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minibar, Washington, D.C.

855 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
+1 202-393-0812
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cotton candy” (4 reviews)
“bon bon” (3 reviews)
“tasting menu” (9 reviews)
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855 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Last time we went to Minibar, I founf that the focus was too much on the molecular gastronomy - how much cool stuff can we do - vs the actual flavors of the food. Pleasantly surprised that the focus has shifted to concentrate a bit...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

this was our second time at minibar and we loved both experiences. the service is impeccable. the best way of describing the food and presentation is "dramatic" and "innovative" -- it's also very tasty but the best part of dining at minibar is the showmanship....More

Thank Ross L
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I can’t make it because I missed my flight. Good deal! Transfer the ticket by “tock” 357.5 USD * 80% = 286 USD!!!(with tax)

Thank 冠廷 林
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Two couples shared this experience and agreed that it was definitely memorable. It was different from most other dining experiences, including those at other Michelin two-star restaurants. It was not a time to converse with friends, but rather to watch, listen, and taste. The courses...More

Thank Laraine G
Reviewed 30 July 2017

In any 2 or 3 Michelin star restaurant, the :"experience" is: You eat well. Wine pairing should be good -and Wine lists are wine lists. The chef is around. You leave satisfied, at least. Minibar: You don't leave satisfied, you actually leave hungry. Chef? Is...More

Thank elmasgrande
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to a couple of Michelin rated restaurants in France, this was my first venture into the USA. The ambience and service was equal or better. The menu was essentially a delightful tasting of thirty appetizer's, it was incredible. Clearly more than enough...More

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

It would be impossible to describe all the courses we had. Suffice to say, this place uses molecular cooking techniques. What do we mean by this? It is a clever way of using chemistry to deliver a unique taste experience. The other important point is...More

Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is one restaurant I am so glad I paid a lot of money for. TOTALLY worth it so just go. The whole experience here was divine. When you first enter, you are first given a choice to enter two door Minibar or BarMini. We...More

Thank _karenchori
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Jose Andres has many wonderful restaurants , but Minibar is the Jewel of the Crown. It is a surprise menu, you only know what you ate, at the end of the meal. But everything is delicious, surprising and beautiful. Jose Andres presents, at its best,...More

1  Thank marujatarre
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We ate at the chef's table and felt like celebrities! The staff was friendly but busy since they were also serving those around the bar. Most of the food played tricks with your mind and expectations. Food that you would think was hard like peanuts...More

Thank Susan E
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22 October 2017|
Response from Bill R | Reviewed this property |
You should call the restaurant and ask. I suppose it depends on how long you have before the reservation date. You also could try to use eBay.
Namratha R
7 March 2016|
Response from albert0san | Reviewed this property |
I had the same question. So, barmini is more of a casual bar where you can taste some of the food creations and have a drink. Minibar is the restaurant where you can have the full dining experience. They are in the same... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-393-0812
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