Jose Andres America Eats, web site, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA (in the Ritz-Carlton, free valet parking with validation) 703-506-4300 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | NoVA Mag | Don Rockwell | Ylp | Gayot]
American and mostly southern dishes, this is based on a pop-up restaurant that Andres tried in DC for a few months a few years ago. It has the best hush puppies I have ever sampled. Excellent peanut soup. Brunch for breakfast and a good place for a business breakfast proper. Quality salmon but the portion is too small. Good egg dishes for breakfast. The fried chicken is tempting, though I did not try it. Overall a very good entry but somewhat overpriced, as befitting the Ritz location. Some of you should definitely visit this one, however.
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