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minibar, Washington, D.C.

855 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
+1 202-393-0812
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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855 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite simply one of the best, fun and creative menus I have ever enjoyed. The chefs are personable and know their craft. Off the Charts service and attention. Twenty-seven courses, and yes they are very small. You are not stuffed, but maybe we can all...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We went in December 2016 (but TripAdvisor wouldn't let us select this date). What an incredible experience! When you arrive, you are taken to a back room and served champagne which makes you giddy with anticipation. Then you enter a larger room where you can...More

Thank GourmetGirlfriends
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Prepaid Reservations are hard to get and ridiculously pricey. But worth every penny if you love the art and science of amazing food Chef Jorge Rodriguez is lovely person and amazingly talented. The team is precise and attentive. It was not just a meal, it...More

Thank tarinmd
Reviewed 23 April 2018

My wife took me for my 40th birthday. After years of reading stellar reviews and seeing it in ranked in the top restaurants of DC, we decided the occasion was worth the splurge. The entire experience from entry, to pre-dinner drinks, to the meal and...More

Thank tjtjtj
Reviewed 24 March 2018

If you have a chance this is a must enjoy restaurant experience. From the first moment offered a lovely cocktail with "olives" while holding a warmed stone for cold march madness hands--to the lovely chocolates served in a comfortable seating room setting, everything was absolutely...More

Thank Denver5555
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This restaurant has been on my bucket list for a long time, we weren't disappointed. Definitely one of the best dining experiences I have enjoyed - in any city. Our meal was a well orchestrated show from the time we arrived, through our post meal...More

Thank Maniac42
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Love the bites of unique food; and the finishing touches right in front of you. Beautiful presentation, and things you would most likely never cook for yourself. I even learned what 'real' Wasabi looked like as they grated it in front of us! Very cool...More

Thank 381amy
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

After you accept the price, this was the most amazing dining experience we've ever had in DC. Can't imagine what a 3 star Michelin restaurant would be like. The service, from beginning to end, was amazing--they really made you feel extra special. The food was...More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We decided to dine at Minibar by José Andrés in Washington DC, after having had a wonderful, exciting and interesting meal at Chef Andrés’ é in Las Vegas. As soon as I knew we were headed to DC, it was an easy choice to make,...More

2  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Last time we went to Minibar, I founf that the focus was too much on the molecular gastronomy - how much cool stuff can we do - vs the actual flavors of the food. Pleasantly surprised that the focus has shifted to concentrate a bit...More

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22 October 2017|
Response from Bill R | Reviewed this property |
You should call the restaurant and ask. I suppose it depends on how long you have before the reservation date. You also could try to use eBay.
Namratha R
7 March 2016|
Response from albert0san | Reviewed this property |
I had the same question. So, barmini is more of a casual bar where you can taste some of the food creations and have a drink. Minibar is the restaurant where you can have the full dining experience. They are in the same... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-393-0812
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