Ottawa native Hugh Acheson honed his culinary skills in classical French kitchens in Ontario and San Francisco before opening this cozy restaurant just south of downtown in 2000. His blending of European cuisine with down-home Southern cooking has garnered numerous regional and national accolades, including a James Beard award. The seasonal menu draws from local sources and includes updated Southern classics such as pimiento cheese crostini; watermelon salad with feta
cheese and pickled watermelon rind; veal sweetbreads with Red Mule grits custard and succotash; and Lowcountry Frogmore stew with shrimp, Andouille sausage, fingerling potatoes, and corn in a tomato-leek broth. Sunday brunch is served 10:30–2:30.