The Mandarin Oriental Hotel's rarefied dining room has fast become a destination for those serious about food. In a glowing space with soaring ceilings, chef Eric Ziebold, formerly of Napa Valley's famed French Laundry, creates luxe prix-fixe lineups from the finest ingredients. Unexpected little treasures abound, such as buttery miniature Parker House rolls. Main courses could include venison with chestnut macaroons or crispy branzino with roasted olives, and desserts
such as chocolate-marshmallow s'more soufflé seem spun out of air. To take full advantage of the dining experience opt for the six-course chef's tasting menu, letting the kitchen know about allergies or aversions.
Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20024, United States