Hedy's Rooftop Bar

4.3
52 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
The top is where it’s at. Located on the highest floor of Hotel Zena, Hedy's Rooftop Bar is an upscale rooftop lounge serving vibrant cocktails, spirits and small bites. The side dish: Those views of the iconic skyline.

Like the 14 floors below it, Hedy’s tells a dynamic story of female empowerment. It pays tribute to Hedy Lamarr, the groundbreaking actress, inventor and film producer whose patents for radiofrequency hopping were recognized as the blueprint for Bluetooth technology. Cocktails reflect her effervescent vibe and recognize her silver-screen legacy — try “Golden Ages,” a nod to the era in which she lit up the big screen; and “Lady of the Tropics,” named for a movie she starred in.

At Hedy’s Rooftop, you can sip and savor poolside, or relax and unwind in a private cabana. It’s where you can not only take a break but live more boldly, as day shifts to night.

*Pool is closed during service.

Hedy's is 21+.

Experiences

  • Premium Rooftop Seating

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy premium seating at one of our Firepits for a truly unforgettable experience. Advance reservations required and maximum seating time of 2 hours applies to allow proper cleaning and sanitation practices in between parties.
  • Premium Cabana Seating

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy premium seating at one of our Cabanas for a truly unforgettable experience. Advance reservations required and maximum seating time of 2 hours applies to allow proper cleaning and sanitation practices in between parties.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 52 people are saying
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Hill
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Food was cold and terrible. Not worth $12 for cold French fires that are cold and I couldn’t eat them.

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TheScubaDude
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent layout, super nice ambiance, amazing views of the city and monuments. Food and drinks were very good. Friendly staff and service! Can’t wait to go again!!

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LanelL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The evening before our wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small menu, small table, but nice enough for a cocktail and banter

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BeluBarriga
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The scene is pretty however the do not have enough seating space. Drinks were fine and not too many options for food.
Overall is a good place to have a drink but not for dinner and also not to be comfortable as a table since most of their chairs are Pool chairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful view of the city and the sunset while enjoying drinks and good food. Love the ambiance!

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Kristen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The night was amazing. We were celebrating my guys birthday and I asked if they would add a candle to a desert. They did and the nicest lady (she took us upstairs as well) bought it out to us with a great big Happy Birthday to him. The bartender, Brad (I think) was absolutely THE Best! He and the lady who delivered us safely to the roof top were so very accommodating. He made a specialty drink that was amazing and made sure our food order was exact. Even with the slight overcast from the pending bad weather, everything about this location was beyond a great night. Will be back again and again!

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marekat
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The service and food was fantastic… very friendly staff that went out of their way to accommodate. The menu is very limited and they were out of deviled eggs. The French toast was amazing. The menu says the Bloody Mary comes with pickled vegetables which I looked forward to but only came with a slice of lemon and lime. I thought the price was too high.

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BrianJ
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The view is amazing. Very quiet. Nice spot for a drink and to talk. Drinks are expensive but you are paying for the view. Would love to see a happy hour special.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had guests from out of town and wanted to impress. Hedy's did not disappoint. Great vibe, view and service. Drinks and food a bit pricy, but that's to be expected in a place like this. BONUS: the art in the lobby is amazing. Be sure to get up close to RBG's portrait, and around the corner is a real-size interactive color peg game. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overall unimpressive. First, while it is a rooftop, the view is terrible. Literally the ugliest perspective on DC imaginable. We were seated on bed like sofa with no backs; bery uncomfortable for sitting. The menu could not be more im

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MariposaB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely views with fancy cocktails and first class service. Plus the fries were fantastic!

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CarmelaV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was a bit loud. But I’m old.

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vipRyan
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, outstanding service, and delicious food. I feel it's a bit pricey but the view and food make it worth it. I will definitely come again. I heard it get's a bit like a "club" atmosphere which is NOT my thing but as a relaxing place with friends or a romantic evening, this is definitely a beautiful spot. I highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Limited menu but beautiful setting

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deedee
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Ridiculous that hotel guests don’t have access to the pool or bar without reservations through open table. Even more ridiculous that they charge 25 per person for a no show and there is no flexibility in the seating times if the guests is early.

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Trae
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The food & view was great. Everything else was underwhelming.

JP
JessicaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not great. The "seats" they have us were wet pool chairs with towels placed on top.

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IanM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. So lovely hosts and staff and bartenders ❤

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday Brunch!

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HiddenFury
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Drinks were really good but the drink prices could be more affordable.

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Patrick
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great view and ambiance. Service was subpar. Drinks were overpriced.

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Kenny
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The service was excellent from beginning to end. The drinks were really good and the views….amazing!!! I cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wife and I visiting from out of town, date night. This was an awesome stop to begin our evening. Would definitely come again. Pricey but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor. Gorgeous drinks. Fantastic view. Lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very great night out tonight at Hedys Rooftop! The ambiance was incredible, the waitress was very sweet and the Bombshell was the right drink to fit the occasion. I’ll be back!

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simoneinthecity
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It’s a nice rooftop no doubt but there’s some work to do. We came for dinner but I think I would only return for drinks (which were pretty pricey - $17 each) since the tables you eat on are tiny. We ordered the burger which was good but then again it’s just a burger. The view however is spectacular!

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KasandraH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hedy’s has such a chic, posh atmosphere with laid back vibes. It’s almost like having a slice of Miami in the heart of DC. The food and drinks were so delicious and the servers/staff were friendly, attentive, and delivered speedy service! All in all, a nice experience at this hidden gem.

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DanielD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love the chill ambiance here! Great views and vibes. Drinks were strong and service was great!

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vipElizabethR
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service is really slow, but food was really tasty.

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AddieO
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the vibes at Hedy's and will definitely be returning. I forgot which drinks we had but they were all good. The food was PHENOMENAL. The crab and artichoke dip and the grouper sandwich are definitely menu items I would get again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

My husband and I decided to try Hedy’s for brunch during Pride. We figured a nice brunch on a rooftop overlooking the city to celebrate Pride Weekend in the District after the 2020 cancellation and now 2021’s more intimate events. We made reservations knowing there would be a charge of $25 if we didn’t make it within 15 minutes of our reservation time.

We arrived on time and waited in the hotel’s lobby before being escorted to the roof. After some confusion we were taken to our “seats.”

During Pride month you wouldn’t expect an establishment to place you back in the closet, but here we were. Sitting in a closet with a view of the Residence Inn across the street. And, by sitting, we were on footstools. Alas, our host realized we were missing a table and pulled up a dirty barstool between the two of us. We know it was dirty because the white stool was grimy with dirt and muck where folks would normally sit and place their feet.

Our waiter was nice, but explained they were out of Bloody Mary’s. My husband cannot have sugary brunch drinks/juices and had to opt for water. I would have had the mimosas, but their wasn’t enough room on the barstool for the juice and champagne. The menu isn’t the greatest and pricey for what you receive. I had the Caesar Salad while he had a $14 toast thing. Nothing to scream home about.

The service (not our waiter) wasn’t the greatest. When I asked for the manager, he came from the kitchen where he had been helping cook, clearly. We explained that we were disappointed and distraught at the environment. He promised to contact us to come back for dinner one night. Apparently, it was only their second brunch and they didn’t expect this many people. Mind you, I was threatened with a $25 no show fee. He also stated the barstool was sanitized and only grimy because they had run out of Magic Erasers. I was hesitant, but my husband left his name and contact information. Over a week later and we haven’t heard back from the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is amazing! The ambiance is unforgettable. We had the rooftop burger and truffle fries, OMG to die for. Will definitely go back and order that same meal. The view from the rooftop is great so relaxing.

JR
JessieR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, mouthwatering food, refreshing drinks all tied together with a friendly and inviting staff. Will definitely come here again!!

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anthonywya
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a superb view of DC. Pictures don't do justice, this is a must see in person! I recommend going around a time when the sun is setting.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was ok, small servings. The ambience is nice! Our server was accommodating as well!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was horrible.... the server never came over to assist us. Overall horrible experience. Will not go back even though we are staying at the hotel. We don’t even want to try out the pool after the terrible experience at that rooftop.

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PatienceT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Customer Service was horrible. I've never had waiter so rude for no reason.

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Kirst
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The views were amazing, the openess of the space was even better. We felt so lucky to see the clear sunset as we drank our cocktails and enjoyed our small bites. Then menu is small but the ambiance is perfect;)

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Goodvibes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a quick stop before heading home from NC to NJ, and it was worth it,my wife was amazed of this beautiful rooftop, nice setting, awesome drinks and food plus the staff very attentive 👍🏻up.

FAQs

Hedy's Rooftop Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.