Bar Deco

4.2
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$30 and under
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American
Inspired by the art deco period and America's industrial roots, the Bar Deco team is committed to bringing simple food and drink to the next level by mixing traditional preparation with globally-inspired flavors. Whether you are grabbing drinks after work with colleagues on our rooftop, meeting friends for dinner, or having a bite to eat before a game or concert across the street at the Verizon Center, you'll find a warm, welcoming atmosphere at Bar Deco.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.0
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3.8
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4.1
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vipsydneyc
Washington DC
3 reviews
Reviewed on April 17, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Great food and good service for the price you pay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We like to try new places near to the theatre. The piped music was great, we could have listened all night. The front door downstairs made a discernible, distracting noise every time it banged shut. Food was ok, server didn't seem to know a great deal about the menu and then disappeared for long periods. We knew there was going to be a party later, but felt they could have started setting up at the other end of the room first. Awkward! We won't make a return visit I am afraid.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I think this place can get away with the price of bottomless brunch mimosas since this is in a very high tourist area, but compared to other neighborhood bottomless brunch deals...this place is a rip-off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We went for brunch. I have been here for happy hour/dinner and had a much better experience. But this was pretty mediocre. I got the burrito. It was fine but nothing special and priced at 17 dollars which I think is very expensive for a burrito that was pretty average at best. My girlfriend got the fence deluxe and found it to be inedible. The bacon was undercooked and just once again not good for 16 dollars. She was very unhappy with her experience too. The food also came out room temperature. I was not impressed and will not be back for brunch. I might give happy hour another try. We'll see.

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ESinDC
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We dined before a hockey game and service was prompt and food good. Although it was busy, they handled the before-game crowd well. I enjoyed the smoked chicken tacos and my companion liked the turkey roll-ups; there was just the right amount of food for us. Convenient to Verizon Center; good food and drink; well managed; a good place for a quick bite and drink before the game.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great, but the service was a little lagging. Nothing to make me regret going there by any means.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Super average.

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GeraldineG
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The hamburgers were just ok. I think the patties are pre-made. Not the best burgers we've had, but still pretty decent. The fries are delicious.

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vipDCdiner123
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!!!

We were a large group of 12 celebrating a birthday. Without even us having to ask, he separated our checks. Did not make any complaints about multiple credit cards and was patient with our extended time. THANK YOU.

Food was also DELICIOUS.

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vipWoodleyParkGuy
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've visited Bar Deco several times before Caps games. The menu is appealing, the dining room and roof deck are pleasant, and it's just generally a nice, convenient spot. But good value? Perhaps not so much: $23 chicken and waffles at brunch, one very expensive bloody mary (garnished with bacon, but small, in a martini glass), and $8 sides (all sides: a side of bacon is priced at the same price point as a side of grits..) After a recent pre-game $84 brunch (1 beer, 1 bloody, two entrees, and a side of bacon) I'm going to explore other options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall, a good experience. I would recommend it for a casual date or outing with friends. Burgers and sandwiches seem to be their forte over other items! Servers are fairly casual, management present on the floor. Affordable, decent wines on their wine list.

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vipGabyF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I've been to bar deco a few times. Last Sunday, I went for the first time for brunch. I was not impressed with the Bloody Mary's or the service. We usually have better service but our server was really to herself and wasn't assertive. Overall, the ambience and food is spot on.

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AlyssaG11
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My friend, my boyfriend, and I came here on 1/8/16 for a casual Sunday brunch. The service was terrible. We did not get waited until 15 minutes after we sat down. The food came out and it was a complete let down. For smaller dishes that are $15 and up - it was a complete waste of money. The food was poorly made and the quality was not worth the money paid. My boyfriend ordered pancakes and they were terrible. I don't understand how a restaurant can mess up blueberry pancakes? Overall the food was bad and overpriced. Do not waste your time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was poor, no milk or cream for the coffee, the eggs benedict were hard boiled instead of with a runny yolk, there was hair in the hash browns, and the burrito was cooked wrong. We actually had to talk to the manager and leave and have brunch across the street. The manager was friendly and understanding, but it wasn't enough to make up for poor cooking and service.

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Zoey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for cocktails! Great ambiance and excellent food. Loved meeting a group of my friends here for dinner. It's also a great place for a drink before a Caps game. The short rib sandwich is AMAZING.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and service were great, the vibe in the restaurant was awesome. We went before a Wizards game and were on a tight schedule, they got our appetizers, entrees and bill to us in under an hour. I highly recommend!

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vipleesf
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great Location. Good food. Located behind Verizon Center and close to Gallery Place metro stop, Bar Deco provides a unique dining experience. There's a roof top and main floor bar. Dining occurs on the 2nd floor. The menu seems like a typical bar menu; however many entries have an unusual Bar Deco twist. For example the 901 burger appears looking more like a cupcake with a bread pudding base as bun and cheese and fried egg as frosting. Delicious. The noise level when the 2nd floor bar is full is louder than I appreciate, but otherwise a terrific dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent food, location and ambiance for what we were looking for. However I did find it strange that we made a "dinner" reservation but were given a high top table in the bar area. Typically not a big deal but the bar is on a completely different floor than restaurant so we didn't even see the dining room. We didn't care that much but the bar was loud and full of some pretty drunk people!

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Foodlover15
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The first impression was awful that we didn't even stay. I made a reservation a week or so ahead of when I needed the table. I was looking forward to trying a new place! When we got there they put as at a high top table, partially behind the bar, because it was the only table available as the rest of the floor had been booked by a private party. It was so loud we couldn't even hear each other talk. So we left. Probably won't ever try there again.

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vipPhillipS
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Taco tuesday! Good tasting, but hard to eat--the tortillas were too small for their filling. One of our group order the 901 burger. It should not be called a burger. It is an interesting, bun-less creation with an onion bread pudding pedestal holding a burger topped with lettuce and tomato. Visually impressive, but he said just so-so tasting. Worthwhile enough to try other lunch offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food and drinks were great. While the server was super polite he disappeared for quite a while and I had to track someone down in order to place another drink order. Overall it was a good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The decor was very nicely done . The food was bland lack total imagination. My dates food came out to the table before mine and it took another 20 min for mine to arrive . We weren't able to even eat at the same time . I got the pork tacos and they were very dried out. I ended up sending my dinner back and asked they just being me a salad. Extremely disappointed . Our waiter was extremely nice the decor was nicely done but the food and timing of service made for a very unpleasant dining experience

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vipmdcm
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bar Deco is a great spot before a Caps game. The food is very good and the staff is friendly. We shared the steak tacos and the hamburger trio. All were cooked perfectly. The food presentation is always great and everything looks freshly prepared. A lot of attention to details. We ordered the chocolate cake to share and that was just okay- they can find a better recipe.

CJ
CourtneyJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for Sunday brunch on thanksgiving weekend. Wasn't crowded at all - lots of people probably still on the road. Ordered french deluxe and chile rellano entrees. Both were served quickly and tasted great. Server/bartender was very attentive and provided good suggestions. They also had lots of screens to watch the games which was nice. Great decor, playing soft but upbeat Christmas music in the background. Loved it! Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and we're spoiled by the staff! First time, great place!

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vipCPthefoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience3

6 of us met for brunch before a Saturday Georgetown game. Food took so long to arrive me missed tip-off and mostly everyone's food was ice cold, Our waitress was very nice and the manager was nice and took 40 percent off of the check but everyone in our group agreed that we would never return there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price. Not worth the price.

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vipmdcm
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have dined at Bar Deco several times before a Washington Capitals game. The food and service has always been consistently very good. I enjoyed the turkey sandwich and my husband liked his steak tacos. Fresh ingredients and presented nicely. Convenient to Verizon and you can have a conversation and not be drowned out by noise.

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VickyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great nachos and fried pickles, decent happy hour options, and a good amount of bar seating. Very vibrant atmosphere and great before a show at Verizon Center.

