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Oct 15, 2009 01:31 PM

A second Taylor Gourmet opening tomorrow!

Huge news - a second outpost of my beloved H Street Taylor Gourmet is opening in Mount Vernon Square in the City Vista development. It opens tomorrow supposedly. I cannot wait to try it out. It should be a great new option for the almost-Chinatown area as well, for those of us who want a casual sandwich place.

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    1. re: WestIndianArchie

      Inquiring minds want to know. Surely someone has a report.

    2. I'm heading here tomorrow for the first time around dinner. Are there tables to eat at or is it take out only?

      Also the big question----what should I order? I thought the cutlet sandwiches looked really good but there are SO many choices.

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      1. re: Elyssa

        Yes. There is seating. Some folks like the turkey, but I've found it pretty dry. I like the 9th Street Italian and the rissotto balls.

      2. I went last Friday actually. I went around 3? so the lunch crowd was nowhere to be found. I overheard the owner saying that they were slammed during lunch. Quite a few of the people who lived above them stopped in for menus. (3 while I was there for 30 minutes)

        It's quite a little hike from my office though taking about 15-20 minutes to walk one way, so it won't be a daily option for me.

        Place was empty. This location's bigger than the H street one.
        The food is the same, i.e, good to great.

        I've had the Church and Kelly @ the H-Street.
        Went with the 9th Street + a soda + some mozzarella sticks. All were pretty good.

        1. Went online and saw the menu. It looks like they only have sandwiches and pasta salads there. Are there entree salads available or anything else?

          1. I wrote a blog post on the pre-opening of Taylor that you can read here:

            The real reason to go here is for the sandwiches since their bread is great, and couriered in daily from Philly. My favorite sandwich is the Spruce Street (turkey, proscuitto, roasted red peppers, and sharp provolone), but I also like the chicken cutlet sandwiches (although once I got one and it was a bit too greasy). Love their mozzarella sticks and friends like the risotto balls, although I'm not a fan of risotto balls in general. They do have some salads available, and I've never tried them so can't speak to that, although you can make it an entree by adding grilled chicken or turkey (I supposed you can add any meat but am not sure).

            After visting the H street location a handful of times I was excited that a new one was opening in my 'hood. I've been to the new location twice so far: once for the pre-opening party and once for dinner this week. Dinner was early (6:30) and I waited behind one person. My chicken sandwich (the broad street: chicken, brocolli rabe, and sharp provolone) was ready in less than 5 minutes, and was delicious, as usual. I've walked by Taylor on a daily basis and each day I've noticed a longer line. Last night the line was to the door at about 8:30 pm. You can call ahead to order, and they also deliver (for a $2 fee).

            Taylor Gourmet
            Washington, DC, Washington, DC

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