Makers Union

4.7
347 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We’re a diverse team of makers — baristas, bartenders, chefs, mixologists, roasters, distillers and brewers — who came together to create a neighborhood place we all need.
It’s a place that brings people together morning, noon and night. A place with crazy delicious food and destination drinks. A place to grab a crave-worthy bite on the fly or to hang awhile with a book and coffee. A place to brunch with your besties or happy hour with your work crew. A place to roll solo with your laptop or roll deep with your family and friends.
It’s a place for you. It’s a place for us. It’s a pub for the people.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 347 people are saying
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MyraL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to this place 10/19/2021. We were there for happy hour and we tried everything on the menu. Everything was tasty and fairly good prices including the drinks. We enjoyed the chicken wings, sliders, hot dog, artichoke dip and the very tasty brussel sprouts. We sat outside and enjoyed the view but it wasn’t noisy at all. Our server Cameron was very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall we had a great dining experience. Service was a little slow, but otherwise our server was friendly, helpful with recommendations, and accommodating of our request to split the check. The food and cocktails were great! We all enjoyed our choices. We would definitely come back again.

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Icerain911
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Great service and beautiful atmosphere.

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Crystal
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dining with friends and having a good time with good eats. Oh, and the drinks are DELICIOUS!

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NikkiL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and we’ll be back again and again. Great food and service. We really enjoy it. Perfect for grabbing a bite before a movie.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere—-and dog friendly!

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BryanJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great environment, and would definitely return.

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vipAnushaA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin our server was amazing and made this a very memorable experience for us

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vipGMeats
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hickory smoked salmon and mushroom quinoa was one of the most delicious meals I have ever had!

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MarieS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch; fabulous bellinis.
We like to sit outside and talk & egg.
Everyone is super friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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viplunchgirl
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am continually impressed with the service and food at Makers Union. My colleague and I have not been able to have an in person lunch for ages and lingered over our wine without feeling like we were overstaying our welcome. Crab cakes are awesome and I am a big fan of the kale salad as well as chix. alfredo and of course the garlic parmesan fries.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone was great the food was solid!!

Thank you so much and we definitely be back!!

Cheers

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PATRICIA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The manager who was there yesterday was awesome! (cannot remember his name)

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MaxineG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating there. The food and service were excellent.

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DonT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our food arrived at room temperature. We had to ask for water refill. Desserts were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

We were so excited to try Maker’s Union out for brunch. It was gorgeous on this inside with an awesome, hip vibe. However, the service and food was so disappointing. We ordered six dishes. Half the food came out warm to cool. The second three dishes came out 40 minutes after the first three and the server was no where to be found. The best thing we ate was the French toast, but even the second plate of that tasted bad - it may had been deep fried bc one bite I took tasted like I ate a spoonful of grease. The food was very greasy over all. The worst of it was the crab Benedict. They were inedible. The smell and taste of the crab was very strong and didn’t taste fresh. It honestly ruined our appetite. I truly hope that things improve bc I would love for the business to survive. This was all so unfortunate bc we really wanted to like this place!

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ThadR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations - Seated quickly, service was prompt and friendly and the food was tasty.

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AndreaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is a great neighborhood gem, was a lovely find. Food and service was exceptional, plus they had live music. We will definitely be back.

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vipTimE
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is great!! Service was a bit slow due to worker shortage at no fault to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and great environment! Would highflying recommend, 10/10.

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SusanS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone at our table got something different (Kabobs, Lobster Roll and Lobster Seafood salad) and we shared a side a lobster Mac and Cheese). We all sampled a little off each others plates and each and every meal was delish. This is my second time here and would definitely recommend.

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vipKattYum
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have only been there for mid-week lunches, three times now, and each time it was very good. An excellent place for a business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic meal! We had the 3 course restaurant week lunch and every course was amazing (Brussels sprouts+max n cheese, steak + impossible kebabs, cheesecake+bread pudding). $22 per person was a steal!
I already liked this place, and consider it a slightly nicer place which comes with a fractionally higher price. This experience increased my appreciation for it, and means I’ll always look out for special offers, and will come back for brunch and drinks again soon.
Top marks to our server too who was there whenever we needed us, polite and helpful, without being annoyingly fake (which is a personal hatred). Great atmosphere with some people chilling, some watching sport, and just an allround wonderful lunch date.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant for brunch, it was absolute perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere

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BrandiD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about Makers Union! We hosted a bachelorette brunch here this past weekend, and they were amazing. They made a specialty cocktail for us, refrigerated the tray of mini cakes until we were ready for them to be served, let me bring in tabletop decorations, and they were so very friendly. The food is outstandingly delicious and the servings for the "family style" brunch option were surprisingly large. We had a wonderful time and I highly recommend this venue for any gathering large or small.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food

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ElaineG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, and fun environment. we will definitely return to try their brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cameron was wonderful!! Food was great, all around great experience!

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viprevlousch
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time here and it was a very good experience. Our server was attentive, courteous, and knowledgeable. Cocktails were tasty, smooth, and potent. Portions were generous and nicely presented. And the food itself was delicious. (Our leftovers were immediately eaten at lunch time the next day.) We will definitely return.

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vipMSueH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was fine, the food was good not great. We we felt a bit rushed, main dish came out too quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant is very nice and we enjoyed our meal, though the food was just okay. The chicken Alfredo tasted a bit cheap. I expected more of a blackened punch from the chicken and the sauce was just okay. As for the Nashville hot chicken sandwich, the main flavor was brown sugar. I would have liked more salt and a more tangy hot sauce to balance the sweetness.

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LRDT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing, the servers are always super accommodating, and the atmosphere is great!

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SangriaSippin
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful venue with a great ambiance. Exceptional service as well. I ordered the salmon with creamy mushroom quinoa, and the salmon was great, but the quinoa stole the show in my opinion. I would absolutely order it again. Overall, I highly recommend dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 3 course ribeye for 2 was excellent! The steak was very tasty and cooked well. The mac & cheese is fantastic and so was the brownie sundae!

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vipLNaeY
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent service and food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have been going here for two years and usually get good food but the food was not good last night. Something appeared off with the food, recommend fixing it since we usually like coming here.

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vipTastyJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a nice place with outdoor seating for casual dining. As a family, we have been there several times, with no complaints so far. The food is nice. Service is acceptable.

FAQs

Makers Union offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 313-0272.

Makers Union is rated 4.7 stars by 347 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.