Birch & Barley

Modern American

  • 93
  • 2015 Best Beer List
  • 2015 Best Brunch
Overview

This Logan Circle staple offers elevated, seasonal New American fare along with a 550+ brew list in a rustic-industrial setting. The rustic 60-seat dining room features wood beams, dangling lights and exposed brick walls. Substantial booths line one wall, opposite a row of tables with acrylic chairs. Metal pipes, resembling a grand organ, ferry artisanal beers from 50 kegs upstairs (at sister space ChurchKey) to awaiting taps at the bar.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“One hundred bottles of beer on the wall? Try more than 500. If there's another Washington restaurant that takes its suds as seriously as this Logan Circle establishment, I haven't sipped there. Beer sommelier Greg Engert has a knack for casting a spell on aficionados and making converts out of skeptics. Dashing in brick and wood and car-size booths, my tavern of choice does solids as well as liquids. Chef Kyle Bailey's pastas are prime and his ricotta cavatelli is a standout in combination with heavenly chunks of roast pork, melted provolone and crisp broccoli rabe. Luring me away from the excellent brat burger on occasion might be entrees of seared hake or honey-glazed duck, each delivered with a twist: orzo swirled with sugar snap peas for the fish; nutty wild rice and boozy cherries for the bird.” – Washington Post

“It’s hard not to polish off freshly baked kalamata-olive and pretzel rolls before appetizers even hit the table. You’ll want to save room, though, for a lovely salad of Honeycrisp apples with slivers of mortadella or an oblong flatbread laden with salt-roasted pears and smoked provolone. Bigger plates are unexpectedly elegant. Ever had wolf fish? Neither had we until we tried the meaty, monkfish-like filet here, which paired beautifully with roasted salsify and lentils. And don’t skip dessert—especially the joyfully nostalgic cookies-and-confections plate, featuring miniature riffs on Hostess cupcakes and Snickers bars.” – Washingtonian

“The Boozy Brunch [option] at this beer-focused bistro may be the city’s best brunch deal. The meal starts with incredible doughnut holes in flavors like toffee-bacon, glazed lemon-poppy and bittersweet chocolate. Among the main course options are fried chicken and Belgian waffles with maple-chicken jus and house-brined corned beef hash with fried duck eggs. The Boozy Brunch also includes two cocktails and bottomless MadCap coffee.” – Food & Wine

Accolades

  • 100 Very Best Restaurants of 2015 – Washingtonian
  • DC’s Best Restaurants, 2014 – USA Today, 10Best list
  • Finalist, Best Upscale Casual Restaurant – 2013 RAMMY Awards
  • Best Brunch Spots – Food & Wine
  • Best Thing We Ate: Birch & Barley’s Chicken and Waffles – Zagat
  • DC: 3 Top Places to Drink Your Dinner 2016 - Table8

Menu for Birch & Barley

Dinner Menu

Salumi & Cheese

  • Prosciutto
    $8.00
  • Mortadella
    $8.00
  • Coppa
    $8.00
  • Foie Gras brioche, kumquat jam
    $14.00
  • Cheese Plate st. stephen's triple cream, hornbacher, bluejay
    $17.00
  • Meat Plate choice of three charcuterie
    $18.00
  • Meat & Cheese Plate three charcuterie and three cheese
    $30.00

Starters

  • Cauliflower shishito pepper, garlic, lemon, smoke pimentón
    $8.00
  • Burrata fava beans, sugar snap peas, green strawberries, pea shoots
    $13.00
  • Beets mâche, crème fraîche, bottarga, pistachio
    $13.00
  • Mussels garlic, chiles, white wine
    $14.00
  • Wellfleet Oysters 1/2 dozen, jalapeño mignonette
    $15.00
  • Lobster Salad cucumber, avocado, ramps
    $21.00

Flatbreads & Pasta

  • Bianca Flatbread smoked ricotta salata, pea shoots, mozzarella
    $10.00
    $18.00
  • Felino Flatbread garlic, mozzarella, tomato, honey
    $10.00
    $18.00
  • Pork Belly Flatbread blue cheese, garlic, red onions, fontina, egg
    $10.00
    $18.00
  • Conchiglie Bolognese beef, pork, parmesan
    $10.00
    $18.00
  • Bucatini cacio e pepe, ramps
    $18.00
  • Spaghettini Nero smoked uni, mussels, chiles
    $21.00
  • Gramigna shishito pepper, spring onions, crab
    $21.00

Entrees

  • Double Decker Burger secret sauce, cheese, caramelized onion
    $18.00
  • Cast Iron Chicken carrots, morels, foie gras, black garlic
    $25.00
  • Rockfish pommes puree, tomato, mussels, capers
    $26.00
  • Roseda Petite Filet ramps, asparagus, spring onions, onion soubise
    $26.00
  • Lamb Chop fava leaves, sweet potatoes, aged balsamic
    $31.00
  • 40 Oz Porterhouse brussels sprouts, pancetta, mustard
    $100.00

