Join us for a Mother's Day brunch featuring our new brunch menu by Chef George Rodrigues from 11:30am to 2:00pm! Highlights include duck confit and waffles, stuffed French toast, smoked Tasso ham Benedict, and many more!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Wine list is great but i found it quite pricey. There are so many good wines that can cost $60 at a restaurant; there is no need to pack your list with only pricey wines. We chose a south african at $95 that was excellent. But....
Dinner to celebrate a Caps overtime victory!
Very friendly, awesome service even though we were there pretty late. Only had drinks and dessert - drinks were not particularly noteworthy, and desserts were a little hit-and-miss. Loved the petit fours the server brought out, but the blueberries were tasteless.
I've been dining at this restaurant a few times each year for the last several years, and this recent experience was disappointing. It wasn't bad, but relative to prior experiences this one was poor.
We still do not know who out server was. No one took care of us. We asked for help the entire night. The wine order was wrong. We finally got wine after the appetizers was almost finished-because I held off finishing mine until I had wine. We had to request that someone think about the lack of care and do anything, SOMETHING- to make us feel better. We went in the recommendation of a good friend who loves wine and great food. We were in from NYC so we know good service which can be casual, but this was terrible, virtually no service. It truly ruined the meal to have to beg for care. The Manager “forgot” to comp us anything after promising to try to make us feel better. If they had brought a glass of wine while we waited for them to find the correct bottle it would have been enough. Or given us a dessert. Something. I spoke one last time to a server to say we were disappointed that we experienced no acts of kindness and the manager popped up with a lowered bill. I appreciated that but it again showed the lack of being pro-active to give the guest an experience where they left feeling they couldn’t wait to come back.
Great service and the food was good, however the portion sizes for dinner were a bit small for the cost.
I love this restaurant and come often as I live at CityCenter. It was busy Thursday night due to the CAPS game. Service was awful. We ordered DUCK and received LAMB, which the waiter claimed to think was what we ordered but he never asked us how well done? BIZARRE. Ordered a side of cauliflower but had to ask for a serving spoon. Ordered a Moscow mule, not served in the copper cup but in a hi-ball glass. Very bizarre evening. Not up to its usual great rating I would usually give this restaurant.
inventive food, well perpared, great selection of wines
Great experience, attentive staff and wonderful wine list. Portions are moderate and choices are varied. Menu is balanced and not overwhelmed with too many choices.
Went to Proof for dinner with two friends; two of us ordered a glass of the Cava Rose. Waiter said it needed to be chilled, could we wait. We said we would, but he never offered it later, nor did he suggest a substitute. He seemed to be pretty distracted by a bigger group that arrived after we did. Food was delicious; two of us had two different salads, for both the dressings were too salty. Lovely atmosphere, food was beautifully presented, disappointed in the service
Somewhat irritating service, good food, poor value. Probably will skip next time in DC
My wife and I had brunch on 4/8 at Proof. First time diners and we were blown away! We decided to eat/drink at the bar..bartender, host and management were all rock stars! Great conversations with staff, good vibes on a Sunday morning and most importantly, food and bubbly did not disappoint! Great restaurant overall!
Not ready for brunch
I want to start by saying that we have enjoyed dinner at Proof numerous times. Great menu and good wine selections. However our recent brunch there was a real disappointment. We would not recommend it.
The brunch menu is limited, but did have some interesting meals that drew us in. One was the duck confit waffles with foie gras butter – Sounds intriguing right? A nice slow cooked piece of duck that melts in your mouth along with some waffles, maple syrup and a spicy sauce. Well, they did not have any duck let alone duck confit so they were substituting with fried chicken. The butter did taste a little different, the waffles were nothing special and the sauce was way too spicy. I could probably get chicken and waffles elsewhere for less than $18.
Another offering was huckleberry pancakes with lemon ricotta frosting. Huckleberries are found out west and in my own experience are more tasty than blueberries. What a treat. It’s not huckleberry season, but I assumed Proof could get them if they had them on the menu. No, they did not have huckleberries so were just using blueberries. We did not order the $14 blueberry pancakes.
