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About The Partisan
Joined at the hip to Red Apron, Chef Anda's groundbreaking butcher and charcuterie shop, the restaurant and bar draws heavily from Anda's line of house made products and relies on the meticulous sourcing that has made Red Apron the first and only butcher shop in the nation to use 100% Animal Welfare Approved pork. Anda and Chef Aaron Schmude's charcuterie program at The Partisan draws from 100s of cured muscles, pates, and sausages, showcasing over 30 different products on any given night.
The balance of the menu is broken up into a series of meat-centric composed dishes highlighting distinctive cuts, cooking techniques, and animal breeds. The portioning encourages sampling, sharing and customizing, which allows guests to construct a completely unique dining experience with each visit.
Washington, DC 20004
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00-2:30
Brunch: Saturday, Sunday: 11:00-2:30
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Friday & Saturday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 PM. Our bar is open daily beginning at 11 AM.
Between 7th and 8th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Street parking and public garages
The closest metro stops are: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter &
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Partisan Ratings and Reviews
The Partisan continues to perplex me. I've been going on occasion for 2-3 years. I don't go as often as I would if they corrected some problems they've always had. The Partisan has great food and a great drink program that includes excellent craft cocktails, beer and wine, and relatively consistent good food. The primary problem is the front of house management and organization (or lack their of). We feel like we enter another alternate universe when we go there and interact with the host and wait staff, and management. Everything seems to happen at a glacial pace, and the front of house staff (bartenders not included) seem like they'd rather be anywhere but there doing their jobs. We often have to get out of our seats to go find a staff person to take care of us. It is not uncommon to go for 10 minutes hoping your server will check in, or make eye contact with you. But no. they're usually too busy chatting with coworkers or disappearing all together.
Another weird thing about this place - the entire restaurant can be empty, but they will not sit you at a bar table unless you are eating a full meal. Drinks and apps won't suffice for them. I've often tried to go for happy hour with a group, found EVERY table in the place empty, and the host and management refuses to give us a bar table for drinks and apps. Its not that teh tables are booked with reservations, because they WOULD seat us for dinner, just not unless its for dinner. Last I checked, restaurants make better margin on alcohol and apps them entrees, yet they'd rather their place be empty than dare to sit a group of 6 that will easily spend $300 in 90 minutes. Over the years I would guess that we've NOT gone to the Partisan 10-15 times because of how they manage their bar tables for drinking.
To conclude, its a shame that the great bartenders and cooks of the Partisan produce such great product, but the front of house staff and management ruin the overall experience.
Overall pretty disappointing experience, which is a shame because The Partisan was recommended by someone who lived in DC and frequented the restaurant often. The service was pretty horrendous, even for a Sunday evening at 6pm. We were not served our wine until 50 minutes after we had been seated. There were no apologies by the mananger who was doubling as the sommelier and the server seemed novice, unprofessional, and scattered. The food was also mediocre. We got the wagyu briscuit which was heavily over salted (and we like our salt, so that’s saying a lot). I also called back the next week to tell a manager about our dissatisfacotry experience, and he was perfectly nice and apologetic, but did not offer any compensation (gift card, reimbursement of part of the meal, etc.). He also said that he would speak to the waitstaff and figure out what happened but he did not even take my name or look up the reservation, so I’m fairly confident this issue will not be discussed later and he had no intention of speaking to the staff who sat and served us (or to the chef about the subpar briscuit). Overall, poor experience. Wouldn’t go back or recommend unfortunately.
Our food was delicious but the service was subpar. Our waitress was friendly and helpful when we got her attention, but we went 10-15 minutes at a time without her checking on us when we had not gotten any food or drinks (or when we needed more food or drinks). We sat at the table for 20 minutes after we were first seated without being asked for our food and drink orders.
This used to be a "go-to" restaurant recommendation. After my most recent visit, it's off the list—my experiences here have been... inconsistent. Most recently, the combination of extremely inattentive service and multiple dishes being overcooked left a bad taste.
Great dining/beer/craft cocktails Penn Quarter/Capitol/Newseum/Smithsonian. Tho’ described as meat-centric, the Kale salad that leads the brunch menu was lush, lavish and loaded with flavour. My son inhaled the Red Apron burger. Tables of reclaimed barn board project a rustic ambiance...but make no mistake...this place is hip and cutting edge. Attentive and smart service. I’d be a regular if I lived in DC.
