Went for Restaurant Week and it was wonderful. I had the cornbread, shrimp and grits, and the vanilla bread pudding. I loved the design of the space it was a really well done intimate space.
Found it way to noisey. Not mention for conversation.
Great experience, chic ambiance with friendly staff, feels very French.
Such a cute, hole-in-the-wall place for fun date night
The architecture and decor was amazing
Yum! First time there - food and service was great!
Went for New Year's Day Brunch with friends and had a blast!
Went for brunch. Love that you can switch between drinks with the bottomless. Food was all very good. I had the grits & porkbelly--would definitely recommend!
We went on a quiet Sunday for an early dinner following a concert at the Lincoln Theatre. Appetizers were very good and for the most part we loved the entrees. The beef short ribs did not get a good review, perhaps just an off day.
A bit louder than expected but this was our first visit. Would go back--food, drinks, and service were excellent
Food was super, bottomless drinks were full, service was great. Overall awesome brunch deal and can't wait to come back!
Consistently great. Antithesis of obnoxious, huge downtown restaurants and soulless corporate concepts restaurants.
Hard surfaces = loud room especially with bottomless brunch drinks. I highly recommend the rooftop for a little zen to the downstairs dining room din. Yucka yucka
Birthday dinner for my daughter prior to a concert at Club 9:30 which is just a few blocks away. It is up a bit of a narrow staircase and the interior is of a darkish wood. It is described as a speakeasy and that is an accurate description. Servers were nice. It is very quiet on Sunday for dinner. The food is amazingly good. We had the deviled eggs with truffles, the hush puppies with quinoa (?), the grits with truffles, pork tenderloin, and roast chicken. All top notch. We sadly did not partake of spirits or dessert but the selections appeared on par with their appetizers and entrees. If you like good American cuisine, put this on your list
Great place with a beautiful view on the roof. The food was outstanding!
Comfort food done well with some modern twists, in a setting reminiscent of East Village NY. Love this place and will definitely come back for the BURGER, which was freaking amazing.
Service was very good and the decor was very pleasant. The bench against the wall was very uncomfortable due to a large gap between the seat and back rest. Noise really travels, so no itimate dining, but still a nice atmosphere.
The cauliflower steak, truffeled grits and corn pudding were phenomenal. The smoked pork belly was very flavorful, but somewhat dry. The pork tenderloin was really dry and disappointing. The chef clearly has a great sense for flavor combos, but the kitchen lacks execution with cooking meat. Would have been an amazing meal if the pork wasn't cooked to death.
We were surprised by how quiet the restaurant was for a Friday evening. We were very happy with our meals and the service and I would recommend it as a place to try. It's not really a must-see/destination place but definitely worth checking out.
It's considered a speakeasy so its super dim instead and not particularly appealing inside BUT don't let that deter you from eating there. The food and drinks were quite tasty. A friend in town visiting and I decided to check them out since it was restaurant week. Thankfully they allow you to pick from their actually menu. We started with devil eggs and quinoa crayfish hushpuppies. The devil eggs have quite the kick to them but you will enjoy the flavor they have. Definitely not bland. My friend ordered the braised short ribs and I had the burger and fries. Both were tender and cooked to perfection. And since im a fry lover I will have to say that they have some great fries. Simple crispy and hot. I literally ate an entire bowl of them (also why I didn't have room for my entire burger lol). We both ordered dessert since it was part of the deal and that was probably the least memorable but this isn't a spot i wouldn't to looking for the best sweets anyway so I wouldn't hold that against them. Id definitely come back when Im on that side of town for drinks and food.
Tuna was not cooked rare and veggies were not hot. Actually they were room temperature. Service was good but portions were small. Grits with pork belly was tasty.
The main courses were ok, the salads are great. They also have good desserts. Customer service was subpar. The space is small, would not recommend for large groups. Overall experience was just ok.
Great experience. Very friendly staff. Brunch was delicious.
