[the lounge list: dc] the gibson

A swanky speakeasy in the U Street ‘hood that requires me to hunt up and down 14th for an unmarked door? Say no more. Upon ringing the inconspicuous doorbell, we were led through a dimly lit lounge area, seated, and served the most complex, incredibly well-crafted concoctions I’ve ever had. While I like flirtinis as much as the next girl, there’s nothing remotely close on the menu. But unique and top quality ingredients are expertly combined into beverages with multiple layers and presented in style [our friend’s order called for a citrus rind to be scorched by the server right at our table]. With an excellent and well-executed design concept, knowledgeable staff, and great music, this place is dressed to impress – from head to toe.

[where it is:]U Street Corridor, DC
[meal:] late night drinks and appetizers
[what I ate/drank:] La Belle et La BĂȘte and a chocolately drink that our server recommended – I wish I had gotten the name. Andrew had The Rabbit Hole. Starved, we ordered almost everything on the small plates menu – potatoes and pancetta, pasta du jour, and the ricotta fritters. We loved everything.
[the damage:] $10-$15 for cocktails, $7-$10 for small plates (they really are small and there are only about 5 options on the menu, but they are good)
[other stuff:] Reservations a couple days ahead of time are strongly recommended. The well-spaced, but intimate seating is ideal for dates or nights out with good friends.

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