Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | June 4, 2009

This Is HUGE


The Gibson has…wait for it…charcuterie! That’s right, DC’s best fine cocktail bar is finally offering food to its patrons.

I’ll admit, I haven’t been to The Gibson in about a month and a half, so I don’t know exactly when this was added. But even this small addition of food makes The Gibson have even more staying power.

I went last night for some post-work cocktails. Seeing food in the bar, I asked bartender Derek Brown who was serving food (initially I thought it may be coming in from Marvin next door). He handed me a small charcuterie menu that included five kinds of cheese, three varieties of meat, olives, and crackers. The whole ensemble was $30 (we looked at the menu, sans price, and just said “Yes”). But you can order meat or cheese and crackers for $20 or olives for $4. The price is actually a good deal, as the full plate came with large pieces of each cheese and substantial piles of each meat. For two people, we basically had enough food for dinner. And when we were done with the meat and cheese, there were still crackers left over. In short, you’re getting quite a bit of food for your money.

I’m not an expert on cheeses or fine meats, but really enjoyed everything that was included. I meant to take a copy of the menu to post but will have to wait until my next visit for the detailed offering.

As I’ve already said, this is a great thing for The Gibson. It’s a long awaited development and one that will certainly make me more likely to go there even more than I already do.


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