Bar Pilar

309 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Inspired by Ernest Hemingway and named for his beloved boat, Pilar is a neighborhood restaurant that has been a mainstay of 14th street for over a decade. Executive Chef Clarissa Aguilar helms the kitchen turning out an eclectic menu inspired by local farms and New American cuisine with a focus on seasonal organic produce. The simple yet inventive dishes change frequently, but that’s part of the adventure! Complementing the cooking is a beverage program including cocktails which also rotate seasonally, ranging in taste and complexity from classics like the perfect Old Fashioned to signature concoctions using house made tonics and elixirs. Spanning two floors, Pilar has a variety of spaces to suit your mood. Our first floor bar offers up a casual, comfortable space to down a few drinks in dimly-lit, vintage-inspired surroundings. Head upstairs and you'll find an intimate dining room along with a cozy corner cocktail bar perfect for date night or catching up with old friends.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Sunday & Monday - 5pm-10pm
Tuesday through Saturday - 5pm-11pm

Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm

Our bar closes at 2am Sunday through Thursday; 3am on Friday & Saturday.
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Phone number
(202) 265-1751
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Clarissa Aguilar
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Cross street
Between S and T
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Parking details
There is metered parking available along 14th Street. There is also zoned parking (Zones 1 & 2) on the side streets surrounding the restaurant.
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Public transit
Metro: U Street / Cardozo (green line)
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Special events & promotions
Come in on Mondays when we offer 1/2 Off Select Bottles of wine and feature Vegetarian specials for "Meatless Mondays". Visit our website and join our mailing list for information about additional upcoming events.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine