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.
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