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.
A couple of weeks ago, Elisir chef Enzo Fargione shared his picks for fine dining and cheap eats. Now, general manager Justin Kraemer shines a light on one of his favorite spots, Old Town's Fontaine Caffe. While he loves the crepes in particular, Kraemer writes that the restaurant has plenty more to offer:
"My pick for hidden gem is Fontaine Caffe in Old Town Alexandria. This small creperie is located just off King Street and is perfect for small groups or an intimate dinner for two. They specialize in fun interpretations of the classic French crepe, and I haven't found any of their options to be lacking in flavor or portion size. My favorite so far is the Berliner, with its grilled bratwurst and caramelized onions, it really hits the spot when you are hungry.
Don't care for crepes? They have some pretty decent moule frite and nicely prepared pate as well. If you like wine, they have a limited but quite nice list that has options for pretty much any taste."