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Scion Restaurant

659 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual (7)
  • Good for Groups (6)
  • Comfort Food (5)
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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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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.
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 659 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mo1047 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

vipFineDiner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

MorehouseMan (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipMota (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 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.

MonteB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.

ginger (Washington DC)
2.0  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

vipebw123422 (Pittsburgh)
5.0  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.

vipJF3states (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

vipMark (Washington DC)
1.0  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.

vipjerry (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

vipjerry (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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