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Banana Cafe & Piano Bar

500 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
+1 202-543-5906
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“mofongo” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Puerto Rican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
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Reviewed yesterday

Dined for Dinner on 7/15/2017 (Friday): We arrived for dinner and after a few minutes our party was seated and several minutes later our order was taken. We were given a free basket of chips and salsa (it was quite spicy!) and it did take...More

Thank BrutolMotent
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have eaten here twice. It's a good place to eat and they have a decent selection. With that said, it's not the best place in the area today. But it's not bad if you have an immediate need for Latin or Cuban food. Give...More

Thank USMEagleFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambience. Starters were good but their main course was very average - at least for the vegetarians!

Thank Pavithra Mohan I
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Fun atmosphere, great with kids, and everything we have tried on the menu is fabulous. They have wonderful outdoor seating but it gets a bit sunny after lunch so bring some shades. They have great queso.

Thank leiaChewy
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant with multiple options in the menu. Food was very good with authentic seasoning. Prices are adequate for the area.

Thank joco_7
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I have been going to banana cafe since we started dating two years ago and we love it! It's become our little date spot. It's never jammed packed, food and service is always good. That all to me is a great time!...More

Thank Jorge C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Banana Cafe is one of the local ethnic restaurants that we offer to visitors. Lots of choices on the Hill, including Indian, Turkish, Serbian, etc. A recent guest opted for BC, and we had a very nice meal. Everyone was happy with their choice. The...More

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Go for happy hour. Great drinks- strong and service is awesome. I really loved it. Great place to get a good buzz- went before Rose's. High/Low!! :)

Thank Aly M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Capitol Hill location is great. For out of towners spending the day in DC, wander over behind the US Capitol to 8th street where there are many options for a great culinary experience. Banana Cafe & Piano bar is one of them for sure....More

2  Thank wdcmenon
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Went with family on a Monday evening. I got a pork mofongo, very tasty and a huge amount of food. Seafood dish on rice seemed to have frozen mussels on it, and the fish in the tacos was deep fried. The other dinners were ok....More

Thank 103Katherine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
    (Corner of 8th & E street S.E.)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-543-5906
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