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minibar, Washington, D.C.

) #259 of 2,580 Restaurants in Washington DC $$$$
855 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
+1 202-393-0812
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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855 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jose Andres has many wonderful restaurants , but Minibar is the Jewel of the Crown. It is a surprise menu, you only know what you ate, at the end of the meal. But everything is delicious, surprising and beautiful. Jose Andres presents, at its best,...More

1  Thank marujatarre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the chef's table and felt like celebrities! The staff was friendly but busy since they were also serving those around the bar. Most of the food played tricks with your mind and expectations. Food that you would think was hard like peanuts...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Having eaten at "E" in Las Vegas, we were familiar with a Jose Andreas tasting menu, so were not surprise with the tasting sizes and exotic food. We enjoyed it, especially with the Chef's recommended pairing. The wines were exceptional, but so was the price...so,...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Our story begins with the Guide Michelin And quest for the best of the two star Tucked in the corner of DC’s Penn Quarter Is a bistro they call the MiniBar She wanted to go and I couldn't say no To her angelic smile that...More

Thank FredSiopao
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Overall great experience. Interesting food but the drinks were better. Don't expect to get full though as the portions are tiny. Be prepared to spend at least $$$.

Thank poshluxe u
Reviewed 7 May 2017

... you never know what you're gonna get. That's about as short and sweet as I can make it since there have been so many reviews already about this...er...dining "experience" (I hesitate to call it a restaurant). So why four stars instead of five? If...More

2  Thank daddy00
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My husband and I treated my best friend and his wife to minibar over Easter weekend in D.C. As big foodies who also love Jose Andres' Bazaar and SAAM in Los Angeles, we really were excited to see what minibar had on offer. Overall, the...More

3  Thank Bill R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were lucky to get a reservation on my husband's milestone birthday - be sure to plan well ahead. Reservations open on the first day of the month before you want to dine. The service was outstanding and every dish fascinating and delicious. Our teenage...More

1  Thank Kim H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Intrigued by unusual cooking style (molecular), unusual set up for an American (counter only), and the huge personality that is Jose Andres (kudos to Jose for standing up for the rights of little guys), I had to try Minibar while visiting DC. I had a...More

Thank totrotistolive
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was such a nice surprise and a womderful dining experience. We've been to so called hip restaurants all over the world but this was something entirely different. First of all, the kitchen is open right in front of you. There are only 12 seatings....More

Thank aejook
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Namratha R
What's the difference between minibar and barmini? Thanks!
6 March 2016|
Response from albert0san | Reviewed this property |
I had the same question. So, barmini is more of a casual bar where you can taste some of the food creations and have a drink. Minibar is the restaurant where you can have the full dining experience. They are in the same... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:45 - 20:45
17:45 - 20:45
17:45 - 20:45
17:45 - 20:45
17:45 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2182
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-393-0812
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