Neighborhood Eats: Martin’s Tavern

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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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.