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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


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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (24)
Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (16)
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Fun (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Love the way he cooked the steak ! Thank you Chef Edgar ! The service and food was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Very pleasant for Valentine's Day. Quiet venue; the steak was great and the champagne flowed throughout dinner. The price was very reasonable considering what other restaurants were charging. We haven't been to brunch in many years, but we will go back again based on our
Valentine's Day experience.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Went for Valentine's day with my wife and we had a great time. Our service was stellar, the food was delicious, and it was a nice low-key vibe. Will go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great service, but food was EXTREMELY subpar

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience! They do not disappoint with the bottomless mimosas. The food was good also!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Best brunch in DC!! Would not go anywhere else!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was average across the board. Nothing spectacular stood out. Thanks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We tried the pasta which was the special of the day and the salmon. Food was delicious! Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Overall a good experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were a group of friends that normally get together for brunch on Sundays. Due to the rain and changing schedules our number of guest decreased, however I updated the restaurant as soon as I knew the confirmed number of guest. When I was greeted by the manager/host and gave him my name, he very rudely said "oh the party the went from 10 to 6?" I found that very unnecessary and unprofessional. He told me to wait in the back until my entire party arrived. He was very rude and nasty to the servers that would come up to ask a question and his attitude also was not appreciated by a couple of other guest. Once we made it past the "guard dog" we were seated and immediatly greeted. From this point on our experience picked up and i would recommend this restaurant for the food and price only. Host are the first impression of the restaurant and having someone so negative and rude is NOT a good look.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Upon arrival, it was chaotic with the lobby jammed with people. The options were limited for a vegetarian. The kale salad had strawberries. For vegans, the options are mostly limited to fresh fruit and hard over cooked potatoes. Our waiter was outstanding and attentive. Valet parking of $15 is quite pricey.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I love coming to the Beacon for brunch. I love the omelets and waffles. I feel like they have a good selection of food for the price with unlimited mimosas included.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food quality!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I went to Beacon Bar & Grill for dinner during Restaurant Week and highly recommend the restaurant! The dining-room ambiance and service was great, and the food was good as well!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was the second time we have celebrated my father's birthday at this restaurant. The experience was great and the birthday dessert was beautiful. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant Week DC. Great value w/wine flight. Lamb Lollipops 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Frequently dine at the Beacon Bar and grill and always enjoy the lunch specials and the attention. Brunch which we have been to many times is great!!!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The best deal I have ever encountered for Restaurant Week Lunch. Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Richard is a great waiter. The support staff are also very accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

From the very beginning things were a bit rocky (we had a reservation). When we were finally seated, we sat ungreeted for at least 5 minuets. One of the bust boys came and gave us water but we had no server. I had finished a complete glass of water before the young lady finally came. She did not introduce herself she just went right into asking what we wanting to drink. We both wanted mimosas and I had to literally stop her from walking away from our table because after siting for 5 minutes we knew what we wanted (it’s a prefix 3 course menu that’s one page). Once we placed our orders we continued to wait quite a bit from our 1st course but once the food came the service got better. Our mimosas were filled very frequently and the check was processed in a timely manner. Note to our server: introduce yourself and make eye contact with your guests. This small notion will help a lot in the overall experience of your customers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinner with colleagues. Our server was excellent. I wish I recalled his name. We were 6 on a business dinner. The food was mediocre across all of us. Bland pasta dish for half of us. The rest enjoyed our meal better. But still not extraordinary. The ambience is something out of a70s film set. Some of us loved it, others not so much.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food just ok, ambiance not good wasn’t what I expected

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Absolutely wonderful!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Very nice restaurant in a residential area. Great for a week night or weekend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We went on a cold Sunday evening and while the place was not very crowded, the food was excellent. After a while the crowd picked up and we enjoyed the selection of specialty drinks and appetizers along with the ambience. The wings, salmon and steak were outstanding and even though the servers were busy, they constantly checked to be sure our group was doing well. It is located in a residential neighborhood but not that far from the downtown DC area and I will definitely make another trip there on my next business trip to DC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good service, excellent food and nice atmosphere!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a great experience at BBG!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great night ringing in 2018. Food was great. Service was top notch, unlimited champagne!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome place for NYE!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dining at the Beacon is always a good experience. Our usual server was not working New Year's Eve but the server we had - Tom - was excellent and certainly one we would ask for in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Used to be my favorite. I can’t say that anymore. Food was definitely no longer worth $39. Things were cold, lumpy, etc. For example the “creamy grits” could be cut with a knife. Environment was louder than I ever remember.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Miriam was amazing as a host and the service was impeccable!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I love the atmosphere is great desi was my waitress and she's great and always pleasant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I always have a great experience here.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service very good but food overpriced for the quality. Limited menu when we dined.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This dining experience was a total miss. We had been there once before for bunch and were pleased with the food and service. On this particular night, the restaurant was virtually empty when we arrived, and didn’t get much busier during our visit. The server was friendly, but very slow and inattentive. Two times I went to the bartender to request service. Our drinks were empty while eating our dinner, but the server never checked on us. My meal, the grilled chicken breast, was an extremely light portion; didn’t look like an entire breast, was just okay. Our appetizer was tasty, but small. This experience would discourage me from returning.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was so nice love the food and the wine soo beautiful

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Loved the food, loved the bottomless mimosas! Staff was fabulous. Will definitely go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Although parking is a hastle, and valet service is? The food and service was excellent. Desi is a gem and very attentive!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was awful. Salad was overdrenced in dressing. The steak was over cooked and full of fat. I had to search for 5 minutes to find our waiter.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Planned Girls trip weekend brunch and the Beacon Grill never disappoints! Headed to the gym to work off some of the calories, but it was worth it!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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