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Looking for lamb in restaurants

KeithW Apr 15, 2014 10:27 AM

I'm looking for recommendations for good lamb dishes in restaurants. My target area is VA or DC but if you want to post about MD for others' benefit that's fine with me.

Probably in the near term I'm most interested in lamb in a nice restaurant where I can get a good glass of red wine. But I'm also open to more casual options for other occasions.

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    KevinS RE: KeithW Apr 15, 2014 11:47 AM

    Kapnos on 14th might fit the bill.

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      KeithW RE: KevinS Apr 17, 2014 08:00 AM

      Kapnos looks so good, thanks for reminding me about it. I've never been there. I would love to try the whole lamb shoulder but there will only be two of us. There's the marinated spring lamb though.

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      Ziv RE: KeithW Apr 17, 2014 03:12 PM

      Pretty casual place but the lamb chops at Ravi Kabob in Arlington are delicious. Go to the slightly more formal one on the SW corner of the intersection of Pershing and N. Glebe. The one at the NE corner is older.
      Try their chole if you want to taste what I think is the best chole/choley in northern Virginia. For an unassuming dish it really rocks the house.

      1. alkapal RE: KeithW Apr 19, 2014 01:11 AM

        amoo's grilled lamb chops are ***the*** best.

        double new zealand chops marinated, tender, juicy, perfectly cooked (pink). served with terrific persian pilaf. photo shows version with pomegranate marinade, iirc. don't let appearance of bones fool you -- these chops are perfection.

        ask for chef sebastian. he's wonderful.

        mclean, va.

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          alkapal RE: alkapal Apr 19, 2014 11:05 AM

          amoo's just won award from city paper for best persian in DC metro area!

        2. hill food RE: KeithW Apr 19, 2014 02:50 AM

          it's pricey, but Thursdays are lamb chop night at RIS in the West End. nice and crusty yet as rare (or not) as you want.

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              Elyssa RE: ipsedixit Apr 19, 2014 06:36 PM

              Yes the lamb at Rasika West End is very good. I had it as part of a tasting menu a year or so ago and remember loving it.

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              PollyG RE: KeithW Apr 21, 2014 04:58 AM

              Cumin Lamb at Hong Kong Palace. I think you're probably SOL on that good glass of red wine, though.

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                KevinS RE: PollyG Apr 21, 2014 07:28 AM

                Any glass of wine would be tasteless alongside that amazing Cumin Lamb.

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                  alkapal RE: KevinS Apr 21, 2014 12:33 PM

                  yes -- need cold beer with that dish! yummy!

              2. foster RE: KeithW Apr 22, 2014 12:27 PM

                Clementine's ever changing menu often has lamb.

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                  rappel75 RE: KeithW Apr 22, 2014 01:03 PM

                  Zaytinya Baby!!

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