Dining (and eating) in DC- and Bethesda (Md.)
I will be going home to parents over the holidays- I
expect some good free babysitting and my husband and I
want to catch up and try out great new places. They
live in Bethesda, but we will be mobile, and I know the
area well. Any suggestions on great chow? Thanks in
Cashion's Eat Place in Adams Morgan is a fun spot.
Very good southern influenced food. It can get very
crowded and noisy on late weekend nights.
It's a bit more expensive, but one of my favorites is
Vidalia (19th & M St. NW) If they serve onion
poundcake with onion ice cream for dessert, go for
it! It's awesome.
Go check out Raku in Dupont Circle. It is owned by
Mark Miller (of Coyote Cafe fame). I hear Kazuhiro
Okochi, a really good sushi chef, left Sushi Ko and is
now doing his thing at Raku.
Lunch at Red Sage is actually quite affordable. You
can still walk around the restaurant downstairs and
check out and see what a few million bucks in interior
design can get you.
Consider Citronelle (can't remember hotel)in
Georgetown. Michel Richard moved here from L.A. to
make this his flagship.
I have not been to DC in a couple of years, so I'm not
up on what's new. I'm sure if you go exploring in
Adams Morgan, you will discover some nice places as
re: Gary Cheong
re: Sandy Paik
Excellent fish at Pesce, on P Street near Dupont
Circle. My wife and I started a thick garlicky salt
cod brandade. I followed with a sauteed coqia (a fish
I'd never heard of before -- sort of like a swordfish
that comes in filets) on a nice wintry bed of spinach
and pureed sweet potatoes; my wife had a lobster
risotto with squash (I was skeptical -- risotto always
seems risky if you don't know a place well -- but it
was good). Very informal (the place doubles as a
retail fish market); no reservations taken. Not so
cheap (high teens for most entrees; $8-$10 for
starters), but worth it.