POV Rooftop

1 rating
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Sandwiches
515 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating


We stayed one night at the W Washington Hotel and had dinner at the POV Rooftop. Before arriving I had tried to contact them about what would be safe but we never heard back. We still made reservations as we wanted to watch the sunset over the White House and this is a great place for that view. In a year when everything near the White House was closed off, mostly due to construction, it was our only chance to see the building.

When we checked into the hotel, we asked the front desk staff about talking with the chef. They had him call us in our room within an hour of arriving. He was extremely helpful and though they have a well labeled menu he was able to tell me of a few additional options they have that aren't labeled. The fryers are contaminated and the crab cakes have bread crumbs. They do have gluten free bread and sometimes gluten free buns so they are able to do the burgers and sandwiches. Their lobster fried rice was highly recommended by the chef and contains tamari sauce instead of soy sauce (be sure to double check if you go back to make sure they are still doing it with tamari as the waitress thought they were still using soy sauce so it might have been a recent change). They offered ice cream and sorbet for dessert. The kitchen/chef team for the Living Room and the Corner Office are the same, so all this applies to those restaurants and bars as well.

I ended up getting the Filet Mignon, which was so moist and excellent even at medium. My husband had the lobster fried rice but I took a bite and we both enjoyed it. We also tried the crabby deviled eggs which were delicious. For dessert we had vanilla ice cream with berries.

The wait staff was amazing and they really went the extra mile in making our anniversary dinner special.


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity

Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches


  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant


Gluten-Free at POV Rooftop
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