Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Great Date Scenes - Eventide

In the first of a new series of posts highlighting good dating venues in Clarendon, here is a much over due review of Spider Kelley's/the Ballroom's sister restaurant.

Eventide opened last year and quickly became good competition for the renowned Liberty Tavern nearby. Its a three level wine lounge and classy restaurant very close to the Clarendon Metro stop.

Eventide's personality changes depending on where you sit, as each of its three floors has a different menu. The ground floor is a wine bar and lounge, the second story is a formal dining room, and the roof is more casual and airy.

Its a great date spot, as the great food and classy atmosphere make for good conversation starters. The Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut, pictured here, was beautiful and delicious on a bed of pasta balls and peas. The Compart Farms Pork Chop is a more masculine choice, having excellent flavor and being served with spicy sausage and spinach.

Expect a formal dinner for two with wine to run about $100, so it definitely is in the upscale dating venue category in Clarendon. But you could also have a more causal and less expensive date on the roof deck, if its open. Beware: reservations aren't accepted for roof seating, so its bound to be packed when the warm summer weekend nights arrive.