We did order a wagyu burger, but it turned out overcooked and the bun was stale. We ordered the cinnamon brioche roll to share for the table with our drinks. It was also stale and did not appear for over 20 minutes. When it finally did arrive, it was with our entrees.
The restaurant doesn’t open until 11:30 am. Typical brunch hours are 10 – 2 so we assumed they would be ready, but it felt like the staff had showed up about 5 minutes before opening. There were probably 25 people in the restaurant, but when I visited the restroom after our meal there were absolutely no paper towels. Someone obviously didn’t bother to check the restroom when they opened for the day.
No duck, no huckleberries, no paper towels, stale breads, bad timing on appetizers and entrees. It seems like brunch for Proof is just an afterthought.
Very slow service and barely warm food when it arrived. I had high expectations for Proof, but won't be back.
I have been wanting to go here since it opened. Went for brunch at 12:30 Easter Sun., knew i wanted all week the duck confit waffles. Was not too busy but service was slow. Took about 30 min. to get our drinks, asking after about 25min. We started w/churros, which had brown crispy ridges, and then took a bite and mine was completely raw mush through and through. My friends' were under but b/c they were ok with eating them, we didn't complain or send back; but their next ones to complete the order were more raw. No one checked on us. We finally see our server and order drinks & food--after a delay--and wait. About 15 min. later--still NO drinks--our server comes and says sorry, he only now learned that duck confit is 86. I order the Benedict on latkes. He comes back 5 min. later and says sorry there are no latkes, just biscuits. Why did they run out--can I note that latkes is also a Passover thing? I say ok. But I really wanted the latkes b/c i love eggs w/potatoes. So I ask for a side of potatoes thinking maybe they have them, unless there is a potato shortage. He says sure. OK so do I need to go in the kitchen and shred and drain some potatoes for the chef, or what?! One Benedict has gloppy clear whites, so my friend sends it back-w/a different waiter, as ours is nowhere. Mine is cold. I tasted the wagyu burger; it was fab. That and my egg w/ham, ruined by the biscuit though, were the only good bites I had. The biscuit was a good biscuit but with a sliver of the tasso and a runny egg, the biscuit overpowered everything. Sorry, but total miss. And $16 for a biscuit, egg, and tiny pieces of ham, really? We should have left after the wait to order or then the raw churros. The waiter said he took off the Bennie for my friend; I wasn't paying attention b/c I was so over him and the entire place. I still gave him 20% b/c I'm nice. But I regret it. I spent $35 to have an annoying experience that left me hungry and disappointed on a holiday. Will not be back.
The $14 lunch special is 100% worth it! Will definitely go again.
We chose Proof for our wedding anniversary and decided to take the 4-course wine pairing fixed price menu. Each course was paired with a chosen wine, so it was a nice way to sample excellent wines that I otherwise would have no knowledge about, quite fun. Although the first course was an unusual tiny caviar dollop on a crisped quinoa 'cake' (like a rice cake) it was paired with a lovely champagne. We sampled a Portuguese white wine which opened up a new avenue of exploration beyond their lovely ports. Duck, the main course was delicious with a hearty red wine, a Beaujolais I think, and the dessert was an unusual sweet meringue. The servings were small so the 4 courses were satisfying without being over filling. The real treat was being exposed to the selected pairing wines.
Always great food. Great wine selection. Sunday brunch is the best. Especially the duck and waffles.
Apparently, there is a new chef. Many old stand-bys(e.g.foiegras, hen of the wood mushrooms )are gone. New dishes are cutesy. This used to be our go-to casual restaurant—NO MORE.
We had such a delicious and delightful date night dinner at Proof!! Meana was an awesome waitress! She accommodated my allergies and was so kind.
The tuna tartare appetizer was so good that I ordered it for dessert too lol. The wine was great and we were thrilled with every course. It was quiet in the restaurant but we had a later reservation on a week night. Thanks for everything Mena :)
Had tasting menu which was quite good. Cocktails solid. Wine pairing nice and sommelier enthusiastic. Dessert a bit high tech and overwrought.
Great, inventive food and wonderful service. will go back!
It really is too bad. They have lovely wine and food but we were so put off by the service we won’t return.
Excellent food, small portions. We would dine here again.
