Eat the Rich


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Local oysters and seafood pair well with original pitcher cocktails at Eat the Rich, owned by Derek Brown, who also runs award-winning bars, Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency. This trendy hot spot features communal tables, a long bar and dinosaur skeletal outlines painted on the walls. Seafood towers, trout hash and Taylor Bay scallops please, paired with boozy slushies like Ghost in the Fruit Machine.

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  • DC's Best for Oysters 2015 — Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 24 out of 30

Menu for Eat the Rich

Main Menu

Raw Bar

  • 1 Doz Oysters Rappahannock™, StingRay™, Olde Salt™, and Barcat™
  • 1 Doz Clams Olde Salts™
  • Peel & Eat Wild Gulf Prawns
  • Small Combo 1/2 doz. oysters and 1/2 doz. clams
  • Big Combo 1 doz. oysters, 1 doz. clams and 4 gulf prawns
  • Seafood Tower 1 doz. oysters, 1 doz. clams, 12 gulf prawns
  • Redneck Laundry Caviar with Route 11 potato chips & fixins (trout roe)


  • Trout Hash Smoked Carolina trout, new potatoes, onions, egg yolk
  • Baby Gem Caesar Grilled baby gem lettuce, fish sauce caesar, boquerones
  • Fried Oysters Barcat oysters, caper-chive remoulade
  • Crab Dip Cream cheese, cauliflower puree, cheddar cheese, Old Bay


  • Fried Fluke Sandwich Comeback sauce, choice of chips or side salad
  • Crab Cake Roasted sunchokes, dill aioli
  • DB3 Burger 6 oz patty, special sauce, pickled garlic, Manchego cheese, choice of chips or side salad
  • Prawn Mac and Cheese Gulf prawns, Gruyere, breadcrumbs


  • Hush Puppies Red peppers, Old Bay mayo
  • Parker House Rolls Honey, butter, smoked salt
  • Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, horseradish creme fraiche
  • Grilled Corn on the Cob Sweet corn, garlic mayo, queso fresco, Old Bay, lime


  • Smoked Chocolate Tart Dark chocolate ganache, pretzel crust, toasted marshmallow
  • Ice Cream Sundae Vanilla ice cream, salted caramel sauce, chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles
  • Strawberry Shortcake Bourbon infused strawberries, pound cake, vanilla ice cream, mint
  • Cheese Cypress Grove "Humboldt Fog", honeycomb, lavash

Happy Hour

  • Locals Only! Happy Hour $1 oysters and drink specials from local producers. Tuesday-Friday 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Late Night Happy Hour! $1 oysters and drink specials. Tuesday-Saturday 11 pm - close and Sunday 9:3o pm - close

Drink Menu


  • Brookland Love Rye whiskey, dry vermouth, maraschino liqueur, french amari
  • Old City Cocktail Pineapple-infused white rum, bitter orange aperitivo, sweet vermouth, coffee liqueur
  • Capital Dill James River Oystervit, cucumber-dill syrup, lime, soda
  • West of Trinidad White rum, cachaca, eden center syrup, lemon, habanero shrub
  • Waxie Maxie Special Irish whiskey, Smith & Cross Jamaican rum, Finocchieto, cinnamon syrup, lemon
  • The Corner Store Cynar, Suze Gentian, lemon, sugar, salt

Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

  • Pickle Soda Cucumber-dill syrup, lime, soda
  • Fauxloma Grapefruit cordial, lime, soda

Pitcher Cocktails

  • Drink the Martini Green Hat Gin, Dolin Blanc Vermouth & orange bitters
  • Buck Hunter Bourbon, house ginger syrup, lemon, soda & angostura bitters
  • My Mount Pleasant Tequila, grapefruit-ginger cordial, lime, soda
  • Beer 'n Clam House-made clamato juice mixed with Budweiser
  • Moscow Mule (Draft) Vodka, lime, ginger ale
  • The Gentleman Gambler (Draft) Green Hat Gin, cucumber water, lime

Oyster Shooters and Combos

  • The Chessie Barcat™ oyster, Aylesbury Duck Vodka, house-made clamato juice
  • Oyster Back Barcat™ oyster, pickle juice, Pikesville Rye Whiskey
  • The Potomac Pastry War Olde Salt™ oyster, mezcal, pineapple shrub
  • Oyster in the Afternoon Barcat™ oyster, Herbsaint, lemon cordial, bubbles
  • The G & O Canal Olde Salt™ oyster, gin, grapefruit cordial
  • Broh'sville Natty Boh can and Pikesville Rye
  • America's Main Street Yuengling can and Old Overholt
  • H St. Bohemian PBR tallboy and Mexican Fernet
  • Pine Against Pine Hardywood Great Return IPA and mini Bee's Knees cocktail


  • DC Brau "Pils" Pilsner, DC 4.6%
  • Port CIty "Optimal Wit" Belgian Style Witbier, VA 4.9%
  • Hardywood "Great Return West Coast IPA" IPA, VA 7.5%
  • "Natty Boh" Lager, WI 4.6%
  • Yuengling "Amber Lager" Lager, PA 4.5%
  • Pabst "PBR 16 oz. Tallboy" Lager, MD 4%
  • RAR Brewing "Groove City" Hefeweizen, MD 4.6%
  • Devil's Backbone "Trail Weiss" Hefeweizen, VA 4.7%
  • Narragansett "Del's Shandy" Shandy, MD 4%


  • Tiamo (Prosecco, IT)
  • Simonet (Blanc de Blancs, FR)


  • Loire Valley "Le Charmel" (Muscadet, Sevre-et Maine, FR 2013)
  • Paza Torrado "Rias Baixas" (Albarino, SP 2014)
  • Lovingston Winery (Petit Manseng, VA 2014)
  • Ox Eye "Shy-Ox" (Rose, VA 2014)


  • Alto Limay "Patagonia Pinot Noir Joven" (Pinot Noir, AR 2014)
  • Barboursville Vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon, VA 2015)


  • Albermarle "Jupiter's Legacy" Dry Virginia Cider, VA 8.2%

1839 7th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

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  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Refined, Rustic
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Late Night, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 316-9396
  • Private Dining Room: No