Cashion's Eat Place
1819 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC 20009Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Cashion's Eat Place
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.cashionseatplace.com/
- Phone: (202) 797-1819
- Hours of Operation:
Valentine's Day Menu:
Three (3) Course Tasting Menu, with options in each course. $75/person (tax and grat. not included). Optional wine pairings $25/person. Reservations Required.
For ALL reservations of 6 or more, please contact the restaurant for details.
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday: 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Organic, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: John Manolatos
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Contact: Justin Abad 2027971819x
- Special Events: For inquiries about special events at Cashion's Eat Place, please contact Justin Abad for pricing and details. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cross Street: 18th Street and Columbia Rd
- Public Transit: Closest Metro stop is Woodley Park/Adams Morgan on the Red Line.
- Parking: Private Lot
- Parking Details: There is a private parking lot located at the corner of Biltmore Street NW and Columbia Road NW (less than 1 minute walking distance).
A word from Cashion's Eat Place
When New York Times writer Jan Benzel described the ambiance at Cashion’s Eat Place in 1997 as “funky-elegant,” she was right on the money. That combination, a just-right mixture of laid-back neighborhood conviviality and serious (and seriously good) food, has defined Cashion’s since it opened in 1995. Even now, over a decade after it first welcomed diners, the restaurant remains true to its roots, serving interesting and fresh food in a relaxed way. For the past 18 years, Cashion’s Eat Place has combined refinement and relaxation better than anyone else.Continued
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Cashion's Eat Place reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (71)neighborhood gem (66)great for outdoor dining (43)great for brunch (34)special occasion (28)romantic (22)notable wine list (21)good for groups (20)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (11)great for lunch (8)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
- Short, Sweet, to the pointOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 11/8/2014Everything about Cashion's is nice, expect for the prices.Special Features:
- Portions are rather smallDCFoodieVIPDined on 11/7/2014We have been long standing patrons of Cashion's, and the new menu is refreshing. The flavors were excellent, but the portions seemed disproportionately small for the price (even by "small plate" standards). The pacing seems stuck between "bring as it's ready" (typical for small plates) or trying to pace as three courses. For example, my husband and I ordered a total of 7 small plates, but the waiter kept asking which one we wanted as our starter. He was unable to understand our request to bring the food as it is ready. Kind of confusing, but overall the food was really good, even though we left still hungry after dropping almost $100. The portions and pacing could use some work.Special Features:
- beautiful date nightOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/6/2014We had a date night on Thursday and I can't say enough wonderful things about the experience. Beautiful ambiance, pleasant service, and delicious food…it was the perfect location for our date night!Special Features:
- disappointingLinnieDined on 11/2/2014We ate brunch at Cashion's Eat Place last weekend, finding that several menu options sounded appealing. The sticky bun and doughnuts we ordered were both fresh and tasty. But the chicken hash, which sounded so good and which both of us ordered for an entree, was a big disappointment. The portions were tiny, the chicken was cold, the cheese was only partly melted, and the soft-boiled egg on top had an odd and unappealing consistency. We considered sending our has back to be warmed up but decided not to bother our waiter with it.
- Good brunch minus the coffeeOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 10/26/2014Went my first time for brunch. Make sure to order the sticky buns to start! Entrees were good too! However, drink your coffee ahead of time. The coffee was so weak it tasted like brown-colored hot water. When we brought it to our server's attention rather than brewing another pot, she poured us coffee from the same pot and agreed it was weak and said its because they brew a "blonde roast." I didn't buy it since the coffee was practically translucent. Other than the coffee the food was great, I would return. A great neighborhood restaurant!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/25/2014We have never had a more knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient server than we did on Saturday night. I am sorry but I don't remember her name but when we asked for recommendations she was very forthright and helpful. We allowed her to select the three cheeses we had for an appetizer, she was excited to be able to pick for us and all three were wonderful. The food was great but the service was outstanding!Special Features:
