Located in Mount Vernon Triangle, Bar Chinois is a short walk from the Washington Convention Center, Capital One Arena, National Mall and Union Station. If you are looking for a lively Washington, DC dining experience with great food, drink and service, we would love to host you.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
My biggest concern here was that none of
Overall - very good but one plate of dumplings came out cold and the bar ran out of kambucha - great to have this place re-open - love the menu and ambiance
Great ambience with the lighting, a phenomenal energy to the place. Loved all the little bite food that was paired perfectly with excellent cocktails. Service was quick and attentive. So glad this place opened up!
So fun! Great happy hour
So noisy you end up with a sorethroat. The food and drinks were excellent
Food came out so quickly, you know it’s been sitting around. Drinks were fine, but food was such a let down.
Really great flavors, but tiny tiny portions for the price. We were surprised to only get 4 small dumplings per portion, and under poured cocktails. We had hoped to love this restaurant, but won’t be back.
Great service, decor, ambience, and food!! Will definitley be going back soon. Great spot for either dinner or drinks
A great experience overall! Went hoping for dinner but I’d say it’s more of a cocktail bar with amazing small plates. For two people we ordered 4 small plates and left very satisfied! Great environment and very cool concept! Would absolutely go again!
The dumplings are fantastic and the drinks were great!
I know they just opened, so hopefully they will get better with time, but the service was abysmal. We were seated and then no one ever came to take our order. We moved to the bar, but the bartender was flirting with some guy, so she didn’t take our order either. Our original waiter came over and apologized and offered to give us a free round of drinks. We never received these. It was also too loud inside. I won’t be returning for a long time.
music was too loud, trouble
hearing the person next to me. Food was okay.
Fantastic food and beverage service.
Exceeded every expectation.
Will be back.
We love it for date night
Food was EXCELLENT. Cool vibe. Will definitely be back.
Unprofessional and slow service. This is my first and last time at this restaurant.
Great spot for brunch! Had their mimosa special- $24 for a bottle and a carafe of OJ/grapefruit juice!
Had brunch - food wasn’t great, service was bad. Good location and fine ambiance. Cocktails are great.
Attended this venue during their restaurant week menu on a Saturday. It was apparent that they were a bit overwhelmed with the volume of people and as a result had to wait about 15-20mins past our reservation time. However, this unfortunate fact was made up intentionally by their attention to service and recognition of the inconvenience. Food was certainly flavorful and a great collection of options. Drink cocktails were on point as well (Night Train and Northington were great for Whiskey/Bourbon drinkers). Great atmosphere for a date night as well. Will go again on a regular evening.
The place is hip and cool. It has a great bar. Staff were very nice. But the food was not a great value for a restaurant week. One of the weakest experiences compared to other restaurants we went to. I would not recommend friends to give it a try.
Great meal personally. One friend's food came out later than everyone else and wasn't very good (chicken) but didn't necessarily detract from the overall experience. Not normally one to write reviews and wouldnt have if we weren't rudely asked to vacate our table not 10 minutes after paying our checks. Maybe it was because it was restaurant week, I'm not sure. I would still recommend others go but just beware they may have overbooked and you may need to prepare for a place to go to chat and relax immediately after finishing your meal.
Excellent food and drinks
Service was absolutely slow. Took over an hour to receive our food and the waiter gave no explanation as to why others received similar dishes much sooner than we had, even though we’d arrived and placed our orders much earlier.
Excellent service, friendly staff, delicious cocktails.
Love this place. Modern yet cozy vibe with awesome comfort food, fun cocktails and great wine. It's my new go to spot for a girls night out! Lively bar scene also; great service and friendly staff. Loved their fingerling potatoes, shrimp cocktail, steak tar tar, and brussell sprouts.
Terrible customer service, bartender slow, gave wine in dirty glass and took half hour to get a new one - service for food was bad..there are better places in city- do not waste your money here
Service, food, and drinks are always amazing.
This is much more of a bar than a restaurant, which was not what I was hoping for. Food was pretty good, though the desert well above par. Drinks were very good. Server was a bit pushy.
Prather's epitomizes the trendy restaurant that exist to take advantage of the foodie craise. Their menu is a shortlist of overpriced uninspired new American staples. Our servicer not only got a member of our table's orders wrong but the service, in general, was painfully slow. Despite the restaurant being empty, it took us about two and a half hours to simply have entrees. There are better cheaper options in the same neighborhood.
It was ok, we are going to come back for dinner and update the review then.
Amazing food, drinks, atmosphere, and service! Great ownership group as well. One of the best places in DC.
My wife and I were both disappointed. The food was decent, but nothing amazing. We ordered the summer salad with labne and zatar. It came with barely a smear of labne, and the beets in the salad were beyond salty. The main courses were nothing special either. The service was very slow and inside the noise was way too high. There are way too many good food choices in DC to waste your time and money here.
The whole experience was very awkward. To start, we asked the host if we could change tables- the table he sat us at was directly in the sun. He said they were fully booked and he wouldn't be able to change us. 90% of the tables were open and remained open the entire time we were there.
Our waiter was incredibly obnoxious and over eager. He said awkward statements throughout the dinner and kept cutting off our conversation multiple times throughout the dinner-- more than normal.
The food was okay- the ribs were very dry and came in an awkward three- everything else was okay but the environment and staff turned us off.
Super slow service. Food was ok.
Delicious food, great service, but ridiculous noise level. I found myself yelling across the table at my friend. I'd recommend this place but would always clarify that guests should expect an uncomfortably high level of noise.
This was my first and last time at Prather's. The environment is nice--really posh actually. A very straight-forward menu with a few unique elements. The service we experienced with Reyes was subpar and we felt ignored for most of the dining experience. Had the brussels (fair), mac n' cheese (do not recommend) and we both had burgers (star of the show). The fries were fried fingerling potatoes which we both adored. The cocktails were well-crafted, too! Everyone else in the establishment appeared to be enjoying their meals--they didn't look like us though.
This is a great neighborhood spot. The charcuterie board is excellent.
Really loved the brunch I had here. One of the best I’ve had in awhile. I look forward to returning for other meals.
Bar Chinois offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 838-9633.
Bar Chinois is rated 4.5 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.
Bar Chinois does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/prathers-on-the-alley/giftcards.
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.