Food and wine have always gone together, like rock 'n' roll, yin and yang, and bald eagle hatchlings and William Howard Taft's toupee. Introduce your mouth to a dazzling duet with today's deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of colorful fare, wine, smoothies, and more at Peacock Cafe.
Long known as a place to see and be seen indulging in a leisurely al fresco brunch, Peacock Cafe is a place you can boldly wine and dine amid the crisp, elegant décor. Peacock's eclectic dinner menu offers ingredients sourced from land, sky, and sea, including mouthwatering vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Perk up your palate with vegetarian nachos (vegetarian chili, a mix of cheeses, fresh tomato salsa, and guacamole; $8.95) and a cup of tomato bisque ($5.50) for starters. The roasted salmon filet (with grilled sweet potato and asparagus; $19.95), grilled lamb steak (with tomato-basil sauce, sautéed green beans, and mashed potatoes; $19.95), and spinach tagliatelle (with asparagus, olives, cherry tomatoes, peppers, and lemon-chive olive oil; $15.95) are all capable of wooing tongues.
Many brunch favorites are hungry for stage time, and make an encore appearance on Peacock's dinner menu, including the lobster salad (with arugula, endives, shaved fennel, grapes, and citrus-tarragon dressing; $19.95), the veggie burger (with tomato, Muenster cheese, sprouts, pesto, and vegetable salad; $10.95), and the grilled turkey burger (with guacamole, tomato salsa, and peacock fries; $11.95). The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Peacock Cafe can help you choose the perfect bottle of wine ($20+) from the newly expanded, value-priced wine list to complement your meal, for an overall experience that will make you happy you didn't stay home and make your own dinner out of construction paper seasoned with glitter.
Peacock Cafe is Zagat rated, and it's been featured in blogs such as Capital Spice, DC City Blog, and Two DC. MenuPages users give it four stars for service, food, and atmosphere, while Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average. OpenTable reviewers give it four stars, and 80 percent of more than 85 Urbanspooners like it:
- Just one block off Wisconsin Ave gives the Peacock Cafe a more neighborhood feel and the staff are courteous and friendly and provide good service. A broad variety of delicious and changing menu selections is a great reason to keep coming back. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 7/21/10
- Very creative, youthful yet sophisticated vibe. The airy space sets a solid ambiance. The food is fun and colorful just like its [sic] the restaurant's namesake. Worth a trip off the beaten path. – GnocchiOnWood, Zagat
- Simple, elegant, excellent, and always a good experience. One of the friendliest set of owners and staff. – Jakoje, Zagat
Tucked near the shady promenades of Georgetown's Prospect St., the Peacock Cafe is a restful gem just steps from M St.'s bustling shops. There, Chef Maziar Farivar—a three-time invitee to the prestigious James Beard House in New York City—blends elegant, contemporary food from America and abroad with a laid-back atmosphere that attracts the full spectrum of Georgetown crowds, from brunching families to big-name politicians. (Bill and Hillary Clinton have even been spotted there by the Washington Post's Reliable Source.)
In a dining room decorated with large, colorful modern art, these varied visitors peruse a menu of American fare, much of which incorporates sustainable ingredients such as organic chicken and hormone-free beef. Pasture-raised and grass-fed rib-eye steak arrives in a cloud of Peacock's signature fries, which BlackBook describes as "dangerously delicious." And pistachio-crusted cod benefits from a tangy and sweet sauce of dried fruits and almonds. Diners can quench thirsts with a fresh-squeezed elixir from the juice bar, or select a pairing from an extensive wine list that, like the coatroom at a genie convention, contains dozens and dozens of bottles.
When he's not wowing crowds with his delicate preparations, Chef Farivar busies himself by burnishing America's image abroad as a part of the State Department's new Diplomatic Culinary Partnership. As an affiliate of the American Chef Corps, Farivar joins culinary luminaries including Rick Bayless, Jose Andrés, and Ming Tsai on a mission to share the flavors that define America with mouths around the world.
3251 Prospect St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007Get Directions