Absolutely delicious food and fantastic wine list. I was nervous when I first walked in because the large space and booths made it look a little too much like a cheaper chain, but as soon as the first appetizer came my worries quickly disappeared. We had been to a Michelin-star restaurant just a couple of weeks ago, but without question both preferred the food and wine we got at Proof. I love the 2oz options for wine so you can taste more without breaking the bank. The duck and lamb were both delicious and perfectly cooked with care. And the cheese plate! Wow was that good. I'd go back just for the cheese and honey.
Great wine selection and amazing food
Service was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious - fresh and beautifully presented.
Atmosphere was very comfortable.
Always look forward to a meal at Proof. And am looking forward to my next visit.
We arrived on a Saturday night at 8:30 to celebrate my wife's birthday, which was noted on the reservation. The woman at the front immediately said that they were sorry but the table wasn't available yet, and suggested that we go sit in the bar area. Fair enough - no offer to take our coats, but OK. The bar was full, so we sat at one of the tables, and sat, and sat. At one point, I tried to get drinks, but one of the people behind the bar snapped "Someone will come over to get your order". Eventually the bartender did come over and took our drink order.
In the meantime, another couple had arrived, and was also seated in the bar area (after the maitre d' had offered to take *their* coats). One of the staff came over to them immediately, they were served their drinks, and after a few minutes they were seated, while we continued to cool our heels. We finished our drinks, and watched as another group of three arrived, had their coats taken (!), and were seated. At one point my wife said to me "That table by the bathroom has been empty this whole time, and if they try and seat us there, I'm leaving". So-o-o, at this point my patience had worn thin, and I went to the front and said to the (?) manager that we'd been waiting for quite a while, and that two sets of folks had been seated in front of us, and asked what exactly was going on? He (rather brusqely) said, "Something's just come up - I can seat you now". No apologies, no question about our drinks - and, if you haven't guessed by now, he tried to seat us at the table by the bathroom. My wife said "That's it - we're out of here". No attempt to dissuade us, just a "whatever" shrug.
We've lived in DC for quite a while, and go out frequently for dinner. This is without a doubt the WORST experience we've had at a restaurant in the DMV area. My wife had initially said she wanted to go to Arroz, which is fabulous, but I dissuaded her, suggesting that we try something new, and sadly she agreed. Alas - my mistake!
Loved this restaurant! The chefs menu was fabulous and the sommelier made it so interesting and fun. In fact, he was the best one we’ve had. Will definitely be back.
Mediocre food - unusually small number of choices
The charcuterie was really tasty, lots of variety to pick from. The bone marrow appetizer was really good. The duck was to be prepared to medium, we asked for medium rare which resulted in a very tender dish. Great service
Fantastic all around! It's pricey, but you get excellent service, drinks and food. Best meal I've had in my many trips to DC over the years.
Very much enjoyed the experience, service, food and wine but next time I will ask for a table further from the bar! The bar patrons generated a lot of noise that cascaded down on the two person table.
Being rushed through dinner is not the mark of a good restaurant. Sitting at the bar later with a glass of wine to overhear the staff gossiping about the terrible management is even worse. Food was great, everything else...meh
Food was good, but the service killed it. I can't imagine how bad it would have been if the place had actually been busy. Hopefully, just one bad apple and not indicative of entire staff.
Still reliable after all these years, though entree of scallops was overcooked. Not enough of an issue to not return. Though cost vs. quality is being strained. Wine list is still solid and there are some rather rare offers if you have the cash to spend.
Thank you for everything. Service, food, and atmosphere were all top notch.
Proof missed the mark for us. While our server was attentive his recommendations were terrible. We asked him to recommend some mild cheeses but two of the three ended up being sharp and pungent. Stay away from the curried cashews - they’re flavorless. I expect curried anything to be exciting to eat but i think they tossed unsalted cashews with curry powder and roasted them. Blah. I had the gnocchi which would’ve been good except it was covered in so much Parmesan that all i could taste was cheese. My husband loved his ribeye - that was cooked to perfection and was the lone bright spot of our meal. We will not be back.
Food was luke warm and not plated well. Actually found a hair in our dessert. Sun setting on this place. Won’t go back.