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  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barcodedc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 955-9001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00am, Friday: 11:30am - 3:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Giovanni Orellana
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine
  • Special Events: Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-7pm | All Beer, Wines and Rail Drinks %50 Off
    Mondays | Happy Hour Extended
    Tuesdays | Bottles of Wine %50 OFF

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Entrance on L Street
  • Public Transit: Farragut North and Farragut West
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available
A word from Barcode
'To those of us who work a few blocks away, the opening of Barcode, in the former Fourth Estate Grille space near 17th and L streets NW, qualifies as big, huge, stop-the-presses news (at least as far as our happy hour options are concerned). Gone is the casual bar-and-grill vibe of the old place; in its place comes LED lighting, brushed steel surfaces, dark-wood paneling, lounge seating and communal banquettes. A set of turntables stand by the front door, as if waiting for a passing DJ to set them in motion. It makes sense to see them, because the bar is run by the DC Hospitality Group, which also oversees Lima and UltraBar.' - Washington Post. Come enjoy an after work drink, stay for dinner and enjoy the scene.

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Barcode reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (29)vibrant bar scene (25)great for lunch (22)fit for foodies (16)great for outdoor dining (13)neighborhood gem (13)late-night find (13)hot spot (12)special occasion (11)notable wine list (6)romantic (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • It was restaurant week and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2011
    It was restaurant week and the kitchen was totally unprepared for the onslaught of customers. Lunch turned into a 2 hour meal with long lapses between the three courses. The food, however, was excellent and the servers did their best under the circumstances. I fault management for the poor preparation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restauranteurs in Washington
    Diner100VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2011
    Restauranteurs in Washington need to recognize that, at business lunches, guests are there to talk, not to bounce their heads to the music. Might be better to advertise themselves as a noontime dance club. Repeated requests to have the music turned down yielded no results.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went with a friend for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2011
    I went with a friend for lunch during Restaurant Week. We were seated a few minutes past 12. The restaurant has a cool modern vibe. The menu looked promising and that is when things started to go south. It took 10 mins for someone to take our order... 20 mins for our salads to arrive... another 20 mins for our entrees to arrive. After sitting for 10 mins waiting for our waiter to notice we had finished eating, we had to flag him down, ask for our dessert to go and our check, explaining we had to get back to work. At 1:20 we received our dessert to go and 1:30 our check after asking for it again twice. 1.5 hours for a two out of three course lunch. The bright note was the food was actually good. It's too bad the service was so poor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food/Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/20/2011
    Food was excellent. We arrived at 11:30 a.m. Plan for a long lunch because service / food was slow as the restaurant filled up, even though we were the first ones to order. Yes, it was restaurant week but . . . We had to ask for the bill and it was stamped 1:11 p.m.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for drinks, bad for dinner
    jasonVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2011
    I was there for restaraunt week with a group of friends. The food was fine, though not spectacular. Service was really slow. The various waitstaff did not communicate and kept bringing out the wrong orders, or putting plates in front of the wrong diner. The place was so loud with such poor acoustics that I couldn't hear the person across the table, much less anyone else in my group. I guess this place might be fine as a trendy bar, but bad as a restaraunt.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barcode appears that it's
    BTC415VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2011
    Barcode appears that it's going to be one of those "too-trendy" places that is more about cocktails and being seen than a good restaurant. Wow, appearances were deceiving. The Barcode chef turned out great meals, and the waiter was energetic and attentive. Quite the find!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service and the food were
    aggie1992
    Dined on 1/19/2011
    The service and the food were about average. The place looked bigger on the outside than it actually was. When I walked in, the hostess told me to go to the bar, but there was no room; the bar was a lot smaller than I was expecting. It looked like they tried to cram too much into a small space.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic! Highly reccomended!
    KJBrennan73
    Dined on 1/19/2011
    We were here as a group of 4 for restaurant week - what a find!!! The menu for the $20.11 prix fix menu was quite extensive. The meatball sliders were just amazing to start and moving to the veal / pasta combo was perfect. Topping off with berries and ice cream and illy coffee really made the meal. The service was superb as well as the food runners and bus staff. Presentation of the food was very pleasant. The bar area we sat near looked awesome for TV watching with a ton of TV's straight across the entire length of the bar. Outdoor dining looked comefy in warmer weather with wicker and heat lamps for slightly chilly weather. The glowing red walls (duh - barcode readers! Took me awhile to figure out!) were awesome!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not typical bar food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/18/2011
    Was totally impressed with the food at Barcode. A group of 6 six went for Restaurant week. It was a 4 course meal and glass of wine was included. We all shared appetizers and everything tasted great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BarCode is the place to go...whethe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2011
    BarCode is the place to go...whether you want an intimate date, a fun place to relax after work, or a night out with your closest friends. Between the ambiance of the restaurant, the friendly staff, and the phenomenal menu, you will leave BarCode completely satisfied and wanting more.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always enjoy this place.
    Janie
    Dined on 12/29/2010
    I always enjoy this place. People are friendly and service is good and fast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could use improvement in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/24/2010
    Could use improvement in the customer service department.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a large group (16).
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/16/2010
    We were a large group (16). We liked this place, despite the appearance that they are still getting their act together. Nice lunch menu. Food quality was mixed. Had pizza and individual entrees for a lunch. Some of the pizzas were oversalted to the point of being inedible. A veal dish, on the other hand, was very good. Service was very good. We had the bartender, who was a great guy, as our primary waiter. A couple of times, he was busy with drinks but he was very personable and always attentive when we needed him. Helped get an order fixed (our fault).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very noisy even on quiet days.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2010
    Very noisy even on quiet days. Food is passable and not a huge dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • celebrated my husbands birthday
    BKinNYCVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    celebrated my husbands birthday here on Saturday with a huge group of friends. While the servers/hostess could have used a happy pill - the music was poppin, crowd was fun and we had a great time. Bar tenders are also awesome!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even in the early evening,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/2/2010
    Even in the early evening, the bar was hopping. The noise even a table was such that you had to yell to be heard by the person across from you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bottle service with Denise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/26/2010
    Bottle service with Denise was amazing. She kept us entertained and made sure we were taken care of throughout the night!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent food, service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2010
    excellent food, service and atmosphere. the owner is very personable and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant was overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2010
    The restaurant was overall just average. When we arrived for dinner at 8, the place was pretty tame. There weren't many diners and the bar wasn't too busy. By the time we left around 10, there still weren't many diners, but the bar had become much more lively. For food, the appetizers were pretty good. We had the avocado dip and chips and the grilled calamari. The dinner items (lamb and chicken) weren't bad, but they weren't amazing either.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic