i know the photo's not great, but pictured left is my attempt to capture some of 701's feel. the rounded booths and plush chairs are upholstered in browns and turquoises, and the dining space is sporadically broken up by sheer curtains made of strands of tiny metal beads. it's definitely one of dc's more romantic spots to grab a meal.
pictured above, my first sips and bites. 701's dangerous bread basket has a variety of tasty goodies (including really good, tiny corn muffins) and made for great munching with my cocktail, the pleasantly tart "french 701": hangar one raspberry vodka, lemon juice, and prosecco, with a sugared rim. don't miss the deviled eggs, which come flaked with dried garlic and jalapeno powder and are a surprising, smokey departure from the traditional southern version. bartender aaron can also suggest great wine pairings for your food, a skill i took full advantage of and recommend you do as well.