My first visit to Fare Well for brunch turned out to exceed my expectations, however, the second visit wasn't as good. Fare Well is the restaurant opened by Doron Petersan, owner of Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats. Her new venture in the H Street NE area has been all the rave so we wanted to try it for dinner this time.
On this particular night, it was pretty empty. We started with some cocktails, which they do pretty well. I love the Rita Moreno made with mezcal, triple sec, lime, and Sriracha. My friend ordered the Boulvedier and loved it.
For our appetizer, we ordered the Buffalo Cauliflower Dip. We didn't read the menu carefully, but totally didn't expect it to be a whipped dip! But, either way, it was really good. They take cauliflower and roast and whip it with a buffalo cashew cream and serve it with toasted baguette slices. We loved it.
For my entree, I wanted to try something new so I ordered the Broccoli Melt. This open faced sandwich had broccoli with a garlic marinara, and cashew mozzarella on a baguette and was served with a house salad. I'd rate it a 3 on a 5-point scale. The mozzarella wasn't that great and the marinara wasn't too unique, which made the whole sandwich kind of meh.
My friend ordered the Pierogis filled with cashew cheddar, garlic, and onions served with sauerkraut, sour cream, and greens. Overall, we found them to be very plain with not much taste in the pierogis themselves.
This visit wasn't as good as we were hoping for. The food is pretty expensive for what it is at $14 - $16 per entree plus $10 for the appetizer and pricey drinks. We spent over $100 on this visit alone. The service was pretty good. And the atmosphere isn't great for dinner as it has a stale diner sort of feel that is fun for brunch and lunch, but not so much for dinner. I recommend sticking to brunch here and foregoing it for dinner.
September 13, 2016
406 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002