D.C. dining has officially entered a new stratosphere, thanks to the Michelin Guide's debut on Thursday that awarded two stars to three restaurants and one star to nine.
After taste testing all of D.C. this summer, Michelin inspectors granted The Inn at Little Washington, Pineapple & Pearls, and Minibar two stars, joining 20 other restaurants at the same caliber across the country in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. The initial plan was to focus on D.C.-proper, but the company ended up making an exception for The Inn, a true destination restaurant in Virginia.
The additions are "an indication of how good cooking is in D.C.," says Michael Ellis, international director of Michelin guides.
Here's a map of the 12 starred restaurants, as well as notes about each from last night's awards ceremony and the $12.95 guide. Interested in more affordable fare? Check out the 19 restaurants to receive this "cheap eats" designation here.Read More