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4936 Fairmont Ave. (Old Georgetown Rd.) Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Fairmont Bar & Dining Restaurant Review

: Despite the decibel level, Fairmont offers a terrific dining experience: The waiters are cheery and helpful, and the food is nothing short of spectacular. That’s high praise for a place that’s becoming an affordable neighborhood destination. You’ll find the requisite bar with big-screen TVs, the Bruce Willis wannabes and the unglamorous décor befitting a neighborhood hangout. But you won’t find predictable bar fare: For one thing, breads come from Marvelous Market, so they’re outstanding. For another, executive chef Rob Campbell has concocted a seasonal menu that pulls together Italian, Mediterranean and Asian influences under one big American umbrella. Bring a group, and you can share crispy risotto poppers, beer-battered shrimp and chicken satay with a spicy peanut-lime dipping sauce. Solo? Consider the two-soups-in-one, which is a must: It’s a combo of puréed roasted red and yellow tomatoes. At dinner, you have the choice of big meals such as steak frites or herb-roasted chicken with mashed potatoes or lobster mashed potatoes. Lighter fare includes grilled pizzas, big and small salads and sandwiches. We adored the grilled lamb wrapped in homemade pizza dough. Desserts---especially the cookies---are also terrific.


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