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“Another masterpiece from Jose Andres”
Review of Barmini

Barmini
Ranked #67 of 3,259 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Another masterpiece from Jose Andres”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was the best cocktail experience we have ever had. Our server crafted each of our drinks... there isn't just one bartender. Although the room was full, it was quiet and easy to converse. Since reservations are necessary, they do a great job of keeping the ambience of the lounge more like a restaurant. Ask to sit at the communal table... then you can talk to other patrons about their drinks and see what other cocktails are being served. The décor is delightful. It is contemporary yet very comfortable. If one is accustomed to paying "city" rates for drinks, the pricing will not feel exorbitant. Cocktails range approximately $12-18 however, we decided to get one of the flights @ $50 each. It was an amazing value. This is a must-go place if you appreciate specialty cocktails, beautiful stemware and customized garnishes/accessories. The food was little pricey for the size of the appetizers however, it was all delicious and the "Foieffle" was to die for. Just try it.

  • Visited July 2014
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New Orleans
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Fabulous cocktails!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Ultra hip decor with a crazy cactus lounger that accommodated all 4 of us while we looked through the huge menu of artisanal cocktails. Try the wood smoke tequila cocktail - it's as delicious as it is interesting to watch being made. If you can't wait a year for a reservation at Minibar, this is the next best thing!

  • Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A bar to remember”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Awesome place to go if you like to talk with your friends or date! Loved how modern yet cozy this bar was- very interesting design and the menu is so versatile. I would recommend this to a young couple visiting the area that wants to go have a drink but not be in a crowded noisy smokey atmosphere!!

Visited June 2014
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Winter Park, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
656 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“One of the best Coctail lounges”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

What an awesome place to stop by for a drink, that is crafted almost as if it's a piece of art. The drinks are fantastic, and so are the mixologists. If you're looking for a cool vibe with excellent drinks, do yourself a favor and stop through here. Another Jose Andreas masterpiece!

Visited April 2014
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Leesburg, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best cocktails in DC....and beyond”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Very creative and extremely yummy. Very reasonable prices. I'd put this place up against NYC's best cocktail bars. Stunning.

Visited April 2014
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