777 I Street., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
Cuisines: Modern, American
Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 2:30. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 10, Saturday 5:30 to 11.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Gallery Place-Chinatown
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Oxtail “tots”; flatbread topped with Buffalo chicken, blue cheese, and celery; miniature hot dogs with house-made ketchup; tuna-tartare-filled sliders on Parker House rolls; Primanti Brothers sandwich with soppresatta, shoestring fries, and a runny egg; s
Lounge menu, $10 to $24. Dining room, $10 to $23. Five-course tasting menu, $77.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible
Expect the unexpected in the bar snacks at this laid-back, annex to the sleek, Modern American restaurant PS 7’s. Order hot dogs and you get two excellent half-smokes smothered in white veal chili and grated cheddar. Sliders arrive stuffed with tuna tartare. And sweet-potato fries come not with ketchup but with a traditional ravigote sauce studded with capers.
Good happy-hour specials—discounted beer, wine, and snacks weeknights from 4 to 7, half-price burgers all night Monday—mean a post-work crush (the crowd usually thins as the night goes on). Popular cocktail maven Gina Chersevani has left, but much of her menu remains—though several once-great drinks on a recent evening tasted more of sugar than anything else.
Also good: Glazed sticky buns with pork confit; Chef’s Choice burger with bacon, Gruyère, and a fried egg; Nutty Goat flatbread with walnut butter and goat and Gouda cheeses.