110 South Pitt Street
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: Modern, English/Irish/Scottish, American
Open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 to 2:30. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 10, Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
Price Range: Very expensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Papri chaat; lobster bisque; crab bisque; bacon-egg-and-cheese salad; bouillabaisse packed with cod and clams; charcuterie; any foie gras preparation; tarte Tatin; Eve’s Temptation cocktail.
Bistro entrees, $25 to $35. Tasting room menus, $85 and $110. Weekday Lickity-Split lunch menu (in the bar), $13.50.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Though Cathal Armstrong, chef/owner of this Old Town gem, has been flashing his grin everywhere from the cover of Food & Wine to the James Beard Awards, he hasn’t forgotten about the little people—or at least the customers who want a quick taste of his cooking at bargain prices. The $13.50 “lickity split” lunch menu, available weekdays between 11:30 and 4 at the cozy bar, lets you pick two items from a short list of cocktails, entrées, and desserts.
The lineup changes, but you can always expect the terrific bacon-egg-and-cheese salad (a dish reprised on the much costlier tasting menu), mixologist Todd Thrasher’s green-apple vodka martini, and a miniature pink-iced birthday cake, rainbow jimmies and all.