Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

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

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
85
very good

107 Reviews
Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

810 7th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20001-3718
United States

(202) 289-2030 | map
www.lovethebeer.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
85
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
138
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
300
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
View: Place Ratings | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 138
Reviews by ummswimmin:
Photo of 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.

 1,458 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of stevoj
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Place probably gets busy on the weekends and game nights, kind of quiet on a Tuesday. Nice selection of cans and taps. Beer centric, pub grub. Lots of local brews

 162 characters

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Highbury09
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of ShanePB
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of polopaul20
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Emersonio
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

My go to for excellent beer variety in the Chinatown neighborhood of D.C.

73 characters

Photo of lorenwhite7
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of KWolf
4.54/5  rDev +22%
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 +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of LADaveBN
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Cburden
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DCLAguy11
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Finley020
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Shootpassbeerme
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of macesq
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of apasternak
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of ONUChaser
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of WheelsPSU
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.

 267 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.) in Washington, DC
85 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe