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“Howard Theater Gospel Brunch” 2 of 5 stars
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Howard Theatre
620 T St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
(202) 803-2899
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Howard Theater Gospel Brunch”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Gorgeous historic venue, decent gospel music, cold food, and get up from your table and fetch your own coffee. This describes a most disappointing experience with the Howard Theater Gospel Brunch this past Sunday May 26th, where a group of 9 friends gathered to celebrate a birthday. Cost for the "hot buffet" and show was $35 plus an additional $10 "service charge" per ticket, which was not worth the cost to eat a *cold* brunch of hot food and with no coffee service. We were so excited to celebrate with a Southern Style Soul Food brunch and joyful music and came away feeling ripped off.

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“General Seating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Visiting DC for holiday weekend and decided to go see SWV. Got to venue all seats were "gone"; spoke with manager to give clarity of ticket stating "general admission" and his explanation was our interpretation was basically incorrect. The ticket did state doors open at 6pm but also there should have been a notation of "seating is first come first serve." Terrible business practices....as we left the show before it started we saw a gentleman with braces on both if his legs standing as well as numerous elderly standing in this "general admission" seating". Words of the wise if there's a big act coming in make sure you call because once all the seating is gone you will be standing good, bad or indifferent.

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“Great music venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

The refurbished Howard Theatre is an awesome place to
Listen to live music. The theatre is over 100 years old and is an important landmark in Washington DC. Most shows are general admission with several tables on the floor in front of the stage. What was the balcony has several tables and booths. The refurbishing was very well done. The theatre is near Howard University and lots of rebuilding is being done on the area. The only negative is the food is expensive for what you get. Had an awesome night of listening to music

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“Awful Mothers Day Brunch”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Food and service were awful; waited nearly 90 minutes to be called to wait in very long buffet line for medircre food. Not nearly enough servers,or buffet stations for Mothers Day Brunch. Servers had bad attitude; probably exhausted since they had a morning seating & we were in afternoon, Gospel music was fine, but show was pretty short. Sorry to say, I made a bad pick for the family. Historic renovation is beautiful.

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“concert show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is a really nice place to go to a small intimate concert due to an accident in the highway I got late for the concert so I just got there for the last 2 songs and I was surprised how nice this place looks I will definitively will go there for another show but this time I'll make sure I get there on time!!!!

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