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Rooftop bar with birds-eye views of downtown Washington D.C including a great view of the Capitol Building. One of the best vantage points in the city complete with a range of indoor seating options, and an expansive all-weather patio featuring fireplace and fire pit heaters, a retractable rooftop canopy, and modern lounge seating. The rooftop bar & restaurant boasts an extensive cocktail menu with a focus on local spirits and an elegant offering of small bites to match
PRICE RANGE
AU$45 - AU$149
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic cocktails including some bespoke, great views. Rooftop bar very chilled vibe and relaxed, staff friendly and especially liked the way they explained the inspiration behind the cocktail.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear 253lisap, Our fantastic cocktails and great views have impressed many patrons, so I am glad that you found them exceptional as well. Our staff works hard to provide each customer with a wonderful experience, and we are thrilled we exceeded your expectations. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a dinner spot with nice views of the city and we weren't disappointed. The hostess, Paige, was lovely and set us up at the perfect table to enjoy seeing the capitol during sunset. She was so friendly and accommodating. Napoleon, our...server, was excellent and very attentive to our needs. The food was delicious and views, spectacular! We ate outside, but the inside area also looked nice and had a cool vibe. Thank you Napoleon and Paige for helping make our evening so enjoyable.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear mb1988, As we strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests, we are delighted to read your review. Thank you for sharing your gracious feedback online, and we can't wait to welcome you back in the future. Best, Restaurant Management

Reviewed 1 week ago

Shawon was absolutely fantastic! Her service at my friend's Ph.D. celebration was impeccable. She was incredibly kind and attentive, making sure we had everything we needed throughout the evening. Shawon promptly served our food and drinks with a smile. What impressed me the most was...her knack for remembering names and pronouncing them correctly, a crucial skill when meeting someone for the first time. She's truly amazing, and Smoke and Mirrors is fortunate to have her on their staff.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ojuane, What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for your excellent feedback and uplifting comments regarding Shawon and the high level of service she provides. We are on a mission to be the best restaurant in DC, and your positive words encourage our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told when we first arrived that they were understaffed and so we were expecting to wait for our server. After 30 minutes of no introductions, we decided to order our drinks from the bartender directly. We waited an additional 30 minutes and then...asked the hostess if we should order our food from the bartender or wait for a server. She said whatever we wanted to do was fine. A gentleman we are assuming is a manager of some sort, named Joe, said not to worry he would get us. He came and took our order and then an expediter brought our food. No one ever came to our table to be a server or fill water and we had to ask the hostess for a check so we could leave. We were there for a couple of hours and never had any service. The view was amazing and the food tasted great. It probably would’ve been an amazing experience if we’d ever had a server. We will not be going back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear KelleyS851, I apologize for not meeting your expectations and failing to provide you with the service you deserve. Please know that we have reviewed your feedback and taken measures to ensure that we consistently deliver a great dining experience to all our customers. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we had reservations and waited 15 minutes to be seated- not a huge issue. waitress did not come to the table for another 15. she brought our drinks, took our order, brought our food, brought the check. actually some of the worst, impersonal, smile-free service...i’ve ever had. no hello, no goodbye, no thank you… watched multiple people get served the wrong table’s food. i’d go back for a drink but never to eat. the food was great but ruined by the service. the staff needs training….More

Date of visit: April 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ivangela, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm very sorry for your poor dining experience. Normally our staff does a terrific job of responding to our customer's needs; in your case, that did not happen. We value your comments and...More

Reviewed 10 April 2024

Definitely Best place, Food was just amazing, Service was outstanding... Overall its rating as per my view 5 out of 5. Awesome..

