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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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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (26)
Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (16)
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Sunday Lunch (15)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Romantic (8)
Casual (8)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

Awesome place for NYE!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I always have a great experience here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 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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·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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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic brunch, Rosa was the best server ever

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've been coming here for years and the service and food remain a constant A+. The gentleman who resides over the front seating/reservation are took the time to accommodate our party when we had another person join our reservation. The wait staff also very attentive and high energy. Keep up the good work!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best Sunday brunch in DC for the cost and quality. Only thing that is bad is limited area parking.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Guacamole- delicious. Caesar salad - ok. Steak - nothing special. French fries - soggy. Chicken soup with rice and vegetables- good.

Overall, not a fantastic experience. The service was good but there was a restaurant phone that kept ringing, making conversation difficult.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Regretfully my last two visits were not up to part especially brunch Sunday. The food was not good at all ... maybe the previous chef left but they need them back ASAP!!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love it every time if they can lower the price for one I can Come more frequently 😃

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

A deliciously diverse Thanksgiving Menu. Wonderful service & a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Underwhelmed. Expected food to taste better. Thanksgiving menu was lacking in flavor and ambiance.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

They could have served at more mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce to compliment the turkey portion. I was looking forward to having pumpkin cheesecake and the waiter said it was an error listed on the menu...

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My girlfriend’s and I have made an annual tradition of coming here for Thanksgiving brunch. The menu selections are really good and for the past 2 years, we have had a wonderful time! The service is impeccable and the unlimited champagne is a bonus for the very minimal cost of the brunch. Will definitely keep the tradition going!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our server Richard was very attentive and professional.. my entire party enjoyed themselves

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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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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