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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
  • 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
  • jenrandall
    jenrandallAugust 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.
  • 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
  • Carmen
    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.
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
    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!
  • John S.
    John SchlinkerApril 21, 2013
    This is a great watering hole - lots of sun, great service and exceptional cocktails. Reminds me of the legendary, but now defunct, Post Bar in East Lansing.
  • 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
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 15, 2014
    The brasserie-style fare and not to be missed truffled frites accompany a stellar cocktail program.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FortsonFebruary 6, 2013
    Turnip Soup, Beef Bourginon and Chocolate Pot De Creme.... Amazing for Restaraunt Week
    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.
  • Steve F.
    Steve FoxAugust 2, 2010
    Wow – talk about needing to do one’s research! DC StyleSpot unknowingly dined on calf’s head on Tuesday night at Poste, Moderne Brasserie. The “Téte De Veau” on the bar menu could have easily been des Read more
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CarnesMarch 19, 2016
    Their happy hour is really great! I love their outdoor space. Try the truffle fries!
  • Capital Spice
    Capital SpiceApril 2, 2012
    Possibly the best restaurant patio in the city. A very popular happy hour spot in warm weather.
  • 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.
  • Imran K.
    Imran KhanJanuary 19, 2014
    Seems like a great restaurant with great ambiance. But whhhhhy does no restaurant have any espresso drinks.
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RenzNovember 5, 2011
    If you are here for brunch (or anytime) try the hot chocolate shooter and homemade donuts. Lovely.
  • Melody M.
    Melody MillerJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Truffle fries, duck donuts, bloody bar, basil lemontini. I wish I could live there.
  • 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.
  • Keesha C.
    Keesha CeranJune 6, 2011
    Definitely do not leave without getting Truffle Fries or the Egg Hussard (during brunch) simply amazing!
  • Ardvaark
    ArdvaarkFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The truffle fries are a masterpiece. You won't be disappointed, unless you're a terrorist.
  • 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.
  • Chloe
    ChloeJune 4, 2013
    Whoever said $4 happy hour truffle fries at happy hour is a liar. But they are good, despite being $$
  • CITYPEEK Patti
    CITYPEEK PattiJuly 8, 2012
    Try the Seafood Cobb - Yummy brunch and great bloody mary bar @postedc @chefdennis@kimptondc
  • Rajani P.
    Rajani PrasadJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the bartender Sev but the lunch special is weak in terms of options!
  • Joe G.
    Joe GizziSeptember 20, 2014
    Great cocktails, cool indoor and outdoor venue.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BarrettNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for outdoor drinks on patio when the weather is right.
  • Nick 🍾 F.
    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.
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine Kennedy AllenSeptember 15, 2013
    The Miss Crunchy brunch monte Cristina is amazing! Indulgently Delish!
  • Matt C.
    Matt CampolongoJanuary 20, 2013
    Bloody Mary bar is best I've found in DC.
  • C.j. C.
    C.j. CrossFebruary 3, 2013
    Great bar staff and an amazingly huge patio
  • 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.
  • Haveyoutasted
    HaveyoutastedJuly 3, 2013
    Try the Macaroni and Cheese - Best thing I've tasted in DC!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 15, 2014
    Poste miraculously feels miles away from the tourist chaos outside its walls.
  • Robb F.
    Robb FitzsimmonsJuly 26, 2014
    Washingtonian recommends the onion-soup burger.
  • Miriam W.
    Miriam WolkNovember 20, 2011
    Their seasonal crepes are a great option for vegetarians! Read more
  • Nick
    NickJanuary 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great charcuterie board. Expansive list of infused liquors.
  • steve b.
    steve bennettOctober 23, 2010
    Really great way to enjoy an evening-wonderful food, just be careful on the high stools!!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SvetlikMay 22, 2013
    Coordinate with your group to collectively will the breeze to blow. It might work!
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NJanuary 9, 2014
    From Washingtonian: Bloody Mary bar
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NSeptember 20, 2014
    From Washingtonian: Get the Onion-soup Burger
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BarnettJanuary 4, 2012
    Order the bloody Mary ever!!
  • Bee R.
    Bee ReneeSeptember 13, 2014
    Truffle fries, outdoor dining. Yes.
  • D S.
    D SicApril 11, 2016
    Top notch management and service
  • Laura F.
    Laura FarinaMarch 7, 2013
    Lovely place to catch up with an old friend
  • Whitney R.
