Fodor's Expert Review Tabard Inn
Fading portraits and overstuffed furniture make the lobby lounge look like an antiques store, but this hotel restaurant's culinary sensibilities are thoroughly modern. The menu, which changes daily, consistently offers interesting seafood and vegetarian options. An exemplary entrée is the scallops with rare mushrooms and mashed parsnips, a hearty but elegant take on classic new American flavors. A vegetarian option might be asparagus-and-goat-cheese ravioli draped in fragrant garlic jus. In good weather you can eat in the tranquil courtyard during first-come, first-serve breakfast hours or the tantalizing brunch—just don't skip the homemade doughnuts.
1739 N St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036, USA