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“I'd give it 5 stars if it weren't so dark”
Review of Proof

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Ranked #160 of 3,298 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 8th and G
Transit: Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Had dinner here in early February. The food was very, very good - wild boar salume and duck breast - but it was so dark that, even sitting by a window with a streetlight on the opposite corner, we needed flashlights and phone lights to read the menu. When it's that dark, of course, color doesn't show up, so all the food looked black and white and gray. It's surprising that a restaurant that obviously prides itself on turning out good food doesn't get the fact that people "eat with their eyes" as well as their mouths. They don't have to crank it up to 100 watts but even 20 would be nice. Tab was $400 for four of us - typical D.C.

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Thank JustGetOnTheTrain
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Great experience at Proof.
We had a 9:30 seating on a Saturday night and were happy to get a window seat facing G Street.
Excellent service from beginning to end - very attentive but not intrusive, made some great suggestions
They have a huge wine list but you can also order from a large "by the glass" menu in 2, 6 and 8 oz pours. We experimented with a few by the glass.
The first and second courses were very good.
We finished the meal with an assortment of cheeses in lieu of dessert.
One of my top picks in DC along with Rasika.

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Thank Magothy
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We had a great lunch at Proof at a very good value. We tried crab cakes from the bar menu and their special offer included a glass of wine. Great value for a good lunch. Service was very fast and selection of wines is excellent.

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Thank Gudbjorg T
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I've been here for lunch several times; it is reasonably price, has some interesting smaller plates of fresh food, and you can get small pours of wine. Not a showstopper but a nice place for the price.

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Thank StraightScoopDC
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

fixed price menu -- I recommend the spinach, pine nut gnocchi. Better deal if you can drink alcoholic beverages at lunch, which you can't on a jury.

Thank OntheRoadMom
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