Posts Tagged ‘ Penn Quarter ’

Early look at Azur

April 28, 2013
Early look at Azur

Open for just over a week, Azur seems to be getting off to a mediocre start.  Who hasn’t been looking forward to the opening of Frederik de Pue’s second DC restaurant (Table, being his first) in the former Cafe Atlantico/Minibar space?  (Read my write-up on the Daily Meal here for more background.) Azur has many ingredients...
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Elisir’s Tasting Menu

March 24, 2012

Three hours and seven courses later, I can only say that Elisir’s seven course tasting menu ($75) was average when compared to other tasting menus I’ve experienced.  In my book, it’s a bad sign when I’ve finished an extravagant meal and long for a nice, juicy burger to quell the lingering hunger.  My dining companions...
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Restaurant Review: America Eats Tavern – Best for a cocktail, some learning, and supporting the National Archives

August 20, 2011

I’m a fan of Jaleo and Zaytinya and of José Andrés generally.  So it hurts a little to say this, but I don’t know what to make of America Eats Tavern, the newest José Andrés restaurant to join Penn Andrés Quarter.  Wait, I take that back.  I think America Eats is a good way...
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July 31, 2011: Jazz brunch at Acadiana. Three courses for $32 plus $1 bloody mary’s and mimosas. Need I say more? I started with the charbroiled oysters which were prepared with garlic butter and Parmesan cheese AND came with warm french bread to dip in the garlic butter. So . . . hard ....
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Restaurant review: Isabella’s Graffiato is pretty damn good

July 24, 2011
Restaurant review: Isabella’s Graffiato is pretty damn good

Damn you, Isabella.  Damn you.  I hate to say it, but nice job with Graffiato (6th & G NW). Why do I hate to say it? I’m conflicted.  Like others, I thought you were too arrogant during your first season on Top Chef.  Then, you made me a fan when you returned to compete...
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