Johnna’s Pick of the Week: Logan @ The Heights (D.C.)

[ 1 ] January 5, 2009 |

Cheap champagne and poached eggs. Yum! This is our idea of a fun Saturday afternoon or Sunday afternoon…weekend brunch is what we’re ranting about. The Heights, named perfectly for the ever-changing Columbia Heights neighborhood, adds just the right flavor to the neighborhood, literally. The service is great and the restaurant almost feels a little like home away from home if you minus the other patrons eating around you;-) The poached eggs are our favorites (*JKGF is a huge fan of poached eggs with everything!) and the Crab, Asparagus, Red Pepper and Cheddar Omelet is nothing to sleep on either:-) Brunch starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm (Sat.-Sun.) for those of us who sleep til 2 pm on the weekends…this gives you plenty of time to roll out of bed and over to some goodies that will hopefully calm that hangover that’s lurking from the night before…

The Low Down: A bottle of champagne with your brunch meal is $25 (*split it with a friend and celebrate Saturday/Sunday brunch! We really look for any reason/celebration to drink brunch champagne…;-)

Disclaimer: We don’t know if we still were thinking about the high amount of alcohol consumed the night before or if we really did enjoy the service, but we know we didn’t feel annoyed and bothered by our time there, so it must’ve been good. Go and hopefully you’ll have the same experience we did but we can’t promise anything;-)

Picture source: http://www.theheightsdc.com/gallery.html

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Johnna Rowe is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. Rowe, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. Rowe has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9 and WJLA’s News Channel 8.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey J,

    You were a block from my house and not call.. :P Anyhow, since this is my “hood”, I will offer my two cents. The Eatwell Group, runs Grillfish, Logan Tavern, and the restaurant formerly known as Merkado Kitchen (Commissary is now in that location). The Eatwell Group offers hearty food at moderate prices. Unfortunately, this translates to a less complex menu–that is OK though. (For example I can point to five ingriedients and those ingriedients will be used in at 8 dishes on the menu.)

    I generally do not like eating at restaurants at which I can prepare everything on the menu. I consider The Heights like a neighborhood eatery, not a special ocassion restaurant. It also good if you do not have time to cook and need quick and fresh carryout. Now to the menu…

    Appetizer recommendations:

    Buffalo Shrimp–fried shrimp in a bleucheese sauce–very rich–so much so that you can request they serve it over linguine.

    Seared Tuna, Arugula and Spicy Slaw.

    Lump Crabcake-moderately seasoned not to breaded. Served with a housemade tartar sauce–very delicious and light–the chef substitutes onions with chives

    Portobello Stuffed and grilled–for you vegetarians (not vegan) substantial portion of savory breadcrumbs, cheese and mushrooms.

    You can take a pass on the Ginger Calamari and the Fried Calamari–slightly overcooked and a little greasy.

    The Sides:

    All are good, but you can skip the crab and shrimp mac and cheese–the mac and cheese itself is not very savory and dry and the crab and shrimp are barely detectable–definitely not worth the price.

    Entrees:

    These change quite often so if you happen to be looking at online menu, call the restaurant before you wrap you tastebuds around any entree.

    The Boneless Southern Fried chicken w/ Gravy-not your mother’s fried chicken, but tasty–make sure that you ask them to put the gravy on the side unless you want your crispy chicken to get soggy under the weight of the gravy. Served w/ a healthy portion of mashed potatoes.

    Fish, Fish, Fish–I have not had a bad fish entree here and I have had several. The fish is usually crusted or grilled–what has been constant is the mustard crusted Tuna–very hearty.

    Skip–the vegetable linguine–flavorless pretty much. The desserts are pretty basic (mango key lime pie, brownie sundae, apple crisp ala mode, banana hazelnut cake)-no wow factor, but the caramel pecan sauce for the brownie sundae is YUM, YUM.

    The service is great (whether carryout or eat in) and it is very kid friendly. The kids menu has about 5 entrees.

    Your friend in Food,

    LT

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