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Jake's American Grille

$$ - $$$American, ,
5018 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023
+1 202-966-5253
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Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good33%
  • Average30%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (3 reviews)
“burgers” (7 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5018 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This place is simply not good. The service is awful. They appear to be understaffed. Even when it is not crowded, they cannot give diners menus and cannot take orders or produce a bill in a timely way. The food is simply not good. This...More

Thank BethesdaCCGuy
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My son and I had lunch at Jake's today; it was our first visit and it certainly won't be our last. The food was delicious, the music playlist was chock full of fantastic (but not overplayed) cuts from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, there were...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Five weeks ago, I wrote this review on another Internet site (United Airlines Mileage Plus Dining): "We live two blocks away and go when we want an easy burger despite the fact that the food is mediocre and the consistently poor service is a running...More

Thank hanauerl
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had the best time at this cute little grill, just outside of Washington DC. It wasn't too crowded, the meal was delicious, and we received excellent, attentive service. Will definitely go back whenever I'm in the area.

2  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We stopped here around 10pm on a Saturday night to have a drink or two and a quick bite to eat after a long drive to DC. We had to be seated downstairs because the dining room was closed upstairs. The atmosphere was okay but...More

Thank Meaghan H
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I was spending a few days, actually a long weekend with an old college friend who lives in The People's Republic of Takoma Park. We had been in Politics and Prose, the independent bookstore on Connecticut Avenue and saw that the next day, Sunday, Thomas...More

1  Thank twomartinilunch
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I was wondering why there was always a lot of foot traffic into this place. Now I know -- fantastic food. Some are classics while others have a spin to them. Classic fries or truffle fries? Fried mushrooms or crabmeat stuffed ones? I started out...More

Thank mrskiwi72012
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We went for Sunday brunch at the request of a family member--my most recent previous visit, I received the wrong order so I wasn't that keen. The brunch food (eggs benedict, omelettes) were fine and the service was quick and fairly attentive. But the arugula...More

Thank cmdevlin64
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I came for the live music and didn't know what to expect. And I was pleasantly surprised. Great small venue with live local bands the night I was there. The server was also the bartender. I don't know how she did it! She was up...More

Thank NASCARbet
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Jake's is convenient but operates more like a sports bar than a restaurant. We waited an eternity for our food. It took so long they offered to pay for our meal on another visit. The food was decent but not great. Portions seemed small for...More

1  Thank waterandmore
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5018 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023
    (Nebraska Avenue NW)
  • Public Transportation: Tenleytown and Van Ness metro stop are within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-966-5253
  • E-mail
Description
An American style grille that focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients, craft cocktails and friendly service.
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