b-more 'hound venturing down to DC
- pagoda girl Mar 6, 2009 10:01 AM
This Sunday my parents are taking me out for a celebratory dinner, and would like to dine in DC. Being rather Baltimore-centric, I hardly ever venture down that way, but my sister lives down there. We're looking for something nice but not overly expensive. Sister has suggested: Cork, Majestic, Beck, Hook, and Founding Farmers. Thoughts on preferences amoung these? Other places to consider? Thanks!
I assume the person who is being celebrated is you. So what is it you want to eat (cuisine-wise)? Without knowing your preference, it's kind of hard to pick from your sister's choices as well as make suggestions about other restaurants. Also, it helps to know what is the budget and whether boozing is to be included.
My first choice would be Central. Go for the 'faux' gras and rillettes combo to start. Food here is very filling. Hard to go wrong from soft shell crabs to fried chicken to tuna burgers and beyond. Sid eof mac andcheese has more calories than ten dinners. Lobster burgers seem to disappoint many, though.
Of those listed, Beck is a great Belgian place, focus on the starters of potoato gratin with pork belly, liver parfait, and brussel sprouts. Again, food here is rich and filling, so be careful not to overorder.
Founding Farmers is nice, nothing special.
Out of your original choices, I would choose Founding Farmers or Beck, and in that order. Both are great and not overly expensive. I also like Hook a lot.
Majestic, IMO, is ok, but nothing great (I know, I am the minority on this one!). And Cork, well, I think it's completely overrated and I've been there numerous times and happen to LOVE wine bars.