A good value. This is a fairly
A good value. This is a fairly quiet pleasant place conveniently situated across the street from costco. The food is pretty good and is quite reasonably priced.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable dinner here.
Very enjoyable dinner here. Had the fantastic scallops and then the tender applewood smoked ribs. Epic Smokehouse seamlessly blends upscale dining with BBQ and the results are fantastic. Had the chocolate bacon cake for dessert which was decadent and delicious.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good pick, thanks Open Table!
Both the service, dinner and dessert excellent, telling all of our friends about it!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been a BBQ conneuisseur
I've been a BBQ conneuisseur for a while now, so perhaps my review should be considered in that light. The portions were well-sized, and the meat was cooked perfectly. However, both the ribs and brisket were under seasoned and needed lots of BBQ sauce to add flavor. That was disappointing.
The ambiance was ok, th two-person table have you seated a long ways from your dinner companion which makes all of the conversation quite loud. The servers were a bit intrusive, but not too bad. The in-house lemonade was delicious!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this place. I had company
Loved this place. I had company in town and we were looking to go somewhere with a good scene,but not in DC. LOVED the food! Also the beverages were delicious. Staff was firendly and nice. I loved the decor too. I will be bringing more friends to Epic!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose Epic because it was
We chose Epic because it was close to our hotel (Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City) and because the menu sounded interesting. We hadn't read any previous reviews nor heard any word of mouth about them. We had a 7pm reservation, began running late and called to change our time to 8pm. The man who answered was very accommodating and told us that would be no problem. We then arrived at 7:30pm and were still seated immediately. The server was very energetic and friendly. Our party (4 of us) decided to each try something different and were all very happy with each choice. Everything from the Bacon App to the Beef Brisket to the Chocolate Cake with bacon dessert was fantastic. I would recommend Epic for anyone who wants a great meal at a great price.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for lunch
Return trip lunch for 5. Ribs were excellent. Cho’gall sandwich, which lets you sample both beef and pork from the smoker, is a favorite. Get the Bacon Sprouts instead of the fries. Tangy BBQ sauce complements all the meats. Look for drink specials - specialty beers by the bottle are pricey.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had 6:30 reservation - seated
Had 6:30 reservation - seated right away and were immediately served water and ordered a beverage. Spouse does not drink alcohol and appreciates quick service of a meal. Salads were generous and tasty. Spouse ordered smoked brisket and reported it to be very good. I ordered rib eye rare which it was. Quality of meat could have been better but was acceptable. Side of sprouts with bacon was a disappointment. Over all service is very attentive - some of the best in the area.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good! Way better
Food was good! Way better than when I came soon after it opened. However on of our steaks was over cooked and when they fixed if the new steak was a little over cooked great cocktails and the Mac and cheese was amazing.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Party of Four and we were all pleased with our dishes, the atmosphere and the service. One vegetarian accommodated with a wonderful portobello entree on the menu. Delicious. Desserts were to die for but a bit large. Definitely better for sharing. Try the Bourbon Bread Pudding.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dark and stormy night...
.A perfect night for chili the other day, and Epic Smokehouse did not disappoint. Their chili totally hits on all notes -- a little smoky, nice amount of meat and good balance of beans. Then I got prime rib -- all out at 20oz, and it was great. A nice smoked quality penetrated throughout the rich cut, and has a nice accompaniment of mashed potatoes. But the best thing is the funnel cake. Don't miss it. It's the thing of youth that Epic has helped surpass even the most romantic childhood memories. Served piled high on a plate with mixed berries and a dollop of house-made whipped cream, I think it's a must have -- even if you don't want dessert.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
on Fridays they serve a pastrami sandwich that makes my mouth water just to think about...
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time here
This was our first time here and the hardest part was trying to decide what to order as everything looked so good! Our server did an excellent job at describing the different items we were interested in and gave great suggestions. By far the best was the shaved prime rib sandwich on an onion roll. The panchetta macaroni & cheese was a side dish to die for, it was cheesy and delicous and a small fork fight erupted over the last bite. It was worth it!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Contry Fried Steak
The Contry Fried Steak for brunch was execptional. The wait staff is outstanding and most accomidating.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small but nice atmosphere
Nice menu. All the food was good ; and the wait staff
was very attentive. We were able to bring our own
cake for a graduation gathering. Everyone enjoyed the food.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a Find!!!!
One day I happened to see a Waiter that used to take care of my table at the Palm Tysons. I said "Hey what are you doing here" He said "I own the place"...Well who knew a waiter now chef can put out the best ribs I ever had. the food was was AMAZING.
My Wifes chicken was also incredable!!! We cant wait to go back. ATTENTION CHRISTAL CITY...Go try Epic Smokehouse.
I think I will go make the leftover Ribs now :)
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great every time!
This was our forth time at Epic Steakhouse. It has been a fantastic experience from start to on each occasion. The menu is creative and the service is superb. I highly recommend Epic for a great dining experience!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Service and Good Food
My husband and I went to Epic Smokehouse to celebrate our wedding anniversary. He is a BBQ enthusiast and spends many a night smoking various cuts of meat at home. The idea of an upscale BBQ restaurant seemed odd - but something we had to try. We found the cocktails to be fun and tasty (although bacon-infused bourbon didn't quite live up to the bacon ideal). Our food was good - we ordered the brisket (fantastic) and a special duck dish that came with a mountain of fantastic truffled grits. We ended our night with a funnel cake. All of the staff from the bartender, waiters, managers, etc. were fantastic - best service I've had in a long time. The only real downside is that the location isn't convenient for us to go there regularly.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Your Average BBQ Joint
Texas barbecue it's not, but maybe that's not what you want. If you want a nice dining space with a good bard, great menu choices, and excellent service, come here. The four of us ordered different things, and no one was disappointed. The brisket is not as tender as it should be, but the other items we got were all tasty. The bacon appetizer is heavenly. Good desserts. Nice wines.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Great Service
Quiet weeknight with 3 yr old. Scallops were succulent served with a Kim chi which was bright and fresh. Spinach and strawberry salad was generous. Cornbread muffins - gratis. Pork belly was delicious. Ribs were great. Good service and ample street parking.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the chicken!
The beer roasted chicken was fantastic. I enjoyed the complimentary corn bread muffins with honey butter too. The booths were very comfortable. The kona pork rolls and bacon app were tasty too.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your typical barbeque
Not your typical barbeque place. Great food delivered with a little refinement.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome ice tea and sandwich
Their turkey sandwich and Arnold Palmer flavored ice tea is awesome.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beef short ribs may be the
Beef short ribs may be the best in all of the DC area.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food really is EPIC!
This place is constantly surprising me with their specials and hospitality. The original menu is so good I never tire of going...but on nights when they decide to create something different - it is truly a gourmet experience. They do things with duck, scallops and shrimp that go above and beyond a typical bbq joint. The recent specials with gnocchi have me wanting to order extra to-go. (Yes, I said gnocchi!!) I also can't say enough about the staff. Everyone makes you feel welcome and relaxed. I highly recommend this place for people who want a 5 star quality experience in a very comfortable setting.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's all about the ribs...
A creative BBQ restaurant that is slightly more upscale than the average. Some menu items are better than others, but I wouldn't really recommend getting anything other than the smoked ribs to be honest. They are really excellent and worth the trip alone.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
I would go to this restaurant
I would go to this restaurant just for the chopped salad! And their happy hour Monday through Friday starts at 11 a.m.! Great wine at reasonable prices!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful take on BBQ
I had a great filet mignon, cooked perfectly medium rare. Everything was delicious, from the appetizer to the dessert. The spinach salad had perfect little pieces of bacon. We had a wonderful time with great food! We will be back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were waited on by one of the owners who was knowledgable, friendly and engaging. If you liked Mike's American Grill in Spfd, take the professionalism & CIA twist on the food/menu and add a much more intimate setting and feel (it's a fairly small restaurant UNLIKE Mikes and you have the EPIC - Bread pudding was awesome - Epic portion (could be a little less even sharing, same price and still be EPIC (either too much for the waistline or customers feel wasteful not finishing - NOTE: huge appreciation for the fact that I was going to order the shrimp app but was told they weren't serving it that night becuase the shrimp they'd gotten that day (Sunday) wasn't up to their standards - VERY impressive quality control. coming back for those!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Newe Spot in Penatgon City
simply put , this team at Epic Smoke House can cook very well , delicious , innovative , great service at affordable prices
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decided to try a new place based on Yelp...definitely lived up to good rep. Had an early dinner in the bar -great bottle of wine and the ribeye. Fabulous! Also, the bartender, Matt, was excellent and friendly. Great service. I will definitely be back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great up-scale BBQ
We have dined here twice and love the food and the atmosphere. The service has been great both times as well. The bacon app is awesome as is the mac n cheese. The beer and wine selection could be expanded a bit, but we have always found something good to drink that pairs well with the meals. We will definitely be back.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
So happy I live close to Epic
Just moved to the neighborhood and I have been here twice in two weeks. Love this place for it's bar menu, food, and service. I have not had a bad meal here yet. Loved the taco trio, epic burger, fries, mac and cheese, bread, etc. Will be back!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Smokehouse Restaurant
Food is amazing and wait staff is so attentive. Moreover, portions are substantial, including the appetizers and desserts. So, come with a hearty appetite and enjoy the dining experience.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food...No Parking
It really too bad that this place does not have more available free parking. The food is good but diners need to keep in mind the extra parking cost when booking here. Our waiter was good but he needed to take a happy pill.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food for restaurant week.
