AskMen 9/3/10The neighborhood eatery is closing down T Street so we can dig on swine & enjoy music. We can even cheer on the competitors in the Barback Olympics or make a donation to the Fillmore Arts Center.
1847 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Bar,Dance Club,Hipster,Lounge,Restaurant / Bar,Tough Door,Urban
80's,Hip-Hop,House,Pop / Top 40,Rock
Located in the U Street section of DC, Café Saint-Ex offers customers a combination of a restaurant and lounge area. The Café is home to a lounge situated in the downstairs level called Gate 54. The café itself features a calm and welcoming ambiance, with notable and stylish customers. You will probably not run into an ex here, but if you do don’t worry, because the bar is bustling on the weekends, with the house serving up their fruitful and thirst-quenching cocktails to delight the senses. Café-Saint Ex offers customers and delights them with their American-style cuisine, roomy and spacious ambiance, making an overall pleasure-filled evening.
Eats & Drinks
The eats of Café Saint-Ex include the mouthwatering PEI Mussels dish a house favorite, topped with garlic and spices present a pleasant filled aroma of your senses. The Ex also offers other types of American Style cuisine while chefs incorporate healthy and organic filled ingredients in their dishes. For dinner Café-Ex offers a fixed menu so each and every customer is able to taste a sample of each course at a reasonable price. Drink offering include specialty house beers such as the Viking, Magic Hat #9, and Tilburg’s Dutch Brown, among others. Regular beers are also offered among 20 types of whiskey. A long list of scotches is also available for those who desire. Lastly, dessert wines and ports are also on the list.
The ambiance of Café-Saint Ex features mustard colored walls surrounding wood chairs and tables. Pendant lights hang from the high ceilings and spreads light on the surrounding bar below. One side of the restaurant features exposed brick walls, as a background for the historical photos. A classic French style tin ceiling accents the space, creating an intimate setting. The bar is more like a work of art than a display because it features so many liquor bottles. The space is a little narrow but it works well a busy, packed venue area. During cool springs and summer nights, dine at Café-Saint Ex at their outdoor seating area.
NightScene 11/18/10By night, Saint-Ex is the bar with all. Weekdays is perfect for a drink and chat at the main bar, come weekends, the downstairs dance floor ha a DJ and is packed all night.
The Feast 6/13/11Head to the basement lounge to hear DJs spin a variety of music, from Brazilian and soul sounds to more upbeat party music on weekends.
Andy W.3/18/10No.1 place in U St
Christopher T.7/31/10I have always enjoyed my time at Cafe Saint-Ex! I recommend sitting upstairs or outside.