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Corduroy at the bar?

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Good morning,
As I was perusing the Washingtonian's 100 Best, I read through the review for Corduroy. It is so well reviewed here and I have been wanting to get myself there for some time. The magazine's "insider tips" said to order from the bar for the same food at a fraction of the cost. Does anyone have any details on how this bar dining might work? I am thinking of taking a friend there before a show a week from Wednesday.

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  1. Well I haven't eaten at the bar, but I can tell you a little bit about it. The bar is located upstairs from the main dining room and designed very attractively. There's even a bench along the wall with low seats and tables, you might be able to snag one of those. The food is delicious, I'd just call ahead and ask about the bar menu. Then come back and let us know how it was!

    1. Sounds like a great insider tip, but I'd add one caveat. I've found the cocktails at Corduroy to be very mediocre. Stick w/ wine.

      1. They don't take reservations, first come first serve seating. The bar is up a flight of stairs. GET THE SOUP. Its a dressy restaurant. Also, they have a price fixe three course lunch menu that is about $25. Another good way to experience the glory of the food at Corduroy at a fraction of the regular dinner price.