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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED America Eats Tavern

405 8th St. NW (D St. NW) Send to Phone
202-393-0812
A primo American restaurant structured by chef José Andrés.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

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Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features
  • Parking garage
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED America Eats Tavern Restaurant Review

: Hats off to chef extraordinaire José Andrés, who has structured a restaurant with a nostalgic-for-early-America menu, highlighting dishes that define what American cooking was 20, 30, and even 80 years ago. Of course, he has polished up the recipes so that, for example, the Key lime pie is a drizzle of lime custard with graham cracker crumbs as a side garnish. But the main menu is a real tribute to the USA: hangtown fry (oysters, eggs and bacon); peanut butter and jelly sandwich; fried chicken with ketchup; and succulent hush puppies with homemade corn butter. To top it off, there is the Maine lobster roll (filled with non-mayonnaised lobster meat), barbecue short ribs with coleslaw, and chicken potpie. If a younger generation cannot identify with such dishes, each menu entry has a descriptive paragraph sourcing the original recipe. Even in the downstairs bar area, where patrons can wolf down succulent sliders made from tender beef, the whole retro theme carries on. Andrés is planning to close this temporary restaurant in July 2012.

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