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Barcode

3.5
3.5
870 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A Modern American Restaurant, Bar & Lounge in the heart of Washington DC! Open Happy Hour, Dinner and Late Night. Featuring Award Winning American Cuisine and voted Best Happy Hour by the Washington Post.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

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Options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizza Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 955-9001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joel Guevara

  • Private party facilities

    Barcode is available for private functions, association parties, private dining, fundraisers & other special events.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Entrance on L Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Farragut North and Farragut West

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Experiences

  • RETOX SUNDAY BRUNCH

    $60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Retox Sunday Brunch Experience - Pop off 2023 as we bring back our Buffet Brunch with Unlimited Mimosas $60 per person cash payment upon entry

What 870 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Hot spot

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    This was my first experience here at Barcode. I did not know that there was a $10 charge just to enter the building to have brunch which was $48 and the $10 did not go toward your meal. With brunch you get 2 mimosas or 2 sangrias. I chose the sangria which tasted like juice. The food was good I had the shrimp and grits. They also had a waffle and pasta station which came with brunch. I was able to choose ingredients to put in my pasta and the waffle had powdered sugar and some chocolate or caramel syrup as toppings options. The place was nice clean and the ambiance was good. Music is pretty loud so don’t count on having conversation without screaming. All in all brunch was a good vibe.
  2. A

    Albie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Tasty food and good service. When the games get going, the crowd gets loud.
  3. DR

    DRW21

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This place is on list of worst. I had a reservation I had an invitation to a birthday party there. We get there and was told that there was a $10 cover charge. I showed them the flyer and was told that was a mistake! Then once in the place we are told that we don’t have reservations. The tables were reserved for bottle paying customers. She said open table should not have made the reservation. After going back and forth with her she finally got the manage who did sit us at a table in the other side of the room. It took about 40 minutes to order when we finally get the food it was tasteless the worst chicken fingers I’ve ever tasted. It took another 30 minutes to get napkins and silverware to eat with. We was charged $18% for the worst food ever. I would never ever recommend this place to anyone
  4. FG

    FunGirl

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister had her 44th Birthday Brunch and it was awesome. Mimosas were awesome and the food was delicious. The DJ was on hype and played great music. 10 out of 10 I recommend.
  5. D

    Deees

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Music wayyyy to loud !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. NA

    NA123

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    It was way to loud, we were outside on the patio, and could barely talk to each other, because the music was so loud from inside.
  7. PB

    ParisB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was good, music after 10 wasn’t!!! A bit overpriced!
  8. MK

    MalishaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    I’m very sad the the buffet is no more. A brunch is a buffet. It doesn’t seem that you’re getting your moneys worth if it’s not a Buffay. I will pay more if they bring the buffet back. Music was still there but nobody was dancing and it was barely any people in there on a Sunday
  9. GW

    GhanaW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had dinner during Howard Homecoming during the Grits and Gravy event. There was some scuttlebutt about accommodating us for dinner in the middle of the event, but after about 20 Mins, the manager and staff were able to accommodate us. It was very crowded so drinks took a while to be served but given the fact that there were hundreds of people in a very small space, I applaud the kitchen and staff for being able to attend to our table. Good value for the money.
  10. L

    Lawi

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    Food was tasty (chicken & waffles). Waitress was polite/friendly. Prerecorded disrespectful music before 2pm…Live DJ at 2pm. Music played was female friendly/respectful (thank goodness) Atmosphere- overall upgrades needed (Smokey odor, dull colors, out dated seating/tables)…IG advertisement didn’t match my brunch experience…I decided not to take any pictures because I was disappointed.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are in the DC area and looking for a LIT BRUNCH, Barcode is the place to go. For $40 we received wonderful customer service, an awesome meal and a party all in one. I highly recommend this wonderful establishment. The only down side is that they do not answer their phones.
  12. DB

    DebbieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Everyone was friendly. I highly recommend people to go check it out.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Birthday! DJ was good, went from brunch to day party. They will try to get you to buy a section (which is silly if it’s not crowded, you still going to spend money) calm down. But other then that food and vide was good.
  14. A

    Ashl6181

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were unable to cancel our reservation like we should have been able to. Their phone number never connected to a person. Open table said you had to call and unable to cancel online. They had a credit card guarantee so we were charged 25 dollars. That should be refunded!
  15. LJ

    LindaJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since moving to DC, Barcode has been my go to spot for Brunch or after work meetup spot.
  16. KS

    KimberlyS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    No greeting, service was spotty but served the purpose of the meeting.
  17. BC

    BirthdayCrew

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    You can’t hear the server over the music. The 2 mimosas are about $20 and they are premixed so they def were not worth it. Get a soda and order a meal, you’ll come out cheaper. Staff is not the friendliest OVERALL. It was better when it was buffet style. This really takes the mingle vibe out of it. I don’t know that I would haul a group of friends back as we were all left looking for more.
  18. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great ! The staff was good the food was good and everyone was so kind
  19. TW

    TraceyW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the servers were very attentive . We will be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience5
    Food was not good quality Crowd was empty (this used to be a party scene brunch) No hookah available until after 5pm (it used to be Ava during brunch)
  21. TG

