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Barrel & Crow

4.6
4.6
1361 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Barrel and Crow: A Contemporary Approach to Regional cuisine. Our Chef-driven restaurant relies solely on locally sourced produce and proteins. We utilizes these seasonal ingredients in preparing refined yet familiar comfort food. House made pastas and charcuterie offered every evening. Chef is always anxious to modify menu items to fit any dietary restrictions. Gluten, Vegetarian, Vegan and Dairy allergies are no problem. Pastry Chef Rita Garruba dessert menu offers guests a selection of traditional desserts with a contemporary twist. Eclectic wine list which focuses on small production, boutique wines. A selection of 48 bourbons, extensive beer list with offerings from the top breweries in the Mid-Atlantic region. Full bar, seasonal cocktail menu and a wide selection of small batch spirits. Bottomless Mimosas are offered Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Owner-Laura Houlihan

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (240) 800-3253

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    John Wood

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Barrel & Crow can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (240) 800-3253

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    Norfolk

  • Parking details

    There are also three county parking garages in the two block radius.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,361 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. HH

    HappyHourHeaven

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I went with a friend for Happy Hour. Nice pours of Jim Beam and fine list of sliders and other eats. Friendly service. Will be back.
  2. SE

    SmoothE

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing first date! Arrived a few minutes early to ask about gluten-free options and Johanus was very courteous and helpful pointing out specific dishes that would be OK to eat. He didn't disappoint us as the blackened salmon was amazing! We had a wonderful evening and will go back!
  3. MC

    MadisonC

    Denver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Great food, service a bit rushed, invited to leave in order to make room for next party 😟
  4. d

    diner

    Washington DC

    97 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We were a party of two having an early dinner in a virtually empty dining room. The hostess chose to seat the next party of two at a table immediately adjacent to ours, making it almost a table for four and making private conversation virtually impossible. In a relatively large room with only one other table occupied this seating arrangement makes the ambience very unpleasant.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great flavors - Gumbo had just enough kick , Fried Green Tomatoes were light , crispy with a delicious Pimento Cheese. Nice combination of Pomegranate with the Burrata . Excellent selection of Bourbons and fun cocktails . The place was full on a cold winter night , service was top notch- will return again . Our waitress was super sweet ! I think her name was Michele .
  6. AW

    AnnyaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We sat in the back room. Nice and quiet as opposed to the front of the restaurant that was noisy.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been to Barrel & Crow a few times for appetizers but this time we decided to order entrees. We started with the special mussel appetizer and it was fantastic - full of flavor. Then I ordered the ravioli and my husband ordered the pork chop - both were delicious… we cleaned our plates. We finished with two desserts - the almond cake (which we had had before and couldn’t stop thinking about) and the crème brûlée which was fantastic! The service was great, ambiance perfect for a date night, and the price point for such a nice meal was great. Everyone around us were also members of the “clean plate club” with a good variety of menu items ordered. We can’t wait to come back!
  8. CP

    ClaudiaP

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    My partner had the oysters on the half shell and I had the beet salad. It was loaded with beets and I loved the pepittas We each had bloody Mary’s which were very good. We split the chicken and waffles. I loved the chicken. It was juicy, crispy and well seasoned. Waffles were cold and not that great. The service was just ok. We had to wait quite awhile for our server to order another drink All in all if you are in the area try it for brunch but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go there
  9. KR

    KimberlyR

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our group of 4 people had high expectations going into Barrel & Crow, having heard good things about them, but they managed to exceed our expectations. The food was superb - the rockfish especially - and the sauces were masterfully done to compliment each dish. The shrimp and grits (especially with the requested shredded cheddar added in) was the equal of anything I've ever had in Charleston or Atlanta, and the service was highly attentive without being intrusive. Several waitstaff not assigned to us asked us if we needed anything as they walked past our table from their assigned sections. We will definitely be back!
  10. C

    Cardan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks, atmosphere and an overall fantastic dining experience. Staff is very friendly and customer service oriented. Highly recommend!
  11. AB

    AlexB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I tried their salmon - it was way over cooked over-salted. Old fashioned was watered down - little alcohol and very sweet. The waitress was great - friendly and served quickly. Atmosphere was nice too. I wish the food was better.
  12. r

    rosie

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience. Not too loud. We dined on early side —NYE—folks were rolling in Mater! Terrific menu —many selections with excellent sides. Cocktails are great -varied and all delicious! We’ve dined here several times —and did carry out during pandemic. Never never disappointed!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Wife’s birthday. Johannes is always a great server with spot in recommendations.
  14. BD

    BettyeD

    Little Rock

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch before a play. The service was fantastic Jack took great care of us. The food was delicious and we were able to talk and enjoy our meal and get to our play on time. I highly recommend this place it is a gem!
  15. a

    asava

    Washington DC

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I had a hard time deciding what to order. Ended up with the salmon burger which was good ( I’ve had before) but a tad too salty. And the burrata— which I would not order again as I’ve had better elsewhere. Still — we will return
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit for brunch. Food delicious and reasonable portion sizes. Staff attentive. Will visit again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to have brunch with my friends on a Sunday. We had bottomless mimosas with pineapple juice. We really enjoyed the crab appetizer. The waitress was very knowledgeable, pleasant and gave us great recommendations. We all enjoyed ourselves and will be back soon!
  18. LZ