RJ
vipRobJeffDC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. And Chelsea, the General Manager, is awesome! She knows her stuff and is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and help out. The atmosphere is great and definitely a hidden gem as far as eating out before a movie or show at Verizon Center. The only slight drawback is the single elevator vs. stairs for a 4-story building.

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vipWoodleyParkGuy
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bar Deco is a good option before events at Verizon Center -- for me, pre-Caps games. Limited menu but the burgers are great and the nachos are terrific. Nice cocktail menu and a great rooftop bar!

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ShaneInpgh
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Table was ready when we got there. Ordered the 901 burger. Amazing flavor and not your typical type of burger. Open face and no bun per say. Maybe one of the better burgers I've had. Only complaint was the wait between sitting and getting greeted as well as ordering to food delivery was quite long. Fortunately our concert was right across the street. This is a perfect spot for a pre concert dinner or drinks at Verizon center.

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jordan10
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I went here with a group of 7 friends for a nice, Saturday evening outing. The location is right in Penn Quarters, which is very close to an accessible metro station.

The ambiance is amazing -- beautiful antique/rustic feel (but NOT dirty), music loud enough to hear but still very available for conversation, and cute layout (with the multiple levels).

The food was decent. For the price ($15-20 per entree), it was pretty much what I expected. Definitely pure "American" food, with burgers, salads, and nachos very present on the menu. Most of the menu items were pretty standard -- I didn't see anything that was particularly eye-catching or amazing, and the food tasted fine. I wish the food would have been a little more high quality and interesting (instead of just your classic burger or salad).

All that being said, I definitely would come here again. While the food was nothing special, the ambiance, views and relatively inexpensive price makes for a great friends get-together without breaking the bank in D.C.

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TheAverageWannaBeFoodie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There are two main areas to this restaurant. The loud bar upstairs and the quieter restaurant downstairs. Both are good, but it is good to know what you are getting into. The cocktails are good and the did is definitely a step up from regular pub fare. The tacos are extremely filling!

LJ
LJ10132017
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was awful. When we arrived they sat is at a dirty table. Funny thing is, we were late and the table was till dirty. Our server didn't know much about the menu, or what top shelf liquor they offer. We order three apps only got two. When we finally got the third one, we ended up sending it back. It had a horrible fishy smell. If you know seafood fishy smelling means it's bad! The server had no idea of what to do. Didn't offer an alternative...long story short, we won't be going back...

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vipPersnickety
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went here on Saturday night for a birthday. Server was attentive. Food and drinks came out quickly. Fried avocado salad was very tasty. Fish tacos were just ok. Kale salad seemed a little gritty. Cookie dessert w ice cream was very good. Went to rooftop bar for after dinner drinks. Bar liqueurs were limited. Nice to have blankets for guests! Would come back for apps and drinks in roof.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were both good but the pricing is a little out of sync with comparable brunch spots in the area.

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maryw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Services was very good. We were on the second floor and the noise level was way too loud. It was difficult to have a conversation.

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Notalwaysvegan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was yummy but the service was terrible. Specific food orders were forgotten, drinks took forever to arrive, and our table wasn't bused properly. At one point another table our waitress was serving left because the service was so slow. Will definitely return for Happy Hour but not sure about dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My friends and I had dinner at Bar Deco before the Barbra Streisand Concert. We were stuck in traffic and called to change our reservation. We had no trouble doing that. Then we arrived at the restaurant 15 minutes early than expected. We also had no problem with that. We were taken to a table right away. I ordered the pulled pork nachos. They were delicious. I ate that as my meal but it can easily be shared with 5 people. My friends shared the prime rib sandwich which they said was wonderful. They also shared the Fried Trout sandwich which they said was a little fishy. My other friend ordered the Cuban sandwich. I had a taste of that. It was good but I don't like meat that is cut thick and the ham and pork were both very thick slices. My friend liked it a lot. She didn't mind the thick meat slices. Drinks were very good. Service was good. Great location if going to the Verizon center.

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Bar Deco does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bar Deco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 774-5867.

Bar Deco is rated 4.2 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

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