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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Dining at District Chophouse & Brewery

The District Chophouse & Brewery was my choice for our monthly Bon Appetit gathering. The appeal of the D.C. Chophouse is its casual American cuisine, reasonable prices, convenient location and valet parking. The valet parking is expensive at $15.00.


(L to R): Fatema Kohistani, Andrea Therrien, Debra Hurdle, Donita Williams-Chikwendiu, Carolyn Neal-Price and Tameka Tunsil at District Chophouse & Brewery. (Donita Williams-Chikwendiu - Courtesy of Donita Williams-Chikwendiu )
The pub-like three-level restaurant was packed and had a fun and lively (noisy) atmosphere; a good place for groups. The bar offers a diverse selection of handcrafted beers, wines and cocktails; I ordered a mojito.

My first drink was prepared to perfection. Unfortunately, the second was watered down. The bartender unsuccessfully attempted to refresh it and later I asked that it be removed from my bill.

The menu highlights classic American dishes - salads, burgers, steak, chicken, seafood and yummy desserts. First up was salad and warm skillet corn bread. The Caesar salad was delicious and the corn bread memorable.

Next was a generous portion of tenderloin tips & mushrooms with seasoned fries that proved to be enjoyable once returned as ordered. The tip, were not prepared to my liking and had to be returned twice due to undercooking (medium-well vs. well-done).

The seasoned fries lived up to its name. Service was friendly, but I wish that our waitress would have been more attentive when my meal was not cooked as requested.

Although the dessert menu included my favorite, key lime pie, I decided to forgo it this time and ended my experience with a (modestly warm but) flavorful cup of coffee.

Good value overall. I will recommend to friends.

Below is the group’s rating on service, food and ambience:

Name

Menu Order

Service Rating (1-5)

Food Rating (1-5)

Ambience Rating (1-5)

Fatema Kohistani

Caesar Salad

Tenderloin Tips & White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

4

5

3

Donita Williams-Chikwendiu

House Salad

Herb Crusted Ahi Tuna Steak & White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

3

2

3

Tameka Tunsil

Caesar Salad

Chicken Picatta & White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

3

5

3

Carolyn Neal-Price

Caesar Salad

Chicken Picatta & Seasoned Fries

4

3

3

Andrea Therrien

Caesar Salad

Filet Mignon & Seasoned Fries

2.5

4

2.5

Debra Hurdle

Caesar Salad

Tenderloin Tips & Seasoned Fries

2.5

5

2.5

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