Hank’s Oyster Bar wins Best Seafood Restaurant in Best of Gay DC!

Thanks to all of YOU for voting for Hank’s Oyster Bar in the Washington Blade’s Best of Gay DC 2015! We are thrilled to be named Best Seafood Restaurant!

Sunday Supper This Weekend At Union Market

Sunday Supper

On Sunday, June 14th, Jamie Leeds with the help of Hank’s Dupont Executive Chef Theary So will participate alongside several other renowned female chefs at the annual Sunday Supper at Union Market, an evening benefiting The James Beard Foundation’s Women in Culinary Leadership Scholarship Program. The duo will be serving Seared Scallops with Raw Squash Pasta, Arugula Pesto, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese Stuffed Squash Blossoms and Pecorino at the private, multi-course dinner. Click here to purchase tickets to this memorable event!

Thank You For Voting Jamie Best Chef in the Washington Blades Best of Gay DC!


Thank You For Voting Us Best Seafood Restaurant (Again)!

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We are THRILLED that you voted us Best Seafood Restaurant again this year!  We LOVE you back!!  Check out all the winners HERE!

We’ve Been Nominated…And Now We Need Your Vote!

Thank you to everyone for nominating Hank’s Oyster Bar for Best Seafood in the Washington Post Express Best of DC 2014!  We love you back!!  Now that you’ve nominated us, we could sure use your vote.  Voting runs through September 19th, and you only need to vote once.  Click here to vote!  🙂






You Love Us..You REALLY Love Us!

We were thrilled Sunday night at the RAMW Rammy Awards Ceremony when we were awarded the Rammy for Favorite Gathering Place of the Year!!  What made it particularly great is that this award is publicly voted…which means YOU voted us YOUR favorite!!  We can feel the love and we love you back mucho!

Where to Find Great Pitchers & Punch Bowls this Spring

DC Eater, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, by Eater Staff

At the Dupont Circle outpost order up the Church Lady punch bowl. It’s a vodka, sparkling wine and juice concoction that’s kept cold by a floating chunk of rainbow sherbet. The bowl serves 4-6 people for $50 or 8-10 people for $90.  READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

The 38 Essential Washington Restaurants, April 2014

DC Eater, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, by Missy Frederick

Jamie Leeds hit it big in Dupont Circle with the opening of Hank’s Oyster Bar. The seafood restaurant offers New England-style classics like lobster rolls, po’ boys, lobster bisque and oysters on the half shell from the ice bar. Hank’s has since opened up locations in Alexandria and Capitol Hill, and has expanded its original Dupont location.  READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

RAMW Nominates Hank’s Oyster Bar For Three RAMMY’s!

We are just absolutely thrilled and honored to be nominated by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) in 3 categories this year! Best Everyday Casual Restaurant of the Year (Dupont), Cocktail Program of the Year (Hank’s On The Hill) and Favorite Gathering Place of the Year (Dupont). Shuck Yeah!  READ WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE HERE

America’s 21 Best Oyster Bars

The Daily Grind, By Kristen Oliveri – Special Contributor, January 28, 2014

The taste of a perfect oyster can recall vivid memories of a summer vacation, a taste of home, or a memorable meal. Oyster bars throughout the United States bring that sense of ‘home’ to hungry travelers in search of a succulent raw bar. From the middle of bustling New York City to San Francisco out to Kingstown, Rhode Island, oyster bars come in many different forms, and we’ve rounded up the top 21 in America.  READ FULL STORY HERE