Barrel & Crow

4.6
1019 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. Chef Steve Ledden 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's 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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JMONT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch, and the staff were very quick and friendly.

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Hmont
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the meal. Salmon and shrimp & grits both very yummy. We'll go back!

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DanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braised ribs were amazing and the hanger steak was cooked perfectly to medium rare with just the right amount of seasoning.

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MichaelD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall nice restaurant with good food. Hard to judge service in the pandemic era, was a bit slow.

My blackened salmon was a bit dry, but made up for with the delicious sauce.

The beniers aren’t showered in powdered sugar if that’s how you’re used to them - they have some granulated sugar on top and are served with a sweet cream dip which was a bit cold and needed to be whipped more.

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Mizzkeisha
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Solid food and solid service....there is plenty of outdoor seating as well as indoor seating by the windows.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great servicd

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vipWendyS
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio. So nice to be out and the food was very nice as I remembered it when I used to go for lunch from work. Waitstaff was excellent

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vipThePaleChick
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. Great service. Food was out quick and tasted great.

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LizK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the atmosphere here, cute outside sidewalk seating but roomy. Food always delicious and can't miss those crab beignets!

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vipDonnaA
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service and creative menu!

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vipCraigE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Johannes is the man. Ask for him as your waiter. Took great care of us.

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vipMarkS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Barrel & Crow! The atmosphere is great. The windows to the patio were open so even though we were technically indoors, it felt like sitting outside. The tables were spaced well enough for my liking. The food was delicious! I had what is essentially a pulled pork sandwich and my wife had the salmon. The drink menu is fulsome. Our server was nice. We had as good of an experience as you can hope to have dining out. I highly recommend Barrel & Crow!

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vipJeanetteC
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gem in downtown Bethesda. Our server was amazing. We were safe socially distanced from other patrons, and the food was delicious: Shrimp & grits, duck tostadas and burger. Highly recommend Barrel & Crow! The enclosed room would be perfect for a large group gathering or meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. The shrimp and grits is the best I’ve ever had. Also feels very safe in these Covid times.

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vipAmandaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal at Barrel and Crow. It was wonderful. The entire staff was welcoming and very friendly. We will definitely go back often now that we know about this amazing local gem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, good restaurant and bar vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was okay. Nothing great or bad happened. I did like the bottle of wine we had.

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vipDCrowny
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time here and we will be back. The food was fantastic (I really want to know the recipe for the crab beignets were to die). And the drinks we delish. Stole one of the special cocktail recipes. Seriously it is worth going back again.

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MariaF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!! Love this place

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vipdawnindc
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to sit outside on the patio and enjoy drinks and appetizers! We had the gnocchi, duck confit tacos, duck fat fries and calamari. The last two were our faves, but everything was delicious. The bar is stocked with a great assortment of beers, whiskey and wine and even features a few craft cocktails. Our waiter was available but not hovering. Love this place and will think of any excuse to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ventured out of the area during covid and returned back to find Barrel and Crow is still up to its fine standards. Those little fresh tuna tacos are amazing as was the rockfish . The shrimp and grits is flavorful, creamy and well seasoned. A lot of local beers and great bourbon selection . Service is always great , oh how I missed this place.

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vipJeffrey
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good energy (for a Covid-constrained environment). The lamb bolognaise was fantastic; beet salad very good; and the dessert was very thoughtfully decorated for the birthday we celebrated (and delish). We'll return.

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vipRickT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we've always enjoyed Barrel and Crow before Covid, eating there this past Saturday evening was a huge welcomed return to one of our very best favorites. Staff is the best anywhere. The appetizers are hard to choose from due to wanting all of them. Crab Beignets were perfect. entrees were perfectly timed, warm, cozy, and delicious. One of the best wine lists in MoCo. seating was comfortable spaced out to county guidelines. Can't wait to return.

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vipMicheleW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service... phenomenal food and drinks. Definitely need to go back to try the rest of the options on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a birthday celebration with friends

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ConnieK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outside space is set up nicely. The staff was super friendly and responsive. It was a slice of normal in these strange times.

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vipMikeL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was well prepared and seasoned. A southern basis with a local edge. Staff did a good job in attending to our request. Great outdoor seating and with cooperating weather it was very pleasant between storms. even in February

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NicoleK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular! Already looking forward to returning!

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MichaelB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Valentines Day......overall food was good. Ordered an ole fashion that wasn’t the best to much ice, didn’t ask if they had one cube or ice ball. Beignets were not that great. Would go back and try other food on menu and dessert. Staff was very friendly and professional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall it was great. I knew it would be outside and I knew the current situation of the pandemic. We were colder outside more than expected. The heat wasn’t reaching us. The waiter may have picked up on that and asked us if we wanted to move closer to the heat. My girlfriend and I still had a great time for pre Valentine’s Day dinner :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. We were the only guests there at the time and because of covid rules had to sit outside. The heaters worked well and the staff was very attentive without being pushing. Overall it was a great night

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vipJasmineShirazi
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very sweet and personable! We were taking forever looking at the menu (kept getting distracted) and our server didn’t rush us and joked with us a lot and made it a great night :)

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Phil
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner! The menu is one that we could literally eat everything that is on it. So hard to make a choice :). Food was perfectly cooked, service was quick, attentive and by very nice people. Duck Tostadas and the Gumbo were standouts to me.

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AnjelicaJ
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was awesome , the customer service we received was excellent, the waiters were so polite, generous and know what they were doing especially with Covid they took all precautions and were very well kept

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its my neighborhood go to going for NYE sit outside 8 pm

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday !

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vipShabaron
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Birthday celebration for my adult son who is an adult and a foodie.

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JoeH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the beef brisket hash with poached eggs and my friend has steak and eggs. Service was very good and its was a pleasant Saturday brunch. My only suggestion is that tabasco is fine for bloody mary, not so good on breakfast food or for seafood. I would suggest Crystal or Cholula.

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BeeBly
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I felt the food flavor was good. I had the shrimp and grits. They said it was Spicy shrimp and grits, but it wasn't spicy. Is that what they meant? It was also a bit salty. My husband had the roasted duck, but didn't know there was pork in it. It would be nice if they can identify when something is pork, because not all people know. Servers were all nice, and friendly. When my husband sent back his roasted duck, they were pleasant about it, quick and provided him with another option.

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vipJanet
Washington DC
194 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent - food, service, and value. Three of us went for lunch and everyone was happy with the Apple Salad, Reuben Quesadilla, and Burger. I look forward to returning.

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