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American, Bar
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1200 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3202
+1 202-448-2300
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous place to have a drink and a light meal. Service was quick and the atmosphere is very clubby.

Thank juliet k
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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155 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

I have a friend who works here, so I've been in a few times for drinks later in the evening. Great atmosphere, with a piano player after 9 pm. Drinks are great and change seasonally. Fairly pricey ($17 cocktails), but worth the atmosphere.

Thank bmg617
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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289 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

We have been to this bar many times because we find it welcoming and cozy. Tables outside, next to an iron veranda, are perfect for the sunny days (as far as it does not rain), and tables inside are perfect for chilly days. Staff is professional, and most helpful. Food is just perfect. Restrooms (already in the hotel area) are... More 

Thank StellaPilar
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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241 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Quill is located on the first floor of the best hotel in DC.The Jefferson. it has great food,a long bar, & a pianist.it's elegant yet down home.

Thank Vincent D
Los Angeles
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We dropped in here several nights while staying at the Jefferson. It's a warm, welcoming, cozy space, with unintrusive live piano music and an energizing mix of locals and travelers, all treated to excellent service by the amazing staff. Big kudos to our bartenders--Sophie and Peter--with the biggest shout-out reserved for Rachel, who helped make every visit seem special and... More 

Thank Archinerds
JeffersonDC, Manager at Quill, responded to this review

Dear Archinerds, Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent visit to Quill. I'll be sure to share your kind words about Sophie, Peter and Rachel and we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, David Bueno Hotel Manager dbueno@jeffersondc.com More 

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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

We stayed at the Jefferson hotel and because Quill is their bar option, we tried it when we arrived by train to Washington. Very nice plates, good service, great atmosphere, we had a very pleasant lunch. We saw that it was a hit also for evening ( you don't need to stay in the hotel to eat here) because it... More 

Riverhead, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. This was the perfect place to start a weekend away. Impeccably made martinis, a phenomenal wine list, and great menu to snack or have a casual dinner from. The Piano and player were an added bonus, and set the mood beautifully.

Thank EastEndHotels
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I stayed at the Jefferson Hotel for my 10 year anniversary with my wife, and wanted to experience all the Historic Hotel had to offer. We went to Quill every night while we were at the Jefferson!! A common theme with me is customer service, so it was amazing that when we approached the bar for the first time, the... More 

Thank Terry B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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361 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This is not the place to go for happy hour specials or discounted drinks. Even a glass of wine will set you back at least $13, but the pours are generous, and you always get nuts and olives as complimentary snacks. Never crowded if you need to have real conversation.

Thank Amy W
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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391 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Colleagues wanted to stop for a drink and someone suggested the Quill Bar in the Jefferson Hotel. Wow! They could not have suggested a more elegant place to unwind! The service was superb but it is the setting that is stunning! Walking past the historic documents and inlaid floors on the way to the bar is a peek at the... More 

Thank creativecrew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3202
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-448-2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?