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Top of the Gate

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Thu, 6/27
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Details

PRICE RANGE
$20 - $100
CUISINES
American, Bar

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Menu

TO SHARE
9
Hummus
warm pita bread
9
Persian Cucumber
coffee vinaigrette, caramelized hazelnut, date puree, orange zest, fresh parsley
9
Charred Jerusalem Artichoke
whipped yogurt lemon zest, fresh mint
9
Buckwheat Couscous
grilled bell pepper, pine nuts, fresh parsley, grilled lemon, chili oil
9
Kochari Rice
rice, yellow lentils, fried onions, sundried tomatoes, chili oil
9
Eggplant Caviar
extra virgin olive oil, goat cheese, orange zest, honeycomb
9
Heirloom Carrot Salad
falafel, green olive cremeux, harrisa, mint oil
14
Smoked Black Cod Brandade
shaved bottarga, parsley puree
19
Tuna Tartare
lemon preserves, harissa, fresh mint, almond, medjool date, egg yolk
19
Grilled Octopus Tentacles
hummus, fresh shallots, tomato coulis, sesame, cinnamon
PLATTERS
29
Charcuterie Board
Bellota ham, imperial chorizo, piquillo peppers stuffed with mushrooms, quince and green olives, served with a selection of crackers
24
Cheese Board
gorgonzola dolce, monnalisa pecorino, taleggio, dry pear and fig jam served with a selection of crackers
DESSERT
9
Lemon Ripieno
9
Orange Ripieno
SOFT DRINKS
$6
Coke
Diet Coke
Sprite
Ginger Ale
Fiji Water
Soda
Tonic
PREMIER COCKTAILS
$17
Mango Mule
cîroc mango vodka, fresh lime juice, ginger beer
Rose Mary G & T
mediterranean herb infused gin, rosemary, tonic
Pomegranate Mojito
bacardi rum, pomegranate juice, mint, soda
Lemon Sparkletini
moët imperial ice champagne, fresh lemon juice, tito's vodka
Medhattan
bourbon, bitters, amaro
CLASSIC COCKTAILS
$17
Dirty Martini
vodka, vermouth, olive juice
Aperol Spritz
prosecco, aperol, soda, orange slice
Manhattan
bourbon, bitters, orange
Cosmopolitan
vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, triple sec
Margarita
tequila, fresh lime juice, cointreau, salt
MOCKTAILS
$7
Basil Connection
basil, cinnamon, fresh lime juice, strawberries, ginger-ale
Passion at the Gate
ginger, passion fruit, fresh lime juice
BY THE STEM
Rule #2 at The Watergate Hotel Champagne is a Food Group
CHAMPAGNE
16
64
Piper Heidsieck Cuvee
18
72
Jaquart Brut
30
120
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label
35
140
Pol Roger Brut
SPARKLING
14
56
Vajra Moscato D'asti, Italy
15
56
Torresella, Italy | Prosecco
16
60
Salasar Cremant de Limoux | Brut
18
72
Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma | Brut
About
The energetic and sophisticated rooftop bar and lounge at The Watergate Hotel boasts commanding 360-degree views of the Kennedy Center, the Potomac River, the Key and Arlington bridges, the Washington Monument and the rest of the DC skyline. It is the perfect place for an after-work cocktail or the season’s most talked-about event. In the Winter months, the rooftop transforms into Top of the Skate. A unique, synthetic ice rink and warming cocktails are featured November - March. Firepit tables and heated lounge areas keep visitors cozy while enjoying the view.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $100
Meals
Late Night, Drinks, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really disappointed with this truly wonderfully scenic place. Here are my grievances: Watered-down tasteless drinks Mediocre food that is over-priced (the lamb kabobs were tasty) Hookah available but...... dependent on when the 3rd party service provider wants to do it....and they didn’t want to when...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank BostonERdoc
Management_Team_365, Manager at Top of the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear BostonERdoc, Warm greetings from Top of the Gate. It was a pleasure to welcome you and yours for an evening under the stars and we thank you for sharing details of your visit. While we are elated to read that the majestic views so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read some of negative reviews and after our first night there I would have agreed. Our waitress was a disaster: No menus, never around and sticker shock when the bill came ($134.00 for two less than generous drinks). -- However, when I raised...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank MHeathSyr
Management_Team_365, Manager at Top of the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear MHeathSyr, We thank you for allowing us the chance to reflect on your feedback and for giving us another chance to impress. It was a delight to welcome you and yours for drinks under the stars and we hope that Top of the Gate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Top of the Gate is where Nixon is now spending his time in the afterlife. Enjoy the overpriced drinks and appetizers and uncaring wait staff.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank geraldirons
Management_Team_365, Manager at Top of the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear geraldirons, Greetings from Top of the Gate. We take great joy in welcoming each of our guests for sunset cocktails and we thank you for settling in with us. We wish more details were available about your experience and we hope you can accept...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were so excited to enjoy the rooftop and see the sights. The host didn’t know where to put us, but we had a reservation. We eventually were seated and a server came around in about ten minutes even though there were...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bearkatgrad98
Management_Team_365, Manager at Top of the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear bearkatgrad98, Greetings from Top of the Gate. It was a pleasure to have you join us and we appreciate you investing the time to share your review. We hope that the colorful views won your heart, though we are sorry to read that our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you get the opportunity watch the sunset at the top of the Watergate Hotel. There’s a rooftop bar but there’s no cover charge it’s free to go to the top taking a view of Georgetown in the sunset.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Hendersoned
Management_Team_365, Manager at Top of the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Hendersoned, While the sunsets vary with one day featuring hues of pink and purple and the next a brilliant orange, you can count on the same great drinks and service at Top of the Gate from one day to the next. We are thrilled...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019

