This is the Mecca of food places in DC if you enjoy politics. A historic place to eat with great service and food. The bread to begin dinner was so good. I had a salad, steak with potatoes, and finished dinner with a custard. This...More
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What a find! We came in for lunch just as they opened at 11:30, so we had a chance to look around a bit. This is the DC political version of a NY sports bar: Autographed photos of current legislators (i.e. Mitch McConnell) and historical...More
The Monocle is a D.C. landmark and reminds you of 'times past' personal service. Our private room was not available when we arrived for dinner, and we were invited into the bar area for a brief wait (and drinks, of course). The manager, the bartender,...More
This restaurant was recommended by our concierge and it did not disappoint. We had lamb and steak and a great bottle of champagne. The atmosphere is warm and the booths comfortable.
The monocle is on the Senate side of the Capitol Building.. It has been operating for years and remains a stable for pols, business people and locals. Late night dinner and good steady bar. A bit pricey on food , which is just so -so...More
We were greeted very graciously at the front desk, and served equally well at the table -- the maitre d' and the waitstaff have been there for long times and justifiably so. Four of us, four different entrees selected, and four very well and happily...More
We ended up at the Monocle bar. 2 days in a row. They have really wonderful food at good prices. Our favorites were the bisque, BLT salad and filet with peppers and onions. Our server, Constantine, was delightful.
This is good place for lunch near the Senate buildings. Reservations are probably needed. Although famous for the Crab Cakes, I thought they were just ok. Service was really good.
If you have at least a passing interest in American politics and an eye for recognizing some of the players, the Monocle is well worth a visit. The dining room walls and restaurant halls are lined with autographed photos of the governing class. The decor...More