Sunday, February 12, 2012
Boundary Road Opens Tomorrow
A photo I took while they were putting the finishing touches on the dining room
Boundary Road (414 H Street) officially opens tomorrow. I was lucky enough to attend one of their soft opening events last week. It's still early, so this is NOT a review. I went with a friend, which was great because it meant I was able to try twice as much stuff. Here's what we ordered:
To drink (all cocktails were $9):
Praha City Represent: Becherovka, Wodka Vodka, Lime, Muddled Rosemary, Ginger Beer
I really dug the ginger beer aspect. Tasty and easy to drink.
El Luchador: Tequila, Jalapeño-Lemongrass Syrup, Lime, OJ, Salt and Chipotle Powder Rim
This cocktail was my favorite. Nice and spicy, but balanced by a little sweetness. Smoky and outright delicious. I would have ordered two, except that I wanted to try other menu options.
Seelbach: Bourbon, Cointreau, Sparkling Wine, Peychaud’s and Angostura Bitters
I didn't try this one because my friend with a cold took the first sip, but she enjoyed it.
Lion’s Tail: Rye, Allspice Dram, Lime, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters
A good drink for winter. If you like mulled cider (or any similarly spiced beverage) you will really like this because you definitely get the allspice. That said, I didn't find it at all too sweet (and I am not a sweet drink girl).
Endive Salad: endives and iceberg with a creamy Stilton dressing, apples, and toasted walnuts . . . $7 Very tasty. We were both big fans.
Grilled Venison: chestnut purée, spicy kale, juniper sauce . . . $22
This was really great. I was slightly apprehensive about the juniper sauce, but I ended up loving it. The meat was perfectly cooked, and we absolutely devoured the chestnut purée. Somehow even the humble kale seemed special. The serving was ample, but not huge. If you order this, you should probably get a salad, or an appetizer.
Paprika Dusted Flounder over a Spanish fishermen's stew: $20
Very good. I would definitely order this again. Perfect for cold weather, but not heavy.
The dessert sounded great, but we passed as we were both stuffed by the end of the meal.
I think this is going to be a great addition to the neighborhood. It would be good for a date, or just a nice dinner out. The setting is casual. It is family friendly in that they have highchairs, and can feed kids. There is no official children's menu, but each day they will have a child's plate that you can order.
You can see the full food menu here, and the drink menu is over at H Street Great Street.