Beacon Bar and Grill

4.1
2109 reviews
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Contemporary American
Designer Walter Gagliano's second visioning of BBG introduced a fresh, romantic feel to BBG. Vermeer’s portrait of “Girl with a Pearl Earring” was the muse in creating a new look. “Our original goal was to bring the space to a cleaner more contemporary vibe. When we discovered the over scaled Vermeer print, originally created by Philipe Stark, our fondness for bold romanticism found expression and led our fabric and lighting choices in a different direction" stated Gagliano.
Chef Edgar Melendez introduces a menu that balances his own personal flair and beliefs with the wants and needs of our guests. Clean lines, bright flavors, and unique combinations best describe his culinary style. Menu items are influenced by the seasons in conjunction with local farmers and purveyors. Just like our clientele, our cuisine represents a fusion between regional and global influences. Chef Melendez's goal is to give a truly pleasant and graceful dining experience in a casual, elegant setting.
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Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Best Sunday Brunch in town is here. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us. Featuring Omelet station, Taco station and other traditional dishes. Variety of Margarita flavors comes with your brunch !!! From 11am to 3:30pm

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Bring your family and celebrate Mother's day in a unique unforgettable atmosphere of fun and laugh here at The Beacon Bar & Grill, where an enhanced Grand Buffet along with special champagne cocktails awaits for you. $49.95 (tax and gratuities are not included). Brunch buffet is open from 11am - 4pm

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

It's Dad's turn to celebrate in style! A special Grand Buffet including free flowing Beer is offered only for "Fathers of the year"

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 2109 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

While i have been here several times this was thr first at a later time. Food wasnt fresh and was running low and they werent replenishing. Not exactly my best experience

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KH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Food was really good, lots of choices, great service. Only downside was they kept running out of plates.

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A
Poconos
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Dark, dingy.... poor "welcome" to the venue. Food was OK... limited menu.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter enjoyed celebrating her 21st birthday brunch at the Beacon. I waiter made her experience a memorable one.

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AA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beacon was great! Our waitress, Desi, was amazing! In addition to the great food and atmosphere, Desi really contributed to how much of a great time we had! Will definitely be back!

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JP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was great, the service was terrible.

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WC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beacon was a great brunch spot!! I will definitely be back! :)

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

My family and I have frequented this establishment numerous times over the years. Usually we have great experiences but this time was a complete opposite. Miriam (our waitress) was very inattentive to our table and often rude. Although Amine was helpful he alone could not make up the disappointment we felt with Miriam.

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SA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this brunch. It is amazing. The food was so tasty and the crowd was perfect for the setting as well. Also, the waiters were very friendly and they helped with whatever it was that we needed. Been a few times, they never disappoint.

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RC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place the food is great and the services is awesome. The staff is always there when you need something and they are right on it right away. The price is awesome.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Let me start by saying brunch here is amazing... But had dinner here last night, NOPE! There was no one at hostess stand and the bartender actually sat us down. It took the waiter in a completely empty restaurant what seemed like forever (15 mins) to acknowledge us in any way. I was surprised the menu on OpenTable was different and with few choices. The food was okay but serving pickled beets and asparagus with anything seemed odd. I had pork chop and my guest had crab cakes... Just okay. Sorry Beacon, I will not be back!

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Service was slow and meager despite the place being almost empty. Candy-pop music was blaring and acoustics terrible. Prices were absurdly high. I guess my wife and I should have known that the 'Beyond Burgers' that we ordered were not meat, but we didn't, and the menu didn't mention that fact. The food we were served was good, but not great, and I would never, ever eat here again, nor would I recommend it to anyone. Too many other good options in the area...

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. There was a huge variety of items to choose from. The mimosas never ended. I would definitely come back. The only con was that the price advertised on the hotel's website was different than what was charged.

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A
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice cozy place. Nothing out of the ordinary

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EP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Desi is an exceptional server. The food was great. The salmon was cold. The seafood paella was just thrown together. Everything else was delicious. The kale fruit salad was good. The host was not welcoming. He was on the phone and not behind the desk. We decided to walk in. No acknowledgement until we started walking in then he started walking quickly to get behind the hostess desk to help us.

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DD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

They need to improve their wine list. The only drinkable Chardonnay is the house and it is not great. The menu is too minimal. The news more choices but if you live avocados go.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great for all you can eat and drink, loved it and i will def be back!

