NEVER AGAIN. I walked in with my adult daughter to see if they could accommodate us and 4 others. There were plenty of seats and 2 small unoccupied tables next to each other. Thinking it would be a nice place to have a drink, I asked my daughter to call the others and ask them to join us - they were across the street and could have joined us in a minute. I was moving a couple of chairs so that the tables could be butted against one another so we could all be sitting together when the waiter came frantically running over and started to move the chairs back to there original position - as if I had committed a crime - and yelling that they couldn't be moved. The bar tender, at the same time, was yelling and frantically gesturing. I told the waiter that we were a party of 6 and he nastily told me things couldn't be moved as he needed room to get to other tables. There would have been sufficient room for an SUV to maneuver easily in the space with the chairs and table moved. The rudeness, snobbishness and unpleasantness were astounding and can't really be described; it had to be experienced. Obviously, there was no way we were going to patronize this establishment at that point and I told him he could keep his empty chairs where he wanted as we would not be using them. He told me never to come back to which I finally told him to do something to himself that is basically anatomically impossible and left. I'm sorry I couldn't leave this establishment a minus 10 because that is what they deserve. I would abstain from wine for the rest of my life before I would even think of going back there. AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS unless you relish being treated like you are garbage and not a paying customer.
Small, nice atmosphere.
I liked the wide ranging menu of small bites, dips, and even chocolates (the cucumber-yogurt dip was very tasty). Their wine list is also large, and when we asked our waiter for his opinion he was helpful and straightforward (he mentioned that one of the bottles we were thinking of ordering was not very good).
We snagged a table on a late Saturday night and had a great time catching up with friends. It is a pretty small place though, so you may have to wait to get the seating you need.
Citysearch Editorial Review. One of D.C.'s first wine bars, Veritas is a cozy space that fits 50 within its deep red and exposed brick walls. Patrons can choose from more than 70 wines by the glass and a complementary menu with a selection of cheeses (blue, cow, goat and sheep), chocolates, dips, charcuteries and pressed sandwiches--all served on black, polished-wood tables. Recessed lighting creates a soft, romantic atmosphere--it's a popular date spot--and a large flat-screen television blends in unobtrusively, reserved for important events or the big game. For the indecisive, the menu also features a large selection of flights organized by white, red and dessert wines.
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