Petworth Citizen Soft Opening Wed. Night on Upshur Street, Have a Look Inside and at the Menu

829 Upshur Street, NW

A couple weeks ago we learned about the new restaurants coming to Upshur Street, the unnamed Japanese-French restaurant and Petworth Citizen, from Paul Ruppert of Room 11, The Passenger and more. At that time we heard he was shooting for an early October opening of Petworth Citizen. In what almost never happens – they are ahead of schedule and are soft opening tomorrow (Wed.) night! I was able to stop by for a preview and took tons of photos.

A couple things to note – they have their own smoker.

The reading room will be ready in about a month. In that room they will host literary events and have a free library on the walls.

Also, they have their own smoker. Also, I can’t freaking wait to try the brisket.

The menu is similar in style to Room 11’s in that it is not huge. But the items I had were delicious. I had the chorizo burger and potato fishcake fritters.

All I can say is, I’ve dreamed of this day for over 10 years.

front looking toward rear

bar looking towards bar seating

Lots more photos and the menu after the jump.

bar looking towards Upshur street

bar looking towards kitchen

copper bar

copper taps from Chicago

beer list

Drinks menu (wine not pictured)




front side seating

front seating

bar seating


171 Comment

  • Fail! No kid’s menu! Another Looking Glass/DC Reynolds/Room 11 hipster hangout with no concessions to the huge number of people with kids in the burg. Oh well.

    • Kids don’t buy $10 cocktails

    • Prince Of Petworth

      I saw three kids eating there last night at the friends and family event.

      • That is a very nice menu, one that I believe takes this wonderful new establishment well beyond the category of bar. I sincerely hope I can go with my kids and enjoy great food in the great atmosphere.

    • Looking Glass and DCR are bars, not restaurants. I don’t think a bar needs to cater to a child. I tend to agree that more family friendly restaurants would serve a growing young-family population in our neighborhood. But I’m not going to call out a bar for being a bar…

      I don’t know what this place is going for, so I’ll refrain from commenting specifically on their menu.

    • if you wanna take your kids to a restaurant, I suggest you take them to a restaurant and not a bar!

      • Amen. I was sitting on the DC Reynolds patio a few weeks ago and a man came in with his 6 month old and had the nerve to ask every single person on the patio to stop smoking. If you’re that concerned about what your child is breathing (as you should be), maybe don’t bring them to a bar patio. Have your dinner at Mothership or something.

        • As someone who has taken a 6 month old to the patio on mulitple occasions I agree that its very obnoxious to ask people to quit smoking outside. Anyone know if Petworth Citizen will have high chairs? if so, I would happily take my kid there, early of course.

    • this is true…
      also understand that this is a bar lol

      I love akk tghat copper on the bar though
      I just wonder how well it will hold up with heavy usage.
      Will also probably take a lot of maitainence to keep it looking good

    • Did you look at the actual menu? There’s a bunch of stuff on there that my toddler will eat. I plan on going there with him, early in the evening so that it, hopefully, feels more restaurant than bar.

    • justinbc

      Have your kid eat a burger or mac and cheese. Seriously, what child doesn’t like those?

        • Who would do that to a child?

          • Parents who don’t mind that their child gets beat up on the playground.

            Seriously, give little Dakota a Fruit Roll-Up or a Twinkie. If anything, he can use it to bribe the bullies.

            I did a brisk trade in trading food at lunch time. I was a one-man snacks Commodity Exchange. Brokered some great deals (and always got a cut of the action!)

          • actually, it’s really none of your business.

        • Raising children to be vegan is a considerable liability to their health and will make them and their offspring allergic to many natural items. Those hippy sensibilities in an urban setting are cute, but misguided. Never allowing a child to enjoy honey, cheese or fish is awfully selfish.

        • justinbc

          Vegan kids may be limited to not eating those items because their parents made them, but I would bet if they tried them they would LIKE them.

          • Justinbc & Housemaker:

            Some kids are vegan or vegetarian precisely because they have food allergies. Food allergies could be deadly. Parents of kids with food allergies have to – it is not a choice- have alternative diets. Nothing selfish or hippie about that.

          • justinbc

            I find it really hard to believe there are kids out there who are allergic to all forms of meat, shellfish, poultry, etc. If you have some examples to back that up with then I’ll gladly buy into it.

          • Justinbc:

            Regarding your 9/25, 8:57am comment Justinbc, really? You really need proof? Do some reading around the issue. The information is out there. And what’s up with your all or nothing thinking?

