Continuing the RW missives. I am a transplant to DC and am just feeling out the downtown dining scene and have seen and read soooo much hype on DC Coast, don't really know why? Soup was very good - butternut squash with smoked duck or a very intense lobster bisque. I got the scallops with pumpkin and gnochi in a hard cider glaze. It was a sweet dinner - but very creative and interesting. Dessert was good - a chocolate souffle that was a little dry, but very rich and tasty.
Service was pretty dreary. Coldly efficient at best. I don't mind if they are busy, and they were, but he was just rude - at one point snapping my soup bowl out from me as I was getting the last drop of soup with a piece of bread. Not the end of the world, but it tends to dampen the experience. Seems like it wasn't unique as service appeared the same for the dinners around us one of which was not partaking in RW.
Overall - it was good, worth $30 for the meal, but I would have been disappointed paying more. The whole experience and menu for that fact seemed like a more expensive cheesecake factory.
Off to Ten Penh for lunch today, same owner but I hope the experience is better!