Eat Well DC, creators of Grillfish, Logan Tavern and Commissary, brings The Heights to the Columbia Heights neighborhood, Washington's new retail ... More
Eat Well DC, creators of Grillfish, Logan Tavern and Commissary, brings The Heights to the Columbia Heights neighborhood, Washington's new retail destination. Located just steps from the Metro at 14th & Kenyon St. NW, The Heights neighbors Giant Supermarket; Target; Best Buy; and the historic Tivoli Theater. Enjoy the cozy dining room and expansive bar, soaring ceilings, and door-to-door window view into the heart of Columbia Heights. On beautiful days, relax in the comfort of our 80-seat patio against the backdrop of some of DC's most historic buildings and weekend farmer's market. The food and drink blends contemporary American cuisine with home-style favorites. Enjoy fried chicken, meatloaf and amazing burgers, as well as an extensive list of beer, wine, and cocktails. The Heights is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant: perfect for a quick weekday dinner or casual weekend brunch.
Convenient location with bad food. Ok for quick business lunch or dinner. I live a block away from the place, so I can't help not going there. Not crazy about the food, though. The cooking staff has a love affair with salt. Not much flavor going on there either. The last time I had the chicken stew I almost had a heart attack. It also tasted like something out of a can. As a matter of fact, I've had better from a can. The menu takes a turn to the worst every so often. The staff is ok. Most of the time I have the same waiter, who is very professional and polite, but my favorite is Benjamin. Slow as it gets, but very charming. He will always get a good tip because of his friendly service. Benjamin and the proximity to my home and office will keep me going there until they open something with decent food as close as they are.
Michael F., the previous reviewer, is either nuts or a jealous, less successful competitor. The Heights service is exceptional, as is the food. The staff are both easy going and efficient, and have continued to leave me and others I've dined with impressed. Moreover, the food is superb; fresh, well prepared and extremely creative. The wasabi crusted meatloaf, the grilled tuna and the ginger calamari are only a few examples of the menu's outstanding offerings. The Heights successfully merges creative dining with a neighborhood restaurant, and the wait to be seated (usually around 1/2 hour, they accept reservations for parties of 5 or more) is well worth it. The Heights has (easily) replaced other area restaurants (i.e. Luna) as our favorite.
I had two experiences here - both bad. The very best happy hour prices around, but very rude service, and too many confusing happy hour rules that seemed to change on my second visit .
I sent them an email to complain, never having heard back.
Not exactly the friendly neighborhood bar they like to think they are.