Mintwood Place Opening Jan. 29th in Adams Morgan – Menu Preview

A couple weeks ago we learned that Mintwood Place would be “opening soon” at 1813 Columbia Rd, NW below Perry’s in Adams Morgan. Glad to share word that the day has arrived – Jan. 29th. Owner Saied Azali writes:

Mintwood Place will be opening the doors this Sunday, Jan. 29th for dinner service with limited reservations.

hours of operation for dinner
monday – closed
tuesday – thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm
friday – saturday 5:30pm – 11:30pm
sunday 5:30pm – 10:30pm”

How does the menu sound?

Mintwood Place menu

Mintwood Place Beverage menu

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  • Seems like a great place! The menu is too bizarre for me, but I did hear they may have breakfast every day eventually, which is awesome! It seems very “foodie” along the lines of Cashion’s. I am admittedly more meat and potatoes.

  • Finally, a place to satisfy my desire for a $16 cheeseburger.

  • bfinpetworth

    Yeah, the cheeseburger is priced high, but I love the menu. Made me hungry just reading it! As a Cashion’s regular, I’ll be trying this place as an alternative.

  • Looks fantastic, and the prices aren’t THAT outrageous. I don’t know what a bacon and onion flammekueche is but I really want one! Can’t wait until it opens.

  • Mintwood sounds better than Mintwood Place

    • It’s named after a street in Mt Pleasant. I dig the nod, and it is one of our cooler tiny street names.

      • Nope. Named after the street one block down from the restaurant’s location in Adams Morgan where the owner lived when he moved to DC. He seems like a very nice guy. I wish him the best and look forward to trying the food.

  • interesting menu; 15-20% overpriced.

  • Pricey. Heavy on the meat and rich food. I realize this might be very attractive for others, but it isn’t for me. I was hoping this place would add lighter, healthier dinner options to the hood — I was clearly wrong. I will stop by to try the cocktails though! they seem awesome.

  • I saw the place from the street last night and it really looked ready to go. I almost pulled on the door actually to ask for a menu. Interiors reminds me of The Diner a little bit and seemed very inviting.

  • I’m a little bummed….Having lived in Adams Morgan for a long time, I was excited for a really relaxed neighborhood place. I think at one point Mintwood Place was described as a place where you would be able to “sit with the newspaper and enjoy a good meal” or something like that. This seems like it is shooting to be much more high end. Perhaps that is in an effort to keep it from becoming too overrun with idiocy? I’m hoping they might add a more casual lunch menu for neighborhood folks…

    The place does aesthetically look absolutely amazing, though. I’ve been walking past it every day, and it keeps getting better.

    • Really, anyone who can afford these prices isn’t sitting around reading a newspaper. They’re paying someone to read it to them.

  • Yum! I’m interested to try it out, though headcheese is one of only three things on Earth I wouldn’t eat. 🙂

    Food does look heavy but fun for a treat.

    • what are the other 2?

      • Things I will not eat:
        Things that are still alive

        Anything else I’m up for trying. For story value.

        • Do you know what headcheese is? No brains in it – just tender boiled pork – (from all the bony parts – heads, feet, neck etc.) that is pressed and held together with the natural gelatin. “Cleaner” and leaner than most cold cuts.

          • Seriously?! I always thought it was brains. And I’ve been missing out on it all these years!

            Sweet, I’m gonna eat some headcheese now.

          • I don’t know about that, I just googled it and Urban Dictionary told me it’s something else entirely. Something that only the most adventurous diners would pay lots of money for at a restaurant like this 🙂

  • I too was excited about this place but $16 for a cheeseburger, $7 for fries?
    What the hell is happening to Adams Morgan?

  • devoe

    No Gourmet Jalao! The spirit of Todito is dead, though I’m guessing that was on purpose.

    • Todito RIP. Between Todito and Metro-K, you used to be able to find ANYTHING you needed at any given moment. I once bought ping pong balls at metro K.

    • Man, Jaleo has been played out for years. Not even a gourmet version would bring me back to Adams Morgan. That’s a place to get sloppy, and if you ain’t gettin’ sloppy, you’re in the wrong place, my man!

  • Bummer. As Napolean just jacked up their menu (now small plate-ified, ugh), I was hoping for something a little more approachable for the neighborhood folk. Something reasonably priced and reasonably healthy. This doesn’t cover either of those bases. But, from the outside looking in, it looks a heck of a lot better than what it replaced.

    • That sucks about Napoleon. That used to be my favorite place for a somewhat fancy dinner in the neighborhood, but not sure i’ll be back there now with all that small plates crap. Will give Mintwood a try.

  • Skate Wing!

  • If anyone wants to pay me $42 for roast pork, I’ll throw in THREE sides and a drink!


  • FINALLY! A restaurant that’s finally priced reasonably…oh wait…

  • The people complaining about prices also probably readily scarf down the burgers at Central for $19 (with cheese and bacon) without a moment’s hesitation. Consider this a discount.

  • Ugh… I wish there were more Diner-like places in AdMo. I want to go somewhere where I can buy a dinner for ~$10-12 and have drinks at ~$5/draft. Other than the Diner and Bourbon, where else is there? (And I think a $5 draft is too much…).

  • “Chef designed vegetarian dish.” That means one of three things:

    1. Portobello mushroom burger
    2. Some kind of roasted eggplant thing
    3. Butternut squash ravioli in a sage cream sauce

    It gets real boring eating the exact same things at every restaurant.

  • I have a bigger problem with $10 for some iceburg lettuce and blue cheese… Looking forward to trying it – the owner is a great guy, and if Perry’s is any indication, he’ll do well with Mintwood Place.

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