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I was hesitant to start a new topic just for a negative viewpoint, but seeing as how Joe Allen's is so widely known... Joe Allen's is what it needs to be - they have a bar, they serve food, they have a good location, and they are 'famous' among New York theatre-goers. I've eaten here a number of times over the years, largely due to my wife's sense of nostalgia. The most recent experience, from last weekend, mirrors most others. 3 out of the 5 mussels I tried from my appetizer were spat out for being foul. The side of roasted brussels sprouts was both burnt and undercooked at the same time. And I've never understood servers who think its ok to make fun of other customers to current customers - just makes me wonder what you'll say about me after I leave. This bartender was more concerned with the random french tour guide wandering the room than asking why my food was uneaten or if we needed another drink. All is not lost - the banana cream pie was quite enjoyable and big enough to share. With a better bartender, I could see stopping in here for a drink and dessert after a show. But never come here pre-theatre, its like dining during Restaurant Week every night of the year. And never order the mussels. Side note - brunch the next morning at Marseilles around the corner up on 9th Ave caused me to add it to our short theatre district dining list for the future. Not anything revelatory, but solidly good food at not terrible prices with prompt and pleasant service. In this neighborhood, that makes it stand out.
Does anyone know if they are still open? I don't get into Adams Morgan very much any more. I remember the owner's son was an aspiring professional boxer. Wonder whatever happened to him... Many years ago, I remember hitting Dan's before going to a Blake Babies concert at the original 9:30 club. I couldn't take my eyes off a very attractive young lady who was sitting in a booth with some friends. I tried to work up the courage to go up and talk to her but, alas, my nerves got the better of me. So there I sat, admiring her from the bar. When I got to the club and the band took the stage, someone looked familiar. Sure enough, it was the girl from Dan's, Juliana Hatfield, then lead singer of the Blake Babies, and soon to go on to indie rock fame as a solo act. So, in my mind (at least in the early 90's), Dan's couldn't have been a hipper place.
I went to Tom Sarris the other day and its been one of my favorite restaurants. I always enjoyed the prime rib there and the salad bar. does anyone know about this place? and is there another place that serves prime ribs better?