While La Bise has replaced the Oval Room, one is reminded of the latter if one gets a phone call from Bise to confirm your reservation. If incoming telephone calls are identified with a notice on your TV set, the call from La Bise says the call is from the Oval Room. Continue reading “Restaurant: La Bise”
Amy, Peter, Debbie, and I went to Imperfecto for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant first opened on March 19, 2021. Amy made a reservation for a week earlier which we had to cancel but when Amy called to cancel that reservation, the restaurant offered a new reservation for the same time a week later. Continue reading “Restaurant: Imperfecto”
After being closed for many months and having undergone an interior makeover, Tosca reopened for dinner on May 25th. Bev, Brady, Debbie, and I went there for dinner on June 26th. Continue reading “Restaurant: Tosca”
The Art Deco Building that houses this hotel and restaurant previously operated as the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel and a tavern, The Riggsby. Continue reading “Restaurant: Lyle’s Restaurant”
I first wrote about this restaurant in the summer of 2016 when it was the Casolare Restaurant-Bar. Casolare closed in late spring 2020 as a result of the pandemic and a change in ownership of the hotel. Continue reading “Restaurant: The Glover Park Grill”
It has been a long while since WW has been in a restaurant. But I have enjoyed pastries from Mercy Me on a number of occasions. So, I decided to share my thoughts with you. Continue reading “Restaurant: Mercy Me”
The Levian Bakery began in New York City where there are seven locations in the city and the Hamptons. Continue reading “Restaurant: Levian Bakery”
Ghost kitchens are kitchens without dining rooms, culinary concepts designed for delivery, most never becoming a bricks-and-mortar destination for diners. Continue reading “Ghost Kitchens”
On January 7th, Debbie and I attended the opening reception of Maialino Mare. (Washington Watch January 2020) The restaurant is located in the new Thompson Hotel. This is the first full-service D.C. restaurant opened by Danny Meyer and also the first full-service restaurant he has opened outside of New York as part of his Union Square Hospitality Group.
Our second visit was for dinner on March 2nd with Bev and Brady. We had a 6:45 p.m. reservation. (See note at the end.) Continue reading “Restaurant: Maialino Mare”
If this address sounds familiar it’s because it used to house Nora Pouillon’s restaurant for some 38 years. Over the years I dined there many times. Continue reading “Restaurant: Annabelle”
Debbie and I went to Bresca with Ricki and Tony. The restaurant has been open for about two years.
Bresca has a single Michelin star, one of 18 restaurants in the D.C. area that has one or more Michelin stars. Our experience proved that it deserves this honor. Neither Debbie or nor could recall a better meal from any of the many restaurants at which we have dined. (More about those 18 Michelin restaurants at the end of this piece.) Continue reading “Restaurant: Bresca”
This is a first for WW, reviewing a restaurant that Debbie and I visited the night before it opened.
We were invited to a reception on January 7th the night before the restaurant opened in its new home at the Navy Yard. The restaurant is located in the new Thompson Hotel which also opened the next day. Continue reading “Restaurant: Maialino Mare”
Debbie and I went to Brasserie Liberté with Elizabeth and Hilary. It is relatively new and located in what was for many years Morton’s Steak House. It is not a steak house. Continue reading “Restaurant: Brasserie Liberté”
Debbie and I went to Iron Gate for brunch with Lea and Wayne at their suggestion. It turned out to be a great choice. Continue reading “Restaurant: Iron Gate”
The Hill Center was a Naval Hospital in the Civil War. Now it is an event and miscellaneous gallery/child and adult arts and education space including various classes including Tai Chi Chuan. Check out the Hill Center website. Continue reading “Restaurant: Little Pearl”