About Scion Restaurant

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

2100 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
Corner of 21st and P St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 833-8899

Website:
http://www.scionrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Metered street parking is available on all of the surrounding streets.

Public Transit:
Scion Restaurant is 2 blocks west of Dupont Circle Metro. Several bus stops are located nearby.

Executive Chef:
Adil Erturk

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

Scion Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (9)
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Comfort Food (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Fun (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Cozy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Casual, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Awesome!!!!

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·Dined on November 1, 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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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome! The wait staff is great

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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 (London)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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·Dined 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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

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

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·Dined on August 6, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food could be much better!

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

bottomless brunch was good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great Food! The inside is a bit of a bust with paint chips on walls and not the best looking decor. However, the food was amazing! Would go back but might prefer a outside table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Best omelette I have ever had - yes, that's right. Absolutely phenomenal food and ambiance. Went for brunch on Sunday with my boyfriend, he got steak and eggs (and loved it) and I ordered a build-your-own omelette with crab meat, feta, spinach, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Not to mention, the self-serve fruit bar (complimentary) is delicious! Wonderful staff, we will definitely be back--- highly recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Needs much better service, and updating. Just average ok food. Much better restaurants

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Had reservations but couldn't sit outside due to larger organization holding space. Organization wasn't due to arrive until 2 hours later yet still couldn't sit on patio.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My experience at Scion was disappointing. It took me 30 minutes just to get a water... a water... and then another 30 minutes to get a mimosa, and it was warm. Also, it was entirely OJ. Just overall disappointing and not worth my money or time. I would get a refund if I could.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Had reservation at 1:45... didn't get seated until 2:30. Did bottomless brunch and our food came out before our first drinks... the bottomless fruit bar was not refilled and skimpy and not that appetizing. This restaurant was way underprepared; it was embarrassing and frustrating.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Reservation worked awesome. Seated right away while walk ups waited. Food fantastic and can't beat bottomless mimosa's. Waiter great but a few times he went missing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Scion is probably the best bottomless brunch in town. Love it.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Went on a half price Monday burger night. Their special house burgers were amazing! Great value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was an excellent choice, we had the salmon, potatoes, asparagus and the crabcake sandwich with a side salad. The food was perfectly cooked and delicious. We sat outside on the covered patio which was perfect. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Went around 6pm on Saturday for a bachelorette dinner pre going out. Food was very good. Waiter was horrible like by far the worse I've ever had. Explained the only restaurant without reservations nearby or sold out. Had to flag him down as he never asked if we needed anything and was always greeted with "give me a minutes" or "hold on" . Last straw was had to ask the busser for more coffee and received ice cold coffee . The lady who seemed like an owner was nice took our order but was sitting eating so never came back. Couldn't tell if it was starting up or going downhill. Sad because the foods really good but the rest killed it for us to never want to go back. Even when walking by our waiter he never once said thank you.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My favorite brunch place, always 10/10 I love this place!!

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