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About Barley Mac

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Barley Mac is an American tavern fare restaurant using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and with an extensive bourbon selection and fresh handcrafted cocktails.

1600 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am

Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00am

Cross street:
N Pierce and Quinn

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(571) 800-3070

Website:
http://www.barleymacva.com/

Catering:
Any nearby offices holding large catering events can inquire about catering by calling the restaurant. We will soon offer delivery services with a partnership with Grubhub. All information will be soon posted to Barley Mac or Grubhub website.

Public Transport:
Within walking distance from the Rosslyn Metro Station

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Barley Mac Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (9)
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Business Meals (8)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Brunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Special Occasions (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (3)
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Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and drinks! Our server was helpful since it was our first time dinning there. Highly recommend the calamari appetizer and the burger!! Chocolate gnocchi dessert was so good!!

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·Dined on 12 October 2017

Came to town to visit for the weekend from New York. Found this restaurant on Yelp and made a reservation because it had a lot of good reviews. It was definitely not a let down. All the food was absolutely delicious. I had the lobster paperdelle ala carbonara (the lobster was slightly over cooked but tasted delicious anyway) and my grandmother had the salmon. She said it was light and delicious but a good sized portion. The dessert was great. She had chocolate gelato which was incredible and I had the lemon meringue taste which was delicious. Great service as well. Will absolutely recommend to people if they come to the DC area. A little bit on the expensive side but a great meal nonetheless.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 October 2017

Excellent drinks and a great selection of whiskey. The food is very good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

A really good neighborhood restaurant! Creative cuisine and good value.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Food is always great here and so are the drinks. This particular time I went we sat outdoors. It got dark quickly and we couldn't see the menus. I wish there were more lights around to see across the table. At one point I took out my phone and used it as a flash light. When my food came, I couldn't see what I was stabbing with my fork. This has happened before at the bar-side indoors. I recommend a booth if you want to see. The server wasn't around when we needed him and he walked away when we were ready to order. I would go back again for the food and drinks. Noise level outside is usually lower than inside.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Pleasantly surprised by Barley Mac. Had walked by many times while running errands, finally got a chance to have lunch and brought my office with me. Service was spot-on, thoughtful and perfect. Food was just as ordered and quite delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed a great fall day. Couldn't have been much better.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 October 2017

Drinks were excellent. Bar tender was a pro. Meal was a B+. S'mores dessert was inedible. But server did not charge us for it.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 September 2017

We had a great time, valuable options for mimosas. I tried like 3, gnocchi fantastic, service very nice also.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 24 September 2017

I've walked by a thousand times but never would have guessed it was such a good spot for brunch. My girlfriends and I loved it!The outdoor seating is PERFECT, and the menu has a really nice range.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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Food3
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 (New England)·Dined on 23 September 2017

We ate at Barley Mac while in DC for the weekend. It was a perfect place for an early dinner after a day of sightseeing and walking around the city. The outside seating was very pleasant and the waiter was very friendly and attentive. We would definitely go back when we are in the city again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 September 2017

Went to Barley Mac for lunch (my first visit) and was very pleased with the menu! The lunch entree I got was delicious and it was the perfect portion size. Would recommend to anyone!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 September 2017

Very nice sat immediately

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 September 2017

This was our second time dining at Barley Mac and both times were amazing. The Inside Job cocktail is one of the best I've ever had, definitely worth the visit, and we would come back again and again just for their appetizers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 September 2017

Service was excellent, great pizza, scotch, desserts, Brussel sprouts - definitely will go back!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Fun, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Casual, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 15 September 2017

What a great place! Food, service all top notch!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Had a great and creative meal. Probably the best Boulevardier (smoked) I've ever had! I highly recommend this great spot for foodies.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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Food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Great atmosphere and friendly servers but slow service. We were there over five minutes before anyone came by and it took probably ten minutes or more to get our drinks. Our server was great once he came by. The food ranged from average to excellent. Crab cakes which could have been excellent fell far short with bits of shell in the mix. I had heard mixed reviews on the service before going but only rave reviews on the food. It's up in the air if I would go back again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Great staff and awesome food. Not a super romantic place, but great for all occasions. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Barley Mac has become one of my after work hang out place. It's a great place for HH and the lunch menu is superb. The dinner menu is amazing and tasty. If you are into whiskey, they have a pretty decent selection. Highly recommended for any occasion :)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 September 2017

A bit loud for first date, but good food - not wonderful but good value. Nice ambience, not one of those embarrassingly quiet places. Depends on what you want.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 September 2017

I am really sorry to say that my recent meal at Barley Mac was pretty disappointing. I had a crab cake sandwich which was extremely over-priced for what it was $19 - it was really ordinary - didn't taste fresh and lots of filler and I certainly won't have that again. The $3 mimosas for brunch are very good value. I so want to like this place as it's one of my local restaurants - and I have had a good meal there in the past - but not this last time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 September 2017

The food was good. However there was a massive sized bone chunk in my husband's goat tacos. Big enough that he could have seriously choked. They didn't make us pay for that entree and gave us a free dessert. However, I'm cautious about the food there now. Went there once before and had no issues and my flank steak was delicious.

