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Barley Mac, Arlington, VA

Barley Mac

4.2
4.2
798 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Barley Mac is an American tavern fare restaurant using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and with an extensive bourbon selection and fresh handcrafted cocktails. We're also known for our Saturday and Sunday brunch. Best of Arlington voted Barley Mac as a top vote getter for best brunch in Arlington. You'll be sure to find our 3 egg omelettes, 4 different styles of eggs benedict's and our homemade mimosa flavors!

Don't forget about our Happy Hour Monday to Saturday from 4-7pm! Call and ask us for our daily specials. All happy hour and event inquiries can contact macnacgroupevents@gmail.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 10:30 am–12:00 am Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (571) 800-3070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Magnanelli

  • Catering

    Any nearby offices holding large catering events can inquire about catering by calling the restaurant. We also offer delivery services with a partnership with Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates.

  • Private party contact

    Fernando Villalobos: (571) 800-3070

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    N Pierce and Quinn

  • Parking details

    Off street first come first serve metered parking. We also have a garage underneath the restaurant. Roughly $5 to $9 for parking. The entrance is off North Pierce street.

  • Public transit

    Within walking distance from the Rosslyn Metro Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 798 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The lobster bisque was only lukewarm but everything else was fine.
  2. TW

    TroutWrangler

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites spots whether it's lunch or dinner. Excellent cocktails.
  3. l

    leah

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barley Mac does not disappoint! We always know we will get great service and delicious food. Highly recommend!
  4. AL

    AnnL

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is delicious and there is something to appeal to everyone on the menu. Salads are crisp, dressing good, and protein (if desired) cooked as requested. Juicy and tasty burgers, piping hot fries. Regular and sweet potato. I had my first pizza earlier in the week. Just the right amount of meat and a nice, perfectly baked crust. Our waiter was amazing. Wish I had gotten his name. Attentive but not intrusive. Manager checked on us once. Our ‘go to’ place when we meet our son for lunch.
  5. TJ

    TracyJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ambience was great. Waiter was very attentive and food was delicious
  6. BT

    BrendaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience2
    Great service and delicious food. Ate outside and there was loud club music playing the entire time, which didn’t match the ambience / vibe for the restaurant or, more generally, the time of day (it was a Tuesday at lunchtime).
  7. DC

    DenarshaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Went on a Sunday for brunch and the food was served cold and burnt.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    It may have been a busy night but the service was horrible and SO slow. We waiting over 30 minutes for a drink. Had to track anyone down to take our order. Our meals were cold, one person never even got her food. After waiting 20 minutes to find someone to ask she walked back to the kitchen area and asked to cancel all together. I would not recommend this place.
  9. MW

    MaeWallace

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great city vibe without the cost or traditional city expenses! Great Brunch spot!
  10. TT

    TerrT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for lunch. Good service & food. Only mishap was everything was served at once so Max n cheese was cold.. Understood it was part of Dc restaurant week but nothing seemed to promote it.. No particular menu and server didn’t mention it.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The kids loved the pizza! Not too many other options for kids though!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Bad food. Ok service.
  13. RA

    RetiredAndLovingIt

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Stevie, our server was helpful and a hoot!
  14. AE

    AndyE

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had 3 drinks (combined) and the tuna tartare. The service was top notch. We will return!
  15. MO

    MatthewO

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food was bland. Service was very slow. Probably waited 20 minutes minutes to place our drink order. Nice server, but she was overwhelmed. Left us sitting. Had to ask for a check by standing up. We had finished eating for half hour and she was busy taking other orders. She just needed help.
  16. C

    Catlover

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Excellent happy hour drinks. Can't be beaten. I usually love the grilled Octopus dish - and this time the actual octopus didn't disappoint - but potatoes were undercooked and cold - so rest of dish not so great.
  17. LC

    LeonardoC

    Washington DC

    133 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Unfortunately, while the service was fantastic, I believe that the quality of food has diminished.
  18. TB

    TB474

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Excellent hospitality and service! The food was tasty and the brunch drinks were AMAZING! I am looking forward to my next visit!
  19. ED

    ErinD

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic as was service! Will definitely go back!
  20. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Bartender was great, food was terrible. Young man who was the host was also very nice.
  21. BB

    BlueBadger4

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a first date. My server was very friendly and the service was excellent. The food was also very good, I will go back here for sure.
  22. CM

    ClaireM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was terrible. Usually I’m patient, but it took like 20 min to get a waiter, and it wasn’t even busy there.
  23. AL

    AnnL

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Delicious food! Very fresh salads and there is a meatball sub my husband cannot resist. Favorite spot to meet our son for lunch.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We went for a birthday, which happened to be on Father’s Day. We were pleased to find a place with tables available, but the service was lackluster. Our French toast was served to us cold. However, our other food was delicious even when the service was slow. I would come back, but not for another special occasion.
  25. VR

