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Ben's Next Door
Posted by Zoe on 05/03/2009
My husband and I visited DC recently and dined at Next Door after a recommendation from hotel staff. We had the Crispy Salmon, U Street Salad and the Chocolate Chip Pecan Coconut pie. This was truly an experience. The Salmon was perfectly prepared with a pink center. I'm still looking for a recipe for the pie! We had the Half Smokes at the bar the next day. They were average. However, Next Door is exceptional!
Posted by Minnie on 04/22/2009
A few girlfriends and I stumbled upon Next Door while we were searching for a new resy to check out. The space is absolutely amazing and the bar has that "cheers" kind of feel to it. The real treat is the restaurant at the back of the bar...I had the short ribs another friend had salmon, and another the fried chicken...all was well, and we will definitely return to try the weekend brunch.
Posted by Kassie on 03/10/2009
You should be just about to head home before the last subway stop, before you will really be able to enjoy this spot. It's just laid back and enjoyable without the crowds.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2009
The service was poor, after waiting an hour for the food the server came back and told us they ran out of one of the dishes. After yet another half hour the food finally came. The portions were way to small for the price. I swear there were only 3 small pieces of duck in my duck dish. At the end of the meal they decided to deduct 20% and give us free dessert. We told them we just wanted to leave and did not want dessert. Unfortunately they ended up charging us for the dessert and we needed the removed from the bill. I feel a 20% discount was not enough of a discount to counteract the experience. 20% did not end up costing as much as a single main course. It was unfortunate since the place had such promise. Also the food was tasteless, nothing out of the ordinary that justified the price. Seriously the mac and cheese tasted like it was out of a box. Very unfortunate.