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Beacon Bar and Grill

) #976 of 2,595 Restaurants in Washington DC €€ - €€€ American, , International
1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3205
+1 202-872-1126
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (53 reviews)
“salads” (14 reviews)
“roast beef” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3205
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Last minute, my best friend and I decided to do brunch on a Sunday afternoon. First placed that popped in our head with The Beacon. It's been a while since we visited for brunch but decided to try it again. Weekends in DC can be...More

Thank loganh408
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With so many great options in D.C., I was a little disappointed with this one. Perhaps the dine-in side of the restaurant is where the atmosphere is. We had a lunch meeting (pre-set up by client) in what was like the diner side of the...More

Thank Alicia R
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The food was mediocre. The shrimp and grits was bland. The chicken and waffles, the chicken had good flavor but the waffle was horrible and so were the pancakes and turkey sausage. The Cesar salad was decent. The best part of the saturday brunch was...More

Thank 07Serenity16
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The food is at the low end of pricey but well made and tastes great. The staff is so considerate and does an excellent job of pleasing their guests.

Thank John C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The place was dead, the service was slow but friendly, the food was very under seasoned. The cheese fries were room temperature and there was only a clump of cheese in the center. They tasted like they had been sitting in the window for over...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We are staying at the courtyard by Marriott on embassy row, for our first visit to dc..thr Marriott was not the easiest to get to but the beacon bar and grill is super close...you can literally see it from the hotels front door...the food was...More

Thank pennybattisti
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My friend and I tried to go to the Sky Bar on the roof, but the day was too hot, so we can downstairs to the bar for happy hour. The place was practically empty, but nonetheless our server ignored us pretty much all night....More

Thank VC842
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Never tried the full menu as I arrived back during happy hour every night. Good craft beer on tap. Happy hour was your typical one. Had breakfast one morning which was just fine.

Thank brewingday
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The food is just average. They like to use a lot of salt! Great service and lovely atmosphere though. A good place to have drinks with friends or colleagues.

Thank slynn421
Reviewed 8 March 2017

nice clean spot, I believe reservations are needed not sure but suggest you do, pay to park is a better option unless you want to ride around looking for a meter, my party of 2 arrived 20 min earlier than reservation time but we were...More

Thank drebud
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3205
  • Public Transportation: Farragut North Metro--Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-872-1126
  • E-mail
Designer Walter Gagliano second visioning of BBG introduced a fresh, and romantic feel to BBG. Vermeer’s portrait of “Girl with a Pearl Earring” was the muse leading to creating the new look. “Our original goal was to bring the space to a cleaner more contemporary vibe, when we discovered the over scaled Vermeer print , originally created by Philipe Stark was on the market, our fondness for bold romanticism found expression and led our fabric and lighting choices in a different direction" stated Mr. Gagliano. Chef Steven Hunter introduces a new menu complementing the new look with his own re-interpretation of classic American comfort foods that are stimulating to the palate and eye, Chef Hunter states: “We produce our own charcuterie and fresh signature sausages from organic meats, ninety percent of our fish are sustainably raised or caught in the Chesapeake Bay area. ”We are committed to support local producers, who are dedicated to environmentally, sustainable agriculture.”
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