A zinc bar, spacious brown-leather booths, and a glass-front display kitchen create great expectations at Bistro Bis, the second restaurant from Jeffrey Buben, owner of the much-acclaimed Vidalia. The seasonal menu seamlessly merges Modern American standards with French bistro classics. For a first course, be sure to try the steak tartare. Main-course hits include classic steak frites, trout...
Tom Sietsema Finds Agua 301 Too Salty:
Tom Sietsema fires off a rough First Bite of Agua 301 this week, accusing the kitchen of too much saltiness.
He adds that "the portions tilt large, which only emphasizes any flaws." [WaPo]
The "see-and-be-seen" crowd at this "sophisticated" French rendezvous on Capitol Hill often includes "a senator" or two munching "skillfully served", "modern takes on classic" dishes; "expensive" oui, but the "stylish" cherry-wood–paneled room is a "classy" venue for a "power breakfast", "expense-account lunch" or "date night", and what's more, its "bar scene is great."
Ris at Union Market Open; Bistro Bis has Reopened:
1) Northeast: Ris has opened her own stand at Union Market. The goat stew is an early favorite, if Twitter can believe. Chef Ris Lacoste is serving up a combination of prepared foods like meatloaf, ingredients like vinegar and stock, and both savory and sweet baked items. Ris Bowls are an option for those visiting the market at lunch, with a mix of soups, salads and entrees being offered....