Barrel & Bushel

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We want our neighbors and guests visiting us in Northern Virginia to experience our region’s growing craft food and beverage industry. Purchasing local and creating handcrafted elements wherever possible, Barrel & Bushel embraces the philosophy of serving handmade, handcrafted, and hand-harvested food through a menu of regionally-inspired American food. Our food is complemented by our barrel-forward drink selections, completed by 22 local and regional craft beers on tap, more than 30 bourbons, and a wide assortment of unique wines and handcrafted cocktails that will satisfy any palate.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff, led by Chef Dan Dienemann and General Manager Amy Giles, are beer enthusiasts, wine lovers, spirit specialists and food fanatics. Stop by for a great time and meet Chef Dan, Anthony and the team. Barrel & Bushel is located in the heart of Tysons Corner’s business district on the Tysons Corner Center Plaza. Barrel & Bushel is open for business.
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OT
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a nice brunch at Barrel & Bushel. The food was superb, and our server was quite good. Definitely will come back again.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wes, as always, was outstanding. In addition, Lance (Chef) always greets us and takes very good care of us. Lastly the Manager is always consistent in ensuring our needs are met. Overall, dinner was outstanding based upon the service and taste of the food.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business meal breakfast.

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good. Enjoyed the Smoked Cheese Crab soup and Grilled Cheese Benedict. Mentioned on the reservation that it was our friend's birthday who was visiting from out of town, would have been nice if they acknowledged it with a candle or something. Good drink selection and Bourbon list, have had very good bar service in the past.

t
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a fun spot with the energy outside on the plaza. The food was decent (not spectacular) - dessert was great!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is friendly and the food is great!

LE
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect evening for al fresco dining. While there were no tables available outside (and you basically have to go up to the bar to order, which would not have worked for us for dinner), we were given a table that was next to the open bar, so it worked for us. We started with drinks (I had the Lavender and Rosemary (I think?) cocktail, which I enjoyed, but reminded my husband of household cleaners.). We ordered the hearth pretzel and trio of dips, which we all enjoyed. I had the salmon with the Brussels sprouts and it was cooked very well (I took home half of the Brussels sprouts as it was such a big portion.), my husband ordered the eggplant meatballs and enjoyed that. Our friends ordered the Delmonico steak (delicious, but on the fattier side) with the tater tots and the baby back ribs (meat falling off the bone, just as she wanted) and mac and cheese (very yummy). the other couple shared the key lime pie, which definitely satisfied a craving. Service was friendly and efficient and the decor is industrial, but with the open doors toward the plaza, the noise level was very comfortable. We would definitely go there again.

JR
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We were unfortunate to experience our server’s unfortunate day. Food orders were wrong, lack of utensils, she disappeared - we simply went w the flow due to time.

l
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, service was very average and the restaurant wasn't overly busy at the time we were there. It was very loud so hard to hear conversations with your guests.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good but a little pricey. Service was poor and it’s not because they were busy.

TF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food, as always.

PS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there and believe me, it won’t be the last. Everyone was great!!! The service and food were great. I highly recommend them. You will not be disappointed.

RO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This place is great for happy hours. Too loud for anything else in my opinion.

K
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The value of this place shines through for Happy Hour. We went on a Friday night during a Holiday weekend, so it's fair to say the place was busy and service may have been slower because of this. Our server, Eric was very nice, but was just pulled in multiple directions. There were some problems with the food ordered or extra items needed, but once we got served that was pretty much the last we saw of any of the servers until the bill came. I will say the Happy Hour options are great (and priced well). For apps we did the 72hr Pork Belly (not a HH special - but really good), Pretzels, and Tots. I got a the Hot Chicken Entree that was essentially chicken and waffles, but with french toast (imo it would be better with a waffle because the bread gets soggy easily). The one issue we had was our table, while we had a few kids, they placed out near the bar area and opening to the outside seating, because of this it was really chaotic and they couldn't pull down the sun shades because servers had to keep walking by (nit-picking here, but why have them if you can't use them?) Overall, I'd say a 7/10

s
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

food and service very good

KM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as usual. Brought a few friends and my date. Everyone said their food was great and we luckily were there fornhapot hour. We almost could not decide so we have a little of everything. Always a great place to go for any occasion.

WP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

It was a Friday night and per usual it was pretty busy. Had a great experience overall and loved the food. They never disappoint. But tonight the server rushed us throughout the whole meal. Overall a great experience but wish we hadn’t had to tell the server that we were just enjoying the appetizers for the moment 3 times.

