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nate2g (1034) Boomtown!, Australia | March 23, 2015
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
A popular bistro that seems to attract every Potomac resident here for Sunday brunch. We managed to squeeze in at the end of the bar which worked out perfectly for us. Food was hearty portions and of good quality. Service was fast and attentive. Tap selection small and not worth visiting for the beer alone. Bring on the bottomless cups of coffee.
GenDV138 (277) Falls Church, Virginia | March 22, 2015
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Restaurant located in a business company building, met up with Travlr and nate2g for some Sunday place and beer ticking. Friendly service at the bar. Draft beer list has mostly craft beer but the selections were pretty pedestrian. Food was fine but nothing Iíd go out of my way for. Had the Breakfast Chicken and Waffles, three decent-sized lightly breaded chicken strips on a waffle with a side of scrambled eggs. Free street, surface, and garage parking available. Street and surface parking was a bit scarce but luckily I found an open space in the surface lot. Not a beer destination, wouldnít go out of my way unless you want the place tick.
Travlr (1887) Washington, Washington DC | March 22, 2015
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped in for breakfast at the start of another beery daytrip with nate2g and GenDV138. Jam packed at 10 AM on a Sunday, with dozens of hipster SUVs circling and frantically looking for parking. 45 minute wait for a table, so I asked if we could sit at the bar. "Yeah, good luck with that," was the reply. We actually did squeeze in at the far end. Service was very quick and attentive despite the throngs. Our vantage point let us see the locally grown cans of juice, so that was interesting. Breakfast was fine, portions are massive. Beers were as boring and least-offensive as humanly possible. So donít come here for beer. And there are better places for food. But kudos for service.
radagast83 (213) Fairfax, Virginia | March 22, 2015| Updated March 23, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I went here a month or two ago, with my girlfriend and her brothers and sister in law. The place was packed, I think it was a Sunday morning, though it could have been a Saturday.
There was a wait, even though we had a reservation, but we were fine with it. Once we were seated, we took a look at the menu. It all looks pretty amazing. We tried a lot of the food, which was all superb.
The beer selection, at least the draft list, wasnít really all that impressive, but they had an okay bottle list if I recall correctly. I guess it didnít help that they were out of the Flying Dog seasonal that I really wanted to try.
Prices are pretty reasonable. Would rate it higher if it was more of a "beer" place.
pras (43) Maryland | November 22, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Donít know much about the beer but the food is great here.
JDBaker11058 (48) Maryland | December 6, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Ambiance: Ok. Decor is fine, but itís a little bright and the tables are a little close together for private conversation. There is an upper level, a large bar, and the pastry kitchen is basically wide open, so thatís pretty cool. Service: Went twice. Both times, even though we had reserves, we had to wait 10-20 minutes for a table. Not a huge deal, and you know itís a good sign when a place is this busy. First time, waiter was great. Second time, waiter was nice but forgot a couple of items and had to be reminded. Selection: This is clearly one of those newer restaurants where the owner/management is in touch with the craft beer market and wants to serve good stuff to go along with their menu. They have a rotating taps for seasonals from Sierra Nevada, Flying Dog, Victory, and others, as well as taps for an íIPA of the Dayí and a íWhite of the Dayí. Not bad. Their bottle/can selection isnít huge, but itís solid: Allagash, Oskar Blues, 21st Amendment, Smaltz, North Coast, etc. Food: Ok, HOLY CRAP. This place serves AMAZING food. I would eat here 3 times a day and have to get around in a motorized scooter. First time we went I got the farmerís pitchfork (candied bacon and homemade tater tots on skewers), the butcherís plate (chili dog, mini cheeseburger, ribs), and their seasonal bread pudding. My wife got their popcorn of the day (yes, they have this: awesome), a perfect gnocchi over beef ragu, and housemade sorbet. Second time we went was for brunch. DO THIS. DO IT NOW. Red velvet pancakes, bacon a la carte (three huge slabs, choose from 1 of 4 house glazes), house-made beignets. RIDICULOUS. Value: On the pricy side, as youíd expect. The dinner trip came to $90 for both of us (1 cocktail, 3 beers, 2 apps, 2 entrees, 2 desserts); brunch was $65 (1 champagne, 2 beers, 1 app, 2 orders of pancakes (hers were carrot cake), bacon, hashbrowns, beignets). Overall: The food is wonderful, and the beer list isnít an afterthought. This is the kind of place to go often, if you can afford it and can go during off peak hours.
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