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Despite living in the area for almost 11 years now (wow, how time flies), I have never been to Corduroy.

To correct this glaring oversight, my wife is taking me to Corduroy for my birthday this week. Wondering what you folks recommend, everything on their website menu sounds delicious. Or should we just attempt the 5 course tasting menu (hoping it has the tuna or the antelope, which seem amazing).

Thanks all!

Just so you know, the tuna is often the fish entree on the bar menu. I've never known the antelope to be one of the offerings (we are talking $30 for three courses). If I were new to the place, I'd go for the tasting menu.

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Excited to announce we have a new pop up in the alley behind Corduroy and Baby Wale.  "Clos Du Roy"!   The walled in patio is open each night at 5 PM  and taking reservations until 8:30 as all patrons

What a fantastic meal we had here on Friday evening. Compliments to @Tom Power and to @Mark Slater for amazing food and a great wine pairing.. It was seafood heavy - snapper bisque, lobster with grits

I haven't been to Corduroy in forever so when the forecast called for an Indian Summer for this weekend, I booked a reservation at "Clos du Roy" (the alley behind Corduroy and Baby Wale). As can

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Just so you know, the tuna is often the fish entree on the bar menu. I've never known the antelope to be one of the offerings (we are talking $30 for three courses). If I were new to the place, I'd go for the tasting menu.

Thanks Barbara, and I apologize for the misunderstanding as I was referring to the $65 5-course tasting menu listed on their online menu. Given that its a special occasion, at least according to the Mrs., I think we are going to be sitting in the dining room (at least that is what we have reserved).

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Thanks Barbara, and I apologize for the misunderstanding as I was referring to the $65 5-course tasting menu listed on their online menu. Given that its a special occasion, at least according to the Mrs., I think we are going to be sitting in the dining room (at least that is what we have reserved).

No misunderstanding. I'm just assuming you will want to go back there often, once you've tried the place, and check out the city's best bargain at the bar. I was trying to say that you will have plenty of opportunities to try the tuna. We eat in the dining room on special occasions and are otherwise at the bar. I know you will have a wonderful time. Happy Birthday!

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No misunderstanding. I'm just assuming you will want to go back there often, once you've tried the place, and check out the city's best bargain at the bar. I was trying to say that you will have plenty of opportunities to try the tuna. We eat in the dining room on special occasions and are otherwise at the bar. I know you will have a wonderful time. Happy Birthday!

It's also conceivable that asking ahead of time might get one the tuna as part of the tasting menu, whether it was going to be part of it or not. Really pretty much everything is good. I don't know if there are many restaurants I'd say that about, but I'd say it about Corduroy.

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Despite living in the area for almost 11 years now (wow, how time flies), I have never been to Corduroy.

To correct this glaring oversight, my wife is taking me to Corduroy for my birthday this week. Wondering what you folks recommend, everything on their website menu sounds delicious. Or should we just attempt the 5 course tasting menu (hoping it has the tuna or the antelope, which seem amazing).

Thanks all!

A quick report re: my birthday meal at Corduroy.

In short, it was fantastic. In long(ish):

- The block on which this restaurant is located is pretty dilapidated. When you walk into the restaurant, however, it seems like an oasis in the desert, and you quickly forget about the outside surroundings (or the $9 valet, I have no issue with $8 for a valet, which is pretty common, but there was something off-putting about the extra dollar. But I digress). Beautiful inside, we sat upstairs (and for awhile, we were the only ones upstairs, which was quite nice especially considering it was a 6pm reservation).

- Wine list was impressive, my wife had a tremendous white wine by the glass, the name escapes me but she took a picture of the label, it was that good. I had a mixed drink that was green-tea based, it was fine, but later had an amazing Bordeaux.

- I had the tuna tartar to start, it was excellent and on par with the other great tartars we have had in the city (Sushi ko, Kinkead's (RIP), etc.). However, we wife had the lobster carpaccio and it was transcendent sliced as thin as prosciutto but with the full flavor of the most succulent, buttery lobster straight off a truck in Maine. One of the best appetizers I have tried in a very long time.