          • justinbc

            That’s not how making claims work. You don’t state some really obscure factoid and then say “Now you go find something to disprove it!” If you’re going to make a claim then back it up yourself.

          • Justinbc:


            There are kids who have to maintain a vegan or a restricted diet because of food allergies. Nothing controversial there. If you find that so hard to believe, do not live with the doubt. Do some reading about the issue; do so especially before making comments about matters in which you have little information. We are all responsible for our own growth Justingbc. Nice chatting; I am out.

          • justinbc

            There is no reading to do because no literature exists, and if it does it’s likely found on some cultist bogus website. Again, if you can provide me an example of even one single documented person who is allergic to 1) all forms of mammal based meat (re: beef, lamb, goat, pork, etc), 2) shellfish, and 3) poultry, thereby FORCING them to be vegetarian then I will gladly admit I was wrong. I’ve done rudimentary searches and nothing comes up, so now it’s on you if you want to make such wild claims. If someone is allergic (or intolerant) to dairy products then they can simply not consume those items, it doesn’t mean they have to abstain from meat.

          • Justinbc:

            As I take my son to John Hopins for a food challenge – he is allergic to eggs, dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish- I have developed relationships with folks whose children are allergic to the same foods as my kid as well as animal proteins and even fruits. These children/adults do exist Justinbc. And for us, sometimes going vegan or vegetarian or having an exotic diet is the safer option. In many cases, it may mean the difference between life and death. Controversial or obscure? no man. it is a sad fact for some of us.

            Now, not sure the of the reasons for your reaction, but I am pretty sure that it has nothing to do with the topic. Is it perhaps that you cannot tolerate being contradicted? here is a trick: as you read this, notice what happens in your body. Are you tense? Talk to that part of you. Ask it to relax. Let it know that It is ok to validate others’ opinions. let it know that doing so does not mean that you are not smart or logical. It simply means that someone has a different view, know more than you, etc. It is ok. Done? Good job Justinbc! Now, I need you to do this every time you respond to a post.

            Ok. It was fun. Bye.

          • justinbc

            I do not get tense, but thanks for the concern. I actually enjoy stimulating discussion. But in order for something to be stimulating it has to actually provide content, not unsubstantiated claims. You say your son has those allergies, I believe you, as I have no reason not to (even though it still does not mean he HAS to be vegetarian, which was my whole point).
            Since you posed a (rather condescending) challenge to me, here’s one for you. When you normally say you won’t return to things, do you continually find yourself doing so? Is that some form of addiction that you have that relates to other aspects of your life? Have you had difficulties quitting smoking before? Drinking? [See what happens when you actually make arguments personal, rather than sticking to the facts?]

          • Good come back Justinbc.

            I deserve that as I indeed was condescending to you. My apologies. Do know that I and many other parents of kids with severe food allergies live the reality I described before every day; it is not made up. May you never have to live through it my friend.

            Take care.

          • justinbc

            No worries. Bummer to hear that though, and my sympathies.

        • Who said parents are forcing their kids to be vegan? When I and other kids I know became vegetarian it was our own choice.

          • justinbc

            Nobody said parents were. Where did you read that?

          • “Who would do that to a child?”
            “Raising children to be vegan”
            “Never allowing a child to enjoy honey, cheese or fish”
            “Vegan kids may be limited to not eating those items because their parents made them”

          • Anon 2:23: Hush your mouth, justinbc is far too busy being authoritative to worry about consistency. Take your “gotcha” blog comments elsewhere, thankyouverymuch.

          • justinbc

            I never stated that parents were forcing their children to be vegan. I said that those who have been limited to vegan options by their parents might actually enjoy the other foods were they allowed to try them. Obviously some kids can make that decision on their own, but I would guess that’s a pretty small minority of an already minuscule group of diners, so really who the hell cares about them from a profitability standpoint?

      • I suspect TropicBird may be more concerned with the lack of kids’ menu pricing than the lack of items that kids will want to eat.

      • Gluten-free kids

    • My kid loves Room 11, always has.

    • Why do kids need special menus? Other than portion sizes, maybe. I’m always troubled when I see kids menus and it’s nothing but fatty salty greasy choices (although that does seem to describe the adult menu here at Citizen, too).

      • Sort of the same reasons kids have different toys than adults? Kids have different tastes than adults, they do better with simpler foods (e.g. small pieces that they can pick up with their hands work well), portion sizes (and price sizes as a related issue). Kids menus certainly don’t need to be the fatty salty greasy choices like you say but I think there are plenty of reasons to have simpler menu items specifically for kids.

