About Scion Restaurant

Scion Restaurant is located 2 blocks from the Dupont Circle red line stop. Scion has been recognized for our great craft beer selection and delicious contemporary American cuisine with subtle Asian influences. Whether you're at Scion for the first time or as a neighborhood regular, you'll enjoy Scion's always welcoming atmosphere, great service, and fantastic food and drink menus. Scion's menu features a large selection of mouthwatering appetizers, delectable entrees, as well as an eclectic variety of craft beers and wine. Great happy hour specials can be enjoyed Monday through Friday and our popular brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday. The menu changes seasonally and all current food and drink menus are available online. Enjoy a great meal on Scion's sidewalk patio, atrium, or modern dining room. Private party rooms are available as well. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/scionrestaurant

2100 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm

Cross street:
Corner of 21st and P St

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 833-8899

Website:
http://www.scionrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Metered street parking is available on all of the surrounding streets.

Public Transport:
Scion Restaurant is 2 blocks west of Dupont Circle Metro. Several bus stops are located nearby.

Executive Chef:
Adil Erturk

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Scion Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.1

Service

4.0

Ambience

3.9

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (6)
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Quiet Conversation (5)
Fun (4)
Cosy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Lunch (3)
Special Occasions (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Child Friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 October 2017

The Scion was a perfect spot to reconnect with long time friends over good food and a cozy, intimate settIng for conversation. The food was delicious, creative and perfectly portioned. Waitstaff were attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 4 October 2017

Wanted outdoor seating without the wait. The service was slow and inconsistant. The food quality was marginal at best. The location and sidewalk dining was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 1 October 2017

Food was great and you cannot beat the bottomless Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's for $15.00.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on 28 September 2017

I've dined at Scion four times in the past few years. I would definitely dine there more often except that I live 50 miles outside of DC. As such, the mere fact that I go back may be taken as earnest that it deserves return patronage.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food4
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Good comfort food and a nice patio. Was disappointed that their menu as shown on Open Table was not up to date.

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 (London)·Dined on 21 September 2017

Ok but nothing special. Overcooked and greasy food . Dirty table cloths and pretty grumpy wait staff but good location

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Food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 September 2017

I'm not sure why there wasn't a manager on shift or any other wait staff except for one man and a busser whom they both didn't have any experience closing. This young man made a decision to close early and made for a very awkward dining experience. The food was decent but I won't be returning if there isn't good management. I'm disappointed and feel sorry for the individuals who were working under such bizarre circumstances.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 26 August 2017

The food was delicious. It was only a short walk from my hotel and definitely better than some of the other restaurants near by

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Food4
Ambience5
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

Waitress was great! She even came after us outside to return our headphones that we forgot at our table!! Food was yummy too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 August 2017

Salmon was severely overcooked. My wasabi caesar was for the very first time terrible.

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·Dined on 6 August 2017

Food and service was excellent! Very casual place and staff were super friendly and attentive. Drinks were also delish. Definatley will return again and highly recommended.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 August 2017

Food could be much better!

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·Dined on 23 July 2017

bottomless brunch was good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 16 July 2017

We came to Scion to partake in their bottomless brunch option and we were not disappointed. We were a little late to our reservation, but the hostess happily kept a table open for us. The food came out very quickly (before we could even finish our first drinks). We were served by two waitresses, so we were always able to refill our bottomless drink option, which was very much appreciated. The Bloody Mary's were not very strong; however, the Poinsettia option seemed to be a better bang for your buck. The Poinsettia comes in a small carafe, while the Bloody Mary needs to be refilled at the bar each time. I personally ordered the New Orleans Benedict, while my friends both ordered the Healthy Start. We were all satisfied with our meals. The fruit bar was also a nice additional treat. We hung around for an extended period of time after finishing our food without any trouble from the staff - and they continued to refill our drinks, which we obviously loved! Overall, it was good value for our money, but nothing extraordinary. It was a quiet brunch, where we could catch up without excessive noise from other customers or loud party brunch music. I would definitely recommend Scion for a casual, budget friendly brunch.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Great Food! The inside is a bit of a bust with paint chips on walls and not the best looking decor. However, the food was amazing! Would go back but might prefer a outside table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 June 2017

Best omelette I have ever had - yes, that's right. Absolutely phenomenal food and ambiance. Went for brunch on Sunday with my boyfriend, he got steak and eggs (and loved it) and I ordered a build-your-own omelette with crab meat, feta, spinach, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Not to mention, the self-serve fruit bar (complimentary) is delicious! Wonderful staff, we will definitely be back--- highly recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 22 June 2017

Needs much better service, and updating. Just average ok food. Much better restaurants

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Father's Day

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Had reservations but couldn't sit outside due to larger organization holding space. Organization wasn't due to arrive until 2 hours later yet still couldn't sit on patio.

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Food1
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 June 2017

My experience at Scion was disappointing. It took me 30 minutes just to get a water... a water... and then another 30 minutes to get a mimosa, and it was warm. Also, it was entirely OJ. Just overall disappointing and not worth my money or time. I would get a refund if I could.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Had reservation at 1:45... didn't get seated until 2:30. Did bottomless brunch and our food came out before our first drinks... the bottomless fruit bar was not refilled and skimpy and not that appetizing. This restaurant was way underprepared; it was embarrassing and frustrating.