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Food5
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 (Richmond)·Dined on 28 August 2017

I struggle with loud restaurants. The outdoor dining gave my group the low noise level we needed to have a conversation. The food was great as well as the service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Street front setting, simple menu and food was good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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Food2
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Sunday brunch visit. First time.

Parking on street is free & plentiful. I made res on Open Table - - restaurant ready & waiting no worries. Friendly, professional staff seated us outside as requested on a fine early autumn late morning.

Table cockeyed, wobbling all over the place. This is a basic that restaurants just don't seem to understand. Get it right, eh? Who wants to eat at a table that is bobbing & weaving like Conor McGregor?!?

Service: decent. Had to ask for salt & pepper. More on that in a bit.

Food arrived rapidly. Chicken wing app, followed by pancakes, hash browns, short rib hash. Coffee & blackberry mimosa for drinks along with water.

The food is bland. It's just .... bland. Like the stuff you're fed on a cruise ship. The wings....lacked taste even with the dressing. Bleu cheese & ranch toppings came along with the wings...didn't help. We didn't bother finishing eating them. Put some Frank's Hot Sauce on these things, that would be a big improvement.

Stoked to dig into the short rib hash. Totally disappointed. Bland. As in nearly tasteless. What does this say about the palate of whomever concocted this yah-yah? Asked for salt & pepper for the first time in years just to try to season this stuff up. To no avail. Didn't bother finishing this caloric mess.

Pancakes served without butter, had to ask for the butter.

$48.95 for a brunch / brekky that, honestly, isn't worth putting on plates. You could cook tastier stuff in your over-priced rental in Clarendon. Or just go to Edith's Diner on Columbia Pike - - at least there you know you'll receive the cholesterol you crave at a price that satisfies.

I wouldn't return here for this cruise ship food if you paid the way. Seriously. I wouldn't.

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 August 2017

If you are into specialty whiskeys, this is your spot! And if you're not, the extensive wine & cocktail list will have something special for you. The food is amazing, fresh ingredients and well prepared. The service is wonderful. The noise level is quite high, but the high-backed cushioned seating in the booths of the dining area do help make it possible to hear what your dinner partner is saying. This was my second visit, and I will return. Highly recommended.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 August 2017

I've been here a few times now, and not once has it ever disappointed! From the outdoor seating, to the extensive whiskey list, to the cocktails, as well as the food menu - everything is amazing! I came here with four of my girlfriends, most of which had never been, and they were all equally as impressed. The slight con to it is the service. There's been some hiccups in getting orders right but really, it's not a big deal, as they are quick to correct it. Thanks to Scott and the team for creating such a perfect concept!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 August 2017

Wings and calamari were delicious! Service was great very attentive.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on 13 August 2017

Great food! Well worth the price. Our waiter was not very attentive and took a while to get us multiple items. We would still go back for the food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 August 2017

It was just ok. Nothing stood out as exceptional.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 August 2017

This place was awesome. I wish they had a little bit more gluten-free options. In addition, it was very loud inside - probably because the place was packed.

The food was delicious and I have already recommended it to a bunch of people.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

We were there for lunch, but food and atmosphere were great.

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·Dined on 9 August 2017

great food. Disappointed they sat us in the bar. it was loud and chairs were really uncomfortable for a pregnant woman.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 August 2017

Overall was a good experience, but the food...the server was really excited to provide recommendations and said how incredible things were but the food was pretty bland. Lobster pappardelle had meat from two claws and a few additional sprinkles of meat but was "market priced" which was silly. Wagyu beef meatballs seemed oddly processed or like they came out of the freezer. That said, the wedge salad was really good and well thought out. Had breaded crispy scallions as garnish which were delicious and I plan to try to recreate at home. Drinks were also very good. Unfortunately, we won't be returning for a meal.

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·Dined on 3 August 2017

Went there for a co-workers going away luncheon. Not too far to walk from our job, food was great, service excellent, clean restaurant and restrooms.
I'll come back and definitely for happy hour.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 25 July 2017

We had and excellent time dining at Barley Mac. Everything was perfect except the noise from my the construction across the street. I will certainly visit again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 July 2017

I was disappointed by my reservation here as the salmon lacked taste. The service was ok and I have had better meals here. Not sure if this was an off night but may try it again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on 18 July 2017

Food was an astounding fabulous. Service was great only complaint is waitress constant checking in and interrupting our conversation. This is a fine line as you don't want to wait nor felled rushed. Verbal ques can go along way.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 July 2017

Food and service were both incredible. Never had a bad meal here. Definitely try the coccoli!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Great ! Everything

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