The Source, the new Wolfgang Puck restaurant, web site, 575 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-637-6100, across from the National Gallery, on 6th and Pennsylvania, in the modernist office building (next to the Newseum). (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | The Hill | Yelp | Gayot]
Right now this is one of the two best places in town, along with CityZen. Puck’s places tend to decline within a few years (or sooner), so now is the time to go. Get as many appetizers and small dishes as you can, that is also a cheaper way to eat plus you get more selection.
Went tonight with Slim. Service and presentation excellent, appetizers excellent, entrees very good, but I couldn’t say that I preferred the place to Fabio-era Maestro or even Central Michel Richard. (A somewhat disappointing wine choice may have played into that.) If I go again, it’ll be in a four-person group and we’ll stick to the appetizer menu, but it’s hard to want to spend huge sums on Asian fusion instead of just going to Hong Kong Palace or one of the many great Thai restaurants in the area (the best of which Tyler still apparently hasn’t been to).