100 Very Best Restaurants: #98 – Thamee

Whole branzino with turmeric.


Mother/daughter duo Jocelyn Law-Yone and Simone Jacobson have created one of DC’s homiest restaurants. Jacobson is a warm, funny host, while Law-Yone, the chef, is a frequent presence in the dining room, chatting about her Burmese creations. The menu’s latest draws: fried cauliflower with tamarind dip and Law-Yone’s riff on mapo tofu, made with cubes of yellow split peas. Moderate.