barmini by José Andrés
barmini by José Andrés

barmini by José Andrés

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://minibarbyjoseandres.com/
  • Phone: 2023934451x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm- 1:00am, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Fusion / Eclectic, Unspecified
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th St NW
  • Parking: Valet
A word from barmini by José Andrés
Cocktails have always been a passion of chef José Andrés. It started over 15 years ago when he created the Salt Air Margarita at Café Atlántico. Today, José pays homage to the golden era of cocktails at barmini by José Andrés, a hub of chef-driven libations that serves as his cocktail lab for all of his restaurants and projects. A pioneer in avant-garde cooking, José's passion is on display at barmini as guests are taken on a whimsical journey of yesteryear via classic cocktails and ingredients. Barmini operates as a true extension of minibar, a learning center where chefs and bartenders collaborate and where heritage meets innovation.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
barmini by José Andrés reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)special occasion (24)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (22)late-night find (12)good for groups (12)romantic (10)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great!
    Blondie2846VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great place. I compare it to PX (PX is better), although I think barmini suffers from too many drink options. Each person in our group had 1 drink they didn't like and one they did. The "snack" options are great - foieffel was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buyer Beware!!
    EflatTuning
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I made this reservation four months ago THINKING that I was taking my party to the famous MiniBar for an important 50th birthday. The various warnings: "Don't be late, we'll give your table away after 15 minutes," et cetera pumped up my excitement. But I made a mistake that essentially ruined the night. BarMini and MiniBar are two completely different things, despite being only steps apart. What a difference the placement of three letters makes! A sad disapointment of what was to be a landmark evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome as always
    foodlover218VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Bar mini is one of, if not THE, best bar in DC. They never fail to disappoint and the drinks are always superb. The staff is talented and knowledgeable. Highly recommended for a nice night of cocktails and high-end snacks. I will also note that the prices, while not the cheapest, aren't higher than most other cocktail bars and even restaurants serving mediocre mixed drinks. However, the quality is unmatched.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mistake well worth it
    GWM2
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I didn't realize when I made the reservations that it was only a bar with snacks. Not the restaurant. That's okay the manger helped us find reservations and walked down to other restaurant himself. Note you need to book the restaurant ahead of time via email. I'm a foodie and can't wait to enjoy The delicious bites of food in the restaurant. You can see the restaurant through a window from the bar. The staff here was amazing and very knowledgeable, I highly recommend it even though it is on high side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Barmini!
    StacbinDC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Seating is very limited so I believe reservations are required. There are many, many drinks to choose from and you get to watch the bartenders craft their works right in front of you. Lots of interesting ingredients and flavors. The food menu is limited, but you go here for the drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't pass it up
    Npcomplete
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Absolutely fantastic. I loved the drinks and the spectacle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best bar in DC
    foodlover219VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The drinks at Barmini are the best and so is the service. You must try the avocado toast. The ambiance is really great and the décor is unique, modern and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great and creative
    JeevesVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    awesome service! hope to visit again soon so we can learn more about cocktails
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, awesome
    lindsaysarahVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Loved our experience at barmini. The drinks were so unique, and the food even more so. The foiffle is one of the tastiest ways I've ever experienced foi gras. The service was so welcoming and helpful, with the exception of our assigned server; she always seemed rushed, would clear empty glasses multiple times without asking for new orders, etc. but everyone and everything else seemed to make up for it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great places for drinks
    omg7
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I love coming to barmini. one of my favorite experiences in the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best drinks in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    beautiful decor, great service and inventive menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing cocktails
    alex3m3ti8VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Such a fantastic event, drinking custom created drinks that are interesting, tasty, and fun
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply sophisticated
    DCSexy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The understated sophisticated relaxed elegant vibe sets a sexy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
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