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Policy Debuts With Style, Substance



    Policy Debuts With Style, Substance
    The newest spot on 14th Street debuts this week.

    One of life’s best indulgences is perhaps when we can get everything we want in one place. Sometimes we need a cocktail but also in dire need of a great meal and a little lounging with friends couldn’t hurt either. The much anticipated Policy Restaurant & Lounge (PolicyDC.com) has found a way to achieve that with a phenomenal menu to satisfy foodies and a serious lounge scene to hold your attention, sans the glow sticks thank you very much.

    Sandwiched in the U Street Corridor & 14th street, the first floor has a very retro-chic feel with swanky, red vinyl booths and a vintage black tin ceiling. The man in the kitchen, Chef Brian Murphy (formerly of L’Auberge Chez Rancois & Palena) is creating interesting plates for this destination dining spot. You won’t be caught in a sea of cookie cutter dishes here. Ease into Kobe hot dogs, a plate of chilled Wagyu sirloin or a dish of Maine sweet shrimp risotto. Afterwards head upstairs to the second level for a nightcap or two or three. Bright splashes of color from graffiti-painted walls, plush banquettes and dozens of multicolored chandeliers set the stage for a wonderland of lounging. Bottle service comes complete with a gorgeous table-side cocktail attendant and a DJ spins from a booth next to the bar. There is no dance floor but plenty of people-watching to keep you occupied.

    Dinner is served beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and the bar stays open late. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    1904 14th Street NW
    Washington, DC