1833 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American, Breakfast
Open Monday through Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Buttermilk fried chicken; rice and beans with pickled pork; frisee salad with a fried egg; veal-sweetbread piccata.
Small plates, $4 to $11.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible
Happy Hour Details:
Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-7:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm: half-price draft beers 6:00pm-7:00pm: $1 off draft beers
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
This is the neighborhood bar of our dreams, with marvelous cocktails, a lived-in patina, genial bartenders, and Justin Bittner's ever-changing seasonal small plates. One caveat: Now that this once-hidden gem has gotten the attention it deserves, it's tougher to get a seat. Neighborhood residents (many in plaid shirts) nurse Victory ales after work, cheer the Skins on Sundays, and generally avoid Saturday nights, when the place feels more frat party than saloon. On the plate, Bittner is skilled with vegetables--he's not afraid of big hits of vinegar or lemon--and with anything porcine, from fried pigs' ears with lime to a brunch pancake-and-bacon sandwich. Tuesday nights, he turns out a satisfying family-style dinner ($45 to $65).
What to get: Two plates always on the menu: roasted potatoes with malt aïoli and fried chicken; beet-and-goat-cheese salad; frisée salad with a runny egg; black radishes with lemon; corn with chanterelles (summer); sautéed shrimp with garlic and lemon; pappardelle with Bolognese sauce; a mound of sweet pork shoulder as big as an entrée; Dark and Stormy cocktail; buttermilk pie.
Open Monday through Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Moderate.