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Jake's American Grille

5018 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20016
(202) 966-5253
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Ranked #1,503 of 2,680 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $29 - $31
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nebraska Avenue NW
Transit: Tenleytown and Van Ness metro stop are within walking distance.
Description: An American style grille that focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients, craft cocktails and friendly service.
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Arlington, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I sampled some outstanding gourmet burgers in DC over the past few weeks. And we paid good money for the delightful experiences. Jakes is not that kind of place. This review is based upon one visit for lunch where we both ordered different burgers. The burgers were huge (tall) and, even cutting them in half, difficult and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Just a disaster. We had a large group, but we had scoped it out, they knew it and it took 2 hours to be fed. Don't go with a large group; they probably can handle smaller groups.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited for Sunday brunch and to watch a few of the early football games. We sat at the bar. The service was great. We got there early enough to get a seat and request the games we wanted to watch. I'm giving them an average score because of the food. What I ordered was average, however the fried chicken... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Ate there once because it's close to my daughter's apartment on Connecticut Ave. Food, service, atmosphere all squarely deserve an average rating. Typical American fare, no risk taking here. Nothing great, nothing terrible.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ordered our dinner at 6:00 pm, an hour before a book signing event across the street, which we advised our waiter of. We were one of 3-4 couples in the place. We ordered identical simple meals, pork chops. At 6:35 we were told that one meal was prepared, and the other was on the grill. At... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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286 reviews 286 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Since our last visit, several of our observations on how to improve Jake's appear to have been taken to heart. Service at breakfast/brunch has improved greatly - much quicker food preparation. Wait staff appear to be much more situationally aware and understand what the various dishes entail for explanation to customers. Professional, courteous service seems to be the mantra. Recommend... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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176 reviews 176 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

On several occasions, my wife and I have stopped by Jake's, as it's the closest restaurant to our home that offers a typical grill-type menu. Jake's has a number of things to recommend it -- multiple TVs above the main bar for baseball and football watching, a back room for kids to play (and keep them distracted while adults are... More

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Northern Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A friend introduced his new book at Politics and Prose, and afterwards we all walked across the street to Jake's. Great location, right on Connecticut, with good sidewalk tables for people-watching. Pleasant, friendly, and while for some reason I had no expectations, my salmon with Israeli couscous was just terrific! My husband enjoyed his crabcake with quinoa, though the single... More

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Merida, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food was Great! Staff and Service Amazing! what a fun Friendly place for a intimate, Family Wedding Party! Games, fun, service, Whatever we wanted! It was Wonderful!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We sat in the bar. The beet salad sounded good, but was a bit of a disappointment. Too much arugula, too little beet and cheese. The main courses were delicious however. I had slow braised beef short rib and my wife had the starter 1/2 pound mussels with smoked bacon (yes!). We were very happy with both of these orders.... More

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Additional Information about Jake's American Grille

Address: 5018 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20016
Phone Number: (202) 966-5253
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
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
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: American

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