Strawberry shortcake French toast. Breakfast gnocchi. Bistro steak and eggs. With unexpected plates like these, it should come as no surprise that Barley Mac’s brunch is a big hit every weekend. It doesn’t hurt that the new American eatery also manages to highlight its signature list of whiskeys at brunch in boozy beverages like the bourbon-spiked Irish coffee and Blood Mac.
Can’t make it in for brunch? Don’t worry, the same style of reimagined comfort food is available for lunch and dinner, too. Make the short trip from our Crystal City apartments to grab a table and dig into signature dinner starters like the Coccoli, which are sweet and savory doughnut balls stuffed with prosciutto and stracchino cheese, then drizzled with truffle honey. Add a round of roasted chicken eggrolls and jalapeno bacon deviled eggs, plus a whiskey-infused cocktail to get the meal underway. For the main course, share a brick-oven pizza loaded with Italian meats or fresh veggies, try a signature Barley Mac smash burger, or devour an Italian or American entree. You can’t go wrong with something like the seafood linguini or the hanger steak and frites.