What’s up, squad! Long time, no chat—I’ve been on the road much of the last week, first in Chicago for a fun girls’ weekend, and then in New York City for work. Chasing that Marriott status in cities across these great United States. I’m here for most of Memorial Day Weekend, and am glad to have some downtime at home and sleep in my own bed.
Before I left for my trips, I met up with Monica and Jenn at Compass Rose on 14th Street here in DC to celebrate Jenn’s 29th birthday. We didn’t have a reservation and went around 6:15pm on a Thursday night. We waited about 40-45 minutes for a table, but were able to grab a seat at the bar to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail. Their bar is also full-service, so you can easily order food there—but since there were three of us, we thought it’d be best to wait it out for a table since it’d be easier to talk. It was so worth the wait because we were given the best table in the house—the booth right at the front window! Not only did the golden hour light show off, the ambiance was really set with the beautiful pillows, tapestries, and dishes adorning our table.
In addition to the main dining room where we ate, they also had a patio out front that was tented off with beautiful fabrics. They also have two prix fixe experiences—first is their Bedouin tent, which is a private dining experience available for parties of six to eight people. Then, they offer their Tour of the World family-style tasting menu that’s curated by the chef. You can snag reservations for the dining room and Tour of the World here and for the Bedouin tent here.