Jack Rose is a special spot in DC, especially for whiskey lovers or aficionados of classic 20s American culture.
The atmosphere was aesthetically pleasing and the hostess on the telephone was friendly and helpful.
Amazing whiskey selection and very knowledgeable bar tenders. Whiskey service was 5+stars. The food paired well with the whiskeys but was a little slower to come out. Will definitely be back for more food and whiskey.
The meal started out with high expectations with over 2800 whiskeys and a promise of ribeye steak. Well the first three whiskeys we selected were out. We should have been concerned when the waitress described the ribeye simply as “ a juicy piece of meat”. The ribeye was not a ribeye, upon our comment, initially the manager said it was cut in half for presentation. However how can you have two pieces of meat with different thickness, doneness and appearance? Also, not juicy. The taste and texture were inconsistent with ribeye, maybe a sirloin or hanger but not ribeye. Call back the manager who at that point admitted the chef wasn’t happy with the rib eyes cut so created a palate of some other cuts. She said at that point she could bring out a ribeye. Out came a ribeye very thin, but s ribeye. But not $49 ribeye. Overall the experience was one of the most disappointing and reflecting inferior service and kitchen staffs
You go to this place for the Whiskey - it has about a zillion kinds and an "adviser" - but the food was remarkably good as well - very rich - and for desert they had the best beignets I'd had since Cafe du Monde - maybe better.
This is a bar/restaurant that has, literally, the biggest and best selections of whiskey on the East Coast. The whiskey experts can walk you through anything you desire. If you love bourban, single malts, rye of anykind, this is a must go to place. Food is decent but not why you go there.
Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the assortment of whiskeys, which was enormous and generally impressive. However, it took her between 30-40 minutes to circle back to ask us if we wanted any more drinks. You practically had to tackle her to get her to acknowledge you. The chicken skins were pretty terrible and I would not order them again, but the rabbit ragout was okay and so was the steak that my boyfriend ordered. Generally, the food is over-priced, and we ended up going across the street for a second dinner.
We went here because my husband loves bourbon. This is the place to go - I think there were over 700 choices - a bit overwhelming. He got a bourbon flight that was all exclusive bourbons to the restaurant. I has a tequila drink that was wonderful. We shared small plates and that was plenty for dinner. We especially liked the lamb sliders.
Did expect the whiskey selections and experience to be good but the food went beyond expectations. Really impressed.
The service was top notch. My boyfriend was asked about his favorite bourbons and then they made a custom flight for him. The whiskey expert even came over to follow up. I enjoyed wine and all the delicious food. The hush puppies were so moist and the pot pie’s crust was delicious. The absolute best was a tie between the burrata and the oysters. Good mix of southern comfort food and twists on popular dishes from other countries. It is pricey but worth it for a special occasion or fancy night out. You could also just do drinks and small plates/apps to keep the cost down. I will be telling everyone about this place!