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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    October 25, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 6, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Boss Shepherd’s is Penn Quarter’s hottest farm-to-table restaurant, where guests can enjoy a fresh approach to traditional American cuisine. Named after DC’s original governor, who was often referred to as the Father of Modern Washington, Boss Shepherd was one of the most powerful city bosses in his day and was responsible for creating DC’s infrastructure, ultimately convincing Congress to continue to operate in the District of Columbia. A statue of Boss Shepherd reigns half a block away, in front of the John A. Wilson Building.<br /><br />Instilled with Chef Jeremy Waybright’s southern inspiration, the menu boasts fresh takes on time-honored, rustic classics that can please the palate of any guest. Chef Waybright’s use of farm-to-table ingredients is evident in innovative starters such as the Maine blue mussels with sausage, cider beer, vermouth and pickled chili, or delectable bone marrow served with herbs, pickled egg, breakfast radish and toast.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Acceptable but Unexceptional
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our expectations were perhaps too high given recent reviews. Everything was okay but nothing was extraordinary. Service was attentive at the wrong times, not available when needed (hard to get a replacement knife after previous one was whisked away when appetizer plates were cleared). Server was changed mid-way through meal; our initial server was no longer around when we left. Our initial visit leaves us in no hurry to get back."
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch
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Stephen Starr brings his signature brand of hospitality and design to the nation’s capital with the opening of Le Diplomate, located at 14th & Q. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, the stylish 260 seat restaurant transports diners to the beloved cafés of Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. The extensive menu features a variety of classic dishes including Onion Soup Gratinee, Steak Frites, and Poulet Roti as well as contemporary bistro fare, with dishes such as Shaved Veal Tongue with Mache and Bavette de Boeuf à l’Echalote. A thoughtfully curated wine list and cocktail program perfectly complements the cuisine and creates an environment suitable for romantic dinners or lively group gatherings. In warmer weather, enjoy dining "en plein air" in the stunning outdoor café where you can take in the bustling energy of DC while sipping on the perfect kir royale.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delightful Dining Experience
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I now understand why all the critics and everyone else to whom I've talked have such good things to say about this restaurant. It's a real delight. I would go back often if I could afford it."
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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