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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Dining at Lost Society


The stuffed lobster with blue crab at Lost Societyon U St. (Donita Williams-Chikwendiu - FTWP)
I wanted to end the 2011 year with a delicious dinner with the ladies and picked Lost Society for this month’s dining experience. Located on the U Street Corridor, Lost Society is a two story restaurant with a mix of bar, lounge and dining areas.

We were seated in the rooftop area, close enough to the heaters and facing beautiful lighting on the wall. The ambiance and décor were nice. The drink menu featured three signature cocktails, beer and wine.

Lost Society is known for its steaks but includes a unique selection of starters, à la carte sides and several seafood options. Our server was attentive and answered our questions honestly.  

I started off with the butternut squash soup - one of my favorites.  The soup was delicious and hot, but a bit overpowered by the black pepper. I then ordered the 5 oz. petit filet frites with roasted carrots-ordered medium well.

The ladies tried the sea bass and stuffed lobster. The food took longer than I expected, but eventually arrived. My filet was prepared to my liking and the meat was tender.

The portion of frites was small, but good enough for me since I ordered a side of potatoes au gratin.  The potatoes were creamy with a nice crispy top layer but needed some salt for additional flavor.

While I enjoyed a cup of coffee, the ladies ordered and enjoyed every last bite of the nutella smores, bread pudding and apple flavored upside down cake.

As the night went on, the bar scene was noticeably vibrant and the DJ was playing a nice mix of house music. Overall I enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I regret not trying the dessert and would come back.

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

Butternut Squash Soup
Petit Filet Frites with Roasted Carrots

4

4

4

Donita Williams-Chikwendiu

Black Bass
Mac n Cheese

4

3

4

Tameka Tunsil

Pork Belly
Petit Filet Frites with Roasted Carrots

3

3.5

3

Carolyn Neal-Price

Caesar Salad
Stuffed Lobster w/ blue crab

3.5

4

4

Andrea Therrien

Black Bass
Collard Greens

3

4

4

Debra Hurdle

Petit Filet Frites with Roasted Carrots
Collard Greens

3

3.5

3

Darcy Kipp Kim

Butternut Squash Soup
Black Bass

Collard Greens

3

2

4

December’s pick is The Lost Society (2001 14th St. NW)

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