The restaurant is located on 9th between T and U Streets NW and is described as a European bistro with comfort foods. The sign from the street is unassuming, and leads you up a staircase to the restaurant which happens to be full of charm. 1905 is small yet comfortable and provides a great spot for catching up with friends or an intimate setting for a date. We started with some appetizers for the table and I was blown away by the Escargots Maître d’Hôtel. They are served in a small baking dish which is filled with a creamy garlic and parsley butter sauce which can only be described as decadent and divine. There were also some small pieces of toasted bread served with the dish so the sauce would not go to waste. I can’t wait to have those little snails again.
Now it’s time to talk about the lamb sandwich. All four of us ordered it– the description alone is hard to resist: braised Colorado lamb sandwich crisped on Asiago bread with gruyère, and served with red wine demi-glace and greens salad. The sandwich is simple yet delicious, but once dipped in the demi-glace sauce it is rich, complex, and comforting all at once.
I can see this becoming one of my favorite and go-to dishes (especially in the winter) and I plan to be heading back very soon to try out 1/2 price burger nights on Wednesday’s or to check out live jazz on Thursday nights at 9PM. 1905 Restaurant has something that a lot of other places do not- character, charm, and some edge all at the same time. And a fabulous lamb sandwich to boot.
1905 9th Street NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20001