In honor of the new DC Michelin Guide, we're musing on some of our favorite food features on restaurants that received one to two of the acclaimed stars.
Patrick O'Connell's iconic Inn at Little Washington surprised Michelin readers, who were initially told that DC's first guide would focus solely on DC proper. At the celebration last week, however, Michelin Guide international director Michael Ellis explained that upon second thought, Michelin decided that to overlook such a beloved restaurant and chef would be a mistake. Unsurprisingly, José Andrés' Minibar and Aaron Silverman's Pineapple and Pearls, among the oldest and newest tasting menus in the city, respectively, each also received two stars.
Nine DC restaurants were awarded one star, including longtime favorites like Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt, downtown’s Fiola, Sushi Taro, and Jefferson's Plume. Highly acclaimed newcomers were also recipients of single stars, including Eric Zeibold's Kinship, Nick Stefanelli's Masseria, Aaron Silverman's Rose's Luxury, Tail Up Goat, and Jeremiah Langhorne's Blagden Alley favorite, The Dabney.