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About Barley Mac

Join us on Saturday June 10th from 1:00-5:00pm for a local family-friendly community fundraiser! We've partnered with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to raise funds to make local kids wish come true! We'll be featuring wine tastings, live music, door prizes, amazing food, outdoor games, cotton candy and face painting. This event is free admission and we'll be sure to keep everyone entertained while making a difference in local wish kids' lives!

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

4.3

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Disabled Access (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed ourselves but the acoustics here make it difficult to carry a conversation. Other than that, the food is delicious and the service is fantastic!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Met for a client lunch. Server was very considerate in leaving time for us to talk. We had a table of four that eat very differently from each other and the menu provided a lot of very good options. Good food

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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·Dined on 15 January 2018

Food came out cold and they gladly redid it. Food was good once it was brought out the second time. Though personally I don’t see a reason it should have been cold as the restaurant was not busy at all. Good food but don’t know if I’d go again.

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Food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 January 2018

Their mimosa prices keep going up every time I go... I don't think I'll be coming back

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Food4
Ambience3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 January 2018

The food was quite good, I had the Kale salad, brussel sprouts and truffle mac and cheese. Our server was attentive, not overbearing. It was a very cold day and it will chilly in there. Other than that, great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 December 2017

This is my second time visiting Barley Mac. Great everytime.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
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·Dined on 28 December 2017

Good food and bourbon

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·Dined on 28 December 2017

Went for my 2 year anniversary and was surprised with a great dessert with a candle. My server was awesome!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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Food4
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Service4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 December 2017

Great food, ambiance and service, but at over $200 for a dinner for 3, not a great value.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 December 2017

We had a reservation, so we were seated right away. The waiter was very attentive and had great food and drink recommendations. We started with the Coccoli....1/2 the table didn’t really enjoy it, the other half thought it was good. The 3 meals ordered were the NY strip (great!), the filet special (awesome!), and the short ribs (amazing!). We also tried all of the 4 sides. The fries were good, all the rest were fantastic. We will visit again and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone !!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 13 December 2017

Very slow lunch service, cold expensive meal. Very disappointing.

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 December 2017

Terrific menu food was fabulous but noisy

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·Dined on 3 December 2017

Met with a few friends for brunch. This was my first time here (I do not live in the DC-Arlington area), and I loved it. I would definitely recommend, and would go again next time I'm in town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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Food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 December 2017

A very nice surprise! Barley Mac was great. The food was interesting and well executed. Service was friendly, professional and attentive. Everything we ordered was delicious.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 December 2017

Was my second time eating here and all 4 were very disappointed. Two different Cocktails terrible, calamari was very good, but the entrees were just ok. My pasta primavera was overcooked pasta and little flavor. Ribs also just ok.

Would not return for dinner with many other more options in Arlington.

To bad since my first lunch was a great experience and I was looking forward to a great dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour
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Food5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on 26 November 2017

Loved it! Food, service, décor and price were all on point. Definitely try the strawberry basil mimosa - did not disappoint!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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·Dined on 19 November 2017

I have always had a good experience here. Mimosas are a must on the weekends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food3
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Service4
Value3

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on 14 November 2017

Enjoyed the bar and service. Calamari and happy hour were good.
Skip the burger.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 November 2017

The website was not clear until when brunch is served and when dinner begins. I called ahead and the person who answered the phone told me brunch ends at 3 PM. I asked if after that time is the regular dinner menu and she said yes, so we booked a 3 PM reservation because we wanted dinner. I arrived at 3 only to learn that they only serve happy hour snacks between 3 to 4 and that dinner starts after 4. At no point, either on the site or the phone, did anyone warn that there will be no full menu for an hour in the day. This is common practice for other restaurants to advertise such fact or to even close down for an hour or two between lunch and dinner. The website simply says they are open 1030 to 2 am on weekends, and their menus do not mention the times available. We waited until 4 to order and the food was delicious, but the unexpected wait soured the experience.

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Prices have gone up a lot since this place opened, I gotta say not my favorite place anymore

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Service was good. In fact, too quick. We were still eating our appetizers when our pizzas came out. Almost felt rushed. But, the food and drink was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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Food5
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·Dined on 7 November 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and the food was excellent. Service was very good considering the restaurant was quite crowded. Difficult to have a conversation with fellow diners at the table because the noise level was extremely loud. Between the high ceilings, concrete floor and open kitchen, I'm not sure that there is much that they can do to alleviate the noise issues.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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Food5
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on 2 November 2017

What a gem! The setting is modern, staff are friendly and very helpful and the lunch noise level was low (several empty inside tables). I requested a change in preparation of one of the dishes and not only was it acceptable to the server but she made helpful suggestions for additions. The pappardelle with lobster and peas was absolutely delicious. A return is obligatory!

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 October 2017

Great martini's and the good was good too. Service was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food2
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Service2
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·Dined on 23 October 2017

Our sever was nice but service was horribly slow from drinks to food. Food quality was not great, worse ever soggy Ceasar salad with cold crab cakes. They have some work to do, also very loud restaurant. We will not be back, sorry just being honest.

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Food5
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·Dined on 22 October 2017

I made a reservation in advance but it may not be necessary. The food was delicious but the drinks were just ok. The service was fine except that the waiter disappeared after we were served and we had to flag down the hostess to get our check. If I were in DC again, I would consider going back. It had a nice vibe and we enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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Food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Great ambience. Food Wass a little bland.

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·Dined on 20 October 2017

Our service was amazing, and drinks, appetizers, and dessert were all very good. Entrees however were a bit disappointing- 2 of us ordered the Special (Squid Ink Pasta) and both wished we had gone in a different direction. The scallops were a bit "mushy" and it almost seemed like the pasta itself had been made in bulk and sat in a big pot all day just waiting to be ordered. Like I said, apps and service were awesome, but I was bummed over the entree. The atmosphere outside is great too but I think an extra light or two wouldn't hurt!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour
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Food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 October 2017

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 15 October 2017

Wait staff was very attentive but not hovering. Food was well prepared with great presentation.

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great Beer
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Food5
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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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Food5
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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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Food5
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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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Food4
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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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Food5
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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 25 September 2017

Love this spot, both the bar and outdoor dining are fun. Never eaten inside, but the menu is great (on the patio.) Great night-life spot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fun
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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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 (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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