Today $15 gets you a $35 Groupon to PS 7’s, located at 777 I St. NW in Chinatown. Don’t let the name conjure up images of a New York public school: PS 7’s serves up exciting food combinations and sophisticated ambiance.
Chef/owner Peter Smith, Vidalia’s former executive chef, likes to change his menu depending on what fresh, farm-direct produce is in season. In his hearty biography, he notes that he “appreciate[s] taking the most unusual of pairings visually and creating them mentally. It often turns into the most delicious of flavor combinations.” This results in dishes such as the ballotine of chicken (crisp dark meat and rosemary-mousse-stuffed breast served with cranberries), the potato-crusted sea scallops (served with honey-scented butternut-squash puree, roasted maitake mushrooms, and cranberry-walnut chutney), and the popular tuna sliders (tuna tartare in sesame-seed buns with white-miso aioli and cucumber-cilantro slaw).
But PS 7’s doesn’t limit deliciousness to its dishes. Enjoy one of the unique drink concoctions, like the First Frost (persimmons, gin, vanilla simple syrup, and black-rice honey vinegar). Watch bartender Gina Chersevani in action:
Hop on today’s Groupon for an unforgettable dining experience at this top DC bar and restaurant.
Lots of publications have written about PS 7’s: The Washington Post, The Washington Times, USA Today, Travel + Leisure, and more. The Washingtonian named PS 7’s one of the very best restaurants in 2008.
Diners in cyberspace like the restaurant too. Folks at TripAdvisor and Yelp give it 3.5 out of five stars. > * “I had one of the best meals of the summer in August during restaurant week here. Everything was spot-on. Would definately [sic] go back and highly recommend. Service was also great.” – A TripAdvisor Contributor > * “OooOOooOOOo. Swanky. If a guy had ever brought me here (well, a guy other than the most fantastic DC CM, that is) things would have ended well for him. From the dim lighting to the heavy curtains that keep out the cold, this place oozes chic.” – Kathleen M., Yelp > * “I have an aversion to these generic restaurants with modern, overly hip decor and mediocre food. I went to PS7 for a birthday lunch with some girlfriends and was so surprised at how good the food was. Highlights include a wonderful little biscuit on the bread plate, great coffee, pumpkin soup that changed flavor in an interesting way once it cooled, expertly cooked salmon, and delicious bread pudding. This is one of the very few Penn Quarter restaurants I would visit again.” – Johnny Gal M., Yelp
We got our hands on rare footage of PS 7’s chef/owner Peter Smith’s Food Network demo tape. The concept of his proposed show, Cooking with my Head, was based on his unorthodox culinary approach of cooking telepathically to inspirational music. Watch a clip.
Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown
777 I St Nw
Washington, District of Columbia 20001Get Directions