Reef, The
Comments () | Published October 17, 2006
Happy Hour
Reef, The
Address: 2446 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-518-3800
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Cuisines: American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 5 PM to 2 AM, Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 3 AM, Sunday 11 AM to 2 AM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Our free-range roasted chicken breast, marinated in garlic and herbs, was tender and juicy. Also on the menu were Guinness-battered fish 'n' chips ($10) and mushroom risotto ($9). Main dishes come with crispy fried potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
For a first date, the Reef covers all bases: low lights and quiet music, a second-floor view of Adams Morgan's street scene, and an eclectic, cheap-without-tasting-cheap menu. Ask for a table near one of the aquariums but don't get hung up on fish when it comes time to order. Land-based dishes are best. We're partial to the mini pulled-pork barbecue sandwiches (two for $5, four for $7, six for $9), and the moist, cumin-scented veggie burger ($10) with its heaping side of fries. The staff practically lives off the Monte Cristo sandwich ($9).
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