Located in he bustling U Street Corridor of Washington, DC, Eatonville was a pleasant quiet surprise. Looking for a relaxing and casual atmosphere with great food that'll allow me to burn about 3hrs was my criteria. Upon recommendation of a friend, I ended up at Eatonville, a restaurant completely inspired by Zora Neale Hurston! With decor reminiscent of the Harlem Renaissance era, the ambiance is quite nice. The lighting is low, but just low enough to put you in a relaxing mood. The noise level was not overbearing, which is great when you want to hear yourself think!
Onto the really important stuff...the bites! The food was simply great. We ate and shared dishes, which seemed like they were prepared just for us! The food was had a "home-cooked" appeal with a Cajun & Southern flavor that makes anyone feel at home. The portions were plentiful enough to share and I certainly felt like I received the best 'bang for my buck"! Everything was seasoned well and didn't require any supplemental seasonings from the table. A big win, in my book!
The staff, overall, we encountered were good - nothing above average in my book - but on point with all the qualities to make a winning combination. They were pleasant, they smiled, and kept to the "please, thank you's & my pleasure's"!
Anyone would love this place, with warm staff, the atmospheric southern charm, low key appeal and simply great tasting comfort foods!
I'd definitely head there again, especially with friends!
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