Good food for restaurant week. The server was very nice, but forgot I ordered a beer 25 minutes earlier. The same thing happened to me the last time I was there. I never said anything b/c dinner was almost over, however, the server remembered and took the beer off the bill, which was cool. It was a nice meal.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpected gem in Crystal City
My girlfriend and I tried here during restaraunt week. We sat outside on the patio which was nice but the inside was also nice. We had a steak that was huge and very filling. We saw a number of items on the menu that we will be back to try on another trip. Overall we were satisfied and happy we found this place.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service!
Thanks to the staff for a great evening out. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time and will definitely be back soon! The food and service were fantastic! We sat at the counter along the kitchen area and got to watch everything being made. I highly recommend it. It was a joy! Ask for the grill side (it's a bit more active). We also got to talk to the cooks and the kitchen crew. They were friendly, fun, knowledgeable and put out some really good food!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the overall dining experience. Ordered the ribs and found them a little dry but very good flavor. The whipped potatoes were amazing! Server was really great and I had a good time.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ask for what is not on the
Ask for what is not on the menu, there are special items such as Brisket Burnt Ends (best item we had).
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner
I enjoyed my time at this place. It was somewhat quiet, the food came out pretty quickly, and I had a full slab of ribs that were filling enough to not eat those fries. My wife enjoyed it too and that is what really mattered.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone in my group had the
Everyone in my group had the prime rib. It was fantastic with a subtle Smokey, horseradish flavor. The. Potatoes accompaniment was also good, not too salty with just enough lumps. If you like Brussel sprouts, you must try their bacon sprouts. Our waiter was knowledgable and helpful. All around, it was an enjoyable dining experience.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a BBQ joint
We didn't know about this place until we ran across it on Open Table - great find! Very urban, modern decor - not a smoking pig in sight. Drinks were tasty (though a vodka gimlet seemed over-priced). The caesar salad had an interesting smoky flavor, and the cornbread muffins actually had kernels of corn in them! The short ribs were delicious - perfectly prepared, moist and meaty. The wine list had a number of intriguing choices that will require a return visit to explore. Too full from our indulgent meal, we opted to take home dessert - the chocolate cake with bacon garnish is sooooooo rich and good, and the key lime pie really is tart as described, just the way we like it! Next time, we'll leave room for the awesome carrot cake!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service, and ambiance are fantastic. I'm so glad this restaurant is in my neighborhood.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, but it could be better
We ordered the ribs, the short ribs, and the ribeye. The ribs and short ribs were very very good. The ribeye tasted like it had been defrosted, it was unevenly cooked (I had ordered it medium rare and it was medium to rare in spots not "medium rare"), and it lacked salt, so kind of awful. The macaroni and cheese was so good and the burnt ends appetizer was also delicious, as were the scallops even though you only get two. The french fries were also good while the brussel sprouts were nothing special, which was too bad. The waiter was awesome and we didn't have to wait too long between courses, although we were there on a slow night. My cocktail seriously lacked flavor and alcohol. Maybe wine would have been a better choice.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite go to place!
Epic Smokehouse is a gem in Arlington. The food is amazing and the chef is there delivering food to your table making sure that you are having the best experience possible. The wine list is a perfect compliment to the menu. All entrees are wonderful and made with expert care. Don't skip the dessert! The funnel cakes are to die for!
If you have not been you must go!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
Great food, great service, and a great time. I highly recommend that you sit at the food bar ... just don't take my seat because I'll be back again soon!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent barbeque in the middle of Arlington's hotel district. I enjoyed the chile which was filled with a sweet barbequed pork instead of ground beef. I also tried an off-menu item called "burnt ends". This was end parts of the brisket cooked an extra few hours to make them even more tender and smokey. The food, service and ambiance were all very good.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here on a date - it was absolutely delicious, draft beers were poured right and the food was incredibly reasonably priced to my surprise. I had the filet mignon - cooked absolutely perfect, and my gorgeous date had the chipotle sea bass... tasted as though they just caught it in the ocean and prepared it for you back there.
Great spot, awesome service, findable parking and overall awesome ambiance. 5 stars.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't-Miss Baby Back Ribs
Great food, especially the giant plate of ribs and the bread pudding. The cocktails were excellent (we tried a cucumber crush and an old fashioned with bacon - yes,bacon!), and the service was really friendly and prompt. The ambiance was fun, too - nice modern decor, lowish lighting (but not too dark), and energetic feel. Yet not noisy. We brought our 2-month old in his carseat, and they were very accomodating and found us a nice booth where we could sit him up close to us. Not sure why we waited so long to try out this neighborhood spot, but we'll definitely be back.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM