Happenings at Hank's

Toasting James Beard Foundation’s 2015 Chefs & Champagne!

Chefs And Champagne 2015

What do Chefs Tony Maws (Craigie on Main, Kirkland Tap & Trotter), Titti Qvanstrom (Bloom in the Park) and Jamie Leeds (Hank’s Oyster Bar) have in common? They all traveled to New York for this year’s Chefs & Champagne event hosted by the James Beard Foundation! We are honored to have been part of the fun!

2nd Annual Beer-B-Q at Hank’s On The Hill August 16th!!


On August 16th, Hank’s On The Hill hosts its 2nd Annual Beer-B-Q with 10 unique draft beers from Flying Dog Brewery, Flying Dog Cocktails, Margarita Watermelon, along with an adult version of Flav-Or-Ice. We’ll be serving summer staples including Raw Oysters, Chesapeake Fried Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Sweet Corn Hush Puppies, Grilled Chicken Wings, Seasonal Salads, Fried Oysters, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw and Key Lime Pie or Peach Cobbler for dessert! Plus, it’s so nice that we’re doing it twice- Click here for your choice of afternoon tickets or evening tickets!

Lunch Love At Hank’s Instagram Contest


Flex your photography skills with Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Lunch Love Contest! Starting July 13th, we want you to show us your favorite lunch scenes at Hank’s Oyster Bar. All you have to do is post your best lunch picture on Instagram (from any Hank’s location) using the tag #LunchLoveAtHanks for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming Beer-B-Q* event on Sunday, August 16th at Hank’s On The Hill. The winner will be chosen on August 4th at Noon. Happy snapping!

*Please note, you must be 21 or older to attend the Beer-B-Q event.

Our Story

Jamie China

About Jamie Leeds

Jamie Leeds is one of Washington’s most highly recognized chefs due to her wildly successful restaurant, Hank’s Oyster Bar; her very active role in the community and her 20 plus years of inspiring culinary experience in New York, prior to moving to DC. In May 2005, she opened her first restaurant as executive chef and owner, the 65-seat Hank’s Oyster Bar, which serves “Urban Beach Food”. Hank’s is named after Leeds’ father, who she credits as her inspiration for becoming a chef. Since its’ opening, Hank’s Oyster Bar has been praised by Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Southern Living, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, DC magazine, The Washington Times and Fox Morning News.

Leeds came to Washington, D.C. when she joined the Washington Terrace Hotel as executive chef in May 2002, where she launched the 70-seat 15 ria. Her American cuisine with a comfort food twist was an immediate hit at the handsome, new boutique hotel where she was also responsible for developing catering menus. Wine Spectator, The Washington Post, Washingtonian and Bon Appetit were among the publications that praised Chef Leeds for her exceptional fare.

Favorable reviews and a successful launch also earned Jamie Leeds a nomination for “Rising Culinary Star” from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s Capital Restaurant & Hospitality Awards in June 2003. Chef Leeds was also named a “Rising Star Chef” by Starchefs.com for Washington, D.C.’s 2003 awards program, which selected only seven chefs throughout the area for the coveted recognition. In 2006, her new restaurant Hank’s Oyster Bar was nominated for a RAMMY for “Best New Restaurant” by the Restaurant Association of Washington and in 2008, Hank’s won the coveted RAMMY for “Best Neighborhood Restaurant”.  In 2012, Hank’s Oyster Bar was nominated again by Restaurant Association of Washington for “Best Casual Restaurant”.

How We Started

Hank, Jamie’s Father, fishing.

At Hank’s Oyster Bar patrons enjoy coastal favorites and New England beach fare classics like lobster rolls, daily fish specials and meat ‘n’ two. Lightly fried items such as the popcorn shrimp and calamari and Ipswich clams balance Hank’s ice bar options which consist of a selection of raw oysters, tartar and ceviche.

A major neighborhood success since it opened in May 2005, Hank’s Oyster Bar in Dupont Circle was nominated for “Best New Restaurant” in 2006 and “Best Neighborhood Restaurant” in 2007 by The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. Chef Leeds’ success is based on her simple, approachable seafood, consisting of small and large plates for sharing.


Capitol Hill DC

633 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington DC 20003
T: 202.733.1971 F: 202.733.1973

M-Tu  11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
W-F  11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Sa 11am-4pm, 4pm-11pm
Su 11am-4pm, 4pm-10pm

The Eddy Bar Hours (Capitol Hill)
M-Th  11:30am-11pm
F 11:30am-12am
Sa  11am-12am
Su  11am-11pm

*Happy Hour Mon – Sat 4-7 pm with Drink Specials & $1.25 oysters – at our BAR ONLY*
*Half Price Raw Bar from 10pm-Close every night at our BAR ONLY – Select Oysters, Shrimp, Clams, Ceviche*


Dupont Circle DC

1624 Q Street NW, Washington DC 20009
T: 202.462.HANK (4265)

M-Tu  11:30am-3pm,  5:30pm-10pm
W-Th  11:30am-3pm,  5:30pm-11pm
F  11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Sa  11am-3pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Su 11am-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm

Lounge Hours (Dupont Circle only)
M-Th  5pm-1am
F  11:30am-2am
Sa  11am-2am
Su  11am-1am

*Happy Hour M-Fri 5-7 pm at the Bar with $1.25 oysters*
*Half Price Raw Bar from 10pm-12am every night at our BAR ONLY – Select Oysters, Shrimp, Clams, Ceviche*


Old Town VA

1026 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314
T: 703.739.HANK (4265)

M-Th  11:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
F  11:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:30 pm-11:00 pm
Sa  11:00 am-11:00 pm
Su  11:00 am-10:00 pm

Bar Hours
M-Th 11:30 am-3:00 pm, 5:00 pm-12:00 am
F 11:30 am  – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sa 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Su 11:00 am – 12:00 am

*$1.25 Oysters will be offered at the bar Mon – Fri 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm*
**LATE NIGHT BAR MENU / 1/2 PRICE RAW BAR EVERY NIGHT 10 PM – 12 AM at our BAR ONLY – Select Oysters, Shrimp, Clams, Ceviche**

Private Dining

For Your Next Private Event

Thank you for considering Hank’s Oyster Bar & Lounge to host your event. Our mission is to create a warm, friendly atmosphere for you and your guests to share delicious food, handcrafted cocktails and punches, along with our distinctive wines and microbrews. We have thoughtfully prepared several sample menu options that we hope will suit your special events. We would also be happy to sit down with you and help create a menu specific to your tastes.

For more information or to book your next private event in Dupont Circle contact Adam Sackett:
202.462.4265 (HANK)

For private events at our Capitol Hill location contact Matthew Lebarron: