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Barley Mac, Arlington, VA

Barley Mac

4.2
4.2
786 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Barley Mac is an American tavern fare restaurant using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and with an extensive bourbon selection and fresh handcrafted cocktails. We're also known for our Saturday and Sunday brunch. Best of Arlington voted Barley Mac as a top vote getter for best brunch in Arlington. You'll be sure to find our 3 egg omelettes, 4 different styles of eggs benedict's and our homemade mimosa flavors!

Don't forget about our Happy Hour Monday to Saturday from 4-7pm! Call and ask us for our daily specials. All happy hour and event inquiries can contact macnacgroupevents@gmail.com

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 10:30 am–12:00 am Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (571) 800-3070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Magnanelli

  • Catering

    Any nearby offices holding large catering events can inquire about catering by calling the restaurant. We also offer delivery services with a partnership with Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates.

  • Private party contact

    Fernando Villalobos: (571) 800-3070

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    N Pierce and Quinn

  • Parking details

    Off street first come first serve metered parking. We also have a garage underneath the restaurant. Roughly $5 to $9 for parking. The entrance is off North Pierce street.

  • Public transit

    Within walking distance from the Rosslyn Metro Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 786 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RA

    RetiredAndLovingIt

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Stevie, our server was helpful and a hoot!
  2. AE

    AndyE

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had 3 drinks (combined) and the tuna tartare. The service was top notch. We will return!
  3. MO

    MatthewO

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food was bland. Service was very slow. Probably waited 20 minutes minutes to place our drink order. Nice server, but she was overwhelmed. Left us sitting. Had to ask for a check by standing up. We had finished eating for half hour and she was busy taking other orders. She just needed help.
  4. C

    Catlover

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Excellent happy hour drinks. Can't be beaten. I usually love the grilled Octopus dish - and this time the actual octopus didn't disappoint - but potatoes were undercooked and cold - so rest of dish not so great.
  5. LC

    LeonardoC

    Washington DC

    131 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Unfortunately, while the service was fantastic, I believe that the quality of food has diminished.
  6. TB

    TB474

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Excellent hospitality and service! The food was tasty and the brunch drinks were AMAZING! I am looking forward to my next visit!
  7. ED

    ErinD

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic as was service! Will definitely go back!
  8. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Bartender was great, food was terrible. Young man who was the host was also very nice.
  9. BB

    BlueBadger4

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a first date. My server was very friendly and the service was excellent. The food was also very good, I will go back here for sure.
  10. CM

    ClaireM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was terrible. Usually I’m patient, but it took like 20 min to get a waiter, and it wasn’t even busy there.
  11. AL

    AnnL

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Delicious food! Very fresh salads and there is a meatball sub my husband cannot resist. Favorite spot to meet our son for lunch.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We went for a birthday, which happened to be on Father’s Day. We were pleased to find a place with tables available, but the service was lackluster. Our French toast was served to us cold. However, our other food was delicious even when the service was slow. I would come back, but not for another special occasion.
  13. VR

    VaReviewer

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The noise outside was a challenge for my father. But otherwise, excellent service and food. Wil definitely be back!
  14. K

    Katy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation at HB
  15. RJ

    RachelJ

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The brunch food was fantastic! I will definitely return again.
  16. AL

    AnnL

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. My husband had a meatball sub and said it was outstanding! One of the best he has had---The greens on both salads were crispy and fresh, and my salmon, cooked as requested, with just the right amount of dressing. It's the perfect place to enjoy a yummy lunch. Our waiter was very accommodating and efficient. Thanks for a 5-star experience. Ann Leonard
  17. B

    Blondie

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food excellent!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    My mom’s filet of steak was not a Filet!!!! The owner had to come over to my Mom ! We were on vacation, visiting my My Granddaughter, and my Mom’s First Great Granddaughter!!! The Owner was Rude!!! I will Never Ever go To BarleyMac!!!!The old the old servers and owner treated like Family!!! The Owner Stood over my Mom !!! She’s 83 years old!!! It was Rude!! She ordered it rare , and Was Over done!!!!
  19. UD

    UrsulaD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was cold when served. I went for the brunch and the menu dis not have many options (as advertised). Food was bad quality, and overall very disappointed with the experience.
  20. MA

    MakiofArlingtan

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately, I wish I could write a good review about Barley Mac, but I simply cannot. It’s been a neighborhood favorite for me and my family, and frankly I was deeply disappointed in the quality of the food that was served. Let me start with the positives. The ambiance, service staff, and the overall cleanliness of the restaurant is good and nothing can be taken away from that. The big however here is the food, the main reason anyone goes to a restaurant. I am not sure if the chef, ingredients, or both have changes, but the quality has suffered tremendously. There was nothing appetizing about the steak and frites that we ordered. The steak was tough, not properly cooked and filled with ligaments and fat. The frites were noticeably different than the last time we ate at this restaurant,m and very under seasoned and burned. The salad was the only saving grace and that says a lot. I am almost sure they are cutting costs to make a bigger profit (this dish at $29 is shameful), and that is a big disappointment. We loved this place, both for happy hour and dinner, but this will be the last time we eat here in a long time or ever. I hope they get their act together, because there is increased competition nearby who are not skimping on quality.
  21. KM

