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Policy Restaurant & Lounge

Policy Restaurant & Lounge

Lounge and Tapas Restaurant$$$$
U-Street, Washington
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  • Elizabeth B.
    "Get the short rib hash and truffle grits as a side."(4 Tips)
    Tanner S.
    "Awesome DJ's and awesome vibe!"(7 Tips)
    Stephanie O.
    "Sweet happy hour (especially the one that runs all night on Mondays)"(7 Tips)
    Raj S.
    "Get the Thai shrimp, hangar steak, tuna tartare."(2 Tips)
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  • Rob Z.
    Rob ZajdelMarch 11
    Mimosas and potatoes
  • Anna S.
    Anna SotnikovaOctober 20, 2016
    Drinks selection is quite poor. Service is slow. Not impressed
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsOctober 27, 2015
    Sick DJ on Saturday nights
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.November 30, 2014
    Friendly staff. Awesome place for dancing and great cocktails.
  • Annie F.
    Annie FosterOctober 29, 2014
    Great steak and eggs for brunch
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.September 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    1/2 price bottles of wine in Wednesday nights downstairs.
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher KopenecSeptember 6, 2014
    Poor service. Loud. Just no.
  • Katherine K.
    Brussels sprouts! One of the few places on 14th you can usually sneak into on a weekend evening
  • Colette S.
    Colette SaylesJanuary 2, 2014
    I was going to say the filet mignon special was amazing and a must have...and then I had the shrimp and polenta....soooo good, one of the best things I've eaten in awhile. Skip the mac and cheese
  • MariaGrace S.
    MariaGrace SarmientoDecember 25, 2013
    Date night the other day..
  • Jules B.
    Jules BuiNovember 21, 2013
    Excellent food and service
  • Alicia H.
    Alicia H.October 30, 2013
    Quaint lounge right off of U St. The happy hour specials are decent and the drinks pack a punch.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GOctober 27, 2013
    This place is so much fun! The 90's and 2000's music wasn't really doing it for me though.
  • Christina F.
    Christina FerreiraAugust 15, 2013
    Thank you Beth!!
  • J E.
    J ElleAugust 11, 2013
    Make sure to get the truffle grits! To die for...
  • DC Vegetarian
    DC VegetarianJuly 27, 2013
    Truffle fries at happy hour are pretty good. Sadly neither the lentils nor the green beans are vegetarian, and the black bean hummus is disappointing.
  • Becca M.
    Becca McSweeneyJuly 21, 2013
    There is a great amazon local deal going on right now for this place. We loved every dish we tried. Especially like how vegan & gluten free friendly they are
  • Just W.
    Just WhitkinJuly 7, 2013
    Bottle service is worth it. No tanks, cut off tees, or sandals - damn shame. Fun playlist on weekends.
  • Douglas A.
    Douglas ArndtJune 22, 2013
    The service is good the food average!!!!
  • Raphael D.
    Raphael David "Rico"June 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy hour with basket ball
  • InternsROCK!
    InternsROCK!May 31, 2013
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  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BennettApril 21, 2013
    Perfect brunch portions. Get the short rib hash and truffle grits as a side.
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CoxApril 6, 2013
    Some creepy chicks here.
  • Natalie S.
    Natalie SaythMarch 30, 2013
    Green beans are far too soy saucy but cooked very nicely!
  • Jason A.
    Jason AMarch 30, 2013
    I like the decor - it's sort of a goth diner motif.
  • Zafrir N.
    Zafrir Nesher-KazazMarch 17, 2013
    One big NO! Skip this place on your night out!
  • Tanner S.
    Tanner SMarch 16, 2013
    Be sure to check out the dance floor upstairs after dinner. Awesome DJ's and awesome vibe!
  • Tanner S.
    Tanner SMarch 16, 2013
    Get the brussel sprouts! Delish
  • Dara F.
    Dara FisherDecember 26, 2012
    Yes, the DJs here change the music every thirty seconds, but it's a fun place to go dancing with a great, graffiti-y vibe.
  • Anamarie
    AnamarieDecember 6, 2012
    Awesome and great service!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca M.November 18, 2012
    The bartenders are nice and make a delicious Moscow Mule!
  • Ama K.
    Ama KyekyeOctober 21, 2012
    Shrimp and grits! Yummy! Minus ham. Still tres delicieux!
  • Shikha B.
    Shikha BhatnagarAugust 29, 2012
    Pretty good brunch, but found the dark lounge decor & cramped booths not so appealing on a sunny Sunday morning. French toast benedict was delish, but may require an extra 2 hrs at gym afterwards!
  • Kelsey H.
    Kelsey HAugust 10, 2012
    Old friends, drinks, nice atmosphere, and food; I enjoyed myself:)
  • Chelsea M.
    Chelsea MulzacJuly 6, 2012
    I loved the shrimp polenta!!!!
  • Darlene P.
    Darlene PowellJune 3, 2012
    Try the Breakfast Skillet - AMAZING.
  • Darlene P.
