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Type: Bar, Eatery

1904 14th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20009-4431
United States

(202) 387-7654 | map

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Added by SwillBilly on 03-12-2010

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 2
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4.18/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Was going to go have dinner at Saloon with the girlfriend before a show at the 9:30 club a few nights ago but they were closed, so we hit up Policy instead.

Atmosphere - It looked a little swanky from the outside, but once we actually got inside it was fine. Lots of young professionals by the bar but the tables were filled with people wearing anything from suits to jeans and tee shirts. The inside kind of reminded me of a retro diner, but I liked it.

Service - The hostess and our waitress were both very nice. Our waitress offered up what her favorites were to us, and explained how their menu works (I'll get to that later). She seemed a little busy as the only server in her section of the restaurant, but service was overall good. I also enjoyed being able to walk in off the street at 7PM and get a table without waiting.

Selection - Overall I would say the selection was very good, and had a lot of beers that are unavailable at most restaurants. I only had a DFH 90 minute IPA with dinner, but remember seeing Allagash Curieux, some Bear Republic, and Bruery. I know if the past they have had Lost Abbey sours and bottles as well, but none tonight. I would guess they had 20 different 22 oz. bottles available, as well as many cans, 12 oz. bottles, and draft beers. Unfortunately a lot of the 22 oz. bottles were $25-30, though some of the more common drafts and 12 oz. bottles were reasonable in price. The 90 minute on tap was only $6, but I had to dig around on the menu to find a craft beer that was under $8.

Food - Their menu kind of works like tapas, but smaller dishes. Our waitress told us typically for 2 people, 4-5 dishes would be ordered. We ordered the Braised and Grilled Short Ribs, Madras Curry Lamb Sliders, Sauteed Forrest Mushrooms, and Gnocchi. Everything was very good, especially the Short Ribs. Most dishes were $10-15 and splitting 4 between 2 people we were full, but not stuffed. We also ordered the chocolate Belgian waffle for dessert, which was great.

Overall I liked this place a lot and between the beer selection and food, I would definitely go back. It is a little bit pricey so not somewhere I would go often, but a ncie alternative to Saloon in the U St. area.

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