Last Sunday, my friends and I decided to have our belated Galentine’s Day celebration. It started with brunch at Farmers, Fishers, Bakers (review coming soon), followed by an afternoon in Georgetown buying too much makeup, candles, and pretending we could afford the bridal section of Athropology. All in all, it was a fabulous day spent with friends and enjoying the amazing weather.
On our way walk home, we spontaneously decided to grab a glass of wine and a snack. We all work in the Golden Trianglearea and have walked by the boutique hotel, The St. Gregory on more than one occasion so we decided to stop in. To say that it is decorated beautifully is an understatement. It’s a gorgeous hotel and Tredici Enotea, the hotel bar, is no exception.
We walked right into the bar, located directly off of the lobby and seated ourselves. I ordered a Pinot Noir, T ordered a Chardonnay, and Meg ordered a Cabernet Sauvignon. We also ordered a eggplant parmesan small plate to share. The menu had a a few other items we were debating on and each sounded just as good. All of the wines were great and exactly what we were looking for. The only comment I will make is that the drink menu is a bit confusing.
We were pleasantly surprised at first to see that the glasses of wine were on par with Happy Hour prices, we later found out that those were the “half” glass prices (while the “full” glass prices were listed on the opposite side of the line the was drawn on it). Just something to note as we were surprised when the check arrived and was much higher than anticipated, although the prices were still reasonable and expected from a hotel bar.
The eggplant parmeasan was delicious and the perfect size for a “small plate” (although, I could have eaten about six more). Our service was good and the bartender looked to be a well-trained mixologist. He made quite a few interesting drinks (one had a dry ice) that i would definitely try on the next visit. In total, we stayed for about an hour. The dark green velvet booths and leather backed swivel chairs were an interior decorators dream.
We would definitely recommend stopping by for an after-work date or even a quick drink with a friend. It’s a relatively small space but is so well decorated, with a high glass ceiling and wall-to-wall windows that it doesn’t feel too tight.
2033 M St NW Washington, D.C. 20036