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MF
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for the brunch buffet. It was ok, but bottomless the mimosas would be the only thing I’d really look forward to coming back for. Also, we were charged significantly more than the per person price that was displayed on their website that day.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We recently celebrated a birthday with a group of 15 at Sunday brunch. We were seated in a private area and Rosa (our waitress) was great. She was very attentive and topped the celebration with a cheesecake sparkly for the birthday girl. The food was tasty and you can’t beat the unlimited mimosas and bloody Mary’s. All in all, the Beacon was wonderful and made it a Birthday brunch to remember!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This place used to be good years ago. For the price, there are better bottomless brunches in DC so I wouldn’t recommend going here. Menu does not completely match what’s posted online and vague titles for some buffet stations like “fish” which had multiple types of fish prepared different ways mixed together in the same tray and “assorted appetizers” which had fried shrimp, egg rolls, and other random fried food all mixed together in the same tray. For $50/person, it was basic and they can do better.

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VC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very good!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome as usual. Met with some friends for brunch on a Sunday. The choices and variety of food was exceptional and excellent. It was my 4th time dining at The Beacon. Would come again.

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was my husband's birthday so we celebrated with brunch. This was our first time and the food was phenomenal!

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MM
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Tiffany was amazing on every aspect & I’ll be back to become her favorite customer.

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LT
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pleasant waiter, accommodated our grandchildren, being there was no children’s menu.
Great French fries.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always great. I love this place

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another great time wirh friends at the Beacon. The bottomless mimosas brunch is the best!

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RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Overall unimpressive

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CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for Sunday Brunch. Brunch is buffet style and comes with bottomless mimosas. It'll run you about $45-$50 but it is well worth it. Customer service is fantastic. Our waitress Desi (sp.) was very attentive. My mimosa glass and my water glass was never empty. :)

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

It was a horrible experience. I love coming for Sunday brunch but this was my first time coming for the 3 course brunch on Saturday and it was horrible. I asked the server was the yogurt parfait sweet and what kind of fruit cake with the parfait and she said it was sweet but came with melon fruit which I thought was odd. So I ordered a Caesar salad that was horrible with wilted lettuce and it was bland. Only to see a yogurt parfait come out and go to another table with fruits and berries SMDH. Then whenever the entrees came out, my steak was over cooked but I was so hungry I just ate it! My friend had to send his back. It was totally a waste of money! I could’ve cooked at home and bought champagne and had a cheaper and better experience than I did at the beacon. After all the complaints, a manager didn’t even come to the table to touch the table and/or to see if it was a lack of service, quality, or the food. SHAME ON YOU BEACON! #horribleservice

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I have been there several time but this was a bad experience. I had requested a table in the lower level but that was being cleaned (at lunch time, oh my). The table we were seated at was over a heating vent, so it was too hot at first then too cold when they turned it off (not able to adjust temperature). Two in our party order an item on the menu, only to find out they didn't have it. One person ordered fish (salmon) and it was bad (smelled funny). She had to return it. When she selected another entree, she requested no onions and it came back with extra onions. This place has been going down for some time now, maybe they need new management.

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KG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved going for Dinner at the Beacon. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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EL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went there for brunch. We made a reservation at 9 thinking we could do their $35 brunch special (three courses plus bottomless mimosas or champagne) but were told that you are not allowed to do that until 11. We hadn’t seen that anywhere on their website but could have been an oversight on our part/DC law we aren’t aware of. So we decided to go walk around for two hours and made another reservation to come back at 11. What upset us is that the hostess was not helpful at all. She was rather rude and indifferent. Not very good with customer service. Didn’t help facilitate another reservation for us. I don’t think you should employ someone as a hostess who does not have people skills.
Overall we had a good time. The waiter was incredibly kind. The food was meh. Kind of tasted like reheated freezer food but honestly we had gone there for the mimosas anyhow. I’d say we had 8-10 while we were there. They were constantly filling. And for $35 I’m okay with subpar food.
Would go back again but they should think about moving their hostess to another location.

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LF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Bottomless/Unlimited mimosas. Our server Decsi (hope it's the right spelling) was the absolute best! Definitely will go back.

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TE
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. We always sit in Desi's section. She gives exceptional service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! The buffet brunch on Sunday is a frequent go-to. I love the waffle bar and the delicious options of desserts.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table wasn’t ready but very good service otherwise. Buffet options were not replenished quickly.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Scallops were fishy and chewy. Crab cakes were full of crab shell pieces. The waiter, though kind, had trouble hearing us over the noise, and the ambiance was that of a run down hotel cafeteria.

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NV
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Average food, but service was good.

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L
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lot of variety on the brunch buffet, including mimosas

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