Photo Credit: Elizabeth Parker
When you dine out, you might think about the ingredients that go into your food, but you probably don’t think about all the numbers that make your meal happen. Restaurants are filled with interesting figures that might not be apparent when you bite into an enticing entrée or take a sip of a signature cocktail, but they’re all around you.
This week we stop in at the numerically minded 1905 Bistro & Bar on the U Street Corridor. With a well-stocked bar and dusky lighting that creates an immediate intimacy, it’s perfect for late nights or date nights. We find out how many absinthes they offer, the number of local beers on hand, and how many choices they have for vegetarian diners.
1905 Bistro & Bar
Seats: 50, plus about 12 at the bar
Maximum capacity on the roof deck: 50-ish, as per the fire marshal
Wines by the glass: 18
Wines by the bottle: 34
Most expensive bottle of wine: $158 for a Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Local beers: Six, including DC Brau, 3 Stars, Brewer’s Art, and Port City
Price of burgers on Wednesday night: $7 each
Types of meat featured on the menu: Seven, including crab, duck, lamb, and quail
Vegetarian dishes: 10, including quinoa hushpuppies, gnocchetti, braised rainbow chard, and roasted sunchokes
Celebrity guests: Several, including Kal Penn and Seth Green
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