We booked the TOG for a corporate function happy hour and was very pleased with the quality of drinks, passed hors d'oeuvres, and the view. Everyone was pleased.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sreisinger
Management_Team_365, Manager at Top of the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

Dear sreisinger, Greetings from Top of the Gate! We are big believers that the workplace should incorporate reaching common goals and celebrating together when those goals have been achieved. We were thrilled to welcome your group and we are pleased to read that a memorable...More

Reviewed April 30, 2019

As a Christmas present for my husband, I purchased tickets to a concert at the Kennedy Center this past weekend, and when reservations opened this spring for the Top of the Gate, I made one for post-concert appetizers and drinks. We travel a lot, and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AimeeAF
Management_Team_365, Manager at Top of the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Dear AimeeAF. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your husband and we thank you for taking the time to share your thorough and thoughtful review. While it is our goal to provide each guest with a treasured Top of the Gate experience, we...More

Reviewed April 29, 2019

Best view EVER!!!! Don't go if you're hungry though...the menu is criminally (lol) minimal ! They need to add something to the menu beside a $30 cheese patter that has 4 small (tiny pieces of toast on it) BUT it was delicious toast & cheese!...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Caroalso
Manager-247, Manager at Top of the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Dear Caroalso, Thank you for joining us to take in our stunning views of the cityscape, and we hope we can point you to one of our more generous offerings on the menu the next time you're with us. Until then! Warmly, Top of the...More

Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

This roof top bar is great. The views are amazing. The only issue was that they stopped serving drinks at 11:15 on a Thursday night. We were close to 20 people and they did not have the foresight to stay open later and make some...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank FPAdventurer
Management_Team_365, Manager at Top of the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Dear FPAdventurer, Greetings from Top of the Gate! It was a joy to welcome you for cocktails under the stars and we thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughtful review; we are delighted to read that you so enjoyed your time with...More

Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Went with some friends for drinks. The bar has great views and comfy places to sit. They also have a ice skating area for the kids to play. It was a fun place to hang out. Considering it’s part of the Watergate hotel, the prices...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AuntieMRA
Management_Team_365, Manager at Top of the Gate, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Dear AuntieMRA, Our skating rink is great fun during the winter months and in the days and weeks ahead, Top of the Gate will be taking on a new form as the rink is removed and the star feature will be the endless springtime views...More

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cassidyrmorgan
November 16, 2018|
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Response from watergatehoteldc | Property representative |
Hi Cassidy, Thank you for including us in your January plans! As Melissa shared below, our rooftop bar does feature heaters and winter skating on our rooftop rink ; as long as the weather is favorable, you are guaranteed a... More
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cassidyrmorgan
November 16, 2018|
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Response from Gris G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe now they have these igloos that you can sit in. They are made of plastic so that you can still enjoy the view. Check out the website or call the restaurant for further information.
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Scottishperson
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Kristine P | Reviewed this property |
You can book a table if you pay a minimum of $50 per person and give your credit card information when you book. Just call them!
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