The DC area is home to a lot of restaurants, and among them are hidden gems that many Washingtonians aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food players to share with us their under-the-radar recommendations for Dining Confidential.
No doubt you've heard the news that 12 days ago the popular New York tapas restaurant Boqueria, opened a branch in DuPont Circle. But did you know that before entering the culinary fray Boqueria's owner, the globetrotting Yann de Rochefort, was a former D.C. resident and student at Georgetown University? His anecdote below reminds us that there's more to Tabard Inn than just its charming brunch offerings.
"When I was at Georgetown, I used to meet up with friends at the Tabard Inn to drink beer and play darts. We would meet there every other Wednesday with a group of other expats – French, Spanish, Brit, Aussie, etc. I had my first introduction to fish and chips with those guys at the Tabard and it was incredible.
It was a really welcoming place for students like us who were far from home because it feels like an old English pub when you're down in the bar, and a classic French bistro in the sun room. It’s a bit quirky and eclectic, but still a great spot for relaxing and getting out of the fray."
Tabard Inn Dining Room [Photo:Tabard Inn]