Classical music plays softly in the cushy bar upstairs from the dining room, making it a great spot for quiet conversation. Like everything else here, the cocktails are top-notch—from a cosmopolitan ($15) with a side dish of syrupy raspberries you can spoon into the drink to a gin and tonic ($16) with house-made tonic water. Or enjoy a bottle from the restaurant’s renowned wine list. The lounge menu—starters, burgers, entrées, and desserts—offers a chance to sample chef Michel Richard’s cooking without committing to the full Citronelle experience (and expense).
Comments () | Published March 17, 2009
Address: 3000 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Cuisines: Modern, French
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Very expensive
Noise Level: Intimate
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Best Dishes Abalone sashimi with shallot emulsion; reconstructed oyster-and-clam chowder; sablefish with miso glaze; short ribs for two; loup de mer with black-truffle emulsion; candied apple with caramel ice cream; blueberry cheesecake; chocolate dégustation, a vari
Price Details: Three-course dinner menu, $95. Chef's tasting menu, $155. Lounge menu, $12 to $38.