The menu requires study to compose a good meal. My friend had a half roast chicken, an ample portion size. My smoked lamb shoulder was a smallish portion of shredded meat on hummus, tasty but not intended to be a main course. The charcuterie on the adjoining table looked nice. Our side dish of roasted Brussels sprouts was delicious, as was our dessert choice of cheesecake. The latter had no crust, but was rather some fruit compote on a rich cheese-based filling.
Good food and good service. However, we were there on Sunday lunch hour so only bunch menu is available. We were looking for more like a proper lunch menu. The server is nice and helped us to have some dishes that's on their lunch/dinner menu. The food is great! A little bit too savory (salty) to us.
We had a great pre-theater dinner at The Partisan last Saturday. One member of our group was late, but our server made sure that we got to try a wide variety of delicious food and got out the door in plenty of time for the show. I will definitely be back again!
My son always takes me to interesting places for lunch when I visit DC. The menu was unique and the beer was interesting with fun names. I enjoyed the roasted beet sandwich which was delicious. Our only dissapointment was that the charcuterie was not on the lunch menu.
Spectacular wine list, excellent food, friendly and reasonably prompt service. Our only (minor) gripe was the noise level.
We had a sekection of the chacuterie, which is all made in-house and is delicious, their famous potatoes fried in lard, the foie grasse, and a Waygu (sp?) steak. The fries and the foie grasse were to die for, the beef was good but I would probably not order it again. My husband and I had cocktails and wine and the bill was about $140. Well worth it! Highly recommended.
Food was fantastic and the place is pretty cool. Seems to be a vibrant bar scene for the after work crowd. Between the charcuterie options and the main menu, there is something for everyone and we would definitely go back. Definitely a hip place for young professionals!
Went there pre-theatre for a date night. Really great food as always, but incredibly slow and inattentive service. The server was really occupied with another table, and it took us 20 minutes from being seated to ordering our food. We were really looking forward to dessert, but because of our tickets and the slowness of the initial service (eventually the sommelier took our order), we didn't have time. Definitely recommend the extensive charcuterie menu, the foie gras, and the lamb shoulder. The brussell sprouts and scallops are not worth the price tag.
The food was delicious and loved that you had an opportunity to share/try many dishes. It's probably not for the "veg only" crowd, but hopefully that was apparent before you made your plans - even the vegetables have meat :-). My favorite was the "Rose All Day Wine Menu". I hope that doesn't go away for fall and winter.
The Partisan really has it all - great food, great beer/cocktails/liquor/wine, great service, and great atmosphere. The staff at The Partisan are nothing short of amazing. They can provide wonderful recommendations for dinner and always find us a perfectly paired bottle of wine. The wine prices and selection are also very good. They have a large and more upscale liquor selection. The food is delicious and the rotating menu keeps us interested. The atmosphere is very neat - a little darker, but a great place to have a quiet evening. We will most certainly be back again. Looking forward to it!
Stopped in for a quick dinner before catching an early evening IMAX movie at Air and Space. Absolutely would return. Loved the cocktails and each of the dishes. We may have disappointed our waitress because we were eating lightly, but we really did enjoy eating small amounts of very well prepared food. Skipped dessert because nothing really spoke to us on the dessert menu. But really really liked this experience - excellent pre theatre option that was quiet even on Fri night.
Also not far from Verizon - great way to break out of the traditional eateries before the event/ game.
The menu was phenomenal, including beer and cocktail selections. Wanted to try everything. Everything we decided on was very good... with the beef fat fries and octopus the biggest table hits. For dessert, the berry donuts with mascarpone were delicious. Will definitely look for an excuse to return and try more off the menu.
A great place to Meat! That is The Partisan. Wonderful charcuterie choices started our meal with craft cocktails. Their version of an old fashioned is tasty. We picked a couple of dishes each and had a nice time tasting them. The wagyu beef and sweetbreads were particularly enjoyable. The kebab trio was ok. One of our party wanted something other than meat and ordered the rotisserie chicken. It was delicious: moist and flavorful, with a delectable honey/pepper sauce accompaniment. The octopus was quite good. We tried all 4 featured desserts, a bite of each for everyone. A very nice night. Worth going back.
A little bit of a wait at the table during the dinner hour (8pm on a holiday Friday),but well worth every second and every penny spent. Sommelier was outstanding and waitress (Jenna) made the evening a memorable one. OH! And the FOOD! So, wife is a foodie so I had to research DC foodie spots we haven't visited yet ( Iron Gate, Momofuku, Maketto, MiniBar, DC Eater usual). Charcuterie is all it's hyped up to be. MEAT.... wow. Son has a peanut allergy and wife is still nursing, so Jenna took care of us. Dessert...strawberry donut holes almost brought a year to my eye. But wait... The BEER LIST.
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