Saturday, February 2, 2013

International Dining in DC: POSTE

555 8th St.  NW
Washington DC

Poste is located inside the neoclassical General Post Office building, a National Historic landmark constructed in 1839 that was the first all-marble building in Washington and patterned after the Roman Temple of Jupiter.

Poste is Hotel Monaco's restaurant. which is a 174-seat American restaurant and bar with an entrance in the hotel lobby and a second entrance on the 8th Street that was once carriageway passage for horses and buggies.  Poste features an outdoor terrace for dinning during the spring and summer months.

The staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable on the history of the building when we asked questions.  Also very open to explaining the menu when we had questions.

The drinks were a bit weak for the price.  
The food selection is outrageous and yummy, I wanted to order everything!
We started with bread and butter which I warn you the white little breads are not covered in a glaze of sugar that is SALT!  to much salt and carbs for this boy.

We moved on to ordering oysters and a cheese platter!  It must have been good because all of my fellow guest diners tore up the platter in minutes! I can't remember the cheeses but the breads were a bit hard.  There was also a chicken liver parfait which was amazing!

My eye kept moving to the Moules as I wanted to get the Chorizo! but I threw in the towel and just ordered the Beef Bourguignon, 72 hour braised short ribs!!!  WOW melts in your mouth so good.  The other guest diners ordered steak frites, the fries were delicious!!  

We wasted no time in eating as our regular time to eat was about two hours prior but the scheduling of another restaurant made us late so we welcomed POSTE with open arms!

FYI. the restrooms are on the third floor!  :o) don't take the stairs if you want to end up in the basement!!

I give this place 5 stars ***** Top Notch service and food!

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