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Jan 23, 2011 01:23 PM

Wine pairings at Komi

My wife and I had an unbelievable dinner at Komi last night. One of the top meals of my life. Every bite was perfection. My one gripe is with the wine pairing. When I asked my server to describe the pairings she said that it was 5 glasses of wine. I was excited to try a variety of wines with the courses so I ordered the pairing. The first wine was a great sparkling greek wine and was definitely a full glass. However, after that I was barely poured 1.5 ounces at most of the other four wines and literally a splash of beer. While each wine was amazing it was definitely not worth the 70 dollar cost. I wish that the server told me that the 5 glasses were really half glasses at most. I didn't say anything because the night was so enjoyable and my wife wasn't drinking so I didn't want her to think I was just trying to get drunk. Has anyone had a similar experience or was it just me? I happened to notice that other tables were getting fuller pours so maybe it was just my server?

1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

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  1. Not specific to Komi but the pairings at most nice restaurants are half-pours. I agree with you though, generally wine pairings are incredibly overpriced.

    1. I'm sorry to say I think it was your server. I've done the pairing there a couple of times, most recently last weekend, and never felt under-served. In fact, last time (aka 8 days ago), our server topped us off several times. In the end, I think we were probably served, by volume, about 3-4 glasses of wine and a 1/2 bottle of beer apiece.

      Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed the dinner--it might be my favorite restaurant anywhere.

      1. What did the server say when you asked for more?

        1. We had the pairings last night and the pours were very generous. We were also topped off several times if we had finished our wine before the correspsonding courses were over.