Skydome Restaurant

4.2
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Skydome has suspended operations at this time, thank you for remaining loyal to us. We hope to see you soon!

See Washington DC from Skydome, with stunning sites at every turn. Make memories 15 stories up as you spot monuments, dine from an award-winning fresh and seasonal menu, and sip delicious cocktails at the DC area's only revolving rooftop restaurant.

Our restaurant has regularly received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award , ranking consistently in the top 100 restaurants in Arlington, VA.

What 798 people are saying
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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely fantastic. Great experience. Great service. The wait staff were very helpful and attentive. I am highly recommending Skydome to my friends and family.

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ChadB
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a quiet dinner with a great view.

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vipJonC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view! Staff was great!

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TimothyW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant overall! The food was great and the service was equal. The view just can't be described. I will be going back!!!

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vipMario
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Absence de service. Absence de couverts pour manger. Plats fades servis tièdes. Le filet mignon ressemble à du rosbif. Belle vue de Washington en soirée.

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AlbertC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The staff was very nice. Did not rush us to order. Very relaxing for my wife's 50th birthday. Unfortunately, I ordered the New york strip medium but it was well done. They took it back and unfortunately the 2nd was medium but not hot enough to melt the cold butter on top and no seasoning. So I had to take it home and doctor it on my own grill. Smh. Great place. Just don't order the expensive steak.

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DeeH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

I would say the food is not as good as the view. We went on an anniversary dinner and it took 2 hours to finish a normal 2 course meal. Wait staff barely followed up and it took forever to get the check.

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Steven
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner but was looking forward to the tomahawk steak unfortunately they did not have them the evening I was there, I come once a year and was looking forward to that steak. Filet was still extremely flavorful and cooked right just not what I was looking forward too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food! Service was slow but they were busy and we were so impressed with the food it didn’t really matter.

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RikB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

View is wunderful
Waiting time for the food and drinks was extrme

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Vladimir13
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

I would recommend this place only for the view. Go there, get a bottle of wine and enjoy the view. The rest is not worth it.
The reservation was confirmed with the note that it will be held for 10 min. We arrived 7 minutes late and were informed that it’s canceled due to the lateness. OK, the manager reinstated it and seated us. We asked if we could be next to the window. He said, that since we reserved the table on the same day, he can’t do it. We spend about 2 hours there and MORE than half of the tables by the windows remained empty. I wonder if they were for “an additional cost”?

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Lexis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Dirty dishes
Bad customer service
Food was not worth the money
Side dishes are a very small amount

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vipSallyB
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The best view any Washington restaurant has to offer.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food was horrible you have to pay for window seats. The price for the food was ridiculous for the food to be that terrible

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was almost perfect to our satisfaction. One point needs to be clarified. The bill was somewhat confusing and created the impression that THE TIP was included, although a "gratuity" paragraph was available too. It would be practical if the patrons are somehow advised (for all practical purposes maybe in advance - when they do the reservation) about "the system" in a timely fashion without finding it out through itemization and elimination. This is just a suggestion.

We incurred another type of billing situation with a new electronic portable pad at a different place ("Texas of Brazil"), where the patron has to indicate (by manipulating physically the device in semi-darkness under the eye of the waiter breeding in my neck) the tip through a menu of options. The way the options were lined up was so confusing that it resulted - for several people including our party - in a double billing and follow-up time consuming unpleasant steps to resolve it.

This was not the first time we dine happily in Sky Dome and bring each time friends from out of town, out of State or from Europe. We will be definitely back.

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JonathanK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

They have a beautiful view but their service and limited menu makes it not worth it.

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Birthdaygroup
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good, but overrated.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

View was amazing. Service was poor, and food was ok.

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HenryM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pros: Unique experience in DC. Very friendly staff, excellent views of the city. Tasty food. Cons: Kitchen is elsewhere in the hotel. Servers have to navigate hallways and two separate elevators to deliver your food. Our food, while tasty and professionally prepared, was less than luke warm when it arrived due to the time it took. Neutral: Portion size is typical for a 5 star restaurant - small portion with a larger price attached. But very tasty. I would still recommend.

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MrsCarter14
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so beautiful. Food was flavorful and beautifully plated. The wait for our meal and drinks were amazing. Our server was knowledgeable and courteous to our privacy. Will definitely be returning thank you!

