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Cozy neighborhood bistro and roof deck in the heart of Shaw, DC. Our beautifully appointed dining room is the perfect location for a special occasion dinner with your significant other or a celebratory dinner with a group of your closest friends and family. Our roof deck boasts picturesque vistas of the DC skyline, and is ideal for a leisurely glass of wine, some tasty bar snacks, and catching up with good friends.
Washington, DC 20001
Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Sunday Brunch: 11am - 3pm
Sunday Dinner: 5:30pm - 9pm
Bar and Roof Deck open late every night
9th Street NW between T Street NW & U Street NW
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Less than 2 blocks from the U Street Metrorail stop, and 4 blocks from the Shaw/Howard Metrorail stop - both on the Green/Yellow lines.
Private Party Facilities:
Call the restaurant for details
Private Party Contact:
Tony Lucca: (202) 332-1905
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
1905 Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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