Eating international fare at a local restaurant bypasses many transatlantic travel woes, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Belgian Fare and Drinks
The menu includes a Belgian-style ceviche starter with citrus-marinated tilapia, calamari, and baby squid ($12), roasted cornish hen with brussels sprouts and belgian endive ($19), and pan-seared striped sea bass over black-truffle salsify ($22).
Sur La Place
In French, sur la place translates to "on the square," and it's also an evocation of a popular song of the same name by Belgian musician Jacques Brel. To further remind diners of their eatery's Belgian roots, owners Loren and Peter Gomes display pictures of the famous Grand Plaza of Brussels on their wall, as well as a replica of the plaza's iconic Manneken Pis statue and a framed lock of Jean-Claude Van Damme's mullet.
Executive chef Samuel Encarnacion helms the duo's kitchen, infusing complex flavor profiles into a menu brimming with more than 20 varieties of mussels and classic Belgian dishes such as steak frites and flemish stew. These authentic entrees populate tables in a dining room studded with exposed-brick walls, tomato-red drapes, yellow accents, and shelves hoisting up more than 30 varieties of Belgian beer.
Foxhall - Palisades
5105 MacArthur Blvd.
Washington, DC 20016