- For main courses, my wife had the Big Eye tuna. It was excellent, but not really much different than similar dishes I had elsewhere, so I was glad I didn't order it myself (but would definitely try it here again, especially at the bar as part of the 3-course menu). I had the antelope with chestnut puree, which took the place of the lamb that was on the menu (the website lists the antelope as being part of the regular menu, and I was surprised to hear that was not accurate). Put simply, the best piece of red meat I have ever eaten. Not gamey at all (though I have never shied away from game), incredibly moist, a delicious veal reduction sauce, and wonderful sides, especially the chestnut puree. Only minor complaint was that I would have liked to have had a bigger portion, it was served as two pieces that seemed to be about 4 oz each, I would have loved a third piece at that size (and price).

- For desert, I had the baked chocolate sabayon. It was okay, a little too one-note for me, although the iced cream on top was excellent. My wife had the apple tart tatin, which was *amazing*, perhaps the best non-chocolate desert I have ever had. A must-try, in my opinion.

- Almost forgot to mention: the service was world-class, our waiter provided excellent recommendations and great conversation.

I am very glad I chose Corduroy, and can't wait to try their lobster carpaccio, antelope, apple tart tatin, and perhaps the Big Eye tuna, again soon.

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Due to the impending storm, my extraordinarily picky and prickly client was in town 36 hours early for meetings not scheduled to begin until Thursday. He likes to be wined and dined but almost always find fault with where we take him. We really hit gold tonight with Corduroy.


It had just the right ambience for him- bustling on a Tuesday night but not so crazy as to appear (his words) "tragically hip" and not so empty as to suggest it was uncool. Quiet enough so we could talk business but not so quiet that we felt like people could eavesdrop. Service was attentive and professional but not cloying.


Even better, he really enjoyed the food. His bowl of snapper bisque was practically licked clean. The roasted guinea hen and maitake mushrooms nearly polished off. I had the shiso salad and big eye tuna, which was the perfect elegant light weekday dinner. Another colleague raved about the cauliflower soup and sea bass with thai curry. I tried the cauliflower soup and it gives the snapper bisque a solid run for its money- the Parmesan perfume
coming from it is something that should be bottled.


So thank you Corduroy for making me look good tonight. Luckily for you (and for me) the client has asked to go back again next time he is in town.

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In t minus very, very soon, our lovely pair will become a trio, and our newest "+" will probably limit our ability to enjoy awesome meals, slowly and on a whim. So tonight I asked my wife where she wanted dinner, and she replied immediately "Corduroy." Poetic, really: we went there on our second date, back when it was at the Four Points, and have been back regularly between overseas tours. And not only was it a poetic choice, it was also a great one.

We went for the bar menu, and started with the beet salad and the cauliflower soup. Second course was the tuna and the duck confit, third course the sorbets and the flourless chocolate cake. I'll spare you a blow-by-blow description because it's unnecessary. The meal was a Corduroy meal, delicate flavors, fantastic ingredients, perfectly prepared. I have not had the pleasure of Cityzen or the other highest-echelon restaurants in DC, but Corduroy is by far the most consistently great fine-dining experience I've enjoyed here.

I had the tuna at Corduroy for the first time in 2005. Eight years, two overseas assignments, a marriage, and a child-to-be later, the tuna tasted the exactly the same. Exactly, deliciously, wonderfully the same.

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In t minus very, very soon, our lovely pair will become a trio, and our newest "+" will probably limit our ability to enjoy awesome meals, slowly and on a whim. So tonight I asked my wife where she wanted dinner, and she replied immediately "Corduroy." Poetic, really: we went there on our second date, back when it was at the Four Points, and have been back regularly between overseas tours. And not only was it a poetic choice, it was also a great one.

We went for the bar menu, and started with the beet salad and the cauliflower soup. Second course was the tuna and the duck confit, third course the sorbets and the flourless chocolate cake. I'll spare you a blow-by-blow description because it's unnecessary. The meal was a Corduroy meal, delicate flavors, fantastic ingredients, perfectly prepared. I have not had the pleasure of Cityzen or the other highest-echelon restaurants in DC, but Corduroy is by far the most consistently great fine-dining experience I've enjoyed here.

I had the tuna at Corduroy for the first time in 2005. Eight years, two overseas assignments, a marriage, and a child-to-be later, the tuna tasted the exactly the same. Exactly, deliciously, wonderfully the same.

I love it when posts make me smile. :)

Bravo, Kanishka ... bravo.

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Two questions about eating at the bar:

1. Does Dressy Casual mean I can wear jeans?

2. Does it get crowded at the bar on Fridays and if so how early do we need to go in order to get seats?

I was just there last Friday with my fiance and we were both in jeans. Most of the other bar diners were in jeans as well. We entered the bar at 7:30 and there were 4 empty spots at the bar, all of the seats behind the bar were open, and two of the people at the bar left almost immediately because their table was ready.

