I went to Corduroy in their old location (Four Points Sheraton) with a client and a colleague. 

  • Food:We ordered the oysters on the half shell with champagne mignonette which was really good.   I could have eaten 30 of these (OK, maybe only 25).  We also started with Filipino styled eggrolls.  There were two rolls on the plate that were the same size as a long cigar — about 4 inches long.  They were fried to perfection and had a nice pork taste.  Then all three of us ordered the roasted lamb with garlic mashed potatoes.  My client wanted to order the veal, but was told they were out of it and would substitute chicken.  The lamb was really good and the potatoes were so tasty!  Although I ordered medium rare, while the others ordered medium.  Everyone’s came out medium rare.  In addition, there was a side that was quite unique and we didn’t know what it was (and were running late so we needed to rush through lunch).  But perhaps some of you who have been to Corduroy will know what it was?  It was a quarter of the size of a red potato, but was a bit crunchy.  It was white and didn’t have a strong flavor. 
  • Service: Our server was nice and my ice tea glass was never less than half-empty/full. 
  • Atmosphere: It doesn’t matter since they’re moving to their new location, right?  This location is closed January 31st.  They’re moving to 1122 9th Street NW (Chinatown/Penn Quarter) and will be open March 2008.
  • Attire: Business casual
  • Price: $$
  • Overall: I’m looking forward to going to their new location in Chinatown/Penn Quarter.  I think it’s a good restaurant that offers solid food. 

Details:

  • Reservations recommended.
  • Hours: Monday – Friday: 6:30 am – 10:30 am, Monday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm (Not open for lunch or dinner on Sundays)
  • Address: 1201 K St. NW — Four Points Hotel, Washington, DC 20005 (until Jan 31st); Reopen March 2008 at 1122 9th Street NW (Chinatown/Penn Quarter).
  • Ph: 202-589-0699
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