The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of international cuisine and drinks at Little Fountain Cafe, located in the heart of Adams Morgan. This Groupon is not valid in Little Fountain Cafe's upstairs bar area, or for Little Fountain Cafe's prix fixe menu or Wednesday wine special.
Little Fountain Cafe's chefs sculpt modern takes on international cuisine and often change the menu to accommodate fresh, seasonal ingredients. Starters include fried calamari with spicy marinara sauce and lemon ($6.95) as well as the cheese plate trio—a symphony of warm almond-crusted goat cheese with fig preserves, brie with truffle oil, and Stilton with honeyed walnuts, all served with grilled bread ($10.95). Opt for entrees such as farm-raised Idaho trout with saffron orzo, snow peas and lemon-white-wine dill sauce ($18.95), the grilled rib-eye steak with red wine sauce and blue-cheese mashed potatoes ($24.95) or the mushroom-filled ravioli with parmesan-gruyere cream ($14.95). Reward your tongue for limiting imitations of Gene Simmons in public with desserts such as warm brioche and chocolate-chip bread pudding ($6.95) as well as warm blackberry-peach crisp with vanilla ice cream ($7.95).
Little Fountain Cafe boasts an intimate, charming dining area complete with a fountain. Reservations are highly recommended, so call or send word by rocket.
About.com named Little Fountain Cafe as one of the most romantic restaurants in the Washington, DC area. The New York Times and the Washington City Paper mention Little Fountain Cafe. Zagat rated the restaurant “very good to excellent.” OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 4.3 stars and Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars.
- The menu is contemporary American, with pronounced Asian, French, and Italian accents: grilled-tuna salade niçoise, duck rillettes, coriander-seared tuna, and a small selection of homemade pastas. A lot of care goes into these dishes, which seem to revel in their push-and-pull. The silken tuna is played against a sticky rice whose sweetness is tempered smartly with sesame oil and lime juice; a risotto is marched to the precipice of over-richness with the addition of duck confit and mascarpone cheese, then stopped just short of suicide by the cutting sourness of dried cherries. Intimate, casual, playful, imaginative—is this really D.C.? – Todd Kliman, Washington City Paper
Little Fountain Cafe
Located in the up-and-coming Adams Morgan neighborhood, Little Fountain Cafe’s tables swathed in white cloths populate the intimate dining area, with a fountain trickling peacefully in the corner and another outside beside the ivy-cloaked garden table. Waiters traverse the space with eclectic dishes united by a contemporary international aesthetic, ranging from a French-style steak with red wine mushroom sauce and pommes frites to an Italian bucatini with San Marzano tomatoes and pecorino Romano cheese. Groupon Celebrates Pride Month
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