- They've Changed. Not for the BetterWayTooFatToEatLikeThisDined on 10/24/2014Cashion's has, for years, been our place for birthdays, anniversaries, friends visiting from out of town, and really any night we're looking for neighborhood vibe with amazing food. The vibe remains, but they decided to overhaul their menu a couple months ago and, in my view, it's a significant step down. I'm not opposed to change - sometimes a reboot is good. But in trying to reinvent itself, they created a far inferior product. The food is still well-prepared (great chefs), but they've neglected their best skill - the composed dishes. It's now mostly a la carte, and it's laid out quite confusingly. They decreased the selection, got rid of the bread (?!), and now seem to just be lost in-between concepts. I hope they come back to the light!Special Features:
- Fresh food w/neighborhood charmMelRoc7VIPDined on 10/17/2014Cashion's changes their menu daily, which means inventive, fresh dishes! The portions are small, but totally satisfying. Great crab cakes, risotto, polenta, roasted chicken, all super tasty! You pay for the flavor and creativity, not for portions. Waiter was slammed and totally forgot to bring us our bread crisps and dip until we asked when our food came out. Loukoumades for dessert could have been amazing, if they were cooked through. We think the waiter forgot to put in our dessert order and then had the kitchen rush to make them at the last minute, resulting in the raw dough centers. Overall though we loved the food and ambiance. A gem for adults among the muck in AdMo. Definitely going to give it another try!Special Features:
- Well, she didn't spill on usRosieDined on 10/17/2014We sat outdoors, the weather was beautiful, the people watching fascinating so the experience wasn't a disaster. We ordered five dishes between two of us and ultimately were brought three. My husband and I shared the boring watermelon tomato salad then waited over 45 minutes for our mains and sides. The waitress was so apologetic-after 40 minutes-that she brought my husband a second glass of wine. My husband had the chicken breast which he really liked. I had the grilled octopus salad which was charred but the rest was okay. The waitress brought the bill but never the two sides. When we mentioned the sides-we no longer wanted them-she took them off the bill but, along with our change, brought one of them. A funny evening.Special Features:
- Great Food, Portions are too smallOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/12/2014Great brunch here here overall. Nice atmosphere, good food. Only, we both went home hungry. Portion were smaller than European modest. Felt pretty scammed by the price of brunch. I will pick somewhere else for food next time.
- As good as I rememberSeth24VIPDined on 10/10/2014It has been a while since I've returned to Cashion's, but not for any particular reason. Upon returning, I was reminded how much I loved this restaurant. That is not always easy to do when your last experience was such a good one. The goat and both duck dishes were outstanding, and the scallions were great. Our server was friendly and prompt. It is noisy, but that didn't really spoil any of the ambiance. I highly recommend Cashion's Eat Place.Special Features:
- Great place to celebrate!omnomnomDined on 10/5/2014We had a great birthday dinner for my boyfriend here! The sommelier and server were very knowledgeable about both the wine list and the menu, and made many excellent recommendations. The food was delicious, and the menu changes daily depending on what is fresh—that was awesome. The interior was very cool and hip, and fit right into trendy Adams Morgan.Special Features:
- Sunday AmbivalencepatpVIPDined on 9/28/2014We went for Sunday Brunch and it was really disappointing. Luke warm greeting, long wait to order and a waiter who did not have a clue abut the menu. My husband ordered a hamburger and when it arrived there were no potatoes on the plate. Called the waiter and he said that it did not come with potatoes--which, of course, it did. He then delivered the potatoes to the table but they were luke warm at best. Maybe the second team works on Sunday because this could not be the typical service at Cashion. Also, I requested a salad rather than potatoes for a $2.00 up charge and really felt that the serving size was very small for an up charge--and I do not exactly have a huge appetite.
- fancy look, mediocre food & serviceDCFoodieVIPDined on 9/26/2014Cashion's looks adorable, so since we just moved into the neighborhood, we thought we would check it out. We ordered 4-5 dishes (octopus, rabbit, burger, beet salad, etc.). Each dish was fine, but not that interesting or creative, and it was priced for more a much higher quality meal. It was neither an inexpensive hearty tasty meal, nor an exemplary premium culinary experience. Instead, the dishes were overpriced and mediocre, which is not a great combination. Furthermore, our waiter was fine, but did the bare minimum and did not hear our requests when we tried to call after him. After four mediocre dishes, we gave up, and went across the street to pick up cheap Peruvian chicken. In the future, I'll just go to Mintwood Place.
