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  • Just ate there last week for the first time and I did not see anything unique about it at all. Very bland food. Go get a burger at Ollie’s!

  • When I worked nearby I used to like to duck into Harry’s for a drink in the middle of the day. I once ate meatloaf there. I don’t remember much about it. I assume that Harriet’s is like the family friendly version of Harry’s, only minus the bar and the popcorn.

  • My goodness. This was the old “Kitcheteria” in the lobby of the Hotel Washington! That used to be great (think Scholl’s)…but I think this place has gone through a couple of iterations since the Kitcheteria closed – maybe back in the seventies or eighties? I’m willing to give it a try though.

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    o2bncdg – No, I don’t think it is. Harriet’s has been in the Harrington for quite a while. And the Hotel Washington now belongs to the W group.

  • tourist trap. don’t go there unless you’re wearing a pink dC or “witness protection program” t-shirt. but harry’s has a bar that’s open late, and it’s basically at the same place.

  • This is where you take your elderly, infirmed, out-of-town relative who’s just had a stroke so he can’t taste anything anyway. You then abandon them and have a beer at Harry’s. It’s cheaper than hiring a babysitter, and it gives them something to complain about. You know how old people just love to complain.

    If you want a burger, go to Ollies. And get some Ollie Fries while you’re at it.

  • I think the fact that it’s a tourist trap is pretty obvious seeing the location and the fact that it is, you know, connected to a hotel. I’ve actually been there with a large group for some late night beers when Harry’s was too busy and they could not have been more accommodating. They even bring over popcorn from Harry’s if you ask and gave us a sweet deal on Yeungling. It’s not fancy and you’ll see a lot of fanny pacs but I go back occasionally for the cheap beer/food which is hard to come by in that area.

  • I believe that Harriette’s uses the same kitchen as Harry’s, which is right next door. Harry’s has great burgers (I think Tom Sietsema has called them some of the best cheap burgers in the city), good beer specials, and a great atmosphere to hang out and watch a game. Harriette’s on the other hand, looks pretty sterile — only worth it when you want the burger and there’s no room in Harry’s.

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