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Poste Moderne Brasserie

Poste Moderne Brasserie

(Now Closed)
French Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Penn Quarter, Washington
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  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    Poste Brasserie is known for many things, from its Poste Roast and its outdoor garden with weekday happy hours, to its Sunday brunch with a full Bloody Mary bar. Read more
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 15, 2016
    The Bitches say: B+. It’s a nice spot for brunch, but we’d appreciate more consistency in the dishes and a bottomless deal. The service, truffle fries and truffle Benedict make it worth a visit. Read more
  • checkitout
    checkitoutAugust 22, 2013
    The Chesapeake Eggs Benedict with crabcakes was great for brunch! The duckfat doughnuts, on the otherhand, were not all they were 'quacked-up' to be. Very crisp surface, dense and a heavy aftertaste.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2011
    Poste's patio is one of the prettiest places for outdoor dining in DC — and its garden even provides for a lot of the dishes on this highly sustainable and locally sourced menu. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
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    CarmenJuly 12, 2014
    the chorizo and mushroom tartines were so good we had to have encores :) they paired very well with the Francois Villard (Rhone, FR) 2012 Syrah and the Punto Final (Mendoza, AR) 2012 Malbec
  • Morgan T.heart icon on user image
    Morgan ThomasNovember 11, 2014
    LOVE the patio! Tucked away in the middle of Penn Quarter/Chinatown, this place is nothing like its surroundings. It's an oasis. Great place to bring visitors/out-of-towners.
  • Maureen S.
    Maureen SalazarJune 30, 2013
    Order the truffle fries and popcorn - so good! Also, note that there is essentially no restroom - you have to go through into the hotel and up to the next floor.
  • Lisa Z.heart icon on user image
    Lisa ZFebruary 10, 2015
    Dessert menu is absolutely amazing! Pastry Chef Casto Unson is talented and extremely good at complimenting flavors and textures. Definitely get dessert!
  • Burger Days
    Burger DaysFebruary 6, 2012
    2 burgs at this joint: 1) Onion soup burger w/ melted comté cheese drenched in french onion soup & 2) Brasserie burger w/ confit tomato, harrissa aioli, Mountaineer cheese, red onion marmalade & mâche Read more
  • Steph F.
    Steph FontSeptember 20, 2011
    One of my top 10 spots in the District. Skip the sparse charcuterie/cheese boards if your starting appetite is large. Best fall/winter dinner menus & perfect patio for summer cocktails!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 15, 2014
    The brasserie-style fare and not to be missed truffled frites accompany a stellar cocktail program.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MadlockJuly 24, 2013
    The patio is great for smallish groups, dates or after work crews. Be sure to ask about their infused vodkas and in-house infused vodkas.
  • NightScene
    NightSceneNovember 18, 2010
    post modern bar/lounge by night. This unique interior and great atmosphere is a must experience. It's off-the-main-road location makes for a nice getaway spot with manageable crowds
  • AskMen
    AskMenAugust 19, 2010
    The chef loves tomoatoes so he’s using them in his 20 Bites tasting menu. Which will feature tomatoes in 20 different small plates, including a gazpacho & a tomato tartar. Read more
  • Gina W.
    Gina WellerApril 26, 2010
    Delicious for brunch. We had the Eggs Hussarde (poached eggs on potato skins) and of course, house made doughnuts (filled). My husband and I shared it all and we loved it. Can't wait to go again.
  • Andrea C.heart icon on user image
    Andrea CarnesMarch 19, 2016
    Their happy hour is really great! I love their outdoor space. Try the truffle fries!
  • Michael F.heart icon on user image
    Michael FortsonFebruary 6, 2013
    Turnip Soup, Beef Bourginon and Chocolate Pot De Creme.... Amazing for Restaraunt Week
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineJanuary 9, 2012
    An easygoing mix of fun and sophistication, of trendiness and simplicity. There might be better places to impress a client, but few will make you more comfortable.
  • Maggie G.
    Maggie GarrettJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Not easy to access if you have a disability. The only ramp is 1 1/2 blocks from the valet parking and it was covered with snow and ice 5 days after the snow storm.Then, the door was locked.
