I got to visit two new restaurants this week during D.C. Restaurant Week.
[Note: I didn't take any pictures myself, so all these images were found via Google Images.]
The first restaurant I went to was Jaleo.
Jaleo is a José Andrés restaurant, so I was expecting really great things. I won't bore you with how much I love his other restaurant, Oyamel.
The food at Jaleo did not disappoint. I went with a group of 5 and we were seated very quickly and then enjoyed sharing a variety of our dishes with each other.
For the restaurant week price of $20.11, we got 4 courses, including dessert. The main dish I had, scallops with clementines and a pumpkin sauce, was really good. For dessert I tried something a little out of the box and ordered the cheese ice cream. It was really good and different, but I don't think I would order it again. The other dishes were very tasty, too. And by the way, the service was really great.
The second place I tried was Bistro D'Oc.
Bistro D'Oc is located right across the street from Ford's Theatre. The food was really reasonably priced for my opinion. I ended up ordering from the regular brunch menu instead of the restaurant week menu. I had a croque madame.
It was as good as this one looks. I would definitely recommend Bistro D'oc for a good, quiet brunch meal. It was nice to go to a place that wasn't filled to the rafters for once.