Solid pizza, solid beer list, a surprisingly good burger and prices that donít rake you over the coals to bad are a win for me. Yeah, itís stil a little pricey, but it is DC. I thought the pizza was varied and tasty and they had a nice mix of draft and bottle selections. Staff were very friendly and happy to talk beer. You can certainly do worse downtown.
Stopped in here with a work group for dinner on a Tuesday night. We walked, so I canít speak to parking. This place is right at the entrance to Chinatown. As soon as we walked in, we were able to be seated even though the place looked packed. I had no idea there were multiple floors to the place, so that was rather enthralling to me. Our service started out great, but as the evening went on, our waiter became less and less attentive. We sat for about 20 minutes after dessert waiting for our bills so we could leave. He said he was working a big party. Anyway, Everybody at my table ordered a small pizza, and everybody was very pleased. I ordered the spring rolls and they were awesome. One of the guys I was with ordered the Tuna Tartare and let me try it. It too was awesome. Beer selection was decent. Mostly craft beer. I donít remember seeing anything macro, but I wonít say with certainty it was not there. If coming here, be prepared for a $30-$50 meal, but it will be worth it and you will not leave hungry. This is definitely a worthwhile stop for dinner or lunch if you are in the area.
Nice restaurant with a decent craft beer selection. Decent size bar near a pizza oven you can watch. Food is pretty good and Iíve enjoyed some of the brunch items. Wait for a table wasnít too long but it can get busy around dinner. Service was good. Come for the food rather than just the beer.
A very popular dinner spot in Chinatown, so much so that you can never get a seat. Better to come here for lunch. Very trendy, popular upscale pizza place with about 1/2 pizzas on the menu and another 1/2 with stuff like rib eye, duck, etc. Pizzas are around $14 for individual, $21 for larges if you want to split. Ambiance is loud, crowded, semi-fancy sports bar. Prices are not too bad. Pizzas were delicious. Oh, the beer! Tap list is small, like 10 taps or so with one seasonal and one rotational. Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, Ommegang. Decent stuff, nothing on tap here that you wouldnít easily find anywhere else in DC. With RFD, Rocket Bar, Iron Horse, Pi Pizzeria, Gordon Biersch, and District Chophouse all within 1 or 2 blocks, I have a hard time seeing this as a ratebeer place...more just a normal place with a decent craft beer selection. Pizza was better here than at District of Pi FWIW.
I heard that this place is a biy yuppified, so I stopped by at Saturday lunch to. See if I could find some normal people. Fortunately tourists outnumbered the snobs. Taps included two seasonals, top choice was New Belgium Snow Day, the rest were nothing to write home about. Server girls were friendly in the extreme. Sit at the downstairs bar and you can watch the El Salvadorans make the pizza. Pizza was beyond crisp, like a blend of Wheat Thins and Ritz Crackers. Topping were a bit boutique - my veggie pizza had potato chips on it. There are better choices in the district.
Using this spot to rate the DC and Rockville, MD location. Nice atomosphere with kickass bar food and good thin pizzas. They have 10-12 craft beers on tap but the selection is constantly varied and really good. They get rare stuff too, from Dogfish, Sierra, etc. Also, they usually have authentic German beers and usually a belgian or two. limited but great selection.
Crowed, hip atmosphere. Prompt, knowledgeable servers. They have an average beer selection as far as beer bars go. They had a couple of scattered interesting regional micro brews available. the food is excellent. So, in combination, a decent beer menu and great food make this a worthwile stop. Prices are a little above average, what you would expect for this neighborhood...
Capital Hill Location. Decent selection of drafts, Dortmunder gold, oberon, two hearted, a couple belgians. Very nice location and ambiance. Food was delicious. I had a crab cake sandwich that was incredible, wife had some burger sliders that looked dank. A great place to hit up if you are in the neighborhood.
jde123 (85) Washington, Washington DC | September 14, 2009
Iíve been here a few times. Itís a big place, lotís of beer on tap, and in bottles - though pretty similar to the selection in most trendy DC bars now. The pizza is ok - I recommend the Fire and Smoke with a delirium. The bartenders are pretty good.