Cleveland Park, Washington DC
I never imagined that I’d write these words: make sure, if nothing else, you order the brussels sprouts ($7). Your small plate will have a pile of seasoned, crisp-tender sprouts, split in half. They’ll be resting on a bed of tangy yogurt, showered with finely diced apricots, and dotted with pistachio pieces. It may be the first time that a vegetable dish will be the most fought over plate at your table.
While you’re enjoying the modern decor (everything is very square and angular: from the frames to the tables to the plates to the cubes lining the walls that are filled with), have yourself a glass of red. A tempranillo, perhaps. It goes nicely with an order of steak and fingerling potato bites ($6). There’s a base of crispy fingerling potato. On top, bonded by a smear of horseradish creme fraiche, is a bite-sized square of steak.