With a brand new roof deck, as well as a dining room that's equal parts eclectic and romantic, 1905 Bistro is definitely a neighborhood favorite.The second I stepped in to 1905, I stepped back out again. Of course, instead of going back the way I came (that would be stupid because 1905 is one of the best places in my neighborhood), I went happily from the dining room to the motherflippin' sweet roof deck. Recently unveiled in just about every publication in town, this roof comes complete with fantastic views, delicious booze and a food menu that rules. Of particular note on the bar menu is the BBQ pork butt sandwich that comes dressed up with house-made buttermilk slaw and Southern-style potato salad. If you're looking to impress a date (or just treat yourself to some fine dining), head indoors to the well-appointed dining room that looks like something from the set of Midnight in Paris. "Everything is done by hand," said owner Tony Lucca, speaking about both the décor, which was crafted by local artists and designers, and the food, which at 1905 is an art in and of itself. Try the Chesapeake crabcakes, which are made fresh and served with a bunch of gourmet sides, or go heartier with the chicken-fried Berkshire pork chop with Virginia sausage dirty rice, white mushroom gravy, green beans and stewed tomatoes. Don't forget the drinks. A variety of craft brews, cocktails and wine make dining here even more fun.
Tuna Tartare, $11
Fried Chesapeake Oysters, $12
Chesapeake Crabcakes, $27
Chicken-Fried Berkshire Pork, $25
Virginia Pork Butt BBQ Sandwich, $16
Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Mondays