I visited DC a few weeks ago and went to eat at Rose’s Luxury, which was Bon Appetit’s Best Restaurant in America 2014.Though I totally disagreed when they chose a certain restaurant in Los Angeles where I had a terrible experience both food + service wise (AHEM starts with an “A”) , this experience at Rose’s brought back my faith in their taste.
Full Disclosure: You have to WAIT to eat here. We’re talking hours. So don’t come hungry and you’ll be fine.
Most people wait in line around 4 PM and they open at 5 PM, so if you’re in line and it’s not around the block you can likely eat immediately. On the day I went they handed out Otter Pops (which apparently they call Ice Pops on the east coast). They don’t seat you until your entire party is there, so your other option is to put your name down for the second seating and then have a drink or wander the neighborhood until then, which is around 7/7:30ish.
We had a few really delicious cocktails upstairs at the bar while we waited. Now to the food must haves:
From Top to Bottom:
– HOUSE BREAD with POTATO SKINS. – too good.
– FOIE GRAS & CHICKEN LIVER PATE, PLUM MUSTARDA & BRIOCHE: PHENOMENAL!
– HAND-CUT CHITARRA “CACIO E PEPE” – this was so delicious we ordered seconds. This is something I’ve done maybe one other time in life.
– CONFIT GOAT W/ BBQ SEA ISLAND RED PEAS, RICE & GARLIC BREADCRUMBS. Perfectly cooked and a great gateway goat dish for all.
I highly recommend every we ordered and then some. The Cacio e Pepe is absolutely to die for. I can’t wait to go back!