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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Pineapple and Pearls

  • 715 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C., 20003, United States
  • 75 - 150 USD • Contemporary
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Pineapple and Pearls

  • 715 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C., 20003, United States
  • 75 - 150 USD • Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

What makes this gem such a memorable dining experience is that the cooking is ambitious yet whimsical, and completely devoid of formality or fuss. Whether the bartender or Chef de Cuisine Scott Muns serves you, no one in this kitchen seems self-important. Your continued enjoyment is paramount—an honorable feat considering that you're in for a meal that occupies most of the night. The small space may be packed, but the ambience is pleasant and very comfortable. The prix-fixe menu includes beverage pairings, but guests seated at the bar may choose to order drinks à la carte as well. Regardless, dishes spark interest and the service remains at its highest level. Start with a pristine sea scallop from North Carolina, matched with diced kohlrabi for crunch, and dressed tableside with a lush brown butter sabayon. Then move on to monkfish en papillote delicately set atop creamy Carolina Gold rice. Invention is also clearly revered here by way of such playful desserts as the sunchoke pudding studded with brioche crisps and tart cherry tapioca pearls. Similarly, a perfect wedge of butternut squash-ice cream cake, with crème fraîche and pumpkin seeds, is divine in demeanor and flavor.

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  • n Two Stars • Excellent cooking, worth a detour
  • ó Quite comfortable. Our most delightful places

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • 4 Notable cocktail list
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • N Notable wine list
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Information

+1 202-595-7375
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday-Friday lunch, Saturday, Sunday

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