If you read my latest blog post then you're probably wondering why I'm posting a restaurant review when I just said I wasn't really going to post restaurant reviews anymore. Well, I'd like to think this is less of a review and more of a requiem or we could just call it...why can't we have nice things?
The menu seems traditionally French and the really hip and cool staff do a good job walking you through all the dishes. I haven't eaten as many dishes there but have gone through a good gamut of plates from the duck to the bavette to those GD beignets that everyone raves about. One of the bigger draws for me, though, are their cocktails. Well, really their Sazerac (though I've heard all the others are great too) which is simply just excellent. It's served with rye, bitters, absinthe on the rocks with an artful lemon twist. I think I would describe the drink as simply being well balanced. It gives you just enough smoky notes, sweet notes, a touch of bitter and a little tartness. Not one element is overbearing or harsh. No offense to the other Sazeracs in the DMV, but this one simply can't be beat. There's some that come close but man...this one is too good.