The Needle: Cork
Comments () | Published September 24, 2009
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Address: 1720 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-265-2675
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 5 PM to midnight; Thursday through Saturday 5 PM to 1 AM.
Nearby Metro Stops: U St./African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Dupont Circle
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Braised mustard greens with pork tenderloin; roasted Brussels sprouts; croque madame; a stew of chickpeas with saffron; French fries with house-made ketchup; crustless goat-cheese-cake quenelles.
Price Details: Small plates, $5 to $15.

The menu at this tiny wine bar doesn’t change much. That’s not a bad thing when it comes to such small plates as creamy-sweet chicken-liver bruschetta and oiled tomatoes with chèvre—little gems that have been on the menu since day one. But a recent dinner’s fried calamari and rock shrimp spent too little time in the fryer and a plate of avocado bruschetta was too sparsely seasoned. Other than that, our chief complaint is the inevitable wait for a table.


-September 2009 

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