    Examiner.comMarch 24, 2011
    Widely known for their excellent happy hour specials. If you're prepared to spend some money, stay for dinner and have your taste buds rejoyce in happiness. Read more
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonApril 3, 2012
    Service out on the patio has gotten so much better with the new outdoor bar! Grab a glass of vino, some sliders & truffle fries.
  • Imran K.
    Imran KhanJanuary 19, 2014
    Seems like a great restaurant with great ambiance. But whhhhhy does no restaurant have any espresso drinks.
  • Melody M.
    Melody MillerJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Truffle fries, duck donuts, bloody bar, basil lemontini. I wish I could live there.
  • Capital Spice
    Capital SpiceApril 2, 2012
    Possibly the best restaurant patio in the city. A very popular happy hour spot in warm weather.
  • Allen
    AllenDecember 5, 2009
    Go to Poste, assuming it's a weekday between 4-7. If the weather's nice, sit in the courtyard. Order the $5 truffled frites. Have something to drink. Order the truffled frites again.
  • David F.
    David FeinmanFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    my favorite bar in DC! diverse beer and wine list, good happy hour specials, great atmosphere, and a hot spot for politicos.
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RenzNovember 5, 2011
    If you are here for brunch (or anytime) try the hot chocolate shooter and homemade donuts. Lovely.
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    ArdvaarkFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The truffle fries are a masterpiece. You won't be disappointed, unless you're a terrorist.
  • Chloe
    ChloeJune 4, 2013
    Whoever said $4 happy hour truffle fries at happy hour is a liar. But they are good, despite being $$
  • Lorena S.
    Lorena SanderFebruary 5, 2011
    Rico is one of the best mixologists in DC. Seasonal cocktails are amazing. Linus for Halloween and Them Apples in January.
  • Rajani P.
    Rajani PrasadJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the bartender Sev but the lunch special is weak in terms of options!
  • Keesha C.
    Keesha CeranJune 6, 2011
    Definitely do not leave without getting Truffle Fries or the Egg Hussard (during brunch) simply amazing!
  • WineCountryMuse
    WineCountryMuseJuly 8, 2012
    Try the Seafood Cobb - Yummy brunch and great bloody mary bar @postedc @chefdennis@kimptondc
  • Joe G.heart icon on user image
    Joe GizziSeptember 20, 2014
    Great cocktails, cool indoor and outdoor venue.
  • Global N.
    Global NomadOctober 13, 2010
    If you book a week plus in advance, you can get a Poste Roast. They will roast a whole animal (your choice). Just saw a whole pig go by.
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine Kennedy AllenSeptember 15, 2013
    The Miss Crunchy brunch monte Cristina is amazing! Indulgently Delish!
  • Nick 🍾 F.heart icon on user image
    Nick 🍾 FarinaOctober 31, 2013
    the onion soup burger is one of the best things in DC
  • Vino50: Grape American Road Trip
    We love the Sawtooth Idaho Syrah. Try it one of chef's meat dishes.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CampolongoJanuary 20, 2013
    Bloody Mary bar is best I've found in DC.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 15, 2014
    Poste miraculously feels miles away from the tourist chaos outside its walls.
  • Drew B.
    Drew BennettJuly 25, 2009
    I went here for a late night scotch in the garden on 07/18. Corinne and I ran into lots of friends, which was awesome. Some who were not our friends were not awesome.
  • C.j. C.
    C.j. CrossFebruary 3, 2013
    Great bar staff and an amazingly huge patio
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BarrettNovember 14, 2011
    Great place for outdoor drinks on patio when the weather is right.
  • Robb F.heart icon on user image
    Robb FitzsimmonsJuly 26, 2014
    Washingtonian recommends the onion-soup burger.
  • D S.heart icon on user image
    D SicApril 11, 2016
    Top notch management and service
  • Haveyoutasted
    HaveyoutastedJuly 3, 2013
    Try the Macaroni and Cheese - Best thing I've tasted in DC!
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NJanuary 9, 2014
    From Washingtonian: Bloody Mary bar
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NSeptember 20, 2014
    From Washingtonian: Get the Onion-soup Burger
  • Whitney R.heart icon on user image
    Whitney R.December 15, 2015
    The salmon is so perfect!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SvetlikMay 22, 2013
    Coordinate with your group to collectively will the breeze to blow. It might work!
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