D
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It’s very loud- probably better suited for happy hours. Menu was a little odd, had trouble deciding what to order. Just didn’t have much flavor. The bright spot was the cheese board- that was really enjoyable!

d
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and beer were great. Very noisy. Great atmosphere.

LA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Fun atmosphere but very loud! Had to shout to hear across the table. So loud our waiter couldn’t hear those inside the booth had to relay orders down the bench.

KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, and staff were super friendly. Would like to see more vegetarian options to include vegan options.

CK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. It was my first time there, but friends go there often and couldn't say enough good things about it. If I am ever visiting again I will be sure to go back! Only downside is a little pricey, but I think the food is worth it!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

People working there were not effective at telling me who to go to for seating. Otherwise, everything was excellent

LS
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. The staff was respectful of our time and lunch was served promptly so we could get back to work. Food was terrific. Burger and fries cooked to perfection!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing however it took very long for our food to reach our table

MT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the setup of B&B....a contemporary twist on "industrial chic" with a garage door opening that leads to the Tysons Corner Center Plaza. Huge selection of beer flights and the food is fresh and delicious. I personally love the seared tuna salad (and all the salads!), and the pork belly is a definite crowd pleaser. Great spot for a business breakfast or lunch. Happy hour is a scene...one of the #1 hot spots in Tysons for sure! Everyone treats us so well every time we go, and I highly recommend a visit.

CF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great evening on the patio and inside with a fun atmosphere.

CG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and our food was amazing!!! I will definitely be back!

LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We called ahead to ask that our reservation please be changed to 5 instead of 4 for a special occasion. The host refused and said we would have to sit on the patio. Upon checking in, the young man who seated us had no problem accommodating 5. The service was rushed and not at all personal. When B&B opened 4 years ago, it was a place our family would go often and for special occasions, now, it is just another mediocre hotel restaurant. No longer special and no longer on our list as a go-to. Makes me sad because we have celebrated many happy occasion there.

LB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were wonderful. It was very noisy but very much worth it. The server and manager were great. Service was very fast and all of the food was served hot.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We took our kids out for a quick Friday night dinner after running errands in the mall. It was packed with Friday Happy Hour goers. Food was pretty, if not correct. The roasted broccoli was very hard to eat and undercooked.

The noise was fine because we had two little boys, but it would not have been a pleasant place for a date or trying to talk.

JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Wes was great and the food was delicious.

SF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food- the charred salad is EVERYTHING! Excellent staff and awesome cocktails. My new spot!

JT
Washington DC
239 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I didn't know Barrel & Bushel had breakfast until we stayed at Hyatt. We've eaten there before. Breakfast is actually really good. We ate there several times while staying at Hyatt. Cinnamon bun is really good, fruit is very fresh. Now onto brunch, my husband had a fried chicken benedict that he really enjoyed. He said the only thing he didn't like about it was that "bread" part of the benedict was french toast. He would get it again but with toast or english muffin. My friend really enjoyed an egg sandwich and another friend liked his salad with chicken. Me on the other hand, I did not like my grilled cheese and soup. It was not good. I would get something else next time.

S
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Pork belly appetizers -- great. Charcuterie board -- lacking in quantity (small) and quality (particularly in light of the price).

KC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was slow at the start but once we were noticed everything was great. Great happy hour prices and dinner choices were unique and tasty! I’ll return.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Was our first time here and the decorations and vibe to this place are awesome! We came in very eager to try the food and drinks. We mentioned to our server that it was our first time there and didn’t know what to get but she wasn’t very helpful. We did not really enjoy our meal because it lacked a lot of flavor.

WE
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We LOVE coming weekly for brunch and the staff - from the reception to the servers to the kitchen - tries to make everything exactly as we want it (which usually differs from the menu!) Our last trip was a little bumpy as one entree was not prepared as requested and needed to be sent back -only to come out wrong a second time and at the end of everyone else's meal. That said, the effort was made to make it right and it won't affect our weekly visit. Just beware of busy times and/or inexperienced servers if you're asking for something out of the ordinary. The salmon is excellent as is the cod, the corn/avocado side and the roasted broccoli is heavenly with its roasted garlic. We appreciate the effort made every time we arrive to make it a perfect visit.

WB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome burgers, huge salad and tasty poutine! I may go again next week--it was that good.

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very big, trendy and busy place. The food and our waiter were amazing, though!

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