100 Best Restaurants 2009: Buck's Fishing & Camping
No. 40: Buck's Fishing & Camping
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli, Rina Rapuano, Eve Zibart
Comments () | Published February 1, 2009
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Buck's Fishing & Camping
Address: 5031 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-364-0777
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 9:30, Friday and Saturday 5 to 10, and Sunday 5 to 9.
Nearby Metro Stops: Van Ness-UDC, Tenleytown-AU
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Price Details: Entrees, $18 to $39.

Cuisine: Chef/owner Carole Greenwood’s fine-dining paean to the holy trinity of contemporary gastronomy: local, seasonal, organic.

Mood: Red walls, retro Champagne glasses, and vintage ’50s tables serve as backdrop for the lawyers, journalists, and other hotshots who descend on this Cleveland Park gem.

Best for: An intimate date or double date.

Best dishes: Batter-fried chile relleno that gives off a slow, subtle heat; fresh, sweet, chunky gazpacho (in summer); whole grilled branzino; fried chicken with a hit of Old Bay in the crust; peach-and-blueberry pie.

Insider tips: Don’t even try sending that soy-marinated cowboy steak back to the kitchen for more cooking or asking for sauce on the side. Greenwood does not suffer menu meddlers. Also, get there early to avoid the disappearance of menu items.

Service: ••

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Expensive.

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