Barrafina Bar & Grill
We decided to try this addition to our neighborhood based on Open Table reviews. We are glad that we did. The stretch of Connecticut Avenue north of Dupont Circle is not noted for fine dining; Barrafina Bar and Grill is definitely a notch above most. Service was friendly and efficient, and the limited menu pleased: both Mediterranean starters and the entrées were very good. The restaurant had few guests on a snowy evening, but I suspect it would be very noisy when crowded. Best to request a table in the back, away from the bar if that is the case. Overall, we would definitely return.
A pleasant surprise! Not much has been written about this little gem. We were there for New Year's Eve. There was a DJ and complimentary champagne and party paraphernalia. We ordered five appetizers and all were excellent. Our server kept checking on us. Definitely will return and recommend to friends!
New neighborhood Jim. Dropped by for brunch and was excited at how fabulous it was. Food and seasonings were on point, selection is really nice and the steak was high end sirloin! Wonderful drinks and service was amazing! Can’t wait to come for dinner! Barrafina is a must try!
Drinks were not good. Messed up our martinis 3 times. Food was good and they were accommodating for a large group but they should know how to make a martini
Delicious food, wonderful service, WONDERFUL inviting music! I would definitely recommend!
Delicious food, nice atmosphere, excellent service. A little noisy if larger groups come in but overall excellent experience
Overall, our experience at Barrafina was very good. We were seated promptly and were able to provide our orders in a short amount of time. There were 9 of us, so it took a bit before all the dinner entrees were ready to come out. The quality of the food was excellent. The wait staff was attentive, but not overly attentive. Towards the end of the evening, it took some time to get the attention of the waiter, who juggling multiple tables at once. All in all, it was a very good dinner experience, and I would recommend Barrafina as a worthwhile dining choice.
The food was great, and they were super accommodating for my friend’s child and her birthday. Highly recommend!
We went to this for the first time recently and it won’t be our last time! The food was gorgeous, the waiter was extremely attentive and we never felt rushed which was perfect as it was a catch up dinner with old friends.
I enjoyed mostly everything about dinner. The menu choices were wonderful and the food was delicious. The decor inside was fun, unique, yet tasteful! My only complaint was with the music. It took a bit away from the experience as the “euro” music would probably be a little more appropriate later in the evening with a larger bar crowd versus the dinner crowd! Overall a very very nice dinner however!
Solid Mediterranean meal. Lovely staff and ambiance.
Good food, good service. Perfect!
new-ish as of August, i would recommend it. Good location, good energy.
We were surprised by the light traffic, we almost had the place to ourselves for lunch. Consequently, we had excellent service. Every one at the table enjoyed their food. The space is open and airy, with quirky touches that make it charming.
Was looking for a place that would take 14 people 4 hours before dinner and we fell on this place. It honestly was a blessing in disguise. The everyone's food was amazing and my whole family left happy. One steak was a bit overcooked but they apologized profusely and immediately had a new steak out while letting us pick at the other one. I will absolutely recommend to friends and family and I will be back in the future.
Not a large restaurant but not a small one either. The service is what every new restaurant should do. I went with my roommates who are also new to the neighborhood and they gave us complimentary shots AND dessert. We will be back! Was a great restaurant for a Friday night before hitting the town.
Started with an Allagash White on Draft, I had the Portobello Crabmeat and the Andalusian Salmon appetizers, followed by the Blackened NY Steak and a Spaghetti Bolognese.
The quality of the food is exquisite, the atmosphere is pleasant, the staff are friendly and super attentive!
Very kind and courteous staff. We had a great meal... The steak was delicious!
We were the only ones there and had about 3 different people helping
We were a group of nine, visiting DC . Service was excellent, we were treated like regulars. Saturday night and we were able to sit there and talk, nobody asked for our table.
Loved the cocktails and the food. We also had excellent service. Would definitely go back!
I’m sad to say that Barrafina was a disappointment. The tables were unnecessarily close together. The food was ok but way overpriced. The wine list was awful.
The service was excellent. But I’m not sure we would go back.
Place was great , price very affordable! Great cocktail list! Had different items on the menu! Food was delicious! New place with great service! Familly owned! Congrats on the place and be back for sure!
Tasty food options, great cocktails, very attractive and thoughtful staff. What's not to like?!
The service and food were excellent. The restaurant is beautiful. Loved the calamari, falafel, and souvlaki. Will definitely be heading back soon!