Taylor on H St, NE - Anyone been?
- Cocinero Cubano Dec 4, 2008 01:30 PM
A colleague and I were discussing the merits of Pat's and Geno's in S Philly tonight, when the conversation turned to other Philly phaves; to wit: hoagies. She mentioned having heard of a place on the H St NW corridor. A bit of research yielded Taylor, which got a good review in the Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/res...).
Has anyone been? I live in Arlington, work in DC (NW), so is it worth a drive/cab fare?
Thanks for reminding me about Taylor. I need to try this place and do a Litteri's/Mangialardo's/Taylor taste test.
I tried the 9th Street Italian sandwich, and it was pretty darn good -- the sharp provolone especially.
Prices are pretty high -- I paid more for a six-inch sandwich than Mangialardo's charges for one twice that big. And the service was not good. I'm not sure how long they've been open, but I went Friday and it wasn't crowded at all, but it seemed as though the employees still hadn't figured out the basic routine of order-taking and sandwich-making. I was able to order without standing in line, but then it was more than 20 minutes before I had my sandwich. Everyone else was asked what they wanted on their orders; I was simply presented with a wrapped hoagie.
Between the price, the difficult location (they're still tearing up H Street, parking is scarce, and it's surprisingly difficult to get there and back even from the Hill) and the competition, I probably won't be back all that often, but it's a nice space and a nice addition to the neighborhood for those who live or work in walking distance.