Obviously an off season review. If you're a food snob, i.e. you go to restaurants 1) to be seen there or 2) so you can write angst-filled reviews about how terribly pedestrian they are compared to the restaurants you're used to in DC, Philly, NY, etc., go read some other review. If you go to restaurants because you're hungry (which means you occasionally will eat BK or McD), like good food that doesn't look a culinary school project and want a nice night out with your significant other, read on.
Spouse and I arrived at the connected bar at 5 pm, at which time the bar-waiter told us the restaurant would be opening at 5:30. We could be seated in the bar and be in queue for a table at C.D., which is what we did. We were given a "ticket" that put us in queue for the restaurant. My wife had a white sangria and I had a domestic lager. At 5:30 the waiter announced those with tickets could proceed at their leisure to the restaurant, which we did. This is a very small restaurant as noted by other reviewers. The waitress was very prompt and friendly. We both had the cream of crab soup. While it was tasty, I think if I would have had to guess what kind of soup it was without knowing, I would've said potato soup. There were no potatoes in it, and not a lot of crab, but some. It was good, just not what I was expecting. I had the surf and turf, my wife had a tenderloin. The surf portion was two large shrimp stuffed with crab imperial. They were excellent. The turf portion was a 6 or so oz. tenderloin that was perfectly prepared as I asked for it (medium well). My wife's tenderloin was an enormous slab o' meat that was about an inch thick and about the size of an iPhone. It too was perfectly done (medium). Both were very flavorful and so tender you could cut them with a fork. Desert was a chocolate-peanut butter pave (which is something like a cross between a cake and mousse - solid, but not cake like - was obviously cut from a larger...whatever paves are when they're bigger than an individual serving). This was nicely, but not overpoweringly chocolate; couldn't make out any peanut butter but it was so good as it was it wouldn't have added anything.
In terms of price, I gave this $$$. It was worth what I paid, about $75 before tip. To me, this is not gaspingly expensive for a rare treat sans children; Ruth's Chris is breathtakingly expensive, and while good, the price is such that it detracts from the experience. CD Café is not like that - you're getting what you pay for here.
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