Restaurant: The Saga

I went to this restaurant with Debbie and Max. It had been open for 4 months and is located in the Ritz Carlton Hotel. In a previous incarnation it was the Westend Bistro.

One passes through the Quadrant Bar and Lounge on your way to Saga.

The restaurant seats 80 inside and another 20 on the patio/sidewalk on the Avenue.

The menu is Spanish-Latin American.

Debbie had PA AMB Tomaquet – House-made sourdough with tomatoes.

She shared a Whole Branzino with Mike and ordered the Petit Pecat De Xocolata for dessert.

Mike also ordered Octopus Carpaccio as an appetizer.

Mike finished the evening with 2 scoops ice cream – Tocinillo del Cielo and Lemon Yuzu Pistachio.

Max ordered Cambas Al Ajill0 – Mexican Gulf Shrimp with olive oil followed by ARROZ AMARILLO – Bomba Rice, duck confit baby radishes, mushroom and Spicy Deviled Churros.

Edwin was our server. Notably, all the servers were men. Women were included among the assistants.

When you make a reservation, the restaurant requires a $10 deposit for each person in your party – It is credited on your bill at the end of the meal. There is a 22.5% service charge.

There are 2 tops and 4 tops and at least one larger table and a bar that seats up to 20 people just inside the restaurant. I found the chairs to be particularly comfortable.

There is a huge window on the M Street side of the restaurant and watching the many walkers, animals, bikers, and scooter users makes for good entertainment until darkness sets in.

Periodically fire trucks with lights blazing run down M Street to the fire station a block away.

The restaurant is quite noisy.

The Saga
1190 22nd St NW
Washington DC 20037