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Sep 17, 2010 12:18 PM

Volt Table 21 or Mini Bar?

Which would you choose for an important birthday celebration? We'll be a group of 4. Thank you!

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  1. Wherever you can get in. Seriously, it's hard getting into either place so I wouldn't be picky about it.

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    1. re: chowser

      Basically. A seating for four at Table 21 is the most impossible reservation in DC/MD/VA. Unless this birthday celebration is going to be in 2012, you're a celebrity, or you know somebody at VOLT, I would just keep calling minibar (between the two).

    2. I'd take a huge pass on minibar. You'll leave the meal hungry, even if it is 25-30 bites, and I generally wasn't impressed by the quality of the food. It's great, but the charm is just the "coolness" factor rather than the actual flavor.

      Oh, and the service: horrible. Expect to be bumped a couple times as waiters take away dishes from the overly cramped bar stools you're sitting on.

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      1. re: The Food Buster

        Thank you! That's exactly the sort of information I was looking for.

        1. re: DaisyM

          id wait for a some other opinions before writing off minibar. i think the food buster is in the minority. i thoroughly enjoyed my mean at minibar; food, service and 'coolness'