    Whitney R.December 15, 2015
    The salmon is so perfect!
  • Carol S.
    Carol SormilicApril 18, 2013
    Highly overpriced for what you get. Breakfast $66.83 w/o tip. Eggs were good but son's waffle dry and not worth $17!! Waiter was good though.
  • Zaineb Z.
    Zaineb ZiziDecember 21, 2012
    Everything is simply amazing!
  • Theresa G.
    Theresa GJune 1, 2013
    delicious cocktails if you handle the sewer stench
  • Drew B.
    Drew BennettJuly 26, 2009
    Drank their special Gin Rickey, which could have been awesome, except they served it in a pint glass. Some advice: more gin, in a tumbler.
  • Brian T.
    Brian T.December 27, 2011
    Try the Sazerac. They make a good one here
  • Zack H.
    Zack HSeptember 6, 2013
    Dog friendly!
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The truffle fries are to die for.
  • Susan
    SusanJuly 6, 2013
    Get the duck fat doughnuts!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KearneyJune 21, 2013
    The outdoor space smells like rotten eggs.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley Hodak SullivanFebruary 10, 2013
    Two words: truffle fries.
  • Paula T.
    Paula TraceyJanuary 23, 2010
    Brunch here is a MUST. Eggs hussaird, quiche or jelly doughnuts!
  • Madhu V.
    Madhu VulimiriJune 12, 2014
    Oysters oysters oysters
  • Su L.
    Su LeeFebruary 5, 2012
    Not crazy busy for brunch. Awesome.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MurphyApril 14, 2013
    Bacon infused Bloody Mary!
  • Judy Z.
    Judy ZOctober 9, 2011
    Bacon quiche is super yummy!!
  • Haveyoutasted
    HaveyoutastedJuly 3, 2013
    Try the Cookie Plate
  • Madhu V.
    Madhu VulimiriJune 13, 2014
    The truffle fries are sinful.
  • Chas L.
    Chas LumSeptember 1, 2011
    Basil Lemon Punch is the shizzle.
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BarnaApril 28, 2012
    Bloody Mary bar will not disappoint.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RSeptember 19, 2015
    Truffle popcorn.
  • ~Eric~ P.
    ~Eric~ PetersonApril 23, 2016
    $14 Vodka and cranberry- welcome to D.C.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BannerNovember 24, 2015
    Good cocktails.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SyskaDecember 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Waited 20 minutes for a drink when the place was empty. Service has gone way downhill here.
  • Tim N.
    Tim NagleJanuary 24, 2014
    Has a firepit
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LavelleJune 17, 2016
    This restaurant closed in May.
  • Navin V.
    Navin VembarApril 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The service here... Definitely gone downhill. Too bad. Drinks are still decent though. I far prefer PS7 now, though.
  • Lovisa W.
    Lovisa WilliamsJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always good drinks Read more
  • Brian T.
    Brian T.December 30, 2011
    Truffle fries!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BoesenJanuary 1, 2010
    They like candles, so much so that they out one directly behind my wife's chair and it caught her hair on fire! All we got was a forced, insincere apology from the manager who then walked away.
  • Chas L.
    Chas LumSeptember 1, 2011
    Basil Lemon Punch is
  • Soxinly
    SoxinlyJuly 25, 2010
    Sunday brunch here is a MUST!
  • Martin K.
    Martin KalfatovicJuly 10, 2010
    Sit outside when it's nice out
  • Matt C.
    Matt ComptonAugust 1, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    End the work week at the garden bar with an order of fried squash blossoms.
  • Venu
    VenuDecember 25, 2009
    Try $4 truffle fries during happy hour
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteApril 15, 2011
    Courtyard. Summer. Wine. Yes.
  • Whitney S.
    Whitney ShefteNovember 28, 2012
    The bathroom is far, far away.
  • Laura D.
    Laura Delgado RanalliAugust 12, 2015
    This place is not pet-friendly at all!! Got turned down with my puppy :(
  • barbara s.
    barbara settelJune 29, 2010
    Nettles pea soup
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa ByrneJuly 8, 2011
    It's always too hot in here :/
  • Marshall
    MarshallFebruary 19, 2011
    Expensive Scotch
  • Max I.
    Max ImusMarch 20, 2010
    the staffing here kinda sucks. can't even cut limes properly? wow failing hard
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