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Pound the Hill

) #1,413 of 2,533 Restaurants in Washington DC €€ - €€€ American, Cafe
621 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4327
+1 202-621-6765
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
14 Jan 2016
“Great coffee shop”
25 Jun 2015
“Best local cafe”
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American, Cafe
€€ - €€€
621 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4327
Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

It's a very comfortable place, not noisy at all, great coffee shop service.They serve also food, but I come in usually in the early morning, I have only tried some sandwich which were good enough.I like it very much because of the service,too.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Try the tots, great for sharing! Skip the side salad, too tiny. Best cappuccino in Capitol Hill and always a good craft beer on the menu.

Thank Mmmpez
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Very good food and prices, friendly staff. Not too loud, comfortable seating, good lighting for reading. $3 off drinks 4 pm-on.

Thank nomad1948
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Concept: In fairness this place has to be judged as a Coffee shop, skip the Cafe and Restaurant part 16/20 Ambiance: Funky, needing attention, but fits the area and it's customers. Full of people with computers. 15/20 Coffee: Very good 17/20 Food: Skip it. If...More

Thank john p
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Is this a sit down restaurant with french fine dining/ white tablecloths, an upscale casual venue with waitstaff, or an nicer version of Denny's with all day breakfast?? In the mornings, barista's tend to be rude, and very short..I'm confused, my wife is confused..

1  Thank dcfoodie2014
Reviewed 29 October 2014

I have recently twice been to Pound the Hill for lunch. I have enjoyed their simple food cooked and served well. Once I had a grilled cheese sandwich. (when was the last time you had a really good grilled cheese sandwich). Today, I had their...More

Thank JaydeeHanson
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Look this place is very cute and the servers are very sweet. You order at the counter and sit down to have your meal delivered. I had a very mixed experience with the food quality. The Nutella hot chocolate was exquisite. The sweet potato fries...More

Thank TheHappyJourney
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I adore this place, so I had to bring my sister. I order the Corbiere and the fried green beans. (My usual) This time instead of flat bread, I order the pumpkin ravioli with honey and sage. I was in LOVE. This dish would be...More

Thank Taheerah B
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I love Pound the Hill on Pennsylvania Avenue almost any time of day. A true independent coffee shop/restaurant. It's great to have an authentic local place to hang, have a coffee or beer and even enjoy a meal from Pound"s very creative and independent minded...More

Thank barymad
Reviewed 17 April 2014

My rating is 3.5 stars. We made reservations for dinner and overall the food and service was good. They do not have too many vegetarian options and zero vegan options. The menu choices are limited, but unique. My husband got the fish tacos-- AMAZING. I...More

Thank BelleKreyol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4327
  • Public Transportation: Eastern Market Metro - Orange/Blue
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-621-6765
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Pound The Hill is a popular neighborhood bistro & wine bar serving New American Comfort Cuisine. With Chef Brad at the helm, Pound The Hill takes classic comfort dishes from across the States and across the world and serves them up with a delicious twist. International and regional influences are reflected in every dish, but flavor always take precedence over authenticity! Choose from a great selection of carefully hand-picked craft beers and boutique wines to complement your meal, all served in a casual yet intimate bistro atmosphere just blocks from the Capitol.