We really enjoyed ourselves at 1905. Did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. We ate inside due to the high temperatures outside. Our waiter was great and answered all of our questions and had good drink suggestions. The shrimp and Grits was very good and tasty. Big shrimp to boot. I will definitely plan to go back but on a cooler evening so we can check out the outdoor patio.
Great surprising food. Neighborhood is a bit rough but staff and food is absolutely fantastic.
Second visit - loved this place again. Food is so well executed and staff friendly and efficient. Room is intimate but not too stuffy. Only request would be some new dishes on the menu as we'd love to come back again!
Killer ambiance- Mind blowing brunch!
1905 is speak easy meets brunching at its finest. From the bottomless brunch mimosas (elderberry mimosa?!) to the homemade scone/cheddar biscuit basket, 1905 is the epitome of all things awesome. Brunch is a big deal in DC and luckily, 1905 delivers. From the cool, dark speak-easy vibe to the southern inspired delicacies (truffled grits and pork belly anyone?) 1905 is a neighborhood gem.
Went here on a double date after a movie at the Atlantic. The four of us sat in booth situated in a window, which was super-romantic. The waiter was very nice and attentive - also had a great sense of humor! The food was fantastic. I had the special which was a buttery chicken with spaetzle - it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious! We all cleaned our plates and even made some room for dessert. We would all definitely go back again and will recommend to friends.
Went for brunch. The food (chicken and waffles, and truffle grits and pork belly) was excellent. It is a small venue or at least the indoors part is, so as more people came in, the noise level drastically increased. Only "downside" was a fairly limited menu. Service was attentive, friendly, and prompt.
The service was great. It was my date's birthday and we just wanted something fun before a show at 8. I let them know it was her birthday and that I would appreciate anything they could do to embarrass her. The server brought her a glass of champagne and the bartender put "Happy Birthday" on the stereo. It was perfect and we all had a good laugh. We then asked the server for his recommendations and we were really impressed with both his knowledge and with how delicious his recommendations were. Thanks so much.
Fair price for a wonderful meal.
We went early, around 6:00 to have dinner. It was empty. It must've been too early. There were people on the rooftop, but it was not appropriate for eating dinner, just drinking. So we ate inside, which was kind of dark. The food was good and presented very nicely on the plate, but some of the dishes needed more balanced seasoning. I ordered the chicken which was fire-grilled perfectly with a great succotash and broccoli rabe , but the dish was a bit salty. The BBQ lamb and burger (with an egg on top) ordered by two people at my table was very good. The burger eater declared it to be the best burger he had ever eaten. The tuna was good, but could have used a bit more seasoning. I was not impressed with my drink, but my partner liked his. The service was very good. Overall a nice place with good food. It might be better for a later night crowd.
Uncomfortable seats at table and AC working improperly
Husband and I shared our meals and both didn't feel well later. We were left thinking it was the food. Too bad, we liked the ambiance and the rooftop was hopping.
I thought 1905 had great décor when I walked in. A little gothic and unique. Dark reds, and mahogany wood. I found the food only so-so from a flavor perspective, but the freshness and quality was excellent. It was nice place to gather and get some food, but, at least their brunch menu, didn't leave me too excited. I enjoyed their bloody Mary and bread basket with unique spreads, but I found the breads a bit cold when they were served.
Overall an OK spot if you don't want to spend too much, but if you're looking to get really savory and delicious food, not the one I would recommend for brunch.
Burger was good!
Very nice place indoor and outdoor (rooftop).
Food was good and creative but inside is far too noisy to fully appreciate the experience. Place to be avoided for a date!
Ambience is unique
The food at 1905 was good, however the service was not as good. The server forgot to put our order in, so it took awhile to get our food. My boyfriend's burger was also super red, even though he stated twice that he wanted it well done. The cornbread was delicious.
Loved the ambiance! The space is striking and the rooftop is great as well. The brunch food, however, was subpar. Would definitely come back again for drinks!
The food was OK but not a good value. My sister and I did not like the beets, and we both love beets and had never had a bad beet salad at a restaurant before. The rest of the dishes we tried, kale caesar, deviled eggs, and cornbread, were OK.