Sushi | Bar (by Chef Phillip Frankland Lee): A Pictorial Essay


#21

Pretty interesting! I’m down with the cocktail pairings. Do you know of any other places that do a cocktail pairing?


#22

Vespertine.


#23

Went here the other night; $156.83 lighter and exactly 31 minutes later I was out the door and eating duck wings, fried potatoes, a cheeseburger and a donut at Woodley proper. At $5.06/minute this was the most expensive meal per minute I’ve had since my lunch at sukiyabashi jiro.


#24

wtf?? thanks for the report, guess I’m out.


#25

You don’t like quick meals? What if it’s the most delicious food ever?


#27

I’ve been known to eat McDoubles under 2 minutes.

RIP McDouble


#28

A great meal is always much more than the food alone


#29

I’m laughing at the idea of stupid Vespertine cocktails.

“Here we have a Dutch gin, infused with fresh blueberries and rosemary, strained into a spray bottle. Three sprays are then introduced to a completely pitch black coffee mug, with desiccated olive shavings as garnish.”

“This next cocktail is literally just comedian Tim Allen’s 1997 autobiography. It’s not even a cocktail, it’s a book, I’m a genius, &%$# you.”


#30

Well sheeeoot… Our party was there well over 2 hours. (And finished sated.) Was Jiro-san himself doing a cameo as guest itamae for you that night?!


#31

Unless jiro-san magically turned into a young white dude with tattoos, then no.


#32

Then white dude with tattoos must have been channeling Jiro with his deft and efficient service.

Dang, that sounds like you had a hurried meal. How many bites did you receive?


#33

I got the full 17-course omakase plus a $12 halibut supplement. I couldn’t justify paying for the two other overpriced nigiri supplements - $12 jellyfish and $32 wagyu.


#34

is it off the menu with their $ menu abomination? that 2 mcdoubles for $2.50 was actually a pretty good value.


#35

Yes. Replaced by bacon McDouble for $2. That’s a hard pass from me.