Restaurants & Bars 5

[D.C.] Corduroy

scarecrow | Aug 8, 2005 10:05 PM

I ate for the third time in six months at Corduory, in the Sheraton Four Points Hotel at 12th and K in D.C. The food was, as usual, very good. Beet, carrot and goat cheese salad with some kind of little greens on top was very tasty. The goat cheese was smeared onto the plate, but it worked.

For my entree I had the perfectly-cooked whole chicken with greens in a nice brown sauce and some fancy shaved/fried thing on top. I washed all that down with a glass of the South African Sauvignon Blanc ($6) and the Pinot Noir ($7).

The service was, unfortunately, appalling. My server seemed to be tied up with other tables (I was dining alone), and no one else picked up the slack. She was working hard, but there seemed to be no one watching the room, and believe me I had time to observe.

They serve a three-course prix fixe dinner for $30.05 (don't ask me why the extra nickel). I waited so long for my entree, and then so long after finishing that, that I begged off dessert, but they charged the same price anyway.

I like the menu and the food, but not even single diners should be so ignored. They either need more waitstaff, or someone to watch the room, or both. Be forewarned.

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