Friday, December 27, 2019

***TOP 10 in DC - 2019 Favorites of What Micky Eats***

Out of nearly 30 new restaurants that I've dined at across the globe this past year, here is my list of Top 10 restaurants in DC from 2019. The ranking is based purely on the total scores received, comprised of five weighted categories with the lowest at 1 and highest at 5. 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. Rooster & Owl (4.63) - Experience the thrill of fine dining in a comfortable, customizable environment with a build-your-own 4-course meal for $65 per person, to be enjoyed with the table...Read More
Rooster & Owl: Posset

2. Sababa (4.55) - Our server, Yousef, was very friendly and happily explained his favorite dishes from the menu. We were sold on everything! Tonight, we chose to start with the Hummus of the Day featuring herbed mushrooms and artichokes added on top. Served with thick pita, this hummus was the most silky version I've ever had. We happily cleaned the plate...Read More
Sababa: Hummus of the Day

3. Taco City (4.48) - The service was incredibly friendly, welcoming, and the food came out fresh and fast! I can't believe we hadn't been here sooner. Check out Taco City next time you are in the mood for some authentic Mexican fare...Read More
Taco City: Tacos

4. Happy Gyro (4.38) - This pop-up from Komi offered a $60 prixe fix menu of seven-ish dishes, all made out of vegetables which caused quite some buzz this year...Read More
Happy Gyro: Souvlaki

5. Bad Saint (4.35) - Despite the small venue and long wait for our food, we enjoyed everything that was served. We appreciated the other regional Filipino ingredients that were featured, and the modern spin on traditional dishes...Read More
Bad Saint: Ensaladang Ifugao

6. Emilie's (4.18) - The main star was the Ranch Fried Chicken served with B&B pickles, Texas Toast, and Autumn's hot sauce. Seasoned with salt and pepper and a sprinkle of fresh dill on top, the chicken had a lovely crispy texture and was tender and juicy inside...Read More
Emilie's: Ranch Fried Chicken

7. Espita (4.15) - With so many great items on the menu, we opted for the $35 precio fijo (fixed price) menu and were able to choose one appetizer, entree, and dessert each...Read More
Espita: Ceviche of the Day

8. Little Pearl (4.13) - We returned to this newly awarded Michelin star local spot for the prix fixe deal, which is pretty decent compared to other restaurants in the city. We had a fun meal...Read More
Little Pearl: Steak au Poivre

9. Olivia (4.08) - Despite how crowded the dining room was, I did not feel rushed at all, which is a huge plus. The food was amazing - I loved every dish and am looking forward to returning soon to try all the other dishes that caught my eye...Read More
Olivia: Savory Chicken Bastilla

10. Seven Reasons (4.05) - Service was great, but we noticed our server recommend the same items to each table - and so everyone on our row ordered almost the identical meal. I loved the Latin menu - with some Peruvian, Venezuelan, and Spanish dishes...Read More
Seven Reasons: Himachi Tiradito

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