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Langston Bar and Grille
Langston Bar and Grille

Langston Bar and Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.langstonbar.com
  • Email: info@langstonbar.com
  • Phone: (202) 397-3637
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, American
  • Executive Chef: Joan Dorsey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: We are prepared to cater events from 10 people to 2000. Liquor catering available in Washington, DC.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our dinning area can be reserved for small groups up to 45 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Samantha (202) 397-3637
  • Entertainment: We play some of the best soul music history has to offer. Digital Juke Box.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 20 car parking lot onsite. Self park. Valet parking on the weekends.
A word from Langston Bar and Grille
Langston Bar & Grille is a soul food tavern where casual dining is enjoyed. Dedicated to serving the diverse mixture of people in the Washington metro area. This cozy venue (LBG) is tucked in the middle of some of Washington's finest landmarks like, Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Langston Golf Course, US National Arboretum and Kingsman Island on the Anacostia River. We look forward to growing with the community and serving all your soul food dining needs, full bar available on site. Patio & deck seating also available.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant was amazing. The location is not in the best part of the city, but I don't care about that. Amazing food, staff, and atmosphere, I'd return again in a heartbeat! Great job Langston's!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "They were out of two items that were on the menu and a substitution on our order was made without asking us."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Langston's is slow and unorganized. The did is good, go with a groupon, and when you have lots of time so that you don't have to rush."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I am sorry, but at an online glance I thought this was a great place to take my boyfriend for his Birthday. Not knowing anything about Benning Road, I went and to my surprise, it is not a safe place to visit at all. It is on a busy street with no real direction as were to park. People hanging out on the street corners, cursing, playing around at 730 at night, drinking across the street and police presence everywhere. I did not feel safe finding parking and then walking over to dinner, so we left and went to virginina (shirlington) where I felt safer. Maybe you should rethink the location or demand that the city cleans up this area and try to add well lit parking. that would have kept us there."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The only thing I would complain about is the service. Our waitress was the only waitress upstairs she seem very frazzled and unsure of the menu. She didn't take orders by the way we came in and when the cook came upstairs with the food she seemed to have no idea where it went. I would suggest two waitresses upstairs. Other than that I enjoyed the food. I feel like it would have been better if everyone didn't seem like they were under pressure. I do wish that the food was served to me how I saw it in a picture."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made a 9 pm reservation for V day after reading reviews that food was great but had a pretty bad experience. We were invited to sit by the bar and eat. We declined and had to wait 15 mins before being escorted to our table upstairs to an entire section that was empty. Fried fish nuggets as appetizer were ok but the sauce was not fresh. Steak was cold and WAY overdone and fried chicken not enough + served with wrong sides. Drinks were incorrect and didn't taste good--and took 25 mins to arrive. A request for a ginger ale from a passing waiter was met with an obviously rude glare and no response. We complained and it was just implied that the bad service was the result of a groupon deal--funny, coz we didn't use one!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food I ordered was cold and after sending it back I receive it 20 minutes later it was still cold. My husband had eating his dinner and was finished by the time my food came out. His food was fantastic absolutely delicious. On the other hand I'm pretty sure my food would have been good as well if it was hot."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If you're not in a hurry and would like to try good soul food off the beaten path this place is suitable."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was amazing! From apps to dessert (which we made room for after realizing how amazing the food was)! So flavorful & clearly made with love. We will definitely eat here again!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Like this place. Jerk chicken wings are great. Happy hour specials. Like this place..go inside.."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The restaurant is located in an ungentrified part of NorthEast DC but near the up-and-coming H Street corridor. With that said, the restaurant owners are trying hard ... Likely some days they hit home runs, while on other days, they struggle for a base hit. On this night, they were fighting for doubles. The food is great ... And exactly as advertised: southern comfort food. The sweet potato cake ... delicious. The staff are attentive and they are trying hard to make the restaurant work. Langston's is off the beaten path for us -- and we have to pass a lot of other probably better restaurants to get there -- but we are going to put Langston's on our restaurant rotation to (1) reward the effort, and (2) see how the restaurant progresses."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I went out on a whim coming here. I had heard several good things about the location so I finally came. I'm glad I did. Service (natia, our server) was very sweet and efficient and the atmosphere was very nice. Can't forget to food was delish especially those shrimp & grits."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "NY'ers with business in NE DC, we wanted a good meal w/o going Downtown. Neighborhood seems to be in transition but we found a haven inside. Recently under new ownership, food was very fresh and it was a fun, funky place. I had a mixed salad to start, which was fresh and vibrant. Entrees: shrimp & grits for me - creamy, spiced just right, & on par with the best. Great fried chicken for Hubby - made-to-order, crunchy, & seasoned perfectly. Sides: collards & mac n' cheese. Both had a subtle tangy bite. Portions sized just right for this rich food, but we were too full for dessert, unfortunately - that night they served homemade peach cobbler or bread pudding. Awesome Soul Food! Thank you to our server Shanae for her warm hospitality!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "All I can say is the waiters need training .... The hostess and manager was awesome . But dealing with the waiter we did not feel welcome."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Food was amazing service was great can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Whenever I am in the mood for good southern cooking we will visit Langston Grille!! The food was prepared fresh and was DELICIOUS. I had shrimp and grits and my husband had the pork chops we were both very pleased! I would make a suggestion that you MAKE A RESERVATION! The restaurant is VERY small and there aren't many tables. Try the banana pudding mixed drink; it was delicious!"
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "I treated my brother here after we completed our first 5k! We arrived around 12:30pm & sat upstairs where it was warm. The place is like a brownstone in Brooklyn. Nicely decorated. A bit warm upstairs but it was so comfy!! The food was wonderful!! OMG soul food at its finest! I had fried Tilapia, mac n cheese, & greens. My brother had crab cakes, mashed potatoes (SOOOOO GOOD). They have the best hot sauce ever!! The food is seasoned perfectly! We slept like babies when we left lol! The food took a while to come since I am sure it was cooked from scratch but our waiter was so informative and nice! She was awesome! The area was a bit sketchy when walking from the metro."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "This place is a hidden gem. The service was excellent, and the food was really good; and the leftovers tasted even better the next day. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 10/23/2013