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BLUE DUCK TAVERN OR POSTE FOR BRUNCH?

Opinions? Brunch for two, kinda romantic, looking for good cocktails/food/service. Thanks for your help!

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  1. You will never go wrong with Blue Duck, but it is my feel that Robert Weland is one of the most underrated chefs in the dc area. I have had brunch at both and think both are equal and great places.

    1. I lean towards Poste for brunch, but Blue Duck wins for any other meal between the two.

      1. The Obamas just ate at Blue Duck, so based on what's happened at other places they've gone to, I suspect that they might be swamped for a while, which might affect the service part of the equation.

        1. I'd go with the Blue Duck Tavern. I've had service issues at Poste, which hasn't been the case at BDT. I've also had good luck in requesting and being seated at excellent tables at BDT. When it's nice out, a table outside on the courtyard is very intimate and romantic, IMHO.

          1. We had a horrible brunch experience at Poste. While the food was alright, the service was the worst we've ever had in a restaurant! It far overshadowed the food. And the Bloody Mary tasted like someone had dumped an entire jar of pepper into the glass. It was undrinkable!

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            1. re: foodtrip

              At first I thought, the service problem (inattentiveness, forgetfulness, wrong food delivered, and general cluelessness) at Poste was related to our particular server having a bad day, but on another occasion, we had pretty much of a repeat experience. Too bad because the food is pretty good. Drinks were not all that great IMHO so I'm not surprised that your Bloody Mary was undrinkable.