135. Policy Restaurant and Lounge DC

Posted at November 2, 2011 by 10 Comments

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What’s the most fun thing you did this summer?

The folks at Cosmopolitan Magazine left us with the classic, “Summer is kind of like the ultimate one-night stand: hot as hell, totally thrilling, and gone before you know it.”

Well as the cold months are now upon us we’ll be sharing a few more indoors experiences with you.  Our most recent outing?  Policy restaurant in DC.

Policy first hit our radar after winning the Hot 99.5 award for places to be seen and we thought it would be a fun new experience to keep the energy up as we say our long goodbyes to summer.

So, here are 5 ways  Policy Restaurant and Lounge captured our imagination.

1) The Decor

Policy restaurant manages to pull off an upscale trendy feel that looks more like it was laid out by artists than your typical restaurant designer.  A kind of edgy elegance that we  dig.

2) The Sliders

If you’ve been around this blog for a while you’ll know that we are slider crazy over here.  Not too many spots get our slider approval, but Policy does a Madras curry lamb slider that is just downright ridiculous!  Nom nom nom.

3) The Blackened Diver Scallops

I word: Damn! Amazingly flavored scallops over sweet corn succotash and a few other herbs that I still don’t know what they were.  And I still don’ t really care.  These might have been my favorite of the small plates I tried.  Absolutely loved it!

4) The Fried Scalloped Potatoes

This was a slightly different look for me since I typically go for small plates with  meat or seafood, but the potato/lentil combination worked remarkably.

5) The Fish

There’s something about remarkably prepared fish that really makes my day.  Perhaps it’s the fact that I grew up in a fishing town and have had wonderfully prepared fish in my early years.  Well, the fish at Policy made me think my childhood was a lie.  I think you’ll absolutely love it!

Bonus: The upstairs Lounge

The upstairs lounge gets a little crowded on some nights but that’s to be expected for any U Street spot that fields great drinks and a DJ that does it right.  There might be a line on the way in, but you’ll have a blast!

Policy Restaurant was  a remarkable addition to our list of fun experiences  in DC and while we mostly did small plates this time around  we’ll be back to check out their brunch next time.  Word is, it’s pretty freaking awesome.

For more Policy Restaurant goodness, Follow them on Facebook and  Twitter and make plans to check them out.  Reservations or not, you’re in there!

Ahhh summer, we barely knew ye.

Policy Restaurant and Lounge
1904 14th Street NW
Washington, DC

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10 Responses to “135. Policy Restaurant and Lounge DC”

  1. Michael says:

    I’ve heard great things about their brunch as well. It’s on my short list of spots to check out now, thanks for the reminder.

    • rohan says:

      Thanks for stopping by Michael, yeah I’m signed up to check out their brunch as well. Keep hearing great things.

  2. Pat says:

    Great review Rohan, I’ll have to look them up the next time I’m in NW. The fish looks lovely.

  3. Sheron says:

    I’ve had their lamb sliders before and they were indeed awesome!

    • rohan says:

      Sheron, thanks for the comment. Yeah, they do have some great small plates, I definitely enjoyed myself there. I wish I could remember the wine I had too. Shoot!

  4. Rohan, this is SUCH an awesome review. It really makes you feel as if you are there and you took such amazing photos! What kind of camera do you use? I am officially drooling. I have heard so many great things about Policy and the atmosphere you captured here is really impressive. Count me in!

    • rohan says:

      Thank you Kristen, glad you liked the review and appreciate you stopping by. I’ll send you over the camera info in a bit. I’m curious about your Boild hot dog pasta spiders post..haha I’m about to check it out.

  5. Caroline says:

    Hi Rohan,
    Great review about the Policy Restaurant, it’s as if I’ve been also there because of your fabulous photos. Love the foods. Wish we can visit the place.

  6. Andie says:

    Hi there. I have been hibernating from the cold weather. You wrote a review on ‘Policy’ on 14th street. I am thinking about going there for a ‘happy hour’ tonight (Saturday) yet feel I may be the oldest one there. I am 46 years old. Might you know? Thanks.


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