A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.
Seems pricey for a place with just ok reviews...
It looks like the new hours and menu indicate that they are no loger serving breakfast during the week.Understandable given the menu was not at all suited to grab and go, but disappointing nonetheless. I did have a very nice eggs benedict there a week or so after they opened and I was the only one there.
Yeah, i was wondering about the breakfast menu as well. There are not many people who are going to sit down for a nice breakfast Mon-Fri. The time I ate there, the breakfast was really good so i plan on going back. Plus, there needs to be a lot more advertising. Maybe sidwalk signs on H or around the office buildings in NOMA. Most people still don't know it is there. K Street get a lot of traffic, but not the type that is just going to pop into a restaurant. They need to focus on the nieghborhood.
did you guys see this news about h street storage over at h st great street? pretty huge, literally...http://hstreetgreatstreet.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-owners-of-murrys-site-purchasing-h.html#links
Who - I consider myself pretty well versed and current with H Street news, but I had no idea this place existed.
I agree with Anon 10:13, there needs to be more advertising--because no one, other than the tenants of the Loree Grand probably know that it's there. A sidewalk sign placed at K and 3rd could help attract the crowd coming home from work via metro/car and I think they should definitely consider flyers in people's mailboxes--perhaps offering specials for folks in the neighborhood. Perhaps once it turns warm and they are able to utilize the patio area, word of mouth will spread just by the visibility alone.FYI, I heard they'll be doing Happy Hours from 6-8 starting this Thursday and will have discounted drinks: $5 margaritas, $6 long islands, $7 cosmos, $7 chocolate martinis, discounted beer/wine. At least that's what my friend who lives in the LG said.
We've been there several times, and all the soups we've tried were amazing! Hope they get enough business to make it. I'm not sure I've ever seen more than 2 or 3 tables of folks at a time.
The space is huge, so even when there are a dozen tables filled, it seems empty. It also doesn't seem like a restaurant when you walk by. They need tasteful signs and lights outside, as you can't read the stick-on Zuppa Fresca letters on the window day or night, nor does the LCD flashing OPEN sign above the door say "nice restaurant". They need to do something with the decor. When you look in one window, you see an industrial sink. When you look in another window, a service door. Another window, behind the bar and refrigerator units. Another window, a pillar. Another window a service door. The center window, 4 tables to the right, and the wait staff hanging around at the bar to the right. Another window, am empty banquette. Another window, a monitor and two laptops propped up on 3 pieces of particle board. You're not sure if you looking into the restaurant or into the back of the restaurant.
Seems pricey.....all the reason to enjoy good home grilling and cooking! I like that there is a better selection of eateries on H Street and the surrounding area that I can go to if I don't feel like cooking but buying groceries and spirits with friends at home is a lot better than spending too much for stuff that doesn't taste that great! More power to the consumer!
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