Rich Massabny is a theatre, arts, & food critic in the nation's capital. He has been quoted in the Washington Post and Washington Times. One of the most visible cable television personalities in the Washington, D.C. area, his celebrity chefs on cooking shows, his weekly reviews and his hour long talk show, reach over 1,000,000 homes.

Monday, September 14, 2015


     Recently I revisited the Camelot Showbar in the District, at the invitation of its genial owner, Nick Triantis. Camelot is an elegant Gentlemen’s Club with beautiful dancers, waitresses and bartenders. AND, believe it or not, the food is excellent. My wife, Judy, couldn’t accompany me that day, so I took our own Arlington Weekly News cameraman, Bill Calder, who is a Gentlemen’s Club aficionado. Bill and I agree that Camelot is a classy place. It has been recently renovated, and from the moment you enter, the environment is welcoming and comfortable. The dancers are not only beautiful and talented, but charming and personable and really enjoy their  work,  which is a testimony to Nick and  an appreciative and respectful audience. Now to the food—first of all, for D.C., the food is reasonably priced, but more importantly, the menu is quite varied. Everything Bill and I had was delicious. Of course, it didn’t hurt that our waitress was the lovely Ginger who has been at Camelot for 15 years. The food, as I said, was delicious—the best lamb chops I’ve had in a long time.  Some of the other menu items are steaks, fried shrimp, mixed grilled chicken, charbroiled burgers plus soups, salads, sandwiches and an interesting choice of lighter dishes. The Camelot Showbar is a fun place to go and yes, I will take Judy the next time. Camelot is open seven days a week and located in mid-D.C. at 1823 M St. NW. For more information, call 202-887-5966 and check their great website at

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