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Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)

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BA SCORE
84
good

106 Reviews
Reviews: 106
Visits: 135
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: n/a
Taps: 30
Bottles: 300
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

810 7th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20001-3718
United States
phone: (202) 289-2030

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Reviews: 106 | Visits: 135
Reviews by ummswimmin:
Photo of ummswimmin
4.65/5  rDev +25.3%
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. (1,458 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of needMIbeerinMD
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Highbury09
3.97/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of ShanePB
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of polopaul20
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Emersonio
4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of lorenwhite7
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of KWolf
4.54/5  rDev +22.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Good food, great beer selection, excellent quality. (51 characters)

Photo of benzalman
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of LADaveBN
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Cburden
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of DCLAguy11
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Finley020
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Shootpassbeerme
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of macesq
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of apasternak
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of ONUChaser
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (267 characters)

Photo of Golden32
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of seanchai
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of HellAwaits
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
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. (339 characters)

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Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.) in Washington, DC
84 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.