Peter and Florence and Debbie and I went to Buck’s. Peter told us that Buck’s serves the best steak in the city, too large to finish in a single sitting or by one person alone.
The greeter station is straight ahead as you enter the restaurant. To the right there is a long bar with stools that will accommodate up to 18 people.
Behind the greeter station, and a few steps from the bar, there is a specially constructed narrow table that runs most of the length of the restaurant. It seats 20-24 people. Some nights there is a second, but shorter long table to the left of the special long table, composed of a combination of regular tables.
There are a number of alcoves and other sections of the restaurant that contain tables that will seat 4-6 people.
I started by ordering Buck’s Famous Onion Rings & Smokey Dip. Florence and Debbie shared a Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with Butter Lettuce and Toasted Almonds. Peter and I ordered the Crisp Iceberg Wedge Salad with Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Applewood-Smoked Bacon & Horseradish Dressing.
Peter ordered the Local Prime New York Strip steak, wood grilled, ‘World-Famous’ Big Steak (16-18 oz) with French Fries.
Florence and Debbie ordered the same steak which they shared.
I ordered Wild Sea Scallops on Fennel & Potato Gratin with Preserved Lemon Oil.
I was the only one to indulge in dessert… a Sundae of Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce.
If you want to take something home, the server brings a Styrofoam container to the table and cleans your plate into the container.
Our server, Nordeen, was talkative and made the evening even more pleasant.
The restroom is unisex and there may be another but there is nothing on the doors to identify it. It is quite small, about 5” x 5”.
There is a white ceramic wall hanging washbasin. With a mirror above. Sitting next to the wash basin is a white ceramic floor sitting commode. The two ceramics are all but on top of each other.
The door to this room is green inside and out and there are green ceramic tiles to just above waist height. The walls are painted green above where the tiles stop. There are decorated plates on the walls above the tile level. The bottom line: even though it is small it was clean.
Addendum: Recently there was a wedding ceremony in Buck’s with the post wedding reception held next door at Comet Pizza.
Buck’s Fishing & Camping
5031 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008