- anniversarynickDined on 9/20/2014Champagne on the house made a great first impression. Then they backed it up.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Brunch at CashionsBethDined on 9/14/2014Had an anniversary brunch here. Great menu, I got the shrimp and grits which was very good. my husband got a more traditional breakfast platter. thought it was a little cheesey that they charged him $2 for an English muffin with it, which was clearly burnt..I would have sent it back. Otherwise, was lovely experience, attentive service, they did not rush us which is what we requested.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- good food!Ash173Dined on 9/13/2014The hollandaise sauce on the eggs benedict was excellent.Special Features:
- More vegetarian optionsOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/13/2014I chose this restaurant because it was close to where my friend from out of town was staying, and we liked the brunch drink specials. My only complaint was that there was only one item on the menu that was meat-free, so as a vegetarian that was frustrating. Can they just add a spinach benedict option or something simple?Special Features:
- Awesome Early BrunchHolliBVIPDined on 9/7/2014We had to be to the airport early so we loved that Cashion's opened at 10:30. Their Allison 82 cocktail was awesome. I had the chicken hash and my boyfriend had the shrimp and grits both were outstanding! We didn't leave a single crumb on our plates. We sat outside and our server was thoughtful and attentive. Oh-definitely start brunch with the donuts! They are light and fluffy and cooked to order-AWESOME!Special Features:
- Great Birthday DinnerEarlDined on 9/5/2014A very memorable birthday dinner. One of the best waitresses we'd ever had. A very friendly, capable bartender (although I think they had someone standing in for a few moments whose English was not very good and it was hard to understand his drink descriptions). Nice, high quality liquors. The food was very (VERY) inventive. We actually thought that, being newer, ****'s Luxury might have borrowed a few pages from the playbook here. Slightly different cuisines but similar plating strategies. The actual birthday part of the evening was great (although there were no mariachis). Both of us will definitely come back. BTW: proximity to dancing, music, etc. is a big plus.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- bday dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 9/2/2014great bday dinner. started with the cheese and ceviche. mains were good for sharing - bison meat balls and pork cheek stuffed eggplant. sides of grilled carrots and fried yuca went well with our mains. great cocktails. greek wine. Mediterranean fare reminded me of Greece. let's go back... to both places!Special Features:
- DisappointingJawaDined on 8/20/2014We are longtime neighborhood customers. Cashion's has changed for the worse - the new menu features essentially Tapas size dishes, without making this clear on the menu. We left hungry, despite ordering additional dishes, cheese and dessert. The quality of the dishes has also declined, as has the variety. For an 'eat place' a disappointing direction.
- Good food, good wine, good times!luv2dineDined on 8/16/2014Got to go here with a friend as a birthday gift. The food selection was excellent and they had a wide variety of dishes to choose from. Plates are priced reasonably and it was a great experience to go and order a couple of plates, share them, and then order more.Special Features:
- A very enjoyable brunchnickVIPDined on 8/16/2014A good and creative brunch menu with outdoor dining for lovely summer weekends. Four of us each selected different items and we were all happy. We would return.Special Features:
- Very SlowOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 8/15/2014We had been to Cashion's several years ago and thought it was good but overpriced. They have now switched to a small plates format with more reasonable prices, so we thought we would give it a try. We went late on a Friday night. The food was very good, but the service was incredibly slow. Took about 30 minutes to get the first two plates and over an hour to get everything else. When we commented to the server about the slow service, all she could say was the kitchen had been backed up. No real apology and no sign of any efforts on her part to speed things up. Plus, the place was not full so its hard to see how the kitchen could be so slow. I don't think we'll go back.Special Features:
- USED TO BE GOOD. NOT ANYMOREGustavoVIPDined on 8/15/2014I remember I went to Cashion's a few years back and the food was great. Now it is not so. Everything was ok. Not great. So many other places in DC to go to for better food. The service was slow but that's probrably because the place was full on a warm summer night.Special Features:
- New Menu is a Hit!NicSVIPDined on 8/15/2014I have been going to Cashion's off and on for several years. Recently returned and learned of the new menu. Have now tried it twice. The entrees are deconstructed so you order proteins and then sides. I Iove this new concept since I felt the entrees courses used to be too big. Now you can easily have an appetizer, protein and side without feeling full. Highly recommend the Bison Tartar to start. The crabcakes and bison meatballs are great. For sides have really enjoyed both the roasted carrots and feta/tomato/watermelon salad. Dessert is also lovely, try the cherries with frozen creme fraiche. Service has been exceptional. And these amazing August days in DC make outdoor seating a must.Special Features:
