>>For a slideshow of more pictures of Ba Bay, click here.
In the March issue, I reviewed Ba Bay, a new spot on Capitol Hill that puts a mod spin on Vietnamese cooking with prettied up autumn rolls, killer wings, and spicy bowls of pho. And I so wanted to love it (great Vietnamese plus the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the soundtrack is basically my dream restaurant). But the product of first-time restaurateurs (and cousins) Khoa and Denise Nguyen is a mixed bag. One minute you can revel in a beautiful chicken-liver mousse, the next a sloppy, gloppy bánh mì. But one aspect of the place has always been reliable: The cocktails, which include a twist on a Moscow mule with freshly made ginger ale and a Cava cocktail named for Lloyd on Entourage.
Subscribe to Washingtonian
Follow Washingtonian on Twitter
Follow the Best Bites Bloggers on Twitter at twitter.com/bestbitesblog