Thursday, December 28, 2017

***TOP 10 in DC - 2017 Favorites of What Micky Eats***

Out of nearly 50 new restaurants that I've dined at across the globe this past year, here is my list of Top 10 restaurants in DC from 2017. The ranking is based purely on the total scores received. For more details - read each post for yourself!  Don't see your favorite? Feel free to leave a comment below, and I'll try to check out your favorite place next year.

1. La Puerta Verde (4.73) - we ordered the Mole Verde con Pollo ($20) - roasted chicken breast on top of a green pepita mole, with grilled onions and cactus salad served with cilantro rice and vegetarian black beans. The mole was very subtle in spice and added a luxurious element to the tender chicken, creating a very comforting dish...Read More
La Puerta Verde: Tacos

2. Bresca (4.65) - With honeycomb, bee, pollen, and honey accents from the decor to the menu, Chef Ryan Ratino's avant-garde, French influenced cooking and modern cocktails shine in this playful bistro...Read More
Bresca: Sea Urchin Linguini
3. Joselito Casa de Comidas (4.65) - The quality of ingredients and authenticity of first-class hospitality really shine through to set Joselito apart in the crowd...Read More
Joselito: Habas con Chocos
4. Kith & Kin (4.43) - I enjoyed the vegetarian option called Mushroom Forest that included a mushroom spread with charred eggplant dip topped with roasted and pickled mushrooms, and served with crispy msmen - a flaky Moroccan flat bread made with flour, semolina, olive oil, and butter. This dish was deceptively filling, super earthy with loads of umami, and paired great with a glass of white blend wine...Read More
Kith & Kin: Mushroom Forest
5. Ana at District Winery (4.38) - I was very impressed with Ana at District Winery and kept remarking how we must return to try the other menu items, and moreover to sample more of the wine offerings. I am so thrilled to have a local winery so close by...Read More
Ana at District Winery: Pan Roasted Atlantic Cod
6. Centrolina (4.38) - Overall, the dishes were very traditional regional Italian fare. Service was friendly and each dish came out expertly timed...Read More
Centrolina: Burrata
7. Sushi Hachi (4.18) - Sushi Hachi uses the freshest ingredients to create sushi as it was meant to be and features an 8 course omakase (chef's choice) meal for $65...Read More
Sushi Hachi: Sashimi Plate
8. Maketto (4.18) - we shared the Maketto Fried Chicken. It had a sweet honey glaze and the meat was juicy and tender. Served with freshly toasted baguette, this dish was lovely...Read More
Maketto: Maketto Fried Chicken
9. Arroz (4.18) - Overall, I loved the Spanish/Moroccan ingredients used in the dishes. Service was excellent; very attentive and accommodating. Though the restaurant is in a hotel, the cuisine is much more eclectic than typical hotel offerings, which I very much appreciated...Read More
Arroz: Foie Gras Parfait
10. Woodward Table (4.18) - Offering a classic DC Steakhouse/hotel restaurant vibe, Woodward Table highlights local ingredients in an elegant manner that is suitable for a casual date night or celebratory event...Read More
Woodward Table: Potato Crusted Alaskan Halibut

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