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“Good concept but needs improvement” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Poste Brasserie

Poste Brasserie
555 8th St. NE (D St. NW), Washington DC, DC 20002
202-783-6060
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Ranked #455 of 2,558 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: French, American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: F Street
Transit: Metro – Gallery Place
Description: Poste will delight your senses with mouthwatering dishes and an award-winning wine list, in an atmosphere like nowhere else. Chef Dennis Marron serves up modern American Brasserie cuisine emphasizing fresh, local, and organic ingredients...even as local as our backyard! Whether you are enjoying a hand crafted cocktail on our outdoor patio, joining the happy hour crowd in our lively bar area, or cozying up in one of our booths on a winter evening, Poste is sure to have something to fit any occasion.
Jasper, Arkansas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good concept but needs improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

A very unique setting with outdoor seating on two levels. The lower level includes lounge chairs and couches where people remove their shoes and curl up with a drink and friends. The upper level has widely spaced tables with an herb garden on one side. The herbs are used in the cooking. For another plus many of the vegetables are local and or organic. The beef and other meats come from environmentally conscious farms. There is additional seating inside.

We ordered Pot au Feu which is a fancy name for chicken cooked in a broth. The broth was served on the side and had good flavor, but the chicken was a bit dry and ordinary. For the other dish we had Buckwheat Crepes stuffed with vegetables which seemed rather bland. With two glasses of wine, no appetizers and no dessert the bill came to $105 after we included a tip.

Given the price we expected better tasting food.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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bethesda, md
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355 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“disappointed that it has gone down hill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The courtyard remains beautiful, but the quality of the food has gone downhill. There was a recent chef change so maybe once s/he has settled in it will improve. Until then, there are other places in the neighborhood that are much better and cheaper to go to.

Visited July 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Very nice spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is a really nice hotel in a lovely location - the old post office. Excellent cocktails and first rate ingredients well cooked.

Great service for my "Table for 1". Their mojito (mixed from scratch - no abomination of "mixers" here) was first class with mint grown onsite.

Started with a very good if slightly undercooked shrimp cocktail - they were so fresh the slight undercooking was fine. The steak (grass fed aged rib eye) was superb and demonstrated a strong commitment to quality ingredients locally sourced.

Good wine list with sensible prices and a good selection by the glass.

Outdoor terrace means you can smoke here (on the terrace) if you want to.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, SC
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A little disapointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Third visit to this restaurant. It was a Monday night so slow overall. Waiter seemed to not know the menu and a bit rattled. My wife's rissoto was overcooked while my trout was not ok. Other dish was veal which was outstanding. The space is still great. Will try again to see if the restaurant was just off that night.

Visited August 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very knowledgeable and personal waitress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Our waitress was very knowldgeable and personal. We had a delicious full meal in a private room for our business dinner of eight.

Visited August 2012
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