    Darlene PowellJune 3, 2012
    Try the Lunenburg Sausage & Mussels - In-freakin-crediable
  • Darlene P.
    Darlene PowellJune 3, 2012
    Try the Asiago And Truffle Grits - Mmmmmmm. Perfect companion for the Mussels!!
  • Anna J.
    Anna JohnJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The "Pearfect Martini" (Grey Goose Pear , Orchard Pear Cordial, St. Germaine, Champagne) was beautifully crafted. Very light + delicious. Highly recommend. Great DJs, too. Loved the old skool hip-hop.
  • Raphael D.
    Raphael David "Rico"May 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Duck salad to die for
  • Tim H.
    Tim HyooeeedeweylouieMay 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great DJ on Fri. & Sat. Nights upstairs but get in the door before 11pm to make it worth it. Otherwise wait gets loooong.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HyooeeedeweylouieMay 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Thursday open bar 9-10pm.
  • Raphael D.
    Raphael David "Rico"May 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Awesome short ribs
  • Rochelle
    RochelleMay 6, 2012
    Hmmm long ass line and over crowded upstairs...nice DJ but not worth it....don't bother on a Sat night
  • Caitlin S.
    Caitlin SchiavoniApril 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Kerri is the best bartender in DC, possibly on the planet. Shower her with tips please!
  • The P.
    The ProfessorMarch 25, 2012
    Happy HourMON-all night at the bar5PM - 8PM TU-FRI 5PM - 7PM SAT
  • Womply
    WomplyMarch 24, 2012
    Policy has partnered with Womply to offer $18 cash back after 3 visits Read more
  • Alex J.
    Alex JudgeMarch 17, 2012
    This place smells like bleach...
  • Stephanie O.
    Stephanie ObedMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet happy hour (especially the one that runs all night on Mondays) and an awesome staff!
  • T.A. T.
    T.A. ThomassonMarch 7, 2012
    Everything was delicious!!!
  • Jesse B R.
    Jesse B RauchFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come in on Wednesday nights and 7:00pm for District Karaoke - D.C.'s only social, team-based karaoke league. www.districtkaraoke.com
  • Sean M.
    Sean McGrathJanuary 14, 2012
    Get the beet salad.
  • Leigh J.
    Leigh J HJanuary 8, 2012
    Ryan is the best server ever. Seriously. Don't even let anyone else serve you, as you will not get the experience you deserve.
  • Kameron K.
    Kameron KDecember 29, 2011
    Great cocktails. Try the hibiscus cocktail. Pretty cool bartenders.
  • Missy H.
    Missy HDecember 18, 2011
    Odd system where you are put on a wait list for bar seats.
  • Cori Sue
    Cori SueAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $5 small plates happy hour lasts until 8 pm. Menu items vary by season. Truffle fries for the win.
  • Cori Sue
    Cori SueAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chef Brian's brunch is spectacular, definitely order the beignets and have a Bloody Mary!
  • Sarah
    SarahAugust 16, 2011
    Sunday brunch is the best. Remember to order a side of truffled grits!
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.April 3, 2011
    This place is incredible. Get the Thai shrimp, hangar steak, tuna tartare. Get the rum old fashioned to compliment it. Then head upstairs for some dancing. One of my favorite spots in DC.
  • Miriam W.
    Miriam WolkDecember 9, 2010
    Amazing waitstaff - very knowledgeable about the menu. Get the sweet potato gnocchi, beets and chocolate waffle if any of these three dishes are on the menu when you dine there.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 29, 2010
    Great energy, innovative cocktails, great place to unwind. -Tamesha Warren, Top Chef
  • Gary D.
    Gary DeVorNovember 7, 2010
    Food overpriced, portion size tiny, hardly nothing to choose from on menu.....NOT WORTHIT
  • Tony B.
    Tony BowlesOctober 20, 2010
    Hip place. Had a good time. Great food and drinks.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CarterOctober 12, 2010
    Try the Mission Fig Salad, the duck confit, and the sweet potato gnocchi....also the Moscow Mule and Hemingway Daquiri rocked! My wife loved the Cosmo-policy!
  • Jim M.
    Jim MaloneOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The '(Hendricks) Gin and (cucumber) juice' is phenomenal
  • DC After Five
    DC After FiveAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great happy hour
  • Kristin D.
    Kristin DonesJune 26, 2010
    Great happy hour scene! Food was on point...especially the tuna tartar!
  • Vanessa F.
    Vanessa FrenchJune 8, 2010
    Great place for an event. Loved the outdoor deck area.
  • Sherrie B.
    Sherrie BakshiMay 17, 2010
    Love love love this place. Great scene, fabulous food and delicious cosmos!
  • kimberly g.
    kimberly gainesFebruary 9, 2010
    Ok I went when Tru School was there and DJ Cuzzin B was cutting up! Loved it! Going back! Word!
  • Joel S.
    Joel SJanuary 16, 2010
    Our waiter completely forgot about us and the food came out of the kitchen at a crawl! Waited 25+ min for a tiny piece of cake!
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