Casual Seafood in NW DC this weekend
I used to live in the area and I'm coming back into town for a long weekend and basketball game. We're staying in the Georgetown area. I have reservations for french bistro one night and brunch at Cylde's another day.
I'm looking for a couple, relatively casual, seafood recommendations. Any ideas?
Hook is a great, casual seafood restaurant. It is a bit sceany, has an open kitchen etc. But I find it consistently good. On the much more casual end is it's sister-restaurant Tacklebox next door (no table service etc).
I also recently had an excellent meal at Sea Catch. I have to say I was pretty surprised since I have heard about this place for years but had never eaten there. The sword fish was excellent (not overcooked like so many restaurants do). It's very classic Georgetown establishment.
Hmmm... interesting difference of opinion. I've been to Hook and wouldn't describe it to someone as "casual" - I would describe Tacklebox that way. The good news for the OP is that she/he can easily check out both, since they are next door to each other, and see which one better fills the bill.
It's a little more formal (and expensive), but BlackSalt is arguably the best seafood restaurant in the city.
I also like Sea Catch on 31st St., just south of M St. Great Happy Hour raw bar specials, and in nice weather, a great deck overlooking the canal.
Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar
1054 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
4883 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, DC 20007