Scion Restaurant
Scion Restaurant

Scion Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.scionrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (202) 833-8899
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Adil Erturk
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Scion Restaurant is the perfect place to host your next gathering. Our private dining rooms can accommodate parties of 8 to 50 people. For more information or to set up an event, email scion@scionrestaurant.com or call 202.833.8899.
  • Private Party Contact: Joanne Liu 2028338899

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of 21st and P St
  • Public Transit: Scion Restaurant is 2 blocks west of Dupont Circle Metro. Several bus stops are located nearby.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered street parking is available on all of the surrounding streets.
A word from Scion Restaurant
Scion Restaurant is located 2 blocks from the Dupont Circle red line stop. Scion has been recognized for our great craft beer selection and delicious contemporary American cuisine with subtle Asian influences. Whether you're at Scion for the first time or as a neighborhood regular, you'll enjoy Scion's always welcoming atmosphere, great service, and fantastic food and drink menus. Scion's menu features a large selection of mouthwatering appetizers, delectable entrees, as well as an eclectic variety of craft beers and wine. Great happy hour specials can be enjoyed Monday through Friday and our popular brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday. The menu changes seasonally and all current food and drink menus are available online. Enjoy a great meal on Scion's sidewalk patio, atrium, or modern dining room. Private party rooms are available as well. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/scionrestaurant
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Scion Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (47)neighborhood gem (39)great for outdoor dining (38)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (22)great for lunch (16)special occasion (7)hot spot (6)romantic (6)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Very accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    The food and drinks were great and the staff was very accommodating. I was able to bring my dog with me (we sat in the patio area) and one of my friends had to bring his own food because of dietary restrictions. None of this was a problem, but the restaurant was also extremely empty because it was a Monday. Gary was our waiter and he was great! Also, best fried pickles. Ever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Waitstaff & hosts can be nicer & more inviting especially when you are visiting for the first time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food=YAY! Interior=meh
    AlwaysHungry
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great food and service. Went there for brunch with a large group and we had a great time. I will probably not go back because there are plenty of places that are offer a great time and good food in the area, and they don't look like the kind of places my grandma and her friends would go for soup. This place could use a couple notches up in ambiance and updating of furniture, paint and decor. No complaints on the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place, close by to hotel
    lindac
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    the reviews on trip advisor were not the greatest... but it was close by and the food selection looked interesting and we had 1 in the group with glutein allergy which they could accomodate. turned out to be just fine. my pumpkin ravioli was delish..no complaints. service was attentive although the staff didn't seem particulary happy.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended + Fantastic Beer
    Alex
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service is friendly and excellent. Visited Scion twice in October 2014 & all dishes were fine. Ravioli was very good indeed. Outstanding draft beer quality. Very good value for $$$.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid
    Toemas
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Always good. The service is tremendous and brunch goes on almost all day. Free fruit bar with breakfast!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad dinner experience.
    Eatoutoften
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The turkey meatloaf is terrible. We both ordered that and neither of us could eat it. No one offered to switch it for anything else. We had previously been for brunch and that was good, but dinner was truly another story.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mac and cheese with bacon
    SeanZVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Are you kidding me??? Beyond sinful and delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for GF
    glutenintolerant
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Catered very nicely for the gluten intolerant. Lots of options and helpful server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was very good. Service was very good and friendly. Interesting microbrew list on tap too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet spot
    WindUpBird
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Scion sits right in a perfect location off Dupont Circle, and its food, prices, and atmosphere are right in a sweet spot of great value while not being overwhelmingly loud or cramped. The dishes are far from ordinary, and foodies will enjoy some of the creative uses of ingredients -- the pumpkin goat cheese ravioli was particularly nice. But perhaps the best thing about group dining at Scion is its clear and varied menu, with some items specifically made vegetarian and/or gluten-free. If you are looking for a calm place to eat tasty food and talk leisurely with a group, Scion is a perfect choice in a great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DavidWashIngtonVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It is an okay neighborhood establishment. The food was average. I had the lobster reuben, which was probably the best of all our dishes. The french fries were wayy too greasy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Amazing food and service....but the restroom was horrendous. No air flow, no ac, no fan. Just foul.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a neighborhood gem!
    WBWIIVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food and excellent service. The LBJ (Lobster, Bacon & Jalepeno) mac & cheese was incredible! Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    theavidbruncer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Ordered the Potato Nachos and the Huevos Rancheros. Both were really good, just wish they had come with some sort of cooling agent(ranch, sour cream, etc) because they were spicy. Luckily, I like food with a kick so it wasn't that big of a deal form me. The bottomless mimosas for 13.00 is a great value. The service however was a litle slow. Is it the best value brunch I've had in D.C.? No. However, I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot to eat and chat
    ShuF
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    If you want to combine good food AND good company (where you can actually hear your conversations) - this is a great spot. You can dine indoors or out, great list of appetizers, tasty entrees, and fulfilling desserts (combined with hearty beer/wine/cocktail list). OH and it's canine friendly - how can you beat that?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    TWTaste25
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was good, nothing exceptional. The restaurant needs a good detailed cleaning, specifically the bathroom.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice easy dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I had a nice easy dinner on their outside area. Lovely local foods. The crab cakes were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great list of craft beers and waiters that could describe each. Service was fantastic. The food… not so great. The beer battered shrimp are probably frozen from a bag and not made fresh. The shrimp was definitely not fresh. The brie app that we had didn't actually have much brie and was kind of like eating toasted bread. The steak and meatloaf that were ordered would have been good if they hadn't been drowned in a gravy-like substance. The spice chicken wasn't at all spicy and tasted like steamed chicken with tomato sauce on it. When i asked if there was more spice, they gave me a bottle of hot sauce. Two in our party ordered the stuffed shrimp and both said it was very good and they'd order again.
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  • Consistently
    Carmine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This was my fifth time eating at Scion, once for brunch and the rest for dinner. Their menu is eclectic and creative, and the service has been consistently very good. Keep doing what you're doing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great bottomless mimosas!
    Brunchieness
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We didn't like what we ordered but I think it was just a taste preference thing - not that the food was gross.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The most basic brunch I've ever had
    meeeeehhhhh
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Mediocre food and terrible service. Our waiter rarely came by the table to refill our water, coffee, and drinks. And when she did eventually come by it was to give us our check before we had even finished eating well before the Scion restaurant two hour brunch limit. I will never go there again. Huge waste of money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place
    Opposit99
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    A perfect place with fantastic food for dinner - a really nice place in Washington / Georgetown
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Enjoy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner and the service. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. The food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow and Steady Wins the Race?
    JenAsh
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We dined at Scion for the bottomless brunch- I will definitely be back. The food was delicious, reasonably priced, and bottomless drinks were a great deal at only $13. The only less than perfect part was the service. It took us sitting at the table for 10+ minutes before getting a server, only to wait another 10+ minutes before we got our ordered drinks. Our server was extremely nice but MIA a lot of the time. For example: At 3:18, she asked if we wanted the check... I said yes but that we would like to sit for a few minutes to enjoy our mimosas. She reminded us that bottomless stopped at 3:30. She didn't return until 3:35, not even giving us an opportunity to order another drink before 3:30. That was a little disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Subpar Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was hoping to make Scion my regular brunch spot. The scene is great: nice outdoor seating, lots of people there, close to other shops and right off Dupont Circle. However, the food was really below standard brunch fare for DC. I ordered crab cakes eggs Benedict, but had to order an English muffin on the side to actually complete the entree--otherwise the quality of crab cake, sauce, and egg were fine. My friends and I all ordered meals that came with breakfast potatoes, one of the staples of a good brunch, but what came out were actually thick potato chips. We all also ordered orange juice, which was both warm and bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I LOVE Scion!
    LDYWDE
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Definitely one of my top choice to have a bottles brunch. It's often hard to choose what you want on the menu. Food and servers were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best brunch ever!
    Ekobee6
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I took my family here for brunch to celebrate me graduating from graduate school! The food and service was really on point! We had bottomless drinks! Crab cakes and eggs benedict were delicious! My boyfriend told me he wants to come back again! We had a great time! My parents are still raving about it a few days later.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I had a good experience at Sunday brunch here two years ago, but last Sunday, even with fewer customers present, the service was perfunctory and my food was distinctly unimpressive. Our waitress was not attentive (didn't refill coffee, didn't clear empty plates, etc.), although she was quite quick to ask for our orders, bring our check, and generally give the impression that she was trying to turn our table as quickly as possible. The fruit buffet was fine and my breakfast potatoes were tasty in a synthetic way, but my huevos rancheros were covered in plastic cheese on a hardened tortilla shell, and the entire plate looked as though it had come as one unit out of a microwave or long spell under a heat lamp. Will look elsewhere next time.
