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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 good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (52 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“bloody marys” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3205
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We just made a short stop for a few drinks before a wedding and appreciated the great bartender who made me a perfect martini. They even had Allagash White on tap!

Thank MargaritaDoug
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Love that this restaurant is in the same hotel we are staying at. Nice selection from the bar menu and delicious choices. Service was okay, and the decor and views were very nice.

Thank Normandy2750
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was beautiful the food was delicious and filling. The pancakes were so fluffy, I hated to but the syrup on them, but they were actually better without it. Everything was fresh, my daughter had the shrimp grits she said they were to die...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We ate breakfast here every morning and once for dinner. Ok, Nothing to write home about. The crab cakes were good, the burger just OK.

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Last minute, my best friend and I decided to do brunch on a Sunday afternoon. First placed that popped in our head with The Beacon. It's been a while since we visited for brunch but decided to try it again. Weekends in DC can be...More

Thank loganh408
Reviewed 1 August 2017

With so many great options in D.C., I was a little disappointed with this one. Perhaps the dine-in side of the restaurant is where the atmosphere is. We had a lunch meeting (pre-set up by client) in what was like the diner side of the...More

Thank Alicia R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food was mediocre. The shrimp and grits was bland. The chicken and waffles, the chicken had good flavor but the waffle was horrible and so were the pancakes and turkey sausage. The Cesar salad was decent. The best part of the saturday brunch was...More

Thank 07Serenity16
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The food is at the low end of pricey but well made and tastes great. The staff is so considerate and does an excellent job of pleasing their guests.

Thank John C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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