|Emily Sprissler in her Mayfair and Pine Kitchen|
The Food: Family friendly is the byword on the moderately priced menu featuring childhood faves re-imaged for everyday dining. Potpies made with chicken and lamb, a candied apple salad and a Thanksgiving sandwich with a stuffing roulade base, mashed potatoes, sliced bird and gravy, served with a cranberry aioli, exemplify their approach. Fresh seafood and playful desserts will appeal to appetites of all ages. Seasonal vegetables will be featured on the entree plates. A children’s menu will feature made-from-scratch classics like grilled cheese and fish 'n' chips.
The Drink: An American sourcing bent will translate to a mostly USA wine list. Beers on tap and bottles, along with crafted drinks, will be served.
The Space: Formerly Town Hall, the two-floor venue is a ready-made pub setting, with exposed brick, polished wood and wainscoting, enlivened by touches of crimson and art. There are plenty of booths for group get-togethers and family meals, and a classic bar for drinks with friends and solo dining.
Neighborhood Appeal: Plans are to stay open from lunchtime till late evening (10:30 PM; 11PM on Friday and Saturday) to accommodate the varying appetites and eating hours of Glover Park’s mix of office workers, family strivers and 20-to-30somethings. Future plans include family happy-hour deals offering inexpensive children’s plates, with the lure of a free cookie if the vegetables are eaten.
2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-2090