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Beacon Bar and Grill

1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3205
+1 202-872-1126
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (68 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3205
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21 - 30 of 196 reviews

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
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I was here for drinks and small bites with friends and first and foremost - the worst service I've received anywhere in D.C. It was super bad, having to flag down a waiter and/or ask the bartender for the simplest things (like a menu for...More

2  Thank Sabrina A
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I attended a BNI business meeting in their private room with about 35 people. That about maxed out the space. The room was very quiet for our meeting. The food was very good as was service.

Thank Louis S
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The happy hour deals at Beacon are hard to beat. Good food, good drink, great prices! The bartender I had, Richard, is always a delight; he's recognized me for a few years now when I pay a visit to my friends and the city every...More

Thank PebleBeach7thGrn
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Party of 4 for Brunch. Pleasant atmosphere , attentive wait staff, quality food. Nice selection of breakfast foods and lunch. Would have like to have more fish or meat choices for lunch for the price but you are paying for the location and hotel. Enjoyed...More

Thank Ldmny
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Ate dinner here on a weeknight. The place was mostly empty. It looks like they tried to update the dining room without replacing the carpet/paneling, and it shows. Nonetheless, an acceptable dining room. Varied menu with interesting entrees. I had a a Caesar salad and...More

Thank grenille
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This place has really nice views of the city but I found the customer service (both table service and at the bar) to be very slow and rude. Food was whatever. Happy hour prices were decent. Overall I thought it was below average and I'm...More

Thank Gaby_L00
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The meals we ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner were very good. Generous food portions and good service.

Thank cherfoto
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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
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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