Over the past year we’ve seen several airport restaurants and bars in the US join Priority Pass. The concept is that at some airports Priority Pass has a tough time striking a deal with a major lounge due to crowding issues, so when that’s not possible, they instead work with a restaurant.
Priority Pass pays a fixed amount for each guest who enters a lounge, so instead Priority Pass is just paying these restaurants a fixed amount, and then you can spend some dollar amount at that restaurant (typically $28-30). So far in the US, Priority Pass restaurants & bars include the following:
- House Spirits Distillery Portland Airport
- Capers Cafe Le Bar Portland Airport
- Capers Market Portland Airport
- Timberline Steaks & Grille Denver Airport
- Corona Beach House Miami Airport
- The Pasta House St. Louis Airport
- Kentucky Ale Taproom Lexington Airport
- Bobby Van’s Steakhouse New York JFK Airport
- Bar Symon at Cleveland Airport
- Johnny Rockets at Syracuse Airport
- Barney’s Beanery at Los Angeles Airport
Priority Pass has just added their latest US restaurant location – Bracket Room at Washington National Airport. The restaurant is open daily from 5AM until 9PM.
Bracket Room is located in Terminal B at DCA, right after security opposite gate 12. DCA has three separate security checkpoints, and the area where the restaurant is located is where Alaska, Delta (including Delta Shuttle), and United depart from.
Here’s how the restaurant describes its food:
Bracket Room is a full service upscale sports lounge and eaterie, that indulges your appetite with an extensive menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You can find the Bracket Room menu here. The menu looks pretty decent, with burgers, salads, and more.
Priority Pass members will be entitled to $28 worth of food & drinks per person. In order to be eligible you need to have a same day outbound boarding pass departing the airport.
The Priority Pass member will be responsible for any overage beyond the $28 credit, and that credit can’t be applied towards gratuity (and personally I think it’s appropriate to tip, as a Priority Pass membership is just a form of payment here).
As a reminder, the following are some of the popular credit cards that come with Priority Pass memberships (I’ve also listed the respective guesting privileges):
|Card||# Of Guests Who Get Free Access||Authorized User Access||Cost To Add Authorized User|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||2||Yes||$175 For Up To 3 People, $175 For Each Additional Person Beyond That (Rates & Fees)|
|The Business Platinum® Card from American Express||2||Yes||$300 Per Person (Rates & Fees)|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve®||2||Yes||$75 Per Person|
|Citi Prestige® Credit Card||2||Yes||$50 Per Person. ($75 Per Person for Cardmember Anniversary dates after September 1, 2019)|
|Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card||2||No||$0|
|Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card||2||No||$0|
DCA didn’t have any Priority Pass lounges prior to this, so this is a great addition. You should have easy access to this restaurant if flying Alaska, Delta, or United, while those flying American or JetBlue would have to leave a lot of extra time to visit this restaurant.
Is anyone planning on checking out Bracket Room at Washington DCA using Priority Pass?
(Tip of hat to Drew)
The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: The Business Platinum® Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), and The Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees).