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About Beacon Bar and Grill

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.

1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Mon- Fri: 6:30am - 10:30am,

Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Saturday 3-Course Prix Fixe Brunch 11 AM to 2 PM Reservations recommended

Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch: 11 AM - 2:30 PM Reservations recommended

Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm -10:00pm

Happy Hour 7 days a week from 4-7pm

Cross Street:
17th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 872-1126

Website:
http://www.bbgwdc.com/

Entertainment:
Special Events.

Catering:
Full catering menu is available full service needs. We have many special deals for the upcoming holiday season. Please check our website for exclusive holiday season deals at www.bbgwdc.com.

Parking Details:
Hotel Parking Available @ $10.00 – ample street parking in the evening

Public Transit:
Farragut North Metro--Red Line.

Executive Chef:
Edgar Melendez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wednesday and Saturday nights enjoy 1/2 off all wines by the bottle off our regular wine list.
Saturday Brunch: 3 course a la carte menu of your choice with unlimited Champagne/Mimosa for $29.95
Sunday Brunch: Award Winning Sunday Brunch Buffet with unlimited Champagne/Bloody Mary for $38.95


Specials

Happy Hour 7 days a week

Special valid Oct 6, 2017 - Feb 6, 2018 all week from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Half price wine night

Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Daily lunch specials under $10

Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Brunch season is back!

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Happy Hour 7 days a week

Special valid Oct 6, 2017 - Feb 6, 2018 all week from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm everyday : $3, $4, $5, $6, $7 drinks and bar food specials !!!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 6, 2017 - Feb 6, 2018 all week from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate with a 3 Course Menu of Your Choice with Complimentary Unlimited Champagne. Traditional Oven Roasted Free Range Turkey w/ Roasted B Sprouts,Mashed Potatoes, Harvest Stuffing,Maple Candied Carrots,Silky Whisky Gravy. Atlantic Salmon, NY Steak and more...$35.95 per person. From 12pm to 8pm.

Half price wine night

Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Details

All bottles of wine discounted 50% Wednesday night (dine in only). Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 6, 2017 - Feb 6, 2018 on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

Daily lunch specials under $10

Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Details

Choice of entrees, pastas, salads or burgers!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 6, 2017 - Feb 6, 2018 on Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM.

Brunch season is back!

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Details

SATURDAY "A la Carte" 3 course Brunch $29.95 with unlimited Champagne & Mimosa. SUNDAY: Grand Buffet Brunch $38.95 with unlimited Champagne & Bloody Mary. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 6, 2017 - Feb 4, 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

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Private Dining

Contemporary and urban, BB&G complements the lifestyles of our dining guests by providing multiple atmospheres to choose from, private elegant wood paneled rooms reminiscent of a ship, most w/views and or private patio. Innovative cuisine w/ample holiday menus to suit varying budgets and tastes.

Beacon Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (23)
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Fit for Foodies (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
People Watching (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
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Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great brunch BIRTHDAY celebration!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Friendly staff.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waiter Eric was excellent, great recommendations

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing and the experience was made even better with Desi’s exceptional service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great experience and plenty of choices with the foods choices.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent small plates and shareable entrees. A real find!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The venue was extremely hot, and made it difficult to enjoy the food and environment. The bottomless options lacked taste and had to be altered with additional juices. However the assortment of food was desirable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Sunday Brunch buffet choices are phenomenal and the bloody Mary's are very good. I was stuffed after my first plate but I saw many people going back for more. I wouldn't want to over do it, but in a place like this it's easy to do so watch yourself.

Our hostess was great! I've been before and I'd go again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very much enjoyed my second time back and my first time guests did an well!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was great good as usual! We had Richard as our waiter...best of the best! No dry mimosa glasses and great service all around!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fantastic Sunday Brunch! Fabulous selections, bottomless Bloody Marys, excellent, attentive service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The restaurant was a quick walk from the Mayflower. The waiter recommended the short ribs and we both decided to try them. We were not disappointed. They were very tender with a hint of kick from the red chili pepper. We also ordered a small plate of the roasted cauliflower which was outstanding as well. Service was very fast and very friendly. Would definitely repeat our dining experience there

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fantastic. Always great atmosphere and super service!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Spicy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Live Music, Casual, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Beacon Bar & Grill had a wide range of Brunch options, including a 3 course tasting menu with bottomless mimosas. Went with a few school friends on a Saturday (it's right next to the UC Center) and it was perfect because it was close, fast, and had good food. Would definitely recommend for families and friends. Cute restaurant in the hotel with great service and a wide variety of options! :)

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was very good but the food was very marginal. Three of us had lunch here; I had the turkey burger with avocado and some other toppings (it's on the menu) and the burger was so dry I just left it after a couple of bites. My two colleagues ordered salads with salmon, which they said were just OK.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Everyone was very accommodating and service was fast.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was a great meeting place for Sunday Brunch with friends., There were six in our party and all enjoyed the food and the bottomless mimosas and the fellowship. We could tell that everyone there was enjoying their time at the Grill. It was our first time visiting the Beacon grill but it will not be the last. I highly recommend the Sunday brunch with friends. We had reservations with Open Table and was seating almost immediately.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