        • there’s these things called “knifes” we was use them to cut things to a preferred size

          • knives doh!

          • There’s this thing we call grammar… but seriously: I am well aware that all of the things I listed can be achieved without a kids’ menu. But hey, you can also get a meal without going to a restaurant, so what do we need those for, right? Kids’ menus aren’t necessary but there no reason to pretend they are completely stupid and pointless either.

          • i didn’t say kids menu’s are stupid and pointless. if you do go to a place and they dont have a kids menu cut your food into little tiny kiddie bite sized pieces and feed it to them. that is my point! oh and check your own grammar “but there no reason to pretend”. boo-yah!

          • Well, gosh, thanks for making such a great point then. Twice. I always wondered what knives could do for me.

          • Fun knife fact #2: Your kid can also use them for protection if someone tried to mug him for his iPhone.

    • Most kid menus are horrible. If you only offer chicken nuggets and fries, then guess what, thats what kids will eat. Its amazing what kids will eat off a regular menu’s, its really just about the portion size.

    • Don’t kids eat mac n cheese?

    • First off, while people are increasingly having babies and staying in the city (which is a great thing!) DC is still disproportionately childless/childfree and single. So it’s not surprising that lots of places open catering to that crowd. Second, why not just get some extra food (order an appetizer or some small plates) and share with your kid? It’s probably healthier than grilled cheese or macaroni, it may teach them better eating habits, and it will open up your eating options. Third, this looks like a bar AND a restaurant – there’s no reason why people with well-behaved kids shouldn’t be welcome. Why can’t we all just get along?

    • The menu looks very kid/family friendly.
      For those with kids – do you make an adult dinner and a kid dinner every night? I ask because I was expected to eat what was offered and not request something else.

      Kids menus (dominated by beige food) are a huge reason why we have obese adults – we raise them to like and crave crap.

      • epric002

        +100. we ate what was served or we didn’t eat.

      • I don’t have kids. But I don’t think the complaint has to do with whether you can get a plate of beige food (there’s always plenty of that on adult menus) but whether you can get a small $10 plate of food without having to ask the chef, or share entrees, or cobble something together from the appetizers. The kid menu signals to parents that the restaurant welcomes families and has made it easier for them to order.

      • justinbc

        Yep, I always ate the same thing as mom and dad (aside from age where all I could eat was mush, but my parents didn’t go out then and subject others to my eating habits and noise).

    • So if you don’t have a kid’s menu you’re a hipster bar? DC needs more Chuck E Cheeses right?

  • Nice job guys!!! The place looks really good!!

  • Looks great–I just hope the service is better than at Room 11!

  • I’m so happy! This place has already classed up Upshur’s act. I stopped going to Domku a long time ago, so it’ll be nice to have a place to eat within walking distance again.

    • Why shaft Domku? Maybe it’s not for everyone, but lately they’ve really stepped up their menu, decor, and yes, their service. Give it another shot!

      • I stopped going to Domku a while back as well, and went back last Sunday because I had heard that they had made some changes. It was a little different but I cannot say that it was significantly better – I honestly don’t think it’s going to win over anyone who didn’t care for it before. I know some people like it and I am happy to have it in the neighborhood but I won’t be going back.

        • I live around the corner from Domku and don’t go anymore. The new decor actually makes it less inviting and the service is HORRENDOUS every time. I mean 100% of the 20 times I went there before giving up. Unless you have 2 hours for OK food that you will way over pay for it just isn’t worth repeat business.

          • One time I had to sit for 30 minutes to get the attention of any waitstaff to get the check. There was only one other table of people in Domku, and three other front staff working.

            That was the last time I went.

  • justinbc

    This looks excellent visually and with a nice moderately priced menu. I expect they’ll be packed nightly.

  • It appears that somebody is VERY excited about the smoker.

    Just sayin’.

  • even as a kid i hated the kids menu. not to mention, there are totally “kid friendly” foods on this menu. and if your kid will only eat a grilled cheese, then that’s your problem.

  • Now I’m even happier to be moving to Park View. I’ll be splitting the difference between Room 11 and Petworth Citizen.

    I am thrilled with the selection and prices. Anyone who has a Scofflaw on their menu, for $8 no less, is going to become a favorite.

  • Looks nice!!! Good prices too, so long as these are not “small plates”.

    If someone gave me a brisket small plate, I might throw it back in their face.

  • Anybody missing the Island Cafe? Anyone?

