Washington DC


309 Middle St., Washington, 22747

Rating: Three Michelin Stars

What the Michelin inspectors said…

Set 90 minutes from DC in a town whose very existence seems tied to the restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington is a destination in every sense of the word. Embellished to the last inch, the dining room resembles a jewellery box lined with patterned carpets, lush wallpaper, heavy drapes and bejeweled upholstery. Servers are knowledgeable and warm; the room is conducive to conversations. This is a civilised affair for sophisticated patrons celebrating a special occasion. The restaurant may be over 40 years old, but Chef Patrick O’Connell’s cuisine shines as brightly as ever. Each menu has a unique focus: “Here and Now” spotlights seasonality; “Gastronaut” reflects the chef’s ambitions; and “The Good Earth” offers superb vegetarian items. Guests can also meander through all three for a full sense of what this kitchen can do. Their extraordinary focus on detail and sourcing is clear from the start in the BLT-inspired amuse-bouche with heirloom tomato gelée, or the excellent rye bread smeared with honeycomb butter. Sauces work a particular magic, as seen in the truffle-infused tartar with morel “crabcake”. Desserts like coconut sorbet with ginger granité are perfection.

The Inn at Little Washington was named one of only 100 restaurants in the world to receive the coveted Grand Award from…

Posted by The Inn at Little Washington on Wednesday, 1 July 2020

We want to try…

Carpaccio of herb-crusted Elysian Fields baby lamb loin with Caesar salad ice cream (wine suggestion: Domaine de Fontsainte, Gris de Gris, Corbières, France, 2019). A veggie tasting menu is also available − how about the savoury black pepper cheesecake and roasted baby beets, perfumed with orange zest, paired with an Alfred Merkelbach, Riesling, Kabinett, #13, Mosel, Germany (2018)? The tasting menu is $315 per person; optional wine pairings are $195 per person.

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