On a bleary summer day, I found myself seeking out Diet Coke (and something to eat) in Manhattan’s Financial District. Needing shelter from the rain, some friends suggested I try The Malt House. Beautifully decorated and dimly lit, I sat at a table on the second floor balcony overlooking the bar. Let’s see if the DC rates as highly as the atmosphere. Arriving in a frosted, thick, bar glass my Diet Coke is a welcome sight. It’s both colored nicely and carbonated correctly. The intoxicating sweetness rolls around my mouth and down my throat; I am pleased. This is an extremely satisfying Diet Coke, 7.5/10. I would like to add, The Malt House has an excellent brunch menu and I would highly recommend the Smoked Turkey BLT or the Fried Chicken Waffle Club to satisfy your hunger!