I don't know how you make a bar dining experience that is so elegant, relaxing, well-managed, and absolutely freaking delicious garner buzz after being in existence for as long as Corduroy has. All I know is that it's taken me years to simply walk a few blocks and have it, and I've been kicking myself for a week over how many crap meals I've had on nights I could have strolled in there. $30 for three courses isn't just a steal - it is frankly ridiculous for the quantity and quality of the food and service you receive.

Beats, shiso, tuna, faux ribeye - looks like they've all been covered above. We had a pistachio bread pudding for dessert that actually made me enjoy bread pudding instead of look down on it as a clearance dessert.

Baby Wale will "at the very least be doing soft opening" before the end of July, btw.

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I have to agree that dinner at the bar at Corduroy is one of the greatest dining secrets/bargains in DC. I've been several times, most recently last Monday, and every time it's been a great experience. I like ad.mich's description above: "elegant, relaxing, well-managed, and absolutely freaking delicious." That captures it. Last Monday I had the red snapper bisque (because, when you dine at Tom Power's restaurant, you DO order soup) and it was so good I had to restrain myself from licking the bowl. For the entrée I chose the big eye tuna and was just delighted with how perfectly prepared it was. My daughter also had the bisque and for an entrée, the pork, which was succulent with lovely flavoring. She had the bread pudding for dessert and kept repeating, "so good, so good."

In a few short weeks we will be moving from the suburbs to a place within a 6-block walk of Corduroy. (Don't think that wasn't a determining factor in our choice of the place!) I am determined to make dinner at the bar at Corduroy a weekly experience.

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We ate at the bar on Saturday on a bit of a whim and service was stellar. I think the bartender's name was Dee and not only was service NOT slow, it was warm and engaging and all around great. Food was also a treat (each had one of Tom Power's wonderful soups, husband had duck, I had perfectly cooked Branzino, finished with sorbet and ice cream). We arrived around 7 and it was never more than 1/2 full in the 2 hours we were there. Great under the radar special (but not crazy) date night.

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70$ 5 course tasting.  Tuesday Night.  Chef cooking (our food) in the kitchen.  Excellent wine pairing by our captain.  Having had a few other more pricy tasting menus in the area recently, I was absolutely blown away by not only the food and the finesse, but the value offered as well.  Go.  Now.  I can't stop telling people.  In a city where $60 or $70 can buy you a nice dinner at Uncle Julio's, this place is just otherworldly.        

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My friend and I had a great meal at the bar on Friday night. We started off with a glass of the Cotes du Rhone and four cheeses. I can't remember which cheeses we ordered but one was the Valdeon blue cheese. When the plate came, the Valdeon was no where to be found and instead there was another cheese (also beginning with the letter "v") in its place. After consulting with our lovely bartender/server, Dee, we were told that the kitchen had run out of Valdeon cheese and gave us the other cheese. To make it up to us, the host brought out a smoky gouda cheese which was my favorite of the selection. After the cheese, we each had a soup, the cauliflower for him, and the rouge vif d'etampes for me. The cauliflower soup was served with a large parmesan crisp the size of the bowl. The soup was very good, silky, and rich. The rouge vif d'etampes (pumpkin), served with crisped proscuitto at the bottom of the bowl, was amazing. I could have had two bowls of this soup and called it an evening.

Apparently it was a busy night for the restaurant as the wait for our entrees was quite a bit. Dee gave us a generous pour/re-fill of wine to make up for it which also kept us in good spirits. My friend ordered the faux rib eye. While he ordered it medium rare the steak came out a little more rare than he would have liked. I thought it was perfect. I ordered the fettuccini with wild mushrooms. As a lover of both pasta and mushrooms, I was very satisfied with the dish. Unfortunately, my friend and I may have had too much bread and only got through half of our entrees asking the remainder to be packed up. We also asked for our desserts, save for the accompanying ice cream, to be packed to go. These requests were graciously accommodated by Dee. One of the ice creams we were able to try was the a chocolate and caramel ice cream. It was the best ice cream I have had in a while.

Note to self, put this place in your rotation.

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I was poking around their website today, which I must say is horrible, and I found this:
 
"Chef Tom Power has one of the best and most versatile medium-size lists in town, a good by the glass program, and interesting, small production digestifs."
--Don Rockwell, The Washingtonian
 
What gives?  Don - did you ever work for the Washingtonian?  Or is it another website problem?
 
