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Bar Pilar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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1833 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4475
+1 202-265-1751
17:00 - 02:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 01:30
Fri 17:00 - 02:30
Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Washington DC
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200 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beef heart tartar was a big disappointment because it was very bland. The cheese plate was one of the highlights of the meal because all of the cheeses were delicious. The lamb belly gnocchi was amazing. The red wines by the glass were very good. The service here was also very good. The upstairs area of the restaurant was... More 

Thank J J A
Schaumburg, Illinois
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337 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a glass of wine before going down the street for our dinner resevation. We ended up having a second glass because our waitress was so helpful and we enjoyed the unique decor. We enjoyed it so much that we plan to go back for dinner.

Thank bunky36669
New York City, New York
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126 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting for MLK Jr. weekend and stopped in for Saturday brunch. We tried the avocado toast with poached eggs and then hangover cure which is biscuits and gravy. Also ordered a side of home fries.All items were okay but nothing really stood out. The brunch cocktails on offer all looked very sweet so we stuck to beers. Based on the... More 

Thank SDS769
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by Bar Pilar once upstairs and seated for dinner. Walking in the place feels like any old watering hole, the only glimmer of light is how knowledgeable and capable the bartenders are, I am usually an amaro-Manhattan guy - it's refreshing when the bartender offers a variety of Amaros and makes recommendations based on your choice... More 

Thank AandM00000008
Fairfax, Virginia
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133 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great spot. Nice looking room, great food and flavors, and superior service (ask for Hillary). This place is supposedly known for its cocktails, and the menu for them was extensive and cool....but I did not partake, sticking with wine. The wines by the glass were good...not commercial stuff you see in all the junky places. The food was super, and... More 

Thank rgstrip
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Hung out in the downstairs bar area for a fun and funky happy hour experience. Great food, nice beverage choices and attentive but not intrusive service

Thank Thomas J
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117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Two story pub restaurant, with a small plate menu (servings are larger then your typical tapas). Ordered a mix of tapas, all were very tasty. The place was hopping with diners (grad student through yuppie age) and people grabbing drinks. Busy place, great service. Would recommend for a casual dinner out.

Thank Touchbase
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, nice cocktails, great service. The fois gras was out of this world, as was the charred octopus and duck breast. Save room for desert as well.

Thank Michael C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, excellent beer selection and great food. Try the lamb belly bolognese and the coconut shrimp adobo.

Thank Bastiaan F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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264 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

..the guy has not lost his hand... he continues to provide his customers with savory creative complex dishes that satisfy the palate and the eye.... the shiitake and the zucchini fritters were at the top of my list... but the napper and the octopus were up there.. a bit disappointed with the chicken mole that i expected fully Mexican and... More 

Thank Giorgio G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1833 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4475
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-1751

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?