    KateM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Barley Mac brunch, with the exception of the donut ball appetizer, was disappointing. The traditional eggs benedict needed more substantial ham. The huevos rancheros were uninspired. The blueberry bourbon french toast was flavorful, but needed a substantial bread (think challah, not plain sliced white bread) to keep the dish from being mush. The french dip eggs benedict lacked the french dip part and was only well done roast beef. We understand that restaurants are having a hard time finding servers, but we would have ordered a second round of drinks/coffee, if only a server or anyone on staff had stopped by to see how we were doing. We had to track down our server to get the check. For a $115 brunch for four, we were disappointed.
  22. MB

    MenuBlues

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Their menu has unfortunately changed. They used to have an amazing T-bone steak and a Humboldt Fog Cheese Salad to die for. Their octopus is still great, but everything else was very disappointing. I could barely eat half my salmon. The prices are and always have been high…. Going out to spend a pretty penny, the food should reflect that.
  23. LP

    LeslieP

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Felt rushed for Saturday brunch. Food was excellent. Service was fair.
  24. CL

    CubaLibreDozo

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Took our entire Tech Crew here to celebrate the promotion of one of our Team members. I ordered all the food and charged it to the company as a morale booster. We had a large party but they were able to get us tables pushed together with our reservation request. The three types of chicken wings were all great. We had three types of pizzas - margarita, mushroom, and meat lovers, and they were all outstanding. Had the roast chicken egg rolls, prosciutto, mozzarella, and coccoli, and they were all devoured. Decent Old Fashioned cocktails. Good beer selection. Definitely above average for tavern food. Service was a little slow and forgetful, but we weren't in a hurry so it didn't really matter.
  25. CC

    CherryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Reasonable price with good quality food. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to visitors around the area.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  28. CP

    CatieP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in on a Saturday for brunch an it did not disappoint. Got the mushroom pizza and it was delicious. Im from ny an super picky about pizza but this was so good!
  29. KS

    KatherineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the Coccoli appetizer.
  30. PS

    PhillipS

    Washington DC

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Three of us had Sunday brunch. Service was friendly but inattentive. Food was passable, lacking flavor and quality. Sugar in salt shaker, but restaurant did not offer to replace ruined food. Noted in reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but no one so much as wished a happy bday. Not going back.
  31. S

    Susan

    Naples

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, fabulous menu for brunch! Service was courteous, friendly and professional.
  32. LB

    LorieB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Barley Mac and it won’t be my last! We sat on the patio, which was very nice and spacious- lots of room between tables. Happy hour is from 4-7 with $5 drinks and $2 off appetizers and pizzas. The Margarita pizza was excellent. Best of all, our server was wonderful! The only suggestion I’d make is to please have Chardonnay on the HH drink menu. Other than that, a really great place to chill after a long workweek.
  33. ML

    MariaL

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server is so nice! Brunch at the bar# Easter Sunday
  34. AV

    AngieV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, and the service was excellent. Nice brunch spot with a great outdoor seating area.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and lobster Benedict was fabulous! Mimosas good too!
  36. R

    Renee

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Personable and knowledgeable staff (Stevie is a hoot!) and warm atmosphere. From pizza to salmon, all 6 of us enjoyed our meal.
  37. a

    akdiner

    Anchorage

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good variety of options …great service!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with some girlfriends for brunch after running the cherry blossom ten miler. Our server was very helpful and answered all of our questions. Food came out quickly and drinks were good. We got the champagne bottle with different flavor juices (raspberry & mango) which were great. We had a nice time and were able to hang out without being rushed out.
  39. MB

    MelissaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun! Excellent food! I would definitely return we had to wait for awhile for food, but someone from kitchen came to explain they were short handed due to a call out and I would rather have to wait for food than have someone sick in the kitchen!!! Great for a date or to bring kids or anything!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I arrived at 6:45 PM on a Saturday night. Our entrées had not yet arrived at 8:45. The food literally took forever. I had to get it to go to get my children to bed. It seemed like other people were waiting a long time too. The food is fine. The wait staff is perfectly pleasant. But it literally takes forever to get your food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Barley Mac does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Barley Mac also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 800-3070.

Barley Mac is rated 4.2 stars by 786 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Barley Mac

1600 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Pierce and Quinn

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 10:30 am–12:00 am Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Off street first come first serve metered parking. We also have a garage underneath the restaurant. Roughly $5 to $9 for parking. The entrance is off North Pierce street.

  • Public transit

    Within walking distance from the Rosslyn Metro Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Magnanelli

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (571) 800-3070

  • Catering

    Any nearby offices holding large catering events can inquire about catering by calling the restaurant. We also offer delivery services with a partnership with Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates.

  • Private party contact

    Fernando Villalobos: (571) 800-3070

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