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About Barcode

'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.

1101 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00am, Friday: 11:30am - 3:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am

Cross Street:
Entrance on L Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 955-9001

Website:
http://www.barcodedc.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Available

Public Transit:
Farragut North and Farragut West

Executive Chef:
Giovanni Orellana

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

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

Private Dining

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

Barcode Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2013

The Tuna ceviche was great, the rest of the food was ok and I'm a foodie. The drinks were also ok except for the Rose Kennedy and the Brazil 17. What really saved the place for me were the DJ and the overall ambiance.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2013

I went for a business lunch. The grilled shrimp appetizer was good. The steak tasted completely unseasoned - not even salt or pepper - and the cut was ok, but not outstanding. With some more attention to detail, it would be a very good dish.

My guest had the grilled chicken sandwhich and seemed to enjoy it, but did remark it had too much cheese.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2013

Enjoyed the food. Great selection to chose from. Have been for lunch a few times, happy hour a few times, and once for late-night. Wish they offered more HH specials throughout the week. Overall great place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2013

I had a bad cold and the waitress was super nice, brought me hot tea and soup, very pleasant experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2012

Was a good experience but I would not recommend this place for dinner as it was more of a "party" scene.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2012

Liked the food, thought the service was quite good, but the noise was deafening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2012

We had dinner at Barcode because I had had lunch the day before and enjoyed it thoroughly. The food is terrific and I love the look of the restaurant. HOWEVER, I did not realize it was such a "vibrant" bar scene and it was so unbelievably noisy, we could barely hear ourselves talk. Unfortunately, as much as I love the food (and it was really great) and the looks/decor of the restaurant, I will not go back for dinner. You simply can't have a conversation there. Too bad.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2012

We walked in to an extremely loud Friday night happy hour crowd and to my dismay, we were seated IN the bar even with a reservation. They had to move people from leaning on our table. The menu looked good but I could barely hear the waiter speak to us or hear what my husband was having. Spicy shrimp was not spicy at all, pasta with filet tips was good and my husband liked his food. I would only try this place again if they actually built a wall between the bar and the restaurant. OR, we will just go there to drink! Looked like a fun happy hour scene...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2012

Mussels were great, as usual! Service was excellent.....

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2012

Barcode is my new fav place in the neighborhood where I work. I love the food, the wait staff is generally very attentive, and the menu has some real gems. Try the avocado dip -- you won't regret it. Great sandwiches, salads, pasta, and creative entrees -- and always good fish and vegetarian options dishes. Their soups rock. If you're lucky you'll be there when the special is fish tacos! This is a great place to meet for a business or personal lunch -- I'm sometimes there as many as three times a week, and I don't get tired of it. Good food but not overpriced. This place has a happening happy hour. Generally younger folks, gets packed because of the fab happy hour prices.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2012

Good honest food at sensible prices. Yes it's a bit noisy but your ears soon get used to it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2012

Good for a bar, not good for a restaurant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2012

Don't leave without getting the Nutella Pizza for desert. It is amazing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 22, 2012

Barcode offers an exceptional Monday night happy hour. It is definitely a yuppie bar (What bar isn't in D.C.) but the food was great and the service was good too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2012

Good food. Only complaint not a good place to watch any big sport events, b/c they play VERY loud music and people blocking tv's. Not a good layout to eat and watch events. Again, food very good and good night life spot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2012

Second time at Barcode. First time was a weeknight and the restaurant was quiet. This time a weekend, with an energetic (but very polite) group occupying the central seating area. Had not thought of it before, but the layout of Barcode indeed makes it "good for groups." Service was a bit slow this time, but the food was tasty and well presented. Reasonable prices too. Would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here. The food was excellent and the beer list was great. I was looking for a bar/restaurant that was hopping on a Thursday night and Barcode met my expectations! Will definitely come back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2012

Restaurant excessively noisy at lunch, AND construction made outside impossible instead of quiet.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2012

Overall, our experience was marginal at best. For a trendy bar, we felt that the cocktail list was very minimal. We ordered the "spicy" mussels, however there was not a hint of spice in sight, and they were lukewarm. I ordered the pomodoro pasta which was fine, but also lacking in overall flavor. I would go back to this place again, but definitely not for the food, just to people watch because it draws quite an interesting crowd.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2012

The waiter exemplified good customer service - the drink I ordered was too tart for my liking, but he exchanged it without a hassle.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2012

For such a posh place, the service is bad. The food is medicore. The food is overpriced. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2012

Asked for a booth when making the reservation and got it. Waiter was attentive and friendly but "didn't ask to shake hands". Great. My salad was good. My friend's salad had not-quite-ripe tomatoes which were 1/2 of its composition. Looked a bit disappointing. I think they would fix it if asked though. She didn't. Definitely going back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2012

This is a great summer spot for a younger, trendy crowd. Drink menu is expansive and the food is great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2012

The restaurant/bar was very loud. I would not recommend this place for a dinner with conversation. If you are looking for a great bar, especially after work, this place would be perfect.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Food and service was excellent. It's a great place for late night eats with a energetic bar scene and music.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2012

Food and sevice are always excellent and attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2012

I liked this place except for the fact that it was way too loud. Probably one of the noisiest restaurantt's I've been to in DC, not a good place to go to if you're trying to catch up with friends.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2012

Pork belly was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2012

It was my first time at Barcode and it was a nice experience and a good time with my friends.
We were this last tuesday night and the ambient was nice.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2012

I enjoy Barcode. The management and servers are all nice people..very attentive..offered great suggestions for drinks. Their grilled calamari is realllly good. Didn't think I would like it at all..tried it and loved it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2012

Waaaay too loud for a normal conversation. The space needs more fabric or other sound absorbing materials. A buffer between the bar and the dining room would help, but really, the acoustics need to be addressed overall.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2012

Food here is awesome...However the noise is crazzzyyy!

Service could be a lot better.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2012

We had a great time here. The food was fantastic, and the staff was nice. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2012

Bit noisy for my taste. Food portions were very small but quality was good.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2012

Love this place for a nice 'get away from the office' lunch. Great ambiance and service. Well plated and priced food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2012

Barcode is an awesome bar to grab a bite to eat an have some great cocktails. It is a little loud when the bar is approaching full capacity, but not so loud you cannot hear your friends. I would recommend this to anyone that is interested in starting their night out on the town with some appetizers and martinis.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2012

First time diner for lunch. Love the scenic atmosphere. Lunch was nice; I enjoyed the panini with delicious sweet potato fries. Staff was in-training and I am sure things improve (somewhat a delay in receiving my check). Will definitely come again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2012

Appetizers were good. Great burger. Just a little too noisy for me.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2012

The food is good but not exceptional. The menu carries fairly standard fare. The service was top-notch and the prices are moderate.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2012

My coworkers and I got all dressed up after a long day at work and came to barcode for food and drinks. I made a reservation since it was a Saturday night. I called to say I was running a few minutes late and the host was very polite and accommodating. I arrived and was immediately greeted then escorted to our table. The server came over right away and was very attentive throughout our meal. His speciality wasnt opening champagne bottles but he was new so we didn't fault him. We share an appetizer, pizza, and all had the salmon and two desserts. Everything was delicious evident by our empty plates. I would recommend barcode for a date night or a group outing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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