Happenings at Hank's

Hank’s Dupont Circle Opens For Lunch!!

Hank’s Oyster Bar & Lounge in Dupont Circle (1624 Q St NW) is pleased to announce that we will now serve lunch  Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 3 pm!  We’ve kept your favorite menu items such as our Oyster or Shrimp Po’ Boy with cayenne remoulade and Old Bay Fries, Crabcake Sandwich with tangy Coleslaw and of course, our Lobster Roll with Old Bay fries.  We also added a few new sandwiches that we believe you’re going to love like Hank’s Grilled Cheese with Fire Fly  La Mancha Goat Cheese, Cabot White Cheddar, House-Made Tomato Jam on Pullman bread, Grilled Fish Sandwich with Arugula, Tomato, and Old Bay fries along with a beefed up Hank’s Burger!  OH…and did we mention OYSTERS!!   See the NEW MENU HERE!!

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WE’VE BEEN NOMINATED FOR ANOTHER RAMMY FOR FAVORITE GATHERING PLACE

“Favorite Gathering Place of the Year” is a publicly voted category for the 2014 RAMMY Awards, which means we NEED YOUR HELP!  The criteria for being nominated in this catagory is “… a restaurant rooted in its neighborhood where guests come to eat, drink, and get together with friends over and over again. The great atmosphere and good vibes are as important as the food and drink.”  And the fact that we’ve been nominated means that you love us, you REALLY love us!  And we love you.  Now comes the FUN part…can you let the RAMMY folks know you love us and CAST YOUR VOTE FOR US?!  Voting ends at midnight April 27th and it’s a one time vote..THANK YOU!!

 

IT’S TIME FOR OUR 7TH ANNUAL OYSTER FEST IN DUPONT CIRCLE!!

Hank’s 7th Annual Oyster Fest featuring All-You-Can-Eat Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, fried oysters, BBQ’d oysters, popcorn shrimp, Old Bay Fries and Onion Rings. PLUS, All-You-Can-Drink premium draft beers. Must be 21 years of age to enter. All ticket’s are $80 per person. RAIN OR SHINE!  Click HERE for more details and tickets!!

Our Story

Chef Jamie Leeds

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.

Locations

Capitol Hill DC

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

Hours
M-Tu  5pm-10pm
W-Th  5pm-11pm
F  11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm
Sa 11am-4pm, 4pm-11pm
Su 11am-4pm, 4pm-10pm

The Eddy Bar Hours (Capitol Hill)
M-Th  5pm-12am
F 11:30am-1am
Sa  11am-1am
Su  11am-12am

*Happy Hour M-Th 5-7pm & Fri 3-7pm*
*Half Price Raw Bar from 10pm-12am every night*

 

Dupont Circle DC

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

Hours
M-Tu  5:30pm-10pm
W-Th  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

*Half Price Raw Bar from 10pm-12am every night*

 

Old Town VA

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

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

*$1 Oysters will be offered at the bar Mon – Fri 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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 Eve Maier:
202.462.4265 (HANK) ext. 5
EMaier@hanksoysterbar.com

For private events at our Capitol Hill location contact Adam Sackett:
202.733.1971
ASackett@hanksoysterbar.com