Melrose Hotel, Georgetown
2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

Types: American, Bar Scene, Brunch, Crab House / Crab-Cakes, Lunch, Organic, Outside Seating/Al Fresco, Seafood, Sustainable
Price Ranges: $7-$36
Hours: Breakfast is served 6:30 – 11:30 a.m. with lunch from 12 – 2 p.m. Dinner is available 5 – 11 p.m.
Phone: (202) 955-6400

Jardenea restaurant is a new farm-to-fork restaurant located in the recently reinvented Melrose Hotel, Georgetown. Jardenea places a high importance placed upon sustainability and as many regionally sourced ingredients as possible.


The name Jardenea comes from the French word, Jardin, which means garden. The menu at Jardenea reflects fresh garden aspects and changes with each season to mirror current regional flavors. The farm-to-fork culinary experience at Jardenea brings high quality food that adds to a healthy lifestyle in a refined intimate setting while the culinary team incorporates modern cooking techniques with an appreciation for the classics of preparing wholesome food.


Menu items include dishes like Molasses Basted Quail with Tennessee Bacon and Anson Mill Grits, Pomegranate Essence as well as Meters Ranch Filet of Beef and Potatoes Mousseline, Shallot Demi-glace plus a Chesapeake Rock Fish with Celery Pedal, Tomato Water and Pine Nuts.


Set amongst a cooling color palate, clean lines, bold patterns and dramatic artwork, the richly-furnished Jardenea presents an inventive, comfortable and intimate environment. With a communal table option, fresh herb centerpieces and vintage plate focus, the dining room décor evokes the feel of family dinners. Breakfast is served 6:30 – 11:30 a.m. with lunch from 12 – 2 p.m. Dinner is available 5 – 11 p.m.


Alongside Jardenea restaurant is the sophisticated new lounge that offers signature beverages created by bar chefs using fresh fruit consommé infusions developed in-house to capture the distinct new flavors. Handcrafted cocktail menu examples include the Fresh Squeeze and Washington Ale while the martini selections present choices like the Spicy Politician and Mango Basilio all complimented with a wine list that changes with the seasons. Accompanied by a menu of salads, sharing items and cheese presentations, Jardenea Lounge is open 4:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.