Barrel & Bushel

4.3
637 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
We want our neighbors and guests visiting us in Northern Virginia to experience our region’s growing craft food and beverage industry. Purchasing local and creating handcrafted elements wherever possible, Barrel & Bushel embraces the philosophy of serving handmade, handcrafted, and hand-harvested food through a menu of regionally-inspired American food. Our food is complemented by our barrel-forward drink selections, completed by 22 local and regional craft beers on tap, more than 30 bourbons, and a wide assortment of unique wines and handcrafted cocktails that will satisfy any palate.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff, led by Chef Dan Dienemann and General Manager Amy Giles, are beer enthusiasts, wine lovers, spirit specialists and food fanatics. Stop by for a great time and meet Chef Dan, Anthony and the team. Barrel & Bushel is located in the heart of Tysons Corner’s business district on the Tysons Corner Center Plaza. Barrel & Bushel is open for business.
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Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A surprise. We weren’t expecting much from a restaurant at the mall but to our delight, the menu was interesting and the food was well prepared. Bravo!

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ML
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised - I had been once before for a lunch and thought it was mediocre. This meal, however, was a wonderful experience. It was fun to try a few appetizers through their Happy Hour menu, available even on a Sunday.

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S
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Love the atmosphere, food was good, but service was horrible. Won't be going back.

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MC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fun vibe, great food. A bit loud for intimate conversation, but great for a ladies night or gathering with friends.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our server!!

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NC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great service. Just a little too noisy for catching up with an old friend.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was great! Service was a bit slow.

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i
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food is great! Service is awesome. The crab and cheese soup is delicious. Everything we ordered is really good! From apps to main dishes.

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TP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Friday Night full bar scene. Very loud for conservation. Service was really really good. Food was a bit pricey but for no wait it was worth it.

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SF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great and the environment was electric.

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AL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Got the mac and cheese and it was not outstanding, but probably the best deal because it was less than $10 and a decent portion. Overall this place is just overpriced, but I suppose what else should I expect from tysons, and especially in such a nice location. I would return for another happy hour, but never for a meal.

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LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We've been here a few times and the food is always tasty and delcious. Our waiter was attentive (maybe a little too attentive, he came back more than three times to ask how we were while we were eating, but better than not checking in at all) and kind. I wish he would've written down our order as he had to come back and ask how my partner wanted his steak. It was kind of like all three of us had dinner.

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JF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I like the restaurant. The food is good no real complaints. It is just not a place I would think to go back to off the top. Although I would definitely revisit Barrel & Bushel just maybe next time no kids.

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e
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

I'm a vegetarian, and though the menu did not have many options for vegetarians I was excited to try it because it had a few interesting sandwiches. I got the tomato and burrata which seemed unique, but unfortunately fell flat. Burrata is a very bland cheese to not be cut with an interesting sauce or crunch, but the chef used cold pistou oil sauce which soaked through all the bread and just made everything even more oily and flavorless. It was a clear example of a non-vegetarian thinking they understand what non-meat eaters want but having no clue. Not sure if s/he even tried the sandwich, they would have known it was hard to eat (also too many sprouts). This menu needs more and more thoughtful vegetarian options. Husband enjoyed his burger just fine. Service was attentive. Would recommend to non-vegetarians only until they fix the menu.

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g
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The food was really not upto the mark with the other restaurants in the area.

All four of us left more than half of the food on the plate and left.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Best Easter dining experience! Kids went home with a beautiful chocolate egg. Great value for the quality of food and service.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Was a little disappointed with the buffet. I thought for Easter Sunday there would have been a little more variety of hot food versus the continental stuff. I can see for M-Sat but not Easter Sunday. So me and my daughter ordered from the regular menu. Appeared to be a better value.

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NA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great experience. We were seated immediately up9m arrival. Our server was attentive and service was prompt. We were ordered the meatless meatballs as an appetizer. They were great but very filling. Glad I only ordered the soup for a meal. My husband had a Bowl which he said was good but somewhat bland. The restaurant is noisy so you do have to talk loud, but the food, service, and location all made it worth it.

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CJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This is great place for a quite brunch! Look forward to going back soon.

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LS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Highly recommend Barrel & Bushel for a weekend brunch place. The food was very good and the service was great!