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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Reservation worked awesome. Seated right away while walk ups waited. Food fantastic and can't beat bottomless mimosa's. Waiter great but a few times he went missing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 28 May 2017

Scion is probably the best bottomless brunch in town. Love it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 29 April 2017

This was an excellent choice, we had the salmon, potatoes, asparagus and the crabcake sandwich with a side salad. The food was perfectly cooked and delicious. We sat outside on the covered patio which was perfect. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
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 (New England)·Dined on 29 April 2017

Went around 6pm on Saturday for a bachelorette dinner pre going out. Food was very good. Waiter was horrible like by far the worse I've ever had. Explained the only restaurant without reservations nearby or sold out. Had to flag him down as he never asked if we needed anything and was always greeted with "give me a minutes" or "hold on" . Last straw was had to ask the busser for more coffee and received ice cold coffee . The lady who seemed like an owner was nice took our order but was sitting eating so never came back. Couldn't tell if it was starting up or going downhill. Sad because the foods really good but the rest killed it for us to never want to go back. Even when walking by our waiter he never once said thank you.

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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 29 April 2017

My favorite brunch place, always 10/10 I love this place!!

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Food1
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on 28 April 2017

We walked into the restaurant, and the smell, I think of burning oil, was so strong, we immediately turned around and left. The restaurant atmosphere was non existent. It appeared to be a fast food restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 24 April 2017

Highly recommended. Shared plates were superb. Entrees were superb. Beer menu is excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 21 April 2017

This was one of the worst customer service experiences I've ever had at a restaurant. We were seated and then waited 15-20 minutes for a waiter to come by for our drink order. We ordered an appetizer which was terribly overpriced ($9 for a fairly tasteless "bruschetta" of three tiny pieces of bread with some ricotta cheese) which also took an incredible amount of time to come out. The meal was unimpressive and we needed to leave to catch a show. The waitstaff seemed to be studiously avoiding eye contact as they ran back into the main house (we were seated outside) and eventually I was able to ask for the check. The server drops it off and runs before I can hand him my credit card. Repeat trying to catch any waitstaffs' eye for 15 minutes to take my card, and eventually walk it up to the host's table assuming someone will see me if they think I'm a potential new customer. It works, and I tell the host (who is also a server) that we really have to get going or we'll be late, and I just want to pay my bill. He nods and goes to tell the bartender who proceeds to take make and carry out a drink order first (at least acknowledges me to say he'll get my bill in a sec) then head back to the bar and do god know's what. He comes back up to the host table and asks me if I need a table for 1 (!!!). I tell him, no, like I told him, I've been standing here holding my check and card trying to leave. All in all, it took 30 minutes from the time we were handed the check until we could leave.

I've worked in the food service industry before, and know that things can happen to cause delays, but this was a supposedly reputable establishment that was not even remotely hopping (maybe 3 tables per server). I have no idea how it was rated as highly as it was on Yelp.

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Food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Been here before, always happy to come back. Our waitress Morgan was phenomenal and the crab avocado Reuben I got was a 10. Love scion!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Great Beer, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 12 April 2017

Very pet friendly!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 April 2017

Understaffed! Switched waiters twice and neither one of them could bring me a beer before 1:20 into service. I got my meal, also 1:15 into service and no clue that I never received a beer, I even had to refill my own water glass. Mentioned to the "manager" that there was a problem with our service and she assured me there was not. It did not improve until I addressed the waiter directly to make us a priority.

It's one thing to have a problem and try to work through it, I would not write a bad review for that. It's another thing to not address that you have a problem and ignore the customer when they tell you they are not happy. For that, you deserve for others to know you cannot handle a difficult situation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 8 April 2017

The bottomless mimosas were amazing!🙌

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 April 2017

Our waiter really didn't know what he was doing. And I'm annoyed that they didn't indicate to Open Table that we kept our reservation!

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Food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 April 2017

My wife and I were looking for a good brunch place... and this is! We had typical brunch fare (make-your-own-omelet) with the fresh fruit bar included.
wait staff were attentive, even though it was a busy Sunday.
Loved the Poinsettias (Champagne and Cranberry Juice)!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 March 2017

Horrible brunch here. Mimosas tasted off and were returned. Bacon was over cooked and tasted like it had been cooked a week ago. Potatos were overdone and were closer to chips than breakfast potatos. No digit offered with coffee. Bad.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on 24 March 2017

Dropped in for dinner and was pleasantly surprised. I had the pork chop and it was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 March 2017

Nice place, only real issue was that there was only one server for the entire restaurant... poor girl was running ragged with a party of 12, a group of 6, three 4 tops and 3 or 4 Couples.... besides understandably slow service... generally a good lunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 March 2017

This was my second time here, and it was just as good the second time. Good is excellent, prices are great, and service is wonderful. Highly recommend.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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Food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 March 2017

I was irritated enough at first that I wanted to write a review, but this place was so bad it's not even worth my time.

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