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Barcode

3.6
3.6
879 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

8:00 PM


Booked 8 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 is Back! Join us Each and Every Sunday as we Host our New and Exclusive Buffet Brunch featuring Unlimited Mimosas and a Full Brunch Buffet spread from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. $60 per person cash payment upon entry
  • THE MEGA "BUFFET" BRUNCH

    $60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    THE MEGA BRUNCH REMIXED! Join us Each and Every Saturday as we Host our New and Exclusive Buffet Brunch featuring Unlimited Mimosas and a Full Brunch Buffet spread from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

What 879 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.2Value

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Hot spot

  • District of Columbia

    Hot spot

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  1. RavenC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    So I did not appreciate the $60 fee per person in cash at the door. When we booked the reservation they had me put a card on file only to find out that that didn’t cover the brunch only reserved seating. Also when we walked in I had to find the hostess because no one was there at the door to greet or direct pole. They also didn’t answer the phone when I tried to confirm and let them know we would be running late. Food was really good and hot. Our server was nice and helpful. Music was good, nice mix of 90s and now.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    You definitely need to know what you’re getting into when coming here. I found this place looking for a more casual dining spot the day before a race I was running in DC. This place is definitely more lounge and club than restaurant and it is priced as such. That being said the food was pretty good and that was the least of my qualms. This place was ok, but I would definitely not return unless I’m looking for a more loud, clubby atmosphere.
  3. DevedaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG the food was sooooo good. It was a wonderful vibe. I’m most definitely going back. And I don’t even do surveys but I had to for this one. I really enjoyed myself
  4. StephanieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so nice beyond pleased,, I will Be back AGAIN IN April.
  5. EleciaR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Wouldn’t honor our reservation, said they were sold out of tables. And we had to wait 45mins until brunch was over
  6. EboniB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    had a good time food was phenomenal as well as the service they kept my glass filled.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation that was confirmed and when we showed up they had a private event….
  8. Noodieee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Now if your in your 20’s or 30’s your gonna love it here They have great music good food it’s such a fun environment

    BarcodeResponded on February 22, 2023Hi Noodieee, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us. Please continue to check out our website for more special events for you to attend. See you soon!

  9. cierraj

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience would not go back. Had to pay a cover charge with no reason, food not good and empty.

    BarcodeResponded on February 22, 2023Hello Cierra, We are so sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us. At Barcode, we strive to give our customers the best experience when they dine with us. Our Saturday Brunch is an event that is ran by outside promoters; the cover charge of $10 is the cost of entry for the Saturday Brunch only; the cost of your entree and 2 drinks is additional. We hope that you choose to give Barcode a second change in the near future as we continue to give our customers a fun and dining experience.

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    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.

    BarcodeResponded on February 22, 2023Hello, We are so sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us. At Barcode, we strive to give our customers the best experience when they dine with us. Our Saturday Brunch is an event that is ran by outside promoters; the cover charge of $10 is the cost of entry for the Saturday Brunch only; the cost of your entree and 2 drinks is additional. We hope that you choose to give Barcode a second change in the near future as we continue to give our customers a fun and dining experience.

  11. 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.
  12. 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

    BarcodeResponded on February 22, 2023Hello Cierra, We are so sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us. At Barcode, we strive to give our customers the best experience when they dine with us. Our Saturday Brunch is an event that is ran by outside promoters; the cover charge of $10 is the cost of entry for the Saturday Brunch only. We are no longer charging the $10 cover charge for entry to our Saturday Brunch and we will ensure you do not receive the same service you did when you came in December. We hope you join us again

  13. 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.

    BarcodeResponded on February 22, 2023Hello, We are so happy to hear you had a great experience at our Weekend Brunch. We now offer a Buffet Brunch on Sundays that you will really enjoy. We hope you and your friends will dine with us again soon. Thank you for your review.

  14. Deees

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Music wayyyy to loud !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BarcodeResponded on February 22, 2023Hi Deees, Here at Barcode we strive to deliver an enjoyable experience to our customers. We operate as a Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. We offer a Brunch, Day Party and Night party experiences on the weekends, so the music does adapt to which is currently happening. We also have a daily Happy Hour which is more subtle if that is your preference. We hope you choose to dine with us again. Thanks Deees for your review.

  15. 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.

    BarcodeResponded on February 22, 2023Hello, Here at Barcode we strive to deliver an enjoyable experience to our customers. We operate as a Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. We offer a Brunch, Day Party and Night party experiences on the weekends, so the music does adapt to which is currently happening. We also have a daily Happy Hour which is more subtle if that is your preference. We hope you choose to dine with us again. Thanks for your review.

  16. 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!
  17. 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

    BarcodeResponded on February 22, 2023Hi Malisha, Our sentiments exactly. Good News... We have brought our Sunday Brunch back for 2023!! We hope you and your friends decide to join us as it is definitely an enjoyable experience. See you soon!

  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    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.
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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)
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. Mykia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place was amazing. I really enjoyed 31st Birthday here.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. Dzire

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe Great service Overall good time for my birthday
  40. 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.

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

FAQs

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

Barcode is rated 3.6 stars by 879 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 8 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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