In 2013, the Capella Hotel, opened on the C&O Canal. It had a restaurant called the Grill Room which was reviewed in the May 2013 Washington Watch. The Capella became the Rosewood Hotel in 2016. The hotel closed for renovations in October 2018 and reopened in early August of this year. Continue reading “Restaurant: CUT”
Debbie and I, along with Amy and Peter, went to Queen’s English on a Saturday night.
The restaurant first opened on April 10, 2019 and is co-owned by Chef Henji Cheung and his spouse, Sarah Thompson, who told us that she was also a chef at an earlier time. During the day, Sarah helps with the food prep and then when the restaurant is open, she manages the dining room. Continue reading “Restaurant: Queen’s English”
Leslie and Nate had the foresight to make a reservation at the restaurant some time ago and invited Debbie and I to join them. We arrived at 6:00 p.m. for a 6:15 p.m. reservation and were immediately seated. Continue reading “Restaurant: Rooster & Owl”
Rita, Bob, Debbie and I went to Kellari on a Sunday night. Rita and Bob had been there before. It was a first for Debbie and me.
As you enter the restaurant, straight ahead to the left is a long bar with 12 highchairs. Across from the bar are a series of two tops along a half wall topped with some see through screening. Continue reading “Restaurant: Kellari Taverna”
Debbie and I went to Garibaldis with John and Sue.
The restaurant is long and narrow and seats between 80 and 90 people. To the right as you enter is a bar that seats 10. To the left there are a variety of tables facing a banquette and we were seated at a table near the front. Debbie and Sue were seated on the banquette, John and I were on chairs facing them. Continue reading “Restaurant: Garibaldis Restaurant”
Debbie and I had lunch with Stan at Eliza’s, a restaurant that is owned and managed by two sisters, Betty & Jennifer. It seats 70 people. Continue reading “Restaurant: Eliza’s”
Debbie and I had dinner with Peggy and Mike at Mourad on our anniversary.
As you enter, to the right is a long L-shaped bar that seats 10 folks on the long side and four folks on the foot. There is a tabletop and several long shelves covered with wines and other alcohols that form the back of the bar. The back wall itself is a series of waist to ceiling windows that face the outside. Continue reading “Restaurant: Mourad”
Julia and Stan, Peggy and Mike and Debbie and I went to the North Beach Restaurant on the last night of our Menlo Park/San Francisco visit. (Dinner was followed by attending a performance of Beach Blanket Babylon – more about that at the end. The theater is a short walk from the restaurant.) Continue reading “Restaurant: North Beach Restaurant”
Debbie and I were going to be in St. Louis for a family event. We knew from our neighbors, Jamie and Bob, that their son Gerard Ford Craft had opened four acclaimed restaurants in St. Louis and environs, so we asked them for a suggestion.
Based on where we were going to be earlier in the day, they suggested Brasserie by niche and kindly made a reservation for 8:30 p.m. Continue reading “Restaurant: Brasserie by niche”
Debbie and I went to Et Voila with William, Susan and David for an early dinner.
As you enter the restaurant, to the left there is a large three-sided square bar with highchairs. Folks can also sit here for dinner. There is other highchair seating in this area. Toward the rear of this area is a tall, 10 seat chef’s table. Continue reading “Restaurant: Et Voila!”