To street toughs, seafood is often viewed as a delicacy since it's uncommon to stumble upon a sauntering salmon and challenge it to a back-alley knife fight. Dine like an underwater ruffian with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sustainable seafood and drinks at Hook in Georgetown. This Groupon is not valid for redemption during Restaurant Week.
Hook, a member of PURE Hospitality Restaurant Group, baits bounty seekers with a dinner menu of fresh and sustainable seafood favorites, many flown in shortly after they are caught. Commence consumption with crudo ($8+), a variation on sashimi, with Alaska halibut and North Carolina mahi mahi rawly rocking gullets, or split the green curried mussels ($14) with one or two fellow diners who also enjoy the tastes and personalities of lobster, prawns, mussels, and oysters. Main courses drawing from Davy Jones' sub-aquatic refrigerator depend on what fresh catches are available, but recent items have included wild salmon ($28), Ahi tuna ($32), and scallops from Delaware ($29). Midday marine-meal marauders can opt for lunch, while brunch fans can enjoy freshly caught cioppino ($21) or brioche French toast ($11), among other breakfast favorites.
As diners acquaint themselves with a glass from Hook's extensive wine list, their eyes can swish, smell, and swirl the surroundings—a luminous décor of bright lighting, soft colors, and spacious seating. Call up the Smee to your Tennille and hit Hook for seasonal and sustainable seafood.
- Chef Jonathan Seningen turns out an ever-changing, all-over-the-map roster of seafood that encompasses the au courant (a crudo of mahi mahi with pickled jalapeño) and the enduring (fish and chips). Meat lovers might want to look elsewhere—there’s only one non-fish entrée on the menu—but seafood fanciers will smile. – Washingtonian.com's
- The wine list is a winner; desserts include such beauties as lingonberry Linzer torte with tellagio cheese ice cream (but also the occasional dry sprinkled doughnut); and the dining room, with its arched ceiling and creamy colors, is warm, welcoming and teeming with the beautiful people. – Tom Sietsema, Washington Post
- Raw bar oysters- absolutely perfect. Fresh, red wine vinegar spot on, absolutely wonderful. Tartare- the fish was so fresh it didn't even taste like fish. Perfect texture. – Ari S., Yelp