Last night, we decided to try 1905 -- the new bistro and bar on upper 9th -- for dinner. All I can say is, "wow." This place is awesome. And I mean awesome. Located on the second floor of the building that formerly housed Grape Legs (R.I.P.), the space itself is warm and interesting and dark and, well, just really sexy. The food is great (check out a rough menu here; I think some of the items and prices are slightly different). I had the angus burger with red onion marmalade (to die for) and gouda, and I found it delicious. Others at the table loved their mixed greens salad and their scallops, among other things tried. The bar area looks really cool too; I would happily wait for my table -- or just go for a drink --there anytime.
All to say, this is a truly cool addition to our neighborhood's offerings, will undoubtedly generate a lot of buzz, and is sure to be a destination for years to come.
1905 9th Street, NW
Open for dinner at 5 p.m., seven days a week