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Buck's Hunting and Fishing - Chevy Chase

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Buck's Hunting and Fishing - Chevy Chase

sunshine | May 13, 2004 01:40 PM

Has anyone been? What an interesting place. Easily passable, nondescript storefront that hides a good restaurant, near politics and prose on conn ave. Would never have ventured in but for an invitation. Setting: Looks like a warmly lit lodge. You can sit in separate booths and tables or share a long communal table in the center of the room (fun). Friendly upbeat service -casual and unsnooty. Food: interesting takes on familiar fare. There's a daily menu which changes depending on what's in season and available. The appetizers are ok and overpriced in my opinion. we had deviled eggs and chicken livers on toast which were good but not spectacular for the price. The entrees were well worth it: huge breaded veal chop, big juicy nicely seasoned steak with greens (around $30), shrimp and grits (a bit smaller in portion) and the carolina style barbecue duck with slaw and spoon bread ($14). The duck was very vinegar-y (cider vinegar?) and similar to confit. spoon bread melts in your mouth. for dessert, we had homemade red velvet cake which didn't look very red (maybe it was the lighting). basically a light chocolate cake (ok); homemade vanilla frosting was delicious.

apps range from $4-8; entrees $11-35; desserts under $10. wine, beer and liquor (full bar). no reservations. seems to be a neighborhood place, but keep in mind that the neighborhood is chevy chase ($$$). I don't live in the neighborhood but would go there again.

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