Posts Tagged ‘Lost Society’

Pop Up? Pipe Down!

Lost Society, on U Street NW, is normally closed on Monday nights. But on a recent Monday evening, its dining room played host to 18 guests in a somewhat unusual arrangement. Seated around one long communal table, the diners ate dishes like popcorn soup, strawberry pasta, and a Ritz cracker ice cream with warm apple […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Hipster Frat House Feeling Edition

Shophouse Southeast Asian Kitchen is expanding to Georgetown. [Dining Bisnow] Five new dishes complement familiar faves at Rasika West End. [Washingtonian] Jaleo 2.0 reopens this week [Eater] Lost Society is a Diners' Choice Award-winning hot spot. [OpenTable] Uncurbed DC's food truck pop-up has that "hipster frat house feeling." [Post] More on the Hilton brothers' plans […]

Lingering Thoughts on Lost Society: Try This, Not That Edition

Some readers have no patience for a nuanced critique, such as this week's Young & Hungry review of "boutique steak house" Lost Society. For their benefit, I've compiled a list of what to order and what not to order based on my experience at the restaurant. Of the appetizers.... Order This: Tuna tartare, $12 Not […]

T-Bone of Contention: Bickering Over “Boutique Steak House” Lost Society

“One day,” my dining companion boldly predicted, “all of 14th Street will look like this.” We’re sitting on plush chairs by a velvety-curtained window in Lost Society, overlooking the bus stop outside the District’s Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center—a lingering monument to the brutalist era of urban renewal. Like much of the surrounding neighborhood, it’s […]

Saturday is National Filet Mignon Day: Get Yours at Lost Society, Save Five Bucks

Break out the steak knives! Aug. 13 is apparently National Filet Mignon Day. New "boutique steakhouse" Lost Society at 14th and U Streets NW is observing the beefy holiday on Saturday with a 20 percent discount on its own buttery filet (pictured) prepared by former Smith & Wollensky chef Joseph Evans. Just $22.60—you save five […]

Bread Is Dead: Cutting Costs (and Carbs), D.C. Eateries Abandon the Dinner Roll

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema takes note of a rising trend at area restaurants: the death of the bread basket. He cites D.C. eateries Sax, Lincoln, Lost Society, and Brasserie Brightwell in Easton, Md., among those abandoning the complimentary dinner roll. Some operators explain it as cost-cutting measure. Lincoln's Alan Popovsky, meanwhile, cites a […]

Lost Society in Translation: What Does ‘Boutique Steakhouse’ Even Mean?

In the magical world of marketing, the term "boutique" is bandied around as an instant signifier of cool cred. You see it in the lodging industry, for example, used to describe virtually any place not labeled Hilton, Marriott, or Motel 6, otherwise identified through its modish furnishings and eco-friendly towel-laundering policies. Which brings us to […]