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About Permanently Closed - Cashion's Eat Place
This restaurant is permanently closed.
Cashion�s Eat Place is a New American eatery in Washington, D.C. that features a market driven, daily changing menu. The restaurant offers a sophisticated setting and features indoor and outdoor patio seating.
Cashion�s Eat Place serves dinner six nights a week with an additional brunch service served on Saturday and Sunday. All menu items at the restaurant are prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients so the menu changes daily based on the ingredients available. Common menu items at Cashion�s Eat Place include starters, such as marinated olives and roasted and raw beets and big plates, such as pork burger with Swiss, Gulf shrimp alla plancha and grilled halibut with potato puree.
Washington, DC 20009
Contemporary American, Organic, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
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.
18th Street and Columbia Rd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a private parking lot located at the corner of Biltmore Street NW and Columbia Road NW (less than 1 minute walking distance).
Closest Metro stop is Woodley Park/Adams Morgan on the Red Line.
Private Party Contact:
Justin Abad: (202) 797-1819
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For inquiries about special events at Cashion's Eat Place, please contact Justin Abad for pricing and details. Email address: email@example.com
Cashion's Eat Place - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
We had a reservation for Brunch on Sunday May 15. Someone from Cashion's Eat Place called me on Saturday night and told me it was permanently closing. I appreciated the call and wish all who worked there and may have lost jobs good luck finding new ones!
We went for Saturday morning brunch and it was great. I had a hard time choosing what to get because the whole menu sounded awesome. I went with eggs Benedict with pork shoulder and was very pleased. The restaurant was nearly empty at 11 AM on Saturday which was weird. Definitely a good alternative for the super busy/loud brunches in Adams Morgan. The ambiance/decor of the restaurant was pretty cool too. It's not the cheapest brunch in AdMo but it's still a pretty good value.
Even if we had reservations, and there were multiple free tables in the restaurant, we were made to wait 20 minutes at the door without any explanation. After waiting all this time and trying unsuccessfully to get a staff member's attention, we just called it quits and left. We felt really unimportant and snubbed. If that's the sort of service they provide at the door, I don't know what sort of service they provide inside. Very disappointing and there's little chance I'll go there again.
My wife and I have been going to Cashion's off and on since the late 1990s, well before we even knew each other. We even went to the restaurant's 20th anniversary dinner. The food was very good as usual, and the restaurant is really still a good value to boot, but the service this time was mysteriously lacking. Our server, whom I believe is also the manager, was friendly, but he seemed to be the only one working in the dining room on a Saturday night. As a result, there were extreme delays in bringing out our appetizers, main courses, and wine, even though the restaurant was oddly only half full. Maybe some or all of the staff had quit or something similar, but we never received an apology or even an explanation. We'll chalk things up to a bad night and give Cashion's another shot at some point out of loyalty, but we'll make sure to leave extra time for the meal, just in case.
I have eaten at many of DC's best restaurants and I keep coming back to Cashion's whenever I come to town. It is definitely one of the best restaurants in the District. It is a "secret" place that locals frequent. I feel a bit "bad" writing such a positive review on OT, because this is the kind of place you don't want to have discovered by the "masses!" Our entire meal was fantastic, but the exceptional dishes included the Beet Salad, the Duck Breast, Hanger Steak and "J1" Sauce, and the truly crazy good Clafoutis desert. Ymmmmm. The wine list is small, but excellent, and the management and staff are incredibly nice and accommodating. I could eat dinner here every night!
Met a friend from way back who was in town on business for dinner. We had reservations, but the dining room was empty on a Tue. night, and so we sat at the bar. That was a fine place to be, and the bartender took good care of us.
So the place was kind of dead, but the food was very, very good. And I didn't care that the place was kind of dead, because I was catching up with my buddy.
The restaurant was FREEZING. Literally someone at every table was wearing a winter coat and/or a scarf. We ordered the risotto for an appetizer and it wasn't fully cooked. The pasta was crunchy and hard in the middle. My mother ordered the fish (cod) for her entree and is was literally so salty she could not eat it. I like salty foods, and even I couldn't stomach it. I ordered the fried cauliflower and it was soggy and gross. Again, couldn't eat it. We have lived in the neighborhood for five year, and used the enjoy Cashions. Unfortunately, it has gone down hill and we won't be returning when there are much better options on the block.
