Tie Your Typical American Restaurant

To eat

Surveyor’s breakfast options. Courtesy of the restaurant.

Located on the ground floor of Navy Yard’s brand new luxury hotel property, ThompsonWashington DCSurveyor sails to town offering an elevated dining experience with classic American fare that complements its oceanic namesake.

Nods to the region’s naval history abound in cocktails named after knots – try the Clover Hitch (New Amsterdam gin, hibiscus, salted raspberry, lemon, egg white; and Halter Hitch (cognac Courvoisier, Grand Marnier, lemon, clover honey, bubbles) – to a menu that features New Orleans BBQ shrimp, crab cakes and seared salmon.

Dishes at Surveyor. Courtesy of the restaurant.

Not to be missed, however, are the more turf-focused favourites, including the Mushroom Stroganoff, which is definitely worth a try. A marine surveyor is the person who examines and certifies a ship for the voyage, much like a chef in his kitchen. In this case, chef Brian Hatfield is steering the boat. Hailing from Alpharetta, Georgia, Hatfield’s menu is inspired by his love for southern cuisine with dishes like cornbread, deviled eggs and slow-roasted meatballs. We challenge you not to fill up with Parker House Hot Buns made with Chesapeake Whipped Butter.

The sophisticated Thompson property has three dining venues, including the Thompson Bar Room and Rooftop at the Thompson. The latter is a perfect nook to tie one up before or after dinner while enjoying stunning views of the South West waterfront. Have a good trip!

Roof of the Thompson. Courtesy of Thompson.

Surveyor: 221 Tingey St SE, DC; surveyorrestaurant.com // @thompsonwashingtondc

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