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“Noisy for drinks, a bit too "hopping"”

Beacon Bar and Grill
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Ranked #917 of 3,228 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: 17th
Transit: Farragut North Metro--Red Line.
Description: 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.”
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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221 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Noisy for drinks, a bit too "hopping"”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Great venue, nice space with lots of glass to watch the street in the 17th Street neighborhood.

For drinks after work the wines were on the pricy side and the servers didn't seem too interested when it was clear we weren't having food. A shame, given how popular it could be.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
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English first
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not So Great”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Food not that good and neither was the service. Staff was arguing in the kitchen. Wish I had skipped breakfast to be honest eggs were runny.

Visited February 2013
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Very good food. The place is fun on Sunday. The staff are wonderful. It is a great place to be for brunch. I recommend this place for a nice end to a party trip in DC.

Visited January 2013
Thank JSan261
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144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Pricey, but average”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We ate dinner here while staying in the hotel. Service was attentive (we were the only ones there) and food was good....not memorable, but good. We did have a mexican white cheese dip for an appetizer which I would recommend. Otherwise, our bill was about double of what we usually pay, but food wasn't anything special.

  • Visited November 2012
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good vibrant bar”
Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

A hidden Gem near the DuPont Circle, great staff and awesome brews. Sunday Brunch is awesome and happy hour is between 4 and 7 pm

Thank Howie13
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