Photo: Hangar Steak at Prather’s on the Alley
Today we add Prather’s on the Alley to the list of recommended restaurants. Though it is not really in an alley, just that funny jig on Eye Street at 5th. To find this place and other great places to eat in Washington, D.C., check out our site. We have 200 plus recommended places to eat in both LIST and MAP format.
Prather’s on the Alley – A couple Mt. Vernon residents got in on the ground floor of the development on that little stretch where “Eye” Street jumps across Mass. They opened this restaurant that hits all the marks as a good neighborhood spot: the bar serves good cocktails, the wine list is decent, and they do a good job on classic dishes like roast chicken and hangar steak. Eater flagged them for good grilled cheese and tomato soup. Although, strangely, the pasta dishes need some work. With some dishes the kitchen aspires for more than good versions of standards. The white lentil hummus and roti works well, so does the mussel toast. The staff is attentive and friendly. Those who follow these things give it thumbs up for brunch. There is outdoor seating when seasonal. Prather’s does well by locals, but aspires to larger recognition. Sometimes it hits that mark too. It is a couple blocks off the beaten path of Chinatown, but worth trying out if you are in the area. Start with a drink at the bar and you may be impressed enough to stay for dinner.