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Meher
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

food sucks, service sucks, manager sucks - never again list!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Was pretty empty. Food was good, but took up 2 hours to receive everything.

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LouisJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The view was outstanding. The moving platform gave me a bit of motion sickness so if you go I recommend either taking motion sickness medication or just being aware that's a risk.

The service was great. Very friendly staff. The food was a bit disappointing. There are very limited options and not a lot of vegan/vegetarian options. The price was more than the foods quality. With a price tag of $42 for a 14oz New York Strip Steak you'd expect more than what you'd get at Outback Steak House. The flavors we're good but it wasn't somewhere I'd go back again.

We enjoyed our visit for the experience and the view.

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vipLelaRose
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Great for spectacular views of the city. A lot smaller than I expected and it was tricky finding how to get up there. Menu was small and the food was average, not exactly worth the price, but I guess they can charge more because of the scenery? Also, the service was very slow. It took 15 minutes after asking for the check to actually get it. Nice waiter but it just took a long time to get what was asked for.

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DavidS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined for Valentine’s Day. Even though we were late and should have been turned away, they accommodated us for the evening.

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CorneliusH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Half of the restaurant was empty and they was rush people out telling them they only had two hours to eat when the server was slow as all get up.

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CedricK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Views were amazing but food was expensive

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AnetS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience1

The view was amazing. But the food was awful Don’t come for the food just for the view.

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IBRAHIMK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was pleasant experience. The view was wonderful. Food wasn’t bad’ but could be better.

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vipLaniquaT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the area and an amazing support team of customer service specialists here

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vipswodaem
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I booked dinner to celebrate my sister's birthday. This was clearly noted in my reservation, and when I checked in as the first of the party to arrive, I told my server who indicated the restaurant would offer her a complimentary dessert. My server was very patient with me as I awaited the arrival of the rest of my party. After 30 minutes of waiting, I messaged my group only to find out that they were at the restaurant and had been there long enough to have cocktails and appetizers! We both gave my name for the reservation and yet were seated separately! When I expressed my displeasure to my new server, I got a feeble defense that he'd not done anything wrong. The meal went fine (food was good but not as amazing as the prices would indicate and certainly not plated in an interesting way), but the coffee my sister ordered to go with her dessert never arrived. When the check arrived, not only was my sister's dessert not comped but there was absolutely no effort to recognize and compensate for the eggregious seating SNAFU. To top off the experience, the parking ticket the waiter validated for us was rejected by the parking machine and we had to call for assistance to have the boom raised. The view is something to behold and if I were to ever recommend Skydome, it would be for the view, but overall my experience does not garner recommendations.

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LisaN
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice venue, can't beat the view. Ambience was wonderful with the night view. Service with Roberto was beyond superior---he put a candle in my date's cheesecake slice for his birthday. Many people didn't abide by the "smart casual" dress code and were in slogan T-shirts and hats, for example, but it's a hotel restaurant, so anybody staying there will go as they please. The chicken is like a quarter-to-half chicken, so it is a large portion with minimal vegetables. The breadbasket is $5 for the table and you get six very good rolls, but that should be complimentary. The food was very good and what you'd expect at any other comparable restaurant (Filet mignon was $49, for example, the chicken was around $28). For two of us with bread, martini, soft drink and dessert, it was about $110, so not a bad total value for three courses and drinks at a nice hotel restaurant in the DC Metro area.

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BlakeP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Skydome was a wonderful DC “experience.” It’s such a unique setting and the views are phenomenal. The staff was extremely pleasant and attentive. Prices are what you expect for the area - a bit pricey but you get more than a meal. We enjoyed the fabulous views throughout our meal and it was such a novelty. I would definitely recommend the Skydome.

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Rmb100
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed with the view of the dc skyline to include the monument. The food was outstanding and delicious. The floor does rotate so everyone gets the best seat. Service was good as well. The restaurant comps 2 hours for free when using self parking.

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SaudiS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere is amazing. Highly recommended date night location...I loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Oddly no music and staff water friendly but very inattentive

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JosephG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view with an amazing ambience and great food!

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PatrickA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak and great views. Wonderful service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Skydome Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 798 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.