Chef's Tasting Menu

  • Prosciutto Whipped burrata, melon, charred ramp vinaigrette. Beer Pairing: Super Session #2 | Lawson's | Vermont
  • Gnocchi Guanciale, pecorino, chiles. Beer Pairing: Saddle Bronc | Black Tooth | Wyoming
  • Scallop Watercress, hazelnuts, watermelon. Beer Pairing: Kiser | Black Tooth | Wyoming
  • Wild Boar Gnoccho, spring onion, black garlic. Beer Pairing: Root of Our Addiction | Burial | North Carolina
  • Three Cheese Tasting St. stephen's triple cream, blue yonder, ewephoria | supplemental $8. Beer Pairing: Alvinne Ich Bin Ein Berliner Framboos, Firestone Walker Parabola, Black Tooth Hippie Stomper | Supplemental $7
  • Chocolate Brownie White chocolate ganache, whipped mascarpone. Beer Pairing: Coffee Dinos'mores | off Color | Illinois

Brunch Menu

Salumi & Cheese

  • Coppa
    $8.00
  • Mortadella
    $8.00
  • Prosciutto
    $8.00
  • Foie Gras brioche, seasonal compote
    $14.00
  • Testa Tots S pig's head, garlic aioli
    $12.00
  • Whipped Burrata grilled bread, mugolio
    $13.00
  • Cheese Plate la tur, bluejay, cabra la mancha
    $17.00
  • Meat Plate choice of three charcuterie
    $18.00
  • Meat & Cheese Plate three charcuterie and three cheese
    $30.00

From the Garden

  • Caesar fried anchovies, parmesan, garlic breadcrumbs
    $13.00
  • Apple & Fennel lemon vinaigrette, honey, toasted walnuts
    $12.00
  • Beet Salad bottarga, mache, crème fraîche
    $14.00
  • Cauliflower shishito pepper, garlic, lemon, smoke pimentón
    $8.00

From the Water

  • Half Dozen Oysters cucumber, jalapeño mignonette, lemon
    $15.00
  • Mussels Marinare chiles, white wine, herbs
    $12.00
  • Lobster Roll brioche, pickled chiles, gribiche
    $16.00
  • Smoked Trout everything bagel, trout roe, mixed green salad
    $12.00

Brunch

  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bagel smoked bacon, cheddar cheese
    $14.00
  • Avocado Egg in a Hole brioche, avocado, mixed green salad
    $14.00
  • Chicken & Waffles fried chicken, belgian waffle, maple syrup
    $16.00
  • Dbl Decker Burger cheese, secret sauce, marrow-caramelized onion
    $17.00
  • Steak and Eggs petite filet, charred scallions, tots & 2 eggs any style
    $20.00
  • Seasonal Frittata pepper, onion, rosemary
    $15.00

Flatbreads & Pasta

  • Pork Belly Flatbread blue cheese, fontina, garlic, red onion, egg
    $10.00
    $18.00
  • Duck Confit Flatbread gouda, portabella, mixed greens
    $10.00
    $18.00
  • Margherita Flatbread sweet garlic confit, mozzarella, basil
    $9.00
    $16.00
  • Carbonara pancetta, scallions, parmesan
    $16.00
  • Bucatini cacio e pepe
    $14.00

Sides

  • House-Made Bagel
    $5.00
  • Three Eggs Any Style
    $5.00
  • Belgian Waffle
    $5.00
  • Tater Tots
    $8.00
  • Cinnamon Bun
    $5.00
  • Coconut Pound Cake
    $5.00

Brunch Drinks

  • Punch below the Beltway gin, lime, simple syrup, ginger beer
    $10.00
  • Sweater Weather bourbon, grapefruit juice, honey syrup
    $10.00
  • Mimosa choice of orange or grapefruit
    $8.00
  • Muddy Blarry roasted tomato puree, horseradish, celery seed, lemon, tabasco, pepper
    $10.00

Our Boozy Brunch

  • Boozy Brunch choice of two brunch cocktails, bottomless tea or coffee
    $12.00

Dessert Menu

Desserts

  • Bananas Foster brown butter financier, bruleed banana, candied hazelnut, rum caramel
    $10.00
  • S'mores chocolate cremaux, brûléed orange, toasted meringue
    $10.00
  • Torta calamansi bavarian, citrus emulsion, dacquoise candy
    $10.00
  • Trio of Gelato vanilla, honey, coffee
    $10.00

Coffee & Tea

  • Antithesis
    1 Cup $4.00
    2-3 Cups $8.00
  • Thimu | Single Origin - Kenya
    1 Cup $4.50
    2-3 Cups $9.00
  • Decaf Harney & Sons Tea | Millerton, NY
    1 Cup $4.50
    2-3 Cups $9.00
  • Black | Green | Chamomile
    $3.75

Digestifs

  • Madeira | Broadbent | Portugal
    $8.00
  • White Port | Warre's | Portugal
    $6.00
  • Fernet-Branca | Italy
    $8.00
  • Averna | Italy
    $9.00

1337 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 567-2576
  • Private Dining Room: Yes