The Hamilton is a popular restaurant and live music/performance venue operated by Clyde’s Restaurant Group in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except December 25), serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night fare. The Hamilton offers performances by local, national and international musicians. Housed in the landmark Garfinckel’s department store building, the restaurant and main kitchen occupies the ground level with the music venue below with its own separate kitchen and two bars.
A private loft piano bar on the third floor can accommodate 80 guests for an intimate dinner gathering or extended performance after the main show.
Hamilton Square Building
600 14th Street, NW
The closest Metro station is Metro Center
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Phone: (202) 787-1000
Food and Drink
The menu at the Hamilton features sushi, charcuterie, and seasonal and regional American fare with a focus on fresh local ingredients. Standout items on the menu include Maine lobster rolls, flat iron steak poutine, duck carbonara, Carolina shrimp tempura and a swanky grilled cheese with Nancy’s Hudson Valley camembert, Medjool dates and surryano ham on brioche. For brunch, diners can enjoy steel cut oatmeal, BBQ Hash, whole wheat & oat pancakes and eggs Hamilton-2 poached eggs with glazed ham, griddled beer bread and Hollandaise.
“After Midnight” options include roasted marrow with caviar, Niman Ranch all beef frank with chili, chicken & biscuits, ramen, petite filet mignon sandwich, and bacon chocolate chip pancakes. A variety of house-made milkshakes and sweets like Chocolate St Louis Gooey Cake and Apple Crumb Pie Sundae can be ordered at any time of day.
Sushi can be enjoyed at the sushi bar and throughout the restaurant (11 a.m. to Midnight) Bento boxes are available for lunch and items such as the Fire Cracker – spicy jumbo lump crab, fried shrimp and tempura flakes, and the Rock n Roll- tempura oyster, yellowtail, and jalapeno.
Dinner items range from small plates to large platters to share: four kinds of seaweed in rice vinegar dressing; tuna or salmon tartar with a quail egg, fresh wasabi, caviar, aged konbu soy sauce; jellyfish with cucumber, seaweed, jalapeno, fish sauce vinaigrette; Nantucket bay scallop with shishito pepper, corn, grape tomato, leek, yuzu dressing; yellowtail carpaccio with cayenne pepper, yuzu zest, pickled radish, and sudachi lemongrass dressing; and waloo crudo, Asian pear, fried shallot, and sesame-soy dressing.
The Hamilton features small production artisanal wines that are unique and distinctive (from vineyards that produce 5000 cases or less per year), craft beers on draft as well as can and bottle selections, and a comprehensive sake list that complements the sushi menu. There is a full bar with a heavy emphasis on distinctive American gins, vodkas and bourbons.
Hamilton LIVE celebrates the talent and passion of local and visiting musicians from around the world including performances ranging from New Orleans brass-bands to country/folk singer/songwriters, to Latin funk and Gospel Brunch. The venue offers seating for 400 guests and state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. Tickets are available at www.thehamiltondc.com/live.
About Clyde’s Restaurant Group
Clyde’s Restaurant Group is one of the Washington DC area’s most successful, privately held restaurant companies. In 1963, the original Clyde’s opened in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Today Clyde’s is made up of 13 properties in Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, and the District of Columbia - Clyde’s of Georgetown, Clyde’s of Columbia, Clyde’s of Tysons Corner, Clyde’s of Reston, Clyde’s at Mark Center, Clyde’s of Chevy Chase, Clyde's of Gallery Place, Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm, Tower Oaks Lodge, The Tomato Palace, The Tombs, 1789 Restaurant and Old Ebbitt Grill.
For more information, visit www.clydes.com.
About Hamilton Square
Hamilton Square is located on the northwest corner of 14th and F Streets just one block from the U.S. Department of Treasury and less than two blocks from the White House. The landmark building was originally constructed in 1929 and operated as the flagship store for Garfinckel's department store until 1990. From 1997-1999, the property was redeveloped into a modern office building behind a restored historic facade. The renovation was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and features state-of-the-art systems, exquisite finishes and details that were reminiscent of the building's original construction.
The old-style craftsmanship is evident immediately upon entering the lobby, which features vaulted ceilings and marble, stone, and wood finishes, accented by unique wall sconces, elegant commissioned paintings and sculpture, and a marble fountain.