What's wrong with the website?..........There is no actual description of the place!  I was trying to find out if they had a bar you could have a happy hour drink at, and I found no information at all!  So I did the next best thing and called them on the phone from the number listed on the website..........FAX machine!  My ear is still ringing!
 
I don't need a high frills website, but a couple photos of the place and some very basic information would be appreciated!
 
Thank you, rant over.  (PS, I can't turn the italics off.  Sorry, I tired)

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I was poking around their website today, which I must say is horrible, and I found this:

"Chef Tom Power has one of the best and most versatile medium-size lists in town, a good by the glass program, and interesting, small production digestifs."

--Don Rockwell, The Washingtonian

What gives?  Don - did you ever work for the Washingtonian?  Or is it another website problem?

I was their wine columnist for about a year and a half.

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I was poking around their website today, which I must say is horrible.

What's wrong with the website?..........There is no actual description of the place!  I was trying to find out if they had a bar you could have a happy hour drink at, and I found no information at all!

I agree their website is really awful. They do have a lovely, small, intimate bar upstairs. To my knowledge, there is no happy hour. However, they do have one of the best deals in DC at their bar. Any night of the week you can have a 3-course meal at the bar for $30! There are several selections for each course (the selections are taken from the main dining room menu, they're not dumbed-down versions of the food). Incredibly, they do not mention this at all on their website. I've been several times on various nights of the week and there's never been a problem getting a seat. This is one of the greatest deals in DC dining and it seems to be almost a state secret.

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I agree their website is really awful. They do have a lovely, small, intimate bar upstairs. To my knowledge, there is no happy hour. However, they do have one of the best deals in DC at their bar. Any night of the week you can have a 3-course meal at the bar for $30! There are several selections for each course (the selections are taken from the main dining room menu, they're not dumbed-down versions of the food). Incredibly, they do not mention this at all on their website. I've been several times on various nights of the week and there's never been a problem getting a seat. This is one of the greatest deals in DC dining and it seems to be almost a state secret.

I agree that the website is a problem.  It's very rarely updated (as demonstrated by the affiliation given for Don). Online technology is not their strong suit.

The upstairs bar deal is great.  (There is no bar downstairs where the dining room is, but the upstairs bar area also has a nice lounge.)

Perhaps this is the place to inquire if/how often Tom Power is cooking at Corduroy, since he seems often to be cooking at Baby Wale.

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I agree that the website is a problem.  It's very rarely updated (as demonstrated by the affiliation given for Don). 

But I stand by that quote even today, and I was representing Washingtonian when I wrote it. Other places in that article have changed, but what I wrote about Corduroy still applies (although their prices have risen commensurately with the wine market). It is amazing, only eight years later, how completely, totally, utterly outdated that column is (but it was cutting edge at the time, and the most thoroughly researched thing I've ever written - the only thing I missed was Zaytinya (which belonged in the "Ecclectic and Funky" section), and I'm still kicking myself over that because the article would have been perfect). Nothing like this will ever be written again because no author would spend the time (I went to every single one of those restaurants in the period of a month (with the possible exception of Inn at Little Washington, who I think I might have had email me the list), and manually counted the wines at every restaurant). That article, in this day and age, would cost a publication over $10,000 if it was written by someone who knew what they were doing, and even then they would just have every restaurant email them their wine list. Damn I worked hard on that piece - you have no idea. Sorry for the puffery, but I'm having flashbacks, and am getting exhausted just thinking about it.

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"Chef Tom Power has one of the best and most versatile medium-size lists in town, a good by the glass program, and interesting, small production digestifs."

--Don Rockwell, The Washingtonian

It was Corduroy that introduced me to J L Chave. I can't count the number of bottles of his "Offerus" St. Joseph that I went through. It remains one of my favorite wine lists anywhere.

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Reporting on the 3 course pre fixe at the bar.  This is the best deal in town!!  3 courses from the most underrated chef in the city for 30 dollars on any night they are open. Yes, you heard that right, 3 courses for $30 dollars per person!!!  2 people: 1 beet salad , 1 duck spring roll, 1 faux ribeye, 1 duck leg confit, 2 desserts-pistachio bread pudding and a pineapple tart(!)= $60 for 2 people on a Saturday night, next to the Convention Center and the soon to be opened 1200+ room Marriott Hotel (It's open now as of 5/1/14).  This is the steal of the city with Tom Powers cooking.