    Honestly, the place looks amazing and I wish it the best of luck. If doing my part means that I must consume refreshing beverages and smoked meats in a beautiful environment…then I will do my duty.

  • Was there last night… chorizo burger was delicious, fries were way too salty. Loved the hush puppies as well.

  • Are we to assume that only “housemade” items are made there and that everything else is brought it already prepared? I like the menu but “housemade” needs to be retired.

  • The best part to me seems that this place if fifteen times the size of Room 11. I love the place, but the lack of space always drove me away…

    • justinbc

      I’m curious why that even matters? Were you unable to fit in the seats or something?

      • Room 11 is claustrophobic, if you’re not out on the patio.
        Perhaps he just doesn’t want to wait for a table, due to the limited seating space.

        One of my ex-girlfriends is European. When she lived in DC, she refused to wait anywhere for dinner. Even if it was Friday night at 8pm. It’s just something that Europeans do not do, apparently. She thought American diners were a bunch of foolish sheep. We wait – sometimes for hours on end – just to spend our money. I hate to say it, but she’s totally right.

        • justinbc

          It’s supply and demand. If the supply of quality restaurants on 17th were greater you wouldn’t see a line in front of Little Serow (which doesn’t take reservations) every night, for example. I, for one, would rather wait an hour to have an outstanding meal than settle for one immediately that’s mediocre at best. It also has to do with your priorities, meaning how much do you want to appreciate the actual food versus simply spending time with your dining partner(s). I often go to restaurants with friends that I would never choose on my own simply because it’s their turn to pick a place and I don’t feel like arguing.

  • DC dwellers should know by now that restaurateurs in gentrifying neighborhoods don’t care about catering to young families. They’re not the ones with the disposable income.

    However, it does point to the lack of options (especially in neighborhoods east of Rock Creek) when there has been such a strong push to get more families to settle in the city. And you can’t blame these young families for complaining. They’re the ones who actually have a stake in reviving these neighborhoods long term — not the young folks who are here to have some fun, make some money and leave in 5 years.

    That being said, I’ll definitely be trying some of that Chorizo Burger please!

    • epric002

      just because you don’t have kids doesn’t mean you don’t “have a stake in reviving these neighborhoods long term”. some of us are child free and plan on staying here for a good long while, thankyouverymuch.

      • Just because you’re child-free doesn’t mean you’re special. Even child-free residents like myself can realize that a neighborhood also needs families to grow and sustain itself over the long-term.

        The point is, in these types of neighborhoods, most restaurateurs are targeting the young and child-free. And why shouldn’t they? That’s where the disposable income is.

        • epric002

          was definitely not saying that the child free are “special”, merely pointing out the big gaping hole in between “young families who have a stake in reviving the neighborhoods long term” and “young folks who are here to have fun, make money, and leave”. neighborhoods take all kinds.

          • +1 to epric002. Anyone who’s planning to be here long-term has a stake in reviving the neighborhood, kids or no kids.
            People with kids might be more focused on schools, playgrounds, etc. than childfree folks are… but we’re all concerned about the quality of life.

        • Great point. Targeting people with families that go out once a month doesn’t really make you much cash. Targeting people like myself who go out all the time makes them a lot. Trust me my wallet says so.

      • saf

        I agree. I have been here a long time, have put a great deal of time and energy into the city and this neighborhood in particular, and do not have kids.

        But this comes up regularly. And it is insulting every time.

    • They’ll be opening a TGI Friday’s in Columbia Heights soon, which should offer some more family-friendly options.

      • And there is already a Ruby Tuesday & Ihop. How about in places like this, you just order a regular sandwich or burger and share it with the kid? When I waited tables I saw 90% of kid menu dinners go un-eaten anyway.

    • Actually, there has not been a strong (or even weak) push to get more families to settle in the city. When former Mayor Anthony Williams began the turnaround of DC the focus was on getting high income singles and childless couples to settle in the city because these folks contribute more in taxes than they receive in services. That plan has continued through the Fenty and Gray administrations. The improvements to the city – or rather certain sections of the city – that this population brought has made the city – or rather certain sections of the city – attractive to some young families. Young families have not lead the gentrification of D.C., they have followed it.

      And if there really is such a pent up demand for family-friendly restaurants, I am sure some enterprising restauranteur will try to capitalize on it.

      • Good points. The focus on reforming DC public schools was actually only a recent phenomenon (i.e. in the last 10 years) and some would even say an afterthought. Improving safety, increasing density, and creating a business/investment-friendly environment were prioritized over improving DC’s schools. Now that the upper-income families are here and spreading rapidly, the city is shifting focus to the schools because the parents are demanding it.

