Neighborhood Eats: Martin's Tavern
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Martin's Tavern
Address: 1264 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-333-7370
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 1:30 AM, Friday 11 to 2:30 AM, Saturday and Sunday 9 to 2:30 AM.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Oysters on the half-shell; oysters Rockefeller; oyster stew; fried oysters; shad roe; bread pudding with bourbon-butterscotch sauce.

Much of the menu at this Georgetown institution is the same as it was when JFK proposed to Jackie in booth number three. Avoid such trying-to-be-trendy fare as seared sesame tuna and focus on the classics: oysters (raw, Rockefeller, fried, or in a creamy stew) and juicy steaks and chops. Save room for English-style bread pudding studded with raisins and drowned in warm bourbon/butterscotch sauce.

-March, 2008 

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