I like the concept of Science Club: a vegetarian lounge, situated in downtown DC to attract office-types, with small plates and music. However, I'm not sure that vision is executed properly here.
First, the space is small and you can't fit large groups inside easily. Also, the live DJ blares music to a point where normal conversation is difficult, if not impossible (my group had to move downstairs where it's slightly less noisy, but only slightly).
The "science" aspect of the place is lost on me. Aside from a menu design with beakers and the periodic table, the decor and ambience are pretty standard lounge-bar.
The downstairs portion of the bar is kind of grungy and uninviting. Also, there's no table service, so you have to place orders at the bar.
Now onto the food. We had a hummus plate ($14) which was decent, but super over-priced for that quality and portion size. We also had guacamole with chips ($9) that was tasty, but once again over-priced. My colleagues also had a small pizza, which they seemed to enjoy, but I of course did not eat. Finally, we had a baked portabella stuffed with quinoa ($9) which had good texture, but wasn't very flavorful.
I wasn't impressed with the beer or drink selection, either, which seemed highly limited.
In conclusion, I wasn't very impressed with the food, which was over-priced for appetizers/shared plates and mostly bland. Also, it's a bit too loud and the decor/atmosphere needs work.