I don't think I even need to post this, but I wanted to get it off my chest.
Yuck, I found myself in Woodley Park last night and against my protests to walk a while and go to Bardia's on 18th Street, my companions and I ended up going to Lex Cajun Grill.
It has a beautiful tin ceiling but the decor was just so bizarre. So generic, like an Olive Garden or something. But without the rolling chairs. Terrible adult rock muzak was on the whole time. All of the servers and the one bartender are Asian, which is fine, just kind of weird for a "Cajun" joint.
We split calamari [5.95 about 6 pieces] that tasted like they were fried in oil that hadn't been changed in too long. The breading was...chunky...is how I'd put it.
We got the "okra gumbo" -is there another kind?-[3.95], which is supposed to be thick and hearty not thin and runny, right?
Entrees were linguini [12.95]with seafood and "andouille" sausage in a creamy sauce.
I was so upset I couldn't shake it all night long. Way overpriced and not even mediocre.
Do places in Woodley Park survive on conventioneers? Do any residents eat there? I think Petits Plats and Lebanese Taverna are the only decent places there.
The waiter said they'd been open 2 years already.