Cedar- 822 E Street, NW
Cedar is a basement bar, but has a very intimate feel. The bartender was entertaining and we enjoyed checking out the clientele via the large mirror hanging behind the bar. Unfortunately, we were both disappointed with the food. They offered what we thought would be some great options (3 bar bites for $15 and sandwiches $12-$16).
Jay and I elected to try the risotto balls, duck fat french fries and chicken wings for our three bar bites. We also got the hamburger with white cheddar. I enjoyed the burger, but the one at Scion was better. We both agreed that the duck fat fries had no flavor and no salt…they were blech. The regular fries that came with the burger were better.
The happy hour drink specials were good. A house red/white, draft beer, some signature cocktails all for $5. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend Cedar for happy hour. The prices were just right, but the quality was underwhelming.