Permanently Closed - Scion Restaurant

4.1
690 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Scion Restaurant is located 2 blocks from the Dupont Circle red line stop. Scion has been recognized for our great craft beer selection and delicious contemporary American cuisine with subtle Asian influences. Whether you're at Scion for the first time or as a neighborhood regular, you'll enjoy Scion's always welcoming atmosphere, great service, and fantastic food and drink menus. Scion's menu features a large selection of mouthwatering appetizers, delectable entrees, as well as an eclectic variety of craft beers and wine. Great happy hour specials can be enjoyed Monday through Friday and our popular brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday. The menu changes seasonally and all current food and drink menus are available online. Enjoy a great meal on Scion's sidewalk patio, atrium, or modern dining room. Private party rooms are available as well. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/scionrestaurant
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(202) 833-8899
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adil Erturk
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of 21st and P St
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Parking details
Metered street parking is available on all of the surrounding streets.
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Public transit
Scion Restaurant is 2 blocks west of Dupont Circle Metro. Several bus stops are located nearby.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

My boyfriend and I went with another couple for brunch on Sunday. The food was really good, minus the hair that we found in our app. They were very gracious and offered to make it again, but we had already ordered our meals at that point so they just took it off of the bill. We did the bottomless brunch drinks option and while the drinks were good, it took a VERY long time to get them each time. They may have been understaffed outside. I will definitely be coming back and hope for faster service next time :)

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Basic food menu but food was well prepared. Great place for beer and drinks with a large beer/drink menu. Not sure if they have nightly specials for food in addition to the regular menu. If so, none was offered. Good for a quick inexpensive meal or a longer sit down for just bar service.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We eat here every single time we’re in DC, and have since 2009!!! Their Mac n Cheese is to die for, but you cannot make a bad choice! Service is great, outdoor seating is wonderful (you can watch DuPont circle pedestrians & all their adorable dogs!) I have never been disappointed here and recommend it to all my friends!!!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

I've been to Scion several times and am never disappointed whether it's for a business lunch, meal with friends, or a fun place to have happy hour. The food is good and the service is great - all the staff are friendly and very welcoming. I heartily recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

We were in DC on a business trip and found Scion on Open Table; we were not disappointed, it was a great experience!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Generally a very fun brunch experience, with gf and veggie options. However fried potatoes were disappointing, all fried and no potato.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Food was good, but not great. Service was poor, we waited a long time to order, never got drink refills, and part of our order never came despite us asking a few times.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

If you come for lunch get the duck ravioli it’s amazing. The atmosphere and calm and quiet. It’s a great spot by DuPont circle overall.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Nice meal. It was loud - we sat outside and there was a lot of noise all around.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very tasty dishes at reasonable prices. Excellent service early in the evening.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Seemed like our server Tim didn’t want to acknowledge our table at all. He came once to ask us for drinks and we had to ask the hostess to send him to the table when we were ready to order food. Some of our party even went to the bar to order another drink. The bartender was super friendly. Jeremy, seemed to be the bus boy, was very helpful in getting us what we needed as well. We eventually had to flag Tim down for our check as he moved on to another table. Will definitely be staying in the bar area next time.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

On vacation and staying next door we thought we would give it a try. The food was super tasty and the patio is great on a nice day.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

2 tables seated after us were served before us(we only ordered entrees and both tables had appetizers and entrees), our food took an extremely long time to come from the kitchen and the food itself was just okay. Willing to try again but would hope for better service next time.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Understaffed and dated (bench seating was old and ripping. Staff was ok

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Not fancy, but good price & good food in the city!

