The owner and visionary of Hank’s Oyster Bar has come out with a new brainchild, Hank’s Pasta Bar. My 14th Street Eating crew and I got a chance to try out this new restaurant last Friday. We decided a new pasta place warranted a slight deviation from 14th Street as this restaurant is located in Alexandria, Virginia.
Hank’s Pasta Bar is a rustic Italian restaurant that serves fresh pasta (and other non-pasta fare) daily.
Hank’s Pasta Bar doesn’t take reservations, so chances are after you put your name on a list you’ll have to enjoy a drink or two at the bar before getting settled in the dining area, which is what we did once we all arrived.
I enjoyed a couple of drinks while we waited for a table.
There was a slight misunderstanding of how soon our table would be ready, but in true elegant fashion, the restaurant’s GM apologized with a complimentary cheese and charcuterie board. Now that is classy service!
Once we were done eating all the delicious cheese and meats, we were ready to see how their pasta ranked!