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Tom Sietsema Thinks The Ladies Who Lunch at Chez Billy Sud Are On To Something

Plus Tim Carman's best of cheap dining in 2014.

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Tom Sietsema decides that Georgetown's dining scene is looking up, thanks in part to the arrival of elegant bistro Chez Billy Sud. Sietsema praises the Hilton brothers' restaurant's lone vegetarian dish, but thinks that meat-eaters might have more fun here thanks to Chez Billy Sud's mantra of "meat and butter, booze and pastry." Beef bourguignon, golden trout, steak frites, pork sausage and tuna nicoise salad are all among the stand-out entrees. Sietsema writes:

Restaurants with star power are nice. But so is a slip of a dining room where the duck confit always crackles and an hour or two feels like Paris, only friendlier. [WaPo]

Tim Carman counted down seven of his favorite restaurants reviewed this year for his $20 Diner column, with Taqueria Habanero coming in at number one. Three other D.C. spots make the list: Donburi in Adams Morgan, DCity Smokehouse on Florida Avenue and Indigo in NoMa. Restaurants in Wheaton, Beltsville and Alexandria are also included. [WaPo]

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