Most Reputable Win For DC Restaurants: The Michelin Guide

  • December 22nd 2016

by Nena Perry-Brown

UrbanTurf usually stays away from publishing rankings or lists…except at the end of the year when we look back at what DC’s residential real estate scene had to offer during the previous 12 months. So, this week we are looking at not only the best but the most intriguing and peculiar things that came across our radar over the course of 2016. Enjoy.

Most Reputable Win For DC Restaurants: The Michelin Guide: Figure 1
Rose’s Luxury

The caliber of DC’s dining scene has made large strides over the past few years, and the city received its most reputable confirmation of its restaurants with the arrival of the Michelin dining guide in October.

Michelin has long been known for awarding one, two or three stars to what it considers the best restaurants in the world, and its ten anonymous inspectors spent the early part of the year eating at and grading DC restaurants for the late October release of its first local guide.

Ultimately, 11 restaurants in DC (and an additional entrant courtesy of middle Virginia’s two-star Inn at Little Washington) earned one- and two-star rankings, with Minibar, Inn at Little Washington and Pineapple & Pearls earning the city’s only two-star rankings with remarks like “excellent cooking, worth a detour”. The nine restaurants earning a one-star label of “a very good restaurant in its category” included Blue Duck Tavern, Fiola, Rose’s Luxury, Tail Up Goat, Kinship and Masseria.

While no DC restaurants garnered three stars and there were certainly people who felt as though our city was not deserving of the Michelin treatment, there is little doubt that the DC dining scene has come a long way since The Prime Rib was recognized year after year as the city’s best eatery.

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