Notable or New:
Blue Duck Tavern: This year, this has almost been our go-to restaurant. We have celebrated everything here from a graduation to our engagement. That speaks to the trust we have in Chef Brian McBride. Every time we’ve been there the food has been consistently excellent. I highly recommend the roast chicken, duck fat fries or the braised beef rib.
American Flatbread: This one actually falls into the ‘new’ category. American Flatbread is a small chain, but just opened up a hearth in Clarendon in our building. So far the pizza has been good, though a bit on the pricey side. The good news is the managers are very nice, and it’s close. My suggestion, have a “$5 off pizza night” to lighten the sting of a $20-$22 pizza.
Cork: Easily my favorite winebar out of the bunch that I’ve been to. Reasonable prices, good wine, and great food combine for a fun night out. I highly recommend getting a cheese plate, the olives, pork loin and mushrooms. If you’re okay waiting a bit and dining in a more noisy than usual dining room, then you won’t be disappointed.
Others: I haven’t tried these places out yet but here’s more that I’m looking forward to:
- Founding Farmers – I’m trying it out this Saturday. I’m not too excited by Tom Sietsema comparing it to the Cheesecake Factory, but everyone else I know thought it was a good restaurant.
- Screwtop Winebar – The winebar that’s going into my building. Should be opening up this December.
That’s it! Thanks for reading and hopefully sharing what restaurants you’ve found to be getting better, getting worse, or always stayed awesome.