A very diverse menu, with
A very diverse menu, with everything from turkey meatloaf to a unique scallop special. I had a special Italian wedding soup and Mediterranean lamb dish...both were outstanding. My dining companion also raved. The dessert, a pecan chocolate tart, was disappointing. Seemed prefab.
Service also was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and helpful, guiding us through the menu, since we were new there. Also we were delighted to discover a Monday night half-price special on bottles of wine!
Ambiance is very casual, and prices are reasonable for what you get. My one suggestion: Ditch the paper napkins. You're worthy of better!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
I had friends in town and
I had friends in town and needed a restaurant near their Dupont Hotel. I took a stab in the dark and came up with Scion! I had the stuffed shrimp and it was very good. The crab was a bit fishy tasting for my taste though.
What really put this restaurant over the top though, was the service. Attentive, pleasant, very good with the kids.
My guests applauded my choice, and I applaud Scion.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Make sure to make a reservation
Make sure to make a reservation a week in advance. Great brunch spot!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my second visit to
This was my second visit to Scion and I was not disappointed. Service was amazing - we didn't have to ask for anything! Food was amazing- I had the build your own omelet with a chocolate croissant (YUM!). Drinks were amazing - try the smoke and blood bloody mary (it has scotch!).
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great in Every Way
Wonderful, efficient, and extremely friendly service. Fabulous food.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the atmosphere of this
I love the atmosphere of this place, open but cozy and the staff is great. I came here with a few friends for lunch after my wedding. When I made the reservation I noted it would be a wedding reception lunch,we were taken into a small but open room,& the staff was accommodating with taking photos of the group. I definitely would return to try more dishes. We shared the edamame hummus & Curried Potato Chickpea Croquettes both were vegetarian. I had the Brussel Sprout Curry and asked for it extra spicy and the kitchen got it close to my spice level of enjoyment. My husband had the Pumpkin Goat Cheese Ravioli,which he said had good flavors but was kinda heavy. Service was well timed & the wine/beer options=good. Reasonably priced gem!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were visiting DC and looking for a place with a menu to satisfy a vegetarian and omnivore. This place nailed it and good reviews triggered a reservation. When we arrived, the condition of the outside chairs made my wife express hope that the owner put $ into food instead of furniture. The food arrived and hope was rewarded. We'd go back again in a heartbeat.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wish there were more options
Wish there were more options on the menu. But overall great place!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time at
This was my first time at Scion brunch, but it will not be my last. After opting for the bottomless mimosas ($13), I was not disappointed as they brought carafes to the table instead of one glass at a time. The food was very good as well with the table splitting the Potato Nachos. I ordered the Monte Cristo, which was great also.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had brunch again at Scion.
We had brunch again at Scion. A happening place, buzzing with customers and energy on Sunday mornings. Luckily we had reservations! My omlette was terrific, stuffed with the various ingredients I ordered; my friend's veggie sandwich scrumptious. Prices are right; the coffee is a bit too strong. Nice fresh fruit table complementary.
4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, eclectic menu,
Great food, eclectic menu, very reasonable prices.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place - but not quiet
First impressions were that this place was really small, but found out that they do have a back room not visible when you walk in. The hostess tried to seat us at a two top, wedged between two others that were already occupied. When my wife asked for a table with a little more privacy, since it was our annniversary, we were moved to a four top. This was better, but still next to a large group,including a restless kid or two. Once they left, things were better. The wine list was pretty limited, but the beer list looked extensive. Our dinners were both good, I had the grilled wild salmon and my wife had the peppercorn fillet medallions w/ mushroom cream sauce. Bottom line, I would go back for a casual dinner but not a special occasion.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, interesting
Delicious food, interesting bar selections, wonderful service!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Scion. Their spin on the ordinary is great! Like their LBJ Mac and cheese. It's yummy Mac and cheese with lobster, bacon and jalapeños. Delish! I find the food always dependable, with ample portions.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took a couple girl friends to Scion for a boozy brunch and had an INCREDIBLE time! We opted to do the bottomless mimosas with our meals and it was a great decision. The fruit bar was fresh and tasty, the food was amazing and they never let our glasses get empty. I loved the fact that they didn't rush us out and we ended up having a 4 hour brunch because we decided to stay and drink and chit chat. I will for sure be back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our daughter's graduation from GW grad school. We walked there -no too far. I am gluten free (not for fun) and love that I do not have to worry about cross contamination. Love the crab artichoke dip. Family members ( not gluten free) also enjoyed their dishes. Love the fries!!!! Friendly, knowledgable about GF, very attentive staff. I love coming here every tine we are in DC.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A group of 4 friends and I went here for lunch after the dc zoo. We arrived at 345pm, so we still got the lunch menu. Their beer battered monte cristo was amazing! The hint of powdered sugar gave it a spark. The waitress was very nice, although we never got straws for our drinks.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Scion always pleases. A wonderful menu, great preparation, friendly service. We keep coming back!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to scion on Saturday for their bottomless brunch. The Bloody Mary was so good! Their breakfast menu has something for everyone. The monte cristo was delicious and so was the breakfast sandwich. They also had a fruit bar available to you complimentary with your breakfast. I absolutely loved the food and the experience. My only complaint was that the server was not very friendly and seemed to get annoyed when we asked for drink refills. They were very busy so I'm sure she was just stressed. Overall thumbs up!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Scion has a fairly small menu, but with interesting items. The drinks are unique, but on the weak side. It has a nice atrium seating for people watching.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best bottomless brunch
For the value, Scion is probably the best bottomless mimosa place in the city. For only $13 they keep the carafes coming, and these are not week mimosas. Service is pretty good, and food is good for the price.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for group brunches
Scion has great group brunch options...$13 bottomless drinks, made to order omelets, a nice fruit bar, amazing french toast. While the menu is amazing, the service is spotty, and on a recent visit on a hot DC day, the AC definitely could have been higher.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed dinner so much! It was very busy but all our needs were met by the staff!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made a reservation for our group of six to get brunch here one Sunday. The fruit spread that comes included with any entree purchase was a great (delicious and fresh) surprise. They had plenty of good brunch options for food - I enjoyed my scramble and was still jealous of the smoked salmon, breakfast sandwich, and huevos rancheros at our table. The waiter kept our bottomless mimosas flowing, and was still very attentive and nice two hours later as we considered leaving. Great brunch spot.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go-to brunch place in DC. Get bottomless mimosa deal, good food. Awesome all-around!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Group of 10
Restaurant was very accommodating and had a small room just for our group
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect location and great food!
