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“Great Experience - Dining, Plus”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Poste Brasserie - CLOSED

Poste Brasserie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: American, French, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: F Street
Transit: Metro – Gallery Place
Description: Poste will delight your senses with mouthwatering dishes and an award-winning wine list, in an atmosphere like nowhere else. Chef Dennis Marron serves up modern American Brasserie cuisine emphasizing fresh, local, and organic ingredients...even as local as our backyard! Whether you are enjoying a hand crafted cocktail on our outdoor patio, joining the happy hour crowd in our lively bar area, or cozying up in one of our booths on a winter evening, Poste is sure to have something to fit any occasion.
Austin, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Experience - Dining, Plus”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

On a trip to D.C. on June 22, 2014, we were looking for a restaurant/bar at which to have a late lunch and watch the U.S.A. vs. Portugal 2014 World Cup Soccer match. While walking down a side street near our hotel, we saw the Poste Brasserie bar's flat screen TV through a kind of pedestrian tunnel leading there. So we went to check it out. It had a clean modern look and an attractive garden serving area. Inside, the bar area was full. However, the staff graciously arranged for us to be seated on a couple of bar stools in a kind of second row of barside soccer fans, which worked great. We ordered drinks while we checked the menu. Even though the bartenders were obviously into the match that had just begun, we were quickly served two excellent cocktails, one a gin martini which I highly recommend. While enjoying the match, we noticed that the well dressed (tux and cocktail dress in the afternoon) couple in front of us was enjoying an order of pomme frites that looked and smelled great. Within about 15 minutes they finished and left. We moved up to the bar, ordered some frites and some Moules Pastis (mussels steamed with a delicious blend of herbs, cream, and liqueur), and settled in for the match. My partner, who is kind of a fried potato snob, gave the frites five stars. I have to agree with her. I give the same rating to the mussels. There were almost more mussels than we could eat and they were outstanding; juicy, deliciously flavored, and plentiful. A great French bread was served with the dish and we ordered more to sop the mussel broth. All in all our dining experience here was a great surprise; excellent food and drink in a very cordial environment with an attentive wait staff. Based on our experience, I highly recommend Poste Brasserie. If dinner is at all like our lunch experience, we look forward to enjoying dining in the garden area on our next trip to the capital area.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Robert C
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Sean A, General Manager at Poste Brasserie, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review!
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Oakton, Virginia
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“No kidding - the eggplant is a standout”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Had a very memorable meal at Poste during DC's restaurant week. The new chef showcased a handful of items from his new menu. The eggplant in honey entrée is like eating nectar - and I rarely select vegetarian items. My lunch partner enjoyed the spicy pork loin. We both loved the salade lyonnaise for starters, and my lunch partner raved about the cherry-lemon shortcake. So, five stars for those. I wasn't wowed by the chocolate pot de crème dessert, mainly because I am used to a more mousse-like texture. And the breads were pedestrian. Overall a very enjoyable experience, though, and the restaurant week aim worked - I will be back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank JulieUMFan
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Sean A, General Manager at Poste Brasserie, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Thank you for the review!
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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very nice lunch spot”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I happened to have lunch here while staying at the Hotel Monaco for an association meeting. Food was good, service excellent. Desserts looked fantastic.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Butch R
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Sean A, General Manager at Poste Brasserie, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review!
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Fairfax, Virginia
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156 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Noisy and full of young hipsters from the Department of Justice (DoJ)”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

"Hipsters" from DoJ? Surely you jest? Yep, well, you had to be there ...

We had dinner before a show. We usually go elsewhere in Penn quarter (Cedar, which we love), but decided to give Poste another chance. We sat outside in the atrium, at a reserved table, a few feet above the lower section filed with the after work drinks crowd.

The appetizer and main course food was good, very well prepared and with a reasonable serving size. The deserts were mediocre. In retrospect, I should have gone with the vanilla ice cream instead of the chocolate peanut butter fudge thing. It is hard to screw up ice cream you buy in a box and dip. My wife had a different desert (apple something) and didn't eat more than a few bites.

The staff was very attentive.

It was noisy. Poste's bar is apparently the hip place to go after work, particular for singles. We were there on a Friday night and had over 100 people within seventy-five feet of our table. We were seated outside in the atrium, but the bar and restaurant indoors were even noisier and more crowded (I checked).

The noise made for a less than great experience ... which for the $120 bill (fixed price theater menu with a mid-grade bottle of wine) is why it will be a while before we eat here again.

On the plus side, watching the people in the bar area hilarious.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Tim G
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Boston
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent brunch, lunch, and late night drinks”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I recently stayed at the Monaco DC and at various times had brunch, lunch, and late drinks in Poste. Brunch and lunch were both excellent, and at night, the outdoor bar is awesome and always packed. It was a great find and you don't have to staying at the hotel to enjoy Poste.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank amalis
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Sean A, General Manager at Poste Brasserie, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for the kind review!
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