Monday, February 18, 2013

Hawk N Dove - Disappointed

We've been waiting a long time for Hawk N Dove to reopen. We've been going there since long before we moved to DC. So today we asked our friend to join us for lunch thinking it might be less busy on the President's Day holiday. We had a seat where the sun was reflecting off a shiny car right in to my eyes, the food was awful, and there were only two stalls in the women's restroom. Of course, I had to wait. The place looked nice enough, but a lot like all the other new places in the neighborhood. They were serving brunch, which was fine with us, but everything tastes like airplane food and mass produced. Once it got busy, the folks who sat next to us left in a huff because no one came to wait on them. We can forgive the place being new, and staff are adjusting to the environment. I suppose if the place is geared to clientele who will be drinking and snacking all evening it's a great spot for that. There is an upstairs with a separate bar and additional tables for a private party or overflow. And I suppose if you never knew the old place, it would be adequate. There is something about the restaurants on Barrack's Row and the surrounding area....we just don't like them. Sorry! I am really disappointed, but I don't think it makes any difference.

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