        High income singles and investors were the first priority. Families came second.

      • Heh, restaurateurs aren’t particularly big on income-less kids. Sorry, peeps with kids, but you’re not likely to be sought out due to the whole “disposable income” problem.

        • Actually, it seems to me that the folks I know with kids seem to have more disposable income in Park View and Petworth than my single friends. Maybe its because we are dual income, or we had kids “late” so had a good 15 years of earning and working to sock away money, or we made a shit ton selling our single life condos before buying houses in Park View and Petworth. I wouldn’t be so quick dismiss the family units as not having money. There are a LOT of us who are buying the 600-800k row houses around here. And yes, we also like to eat out. Sometimes with our kids! In the last week, I have taken my kid to Ulah and Matchbox. And I will take my kid to Petworth Citizen too.

        • This assumption that people with kids don’t have disposable income is weird and false. The major issue keeping me from going to restaurants is lack of time while the kid is awake, not lack of funds.

          • You read me too literally. Of course many with kids have disposable income – just not nearly as much as they would’ve had if they did not have to spend the money on the kid(s). The issue of time (thereby, $) is also important, as parents likely can’t afford to spend much time weeknight drinking at restaurants/bars.

      • gotryit

        1. School improvement is definitely about getting families to stay in DC and has been a major push of the recent administrations.
        2. I just had a great celebratory beers / early dinner at Meridian Pint, and they even brought my two kids juice in kid cups, coloring mats and crayons (big tip after that!). It’s not an either/or.
        Oh, and I did fix up 2 houses now (ok, 1.5) and am sending my kids to DCPS.

    • justinbc

      You know it’s entirely possible that those with children still enjoy the same restaurants but are wise enough to hire this thing called a baby sitter…you know, disposable income and all.

    • i’m unable to read beyond your amazing assumptions.

  • Can I ask a silly question? Does “soft opening” on Wednesday mean they are opening for just that night, or that they are open for business, but maybe with a limited menu?

    • I think it means they plan to be open but make no promises about food, drink, service, or operating hours.

    • justinbc

      “Soft opening” has become as meaningless a term as “mixologist”. I’ve seen it used in at least 5 distinctly different situations in the past year. In general now I think it just means “probably expect some screw ups.”

  • I’m very excited about this, and the place looks great. I will be there this weekend

    It doesn’t look like the entrance and sidewalk can accomodate sidewalk seating…. that’s too bad.

  • Interior looks fantastic and the menu looks great – congrats and I look forward to stopping in. Suggest warming up the exterior – looks a bit uninviting.

  • My new mom’s group is planning a visit there already. We also go to Domku and Chez Billy, both are very kid friendly for the early bird dinner time. If you don’t want to see kids at those places…we always head home before 7pm. The neighborhood has lots of young families and also people without kids… I really appreciate places that accommodate both crowds 🙂

  • This looks great. And under-$10 cocktails! Seriously, thanks to these guys for a adding a reasonably priced and delicious looking menu to the neighborhood. looks kid friendly enough to me — I would totally take a little tyke here to share an early-bird mac and cheese, burger or falafel sandwich.

  • Can anyone explain or say anything about the “reading room”/”literary focus” aspect of this place? Genuinely curious.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      “The reading room will be ready in about a month. In that room they will host literary events and have a free library on the walls.”

      It is in a side room that is still under renovation. Will post again when it’s completed and as events are scheduled.

  • Place looks great but I would’ve liked a tv or two in there to hold my attention…More likely to stay longer and as a result spend more money if I can view a game there to go w/ my beer and/or food.

    • Practically every other restaurant in the US has a TV or several. Please let those of us who don’t want the extra stimulation enjoy the few places without one.

      • YES! Not every public or semi-public space has to be invaded by television.

      • Oh, I am sorry I did not realize that by stating a personal preference of mine I was somehow offending you Anonymous.

        • They were merely stating their, different from yours, personal preferences, Boom. And I agree with them. I like watching sports on TV, but not every blessed bar/restaurant in town has to have one. It’s nice when they don’t, too.

      • Practically every other restaurant in the US…except for bars/restaurants in Petworth. Petworth Citizen, Chez Billy & Looking glass (not going to count that small one at the end of the bar)… none have TV’s. Since Blue bananna went out, the only place to go watch a game in the neighbhorhood is DC reynolds, and given the size of the indoor space there (and smell), the entire neighborhood of sports watchers will not fit.