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KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Service sucks

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B
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very nice venue for an upscale brunch, if you feel like a bit of a splurge - it is the restaurant of the Hyatt Regency at Tyson's so expect hotel restaurant prices. The food was excellent, buffet fairly minimal, but eggs prepared very well. Very nice locale, with big windows overlooking the plaza on top of Tyson's. It was a very convenient location to start a morning of shopping at Tyson's. Parking Garage E is a very short walk.

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MA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quality food along with great drink selection. Service in past has been spotty, but this time was great and attentive. Great happy hour specials, but also louder than usual during that time.

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a
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always have a great experience at Barrel & Bushel. The customer service is fantastic and their food never disappoints. The atmosphere is fun. Especially on a beautiful day or night!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time going for dinner, had gone for brunch several times. Really enjoyed the scallops and cod. Nice and relaxed time with family.

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VD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The host that was outside was not very nice and helpful, came off very rude when was asking about the reservation I had made. Basically cut me off and said "we don't make reservations for the outside." And continued to help the waiter that came up to ask her a question. I had to ask her where I need to go to find out about my reservation. The host inside was very nice and seated me right away. The waitress took very long when it came to taking our orders, asking for the check and even returning our check. She seemed too busy and focused cleaning the empty tables around us and in between cleaning them barley checked up on us and after 10-15 mins of when she gave us our check I had to flag her down to get her attention for her to check us out so we could finally make it out.

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TH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

I was hoping to be there for brunch/lunch however we were too early and ended up having breakfast. The omelets were just ok, nothing to write home about. I wish I would have tried the salmon toast or the avocado toast instead. In my opinion the brunch/lunch is much better.

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DW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service! Try the deviled eggs, delicious!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food and even better service. I don’t remember the young lady’s name who served my Mom and I but she did a great job. She brought food and drinks out on time and checked on us regularly.

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JW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved it! Incredible service and everything was delicious!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Waiter was not responsive to our table. Chatted lots with staff and not waiting on tables or paying attention. Vegetables were hard as rocks.

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M
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very very loud and I am not very sensitive to noise. This was very off putting especially since there is an outstanding culinary expert in the kitchen.
Being a food and travel editor for a magazine with a million readers a day, I sometimes get noted or recognized. This may have ended up being a problem as when all the choices arrived so did a lovely, handsome gentlemen named Lane. By the time we finished chatting the avocado toast was a soggy mess and inedible ( I am sure it could have been good), the salmon sliders were cold , but the excellent steak was saved by the sizzling iron grill.
Perhaps when I return to the US, I will try this place again. I can see there may be some superb tastings ahead.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was good, nice menu, nice drinks. Restaurant is loud. Look forward to warm weather dining.

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TH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a large group and we were seated and served promptly. We were never rushed and the food and drinks were great.

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BG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Lunch time. Service was good. Except when I order a Coke, you should tell the patron you only have Pepsi. Don’t try to pass it off.
The food was just not that good. I ordered a shrimp dish that no where said it was peel and eat, so it was a messy disaster. Deviled eggs were good. Smoked salmon sliders were not good at all. Ambience was awesome though.

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T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

I ordered a buffalo chicken sandwich and mine was drenched and I mean drenched in buffalo sauce and it was only after eating the soggy mess did I realize that my friend’s dish (and she ordered the same thing) was a nice crispy chicken with a drizzle of of the buffalo sauce, so I basically was just eating soft buffalo chicken soup with bread. I couldn’t even take the rest to go because it was a mess! The coffee, which was 4 bucks!! Was just water with a touch of coffee in it. It was So weak and pointless to even have on the menu if they can’t make it right. The staff was nice and the guy who brought our food out was awesome but our waiter was so so and forgot about us when it came time to pay. We waited for about 15 mins longer after we asked for our check.

Won’t push to go back here anytime soon. Sad because I had higher hopes for this place.

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WF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a 9:30 brunch reservation, service was prompt and food was delicious. I thought it might be loud given how the restaurant was set up, but it was perfect for catching up with those I was dining with.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great time, as always

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V
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Service all the way from the host to playing the check was poor. Host took forever, server rushed us. When the check came never saw the server again. Had to pay through the manager that didn't seem to care. No one cares about you in this restaurant....

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BZ
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Worst tasting food I've ever had in my entire existence

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