Barrel & Crow

4.7
1177 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience. The food was great. The service was also really good. The portion sizes for the appetizers are small but ver very tasty. The portion sizes for the actual meal has a really good position size. I would totally invite my friends to come here!

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vipMichaelP
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to Barrel & Crow for quite some time and was pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent. Food was very good and served in a timely fashion. No complaints and would definitely recommend.

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frying2
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Crab beignets were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner for group of 6 in the middle of the restaurant. Great service, cocktails tasty (tangerine and thyme martini), food so so good! 4 of us had the Duck special and were very pleased. The duck fat fries and beet salad also were winners. Plates cleared!

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Reshondra
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!…as usual

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vipNKPM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. I would highly recommend. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.

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AnaQ
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, atmosphere, and customer service were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner w/ wife and daughter. Perfect!

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IvanW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff were friendly and attentive. One of us had the House Made Ravioli and it was very good. Our server recommended the Lamb Bolognese, it was not great. The atmosphere is great and we will definitely return.

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vipIrishFoodie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Duck fat fries are a must! We ordered them as an app. The salmon burger and fried Amish chicken & waffles with collard greens were delivered in a timely manner and delicious! Bottomless mimosas that included 4 types of mimosas as well as bloody Mary's...allowing us to change up was amazing. We tried one of each Service was amazing. Several staff members checked on us to make sure everything was going well. We will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Food !

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Londonj
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good!
My second time here, everything was great as usual.

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Reshondra
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it and will be back

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BruceN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was good. That was really that all needs to be said. Food good. Service Good. Had a good time and will go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Friends

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Suras17
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and a great place to get together with friends!

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vipTheHolidays
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and even better food. You HAVE to get the ahi tuna Taquitos — we ordered a second order after devouring the first order. I highly recommend the Spiced Shrimp and Grits.

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Imho
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two friends and I went to barrel and Crow for a lunch. We were seated promptly and served water and took drink orders. We were then surprised to see sweet beignets appear. Though I thought they’d be better after dinner I couldn’t wait, very good. The waiter was very attentive, providing us with our drinks. We didn’t wait long after ordering and each of us was more than pleased with our Crab Beignets and Shrimp and Grits. It can get a little noisy in that back room, but we were fine with it and really enjoyed ourselves. Will return and recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent brunch on the outside patio under a nice, warm heater.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best whiskey prices/selection I’ve ever seen.

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MonicaG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was original and outstanding. Service was wonderful. Lovely outside seating with heaters. Fantastic experience. Looking forward to return!!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here a few times for dinner and decided to try their Sunday brunch. Food was delicious as usual and service to match. Coffee was good as well which is always a good sign. We will definitely be back to try some more of their brunch menu items.

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HappyDiner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The indoor tables were nicely spaced, hostess was friendly and efficient, servers were attentive but not intrusive. Food was great!

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vipSueK
Washington DC
158 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy our meals at barrel & Crow and are very happy their business has picked up so nicely after the difficult times of the pandemic!

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Frank
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. I had the lamb and homemade fettuccini. Great meal

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Mark
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot with comfortable surroundings, friendly and attentive staff, a diverse menu, and wonderful food all at a great value. If you’re able to make it for Happy Hour the value is even better.

This is our “go to” spot for dinner even amongst so many good restaurants in Bethesda.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe for a Sunday Brunch , Shrimp/Grits was amazing - poached egg on top. Complimentary Sweet Beignets, Yum! Chicken/ waffles tender , nice portion. Great Bourbon and Local Beer Selection . Lemon Poppyseed!!!

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vipLbouvier
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and delicious food!

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vipRebeccaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was my hubby’s 50 th bday and when I made the resize I wrote that it was a celebration. No one mentioned it. In fact the hostess was bizarre and did not make any eye contact with us. The food was good but their beer list is kinda meh.

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DCMom
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and drink menus are diverse and tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time with some friends. A little pricey but still very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening , Ibrahim was our waiter- excellent service. Rockfish, Pork Chop and Lamb Bolognese were delicious. Great Bourbon Selection , local beers. Finished off with some Apple Spice cake . The windows were open so you felt ok sitting inside , patio was full.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfort food wanted on this cool night - Lamb Bolognese with house made elegant pasta Duck Breast , crispy skin .. the best I’ve ever had . Duck fat fries you gotta finish till the end . Our waiter Carlos was really knowledgeable but not in our face the whole night. We will be back .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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DianeB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my daughter and niece. The service was amazing as was the food. I will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The pancakes were cold and gummy, the bottomless mimosas were slow to the table, the eggs didn’t taste fresh. The hostess was too enthusiastic about telling patrons no mask required because the mask mandate had been lifted that day in the county. Will never revisit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was average, service was great, hamburger was dry, great pumpkin ginger soup and rockfish. My family said it wasn’t bad…it was okay.

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vipShaz
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really. Go to this restaurant and if you go to this restaurant, ask for Johannes to be your waiter. We've never had a better waiter anywhere IN THE WORLD. He should teach waiters how to be waiters - knowledgeable, instructive, knew when to interrupt and leave us alone, made great suggestions, anticipated, friendly. I would hire this guy for a job in a minute if he asked me! Honestly, I've already told two people about the restaurant just because of him.
And the food was excellent. Top notch. All four of us loved our meals (carrot/ginger soup, beet salad, rockfish, ravioli, vegetarian platter that wasn't even on the menu). Great night.

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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 4.7 stars by 1177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.