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  • In town to have fun w friends
    rvadine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was looking for a casual brunch place that offered bottomleess brunch cocktails and outdoor dining. Scion in Dupont fit the bill perfectly. The bar area is small but the staff was friendly, my party was seated after a few mins at the bar and our server greeted us shortly thereafter. We were something of a rowdy table and had trouble focusing on the menu(we were drinks focused) but our server was very patient. When we did finally order, our food arrived quickly with no mistakes and everything was tasty w no disappointments in either quality or serving size. I will definitely return and can't wait to try dinner. If you are in DC(I came from Richmond), be good to yourself and try this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farewell Luncheon
    New2DC
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We booked a table for 10 for a farewell luncheon upon the suggestion of a colleague who had only been to the restaurant once before and were pleased with the ease with which we could get a table for 10 at lunch-time only a few days before the event. The menu was both varied and innovative and the service was rapid & orderly. The bbq duck sandwich and the burger were especially good. We would book an event with Scion again and I believe that all of the individuals who attended will be back for their own more private functions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seating Issue
    Court
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Overall, Scion was great. However, since it is located on a hill, sitting outside can be a bit tricky as your seat will slope downwards. This can be quite uncomfortable as it feels as though you're about to slide right away from the table and the chair backs will dig into your back. I'd recommend requesting an outside table towards the farthest corners if you want outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 60 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 403 reviews are from the Scion Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went to Scion based on reviews and the menu. Unfortunately, my girlfriend and I never got to even order an entree nor did we ever receive our drink orders. The waiter, though polite and friendly, seemed unprofessional while the manager seemed over his head. The restaurant was fairly busy, but there's no reason to ignore tables (we were not the only ones) while giving your fullest attention to others. The entire "meal" was comped (a ginger ale, our appetizer, and an appetizer erroneously given to us), but we were excited to try a number of their craft beers for a birthday celebration that never really got underway. An hour and forty five minutes later, no drinks received and no entree orders even taken, we took our business elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Requested a table outdoors but--
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food is great. However, we'd requested to be outside and when we were seated, we were inside, in the back, in the loudest room with the loudest group ever, and a blaring music speaker. No mention was made of our outside request. It's a shame, as the food was good, but I won't organize a brunch there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scion
    PiperVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Chose Scion bc of reviews. Friendly atmosphere, great service and the good was very good - not outstanding bc one of the diners ordered a salad and there was very little lettuce in it. My meal was great french toast but the bacon was way overdone so didn't eat it. Otherwise, a nice experience but not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for brunch!
    Allthefood
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great location near dupont circle. Can't beat $13 bottomless mimosas and unlimited fruit buffet with any entree. I love this spot for brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for brunch
    EmiJo
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great little spot for brunch. Nice outdoor seating area. The Lobster Hash is awesome!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly with good, simple food
    FoodieSuzy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Unfussy, tasty, well priced food - yummy burger and fries. Kids made welcome with a kids menu - although need to revise pasta (need a puree sauce - what kids eat whole Brussel sprouts in pasta sauce?)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottomless
    DCSam
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I went to brunch here with a group of friends for bottomless and had a great experience. The food was delicious (esp. the make your own scramble/omelet) and the mimosas were definitely bottomless (they actually just gave us pitchers of mimosas and replenished it regularly). They also didn't pressure us to leave. We were there almost three hours. The only not so great thing was the ambiance inside was kind of lame, outside looked much nicer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!
    hnochera
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Loved this place! Went for brunch on Sunday (make sure you have a reservation if you're going for brunch) and was very happy. I made my own omelette with turkey sausage, mozzarella, spinach, onions, and peppers and it was huge! Tons of the fillings, very good. My cousin got the lobster hash which was also great. Didn't get to try a brunch cocktail but definitely will when I go back. It was a little bit loud but the outside seating was really nice. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic