sausages (chicken and bratwurst), neither of which were particularly flavorful. The sausages are served on pretzel rolls, which were unfortunately dry and tasteless. The best items we ordered were an appetizer of chicken wings (sweet, slightly spicy, great flavor) and the side salad that was served with the sausage. We were also served a margarita that was so foul tasting it was inedible. We won't be returning to Roofers Union.
Excellent food. We had the steak/frites, salmon and mussels. Appetizers were outstanding - octopus and pate. Attentive service - my mussels took slightly longer than the other entres, and the waiter comped us two desserts. A very nice touch. Would be great in the summer as the location is perfect for wandering Adams Morgan, when the weather is warmer.
Not impressed. We ordered a starter and entrees both came at the same time. My husband ordered the ribs. They were very fatty, the baked beans and cole law were bland. I had the hanger steak not much flavor and fries which were really soaked in oil. The mac and cheese was really good. The waitress started off being attentive then disappeared for periods of time when drinks or the bill was needed. I'd go back for drinks which were really delicious. The night went was trivia night. Very loud with people talking,music blaring , and trivia host talking.
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