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Jul 14, 2011 11:07 AM

Rattlesnake Roof

I havent been in ages.

Still open?

Do they serve food up there??


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  1. Still open. Usually packed on weeknights after work. Place has kind of a cheesy nightclub vibe these days: bouncers controlling roof access, female servers in short-shorts. Food is much improved since Brian Poe took over the kitchen, but the menu is still hit or miss.

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    1. Walking in the downstairs of the Rattlesnake still smells like the basement of a frat house (I strangely like it), but the roof is still open. You can get a drink in a pint glass if that floats your boat. Also, they are not big on putting enough ice in the cocktails on the roof, so you can pretend you are in Europe. I think the food is about the same as always (nothing special) despite the froofed up menu and re-branding.

      1. Has anyone been lately? I was planning to head there this weekend for dinner for 6 to 8 of us.

        Why the Rattlesnake? I want really interesting food (like their quail, wild boar or duck tacos) with a little bit of a spicy kick. I also need to be very mindful of DCs' (in some cases very limited) budgets. Poe's Kitchen seemeed to fit the bil given their menu.

        We do want a full bar, too .

        There's a host of other spots on my list of places to get to, but for this pick budgets are tight.

        Will I be happy? I can live with a college/nightclub vibe if the food is as it sounds.

        Any recent visits?



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        1. re: SeaSide Tomato

          I've eaten here several times in the past couple of months, only for lunch, and have been pleased.