So I found out about this small, new restaurant in Adams Morgan through Tastings Journal ( http://www.tastingsjournal.com/ ). The menu looked great and also the price! Always looking for a great deal. We made online reservations through OpenTable for last Saturday night at 7:15. We walked in and I immediately felt like we were no longer in Adams Morgan. Nothing against Adams Morgan but definitely a different feel. We were seated immediately in the main dining room and the waitress was prompt on bringing us menus, wine and bread. Since we had already seen the Prix Fixe Menu online, we had an idea of what we wanted. This menu is a selection of the items on the regular menu, although the regular menu wasn't much larger. The deal was 5 courses for $45. Can't beat it.
A little about the restaurant itself. It opened in November 2009 so it's still fairly new and the Manager had mentioned they were a bit understaffed and still working out quirks. However, the food was fabulous! It's the standard American menu, steaks, burgers, pasta, seafood but cooked to perfection.
As I said before they are a new place so service was lacking. We were there over 2 hours for the 5 courses. Luckily, we had nowhere to be so we just enjoyed the atmosphere, wine and food. Salad and soup were delivered in a fairly timely fashion. We had the caesar salad and clam chowder. Granted, these are not tough or elegant to make but the taste was definitely superb. It did take a while for our appetizers to get to the table. We were actually served our salad twice. For this mishap, the waitress gave us 2 free glasses of wine to apologize for the wait. We were happy about that! I have to say, you don't see that very often but they're a new restaurant and have something to prove. Eventually the appetizers and entrees were delivered and couldn't have been better. My chicken stuffed with spinach and artichoke was very good and his salmon came with a delectable cream sauce! We asked the server what exactly it was and gave many compliments to the chef. Our bill came before our dessert! So that was a little annoying. We waited around for an extra 15 minutes and had to ask the Manager if we were still getting it. After that mishap, the Manager gave us a $25 gift certificate to come back another time and prove themselves.
All in all, the food was great but it did take a while to get it. They made up for it with free wine and a gift certificate so we really can't complain. However, if you do check it out, be sure to allow extra time and just enjoy the one you're with! That's what I did.