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About SIDECAR at P.J. Clarke's DC
Sidecar is a semi-private (nonmembers welcome if space is available) dining room that exudes the comfort of an 'old boys club' and serves an upscale menu of steaks & seafood. The long banquets and elegant tables run the entire length of the room and Bank of England chairs immediately envelope one in a unique sense of clubby comfort. An extensive wine collection, personal attention and the quiet appeal of a unique refuge complete the experience. SIDECAR accepts reservations for lunch and dinner and accepts private event bookings for parties of 25 to 300.
Washington, DC 20006
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday
16th / K Street NW
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer Valet Parking from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday. $6.00 per car.
Farragut North / Farragut West / McPhearson
Banquet, Bar Dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Family & friends from all over the world have been marking important & poignant moments at P. J. Clarke's for generations. From the rejoicing of VE Day to the birth of a child; from the excitement of Joltin' Joe DiMaggio swinging away to re-creating that first date 50 years later-surrounded by the grandkids. We are proud of our 125-year-old history & the tradition of being the meeting place for all seasons. P. J.'s is the place where old friends reunite, new acquaintances are made, & lasting memories are created. Whatever the size of gathering or occasion, we will host your party as if it were our own.
SIDECAR at P.J. Clarke's DC Ratings and Reviews
The downstairs restaurant is an elegant, roomy, and quiet setting to conduct business. The concierge and wait staff were excellent. Broad menu selections. Chef will accommodate special requests. Be prepared for low lighting even at lunchtime; so bring your spectacles if you have any trouble reading menus. It was nice on a 100 degree summer day! My only criticism is it seemed a bit musty since the last time I dined there (a faint bar smell).
we made a reservation at open table.com and we're well satisfied with the reservation process. Valet parking was used and we were satisfied with that process. Traffic on K Street, however can be gridlocked so recommend Metro access if possible. we had a crab cake appetizer and the calamari appetizer both were very nicely prepared and exceeded our expectations. For dinner we chose a filet, shrimp n grits, and the daily special which happened to be lasagna-OUTSTANDING. must ask for bread. no happy hour drink specials were available however the happy hour oysters seem to be a phenomenal deal. restaurant was not that busy hence the noise level was low; suspect it would be quite a bit louder had there been many more tables
It's tough to beat Sidecar for its excellent service and true understanding of the needs of Washington professionals. There is a little bit of a warm/fuzzy feeling knowing I can access a slightly mysterious dining room outside the reach of the WH tourists enjoying the main dining room. The staff is marvelously attentive and welcoming, happy hour is filling, special Sidecar events are highly entertaining, and most of the menu items I've sampled have been very tasty. Now that I've shared all of this, don't all overcrowd my favorite new joint, OK?!
I was very pleased with my experience at Sidecar. I was taking a friend there for his 60th birthday, so I really wanted the meal to be special. Sidecar delivered! The steaks we ordered were hot, well-seasoned, and perfectly prepared. The server was attentive and friendly. All the staff cared whether we enjoyed our meal and made sure we weren't left wanting anything. The ambiance was also very nice and cozy. Sidecar is in the basement, but the restaurant wasn't too dark. It is quieter there than upstairs at P.J. Clarkes, which suited our group better. I really can't think of anything to critique. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to others!
Food was fair. I had deep fried Calamari, crab cake sandwich and a side of mushrooms. The Calamari was very well executed, but the crab cake was a little bland. Service was ok, but the friendly waiter at the next table made me feel my waiter was doing his job and his job only. Even his interactions with other customers were a bit cold??
Sidecar is a secretive restaurant within a restaurant. The atmosphere only makes you feel special. The food was outstanding, the service was impeccable. Great fresh vegetables, wonderful flavors, all well balanced into a wonderful meal. The server was very attentative and helpful, but did not "hover" and interfer in your conversation. It was a very enjoyable experience.
There is a reason you can walk into this place on a Friday night without a reservation and have no problem getting in. While the service was excellent, the food was greasy and overpriced. I will not be going back and see no reason why anyone should even give this place a try given the variety of excellent options in the same neighborhood within the same price range.
As always, Sidecar Club did not disappoint. I have a membership and I always feel welcome when I arrive. Emily and Christina are excellent managers and make a real effort to get to know everyone. I was most recently at the Sidecar for a business lunch and our server Crystal was fantastic. Friendly, knowledgable, and attentive without being intrusive. My new favorite dessert at the club is the bread pudding! I really enjoy visiting Sidecar and it's an excellent location for business meetings. I highly recommend it. Also, great spot to meet for drinks and dinner.
The food for the price was mediocare at best. Appetizers of "Rhode Island calamari" was chewy, tatter tots too fancy. Crab cake sandwich was uncreative on a blah hamberger bun, slaw yuck. Cost over $35.00 a head for 4 with 2 glasses of wine, I want to say great for that price. The space is great but the food lacking. I'd heard it wasn't great when it opened, now they've been opened long enough that the food should be great, or the management needs to make some changes. Too bad, great space and location.
I recently arranged a business dinner for 8 people at the Sidecar. From the cheerful greeting we received on arrival until we left, it was a delightful experience. The staff was extremely professional, but not at all stuffy. In fact it seems as though having a sense of humor is required of their employees. The food was excellent and serving well-coordinated. The pace of service was blessedly relaxed, something we especially appreciated. The wine list was good with a number of excellent choices at reasonable prices. The location is also very convenient, with the Farragut Metro stations nearby. I will definitely return!
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