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Scion Restaurant

4.3
664 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
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
What 664 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
3.8
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Went for my birthday with family and had excellent service. Tim was very attentive, charismatic, and friendly. The food was fantastic and the drinks were delicious. The prices for bottomless were very reasonable.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner at Scion tonight. Our host/waiter Gary was super nice and attentive. We didn’t have beer but they had a great selection. All our meals were very good as were the desserts. The dining room was just ok but everything else made up for it.

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1.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Disappointing....we went to Scion, once in Silver Spring (which was good), and then to the D.C. location.

Pros - the waitress was pleasant.

Cons - We went for their Happy Hour burger special (D.C. restaurant), and for a place that boasts a large beer lists, the waitress went through a string of beers that weren't available. This is the second time this has happened at Scion. A gentleman who came in shortly after we did was also shocked to ask about the beer list and then given a list of all the items that WEREN'T available. (Not a ringing endorsement, coupled with the fact that the place was nearly empty - and it was 5:30).

When we were ordering dessert, they were also out of 2 of the 5 items. This is a restaurant that is trying to lure people, and a large portion of their incentives are out.


For all this, the bill still was higher than expected. We won't be back.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a pleasant, quiet Sunday brunch on the upper level. Thankfully, unlike most restaurants, there was no piped in music to irritate us by making diners speak more loudly to overcome the musak. Service was attentive and pleasant, too.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Sunday brunch service was attentive. Noise level wasn’t Scion’s fault. It was because of several tipsy diners.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Awesome!!!!

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1.0Dined on October 31, 2017

I made a reservation at 9:15 PM. Apparently this was too late for them for the kitchen it already shut down for 20 minutes before I got there. I suppose I could've notified us via phone, but they did have a great suggestion and they said that we should try Urbana across the street. They were lovely and delicious

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome! The wait staff is great

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was very good. Service was friendly and timely. A little pricy.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent brunch! We were traveling from out of a town with our dog and we were able to sit on the patio. Excellent service. Will return when we are back in DC.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

great service and good food, restaurant could use updating in décor

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

The Scion was a perfect spot to reconnect with long time friends over good food and a cozy, intimate settIng for conversation. The food was delicious, creative and perfectly portioned. Waitstaff were attentive but not intrusive.

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3.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Wanted outdoor seating without the wait. The service was slow and inconsistant. The food quality was marginal at best. The location and sidewalk dining was great.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was great and you cannot beat the bottomless Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's for $15.00.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

I've dined at Scion four times in the past few years. I would definitely dine there more often except that I live 50 miles outside of DC. As such, the mere fact that I go back may be taken as earnest that it deserves return patronage.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Good comfort food and a nice patio. Was disappointed that their menu as shown on Open Table was not up to date.

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3.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Ok but nothing special. Overcooked and greasy food . Dirty table cloths and pretty grumpy wait staff but good location

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2017

I'm not sure why there wasn't a manager on shift or any other wait staff except for one man and a busser whom they both didn't have any experience closing. This young man made a decision to close early and made for a very awkward dining experience. The food was decent but I won't be returning if there isn't good management. I'm disappointed and feel sorry for the individuals who were working under such bizarre circumstances.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was delicious. It was only a short walk from my hotel and definitely better than some of the other restaurants near by

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Waitress was great! She even came after us outside to return our headphones that we forgot at our table!! Food was yummy too!

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Salmon was severely overcooked. My wasabi caesar was for the very first time terrible.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Food and service was excellent! Very casual place and staff were super friendly and attentive. Drinks were also delish. Definatley will return again and highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Food could be much better!

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2017

bottomless brunch was good!

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

We came to Scion to partake in their bottomless brunch option and we were not disappointed. We were a little late to our reservation, but the hostess happily kept a table open for us. The food came out very quickly (before we could even finish our first drinks). We were served by two waitresses, so we were always able to refill our bottomless drink option, which was very much appreciated. The Bloody Mary's were not very strong; however, the Poinsettia option seemed to be a better bang for your buck. The Poinsettia comes in a small carafe, while the Bloody Mary needs to be refilled at the bar each time. I personally ordered the New Orleans Benedict, while my friends both ordered the Healthy Start. We were all satisfied with our meals. The fruit bar was also a nice additional treat. We hung around for an extended period of time after finishing our food without any trouble from the staff - and they continued to refill our drinks, which we obviously loved! Overall, it was good value for our money, but nothing extraordinary. It was a quiet brunch, where we could catch up without excessive noise from other customers or loud party brunch music. I would definitely recommend Scion for a casual, budget friendly brunch.

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