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For 2
Mon, 2/19
7:30 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Barcode.
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Booked 3 times today


635 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Happy Hour (8)
  • Fun (6)
  • Good for Groups (6)
'To those of us who work a few blocks away, the opening of Barcode, in the former Fourth Estate Grille space near 17th and L streets NW, qualifies as big, huge, stop-the-presses news (at least as far as our happy hour options are concerned). Gone is the casual bar-and-grill vibe of the old place; in its place comes LED lighting, brushed steel surfaces, dark-wood paneling, lounge seating and communal banquettes. A set of turntables stand by the front door, as if waiting for a passing DJ to set them in motion. It makes sense to see them, because the bar is run by the DC Hospitality Group, which also oversees Lima and UltraBar.' - Washington Post. Come enjoy an after work drink, stay for dinner and enjoy the scene.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00am, Friday: 11:30am - 3:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am
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Phone number
(202) 955-9001
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Giovanni Orellana
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Cross street
Entrance on L Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking Available
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Public transit
Farragut North and Farragut West
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-7pm | All Beer, Wines and Rail Drinks %50 Off
Mondays | Happy Hour Extended
Tuesdays | Bottles of Wine %50 OFF
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Private Dining

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

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What 635 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCharlieL (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

This restaurant is not for the 55+ crowd. It is designed for a younger crowd with TVs ringing the bar and dining room. The music was techno-rock. However, the food was excellent.
Since, a dining experience for most is a total experience, I would avoid this unless you are young, like techno music, in an energetic atmosphere, and with good daily bargains.

Again, the food was excellent and the staff was good as well.

vipJill (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Barcode is dependably loud - always. Having said that, the food is excellent - and the Happy Hour cannot be beat. The Thai curry mussels are absolutely dreamy.

vipChucksangel19 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The wait staff was not very attentive or hospitable. The prices are rather high for the food quality. Happy hour specials are a joke. Appetizers cost as much as an entree. My burger had an odd flavor; didn’t finish it. I told the waiter and he didn’t offer to see if I’d like anything different and still charged me for the lackluster burger. The seven wings that you get for $14 was the best part of our food choices that night. The restrooms need some love. Having said all that, it’s a nice spot to unwind, albeit a little noisy, and the drinks despite the bad specials are pretty good. For me to score this place higher than a three—the wait staff needs a little more customer relations training and the food quality needs to match the price; right now it doesn’t.

JasB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

They had great service, and the food was amazing! I will definitely go back again for dinner!

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food & service!

vipTopsy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Great restaurant after work or anytime. We were there on a cold wintery night and it really met the need for a warm meal!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

The food is always great and the servers are very cordial. However the food takes an extremely long time to be delivered. It is not a good spot for a lunch hour but great for after work happy hour when time is not a concern.

vipKD007 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

The women's restroom was disgusting. The service and food were just okay. I wouldn't go back.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Kevin was an awesome waiter. Food was great service great. Thank you

jcheriew (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

My friend and I drove from out of town to enjoy a night here. We called 2 hours prior to reserve a table and was told that we could not reserve after 10pm because there was an event going on there but she said that we were still welcomed there. 5 minuets after arriving and paying a cover charge, we both noticed that the place was full of individuals of the same gender. This sparked a concern for us so we asked one of the workers what type of event it was and he replied in a laughing manner “it’s a gay event”. No shade to the LGBTQ community but as two single women, a gay event was the least of our expectations. You would have thought that the young lady on the phone would have considered explaining exactly what type of event it was or even the bouncer could have said “Ladies are you aware of the type of event this is?”.. NOPE, there was no consideration at all. They just took our money and let us be bamboozled. After asking for a refund of our cover charge and our drinks that we were unable to finish, they told us no we could not have a refund. We were so annoyed smh. I am giving this establishment a bad review because there just was no consideration at all and they did not assure us that this would not happen again. All we wanted was to enjoy good food, drinks and music smh.

vipMichael (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Barcode is always the go-to place in the area for a quick lunch bite with friends. It's consistent food, the service is great (my glass is never less than half full) and the service is prompt.

vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

Nice casual dining experience - food was surprisingly good (steamed mussels in wine particularly delicious)! Beer & wine at reasonable prices! Lobster role was very good - they claim to get fresh seafood daily and it tasted like it! Overall nice experience - not too flashy but good stuff,

Theresa (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Love this place. Great staff and great food. One of my favorite restaurants in DC.

VeeV (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

It was a mix up with the table, but the food was Bomb. Worth $40, unlike a lot of these "brunches".

vipMarcus (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Nice, a little too loud

akemiZ (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

This is one of my favorite spot for brunch and dinner. Food is always good, great ambience and service

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a great server and we shared an appetizer of grilled calamari which was great. We also shared mussels and a pizza which were also really delicious.

vipEatOut (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

Great for lunch and also for drinks after work.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent place to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal

vipConnecticutFoodie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

I do not like giving bad review especially since I should have sent the food back. But other than the food the restaurant was great.