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Mar 29, 2009 07:19 AM


Has anyone tried Policy, the new restaurant/lounge on 14th street in Logan Circle area?

The menu looks interesting:

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  1. I was there on opening night last week. I basically stumbled upon it. Tried some of the food (small plates). They were okay. I wish they had a fresher idea than tapas/small plates like every restaurant in this city now. The actual restaurant is not that big, but they have some good deals on wine by the glass. There a lounge upstairs, which will be another nice option in the U St area. It's going to be sceney--like Marvin's (maybe more so).

    1. I went on Friday. The food was sort of forgettable and the decor was cheesy. The wine list was VERY limited and the food menu seemed tired, even though they just opened. I'd give it a few weeks to work out the kinks.

      1. Your definitive guide to Policy can be found here:

        Just read through the comments and you'll get the gist.

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        1. re: WestN

          Well, to be fair, the dcist thread is hardly "a guide." More like a bunch of people who haven't been there (like me) making nasty remarks about yet-another-expensive-small-plates restaurant. Personally, my beef is their billing themselves as a "modern interpretation of the classic diner" which pretty much translates to $22 for two pieces of fried chicken. Not my type of place, but more power to them if they can pull it off. In the meantime, I'll be waiting on the real-deal Capital City Diner on Bladensburg.

        2. i'm surprised. from what i hear the chef used to work at l'auberge chez francois? i would expect more than forgettable food. anyone have an update?

          1. I went for dinner and drinks the other night.

            We had the hangar steak, french fries, and lamb sliders. I don't think the prices were all that bad- the 2 of us paid about $75 including tip for the above and 3-4 drinks...pretty decent in my book.

            The fries were served with a truffle mayo that was really good. The lamb sliders were beyond salty so I passed them to someone else. The steak was decent, but my fave was the potatoes au gratin- really garlicky. My only complaint was the size of the servings. But I understand that woulf make the prices increase as well. Thr martinis looked great but $11 is too much in my book- especially because they didn't look that big.

            I will go again, but probably for the lounge upstairs. It was definitely fun though.