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Martin's Tavern

1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
+1 202-333-7370
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (66 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (18 reviews)
“crab cakes” (76 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m usually reticent to leave critical reviews, not every restaurant is great and I don’t want to effect their business but there are certain things, I’m sorry, I’m putting it out there. Three of us dined there a few Sunday’s ago, two adults and my...More

Thank donc880
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great ambience. Brunch food was good. Only negative, but a major one, was the watery diner style coffee. They really should fix this.

Thank Ostpreussen
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although a lot of reviews recommend booking in advance, we wandered in at around 6.30 and, although it was busy, managed to get a booth (it had a reserved sign on but was probably for a 7.30/8.00 reservation). Our waiter was great, running us through...More

Thank newspapertaxi
Reviewed 1 week ago

On Sunday evening my son and I dropped in and were immediately seated without a reservation at a table outside. Perfect table, not so loud as inside. We were enjoying the evening but our food never came....our server said that someone got sick in the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fun restaurant in Georgetown! All restaurants in this area are a bit crowded and it does pack in quite a crowd. I would definitely recommend making a reservation; I did so and still had to wait about 15-20 minutes, but as the...More

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem that we stumbled on by mistake. Lots of fun historical figures have eaten here and our meals were delicious.

Thank brownkate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh I so wanted to enjoy this tavern. What history it boasts. My expectations were high. And were immediately deflated. We arrived for dinner and were seated at a table that had been shoehorned into a space so tiny between a booth and the bar...More

Thank KirkbyBlue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on our last night in Washington, attracted by the romance of the venue being where the Kennedys got engaged. However, even having the Lyndon Johnson booth did not make up for the disappointing food. The service was took quick, meaning we barely...More

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Avery cool diner in Georgetown. They serve classic US and UK breakfest dishes. A lot of local celebrities eat here. Said to be the Place JFK ask Jaquelin to marry him:-). Nice atmoosphere and good food

Thank Andersl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent comfort food! Impressive. The Florentine eggs Benedict were delicious especially with an added Bloody Mary. The environment is comfy as well! Will go back!

Thank Tonya B
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15 April 2018|
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Response from breton l | Reviewed this property |
Must Try! MARTIN’S DELIGHT our own HOT BROWN Invented in The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY, perfected by Martin’s Tavern! Sliced roasted turkey on toast, smothered in our homemade rarebit sauce topped with sliced tomato... More
Samantha H
18 April 2017|
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Response from rrupp1966 | Reviewed this property |
I believe children are welcome here but it is more of a college bar and grill atmosphere.
Kirk H
18 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
9:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-7370
  • E-mail
At Martin's Tavern, every sitting president from Truman to G.W. Bush has dined. Ask your server to point out the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie.
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