Barrafina Bar & Grill

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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.
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andrew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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AlexanderL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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JoeB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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corneliusj
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops amazing kale Caesar amazing I would highly recommend

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Mark
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff very attentive

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KarlR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipCityprof
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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RobertaO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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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vipDCfoodie
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipmaddieC
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
64 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DanaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipJoannaO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Gin912
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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LeahK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid Mediterranean meal. Lovely staff and ambiance.

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vipKlha
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. Perfect!

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vipVinnie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Catwoman
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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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RobertK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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vipShaunT
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNBAR
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

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chelsea
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Heather
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipCollierCulinaryCritique
Washington DC
161 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RexH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Barrafina Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 733-1466.

Barrafina Bar & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.