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Scion Restaurant
Scion Restaurant

Scion Restaurant Details

  • 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: Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • 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 (202) 833-8899

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/scionrestaurantContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed our dinner and the service. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. The food was great."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great location near dupont circle. Can't beat $13 bottomless mimosas and unlimited fruit buffet with any entree. I love this spot for brunch!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great little spot for brunch. Nice outdoor seating area. The Lobster Hash is awesome!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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?)"
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My husband and I met up with old family friends who were coming in from out of town at Scion. There were seven of us; we made a reservation ahead of time, so we had no problems getting a table. The restaurant was quiet but I think a lot of people sat outside, and the metro station at Dupont Circle was closed (with a shuttle), so I suspect people were discouraged from going to the area. We had a great dinner -- we were there for a couple hours, and everyone enjoyed their meal. Almost everyone got something different. I can't personally speak to the wine list, but a couple of the people we were with are big winos, and they each got a glass that they seemed to enjoy. Definitely recommended if you want something that's not a bar in Dupont."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Just two blocks off the circle, this neighborhood gem has excellent moderately-priced food and wonderful service."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Scion has always been a bit of a staple for brunch when I don't feel like trying somewhere new. This time it deserved it a little less than usual. It was a good meal, don't get me wrong, but they used to have unlimited fruit and a lot more bottomless drink options. I'd still go back but maybe a little less enthusiastically."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is still my favorite brunch spot in DC. Great food, great service and bottomless mimosas and poinsettias always equal a great time. I have never had a bad experience here!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Three friends and I went to Scion for brunch and it was delicious! I was happy we had a reservation so we could get a table outside. One of my friends ordered the healthy start and said it was a bit disappointing but the rest of our food was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I was visiting friends in DC and I picked this restaurants on a whim. It was nice that they took reservations and that is was very close to the metro stop. We sat on the patio so my friend a was able to bring her dog along. We had artichoke spinach dip for appetizers. It was great. I had the yogurt chicken, another a person had the steak, and another had the salmon. Two of us had drinks. We all enjoyed our meal and the staff was very polite. Dinner for all 3 of us came out to be around $97-- not bad. I will come back the next time I'm in DC."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Second time we've been here and have had great results both times. We got the duck ragu and pumpkin goat cheese ravioli, both of which were amazing. Unfortunately we came after they had a crazy day (DC Pride), so we couldn't get most of the drinks we wanted, but that was an anomaly. Overall, a wonderful spot with delicious (and well-priced!) food!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant! Great service, food and atmosphere!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Very attentive wait staff. Mac and cheese, and fried pickles are phenomenal!! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It's a neighbourhood restaurant with a lively scene and really good food. The atmosphere can get a little "loud", so if you're looking for a quiet, romantic evening this might not be the place. However, if you're looking for good food and service, it definitely fits the bill."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Scion was a decent way to spend a Thursday night. It had a wide variety of food options and the service staff was very knowledgable about the menu and drink selection. It wasn't the best food in DC, but all of the food was pretty good. It was easy to get to and food came out in a very reasonable amount of time. I would probably go back. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "They have a great happy hour from 5pm to 7pm and large tables. Great for a night when you want to catch up with friends and be able to hear each other. The menu also offers options at various price points so everyone can find something yummy on their budget."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I am a Scion regular now. I love this place and recommend it to anyone who will listen. The food is great but my favorite thing is the bottomless mimosas. You don't have to beg them to refill your drink like at other bottomless places. The service is always amazing. The servers, bussers and management go out of their way to ensure that your meal and experience is great. I will return until they won't have me anymore. :)"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I took my dad here for his birthday brunch it is was amazing! Bottomless mimosas and delicious food. Would recommend this place to anyone who wants a great brunch for a good price."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Came here for a work lunch with a large group, and service took forever (they seemed to only have one wait staff and bartender). Food was okay, and prices reasonable. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Scion brunch was very good. The food was great even though it's just classic brunch dishes. Everyone ordered bottomless drinks, but our waitress was a lot better about bringing the poinsettia and mimosa refills than the beermosa refills. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food didn't come out all together which was quite annoying"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Scion is such a reliable happy hour option in Dupont - great beer list. Tried its dinner menu for the first time and found the brussels sprouts curry and risotto to be a bit lackluster. Strong menu in variety and vegetarian options, but expected something tastier. Server was pleasant and attentive. Will certainly be back, but probably just for the beer."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Our visit to Scion was the first. We were attracted by the Happy Hour menu posted on the restaurant's web site. But when we arrived, our server told us the prices and specials didn't apply. What?! We brought a copy of the Happy Hour menu with us. Sorry, doesn't apply. Our server, Janine, was absolutely charming and convinced us to stay for cocktails and dinner. The meal was mediocre but the service was terrific. Unfortunately, we left feelin' like Scion had duped us with a Happy Hour gimmick. Too bad, the place lost three potential customers. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Intriguing dishes and energetic atmosphere. The service was a little slow... we didn't get our food ordered and onto the table until 1.5 hours after we sat down, but part of that was because we were waiting for a latecomer in our party. There was also a huge party going on next door so we probably got stuck after them in the orders. There were a number of interesting-looking items on the menu and everyone seemed to enjoy their food. I liked my duck ragu pasta, though the pasta was the pre-packaged kind. The location was convenient as were reservations for our group of 7, so overall, I was satisfied with our night out."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I was staying nearby and had been having such nice meals in the area. I saw Scion from my hotel and thought it might be good. I made a reservation (for 1- -traveling alone) at they seated me right away. I ordered appetizer and entree. They brought my entree-- I asked them to cancel the appetizer. I had salmon (with Fig reduction?) no flavor of fig and the salmon was like shoe leather. The broccoli was so charred that I couldn't eat it. I couldn't take not having a good experience with dessert, so I left and found another place. I wish I had wandered further to have dinner as well. The ambiance was great; service "ok"; Food, fair is being kind. With so many wonderful restaurants in the area, it was a disappointing choice on my part. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have only been to Scion 2 times now and both times were for brunch to enjoy their wonderful bottomless mimosas ($13). Food is always good, but I wouldn't go ranting and raving about the food. It's solid, delicious and basic at least as far as the breakfast food goes. The best part though of course is the bottomless mimosas. You get a large regular wine glass to drink out of and you never see the bottom of your glass because the servers are great at making sure you always have a full glass with at least a half full carafe to poor from in case they miss you on one of their rounds. Our server this time was excellant she was very good at keeping us full and checking on us without going overboard. I will of course be back for more mimosas. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great brunch with bottomless mimosa! Our service was amazing and attentive. Whenever we looked to be finishing a drink, she was soon over bringing a another. Fruit buffet with brunch entrees is a nice touch!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014