Mirabelle, web site, 900 16th Street MW, Washington, DC, 202-506-3833 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Michelin | City Paper | Ylp]


With Charles Philipponnat


Note that the old chefs left and a new regime was installed in mid-2018. However this is still one of DC’s best fancy restaurants. I thought the abalone and tagliatelle courses were both superb, two of the best dishes in town. The duo of lamb was very tasty, the chocolate dessert ordinary but it gave me what I wanted. All for “only” $100. I hear reports that the other courses can be uneven, but of course it is the peaks that matter. You can debate whether this delivers more consumer surplus than the $4 pupusa, but at the very least it is better than most of the other fancy places in town.

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