    • TV’s are great in sports bars, where watching TV with a crowd is the point. In a place like this with such a great vibe, a TV just junks up the space and is a throwaway to the couple of people who prefer to stare over their fellow diners’ heads rather than engage with them.

      • tv’s don’t especially bother me, but it’s always on sports, which just seems boring to me.

        • i wonder if more tvs will pop up at leat temporarily during next summer’s world cup. folks will be excited to watch the matches, so a bar could capitalize on that

  • Thank you Mr Ruppert! This is a most welcome addition to the neighborhood and looks amazing! My friends and I will be in very soon. The cocktail and food menu is right up my alley. So pumped! And am even more stoked for the other new restaraunt!

    I agree Petworth needs more family friendly spots like an ice cream shop, bakery and casual restaurant, but they will come in time. With the new Safeway and families continuing to move into the neighborhood, it will be here soon enough. We should all encourage other restaurant owners to make it happen!

  • “Small plates” = child’s menu for adults!

  • VERY excited about Petworth Citizen opening! I hope they do make it a place for families in the early evening as well as cater to hipsters in the later evening. I’d love to make it our regular neighborhood spot that we can frequent with or without toddler in tow. (high chairs and smaller portions for kiddos would be much appreciated!)

  • How do you get an invite to this soft opening or is there not one needed?

  • I like the old-school look of the menu typeface. It looks like a hybrid of 1780 and 1940.

  • Six straightforward paragraphs, six hours, 107 comments?! 105 or so of which are pure rage and/or severe neurosis?! POP, are you monetizing this traffic appropriately? Maybe you could sell ads to Xanax.

    There is no need for a children’s menu at any restaurant, but I have it on, I think, good authority that one is planned at this one.

    Disappointed by the bile directed by the childless at the childed. Listen, it’s our city, you are just puking on the sidewalk and loudly breaking up with your boyfriend at 3 a.m. in the middle of the street in it.

  • What time is the soft opening? From when to when? Any why isn’t their website live yet?!?!?

    • It is not on their website because it is a soft opening. Think of it like a dress rehearsal. Unlike a movie, restaurants get better after opening night.

      Also, as a footnote, criticizing an establishment on their pre-opening night is like condemning a rookie to a failed career based on a pre-season flub.

  • We ate at Petworth Citizen tonight, it was great! We went with our 2 yr old and our newborn. One other table had a baby as well. The staff offered us a high chair or a booster seat, they had both…we found it perfectly kid friendly at 6pm. I don’t know where all the assumptions here came from?!? Our food was great, servers were super nice and welcoming. We’ll definitely be back 🙂

  • Went tonight as well and thought it was great!

  • My co-workers and I go out to happy hour on Wednesdays in the area and plan to check out your place tonight. It’s great to have a new addition to the neighborhood for young professionals.

  • Count me as another parent of a gluten-free peanut-alergic child who is disappointed this bar isn’t catering to my family’s needs.

    • You forgot the /sarcasm part.
      Seriously, if you’re child is seriously gluten intolerant and a Celiac, just don’t dine out. Period.

  • chorizo mac and cheese, please!!! YUM!

  • How exactly is this a Japanese-French place?

  • This place looks fantastic. I will definitely come down for a drink or a bite to eat. Looking forward to it!

  • We went last night and were warmly welcomed. The service was excellent especially given how busy they were. It was fun meeting some neighbors. Nice people, great cocktails, cool renovation, super close to home…I love it. Looking forward to trying the food soon.

  • jim_ed

    I hate to be the ole’ turd in the punch bowl, but three of us went and all found the food to be less than inspiring. The service, drinks, space, and prices were all great, but the food itself didn’t do it for any of us. That said, we’ll still frequent the place because its close and its definitely a great space for grabbing a drink with friends..

  • I went with my husband and a friend on the soft opening night, very excited to try the sister bar to my favorite place, Room 11. I liked the options on the menu ok and had the roasted beet sandwich, which was pretty uninspired – but my main concern is with the cocktails. $10 for a drink and the coupe only half full? No thanks. I felt totally duped and almost asked if they were joking. This has got to change or I will only be ordering wine. The cocktails were good, too. Shame.

  • Was so happy to see until until I got a Makers and Coke. Just a simple drink. $11, then you have to tip of course since it is not the lovely bartenders fault you just got manhandled. So $13. On top of that She used a shot glass to measure it. Keep that for Europe man, in the US you pour. $13 for a weak drink. I walked out defeated and took a nap.

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