    LeslieZ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Hostess service was terrible. When you book a reservation for your birthday you don’t want to be repeatedly told that they can seat you for dinner in the bar! The manager tried really hard to make up for the poor service on a special occasion.
  19. h

    hyey

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nothing great, but decent. Started with roasted beet salad with goat cheese. Hardly any goat cheese, some beets and lots of greens. Had burger with duck fat fries. Burger was good but tomato and lettuce on the burger very weak, had to take them off. Duck fat fries were limp and greasy. Wife had the tuna tacos which were ok but nothing special. Service was very good, place was crowded so it was pretty noisy.
  20. SS

    SusanS

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Our main course (the vegetarian ravioli) were very bland. One of our party couldn't even finish them.
  21. SH

    ShareeH

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love their chicken and waffles, very fresh and flavorful.
  22. s

    sheilat

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, nice service. Good value for the money.
  23. HB

    HBICKN

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic from the moment we were greeted & seated. Started with chicken wings & assorted sauces. Wings were, wings. The main course, burger topped with fried egg, accompanied by duck truffle fries. AMAZING! Cooked at the requested temperature. Thick & juicy! Ended up taking half home. Second entry, smoked duck with wild mushrooms, roasted potatoes & green beans. Topped with blueberry balsamic glaze. Prepared at chef recommended temperature. Another fantastic choice! Rich and Smokey flavor did not over power the tender duck. Wait staff was attentive and happy. Definitely a great restaurant for a date night or gathering of friends & family.
  24. CC

    CurtC

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Picked this place based on web search as we aren’t local. Mediocre at best. Tried gnocchi appetizer, major gag. Carrot and ginger soup was downright nasty. Entrees we’re unremarkable. I tried the shrimp and grits just because I like them. Bad choice on my part. On a scale of 1-10, maybe a 3. No spicy pop to sauce, shrimp were small and dry, and grits were bland. Where’s the cheese? All in all it was a disappointment.
  25. D

    Debbie

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Barrel and Crow . The staff is like family as we dine there often . The owner Laura Houlihan is a wonderful person who treats her staff like family. Wonderful food , great service and a pleasant atmosphere . Our 18 year old autistic grandson Treyden’s favorite restaurant . He is always greeted with kindness and respect. It is appreciated that they make his special grilled cheese every time . If you have not tried Barrel and Crow , you need to put it on your must do list. Great seasonal outdoor dining, lively bar scene and areas for private dining . Thank u B&C.
  26. DL

    DoraL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great brunch at Barrel & Crow. I had already been there for dinner and had wonderful service by Fernando, and this time I was taken care by the manager, who was very personable and attentive. Food is consistently delicious. The only thing I think it’s lacking is some jazz playing to go with the New Orleans vibe.
  27. DE

    DEM126

    Washington DC

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our 1st visit to this restaurant. The service and food were very good. They have a nice selection of wines as well.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious. Salmon and Rockfish were both buttery and extraordinary. Duck fat fries were addictive. Took far too long to get our drink order, and the overall service was friendly, but delayed. All in all, though, great food and we will be back.
  29. S

    Sunny

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good - sat at a high top which was not as comfortable as the regular tables.
  30. n

    nrg1

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal .. owner came over and was very helpful The fried pickles were great They didn't acknowledge the birthday which was noted on the reservation and the hostess was anxious and confused
  31. FF

    FitFunFab

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had dinner on a rainy evening with a party of six business associates. Attentive service, loved, loved the duck, salmon and hanger steak. Only complaint is the duck dish while delicious is quite small, I had to order a salad in addition because I was still hungry
  32. A

    Abbers

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rainy night outside...warm and cozy inside. Great steak special. Shrimp & Grits were savory and delicious. Apple Cake recommendation is two thumbs up. Outstanding waiter. Terrific dining experience. Keep it up!
  33. d

    darrynb

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice change from all of the big chain restaurants. Very interesting/creative menu
  34. s

    sequoia

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mixed salad and gnocchi were excellent. Service was prompt and friendly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Evening!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience! We enjoyed several appetizers - duck, tuna, crab beignets, and gnocchi - along with a fresh green salad. Everything was delicious; ingredients were all very fresh. Our server Kristine (sp?) was attentive, friendly, and provided helpful suggestions. We’ll be back soon!
  37. KL

    KarenLR

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Will be back.
  38. BJ

    BandJR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the menu creative, and the service excellent! Ate on the patio with heaters and it was perfect
  39. LR

    LyndaR

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Nice environment. Good vibe. My salad and shrimp and grits were excellent. It took a while to get a waiter to come to the table but then he was very attentive
  40. C

    Ctwo

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great bourbon selection although the pour could be a bit more generous. Oysters came out a bit slow but were perfect. The lamb Bolognese was beyond superb and the service at the bar was excellent. It's a great place, parking is easy and I always leave happier than I came.

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You can order delivery directly from Barrel & Crow using the Order Online button. Barrel & Crow also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 800-3253.

Barrel & Crow is rated 4.6 stars by 1361 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 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Barrel & Crow

4867 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Norfolk

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There are also three county parking garages in the two block radius.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    John Wood

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (240) 800-3253

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Barrel & Crow can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (240) 800-3253

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