214 Reviews found
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Sarika Jagtiani, Delaware Today
Wilmington's Little Italy is a misnomer when it comes to cuisine. Obviously diners have their pick of places that take pride in their red gravy, but other options abound, including Latin Fusion Restaurant & Lounge. The eatery serves up South American and Caribbean staples from its unmistakable spot – just look for the golden yellow building – at 837 N. Union Street.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Bernice August, Gazette Newspapers
It's a short drive down Route 355 from La Flor de la Canela in Gaithersburg to La Canela in Rockville Town Square. But for Lillian Clary and her family, it's a big leap. For 11 years, La Flor has been a favorite for natives seeking a taste of their homeland. Its 2-month-old sibling seeks to keep old friends and appeal to a new audience.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by ARLnow.com
European-based Italian restaurant chain La Tagliatella will be opening its third U.S. location in Clarendon at some point early next year. The company is opening two restaurants in Atlanta this month, and plans to open the Arlington location — in the former Restaurant 3 space at 2950 Clarendon Blvd — in "early 2013." Interior and exterior work on the restaurant is currently underway.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Leo Schmid, Thrillist
Yes: La Tagliatella is a 130-location chain. But they're all in Europe, so it's cool! (Chains over there smoke and wear cool clothes and stuff.) Actually, the Clarendon location is their second in the US (#1 honors went to Atlanta), and endless soup & breadsticks are skipped in favor of endless Old World charm: chandeliers, several coats of arms, and other efforts to "mimic a Northern Italian home".
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Lynne Venart, DCist.com
Great Sage is the best fancy vegan restaurant in the DMV... A lot of the menu focuses on meat alternatives done well, using seitan, tempeh and tofu to recreate meat-heavy classics like the grilled reuben, BBQ seitan, and red curry tempeh. Plus, they've got a killer brunch.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Thomas Head, Washingtonian
Panache is on Desales Street, which runs between Connecticut Avenue and 17th Street, just north of the Mayflower Hotel. There's less traffic than on Connecticut Avenue, which makes it an appealing spot for outdoor tables and pleasant during good weather when the restaurant's French doors are open to the sidewalk.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post
I can always count on engaging service at Tavira. But another lure of this basement restaurant in Chevy Chase is something more rare: the chance to feast on the rustic food of Portugal. I'm talking golden, fluffy-centered cod fritters; spicy roast chicken with a field of hot potato chips; fish staged with chorizo and chickpeas; and the justly famous soup of shredded kale, potatoes and sausage known as caldo verde.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Brian Patterson, The Gazette
While Tavira may be located in the lower level of an office building, the spacious lounge at its entrance has the feel of a breezy Mediterranean café with a couple of more formal roomy ancillary dining rooms attached. Jazzy, lyrical samba wafts just above the din of the dining rooms. The attentive wait staff is both experienced and entertaining when explaining the menu's standard items and daily specials, all written in Portuguese with descriptions in English.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Lauren Wiseman, The Latin Kitchen
There will be no ordinary turkey on the table this year for chef Victor Albisu. And why should there be? The Latin food chef, who has mastered the art of grilling meats at his Washington D.C. restaurant Del Campo, will translate his take on the South American grill to the great American tradition of Thanksgiving.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Aimee Byrd, Georgetown Patch
The Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge, located in the heart of Georgetown, has scheduled a series of "Flamenco Thursday" shows. The shows, which begin at 10:45 p.m. each Thursday, will feature the traditional Spanish sounds of flamenco guitarist Ricardo Marlow, and the authentic voice of Hector Jose Marquez. Diners can enjoy a variety of tapas prior to the show.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post
The grocery list for one of the best bites at Acacia Bistro is a mere four ingredients. If you've never experienced anchovies slipped between small pieces of French bread sauteed in olive oil and a suggestion of butter, you're missing out on one of the simplest pleasures around: The faint crunch of the hot bread gives way to a gentle shock as the tongue hits the racy center. "Anchovy toasts," as the menu bills them, don't need any embellishment, but they come with a cool dip of lemony mayonnaise that only makes the munch more irresistible.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Rebecca Cooper, Washington Business Journal
The Iron Gate's shell, along with its signature tucked-away feel, are still there, but much will be changed when the next incarnation of the Dupont Circle restaurant opens its doors next week. For the past 14 months the Neighborhood Restaurant Group has been renovating the space, which used to be the carriage way where guests would arrive. The main dining room is accessible through the patio behind the bar, which is now covered with an awning in addition to the century-old wisteria and grape vines that cover the old Iron Gate's trellis. In the dining room, chef Tony Chittum will offer a choice between a four-course and a six-course tasting menu of Italian and Greek-inspired dishes. He plans to source locally as many products as he can.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Tim Ebner, Washington City Paper
It's been closed for three years, but the Iron Gate—one of Washington's oldest restaurants—reopens tonight for dinner. It took new owner Neighborhood Restaurant Group, which also owns Bluejacket, Birch & Barley, GBD, and others, a few months longer than expected to restore the shuttered space... The focus is on Italian and Greek fare, says chef Anthony Chittum.
EDITORIAL REVIEWWritten by Anna Spiegel, Washingtonian
No one can accuse restaurateur Michael Babin and his team of being lazy. Just on the heels of opening Bluejacket and the Arsenal, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's ambitious brewery/bar/restaurant on the Capitol Riverfront, they're set to debut Iron Gate Restaurant on Tuesday, November 19, and are taking reservations now. The highly anticipated Dupont Circle venture continues the restaurant's legacy in Washington, with the Iron Gate having served guests under multiple owners since 1923.