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How does the bar 3-course work?  Is there a set menu, or can you order 3 courses off the regular menu?

There is a separate bar menu to choose from. Some things are also on the regular menu (like the soups). You can skip the bar menu and order off the regular menu, but there is no special pricing for that.

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Thanks for the tip on the bar menu!

We've been here a couple times over the last year - our first trips back after the old Corduroy shut down believe it or not. Really glad to have had both dinners here -- really good. Will probably be back again soon (especially given Palena's closure, sniff).

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Haven't been in WAY too long and are thinking about going for our "date night" Friday (found a neighbor to watch the monitor!). I keep being nervous that word will get out and we won't be able to get a seat.

I've found the bar to be more crowded in recent months, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights.  There will probably be even more traffic making its way over there in the future now that the new hotel has opened on the next block down.  Don't get me wrong, it's still one of my favorite meals in town and is definitely worth it regardless of the crowd.  I just feel obligated to mention this as it seems that often people's expectations aren't realistic when Corduroy's bar is crowded and the restaurant is bustling.

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There will probably be even more traffic making its way over there in the future now that the new hotel has opened on the next block down.  

I think this is a safe bet: the Marriott Marquis is now the largest hotel in DC - maybe not in terms of room count, but in terms of size.

Tom, if you're reading this, I suspect you know that Baby Wale could make a *lot* of money with some type of delivery service, and we'll be happy to promote it here.

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We were the only people eating in the bar last night at 8:30 pm. Perfect last meal together in DC before we move temporarily to London.

That could also be that Corduroy was closed for almost two weeks while Tom and the staff took a vacation.

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Regarding service at Corduroy, I give them lots of points for respecting singletons at the bar. Both bar and dining room menus are presented without being asked to make an initial choice. I have never been treated as cheap  :D  for ordering the $30 option. Timing between courses is leisurely, but I never felt it was slow although Dee has lots to do besides waiting on her bar customers (different runners bring most courses). I've always felt welcomed even after not coming in for months. Finally, I was never up sold on food or beverage. Such service together with the great meals I have enjoyed, makes me wish I got there more often.

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Regarding service at Corduroy, I give them lots of points for respecting singletons at the bar. Both bar and dining room menus are presented without being asked to make an initial choice. I have never been treated as cheap  :D  for ordering the $30 option. Timing between courses is leisurely, but I never felt it was slow although Dee has lots to do besides waiting on her bar customers (different runners bring most courses). I've always felt welcomed even after not coming in for months. Finally, I was never up sold on food or beverage. Such service together with the great meals I have enjoyed, makes me wish I got there more often.

Truer words were never spoken, and I could have written this post word-for-word myself.

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I realize that I post too often about Corduroy, but we went tonight for our 25th anniversary and sat in the dining room. The place was slammed--which may explain why I got a call earlier today to confirm our reservation. I didn't see Tom cooking and am guessing he was doing the cooking at Baby Wale. No matter; he has trained his staff very well.

It's just that we know that, whatever we choose to eat, it is going to be very good. Tom Power just does not put out mediocre food. Not everything will be to everybody's taste, but it is never bad food. (Can I tell you about the half raw chicken at Cashion's?) He doesn't seem to be interested in the kind of molecular cuisine that seems to be popular there days, and you won't find any foams accompanying your dinner. But, so what?  And, the service is going to be spot-on. Yes, they know us there; but, I was watching our waiter handle other tables and he was just as graceful with the others as he was with us.

It is also quiet enough to have a conversation without yelling across the table, unlike a lot of current favorites around here. (I still shudder remembering the noise level at Jack Rose and that is just down the street from us.)

In the past, we have had some pretty laughable experiences at restaurants everybody seems to rave about (I'm looking at YOU Oval Room) to which we can't imagine ever returning. As long as Tom Power is running Corduroy, we know where we want to eat out. It's as simple as that.

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I can't believe I have lived in DC for ten years and have never had a soft shell crab. I fixed that character flaw Thursday with a trip to the bar at Corduroy. My boyfriend and I got there around 7:15pm and there were only three other people at the bar. By the time our entrees arrived, we were the only ones at the bar and unfortunately we may have been the last party of the evening. Fortunately for us though, that meant we had a lot of space to stretch out a bit and enjoy our meal and chat with the friendly Antonio.