We had dinner there on a Friday night and went back for breakfast the next day. Both meals were excellent. Service is great and a friendly staff. Highly recommend.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice litte place in DuPont Circle, staff was very attentive, food was very good. Only complaint was that it was pretty hot in the restaurant.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Visit to Scion
I really like this restaurant! The food is delicious and I'm impressed by the range of choices. There's a notable vegetarian selection and the plates are small enough for sharing but also the right size to enjoy alone without getting too full. Our server was amazing and she never made us feel rushed as our small group ate and talked for over 3 hours. I picked this place because it was near our friends' hotel and I wanted a place where we could actually hear each other as we visited. It wasso refreshing to be in a restaurant where our conversation wasn't drowned out by loud music and/or loud people. My only issue with the restaurant is that it is starting to look a little run down - time to get the drywall fixed and painted!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Brunch Spot
I came to Scion for brunch while my brother was visiting, after a recommendation from a friend that the food was great. We sat in their outdoor patio area (it was raining but the patio had an awning) and it was a very relaxing atmosphere. The brunch food was excellent. Because breakfast food is pretty standard, it is difficult to find a restaurant that really stands out, but Scion does. The food was great, Bloody Mary's were superb, and service was great as well. The waitstaff was attentive without being in your face. I also think the prices were accurate for the portions. Definitely recommend for this spot for brunch!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time and good food
The food here is great. Our server Alex was a lot of fun and put up with our constant requests for mimosas. It is on the smaller side so not great for groups but perfect for couples or a double date.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Choice in Dupont Circle
A very enjoyable brunch with friends on Saturday - good food and service, and since we were outside, noise level was fine for talking.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
brunch hot spot
Brunch is Scion's thing. Bottomless liquid deal was greaeat! Our food was very good though service was a bit slow, which is probably due to the waitress having too many tables assigned to her- since it looked like she was covering both inside and outisde tables. Great way to spend a Sunday morning!!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This cafe-style restaurant
This cafe-style restaurant at Dupont Circle offers dishes ranging from the exotic (pumpkin and goat cheese ravioli) to traditional (filet mignon medallions with mushrooms and a bearnaise-like sauce) to comfort food (mac and cheese), a long list of beers & ales as well as wines (beers & ales were half price on Sunday night), service that is attentive but not overly-so. Excellent food. Excellent presentation. Excellent value.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic find on Dupont Circle!
This restaurant was 2 blocks from our hotel. We really enjoyed it! The crab cakes were made mostly of crab meat and the kid portions were big. The service was outstanding. Overall - really great place!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
In town for business , I was looking for a neighborhood restaurant near DuPont Circle with a good range of food. Scion was recommended and it was very good. Nice evening so sat outside at covered sidewalk area, feast vibe and sidewalk scene. Food was very good, nice wine by glass options and attentive service. I recommend Scion.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent option for brunch!
Went here for brunch recently and loved it. They seated me right away without having to wait for my friend. The brunch menu includes some vegan and gluten-free options, a free fruit bar, and an unlimited drink option. i didn't take it but there were some good choices on there and some groups around me were having a great time with it. Service was friendly and attentive and I'll definitely be back.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bottomless Mimosas & Fried Pickles
Love this place for brunch! Food and service is great. The fried pickles and chocolate croissant are must try's.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expected more but still very good
Appetizers were pretty good but was expecting more, wouldn't get the beer battered shrimp again. However the lbj mac and cheese was really good and the filet medallions were awesome (excellent peppercorn sauce). Also the hand cut fries and the seasoned vegetable were great. The mashed potatoes were very bland and basic. Great alcohol selection, definitely recommend trying some of their specialty mixed drinks.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
a group of us went to this
a group of us went to this restaurant and we're blown away with the service and quality of food. We ordered the mac n cheese, pumpkin ravioli, spicy yogurt chicken, and the salmon and each dish was amazing! the server we had was adorable and very knowledgeable about the menu. she gave us great recommendations. Portion sizes were perfect. We will definitely be going back to try out the rest of the menu because everything looked really good as it came out of the kitchen.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good foreign beer selection.
Good foreign beer selection. Sevice was tremendous, kept an eye on us without being intrusive.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good food
I had teh crab omelette and it was very yummy- the feta cheese gave it that perfect touch! The coffee was a little bitter and serving costco green tea is a little strange but I guess it works. I love Scion's fruit bar- it is original, healthy and innovative. This is one of the things that attracts me to Scion.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to Scion for dinner with a friend, and it was a very pleasant experience. The food was good, the service was attentive but not too pushy, and the best part of it was they let us order happy hour pricing even though we were seated for dinner (so our apps and drinks were cheaper!)
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM