Barcode

4.3
840 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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 840 people are saying
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AngelT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I frequent barcode. Th

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation was made 2 weeks prior. We show up at reservation time and the restaurant was closed.
Horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu is amazing, I had the shrimp and grits..OMG, so yummy. Ashleigh the manager was so accommodating. The security was professional, the waiters, waitress, bartenders, barmaids we're all so friendly and professional. It was 4 of us and we spent over $1000 easy because we didn't want to leave and kept ordering bottles and food. Went for brunch around 330p and stayed until 1030p..the music wouldn't allow us to leave...lol

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DaveriaM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place….. The VIBE IS EVERYTHING!!! Can’t wait to come back!!

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Milah
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved Barcode!! Came here for my girlfriend’s 35th birthday celebration and the service was outstanding as well as the food and drinks. The goal was to turn up and get a brunch/day party vibe and they did not disappoint. The DJ was on point with the music selection, drinks were flowing with complimentary birthday shots for the table and carafes of mimosas/ sangria on the house. Only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is the hostess was not attentive when we first came in, but we were the first guests there that day and she let us pick our seats. Our reservation was at 12pm, and we were only ones there until the Crowd started coming in around 1:30pm-2pm.

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Neem
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Plenty of room, great atmosphere, fantastic music...

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EbonyM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for best friend brunch and had a great time. The food was excellent and mimosas were delicious. We will definitely go back.

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DiamondP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great, comfortable environment!

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MarcusA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an awesome time. The food was great and the ambience was even better.

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NaimaUntitledReviews
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Went here for brunch and the service was terrible. On busy days they need to hire more staff. The food was good though. Drinks are definitely over priced. For the price of the brunch bottomless mimosa should be included.

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THoney
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Friendly service! Good drinks! Atmosphere was perfect! DJ was on point! Will be returning soon!

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vipBrunchKing
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barcode is a staple to go to for any occasion! The food is fantastic, the vibes are great, and the staff are awesome! Always a thumbs up for me coupled with the DJ and music!

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RayleneR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Barcode to celebrate my birthday with a group of my family and friends. Great music and the food was amazing! I wish there was a bottomless mimosa option however.

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Kiki
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was good and the service was great..me and my girls will be back.. It was definitely a vibe.

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Blessing
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. We ran to the car after ordering our food only to come back and find that our table had been given away. We had reservations, so my number is on file, and I could’ve been contacted to confirm whether or not I had left. Cigarettes and marijuana filled the air, as patrons are allowed to smoke inside. The music was so loud you had to scream to communicate with people at your table. The food not only took almost an hour to come out for a table for two, it came out cold.

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KavonG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barcode was great! Music food people service everything was great! We had a good time

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Josephine
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibes ! Great DJ. Catfish and waffles , shrimp & grits & the shrimp omelette are major !! So delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food is okay, not great. Drinks are good. Service is horrible. Given how many good restaurants there are in DC, skip Barcode and go elsewhere instead.

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vipAngie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sister’s birthday with brunch at Barcode. The food , drinks and music were outstanding. As an added bonus comedian Tony Rock was in the building and graciously stopped by our table to send out happy birthday wishes to my sister. A great time was had by all and we will definitely be back soon .

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Neta
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food is delicious staff was amazing great atmosphere

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Haze
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vincent was amazing! Only wish hookah was available earlier than 5:30pm

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vipDocTShine
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful customer service!!

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vipAlexisJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time ! Food was great. Music outstanding. I’ll be back!

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Shawntye
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Barcode food is always amazing. For the amount of tables in the outdoor area, there should be enough umbrellas available. We were told the umbrellas were first come first serve and at 2/3 in the afternoon, the sun can be quite bright. Otherwise, I had a good time and as usual

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ErikaW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Clearly a coming out spot, younger crowd my daughters age...brides to be and birthday celebrates...Though me and my party late 40's early 50's look the part, and can adapt and vibe anywhere...I was expecting a grown n sexy atmosphere with both music and guest. Overrall cute nice vibrant space, smoke friendly a plus hookas fun but pricey...food get you through but not so seasoned or gourmet (maybe I cook some of the items better) frozen drinks sweet and strong...mimosas and sangrias good also. Will go back but with a few girl friend for a cute sip n smoke when we just wanna have fun! Like a 20something lol

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BrinaW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Just expensive for the small amount
But waiter was great

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RainaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for happy hour with a friend. Our bartender Junae was amazing!

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Jkingxoxo
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Since it’s no longer a Buffet style they should lower the cost because $40 plus gratuity didn’t seem worth it for a limited menu

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DaishaiK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I went to Barcode with a group of friends for Brunch and it was probably the worse experience that I’ve had at a restaurant. We were sitting for at least 30 minutes before I asked a hostess for a server; who also brought us our waters. All of the bartenders stood behind the bar on their phones and didn’t even acknowledge or want to help run drinks. The server came to the table to take our order & never came back until it was time to bring the check. The manager is VERY respectful, he was the main one helping us… ended up giving us mimosas for free. I do not recommend this place, they also do not have many food options and only orange juice and cranberry juice for mimosas. Shots are $20 and just not worth. Overall terrible experience and I won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I don’t like how they have bottle service but don’t know the prices like they make up the prices as they go along

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TessaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had a steak that was full of fat we couldn’t eat was told we would get a discount and did not get one and charged full price for that meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience4

Didn’t eat so there is no way to qualify it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the brunch food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I’m going to be honest since Covid without the buffet style dining it’s not worth it we literally at one play and it was two of us and we paid $115 for French toast eggs and bacon😒 never again I will ego waffle it up

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KimberlyB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Add prices to brunch menu to allow people to be aware of the bill

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch. The food was lack luster but the vibe was great.

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Lucchibelafonte202123456
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent. The service and environment was definitely on point

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KhristannaN
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

our server was amazing. The music was great! The people were nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice!!!

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SaraC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Sunday brunch at barcode. Food, music, and service is great. It turns into a day party around 4ish.

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Barcode is rated 4.3 stars by 840 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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