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2.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Service was not great. We felt like an inconvenience. We had to ask if we could order drinks, ask for water refills and had to call server over to us.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The ravioli was amazing and the house wine was good. The steak was heavy with pepper and the sauce was tasty. the only issue we had with this place was the rib eye steak! The steak was very tough and we are not even sure if it was a rib eye. Our server was on a third double shift but the service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was at least my 3rd time going to Scion for brunch. I am never disappointed. My friend was in town for a visit this time and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Pretty underwhelming for the price. The quality was about on par with an airport restaurant - by no means the worst meal I’ve had, but not better than something from a university cafeteria. The service was good enough, but not outstanding. I’m honesty a little surprised this place stays in business in the DuPont Circle area given all the high quality brunch restaurants in the area. The ambiance was also underwhelming. It felt like a cheap diner you’d expect in a less urban area.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Went for lunch on a Wednesday. Great food and drinks. Waiter was friendly but took him a while to get to his tables which upset some others. The delay was probably because he was the only one waiting on customers. I wasn't complaining though. Probably should staff 2 waiters/waitresses just in case to prevent the slow up. Overall wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We love this place! We live in Silver Spring and frequent the Scion there on a regular basis for the great food and service and fantastic drinks & beer selection. We happened to be in the Dupont Circle area with visiting family and stopped in. We were not disappointed. We are so happy they are in the area!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The service was good, I wish the food portions were larger. The bottomless mimosas were $15 dollars per person. After 3 rounds your good to go.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Good food. Service was slow and not organized. Twice food for another table was brought to ours.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had the risotto. Very fresh and full of flavor! A bit disappointed they didn’t have scallops but the shrimp was a good substitute.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great breakfast options- build your own omelet and sandwiches, lots of room

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My friends and I went for a fun brunch to celebrate the warm weather. The host was very accommodating as the number of people in party changed & we requested upon arrival to be seated outside. Incredible service, got our food in a timely manner - and even though it was busy, they kept the bottomless mimosas coming so we never had to think twice.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our group of five old friends had a fun reunion over dinner st Scion on a Wednesday night. Three of us chose the rockfish with crab as the entre; it was delicious. For dessert, two of us had the tiramisu, which was perfect.

The informal atmosphere and friendly service suited our occasion perfectly. None of us had been to Scion before, but we all said we’d love to come back.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My daughter and I enjoyed our lunch at Scion and will definitely go back soon.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was a return visit from many years ago and not quite what I remembered it to be. Quality of food has gone downhill—met friends here for dinner and there were two dishes not good. One friend ordered the Salmon and it was over cooked. My husband ordered the Mac ‘nCheese and it was not very tasty. I had the Duck ravioli which was tasty. Waiter was friendly and attentive, but overall food was not worth the $100 we spent for dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Had yet another amazing brunch experience at Scion! The service was great and the food was delicious! We even loved the other customers and made friends with the table next to us! It's always a good vibe at Scion. Can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fantastic cocktails and buffalo chicken bacon Mac and cheese! Service was slow and restaurant was noisy, but I really enjoyed it overall.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Loved the food here. The sweet potato nachos were amazing.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We had brunch here on Saturday, read great reviews regarding their bottomless mimosas and tasty food. When we arrived it was hectic and very loud so we opted to sit outside in the patio area. The hostess said it would be about 60 degrees, I'm from Miami FL so I was freezing with my coat on. Took about 13 min for a server to approach once she did she was pleasant she suggested trying the poinsettia mimosas and the regular both were good and had a fair amount of champagne. I had the crab cake benidict, it was ok. My boyfriend got the chicken and waffles and enjoyed it.

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Day Pajama Brunch! Staff was super energetic and upbeat. Their regular brunch menu was being offered and our party of five had a variety of items which were all good. Serving sizes were generous. The dining room was full and most parties had reservations. It was a nice brunch on New Year's Day.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was wonderful! Perfect for gluten free a celiac needs. Music wasn't really the vibe.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was just blah. My girlfriend ordered the potato nachos and the potatoes were like thin chips. The whole thing left something to be desired.

I ordered the chicken and waffles and was equally unimpressed. Just overall blah blah blah.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Both the Crab Rueben and the Portobello Panini were tasty but the service was spotty at best. Our waitress forgot to tell us the fruit bar was included with our meals, was difficult to flag down for drink refills and disappeared when it was time to pay the bill. This neighborhood place is cute enough but bring a big dose of patience.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Scion never ceases to disappoint me or my guests that I invite to dinner. I've truly enjoyed the opportunity to invite friends to try the amazing selection of food offered at the restaurant.

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2.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The noise level is very high, and unfortunately on the day we visited, there was a group of VERY LOUD men that kept yelling, laughing to the top of their lungs, clapping, and basically indulging in loud and vulgar behavior.
It did not seem to bother the staff or the management.
I would not recommend this place

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