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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place, highly recommendable

J
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
18 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.

RE
Baltimore
31 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
5 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
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

BS
Las Vegas
21 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
36 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
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The root vegetable pasta is amazing

OT
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Staff was accomodating, brisket was perfect, Convenient location in Pentagon City.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We started with the steamed buns. They were extremely fatty and not very flavorful. The ribs were delicious and the brisket was amazing. I would not recommend the crab cakes, they had good flavor but not enough crab for my liking. Service was great though. Would definitely go back.

C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We tried this restaurant during restaurant week. The food was delicious and the service great. We were greeted by Scott, the manager who was friendly and gracious. Our waiter James made me the best sweet tea that I have tasted anywhere other than South Carolina. The bread pudding was absolutely delicious. Almost as good as my mom's. We will definitely be going back.

NL
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting the area and our hotel concierge recommended the restaurant and it was an excellent selection. The food was provided in abundance, and our waiter Sam was awesome.

LV
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

We had a late lunch to celebrate my mother’s 86th birthday - so it was very quite at the time. Service was excellent, food - standard southern barbecue fare - unremarkable (maybe due to the timing of our visit.) The restaurant did not acknowledge our special occasion except for a mere oral greeting which was mentioned only in passing. No special treat was provided to our disappointment.

L
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Extremely hospitable. Food was delicious. The bacon sprouts and collards were amazing! Definitely will bring family here and / or business clients.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food and service was great. The only negative was how small and close the seating is to each other. I will dine again.

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food great, atmosphere really cool. Service a little choppy.

LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this restaurant! The service was GREAT and the food was AWSOME!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tried this restaurant for Restaurant Week. The burnt ends made the meal.. dont quite understand why the brisket didnt taste as good, it was ok. The macaroni and cheese just needed the noodles to cook a tad bit longer and my preference a little more cheesy. My date had the ribs and they didnt fall off the bone,they as well was ok. I would visit again for the burnt ends.

w
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Called and requested reservations for party of 22 who were arriving from out of town. Gave them 30min notice and they were able to accommodate us and the service and food were top notch.

V
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was good but the burnt ends were dry, and the $28 ribeye had a sweet maranade and was over cooked and dry.

DA
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to relax on a Friday night! Fully Recommended!

l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a TREASURE.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food & service - Will definitely be back!

DF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. We had steak and prime. Both cooked to perfection. Excellent service. Will definitely go back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were awesome!