If you're in Washington DC and you love the Big Easy (but lack the time or funds for a trip to New Orleans), there's a place for you. It’s called Bayou and it’s just up your ally. Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, and just a stone’s throw from the Foggy Bottom Metro, you’ll find the home of award winning New Orleans cuisine. But it's not just about the food here. There are drinks and dancing with such a lively atmosphere you'll wonder if you're on Bourbon Street. And if that's not enough, you can catch local and national recording artists or nightly specials on food and drink. Come see what they've got cookin' up by stopping at Bayou today.
Certified etiquette consultant Alexandra Kovach conducts a crash course in dining etiquette, with participants living out the tutorial during a delicious three-course dinner with pre-selected wine. Topics of the course include seating, eating styles, napkin etiquette, toasting, dinner-party hosting, and how to be a good guest. With an open forum style and a limit of 40 people per class, the course allows its participants the opportunity to ask Alexandra about where to put the fork after finishing a meal and how to properly react when someone accidentally pours soup on your unpublished manuscript.
Come to Blue Duck Tavern for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love. If you're reducing your fat intake, you're in luck — Blue Duck Tavern offers a number of tasty low-fat options. Round out your meal with something from the cocktail menu or wine list. With plenty of room to go around, Blue Duck Tavern also offers a private area perfect for large groups. You can avail yourself of the wifi for a small fee. Warm weather brings out Blue Duck Tavern's highly coveted patio seating.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. You can also serve food from Blue Duck Tavern at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Street parking is easy to find near the restaurant. Or, if you don't want to circle the block, valet parking is also available. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Blue Duck Tavern is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at Foggy Bottom Metro (Blue, Orange).
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
One of the most popular steak and seafood houses in Washington, D.C., The Prime Rib offers excellent food in a formal atmosphere. Food and Wine Magazine has named it one of the Top Five Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. and the restaurant is a Silver Plate award winner. This sophisticated dining experience features exquisite cuts of meat and fresh seafood. Ranked by Zagat as the Number One steakhouse in all of DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia, The Prime Rib offers an unforgettable dining experience, complete with live piano and bass music. The restaurant provides a chic, refined ambiance that parallels that of the 40’s big band night clubs. This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
Each team member at The Wine Specialist brings a different area of expertise to the table, though the store as whole has specialized in wines from all over the world for more than 19 years. The venue's 35 varietals, including Riesling, grappa, and Muscat, hail from 16 regions in six countries, including Argentina, Spain, and France. Over in the spirits isle, staples such as gin, bourbon, and vodka share shelf space with more spatiality libations such as sake, soju, various whiskeys, and an abundant collection of single malt scotches. For beer aficionados, The Wine Specialist also stocks 21 types of brew from nine countries, which range from classics such as brown ale and pale ale to Anchor Brewing Company's steam beer. And to help their customers get a taste for which wine and spirits they would like to enjoy at home, The Wine Specialist hosts tastings at the store every Friday evening.