    VaReviewer

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The noise outside was a challenge for my father. But otherwise, excellent service and food. Wil definitely be back!
  26. K

    Katy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation at HB
  27. RJ

    RachelJ

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The brunch food was fantastic! I will definitely return again.
  28. AL

    AnnL

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. My husband had a meatball sub and said it was outstanding! One of the best he has had---The greens on both salads were crispy and fresh, and my salmon, cooked as requested, with just the right amount of dressing. It's the perfect place to enjoy a yummy lunch. Our waiter was very accommodating and efficient. Thanks for a 5-star experience. Ann Leonard
  29. B

    Blondie

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food excellent!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    My mom’s filet of steak was not a Filet!!!! The owner had to come over to my Mom ! We were on vacation, visiting my My Granddaughter, and my Mom’s First Great Granddaughter!!! The Owner was Rude!!! I will Never Ever go To BarleyMac!!!!The old the old servers and owner treated like Family!!! The Owner Stood over my Mom !!! She’s 83 years old!!! It was Rude!! She ordered it rare , and Was Over done!!!!
  31. UD

    UrsulaD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was cold when served. I went for the brunch and the menu dis not have many options (as advertised). Food was bad quality, and overall very disappointed with the experience.
  32. MA

    MakiofArlingtan

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately, I wish I could write a good review about Barley Mac, but I simply cannot. It’s been a neighborhood favorite for me and my family, and frankly I was deeply disappointed in the quality of the food that was served. Let me start with the positives. The ambiance, service staff, and the overall cleanliness of the restaurant is good and nothing can be taken away from that. The big however here is the food, the main reason anyone goes to a restaurant. I am not sure if the chef, ingredients, or both have changes, but the quality has suffered tremendously. There was nothing appetizing about the steak and frites that we ordered. The steak was tough, not properly cooked and filled with ligaments and fat. The frites were noticeably different than the last time we ate at this restaurant,m and very under seasoned and burned. The salad was the only saving grace and that says a lot. I am almost sure they are cutting costs to make a bigger profit (this dish at $29 is shameful), and that is a big disappointment. We loved this place, both for happy hour and dinner, but this will be the last time we eat here in a long time or ever. I hope they get their act together, because there is increased competition nearby who are not skimping on quality.
  33. KM

    KateM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Barley Mac brunch, with the exception of the donut ball appetizer, was disappointing. The traditional eggs benedict needed more substantial ham. The huevos rancheros were uninspired. The blueberry bourbon french toast was flavorful, but needed a substantial bread (think challah, not plain sliced white bread) to keep the dish from being mush. The french dip eggs benedict lacked the french dip part and was only well done roast beef. We understand that restaurants are having a hard time finding servers, but we would have ordered a second round of drinks/coffee, if only a server or anyone on staff had stopped by to see how we were doing. We had to track down our server to get the check. For a $115 brunch for four, we were disappointed.
  34. MB

    MenuBlues

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Their menu has unfortunately changed. They used to have an amazing T-bone steak and a Humboldt Fog Cheese Salad to die for. Their octopus is still great, but everything else was very disappointing. I could barely eat half my salmon. The prices are and always have been high…. Going out to spend a pretty penny, the food should reflect that.
  35. LP

    LeslieP

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Felt rushed for Saturday brunch. Food was excellent. Service was fair.
  36. CL

    CubaLibreDozo

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Took our entire Tech Crew here to celebrate the promotion of one of our Team members. I ordered all the food and charged it to the company as a morale booster. We had a large party but they were able to get us tables pushed together with our reservation request. The three types of chicken wings were all great. We had three types of pizzas - margarita, mushroom, and meat lovers, and they were all outstanding. Had the roast chicken egg rolls, prosciutto, mozzarella, and coccoli, and they were all devoured. Decent Old Fashioned cocktails. Good beer selection. Definitely above average for tavern food. Service was a little slow and forgetful, but we weren't in a hurry so it didn't really matter.
  37. CC

    CherryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Reasonable price with good quality food. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to visitors around the area.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  40. CP

    CatieP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in on a Saturday for brunch an it did not disappoint. Got the mushroom pizza and it was delicious. Im from ny an super picky about pizza but this was so good!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Barley Mac does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Barley Mac also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 800-3070.

Barley Mac is rated 4.2 stars by 798 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Barley Mac

1600 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Pierce and Quinn

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 10:30 am–12:00 am Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Off street first come first serve metered parking. We also have a garage underneath the restaurant. Roughly $5 to $9 for parking. The entrance is off North Pierce street.

  • Public transit

    Within walking distance from the Rosslyn Metro Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Magnanelli

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (571) 800-3070

  • Catering

    Any nearby offices holding large catering events can inquire about catering by calling the restaurant. We also offer delivery services with a partnership with Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates.

  • Private party contact

    Fernando Villalobos: (571) 800-3070

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