Sam and Harry’s

Last night, Kelly and I met several of her friends at Sam & Harry’s in downtown D.C. We were trying the place out during “Restaurant Week”. They had a special pre-fix menu for restaurant week. After a drink at the bar, the six of us were seated and treated to a very nice dinner.

Four of us decided to upgrade from the $30 menu to the $45 menu. I had a split yellow pea soup for the appetizer, center cut fillet mignon capped with crab meat for the main course, and shortcake and berries for dessert. It was all quite good. While the fillet was not as good as the steaks that I’ve had at Ruth’s Chris, it was tasty. I’d asked for it medium and it came medium-rare, which is fine with me because I prefer it that way. (I was afraid it would have been blue if I’d asked for it medium-rare.)

Kelly had the seafood plate, which was jet-fresh salmon. The salmon looked delicious. It had the same color and texture as Copper River salmon and I was momentarily envious of her meal.

It was a very pleasant evening. The service was good and the atmosphere was pleasant. It’s one of those restaurants that I imagine politicians and lobbyists gathering together for lunch and dinner.

We left the restaurant close to 9:30 PM, braved the cold air to the metro station and then again from the Clarendon metro back to Kelly’s house. We were back home just after 10 PM.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.