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About Us

Based in Washington, D.C. under the helm of Investor William Sport and Managing Partner Tom Johnson, the Hill Restaurant Group brings a fresh and simple philosophy to the Capitol Hill neighborhood.  To create memorable hospitality experiences, serve superb food, deliver quality service, and exceed expectations. It’s that foundation that enables The Hill Restaurant Group to consistently reach these goals.

In 2017 William Sport acquired the seven location that now comprise the Hill Restaurant Group. He recently formed a partnership with Tom Johnson a successful restaurateur who has operated and expanded several multi-unit restaurant groups throughout the east coast. Tom and his team of seasoned professionals bring fresh and new ideas to the growing hospitality market in the D.C area.

“We wanted these places to be places we ourselves would want to go to”, said Tom - and that’s just what they did. The duo began a comprehensive approach to rejuvenating each establishment in winter of 2018.

Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Lola’s, Boxcar Tavern, Tortuga, Ophelia’s Fish House, and Stadium Sports are a demonstration of the duo’s commitment to - and passion for – providing a fun, entertaining and enjoyable experience. From the fresh evolution of concepts, to the design and finally the menu development, Sport and Johnson have successfully evolved each entity with its own tone and culture.

The Hill Restaurant Group constantly strives to be at the forefront of the industry with concepts that are chic yet relaxed, while always providing customers with an unforgettable experience of undeniable excellence and spirit.

“We hope you enjoy each establishment as much as we do. Cheers! William Sport & Tom Johnson


Our Team