I was recently invited to try the Front Page in Dupont Circle for dinner. At first thought, I was like "hey they serve food?" But that's a younger, much wilder April talking. The Front Page from my youth was often a starting point in the night for going out (Nightmare on M street anyone? Those were the days). Granted I am still young, but a little less wild and crazy.
Anyways I jumped at the chance to try out the Front Page and wandered over one Friday night. The outdoor patio was super packed and busy while the inside was a little less so. Understandably as it was a beautiful night out.
I started off my meal with a Caipirinha which was different then any other version that I have had before. It was made with tequila instead of rum, which surprised me with my first sip but I really enjoyed it.
Smothered Tots - Tater tots topped with pulled pork or chili, sour cream, cheese, and green onions. These were pretty good, the only thing I wasnt a fan of was the pulled pork. Definitely not pulled pork, more like chunks/pieces. This is more of a happy hour/late night appetizer but after a week of going carb free I couldn't resist the call of tots. I met up with a few people after dinner and they actually ordered this with the chili and loved it.
Based off both the recommendation of our server and a manager, we decided to get the Blackened Chicken Fettuccine - Chicken and Andouille sausage in a Cajun cream sauce. We both really enjoyed this dish. The Cajun cream sauce was delicious and flavorful without being too heavy. Other recommendations were the steak dishes and the crab cakes - but as you can tell I was on a mission to eat as many carbs as possible.
The Heidenburger fresh ground sirloin, Swiss cheese, sautéed onions, coleslaw and Russian dressing. This burger had the potential to be amazing. It was good, but sloppily made and missing actual coleslaw -there were a few strands here or there. Had everything been put together this would have been an amazing burger. The combo of the cheese, russian dressing and coleslaw was on point.
The Front Page has lot's of menu options for all sorts of budgets, whether you want something more casual (like a burger/sandwich) or sit down (like pasta or steak). Next time I go back, I definitely want to try one of their steaks.
Would I come back?Yes, I would. I think it would be a great place to get happy hour on the porch (or at the bar if it's cold out) and then get a bite to eat.