Profile

Cover photo
Alex Wayne
33,947 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideosReviews

Stream

Alex hasn't shared anything with you.

People are more likely to share with you if you add them to your circles.

Story
Tagline
Abiding.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Links
Other profiles
Work
Occupation
Journalist
Contact Information
Work
Phone
202.654.4339
Email
Great food, outstanding service. So why just four stars? 1) Price. Okay, the guy won Top Chef a few years ago and he's a great cook. But does that really justify a $17 sushi roll? Ironically, the dish that won him Top Chef -- scallops and cauliflower -- might be the best bargain on the menu, at $32. It's a fantastic dish, by the way. The key lime donut is also not to be missed. Also, they automatically add a 20% gratuity. I get it: Europeans love Miami Beach and Europeans don't tip. And the service is worth 20%. But it still comes across as presumptuous. 2) Snootiness. On the phone, they'll tell you there's no dress code. Don't be fooled (like I was). If you're wearing flip flops or shorts or a t-shirt, you're getting a table on the ground floor, and you'll get to watch as all the "pretty people" are escorted upstairs. My wife and I sat by ourselves on the ground floor for an hour wondering if we were just the early crowd. Nope, just didn't have the right look. (I wore pants, a collared shirt, untucked ... and the dread flip-flops.) I expect snootiness at certain restaurants. Not this one, when I'm told on the phone there's no dress code. 3) Bathroom attendants. What is this, 1993? Who the hell still employs bathroom attendants?
• • •
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Went driving out into the DC suburbs looking for passable roadside barbecue and stumbled on this place. Have to admit, I hesitated before going inside; located in a run-down truck stop on U.S. 29, it's not the most alluring restaurant ever. If you want decor, go elsewhere. If you want great barbecue, stay. The ribs are the best I've had in the DC region, moist with terrific bark and spicy sauce on the side. I look forward to trying the chicken next time; it's won national awards.
• • •
Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor to fairService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
2 reviews
Map
Map
Map