- Never disappoints!SeaversMomDined on 8/14/2014I have been in Cashion's neighborhood for over a decade and in the several times I have selected Cashion's as a special occasion restaurant, whether party of 2 or 10, it has never disappointed. This time I selected the grilled octopus for my entree and I would return for that alone! From the wine list to desserts, and specialty cocktails, as well as inventive selections for the foodiests of foodies, Cashion's is always at the top of my list. Pleasant and quiet as well as interesting with a lively bar scene, it's a can't miss!Special Features:
- Nice restuarantOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/14/2014Cashion Eat Place was a nice upscale restaurant in Adams Morgan. Pretty convenient to walk from the Woodley Park metro. The waitress was very pleasant although there was a lengthy wait for our meal. The beer selection was decent, however, I was only so-so on the food. The portions were super tiny and the goat was very difficult to eat. The flavors were good, but the goat was tough (I understand that goat can be tough and it's tricky, so I was willing to accept that.) The hard part was eating it which didn't really work with a fork or with my hands. My family really enjoyed the crab cakes (really tiny, but we forewarned by the waitress), the duck and milanese pork (my 8 year olds thought both these dishes were magnificent and I agreed.Special Features:
- Great food; pricey wine.montrealqcDined on 8/13/2014The menu is divided into small and large plates (apéros and entrées). Everything we had was excellent and, when combining small and large plates, well priced give the quality. The wine list, however, included only relatively pricey wines, which made the entire experience, well, rather pricey.Special Features:
- Delicious!LauraDined on 8/10/2014Delicious brunch spot. Looking forward to trying their lunch and dinner menus!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- foodie1220Dined on 8/9/2014Dinner was wonderful and menu of wine by the glass was nice as well as reasonably priced. The only slight negative was the noise level. Music was piped in and very loud to the point that it was sometimes hard to converse at the table.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- small platessosoDined on 8/8/2014New menu was confusing... seems to be all small plates so they should just say so.
- The Search Continues...LiveOutLoudDined on 8/3/2014Visited this place for Sunday brunch with friends. The Adams Morgan location gave it a lively vibe. The day was gorgeous so sitting outside was wonderfully relaxing (and entertaining watching the world walk by). I loved that the menu is fresh, local, and changes daily, but this also means they may run out of what you may be craving. A guest in my party ordered the bison burger well done and received a bison burger that was bleeding (I think it had a pulse). No problem, it was fixed right away. All other orders were prepared as ordered and tasted good enough. I'm glad we checked this place out. My friends and I are looking forward to trying other Brunch spots in the area.Special Features:
- DisappointingDCBrunchSpecialistVIPDined on 8/2/2014We decided to change up our normal brunch routine, based upon Cashion's listing as Buzzfeed's "17 Best DC Brunch Spots." Boy, were we disappointed. The service was horrible, the food was not so great. The only redeeming quality was The Sue cocktail.Special Features:
- Quite an excellent meal!MangiabeneDined on 8/1/2014I really enjoyed the concept of Cashion's Eat Place - in that most of the items offered fit in between small plates and a full entrée. I liked that you could combine a bunch of different things to either share with the table, or if you didn't want to share, you could just put together an entrée yourself. It was the first time I felt like I had a lot of control over the menu- so to speak. Since I was on a date, we shared everything, and everything was delicious, but particularly the goat dish. All in all, a lovely evening!Special Features:
- The following 998 reviews are from the Cashion's Eat Place reviews archive.
- Nice brunchJeannyDined on 7/27/2014Would recommend this restaurant for Sunday Brunch. They have a limited menu, but all the options appeared very good. I choose the ham and cheddar grilled cheese with eggs and salad with a side of roasted potatoes. My dish was very good. I also recommend their orange juice which was very good!Special Features:
- First experience w/ the new menuOpenTable Diner Since 2000VIPDined on 7/26/2014A disaster. Worst meal I have ever had at Cashion's, a perennial favorite.I would recommend this to a friend.
- my favorite restaurant in DCMaireVIPDined on 7/19/2014I am a huge Cashion's Fan and I'm not sure if I can even properly articulate everything that's wonderful about it. I live in the neighborhood, so to me it has an upscale, neighborhood-gathering-place feel. I've probably been there a dozen times, and every meal I've had there has been excellent--the new menu is no exception. The service is outstanding--the servers are very well informed, and my water glass was never empty, which is uber important to me, as I am the thirstiest person ever. Nice wine selection and comfy bar atmosphere--I've had a full meal or two there, and the service is equally good. I've eaten at a zillion restaurants in DC, but there is something special about Cashion's that makes it my all time fave.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- All HypeDreezy1219VIPDined on 7/18/2014The restaurant prides itself on being "inventive," which it certainly was. The menu was difficult to understand and the waitress seemed put off as we tried to navigate the unique options. The food was not worth all of the effort. Dry, chewy meat and the worst excuse for mashed potatoes I've ever had. I think people give it a good review just because they feel like they are supposed to like it.