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Langston Bar and Grille

3.1
3.1
61 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Langston Bar and Grille serves diners in Washington, D.C., a real soul food experience in a casual tavern surrounded by the monuments and museums of the metro area. Start your meal with signature jerk wings or chicken livers and then move on to Langston Bar and Grille’s famous collard greens and pulled pork. The restaurant also offers diners a selection of imported cigars to finish their meal. During the dinner hours, patrons of the Langston Bar and Grille can enjoy meals such as classic fried chicken or spareribs, in the cozy dining room or bar, or on the pavilion outdoors. The menu also features lesser-known soul food favorites such as oxtails. Finish the meal off with a slice of sweet potato pie, or a heaping helping of peach cobbler.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am;
  • Phone number
    (202) 397-3637
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Joan Dorsey
  • Catering
    We are prepared to cater events from 10 people to 2000. Liquor catering available in Washington, DC.
  • Private party facilities
    Our dinning area can be reserved for small groups up to 45 people.
  • Private party contact
    Samantha: (202) 397-3637
  • Neighborhood
    Lanham
  • Cross street
    19th Street
  • Parking details
    20 car parking lot onsite. Self park. Valet parking on the weekends.
  • Entertainment
    We play some of the best soul music history has to offer. Digital Juke Box.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.1
3.1 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3Service
  • 2.9Ambience

NoiseModerate

61 Reviews
  1. MsDiva

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We went to use a groupon and they tell us they wont honor the groupon because the manager decided not to honor them. We ordered the shrimp and grits and the grits tasted like something in it had spoiled. So I told the waitress and her response was maybe it was the cheese sauce or the Cajun cream sauce. We then ordered the jerk wings. Big mistake. It came with dirty rice and the wings were on top of the rice and they put ranch dressing and some kind of jam on top of it. The wings weren't very tasty and the rice was too spicy and the bottom of the bowl was nothing but grease. So we just asked for the bill and sent it back. They brought the meal and still charged us for both items! After complaining, We didn't pay anything for the meal.

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  2. RayRay13

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Not sure about this location. Ambiance needs another coat of paint, preferably not the green they went with... Food was delicious, specifically the Shrimp and grits. The bar b que was a little on the fatty side and greens were "drenched" in some sort of oil that was too tasty to be good for you... entrees came out the same time the appetizers arrived, hmmm.... The waitress was great... be prepared to hear all conversations taking place downstairs at the bar from the upstairs dining area. I would suggest you go early. We arrived at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm reservation... it was still light outside and that was good because we were worried about our car in the location we parked, hmmm... Overrall, 2 1/2 - 3 stars. We used a Groupon coupon.

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  3. GreatMeal

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I called the restaurant and also made a reservation on their website during their advertised hours of operation. However, when we arrived , no one was there! They did not even call me back. So, i am sure they must be out of business or should be if they operate this way. They should also stop advertising thru GROUPON and other sources and let everyone know they are not really operating.

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  4. Dogpaws

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant has great food especially the Shrimp and Grits. Nice bar downstairs and dining area on second floor. I would eat their again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was never opened on time, certain menu items weren't available due to logistical issues. I ordered a potato cake, they brought me pie and charged me for it. I had to pay double my second visit because their card machine didn't work. Food wasn't consistent in taste second time around.

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  6. Sweetnell

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was amazing. The location is not in the best part of the city, but I don't care about that. Amazing food, staff, and atmosphere, I'd return again in a heartbeat! Great job Langston's!

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  7. Luvfood

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They were out of two items that were on the menu and a substitution on our order was made without asking us.

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  8. Marcus

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Langston's is slow and unorganized. The did is good, go with a groupon, and when you have lots of time so that you don't have to rush.

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  9. not2safe

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I am sorry, but at an online glance I thought this was a great place to take my boyfriend for his Birthday. Not knowing anything about Benning Road, I went and to my surprise, it is not a safe place to visit at all. It is on a busy street with no real direction as were to park. People hanging out on the street corners, cursing, playing around at 730 at night, drinking across the street and police presence everywhere. I did not feel safe finding parking and then walking over to dinner, so we left and went to virginina (shirlington) where I felt safer. Maybe you should rethink the location or demand that the city cleans up this area and try to add well lit parking. that would have kept us there.

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  10. Guys

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Made a 9 pm reservation for V day after reading reviews that food was great but had a pretty bad experience. We were invited to sit by the bar and eat. We declined and had to wait 15 mins before being escorted to our table upstairs to an entire section that was empty. Fried fish nuggets as appetizer were ok but the sauce was not fresh. Steak was cold and WAY overdone and fried chicken not enough + served with wrong sides. Drinks were incorrect and didn't taste good--and took 25 mins to arrive. A request for a ginger ale from a passing waiter was met with an obviously rude glare and no response. We complained and it was just implied that the bad service was the result of a groupon deal--funny, coz we didn't use one!

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Langston Bar and Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Langston Bar and Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 397-3637.

Langston Bar and Grille is rated 3.1 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Langston Bar and Grille

1831 Benning Rd Ne, Washington, DC 20002

Additional information

  • Cross street
    19th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Lanham
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am;
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    20 car parking lot onsite. Self park. Valet parking on the weekends.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Joan Dorsey
  • Entertainment
    We play some of the best soul music history has to offer. Digital Juke Box.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Phone number
    (202) 397-3637
  • Catering
    We are prepared to cater events from 10 people to 2000. Liquor catering available in Washington, DC.
  • Private party facilities
    Our dinning area can be reserved for small groups up to 45 people.
  • Private party contact
    Samantha: (202) 397-3637
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