Creme

★★☆☆☆
  • 1322 U St NW

    Washington, DC 20009

    Cross street: Between 13th Street and 14th Street

    Map & Directions
  • 202-234-1884

About Creme

Hours
Mon-Thu 6pm-10:30pm Fri 6pm-11:30pm Sat 10am-3pm, 6pm-11:30pm Sun 10am-6pm

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Honestly, Creme is ok. Folks have raved about this place before but the only great meal I've had here was brunch, and the times I went I stuck with chicken n' waffles. Creme's chicken n' waffles is actually very good - the chicken is perfectly fried and seasoned pretty well, and sits on top of a huge waffle that fits the diameter of a large plate. Brunch is also great if you're willing to cough up the money for bottomless mimosas.

I've also been here for dinner and was less impressed. Our service was pretty good but the food wasn't impressive. I will vouch for their conch fritter appetizer, which were large, chock full o' crab and deliciously breaded and fried with a chipotle mayo.

The main dish I've had at Creme was disappointing; I ordered beef short ribs (way too much fat, not enough beef), which came with potatoes au gratin (had a weird taste) and green beans (too oily). I would've been happy with just the fritters for dinner.

Dessert did redeem the meal a bit - we ordered their chocolate terrine which was rich, creamy and great for a chocoholic like myself.

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★★☆☆☆

Honestly, Creme is ok. Folks have raved about this place before but the only great meal I've had here was brunch, and the times I went I stuck with chicken n' waffles. Creme's chicken n' waffles is actually very good - the chicken is perfectly fried and seasoned pretty well, and sits on top of a huge waffle that fits the diameter of a large plate. Brunch is also great if you're willing to cough up the money for bottomless mimosas.

I've also been here for dinner and was less impressed. Our service was pretty good but the food wasn't impressive. I will vouch for their conch fritter appetizer, which were large, chock full o' crab and deliciously breaded and fried with a chipotle mayo.

The main dish I've had at Creme was disappointing; I ordered beef short ribs (way too much fat, not enough beef), which came with potatoes au gratin (had a weird taste) and green beans (too oily). I would've been happy with just the fritters for dinner.

Dessert did redeem the meal a bit - we ordered their chocolate terrine which was rich, creamy and great for a chocoholic like myself.

Pros: Great chicken & waffles, good dessert

Cons: Expensive, other dishes average

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Meh, this place was decent, average at best. I love the vibe inside, very cozy but modern. And it was the perfect temperature! I was able to take my jacket off and dine comfortably.

But the service was mediocre. The guy brought out only my wine, not my friends. Came back and ask him what he wanted again (two sample two wines first). Then took forever to bring those and even longer to bring out his glass of wine. We were done with our appetizers before he brought out his drink! And my glass of Italian pinot grigio was warm . He also ordered decaf coffee at the end of our meal and got the sugar and cream long before the coffee.

As far as the food goes-where were the chicken and waffles??? Maybe it's a brunch or lunch item?

Anyways... I had the short ribs with potatoes au gratin and my friend had the salmon with bacon. The flavors themselves were good and the food was cooked well (though my green beans were overcooked) but the food was way too rich for both of us. The bacon over powers the salmon and the dish itself was too salty. My rib was very tender but I could only eat about half of it b/c it was just too rich. So I suppose if that's how you like your food- this is a good spot for you. We'd come back, but not with any type of urgency.

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★★☆☆☆

Meh, this place was decent, average at best. I love the vibe inside, very cozy but modern. And it was the perfect temperature! I was able to take my jacket off and dine comfortably.

But the service was mediocre. The guy brought out only my wine, not my friends. Came back and ask him what he wanted again (two sample two wines first). Then took forever to bring those and even longer to bring out his glass of wine. We were done with our appetizers before he brought out his drink! And my glass of Italian pinot grigio was warm . He also ordered decaf coffee at the end of our meal and got the sugar and cream long before the coffee.

As far as the food goes-where were the chicken and waffles??? Maybe it's a brunch or lunch item?

Anyways... I had the short ribs with potatoes au gratin and my friend had the salmon with bacon. The flavors themselves were good and the food was cooked well (though my green beans were overcooked) but the food was way too rich for both of us. The bacon over powers the salmon and the dish itself was too salty. My rib was very tender but I could only eat about half of it b/c it was just too rich. So I suppose if that's how you like your food- this is a good spot for you. We'd come back, but not with any type of urgency.

Pros: eh

Cons: meh

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My roommate and I went here for brunch a few months ago after a recommendation from a friend. It was a busy Sunday afternoon - peak brunch time in the District, and we waited patiently for about 30 minutes, while several other parties who arrived after us were seated before we were. When I finally asked, we were seated...at the bar. We weren't given menus, and the bartender didn't even acknowledge us - that is, until we got up to leave. He half-heartedly apologized, the hostess finally gave us menus (after we asked), and we ordered. Our food arrived in a timely manner- but we were even never given silverware, which we had to retrieve for ourselves. The bartender never checked on us, and we left: full, but utterly disgusted with the service. Creme was a classic case of good food ruined by egregious service. I would unfortunately not recommend it.

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★☆☆☆☆

My roommate and I went here for brunch a few months ago after a recommendation from a friend. It was a busy Sunday afternoon - peak brunch time in the District, and we waited patiently for about 30 minutes, while several other parties who arrived after us were seated before we were. When I finally asked, we were seated...at the bar. We weren't given menus, and the bartender didn't even acknowledge us - that is, until we got up to leave. He half-heartedly apologized, the hostess finally gave us menus (after we asked), and we ordered. Our food arrived in a timely manner- but we were even never given silverware, which we had to retrieve for ourselves. The bartender never checked on us, and we left: full, but utterly disgusted with the service. Creme was a classic case of good food ruined by egregious service. I would unfortunately not recommend it.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Horrendous service

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As a Young adult with a habit of getting after it every now and then in the evening, I find that a kick-ass brunch is just about the best thing possible. Creme's delivers some rocking meals, at a fair cost, coupled with bottomless Bloody Mary's and Mimosas.

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★★★★☆

As a Young adult with a habit of getting after it every now and then in the evening, I find that a kick-ass brunch is just about the best thing possible. Creme's delivers some rocking meals, at a fair cost, coupled with bottomless Bloody Mary's and Mimosas.

Pros: Bagel & Lox Benedict, Bottomless Mimosas and Bloodies? Yes!

Cons: Too delicious

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My husband and I ate here quite a few times when we first moved to DC. At first is was good and the service was decent. As it got more popular, the service got worse and worse. They'd leave you standing at the door for 10 minutes before anyone would acknowledge you. Once you finally got a table, you'd sit there for 20 minutes before even ordering coffee. We finally got sick of it and stopped going. It's a shame, because the food really was good.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I ate here quite a few times when we first moved to DC. At first is was good and the service was decent. As it got more popular, the service got worse and worse. They'd leave you standing at the door for 10 minutes before anyone would acknowledge you. Once you finally got a table, you'd sit there for 20 minutes before even ordering coffee. We finally got sick of it and stopped going. It's a shame, because the food really was good.

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This U Street cafe and lounge is a local favorite for its home-style classics such as meat and potatoes and shrimp and grits, and is especially popular for weekend brunch, when patrons line up outside the small space for chicken and…

 

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