Penn Quarter’s super chic restaurant, 901, now boats a lunch menu in addition to their classic dinner fare.
By Shira Karsen
For too long, lunch has been taken for granted. It’s a bite here and there, eaten quickly on the go, or even the occasional bar (I know, horrifying.) Lunch is not a bar or some sort of sustenance that comes out of a box or wrapped in tinfoil. It is a meal, one that we should value just as much as it’s earlier and later counterparts. So imagine our happiness and immediate lessening of hunger pains when we found out Penn Quarter’s ultra-sophisticated 901 now serves lunch.
The menu is similar to dinner, but with slimmed down portions for a mid-day munch. Options include the 901 House Salad, a modest bed of lettuce tossed with toasted sunflower-sprinkled goat cheese, fire-roasted red peppers, and the signature plum ginger dressing (all for a reasonable $7), or their $11 grilled chipotle chicken sandwich, which comes with chipotle aioli instead of mustard, and jalapeno jack cheese instead of the generic pepper variety. There’s a properly portioned serving of their popular Japanese tuna tempura with whipped avocado, and even roasted duck packed into a convenient quesadilla.
With options this delicious, the districts residents need never go hungry at midday again!