Over the past four weeks Steadfast Commons, the new downtown coffee shop, restaurant and cocktail bar from the team behind Germantown's Steadfast Coffee, has been in soft opening mode, running breakfast and lunch service while awaiting that last piece of the puzzle: a liquor license. Well that day has come, as representatives for Steadfast tell Eater that they have it in hand and will start up full dinner and cocktail service next Monday, with hours running from
7 a.m. to midnight 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the evening, with the kitchen open until 11 p.m. And to get you prepped, here's a first look at Steadfast Commons' full evening menus.
Consulting head chef Julia Sullivan (Pinewood Social, Per Se, Blue Hill), who ran the kitchen at their Germantown outpost, and chef Megan Jay, formerly a sous chef at the now-shuttered Silly Goose, have created a menu of vegetable-focused snacks, small plates and desserts. Dishes range in price from $4 to $16 and include house-made beef jerky, green curry mussels and a terrine with mushroom pate.
The cocktail program takes a unique approach in both how the drink options are presented to guests, and in the incorporation of Steadfast's coffee. Cocktail consultant Troy Sidle, who previously worked at The Violet Hour in Chicago and New York City's Pouring Ribbons, has created a visually interesting menu in which cocktails are classified by the way in which they are balanced, utilizing acids, bitters and fats. With each drink numbered, a diagram of overlapping circles shows where the cocktails fall within those three categories. Additionally, Steadfast's flash-chilled espresso makes it into some of the offerings by way of house-made liqueurs and bitters.
So study up, and be sure to send any first impressions to the tip line.