Beacon Bar and Grill

4.3
2140 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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Beacon has always been my definition of Brunch in the DMV, but attending this past weekend was disappointing. The table we were placed at (by the glass windows) was freezing as the tables were placed directly atop floor vents. The guy working the omelette station was plating undercooked or over cooked eggs. The waitress did not tend to the table in a timely fashion - as we had to ask her to take away plates in order to have space for additional food. And this was all for $45 pp/$22 per child. Oh, not to mention the gratuity ended up being $70 for subpar service. We were all quite disappointed. Seems that more $$$ is being charged and the standards are going down. On a positive note, the rest of the food available was pretty good.

s
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food and great service. Will continue to come here and recommend!!

TT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Weekend was WONDERFUL & PEACEFUL!! Check in was smooth sailing, room service was AWESOME, they respected our privacy, wishes and commands 🥰😆🙌🏾😁🙌🏾🥰 The Sky Bar after we checked friday Afternoon was a Beautiful experience and the bar tender was very nice, honest, knew how to make his CUSTOMERS feel wanted and valued and mostly IMPORTANT he know his stuff when it comes to the mixology business which draws to want more and more ( in a good way). The Beacon Bar and Grill breakfast, dinner and brunch was EVERYTHING!!🥰❤❣🥰❤❣the service was impeccable 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

OT
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for quiet business breakfast

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation for my birthday two days in advance but when I got there after paying for an Uber to take us to the restaurant I was told they could not serve us the restaurant was closed. They saw the reservation and had no intention on doing anything more for us despite the fact that the manager admitted she did not notify open table. THEY ARE HORRIBLE!!!!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was cold
Could not find a server, guess they were busy as the busser provided us with mimosas & condiments
Food selection was ehhhhh
Would have been much better if it was held on the rooftop, which was why I paid this place my first & last visit

MK
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance was excellent!

JC
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The bar was slow and the drinks were poorly made. The food was average at best, and not the greatest presentation. Service was slower than the bar. The waitress forgot an order of drinks, and we had to ask for the check at least three times.

JA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for Father's Day, and the service was great.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the fathers day brunch - really fun! Lots of great food options including seafood. I would suggest going early. They ran out of crab legs by the time we sat down at 12:30pm. Really good for big groups.

J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a party of 25, seated immediately. Service and ambiance was great! Will return!

WR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was good. We enjoyed the food as well as the service. I looking forward to my next brunch experience

DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great brunch, everyone ordered a la carte but each meal was delicious.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Disappointed, not obvious that there is a more interesting option upstairs. Seared tuna was over cooked.

DM
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second year I have hosted a brunch at the beacon with 10 of my friends. Everyone in my party started that the food was amazing, service was excellent and our waitress (Rosa) was outstanding. Another successful brunch at The Beacon—can’t wait until next year.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The server was not the best. We had to wait a lot for her to come around. Food was buffet and very good. Lots of options.

EB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were seated timely according to our reservation. The food and service was great! Miriam and the service staff kept the service seamless. I want to thank Tom as well whom I communicated with to plan the event. This was my second time at the restaurant and I will be returning. This is a awesome place for special occasions, dates and friendly gatherings.

m
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience when go there for BRUNCH!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is nicely decorated and inviting. We were seated immediately at a nice table in a quiet area. Our waiter was excellent! Friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Food was very good, and the menu choices were nicely varied but not too big. Location was convenient to Farragut North and Dupont Circle. I would definitely go back when we’re here visiting our daughter.

J
Las Vegas
59 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant accepted my reservation, only to find them closed when I arrived. Very disappointing, especially since I walked a number of blocks to get there.

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was very hectic for mother’s day. They often ran out of plates and could not replenish food at the buffet in a timely manor. The food was good once you were able to get a plate.

KL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I always enjoy dining with Beacon Bar and Grill for Mother’s Day. Service was a bit slow but food was great. Lines weren’t long so we came at the perfect time!

D
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was Awesome and very delicious!! I highly recommend this place to others. The location in DC is a plus also, because if your a tourist one can explore the museums and other historic sites downtown!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I loved it

AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mother's Day Brunch! Wide selection of delicious food.

DJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day Brunch was everything and more! My wife, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law enjoyed the whole selection. Thank you for making their day extraordinary!!

CB
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Mediocre at best. Some food items were delicious some were bland. The drinks (mimosas) taste very cheap. If you like to eat this buffet brunch is for you. If you’re looking for a good time good eats and good drinks this is not for you.

MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place for brunch. So many options to chose from and they keep the mimosas comin😉

l
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
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

VT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. Drinks were kept flowing by our amazing server, Richard. Only struggle was keeping up with the clean plates at the buffet. Some weren’t quite clean and there was too much traffic for them to keep up. But overall, a great experience.

KH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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.

SD
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let me start off saying, we had a reservation for a party of 8 with special seating request and the accommodations were on point. The check-in process needs to be tweaked but upon entering the restaurant the ambiance is fabulous. The brunch is to die for! The selection of foods was varied and plentiful. A wide selection of foods to choose from (Specially made French toast, waffles w/your choice of strawberries 🍓 and whipped cream station to their quick whatever you want omelette stations including shrimp to the wide variety of meats selections (bacon, two types of sausages, fried chicken, lamb and prime-rib), oh and their surprise seafood 🦞 selection tasty steamed shrimp and lobster pieces, Alaskan crab legs and lots more hot and tasty foods even their Grits were just right. The large spread of fruits and salads were beautifully displayed. After enjoying BBG’s delicious food, the price was delightful and easy to swallow. 😆
One member of our party said they generally do not like buffet style but this set-up was classy. Well this review says it all. Our party of 8 can not wait and is looking 👀 forward to coming back again!
Kudos to our server, Dominic👍🏽

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.

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.

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!

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

The food was great, the service was terrible.

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

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

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.

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.

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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