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“Marginal soul, mediocre food, and way too loud”

Hawk & Dove Restaurant
Ranked #476 of 3,322 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Cross street: Between SE 3rd St. and SE 4th St.
Transit: Capital South Metro is 3 blocks north, with the Eastern Market station four blocks south (both serve the Blue and Orange lines). Green line, servicing the Stadium / Navy Yard is located 7 blocks to the east.
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We have been somewhat regulars at the many restaurants owned by Xavier Cervera on the Hill and have generally been pleased with the experience. The renovation of this legendary capital hill spot includes the Usual high quality interior, although the new space does not feel like it has retained the same soul as the original. Upstairs the noise was more than excessive and playing the hockey game at full volume - love those five minutes of commercials - was rediculous. I think some accoustical materials would be of great bebfit I've always thought music was the appropriate background noise. We could not hear much of our dinner mates conversation Having opened just two days before our visit, the uneven service was understandable, but having the chef from The Chesapeake Room running the kitchen, the mediocre food was a disappointment. All in all, I would not anticipate a return trip.

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Monday dinner is a good time to try the Hawk & Dove if you are a meat eater. Their burgers are 1/2 price and at that price they are a good deal. The quality of the burgers is good and they have many different types of burgers. But remember, to get the half price burger special you must eat inside.

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Reviewed October 24, 2011

I reviewed this place after a visit last football season and wanted to return for another game-day experience but found out it was closed for renovations. Perhaps that will solve some of the problems other reviewers had?! I will try again as soon as I can.

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Reviewed September 1, 2011

I hear that this place caters to a Capitol Hill crowd during the week but on the weekends it is a passionate and friendly sports bar. We loved watching a Packer game here among other fans, all cheering so much it felt like being in the stadium. I actually lost my voice for two days! What a great place to have fun while visiting a city far from home.

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Thank sbva
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

The Hawk and Dove is a great place for dancing and drinking in DC. The atmosphere on the first level is dim and resembles a tavern atmosphere. On the second level is a decent dance floor. There are covers on the weekends and this is an 18 to enter venue.

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Thank Cklett
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