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Jake's American Grille

5018 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023
+1 202-966-5253
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good36%
  • Average29%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
3 weeks ago
“Time for the Waitress to Retire”
27 Apr 2018
“Late lunch while in DC”
Opens in 26 min
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
5018 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Hats off to the chef. We both had salads. One of us had grilled shrimp with mango avocado etc. and the other one had a grilled steak. Outstanding The atmosphere was delightful with a beautiful patio outside with sparkling lights. Great music. Everything...More

Thank rjbonica
Reviewed 27 April 2018

My wife and I visited the DC area for a few hours on a recent trip north. We were hungry and followed directions to a restaurant and got to the address but saw no restaurant. Walking around we found this charm of a place arriving...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 23 April 2018

For Sunday brunch had an excellent shrimp and cheese grits. This is a very family friendly place so be ready for tables full of kids on the weekend. The restaurant even has a 'play room' set aside with toys. Friendly waitress. Easy parking on the...More

Thank 286solotraveler
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I am surprised with some of the comment here. We live close by and come here every now and then and have always received good service. Lately though we have had some quick bites at the bar. My wife had clam chowder soup and was...More

Thank UE_DC64
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
An American style grille that focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients, craft cocktails and friendly service.
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