I was recently invited to the soft opening of Policy this past Thursday and the place was delightful. I described the atmosphere of Policy to my friends, as “Urban Glam.” With its graffiti adorned walls and over-the-top chandeliers in its upstairs lounge, Policy is sure to be a hit on 14th street. I had the opportunity to speak with Richie, one of the investors of Policy who stated that Policy wants to provide good food and great music in an atmosphere that isn’t pretentious. The Policy crowd is slanted to be able to walk in with jeans and a tee shirt and mingle with others in suits and ties, a very mixed crowd.
During the soft opening, the chef sent out selections from their menu, and I will say, that I was impressed. Standouts included curry lamb sliders with mint pesto, chicken croquettes paired with green apple aioli dipping sauce, wild rockfish topped with a sherry-coriander sauce and hen-of the-woods mushrooms. Oh, and if you thought, Marvin’s scallops were delicious; Policy has day boat scallops in a tomato-bacon vinaigrette, that is boss.
Madras Curry Lamb Sliders
Speaking of Marvin, which is right down the street, I asked Richie, if he believed that Policy would give Marvin a run for their money. He believes that there is enough room on 14th street for both restaurants/lounges. “Have a drink a Marvin, come get some light fare at Policy, have another drink at Policy and enjoy the music, and vise versa,” said Richie. Hoping that D.C. locals take pride in the new establishment, Policy is the new kid on the block that is holding its own.
Policy will host its grand opening tonight. Check out the website to make reservations for dinner or stop in and head upstairs.
904 14th Street NW, Washington
11:00am - 4:00pm SUN
5:00pm - 10:30pm TUES - WED
5:00pm - 12:30am THUR - FRI - SAT
5:00pm - 1:30 - 2:30am FRI - SAT (BAR)