Picture: Lamb Tagine at The Pembroke
Added to List This Week:
The Pembroke – The Dupont Circle Hotel got spruced up, including this new restaurant. The food is a mish-mash of cuisines that might be summarized as New American with Mediterranean notes. It still has some kinks to work out, but it is on its way. Tom in the Post loved it. (And his Tagine picture is prettier). The place is pretty good, and worth taking a walk out of your way. A fine addition to the bounty of dining options in Dupont.
Casolare – The reliable Italian spot in the Kimpton Glover Park serving hearty food. Part of Schlow’s empire in D.C.
Removed from List:
Sally’s Middle Name – The very woke spot on H Street is getting put to bed after this weekend. It will be replaced by a Burmese restaurant.
Maple – Closing March 30. A new Italian spot will replace it. The owners are moving on to run a winery in Virginia, which sounds positive and takes some of the sting out of the loss.
We’ve been rolling out our next batch of reviews. In honor of Proof’s closing, we’ve been highlighting places off that family tree or from the hands of alumni:
- All Purpose
- Doi Moi – Washingtonian also gave them a shout out for the menu refresh.
- Red Hen – Tom Sietsema listed as one of his favorite places to eat right now. So why only 2 stars?
- Primrose – Coming Up (Another place Tom listed recently as one of his current favorites, but was miserly with the stars).
We pushed out a list of budget-friendly date night options.
Since Tom got us fired up, we got on our hobby-horse and re-upped the case for the Post to discard the star rating system for restaurants.