Sunday, July 08, 2012

Daily Grill - Georgetown

1310 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, D.C.
Happy Hour: 4 - 7 daily

I knew this menu looked familiar. I reviewed the Daily Grill in Portland months ago. Maybe even more than a year now, I can't quite recall. I do, however, remember the bar at Daily Grill in Portland extending into the foyer of the hotel, making for a very relaxed and comfortable setting. I also remember the plate of three different types of hummus, which is what caught my eye this time. I did a little research and quickly learned that there are Daily Grills all over the place. Which makes sense, of course, being that many are attached to hotels.

We were glad to find this restaurant open after the huge thunder and lightening storm that left hundreds of thousands of people without power in the DC area. So many restaurants and shops were forced to close for a number of days following the storm. And many families moved from their homes to hotel rooms so that they would have electricity AND air conditioning. It was a record 106 on the day of the storm and not much cooler the next day. I overheard one of the employees saying that the attached hotel had actually booked more than the number of rooms available.

The three of us sat at the bar where service was very quick to start. We each ordered a drink and started discussions around food options. I ordered the Spiced Strawberry Mule. The bartender was convinced that I would either love it or NOT. It reminded me so much of sweet tarts. It wasn't ridiculously sweet. But I did just have the one. Two would have been too many.

We had dinner plans later in the evening (we were really only escaping the heat when we walked in) and wanted to order something small to keep us from getting so hungry that we turned on one another while going in and out of shops in the cutesy business district of Georgetown. We decided on a chicken quesadilla (none for me, of course) and the artichoke dip.

The chicken quesadilla was presented well and finished quickly, making me think that they both enjoyed it quite a bit.

The artichoke dip had a good flavor and was served with grilled bread.

Service teetered off near the end of our visit. The majority of the people seated at the bar were apparently employees themselves. The bartender who had done such a great job at the start was too busy talking to his coworkers to notice when our glasses emptied and when we were trying our best to catch his eye with the bill ready to go.

Food: Meets
Drinks: Meets
Service: Does Not Meet
Ambiance: Meets
Value: Meets


Daily Grill

1 comment:

  1. Just as a note not all Daily Grill properties are located in hotels!