I’m in Washington, DC for a food press trip and eating gourmet morning, noon and night. I’ve eaten at fine dining opulent restaurants and casual, I’ve had Oprah Winfrey’s chef cook for me and gone out with a colleague of Julia Childs. It’s been a great feast of the senses in a city I’ve fallen head over heals in love with.
Jon and I waked into this beautiful restaurant and came face to face with a sea of black suits. Apparently Newt Gingrich has an office right upstairs along with many powerful lobbyists so you never know who you’re going to see here.
Owner, Chef Jeff Tunks is from Louisiana and brings his Louisiana-style cuisine to DC with some fantastic Gulf coast ingredients. We had his Fluke Bouillabaisse. It’s a deconstructed bouillabaisse with crispy mussels, saffron butter, large shrimp with what can only be described as Louisiana spices on them.
Chef de Cuisine Matt Kuhn is from South Carolina and brings his style of cuisine with dishes like the “Pork Dip” Po’ Boy. It play australian pokies online was an amazingly sloppy sandwich with flavour dripping everywhere. It has braised pork, Benton’s Country Ham (yes, they buy from trusted sources and promote their choices) with house pickled banana peppers for a smooth heat and sweet potato aioli for dipping – delic!
DC Coast has a great menu with incredibly reasonable prices. No one lingers casually over food here, they’re serious, efficient – in and out yet incredibly demanding. The house made bread is hot, warm and yeasty tasting. The texture is moist and chewy – gotta love a restaurant with great bread!
Dessert was a delicious Pistachio Creme Brûlée.
The restaurant has a dining balcony. Giant mirrors are angled on the walls downstairs so the balcony diners can catch the action in the main dining room. When you go, ask to dine on the main level, although having a view to the action below isn’t as bad either. If all restaurants are like this in DC, I’d love to live here. Click here for more pics!
DC Coast, 1401 K Street NW, Washington, DC. www.dccoast.com