Ate here on a Thursday night, before the event at the Phone Booth let out. Service was excellent and attentive. Since it was out first time here, we were super confused on the "cafeteria style" issue and took a while to decide. We did a little $12.50 Brisket & sides sampler to start Moist meat was awesome, but I thought the portion was small..maybe 3 oz? Mac & cheese and cornbread were homey comfort food. You're paying for real estate here, and the small portions and high price are in your face.
Back to small - I swear the $6 glass of wine was served in a 2oz low gimlet glass. Hubby said the "rocks" for his Patron had a weird undertaste..."polluted by something other than the booze." Would I go back, yes, and order a big meat platter, but stick to beer or soft drinks.
We checked out the lower level for the band's last set, really enjoyed the talent of Eli Cook and his mates...would make an effort to see them live again.
Note that the restrooms are on this level...no elevator for gimpy people? The ladies room was oddly dark...what were they hiding and do I want to know? Hubster said the mens room was disgusting - sometimes you can blame the patrons for this, but there are a lot of disgusting mens' rooms in DC, and it takes alot of GROSS to make a local boy comment on it.
Lastly - the decibel level in the dining room had to be in the 80-90 range, and the place was only 1/3 full. Impossible to talk across the table.
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