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Beacon Bar and Grill

1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3205
+1 202-872-1126
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (68 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3205
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Beacon because of the sky bar. It was pretty busy up there, but not too crazy that we couldn’t find seats. There was a DJ and it seemed like a great place...except it’s not really happy hour if you can’t get a drink....More

Thank TravelerTP
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Richard is an amazing bar tender! Fast, friendly, accurate, and able to provide helpful suggestions. My girlfriend doesn't drink. Without being asked, Richard made her a mocktail that she loved and drank all night. That, my friends, is superb service. The food specials are hard...More

Thank PebleBeach7thGrn
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Pork - overcooked. Burgers - overcooked. We asked for extra pitas with our appy dips; they brought them with the main course (after the dips had been cleared) and charged us $2.00! The fries were good and the pasta was tolerable. I would not return.

Thank NYCFamily_of_five
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Blindly picking a place va Open Table led us here. Nearly empty at 7pm on a Thursday wasn’t a good sign. Sure enough, there was a distinct lack of ambience, and it was chilly enough to keep my coat on. Expensive menu....the food wasn’t awful,...More

Thank sw00lst0n
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I stayed at the Beacon Hotel and dined in their restaurant twice. The first time was for happy hour where I was thoroughly unimpressed. My first two drinks were free as a result of receiving complimentary drink coupons as a perk from the hotel, but...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The atmosphere was romantic, my favorite booth seats. The service was grand. This was restaurant week and you could have anything on the menu. We both had complimentary wine with our meal. For appetizers, I had the tuna tartar and my husband had the Senate...More

Thank Cocoa16
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent Brunch .... great prices and excellent service. Rosa and Olga were great. Our refills at the table kept coming; best bottomless mimosas service ever !!!

Thank Kory D
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I took my team here recently for lunch. We were looking to try a new restaurant and hadn't been. I had the kale salad. The kale hadn't been marinated and it was crunchy and bitter. The salad looked fantastic in the menu but had little...More

Thank 7Linda67
Reviewed 20 November 2017

On a Friday night we had no reservation and could not get into our other choices. We lucked out on this one. Great waiter with good advice. Tasty drinks. Good food.

Thank rimaSC
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Awful food and service. This location is dirty with underwhelming decor and absolutely no ambiance. The salmon was over cooked and the risotto was undercooked. The guacamole was served in a tea cup and at $16 was terribly overpriced. The service is slow and the...More

Thank Alice A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3205
    (17th)
  • Public Transportation: Farragut North Metro--Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-872-1126
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Description
Designer Walter Gagliano second visioning of BBG introduced a fresh, and romantic feel to BBG. Vermeer’s portrait of “Girl with a Pearl Earring” was the muse leading to creating the new look. “Our original goal was to bring the space to a cleaner more contemporary vibe, when we discovered the over scaled Vermeer print , originally created by Philipe Stark was on the market, our fondness for bold romanticism found expression and led our fabric and lighting choices in a different direction" stated Mr. Gagliano. Chef Steven Hunter introduces a new menu complementing the new look with his own re-interpretation of classic American comfort foods that are stimulating to the palate and eye, Chef Hunter states: “We produce our own charcuterie and fresh signature sausages from organic meats, ninety percent of our fish are sustainably raised or caught in the Chesapeake Bay area. ”We are committed to support local producers, who are dedicated to environmentally, sustainable agriculture.”
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