Neighborhood Eats: Creme
Comments () | Published March 17, 2008
Happy Hour

Creme Cafe and Lounge
Address: 1322 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-234-1885
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 6 to 10:30 PM; Friday 6 to 11:30 PM; Saturday 11 AM to 3 PM and 6 to 11:30 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 7 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Chicken noodle soup; steamed mussels; El's Mushroom Masterpiece; Oprah's Tomato Salad; crab cake; short ribs with potato gratin and roasted root vegetables; pork and beans; roasted chicken; shrimp and grits; Kobe hot dog; Kobe hamburger.
Price Details: Dinner starters, $8 to $11; entrées, $9 to $22.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Weekend Brunch
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Whether you’re at this hip hangout for a late dinner or weekend brunch, chef Terrell Danley offers Modern Southern comfort: glorious caramelized pork over tangy lima beans, real-deal shrimp ’n’ grits, tomatoes in puff pastry inspired by Oprah Winfrey, and luscious Manchego-topped mushrooms. The steely-cool space might not make you think of Mama at the stove, but a few bites in you’ll be sopping up sauce with a smile.

-March, 2008 

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