Barcode

4
818 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 818 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.6
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KhristannaN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice!!!

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SaraC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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KendallM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Expensive brunch of low quality. Please do not go here for anything other than nightlife apparently.

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ShamekaP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

They changed the setup 40.00 for what there was nothing on the menu that was worth 40.00 then u only get 2 drinks I’ll pass waste of my money

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Got double charged for drinks nd impossible to get someone on the phone to correct it.

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MikaelP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch Fish & waffles were good and the margaritas .

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TyraT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and atmosphere was great. Service could be alittle more inviting and faster

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Khalan
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I made reservations for 10 & they wanted to sit my whole party at a table with 6 seats. My reservations were for outside so that my party could smoke hookah.... they kept trying to sit me inside because they didn’t accommodate my reservation. My entire party had to repeatedly ask for drinks more than once. I ordered my hookah and got it almost 45 minutes later & my waitress told me “the hookah guy is over there smoking hookah” so the service was not selfless or did they cater to the guest. HIGHLY DONT recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Servers and bartender was horrible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time post pandemic!

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

It is a nice place. Music was great. Food was great. Sangria's tasted pre-made with ice and then it seem like they poured it in a cup with more ice. So with that being said the sangria was diluted. The security and the people who greeted my party were amazing and polite. However, our server was a little negligent with our table. He did not want to split the check which we know could have been done because another person mistakenly gave us the wrong check books with people cards. I had to ask several times for condiments in which he was prompt with like other tables. I would also recommend to add the hookah to the menus because we did not know hookah services were available so you are leaving easy money on the table from a marketing standpoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Great food! Excellent service!

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Kelly
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We arrived at 6 to find out that the happy hour ended at 6, and not 6:30 like the website shows. The cocktails were a bit pricey for what you actually received. The pizza was a good deal at $10 (special).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great thanks you

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KieshaH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Very attentive staff. I will definitely go back!

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angelas
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and i was very impressed. The service was amazing. My friend was visiting from Texas and I wanted her to experiencec A Taste of DC. She loved it. She wanted to know how she could purchase a Crown Royal umbrella.

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CharnikaE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

first of all OPENTABLE gave me a reservation to a CLOSED Restaurant!!!! was sending confirmations and everything. I don't blame Barcode for this at all. This was not ok for me, it was my birthday and I had to reroute my family and friends to another location which was way expensive so I am very displeased with OPENTABLE!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I rated this a 1 only because I didn’t get to experience it. I made reservations, drove 1 hour away. Got there the restaurant was closed. Due to not having a liquor license, that’s what was posted on the door. It should have been a phone call/ text or email sent out to customers. Very unprofessional.

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vipSekouB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

How do you have brunch without coffee??? I had to get coffee from the shop down the street.

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Pluto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

It was absolutely no one when we went inside the place when my party arrived. We were expecting buffet style brunch instead had to order an over priced meal . I’d suggest to barcode to do better to accommodate people make them feel special for coming that way it makes up for it being so DRY. Maybe offer a free pitcher of Mimosas and 1 shot each. Buffet brunch needs to return as well. Definitely loosen up on the dress code. Security guard was hounding my friend about his timbs only to let him in. Once we were inside we knew he let us in because it was DEAD Inside. I don’t see barcode surviving the pandemic.

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SexyTricey
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

THIS WAS MY SECOND VISIT AND AGAIN IT WAS GREAT! FIRST TIME WAS WITH THE GIRLS, THIS TIME I BROUGHT MY MAN AND WE LOVED IT!!!

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Carline
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was great. The servers attended to us well. Had a great time. If you’re looking for a more mature vibe this is the place.

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Caligyrl
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The ambience and service received was great. The catfish did not have a drop of seasoning and the waffles were too doughy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was good. Steak & Eggs 10/10
Mimomas were bomb too

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vipTroyR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. Taz and team did it right!!

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CourtneyL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

They switched up the menu, but not on the website. Not a very good surprise.

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TierraH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Brussel sprouts and bang bang shrimp are SO GOOD. Service was slow though and our waiter kept forgetting to bring things that we asked for. We had to remind him 2 and 3 times before we got what we requested

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Chelsi
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, I had blast while also being the epicenter of celebrations of the election within the wonderful city of DC. This was my second time here at barcode, and I chose to eat outdoors and it was the best decision ever! A must go and now a tradition to attend every-time I visit DC!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe. Good food. Great music for brunch and the drinks were good. Dope spot for my friends and I to have brunch.

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QueenTia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is always great at Barcode, great service. The door was open so made the temperature cool.

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AntoinetteG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice birthday celebration. Server and hostess provided great customer service.

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vipAnthonyR
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

If you like too loud music, badly prepared food and indifferent service, this is the place for you.

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Diamond
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The girl with braids in charge of checking us in and seating us was extremely rude, ghetto and unprofessional. Also! She also did not card anyone in our party nor did she check anyone’s bags but was more concerned about why we were seated 8 to a table when the table seats 8 people. I guess underage drinking and safety are less important now? Her entire attitude and demeanor made me cross this place off my list forever. Our waiter was very nice and friendly. He treated us well but the food was bland and not worth $45! Especially for only 2 mimosas. I always loved barcode but after this visit i will not be back.

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Imani
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I went for Brunch and the food was nasty! No one in the party was pleased with their food and it defiantly WASN'T worth $45. I've heard so many great things about their brunch but ultimately left disappointed. Also the hostess was rude and had an attitude. We were a table of 8 and all sat at one table being as though there was room for 8, not realizing the max was 6. Very rudely she approached us telling us to move which isn't the problem but it's how you say things. She should've been more concerned with checking bags and IDS which they didn't do. I'm just disappointed because it was a celebration for my niece birthday and wasn't a good experience. The only pro I can say is that the waiter was so welcoming and nice!

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Foodie1234
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Went for brunch with a friend and special menu said it was $30 but ended up being $35.

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KOKOEA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I had a great time for our Sisters Bday! It was only two other parties there with us; as it should haven been we went when COVID was on the rise! Food was exceptional and service was great. The waiter was very attentive!

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TiffanyT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it we had a ball and only $36 for a bottle of champagne the good kind ill be back🥰

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vipStudyingSommLvL1
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed brunch and will definitely be back. Everything was great from the service to the food, and really liked the live dj spinning while we ate.

FAQs

Barcode does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Barcode is rated 4 stars by 818 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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