Epic Smokehouse

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$30 and under
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American
Epic Smokehouse is a modern upscale urban smokehouse, featuring smoke meats and fish with a large specialty cocktail and wine list.

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JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tempted to say Epic! But all kidding aside from the very sweet waitress who was great to the ribs the whole meal was great. I had a salad with added avocado which was good then the ribs which were also good. Oh i had asparagus as a side and they were good! All in all a great place. Parking right across the street too! I would definitely recommend going.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was only OK. Chose from the Special menu for restaurant Week and was underwhelmed. The purpose of the event is to showcase food and drive new business. Didn’t work. Ribs and fries looked great but lacked flavor. Appetizer of wonton pork tastes “off”. Desert of key lime pie was simple and sweet.

e
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

You can see my full review on Instagram @eatwithalyy !!

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant week value was a good deal. Also got take out ribs which were outstanding.
Odd that the waiter told me they didn't have ribs, so I had to show him the menu!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and manager was excellent! Better than the server. The manager was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We arrived 5 min before kitchen closed. So we were rushed but food was good.

KS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Server was not knowledgeable. Was not too pleasant but not rude.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Great date night.

G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Entree Salad portion was shockingly small, even for someone like me who does not have a huge stomach/appetite.

I ordered an extra small side salad b/c the entree salad did not fill me up, but when I got my bill, the waitress charged me with: 2 entree salad, and 1 small side salad. Yes, it was a mistake but it was frustrating b/c she kept on misunderstanding what I was telling her. She was too dense and did not give full attention to the customer.

This is NOT even a high end restaurant but with two person eating, the bill came out to be 90 USD (my boyfriend ordered pork ribs, I ordered entree salad, and a side salad).

If you want the BBQ experience, no need to go here. Waste of your hard earned dollars.

AJ
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant is even better now they added a baked potato to the menu! Thank you Epic for adding that amazing option. The veggie pasta got even better as well!

JD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The smoked prime rib was tender and perfectly cooked

KA
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderful staff! The bar tender was great at mixing my afternoon cocktail.

DC
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place to go for any occasion. The staff is very attentive and the food is always good. I highly recommend the burnt ends and the cho gall.

MA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! The staff was a little distracting. We sat at a table right by the the expo pick up and there were waiters discussing at an elevated voice about someone taking another’s table, and a waiter playing with a figurine and being inappropriate (cursing in a “playful” manner) with a cook.
Other than that, food was LEGIT. Literally melted in your mouth it was awesome.

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Server was not only inattentive, had an attitude every time we asked for something.

JL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic never fails us. Routinely meet friends there for great food, extensive selection of alcohol, and plenty of good conversation.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place, highly recommendable

J
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent smokehouse! I first ate at Epic four years ago, and recently visited again during a recent trip to DC. This is my third visit, and the quality is still excellent with the same favorite options I loved. The menu is diverse and the flavors are unique. Your visit is sure to be an excellent dining experience.

B
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I ordered the prime rib which was supposed to come with a horseradish cream sauce instead they only had plain horseradish. Also asked for a side change and they forgot to bring it. Nothing special. Prime rib was cold

LN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made a last minute reservation for a Saturday night. We enjoyed the smoked prime rib, a perfect medium rare and tender. Filet mignon also medium rare & tender. Loved the bacon sprouts. Finished off with the bread pudding. We would return. Reasonably priced for NoVa area.

JG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was just ok....I expected something a little more upscale in the quality of the food.

RE
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always enjoy Epic. The bartender Julie is great, who I did have my last visit. However, the other young lady, um, not so much. Energy kind of off, unless she knows you.

GC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu and the food is really prepared excellently.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very fast service. Not real sanitary place if you watch the cooks and mgr

KH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. We ordered all the small plates. We had the bread pudding for dessert. The bourbon sauce was delicious.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think our waiter walked out on the job soon after we were seated! We were expecting Gordon Ramsay to pop out of the kitchen, but the GM pulled it together and gave us great service! The food was definitely worth the wait, and the service ended up being exceptional.

OT
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Array of options on the menu that could meet the needs of almost any diner. No kids menu, but kid friendly options are available upon request. Smaller dining area where we were sat, lots of bar language that was not anything appropriate for the dining table. Portions were good, food wasn’t ‘hot’ more like warm and less meat on all the meals than anticipated. Desserts were top notch! Colder temp but great, attentive server!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious but seating was wedged in between the bar and half booth. Service was slow and not reassuring. The food makes up for it though.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was very good. The service was terrible. We saw our server a total of four times. She never offered to refill waters or let us order another drink. The manager had to come over because we needed our bill. Super disappointed in our service when the food was excellent. The price is definitely very high for barbecue, but typical for other restaurants in the area.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Had a great experience, our waiter was in training so there were two waiters at our table every time they came over. Not really an issue, food was great as always.

JV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I look forward to going back to try something different on the menu. The funnel cake was amazing!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

BS
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service seemed a little slower than normal. Typically they have been fairly consistent, but on this day they seemed a off.

MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a business meeting online, the staff, from the Hostess, to the waiter to the Manager all knew that we are scheduled for lunch and were perfectly attentive. Food was great and I will visit again.

R
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Friendly staff, busy but pleasant to sit and dine. Great food and great service. A spot on your rotation of places to eat and come back.

GC
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot near DCA airport. Food was great and service was superb! We came in late on a holiday night (Labor Day) and starting with our server-Sam who made a special request to the chef and ending with their fabulous bread pudding, the experience was excellent!

AW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Everyone was so nice and the food was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Last Family Vacation Dinner

PH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Filet was fatty and awful. Second try both times disappointing.

AJ
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The root vegetable pasta is amazing