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Among the best fine dining restaurants in the region, Plume Restaurant at the Jefferson Hotel is something that entices the serious foodie. The opulent interiors, accentuated by the fireplace and chandeliers, offer the best of environments for refined dining. The menu, prepared with the best available ingredients, features dishes like the Lobster Gratin, and Amish Farm-raised Rabbit. Besides, Plume has gained several awards and accolades for its extensive list of beverages. You can choose from around 1300 vintage wines from around the world, the oldest dating back to 18th Century. Save some room for dessert too as Plume offers a range of divine delights like Chocolate Raspberry Profiteroles, Lemon Blueberry Sable Breton and many more. Dine at Plume to rediscover the pleasures of haute cuisine.
There are a dozen Indian restaurants in DC but the Bombay Club has distinguished itself as being one of the best. The restaurant has a distinguished hall of fame and has won numerous awards. The chefs blend ancient Ayurvedic tradition with regional Indian flavors (such as Goan, Parsi and Moghlai) as well as vegetarian food. Savor the taste of the Club Calamari; calamari stir-fried with onions, curry leaves, tamarind and a blend of spices. Or jump across the continent to the Northwest frontier to sink your teeth into tandoori chicken chops, which are breasts of chicken, marinated overnight in a blend of almonds, cashews, yoghurt, ginger and garlic. The menu is as diverse and exotic as India itself.
The Lafayette Room in the Hay-Adams Hotel overlooks Lafayette Square and the White House. Businessmen, politicians, lobbyists and lawyers frequent this favorite haunt. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can visit any time of day. On Sundays you can take a leisurely break whilst filling up on delectable food at the brunch.
Named for the Oval Office in the nearby White House, this restaurant draws the types famous figures who have been invited to the establishment's namesake. The spirit of Washington's political scene is captured in the murals that dominate the restaurant. The menu offers the exceptional elegance and attention to quality one would expect of a restaurant catering to Washington's power elite. Fish is a specialty here and is dressed in a variety of delicate ways. Other options include smoked duck breast and risotto.
1789 Restaurant, a formal, elegant restaurant in Georgetown, is a Washington favorite. Its Federal-era architecture is nicely accentuated by burning fireplaces and classic linen-and-silver table settings. A wide range of New American entrees are featured on the menu. There are fine vegetarian offerings as well as non-vegetarian delicacies like hanger steak and grill rack of lamb. The desserts here are similarly divine.