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

BA SCORE
84
good

141 Ratings
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
lovethebeer.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
84
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
300
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 109
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BallantineBurton
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been here a number of times since I moved to Mass in 1999. Although I have not been to the bar, spectacular private parties for various occasions are always held in the back room . Lagunitas sponsored a party here during the Craft Brewer's Convention this month. Great beer, good food, and a great bluegrass band. Brickskeller East.

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Photo of jak
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of cjgiant
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Been here numerous times. This place is near the Verizon Center, so can get pretty busy on game nights, especially on the weekends. The place is essentially a hybrid craft beer bar, weekend hangout, and pub.

The place on the evening that influences this review the most was a game night (though during the game on a weekday). It wasn't overly crowded, but the bar was full (about 20 seats at two sections of the front bar). We didn't have trouble getting the bartender's attention, though we have been there where that is more of an issue. It was overly dark in the bar area, to me, but oh well.

The place had a nice variety of beers on their 30 or so taps. There are local, national, and well respected out of town beers. Every major and a few other styles were represented on tap. The bottle list is quite large, as well. It doesn't have the rarity in options of a Churchkey, and sticks more to core styles, but a body should be able to find a beer to drink without much effort.

The restaurant serves American bar cuisine, for the most part - sort of like an American pub. The main seating area is more utilitarian - indicating that this hybrid is more of a bar than a restaurant (though they likely do decent food business on game nights).

Our recent stops have included bar area and restaurant seating. The two experiences balanced out to the score I gave. Depending on the timing of your visit, I could see lower scores (i.e. on a busier night then we most recently had).

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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

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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 needMIbeer
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.

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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.

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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%

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Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.) in Washington, DC
3.72 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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