Young Snotty Staff.
Made a last minute reservation in front of 3 others. Told me they only had availability in the Tasting room, time 8:30 PM. They took my name, and we drove to dinner. when we got there the snot nosed young kids at the front couldn't find the reservation, said I was mistaken and said there was no availability. When we spoke to the Manager, another youth right out of diapers his only defense was that they only take reservations with a credit card and if they didn't take a credit card I didn't make a reservation.
OK, mistakes happen all the time but I didn't make the mistake. Even if I did, the staff were total a-holes. I ate here 2 years ago the food was good enough. But there are so many great restaurants in the DC area, I prefer to frequent restaurants with competent service-oriented staff.
Great food for a great value.
Yes, dirt cheap prices. I just ate a pan roasted rainbow trout that was likely swimming in the Rappahannock in the last 24 hours over Davencrest Farms mixed greens and paired it with a gorgeous English pea, gongonzola, and bacon risotto for under the price of $20 including tip. Amazing.
How about the patrons themselves? Sure, many of them are the old birds of Old Town. But, I swear there is a regular here by the name of Robin who just might rank amongst the 25 most interesting people I have ever met in my life. I would say that the restaurant has a pleasant, friendly, sophisticated vibe that encourages conversation amongst the patrons.