We sat at one of the two tables outside and proceeded to enjoy delicious mussels in a garlic and parsley broth with crusty garlic bread, and then split a chicken salad sandwich which came with a lovely mesclun green salad. It was a perfect lunch on a glorious Saturday afternoon. Oh, I almost forgot that we also shared the flourless chocolate cake that comes with ice cream...yummy!
Our server, a lovely lady who also bartends at Policy, a lounge across from Bar Pilar on 14th street, was so friendly and we laughed together about the last time I hung out at Policy where she happened to be serving me, and I ended up with a monstrous hangover the next day...(not pretty).
Bar Pilar never disapoints. The food is good, the atmosphere is cool, and the staff is friendly. The cherry on top is "the hood comp" which makes you smile when you see it on your bill because it deducts $15 from your expense. Just for living in the hood! What a great idea! It's a way of saying thanks for spending money in the neighborhood, come again! It's brilliant! I think that all businesses should incorporate something like the hood comp. It's smart to treat locals well, because you know they'll return again and again. I always feel good when Mike and I have eaten at our local restaurants, or shopped at our local stores. It helps boost the community, which in turn helps us. We'll certainly be heading back to Bar Pilar soon and you should too!
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