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MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. 2020

The Inn at Little Washington

  • 309 Middle St., Washington, 22747, United States
  • 238 USD • American, French
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MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. 2020

The Inn at Little Washington

  • 309 Middle St., Washington, 22747, United States
  • 238 USD • American, French
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Set 90 minutes from DC in a town whose very existence seems tied to the restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington is a destination in every sense of the word. Embellished to the last inch, the dining room resembles a jewelry box lined with patterned carpets, lush wallpaper, heavy drapes and bejeweled upholstery. Servers are knowledgeable and warm; the room is conducive to conversations. This is a civilized affair for sophisticated patrons celebrating a special occasion.The restaurant may be over 40 years old, but Chef Patrick O’Connell’s cuisine shines as brightly as ever. Each menu has a unique focus: “Here and Now" spotlights seasonality; “Gastronaut” reflects the chef's ambitions; and “The Good Earth” offers superb vegetarian items. Guests can also meander through all three for a full sense of what this kitchen can do. Their extraordinary focus on detail and sourcing is clear from the start in the BLT-inspired amuse-bouche with heirloom tomato gelée, or the excellent rye bread smeared with honeycomb butter. Sauces work a particular magic, as seen in the truffle-infused tartar with morel “crabcake.”Desserts like coconut sorbet with ginger granité are perfection.

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  • o Three MICHELIN Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
  • ô Very comfortable restaurant
Specialty
  • White asparagus with Peekytoe crab and caviar
  • Pecan-crusted loin of milk-fed pork
  • Cheesecake with poached pineapple

Facilities & Services

  • K Valet parking
  • With bedrooms
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • { Private dining room
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 540-675-3800
Opening hours
Closed: lunch : Monday, Tuesday, lunch : Wednesday-Sunday

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