Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Acadiana Happy Hour Review

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Happy Hour Served Monday-Friday from 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Specials: $5.00 Speciality Cocktails, $4.00 Wine, 1/2 Price Bar Food Menu
Restaurant Website: Happy Hour Specials

Acadiana is a a young professionals paradise. When I arrived on a Thursday with my friends J. and R. it was clear we were a little too young to be running with this crowd... but who knows in a few years we could own this joint. On top of the mature crowd the bar at Acadiana offered an air of elegance with great low mood lighting.

A Mature Crowd Hanging Out At the Intelligent Bar

Now on to the good stuff... happy hour food and drinks! I opted to try the Cajun Dark and Stormy. While you could tell the drink was potent it was mixed with a level of sophistication so it was not overpowering. J. and R. tried the River Tea, a high class John Daly. The best part of the happy hour was by far the great happy hour food specials. The girls and I decided to try 3 appetizers from the bar menu: macaroni and cheese fries, oyster dip, and shrimp skewers. The macaroni and cheese fries were out of this world! IT was a very balanced fried macaroni and cheese in any easy to eat steak fry shape. The oyster dip was also tasty and the portion was huge. The shrimp skewers were the most unimpressive of the three. 

My Dark and Stormy.

The Verdict: If a were a few years old and had a few more dollars in the bank Acadiana would definitely be a great go to happy hour spot especially if I wanted to grab a bite. For now it remains a happy hour for special ocassion where I see a glimpse into my future.

Stay tuned for my next post because happy hour is the best hour and there is no better place to spend it than in the nation's capital. 

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