My kids love Chatter and always want to go. We live close, so we try to visit when Mr. Tony announces he will be in the restaurant. The food is OK. Burger is great, but the fries are not my thing - would be better with a special fryer of peanut oil or something, and just fresh sliced potatoes rather than the batter fry version they have now. The steak was really good, but the broccoli was weird (it came grilled, but plain, and the grill flavor was odd). Better off grilling asparagus with a balsamic reduction as a side. Service was fantastic.
Loved the atmosphere, staff was terrific, however chicken was overdone and “rubbery”
First, the food was REALLY good! We were there for a quick lunch and enjoyed the Old Bay seasoned wings as an appetizer followed by a couple of burgers and the breakfast flatbread...all were delicious! The highlight of the day was certainly a Mr. Tony sighting!! Not only a sighting, but a chance to engage with TK to say how much we have enjoyed listening to and watching him for 18+ years. He could not have been more gracious and we certainly will return for the food and to feel more of the palpable energy from “Little’s” from near and far having a place to eat, drink and Chatter...
The food was good. I was hoping for a gift shop to buy a T-shirt . The food was good and reasonable. The waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. The only issues I had were minor. The drinks didn’t stay on the table due to a cloth and paper and I was worried the entire time they would tip over . I also mentioned my wife was a vegetarian using the app and there was no mention of this .
In particular the Mediterranean sampler appetizer was weak. Baba ghanous was some kind of guacamole type thing. Blah presentation. Very little for vegetarians. The sweet potato fries were tasty.
It was good. The shrimp and crab flatbread needs to be cooked all the way through. The rest of the food was good
Breakfast with the Tony Kornheiser podcast crew is fun!
Terrible all around. We went to Chatter on NYE at 530pm so we could have dinner with our friends and our two 16 month old kiddos before bedtime.
We were the only people in the section we were sitting as the restaurant was dead. We needed to move a table to accommodate 2 high chairs and the manager made such a big deal about it. Mumbling under his breath and stomping around.
We were told after we ordered the heat wasn't working. They literally waited till after we ordered to tell us. Food came out wrong and timing was off so half of us had our food while the other half did not.
Would never recommend this place. While our server was nice that isn't enough for us to go back.
Excellent food but service is an area that requires significant improvements. Our family has finicky eaters and were able to find items on the menu and enjoyed the food very much. Staff is friendly but expect extremely long waits for drink order, food order, and food preparation time.
We had a great time and enjoyed watching the Tony Kornheiser Show podcast in action.
We stopped in for breakfast and to see them record an episode of the Tony Kornheiser Show podcast. It sounded like a waitstaff member had no-showed for their shift so the staff that was working was scrambling a bit to cover for a larger-than-usual breakfast crowd. At first, the service reflected that, but once everyone settled into place, it was better and very hospitable. The food was good, but not great. If you’re a fan of Tony or PTI, then it’s a great experience to try at least once. As far as a brunch spot independent of that, there are probably better options. We haven’t checked it out for lunch, dinner or bar experience, but I can imagine it’s good on that front. I think they’ve just started offering the brunch menu recently because of their podcasting activity on weekday mornings and they’re still ironing things out.
Good sandwiches and great salads and burgers
Chatter has become my go-to place for getting together with friends. The food is distinctively tasty, rather than seeming mass produced. The ambiance is casual and friendly, and the boths comfortable and cozy. My friends commented on how the noise level was low and we could hear each other without raised voices.
Food was very good American bar fare and reasonably priced (but cocktails are expensive). Nice appetizer selection. Service was very friendly, although slow. Would have been nice to see some more background about the podcast recording or an opportunity to read about the show and when/how it gets recorded, as we were not able to attend at a time when it was being recorded. My boyfriend loves the podcast, so it was a great surprise date for him overall.
Maybe a veggie burger or other vegetarian/vegan option would make it perfect.
Food for lunch was ok, but somewhat substandard. Men's restroom needed restoration (more than just cleaning). Overall the experience needs some work.
Went for my birthday. Had dinner on Saturday night, the nachos were great and the plate was huge. Ordered some burgers and they were perfectly done. Also went for breakfast the next morning to watch the Tony Kornheiser show podcast taping and the breakfast omelette was really tasty. Good size portion for the money. The show was great. Tony was very friendly.
Tried to have dinner before a movie. It took 45 minutes for our food to come, even thought the restaurant was not crowded. When the food came, my salmon was cold and my wife’s fries were soggy. We cancelled our order and left. We will not go back.
Wonderful opportunity to visit from KC and meet Alan and Tony. Our waitress didn’t seem to know who Tony was or anything about La Cheeserie. sad.
It's a reliable neighborhood spot -- under new name (though keeping the "Cha" part of the name!). Was there on a Monday and it was (surprisingly) half-price burger night. Service was good.
We came to have an informal group brunch and we were happy to find out Chatters opens early every day of the week. The new brunch menu was enjoyed by all 6 of us!
My husband wanted to eat at Chatter because he is a huge Tony Kornheiser fan. This place needs a serious makeover. For example, there was a large planter next to our table that is just a wooden box full of mulch. The ladies room had cracked sinks and clogged toilets. We asked for time to review the menu and our server walked away and returned literally 45 seconds later. Given all that, I did not have high hopes for the food, but it actually was pretty tasty. Highlight was that the host allowed us to go into Tony's studio, which made my husband very happy. However, we won't be going back soon.
Food was really good. I had the New York strip steak, which was done perfectly. My friend had the shrimp and grits, which he said was delicious. The decor is a little tired. They may have changed the name, but not the decor. It still looks like the old Chadwick's. It really could use an updating.
outdoor seating was wonderful except for mosquitoes. Server was fantastic.
Delicious food. We all liked our meals. Great service. Fun place.
Been there many times, consistently good. Nice that when I request round table for 5 they always accommodate me..
Friends who had been at Chatter before said what we encountered was unusual, but it was awful. The waitress didn't seem familiar with the menu and brought the wrong wine and an unasked-for iced tea. The supposedly medium rare hamburger looked as if it had been in a major fire, and the pork chop was barely edible. A really bad experience.
I am in the D.C. area frequently, and am interested in seeking out good dining options. Admittedly, as a fan of Tony Kornheiser's podcast and the "At The Movies" podcast that are both at Chatter, I made a particular point to try out the restaurant.
For a Saturday night, it was far less busy than I expected. (Even the staff was surprised). But I was still impressed at the positive, friendly, and attentive staff. As someone who frequently dines out alone, I am a little more sensitive to how I am treated as opposed to a couple or larger group, because solo diners can often be ignored or treated poorly. The staff at Chatter excelled in their service; I very much felt valued as a patron, and was made to feel as if I were a "regular" or familiar face.
The food was great, too. The menu isn't overly large or complex, but there is a nice mix of items to choose from. I opted for the fish and chips and a side salad, which were very good. The fish was cooked well and flavorful. The salad was nice as well. Portions were just about perfect - not so small as to still be hungry after you leave, but not an enormous portion that you feel you could never possibly finish. Because Chatter also features a bar, there is a nice range of alcoholic beverages for those who are inclined.
Overall, I was very pleased with the dining experience - and most especially the friendly, attentive service - at Chatter. I will definitely return.
Made a reservation for 1 to see Tony Kornheiser's pop-up podcast on 8/21. When the hostess learned I was from out of town, she seated me right inside the podcast studio. I had a front row seat to Tony and "Nigel" and their guests Barry Srvluga and John Heillman. Oh, and the Wilson Chili and salmon were excellent.