My second time going for brunch. Great food and very affordable!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

A friend suggested their brunch for the ambiance and unlimited mimosa’s

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very packed and very noisy almost to packed for all the food to be in one room. Food was good!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Birthday . I had a great time the sparklers set my cake off

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was ansolutely deplorable and dry. The restaurant faced extreme overcrowding and soace was limited to even stand in line for food. I adore the beacon and have never had such a horrendous time while brumching there. The only saving grace was the bartender/waiter we had-Jim was outstanding. He made the brunch bearable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The salmon and risotto was amazing. Eric took great care of us and he was super attentive. We will definitely be returning for future date nights.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food was delicious and we loved the atmosphere. The service was very slow. There was a large group behind us that was loud but didn't interfere with our conversation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

This was my first time at Beacon Bar and Grill, it was a wonderful experience. I was there for the Sunday Brunch too celebrate my birthday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We were so disappointed with the food! The. chicken was over cooked, out of American cheese for the omelet ( only had mozzarella), and young lady at waffle station bracelet was touching the waffles - mentioned to her as a courtesy and she rolled her eyes.

We were going to have a gathering this fall for brunch; however, now will look elsewhere. Going forward, when reading bad reviews about this restaurant believe it! Not worth the money - go elsewhere!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The Beacon Bar and Grill has an Excellent Sunday Brunch

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This restaurant was recommended to me by a family member for brunch. I suggested to my friends to take me there to celebrate my birthday. We had Sunday brunch the place was awesome. The brunch had a variety of food and unlimited mimosa's, coffee, bloody Mary's etc...My friends and I were able to find parking right down the street by the church for $5 which is exceptional for DC. I highly recommend this place and will be going back again in the near future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

BBG is always a great experience. We go there on a regular basis.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I made last minute dinner reservations here for a party of 12 on a Saturday evening. After looking at several locations in the Dupont area and having party changes, we settled on Beacon. Originally was planning to have a party of 15 and manager requested we make a pre-fixe menu but we didn't want to do that and was told that with a party of 12 or less we didn't have to. Our party ended up being exactly 12 after some cancellations and I made my reservation through Open Table the same day! For a Saturday evening the restaurant wasn't that busy. Our server, Eric, was amazing! The food options, drinks and prices were great, I had the salmon and rissoto which was delicious, my friends also loved the food and I was told the wings and quesadilla was great (even though they were appetizers they were filling). They had a complimentary desert (chocolate mousse cake) and sparkler for my bestfriends bday. My only complaint would be I wish they had a wider selection for menu. We heard some of the great music they were playing on the rooftop and figured that was where the crowd was. I heard brunch here is great too, will deff be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I've done enough brunching in the area to know good from bad. I'll give places an objective try despite reviews. You never know, right? This place was so mediocre. I mean, completely mediocre. First, it was a buffet. Now, I'm not a fan a buffets but again, let's see what they have to offer. Food was cold in some instances. The room where the food was held was smoky and crowded. The selection was decent. Pretty basic actually.

The seating was odd. We were at this booth that faced the windows. But there were three other booths attached to us. We had to squeeze by on either side to go anywhere. So when we had food, we had to lift it up over other people to slide by to get to our seats.

Next, there were quite a few people there. The bathroom (one of them) was stopped up. The second single stall had a line. Despite asking several times, I didn't find out about the third bathroom until an hour or so later.

The manager (I think he was the manager) was not a nice person.

The coffee mugs we received had ants crawling on them.

I was overcharged for my meal (significantly) as was my friend. I have receipts.

The best part about this visit? Valet. And that was $15.

I won't visit again.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

CAMERON THE HOST NEEDS TO RETIRE!!!! Made my experience extremely uncomfortable he is the rudest ever and i work fulltime as a lead hostess at a busy casual dining downtown foggy bottom, he sucks worse attitude badd for business!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I should start by saying the food was delicious (we had the hummus app and the Salmon and shrimp risottos) and our server was very nice. But it is a bit strange. It's located in a hotel and has a distinctly "hotel restaurant" vibe... the loungey decor felt garish and overwrought, especially since it was empty on a Friday night. The menu is limited and has no unifying concept... like a combination of a bar menu and a more upscale menu... there are quesadillas and burgers and risottos and steaks... felt very random. I have no complaints about the food or service... just be aware that it feels a little corporate and not quaint.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was the best Sunday brunch I've had in awhile.. after party was different but yet very nice. I would definitely do it all again!!

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was great! We had the steak and a burger, which were both delicious! My husband can be picky about steaks, but he was really happy with his meal. Then we ordered dessert - chocolate cake and almond sponge cake with pear - both delicious! Don't be fooled by how quiet it is there (the dining room was just about empty). We really enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food and service were great. The older man who sat us at our table was very rude to us and the wait staff. Won't be returning or recommending because of him.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Everything was amazing. Our waiter Mauricio never let our bottomless mimosas get half empty!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We were celebrating a very special birthday today and this is our 5th time at the Beacon. We simply love the variety of food and deserts. The service is good and the ambiance is very cozy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was kind of bland. The wasabi s ceasar salad and white bean and ham soup was outstanding.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Good food. Excellent service. (Desi!) Will be back.

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