Newly opened in Dupont Circle, Barrafina Bar & Grill is an upscale Mediterranean-style restaurant featuring grilled fare found throughout Greece, Italy, and southern France. The menu includes specialties like Black Ink Seafood Pasta, Spaghetti Bolognese in a red wine tomato meat sauce, Beef Souvlaki, and crispy Calamari Rings. An assortment of handcrafted cocktails, such as the Malta Mojito, are also available, as well as an extensive wine selection. Stop by during their weekday Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for select $5 wines and $7 appetizers, including Falafel, Spicy Chicken Bites, and Beef Sliders.
The two-story space offers unique accents like antique mirrors, sleek seating, Banksy-inspired murals, and brick walls painted a shiny silver with scribbled quotes. The downstairs dining area at Barrafina seats 75 and includes a wide variety of seating like red leather chairs and comfortable, plush booths.
Barrafina Bar & Grill is open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m.to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.