I started off with a refreshing kale salad with parmesan, crispy proscuitto, and anchovy dressing while my boyfriend ordered the shiso salad. We both really enjoyed the healthy start to our dinner, though my boyfriend felt his salad could have used a smidge of salt or acid. A good simple salad can be so satisfying yet so difficult to nail, but Corduroy does it expertly and the salads I order never fail to hit the spot. For our entrees, my boyfriend ordered the pork loin, cooked perfectly to medium rare and served with a cherry chipotle sauce and a side of kale. I had two bites of the pork loin and loved it. My boyfriend was very happy with his entree and in lieu of raving about the dish or complimenting the chef, proceeded to pat himself on the back for the duration of the dinner for suggesting Corduroy and ordering a winning entree. My softshell crab was everything. Lightly battered and perfectly cooked, served on some lightly dressed greens. We finished our meal with a trio of sorbets for him and the pistachio bread pudding for me. We both enjoyed our desserts with the pineapple sorbet being the standout of the dessert portion of our meal.

We had already had drinks at A&D prior to dinner, so we only had one drink each: a glass of rioja for him, and a bottle of Hitachino Nest Beer for me.

We had a chance to talk to Antonio a bit and discussed why the bar was not busy that night. Antonio said that it had been slow in recent weeks, though the restaurant is still very busy. I suggested that it might be because the people are taking advantage of the nice weather to sit outside before the really truly miserable summer heat and humidity hits. Regardless of why the bar has been relatively empty, right now is the perfect time to go and enjoy a meal at the bar at Corduroy.

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The bar menu will change slightly depending on season and main menu offerings, but you can usually count on options of two soups, two salads, a fish entree served with the sushi rice, usually a pasta (mushroom fettuccine), beef (what they call a faux ribeye) and one or two other things - sometimes pork, sometimes softshell crab, etc.  Seems like the desserts are almost always the same - bread pudding, ice cream, sorbet, flourless chocolate cake.  At least this is what comes to mind anyway.

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Eatruneat and I went to Corduroy to try to have the 3 course for $30 meal at the bar. Due to the heat and humidity coarsing through DC Saturday evening, I wore a nice pair of shorts. Unfortunately, upon arrival at the upstairs bar, I was told that  shorts were not allowed in the restaurant.  Antonio, the bartender, was very nice in conveying the information and told me that the restaurant had a loaner pair of pants downstairs that I could slide over my shorts. I passed on the loaner pants and Eatruneat and I walked over to the izakaya at Daikaya instead.  Gentlemen, consider yourselves warned.

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Eatruneat and I went to Corduroy to try to have the 3 course for $30 meal at the bar. Due to the heat and humidity coarsing through DC Saturday evening, I wore a nice pair of shorts. Unfortunately, upon arrival at the upstairs bar, I was told that  shorts were not allowed in the restaurant.  Antonio, the bartender, was very nice in conveying the information and told me that the restaurant had a loaner pair of pants downstairs that I could slide over my shorts. I passed on the loaner pants and Eatruneat and I walked over to the izakaya at Daikaya instead.  Gentlemen, consider yourselves warned.

This is one of Tom Power's pet peeves. The website itself states "No shorts."

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This is one of Tom Power's pet peeves. The website itself states "No shorts."

It applies to women too.  I think there used to be something about no flip-flops, but it doesn't look like that's there any more.

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This is one of Tom Power's pet peeves. The website itself states "No shorts."

It applies to women too.  I think there used to be something about no flip-flops, but it doesn't look like that's there any more.

In defense of MichaelBDC and also myself (who advised that shorts would be okay), we live in the neighborhood (I live four blocks away as the crow flies) and headed to Corduroy on a whim after a long day. We didn't even think to check the website, which is doesn't post the bar menu and is updated so infrequently I can't even remember the last time we checked it.

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In defense of MichaelBDC and also myself (who advised that shorts would be okay), we live in the neighborhood (I live four blocks away as the crow flies) and headed to Corduroy on a whim after a long day. We didn't even think to check the website, which is doesn't post the bar menu and is updated so infrequently I can't even remember the last time we checked it.

No defense needed, and also, Michael's post about Corduroy didn't come across as a slam in any way; merely an advisory. (At least, that's how I read it!)

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I didn't mean it as a slam.  I just wanted to give the gentlemen of the site a heads up should they be considering going there during the dog days of summer.  It's his place, his rule and I'm fine with it.  Just wished I would have known before Eatruneat and I ventured that way.  I'll be back in the fall.  

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