Venue Info

Purple Patch, a Filipino-American restaurant in the former Tonic space, features a classy upstairs dining room that is fully date-night appropriate, along with a sporty-meets-sloppy downstairs area for basement-bar loyalists -- though the fare is fare is hardly "bar food." The place serves large-format dishes, like whole fried snapper escabeche and chopped pork shoulder over jasmine rice along, made for sharing, in addition to a variety of small plates, and a substantial weekend brunch (the bacon infused Bloody Mary is a must-have). The cocktails are tasty and cleverly crafted to pair well with the menu's selection of complex eats, while the warm-wooded expansive dining room is as relaxed as it is upscale.

Washington DC

Purple Patch

LAURA HAYES/THRILLIST

Purple Patch, a Filipino-American restaurant in the former Tonic space, features a classy upstairs dining room that is fully date-night appropriate, along with a sporty-meets-sloppy downstairs area for basement-bar loyalists -- though the fare is fare is hardly "bar food." The place serves large-format dishes, like whole fried snapper escabeche and chopped pork shoulder over jasmine rice along, made for sharing, in addition to a variety of small plates, and a substantial weekend brunch (the bacon infused Bloody Mary is a must-have). The cocktails are tasty and cleverly crafted to pair well with the menu's selection of complex eats, while the warm-wooded expansive dining room is as relaxed as it is upscale.