Tag Archives: French

Bouchon Bistro, Yountville, CA

  On 1/12/2016 at 6:17 PM, DonRocks said: The Bouchon in Yountville has *terrific* bread – they serve epi with perfectly salted butter, yum. Dinner at Bouchon last night was very good while falling short of outstanding (which is what you … Continue reading

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Convivial, Shaw

I had arrived at Convivial early – way early – thinking that I’d be able to nab a seat at the bar at 5 PM, and have a drink while waiting for the restaurant to open at 5:30. Bad assumption: … Continue reading

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Le Diplomate, 14UP

(For the Sep 20, 2013 Review, click here.) One thing you have to say about Le Diplomate is that it’s often open. Not only is Le Diplomate often open, it’s also often expensive – deceptively so, but in fairness, no … Continue reading

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Bistro Vivant, McLean

(See the October 2, 2012, Review here.) I haven’t seen any reviews of Bistro Vivant since Katie Busch replaced Ed Hardy as Chef de Cuisine, and luck happened to put us in McLean right around dinnertime. On a chilly Thursday, … Continue reading

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Bistro Vivant, McLean, VA

I was the last diner at Bistro Vivant this evening, happily sitting outside, just me, my CD jacket (as reading material), and the parking lot of Langley Shopping Center. It was a Tuesday, and I knew the staff wanted the … Continue reading

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Adour – Minibites, March 4, 2012 – March 10, 2012

Minibites are delicious samplings of Don’s culinary adventures, condensed, distilled, and always meant to be savored with your Monday morning coffee. The DCDining.com Restaurant Guide is located exclusively on donrockwell.com. (For an extra shot, click on the link and enjoy the full … Continue reading

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New Heights – Minibites: January 29, 2012 – February 4, 2012

Minibites are delicious samplings of Don’s culinary adventures, condensed, distilled, and always meant to be savored with your Monday morning coffee. The DCDining.com Restaurant Guide is located exclusively on donrockwell.com. (For an extra shot, click on the link and enjoy the full … Continue reading

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Bistro Cacao, Capitol Hill

It was a perfect night to dine on a patio, and picking Bistro Cacao – sandwiched between a packed La Loma and Cafe Berlin – was an obvious choice for my French house guests (especially since I hadn’t been since … Continue reading

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Central Michel Richard, Downtown

Laissez les bons temps rouler! And so I did. I knew Mardi Gras would be packed at Central Michel Richard, so I got there before 5:30 PM and picked up the last seat at the bar, where it was nice … Continue reading

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