Post Theater, Valentine's Day dinner --- what a terrible way to end a night out. This formerly fine restaurant failed, top to bottom. The fixed price menu was uninspiring, without highlight, and (for $65) quite stingy. Worse, this restaurant as freezing -- cold enough that it should have been closed for the evening. Clearly they were having an HVAC problem, but you'd think management would off words or concern. Every diner was wearing top coats and jackets. We all just wanted to leave, but felt locked in by the fixed price commitment. Did management offer free wine or cocktails? No. Free coffee or tea? No. Apologies? Not from management, though our waitress did her best. The highlight? Knowing we need never return.
Valentine's evening dinner. Billed as a $65 per person chefs tasting menu but in reality, a choice of one of two appetizers, three main course choices and two desserts--no much if a "tasting".
One of the worst dining experiences we've had in years. Beginning with the fact that the restaurant was freezing cold--most diners were wearing their winter coats hats and scarves. While I understand that the weather was unusually cold, at least an acknowledgment from the host or server would have been appreciated.
Our first contact with our server was about 10 minutes after being seated, when he rushed up to the table and asked if we knew what we wanted to eat. "How about a drink first" we asked. "Um, ok" was the reply. It was downhill from there. Upon opening the bottle of wine we ordered, he immediately asked again if we "knew what we wanted to eat?" After ordering the steak,he turned to my companion--"medium rare" I said, "yes" was his one word reply. Did that mean that was how the chef was preparing the steak, of that he approved of my choice? I'll never know...
The very small appetizers were served, or should I say dropped on the table as the server rushed by to attend to another table. As for the main course, perhaps the food was hot (or at least warm) when it left the kitchen,but by the time it made its way through the dining room, everything on the plate was cool to the touch. And speaking of the plate, picture two small pieces of meat with a brown sauce, two brown potatoes each a bit smaller than a golf ball, and a smear of brownish purée that was gummy and slightly bitter--and cold. That's a whole lot of brown, I thought upon the plate being dropped in front of me. The parade of plates being sent back to the kitchen should have been an indicator of what I was in for--but by that point, I just wanted to get out if there and go find a fireplace to warm up. Dessert, thankfully, was supposed to be served cold.
I have been here for dinner a few times in the past and was impressed so felt comfortable booking a brunch on Valentine's Day. Boy was I wrong. Place was freezing cold. Patrons were all wearing their coats. Menu listed bottomless Bloody Mary on Saturday and Sunday but was told it was only Saturday. When I pointed what menu said was then told I had the wrong menu and that it was a holiday. Again pointed out it was on my wife's menu and it wasn't a holiday. Was told ok after a conversation with the manager. Turned out the Bloody Mary was almost tasteless. From then on food was ok and service was fine. Although wait staff kept dropping dishes and silverware while clearing and setting the table behind us. Will not be back.
Our valentines day dinner was a very uncomfortable experience. The restaurant is completely unprepared for winter temperatures. Unfortunately, the very cold dining environment affected the food as well. Customers should have been warned to dress appropriately, or even offered a chance to cancel their reservation in time to secure another reservation on the Saturday before valentines day. The coffee was cold. The bathrooms were uncomfortably cold. I was surprised the restaurant didn't suffer from broken water pipes. Such a shame - because the flavors and combinations and fresh ingredients is definitely what we had in mind. But attention to detail needs to be paid throughout. If a hot meal is plated in a freezing cold kitchen - and walked through an incredibly cold dining room (EVERYONE in the restaurant had coats on, or wrapped across their shoulders) - the food is no longer at the appropriate temperature by the time it reaches the diner. My duck and its sauce were literally cool. This really takes away from flavors. It was truly an uncomfortable dining experience. I would certainly recommend Cashion's - but not/not when the weather is cold. And that is crazy - because it really can't take too much to correct this for the winter - e.g. thermal drapes ALONG the entire dining window (so you lose the "view" of Columbia Rd??) and dozens of more industrial type space heaters.
