Let me start by saying that I've been going to Nieuport 17 since it opened on 17th Street. Years have passed, the restaurant moved, but a couple of things have never changed...quality food, and quality service. Alas, the new menu leaves much to be desired, and the service is no longer top notch (with a couple of "old timer" exceptions). It has always been our home-away-from-home, but no longer. Menus must evolve to meet current tastes, but eliminating the classic dishes that have enticed diners to the restaurant for generations is foolhardy. Nieuport has always drawn an "older" crowd, but each generation has brought the next generation to join this family. Now with new ownership, there is no sense of family. The food is still good, but the menu looks like every other menu in town in this price category...which is expensive and uninspired. The only menu item left standing from years past, is the Sunday evening Fried Chicken Dinner. However, if you arrive after 7:30, don't count on eating chicken. They always run out. Too bad. I miss the days before the management and menu changed so drastically. It has changed, but not for the better.
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