    TazzG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It’s a whole vibe but just to brunch is overpriced
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The waitress was not attentive at all. It was unreal how many times we had to ask for straws. She kept bringing us wrong drinks. Overall, she acted as if she didn’t want to be there. I expected more since the establishment had just opened for business. One server was shocked because we requested our waffles be made again. They were bought to the table cold. I will never patronize this business again. I had such high hopes because I heard so many good things about it. Too many options in DC to go again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was a overall nice evening, however I was looking for more people to come out for the 90’s vs 2000’s party
  24. M

    Mykia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place was amazing. I really enjoyed 31st Birthday here.
  25. N

    Nikk

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not my first time. Been several years ago, the food was excellent. We had a big party but our waitress was on point and very pleasant and patient. Atmosphere for Sunday brunch is energetic! DJ was awesome with birthday shout outs. Very nice place to go for Sunday brunch and still have the energy of a party/club vibe.
  26. LB

    LamarB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for Brunch. Food, service and ambiance was absolutely amazing. Wish we could have stayed longer but had a prior engagement afterwards.
  27. DL

    DesLow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    It took over 20 mins to be acknowledged by the server. 40 mins to give our order and an hour and a half before we got our food. Bacon was severely burned & when we asked for more the bacon was still charred. Server had an attitude when asked for refills. Will not be coming back. Service was extremely poor.
  28. CC

    CedricaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    For this to be a place for brunch and day party afterwards It was absolutely horrible and over price. They went from $40 all you can brunch and mimosa to a limited menu and only 2 mimosa. The food looks like a $15 meal and me and my guest paid $70 smh and didn’t even stay for the day party. I been before covid and it was one of my fav brunch spots But I will never return there again. They mad something so good so bad
  29. BI

    BIGDANIEL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Party of 4. Ordered a bang bang shrimp appetizer and 4 entrees. 7 pieces of shrimp for $17. Brought the wrong entree to one person. One person ordered the ribeye steak with fries. Was told it was a 9oz ribeye. It was the thinnest and saddest looking 9oz ribeye ever. Menu said the steak came with bearnaise sauce. Entree showed up with a container of ketchup and a container of A-1 sauce. Asked server for the bearnaise sauce and was brought 2 more containers of A-1 sauce. Pointed out to the server that it was A-1 and not bearnaise the server said it could be but they weren't sure and walked away. The server didn't know the difference between A-1 sauce and bearnaise sauce. $30 for a thin (skirt steak thin) ribeye and fries with ketchup and A-1 sauce. Overall bill was $115 (before tip) for an appetizer, a ribeye entree, chicken tenders, chicken sandwich, chicken tender sliders, a beer, and a glass of wine. As we were leaving noticed that the majority of the customers were there for drinks. Very few eating.
  30. D

    Dzire

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe Great service Overall good time for my birthday
  31. DG

    DorothyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I’ve been to Barcode before Covid hit and it was always a good experience. I don’t like that the brunch menu (same price before covid) includes one brunch entree. Really not worth the money. Also didn’t know who was our server had to keep chasing someone down to order at our tables, guest where left having to keep running to bar for lack of service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for a group of friends as instructed through another outside event that was hosted at barcode on 5/5. Barcode did not honor any reservations and told me I needed “ to just find a table when someone got up to leave”. It was very unprofessional and unorganized, we ended up having to leave after an hour of waiting and hoping we would get a table . Overall , this was a horrible experience and if they were not going to do time limits for tables to ensure reservations were honored it makes no sense to even have an open table reservation option.
  33. NJ

    NatalieJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I left Barcode did not stay for my reservation, it was too crowded. Too busy and noise level too high, not my scene. I hope they did not charge my card,,,because I did not buy purchase or not eat or drink at this place. I took a uber to victory and enjoyed my evening their.
  34. R

    Rochelle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I made a reservation and was told they could not honor my reservation AFTER I arrived because a lot of others also made reservations... As if that's my problem. So I had to join into another group that did not have room for us and go in on a $500 table.
  35. GW

    GraceW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This was a horrible experience! We made reservations for 2 hours & spent the entire two hours waiting, chasing down or server who disappeared after seating us. Not to mention, he got our order all wrong! The food was decent but is way overpriced for such small portions! Customer service was awful & they don’t care because they get an automatic 20% gratitude tip regardless. Will not be returning here.
  36. PB

    PearlieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being greeted by Security was a plus then having Staff right to escort us to our table was excellent. The DJ kept us dancing in our seats until after we ate then the party began. Our waiter was phenomenal and make sure he took care of us! Brunch was delicious but the Mimosas were the highlight 😃 I will be coming back!!
  37. M

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to come with friends or family we enjoy ourself and will be back
  38. M

    Milly

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s a nice chill bar with outdoor and inside … i will definitely go back
  39. MS

    MottoSaikou

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Super loud. Food was okay. Some in party were disappointed (overcooked salmon, not cooked well second time). Service folks seemed disinterested.
  40. TT

    TrinitaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you! We all enjoyed ourselves 🙂. Everything was amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Barcode using the Order Online button.

Barcode is rated 3.5 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Barcode

1101 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Entrance on L Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizza Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Farragut North and Farragut West

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joel Guevara

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 955-9001

  • Private party facilities

    Barcode is available for private functions, association parties, private dining, fundraisers & other special events.

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