Sunday, September 5, 2010

Eating Out - New American

Our raw meat adventure continues.

1905 (New American)

As you can probably tell, we've been keeping pretty busy this summer with (what feels like) lots of traveling, plus frisbee games, and DC United snooze fests. We feel like it's been a while since we've gone out for a nice romantic dinner, just the two of us, so last week we headed out to 1905 in the U Street Corridor.

  • 1905 was a great place for a date night. The small dining room and bar are tucked away in the second floor of a converted row house without much of a sign out front. It's the kind of place where you feel "in the know" for eating there. It's dimly lit, ornately decorated, and cozy.
  • 1905 was a terrible place for a date night. It's very expensive (even with our discount coupon), loud, and stuffy. The food is good, but not worth the price. They also make you (well, just half of the table) sit on wooden benches.
  • Both of these statements are true. Although 1905 is not large, it contains multitudes.
  • We were in the mood to try something new, so we opted for the spicy tuna tartar appetizer with wasabi-lime whipped cream topping and taro root chips. For some reason I was a bit intimidated by what ended up tasting like sushi on a chip (delicious!), but the consistency of the ground tuna was still a bit unsettling.
  • Kathryn had mixed luck with her sea scallop entrée. For the price, we both expected more than three scallops, but Kathryn loved the caramelized cauliflower and parsnip puree side dish.
  • For my entrée, I had a plateful of (sort-of-German-inspired) comfort food: roasted pork loin, red cabbage, apple cider au jus, and roasted sweet potato mash. Oh and one curiosity, "sweet corn creme brulee."
  • I should mention that Kathryn had some raspberry and thyme cocktail that was pretty tasty, and I nursed a pretty decent (yet girly) glass of white sangria. (The girly part was my fault, not theirs. I knew what I was getting into with that order.)
  • Overall, meh.

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