Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)
Taps: 30 / Bottles: 300
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 106 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ummswimmin:
4.65/5 rDev +25%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I visited this restaurant while visiting the Smithsonian museum of American Art about a week ago. My review is taken from notes. I never planned on visiting, but I saw this restaurant on the way from the parking garage to the museum.
The front door hostesses were really fast. I get the impression that they are busier during the week, and they can easily take in patrons on the weekend. I requested the back patio... but then I found out they had smoking. [reviewers note: I don't really care about the heath effects. That is up to the smoker. I care more about how it affects the tasting experience.]
The service was excellent. My server was very attentive... even though I was a pain in the tuckus. She really knew her beer. And, she recommended visiting a place called The Churchkey on a return visit in addition to RFD.
I started with the pretzels and mustard, which was really tasty. It will pair with anything.
The selection was impressive. They had a great assortment. There was a mix of good standbys and some very hard to get beers. On the high-end bomber list they had New Glarus and Vertical Epic 2003. Unfortunately I couldn't get any "to-go" for another time because of local laws.
The meal was decent. I had the steak sandwich with mushrooms and carmelized onions. It was a little dry, but it did come out hot.
The next time I visit the Washington Mall or the Smithsonian, I will definitely come back here. This is a great experience.
08-05-2012 18:26:28 | More by ummswimmin
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Went to RFD after visiting DC Chophouse on a Friday night around 10pm and scored 4 seats at the bar. It was actually kind of dead. However, I was able to get Hopslam and DirtWolf so I was pleased. Prices were fine, especially for being so close to the Verizon Center.
02-24-2014 17:23:50 | More by WheelsPSU
3.43/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Average place with a friendly staff. The go-to place before Caps games as it is large and accommodating while being one block from the Verizon Center. Usually have decent specials and an above average beer selection for a bar of this style.
After a Caps game or on a Friday/Saturday night this place is packed with the bar being 2-4 deep.
12-29-2013 17:52:28 | More by HellAwaits
Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.) in Washington, DC
85 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.