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.
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.
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?