Parlour Victoria

I was invited to have dinner at Parlour Victoria, a fine dining seafood tavern located inside the Moxy DC (City Center neighborhood).

After taking the obligatory outside photo, I stepped inside to the sound of groovy music. It turned out to be the live entertainment for the evening.

Kevin Koa

Parlour Victoria, a remodeled two-story row house, immediately felt cozy and luxurious. A winding staircase divides the two floors and exposed brick walls exude warmth. The seating areas are a nice mix of chairs and cushy couches while vintage inspired mirrors adorn the walls. The overall effect? Sophisticated yet welcoming atmosphere where you feel right at home.

The 2nd floor is a bit more relaxed, perfect for intimate conversations. And hey, you may even end up having fun banter with the table next to yours (this happened to me). 

The food was delicious. No seriously. Perfectly cooked seafood, tasty creative dishes, yummy drinks. Man, we left outta there beyond full. While we didn't take advantage of their raw seafood, we took advantage of, well, everything else including Seared Rockfish and Maryland Crab Cakes. 

Seared Rockfish with mussels, pancetta potato gnocchi, sea beans, buttered leek brodo
Fried Oysters
Loaded Crab Fries
Ebony & Ivory Pot de Creme (left)
Warm Cosmic Crisp Apple Cake with Honeycomb Ice Cream (right)

Despite a slight issue with our initial seating (table area wasn't cleaned and while the waitstaff did their best to rectify the situation, we felt more comfortable with a new table on the 2nd floor), the service was top notch. Our waitress was amazing! And Delroy, the general manager, stopped by our table throughout to ensure everything was great.

After dinner, Delroy gave us a sneak peek of the hotel's newly launched rooftop, Lucha Rosa. With a retractable roof, an expansive terrace and colorful decor, Lucha Rosa will bring their upscale South Mexican vibes to DC.

Overall, I was impressed with Parlour Victoria. Please visit and tell 'em Vivi sent you.

Parlour Victoria