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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Butterfield 9

600 14th St. NW (F St. NW) Send to Phone
202-BU9-8810
Swanky décor plus elegant food equals fine dining.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Butterfield 9, Washington, DC

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Butterfield 9 Restaurant Review

: When executive chef Michael Harr took over the art-deco restaurant, he shook things up a bit, wiping clean the menu to focus on seasonal, fresh goods with an emphasis on cooking game. Probably no other chef plays as wild and loose with such items as elk, venison, goat and rabbit rack as does this inventive and energetic young man. But Harr also inserts some familiar comfort foods on his menu; the most notorious may well be his beef short ribs, a dish that transforms the typical tough cut into something fit only for the elite. He has an unusual take on menu creations, and if his food appears unconventional, he still knows how to balance flavor and texture for a good result. He works with a pastry chef, who has taken an arty approach to chocolate---consider the glorious Salty Caramel Chocolate Tart---and other sweet conclusions, creating fantasy dishes that satisfy the inner glutton without satiating the patron. All in all, Butterfield 9 has returned to a place of prominence in DC’s restaurant row.



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