Barrafina Bar & Grill

4.1
31 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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Barrafina is a unique culinary experience bringing you a variety of dishes representing the Mediterranean region. Our signature cocktails and vibrant atmosphere will ensure your satisfaction.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Grill
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:30 pm
Bar
Daily 11:00 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(202) 733-1466
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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4.4
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4.1
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3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant has gone out of business but they never notified me and I showed up with my group and had to scramble to make alternate arrangements.

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AL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty good food for a casual meal in relaxed bar like setting. A little pricey for level of quality

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JB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I stopped in Barrafina while visiting DC. They seated us right away. Service was excellent, their cocktails were very good, and our dinners were great. Great Mediterranean menu. I highly recommend, and we’ll come back the next time we’re in DC.

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c
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb chops amazing kale Caesar amazing I would highly recommend

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M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff very attentive

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Terrific place with attentive, happy service and tasty food up and down the menu

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C
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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RO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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!

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DC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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C
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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

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OT
Jacksonville
40 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful service, WONDERFUL inviting music! I would definitely recommend!

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, excellent service. A little noisy if larger groups come in but overall excellent experience

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OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, and they were super accommodating for my friend’s child and her birthday. Highly recommend!

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JO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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LK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid Mediterranean meal. Lovely staff and ambiance.

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K
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service. Perfect!

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V
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

new-ish as of August, i would recommend it. Good location, good energy.

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C
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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RK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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ST
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very kind and courteous staff. We had a great meal... The steak was delicious!

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NB
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were the only ones there and had about 3 different people helping

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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H
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the cocktails and the food. We also had excellent service. Would definitely go back!

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OT
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CC
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food options, great cocktails, very attractive and thoughtful staff. What's not to like?!

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RH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent. The restaurant is beautiful. Loved the calamari, falafel, and souvlaki. Will definitely be heading back soon!

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