If you like to hang out with members of Congress: you’ve got a new place to take them.
If you don’t: you’ve got someplace new to visit when they go on recess next month.
That place: Garrison, a cozy American spot from the former chef of Cork and Poste, now taking reservations for a Wednesday opening on Barracks Row.
This is the kind of place where long wooden benches are topped with denim pillows, and jars of pickles and preserved lemons sit in windows between the booths. (Here, we can prove it with this slideshow.)
If it’s too warm for you under the awning on the front patio—and to be honest, it probably is—then those booths aren’t a bad place to end up, given that most look into the open kitchen. Allows you to keep tabs on your fluke crudo, corn tortellini and bison hanger steak.
But let’s not forget about the small bar up front, either. Apart from the beers and wines, they’re doing some interesting things with drinks. Like the one with rum, lime and toasted-coconut syrup. Or the bourbon drink that arrives with mint atomized on the glass.