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Barcode

3.8
3.8
855 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 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizza Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 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

What 855 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Great for Brunch

  • District of Columbia

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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)
  2. TG

    TazzG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    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.
  4. 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
  5. M

    Mykia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place was amazing. I really enjoyed 31st Birthday here.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. D

    Dzire

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe Great service Overall good time for my birthday
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!!
  17. 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
  18. JS

    JamilaS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s a nice chill bar with outdoor and inside … i will definitely go back
  19. 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.
  20. TT

    TrinitaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

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

    Ashley

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We were seated but no servers ever came to wait on us for over 15 minutes. There were minimal patrons in the restaurant at the time. Multiple people walked past our table but never stopped. After 15 minutes we stopped someone to ask him to take our order. After we were served our food, he checked on us maybe once. When we were finished with our food for quite some time, we again had to stop someone to ask for our bill. The prices were high but seemed to be about average for the DC area. There was nothing special about the food. It was decent but didn’t justify the price. My burger was very basic with only cheese, lettuce, and tomato on it. 20% gratuity was already added to the bill but a note on the menu still stated that tips were welcome.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome and would go again!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    HAD A GREAT TIME CELEBRATED MY WIFE'S BDAY BRUNCH, DJ WAS GREAT SERVERS WAS GREAT.... FOOD WAS ON POINT...
  24. L

    Louise

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I tell you that i will definitely be coming back!! This place was the absolute Best!! I had such a great time…. The service, dj, the food all great!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing
  26. A

    Anonymous

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Did not enjoy the experience. Very loud. When we entered, it took several minutes for anyone to even acknowledge us. Food came pretty quickly, so that is a positive. Food was so overpriced; not happy with what I paid for a mediocre meal.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing and the customer service was top tier. My family and a few friends went there to celebrate my birthday this year and lets just say we ALL will most definitely be back. The DJ was phenomenal.
  28. VT

    ValerieT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place I love everything about it.I first visit doing the Christmas holidays and wanted to come back the food was delicious.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband’s birthday
  30. G

    kyraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great time. Loved the refills on the mimosas.
  31. MM

    MobileMoms

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I hosted a brunch in celebration of my non profit one year anniversary. Our server was great, the food was amazing, a great overall experience. One of the best brunch spots in DC.
  32. AP

    AlyssaP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for Sunday Brunch for my birthday and it was an amazing time. The food and drinks were great. The DJ had a great set! I definitely recommending for anyone to go for a special occasion or just brunch!
  33. ST

    ShayT

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food great drinks! A little chilly and the bathroom doors need locks lol but overall we had a great time and experience! I would go back
  34. JG

    JoyeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All Stars across the board. Its was my daughter's 21 st birthday! We had a blast. Everything was perfect. Thank you for making her milestone birthday memorable and fantastic
  35. CB

    CheylaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely enjoyed myself. I always have good services & energy when I come!
  36. L

    Litaharmon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service was great, not the best looking place inside but very spacious , the music is also loud so don’t expect to do much talking
  37. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had so much fun for my birthday good vibes ,great place for brunch
  38. JB

    JasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This place is for sure worth the $40! Great atmosphere and the waitresses/hosts were incredibly friendly. My go to spot every time I go to Washington D.C.
  39. NA

    NyAsiaD

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely enjoyed this spot! The music was great. The vibe was there and the food was definitely delicious.
  40. RB

    RhondaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect the only thing that really needs to change is going back to the bottom less mimosas.

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

Barcode is rated 3.8 stars by 855 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 3 times today
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 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 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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