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Pound the Hill

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621 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4327
202 621 6765
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

It's a very comfortable place, not noisy at all, great coffee shop service.They serve also food, but I come in usually in the early morning, I have only tried some sandwich which were good enough.I like it very much because of the service,too.

Thank Thomas M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Try the tots, great for sharing! Skip the side salad, too tiny. Best cappuccino in Capitol Hill and always a good craft beer on the menu.

Thank Mmmpez
Charleston, South Carolina
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very good food and prices, friendly staff. Not too loud, comfortable seating, good lighting for reading. $3 off drinks 4 pm-on.

Thank nomad1948
McLean, Virginia
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Concept: In fairness this place has to be judged as a Coffee shop, skip the Cafe and Restaurant part 16/20 Ambiance: Funky, needing attention, but fits the area and it's customers. Full of people with computers. 15/20 Coffee: Very good 17/20 Food: Skip it. If it was a restaurant 10/20 Service: Hit and miss, depends who is behind the counter.... More 

Thank john p
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Is this a sit down restaurant with french fine dining/ white tablecloths, an upscale casual venue with waitstaff, or an nicer version of Denny's with all day breakfast?? In the mornings, barista's tend to be rude, and very short..I'm confused, my wife is confused..

1 Thank dcfoodie2014
Arlington, Virginia
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have recently twice been to Pound the Hill for lunch. I have enjoyed their simple food cooked and served well. Once I had a grilled cheese sandwich. (when was the last time you had a really good grilled cheese sandwich). Today, I had their Angus burger. It came smothered with fried onions. I also had the house salad each... More 

Thank JaydeeHanson
Miami Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Look this place is very cute and the servers are very sweet. You order at the counter and sit down to have your meal delivered. I had a very mixed experience with the food quality. The Nutella hot chocolate was exquisite. The sweet potato fries were delectable. But --- I ordered the hamburger with sautéed onions, medium well. The burger... More 

Thank TheHappyJourney
District Heights, Maryland
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I adore this place, so I had to bring my sister. I order the Corbiere and the fried green beans. (My usual) This time instead of flat bread, I order the pumpkin ravioli with honey and sage. I was in LOVE. This dish would be perfect for Fall. It was slightly sweet, and it can serve as a dessert too.... More 

Thank Taheerah B
bethesda, md.
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527 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I love Pound the Hill on Pennsylvania Avenue almost any time of day. A true independent coffee shop/restaurant. It's great to have an authentic local place to hang, have a coffee or beer and even enjoy a meal from Pound"s very creative and independent minded chef. Open early and into the evening. A good choice fir a break if you... More 

Thank barymad
Washington, DC
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My rating is 3.5 stars. We made reservations for dinner and overall the food and service was good. They do not have too many vegetarian options and zero vegan options. The menu choices are limited, but unique. My husband got the fish tacos-- AMAZING. I got the mussels and they were very good. The fried macaroni was interesting; probably won't... More 

Thank BelleKreyol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4327
  • Public Transportation: Eastern Market Metro - Orange/Blue
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: 202 621 6765
Pound The Hill is a popular neighborhood bistro & wine bar serving New American Comfort Cuisine. With Chef Brad at the helm, Pound The Hill takes classic comfort dishes from across the States and across the world and serves them up with a delicious twist. International and regional influences are reflected in every dish, but flavor always take precedence over authenticity! Choose from a great selection of carefully hand-picked craft beers and boutique wines to complement your meal, all served in a casual yet intimate bistro atmosphere just blocks from the Capitol.

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