Date of visit: April 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

Dear albertomY6182ML, We love hearing that our amazing food and outstanding service made for a 5-star experience. It was truly our pleasure serving you, and we thank you for dining with us. Best, Restaurant Management

Reviewed 28 March 2024

I went with my friends to have a dinner and enjoy the evening. The atmosphere was great; food was delicious ans staff was really nice. Next time will come with my boyfriend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2024

Dear marymY3594TY, We love hearing that you enjoyed an evening out with friends. Thank you for your compliments regarding our atmosphere, food, and service. We value your patronage and look forward to serving you and your boyfriend soon. Best, Restaurant Management

Reviewed 7 March 2024

They were also very accommodating to the fact that some of our friends were arriving late and willing to let us hold off on ordering. Incredible service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Dear 462marlinw, It’s great to receive your feedback and your generous review! We take great pride in knowing that we achieved total satisfaction while you were our customers. It was our pleasure serving you and we look forward to welcoming you all again soon. Best,...More

Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

The food was a notch above Chili’s or similar franchise. Service was less than impressive with inattentive staff. More of a hangout than nice restaurant. Outdoor seating has amazing view. A bit too cold to sit outside. We had a reservation and waited 15 minutes...after our reservation time to be seated. The bathroom door lock malfunctioned locking me in bathroom. I brought this up to attendant he indicated he has told them several times to fix it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2024

Dear Kwww_baker, I understand that you enjoyed the amazing view during your meal, but I am sorry to hear that there were not many other aspects that impressed you. Our goal is always to exceed our customers' expectations and I am disappointed that we were...More

Reviewed 26 January 2024

The staff at Smoke & Mirrors are true professionals, providing impeccable service without being intrusive. From the moment you're seated, the waitstaff is attentive, knowledgeable, and eager to guide you through the menu. They excel in creating a relaxed yet refined dining experience, making you...feel like a valued guest.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

Dear Daydream39045380029, We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience! Thank you for your kind words. Our team works hard every day to provide exceptional food and service, so your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are grateful for the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 24 January 2024

Paige and Makeya are awesome. Give them raises. The funeral march music playlist made my friend want to kill himself. Give us some 120 bpm music.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2024

Dear Explorer47386467076, We're glad to hear from you and appreciate your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your time with us overall. I apologize for your dissatisfaction with the music being played; I have noted. Sincere feedback like yours allows us to impact future guest experiences...More

Reviewed 14 January 2024

Food was reasonably priced. Vibes were EVERYTHING!!! View was amazing!! We has Tyler as our server and he was so professional yet personable!! Great service plus vibes would definitely bring us back. Sidebar the short rib was soooo tender 🔥🔥More

Date of visit: January 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2024

Dear imjustme_shawna, It is always a pleasure to see that our customers enjoy their time with us. Thank you for taking a moment to review your experience and praise our hardworking staff. We appreciate your generous review and hope to welcome you again soon! Best,...More

Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

What's not to like? Great view of the moon over the city. Lovely food. Excellent drinks. Service in particular was outstanding. My only complaint was the backless stools on the patio were not super comfortable for sitting long. And sitting long and savoring is very...much what the atmosphere invites. Great diversity of people serving and eating. I felt completely at home and was made very welcome.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2024

Dear SNDBoston_MA, Thank you for sharing this review. Our goal is to provide the finest dining experience and your feedback, inclusive of areas for improvement, helps us achieve it. Your review is very much appreciated. We will be looking forward to serving you in the...More

Reviewed 8 January 2024

Definitely question the #1 rating on TripAdvisor. More of a club vibe vs dinner. Hostess and waitstaff dresses extremely casual and didn’t seem professional or experienced. Tables and chairs were lounge type vs able to have dinner. Food was mediocre but expensive. Disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2024

Dear nrosin, I am sorry to hear that your dining experience at our restaurant was not enjoyable and that we failed to meet your expectations. We always strive to provide exceptional service to our customers, and it is disappointing to hear that we fell short...More

Reviewed 5 January 2024

The atmosphere, food and our server Mickey made are first visit great. Hey Mickey, thank for your attentiveness and friendly disposition

Date of visit: January 2024
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General Manager, Owner at Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2024

Dear T9125SCcarlosh, We are delighted that Mickey's friendly and attentive service enhanced your dining experience. Your compliments will be passed on to him. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to serve you again in the future. Best, Restaurant Management

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Smoke & Mirrors Rooftop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5