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43135 Broadlands Center Plaza (Dulles Greenway) Send to Phone
Terrific dining and service a good many miles outside DC's city limits.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 321 Ashland Restaurant Review

: Once in a while you find a truly sensational suburban restaurant, one where the management and kitchen pay attention to the finer details of service and provide quality meals that anyone would call downtown fare. Such a place is this fine-dining venture, a good many miles outside of DC's limits. The menu features a surprising assortment of elegant dishes: breast of magret duck, lamb tenderloin, veal osso buco, shrimp and grits, and pepper-crusted tuna filet with papaya relish. This version of bouillabaisse has hints of fennel and garlic, but is not overloaded with the characteristic saffron that marks so many such seafood stews. Nor are there thick crusts of French bread soaking up liquid in the bowl. Indeed, patrons concentrate solely on the flavors of the broth intermingled with oysters, clams, chunks of fish and prawns worthy of the name. To start, don't skip the unique salade ni├žoise featuring sushi-grade tuna loin, though you may contemplate enjoying the baked French onion soup or the tomato-corn-crab-meat chowder instead.


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