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Dec 17, 2004



It would be nice if a site, perhaps yours, could somehow list which restaurants do a full menu for restaurant week versus a smaller selection. I was very impressed that DC Coast let us pick anything for lunch one week.

Erik Kornfeld

Had to shoot off a comment as I took full advantage of Restaurant Week. Just recently moved to DC from Boston and am a huge foodie. Invited my father into town for his birthday (no coincidence that it was Restaurant Week) and did a whirlwind tour of (what are considered by some) Washington's best restaurants, which I am just beginning to discover. Have to give huge points to 1789 in Georgetown which both my dad and I agreed was one of the best meals we have eaten together (and we have dined out a lot at nice restaurants, kind of a tradition with us). I had a pumpkin ravioli appetizer with sherry-mushroom cream, caramelized onions, walnuts, dried cranberries, and sage that was absolutely unbelievable and that spoke loudly to the inner-New Englander in me. Also had a grilled filet of beef with wild mushrooms with Gruyere potatos which was fantastic as was the warm cinnamon chocolate cake. One item of curiosity, there is actually a jacket requirement at 1789 which we weren't told about so get a little dressed up when you go there. Another great thing with 1789, in reference to Restaurant Week, is that they let you choose from the entire menu, not just certain dishes for each course. They do upcharge on a few items, though, but it was absolutely worth it. In addition, we hit Kinkead's for lunch and then Butterfield 9 and the Laboratorio Del Galileo which were all great experiences. Butterfield 9 probably had the best dessert of all the places we visited with a Mexican Chocolate Souffle cake. Fantastic. BTW, for those who ever find themselves in San Diego, absolutely do not miss (Anthony's) Star of the Sea, one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at, and a killer romantic place as it juts out into the bay.

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