I used to love this place, but I have come to grips with the fact that it just isn't any good anymore. First of all, the dining room is absolutely freezing. They know it too but apparently refuse to do anything effectual about it. We asked for a warmer table farther away from the entrance but were advised that those tables (which remained empty during our entire meal) were for fours, whereas we were a two. I am not a cold person yet I was wearing my jacket during dinner, as was much of the dining room. Second, the food, while fine, is nothing to write home about in my experience. I had a hanger steak slathered with some overly-sweet barbeque sauce (which, full marks, was cooked to the right temperature). But it's just not even close to worth it for what they're charging. I suggest going elsewhere.
I had visited Cashions many times before, and although sometimes it wasn't consistent, the experience had been good overall, until last Saturday. I will never go back! To start with the Manhattan glass wasn't chill, they use a regular maraschino cherry?! Really? not even a relative inexpensive infused cherry? I ordered the beef tartare for an appetizer, to my surprise it wasn't real meat, it was an EXTREMELY salty mousse, served with potato chips, not even home made potato chips, just cheap bag chips, that was send back after the 1st bite. My Salmon was cook nicely, however the wine rissoto wasn't done well either. I clearly left without having dessert. They had two hostess which did the job as waiters as well. I do have to say great job to the one that help us, he was busting his behind. I'm not sure what happened, but again, i will never go back...oh yeah no bread anymore, just some crackers!
Went here with girlfriends 12 months ago- was dying to go back my husband. The menu was just meh this time, seemed smaller- we got mushroom risotto, fried vegetables, and a cheese platter- cheese platter was small- with wilted grapes, risotto was pretty good- hearty- fried veggies were tasty but given the venue I'd expect more. Overall, we decided to bag it and left before big plates.
Open nail on the seat snagged my pants and left a hole. Told host and someone else about the nail, both just shrugged.. Overall, just wasn't that impressed this time. Restaurant was empty as we were early to catch a show right after.
Went to Cashions on my 2 year anniversary with my girlfriend. Food was amazing and incredibly flavorful. Side dishes were also fantastic. Food portions are small enough to give you a great taste of the foods without making you full. We enjoyed all 3 courses.
Noise wasn't too bad as we got there around the time when people started to file in with groups of 4-6. 7:30 reservation. Not bad though.
Only blemish we had was that my girlfriends pork chop came out to us under cooked, which kind of messed up our eating flow. We sort of shared my plate until it was done. They apologized and all was forgiven.
We finished with he cinnamon ice cream...it was also, fantastic. Very flavorful and you can taste the kick after each spoonful.
Overall it was a great experience. Prices were average for each plate ranging from $22-$28 depending on what you have a taste for. Apps are normal, as well as deserts, which are usually enough to share. We will return for another event.
Cashion's has gone downhill over the past year or so. It used to be a reliable, moderately priced restaurant with lots of choices. But when I ate there this week, the menu had only about a dozen items on it, and the portions, while decently cooked, were quite small for the price. With one glass of wine, my bill came to $50, and I shared two appetizers and one entree with a friend. There are many good restaurants in Adams-Morgan. I will not be returning to Cashion's -- unless I just want to drink.
The donuts are still fabulous at cashions, and you can always get a table. The food is otherwise ok. We got a fritatta and burger on our last visit an they were.... Ok.
The seating is funny. Speakers blast music in most spots. Tables near the window are nice but otherwise it's dark. Servers were below par -did not bring a child seat for our daughter or refill water.
Cashions has for many years been one of my "go to" restaurants in the area. I had not been there for about a year and decided it was time to return. We had a reservation for a Saturday evening at 7:30. When I arrived, I was shocked that the restaurant was empty. We were the only table for about 15 minutes. Over the 1 1/2 hours other tables were filled but it was not the Cashions I knew before. The menu was rather lackluster, and the food was good but not exceptional.
I thought this would be a great place to go eat seeing as it has been in the neighborhood for a while now!
Boy was I wrong. The food was sooooo bland!!! The food also came out Luke warm to cold which was pretty sad seeing as the average dish costs $25. Very bland and the boast their donuts which were so bad and again bland! The sour yogurt at the bottom made it much worse. Also they had run out of 3 dishes off the menu and ice cream?! What restaurant runs out of ice cream... Go next door s buy some! Ugh what a disappointment. I didn't even finish my meal and paid a large bill for it. At least the wine was OK...
First and last time for me.
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