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1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 30076 [Map]
Aqua Blue restaurant on Holborn Bridge Road is a welcome haven, far away from the bustle of malls and chain restaurants that surround it. The decor, with its rich mahogany finish and alluring light fixtures, is striking. The bamboo backdrop, cascading curtains, the geometric accents and rich colored fabrics, all lend it a simple and elegant style. The main room, bordered by inviting, high-backed booths, has the added attraction of a large, well-stocked bar.
Co-founder and owner Chef John Metz, along with Chef de cuisine Kien Sam and architect Thomas DiGiorgio, bring their collective passions and experience in the hospitality industry, to conjure up a memorable dining experience at Aqua Blue, especially in Blue Ribbon, their specialist sushi bar. It is white tiled, with brilliant aqua blue lighting and an open kitchen, which helps in chasing away the 'blues' from their diners' moods.
Truly global in nature, the restaurant offers everything from sushi to Mexican food. While seafood, meat, poultry and vegetables form the base, the use of unusual ingredients and varied treatment, create an array of great food like dreamy tempura beans or Hawaiian and spider rolls.
Asian inspired appetizers like steamed green beans, and ahi poki-maguro or sushi style ahi fish, are very popular, as are the avocado with sweet sesame oil and caviar and soy sauce. You could try the edamame, an unripened soybean preparation or sample their yummy-yummy rolls - berry red tuna and wasabi sauce. If you wish to be less adventurous gastronomically, you could order the Gorgonzola beef tenderloin, the rich Maryland-style crab cake or perhaps, settle for steaks or noodles.
For dessert, you could go with crème brûlée, cherry chocolate cheesecake, and peanut butter mousse. The selection of cheeses, chocolate cake, sorbet or apple pie, also give your meal the finale it deserves. Aqua Blue travels the globe in just one meal. The personalized service, great atmosphere and blended flavors all meld together, making this a preferred restaurant; their Website will provide you with even more reasons why you should dine there.
American, Seafood, Steak
2800 Clarendon Boulevard, at Fillmore Street, Arlington, 22201 [Map]
When figuring out what sort of restaurant people really needed, the Harry's Tap Room team realised that people do not want more of the kind they already have, but actually seek a place with that elusive combination - terrific food at a reasonable price in a relaxed atmosphere. And that is exactly what they deliver.
They are extremely particular about using ingredients that are organic and free of pesticides. Their beef and poultry are naturally raised and hormone free while their free range eggs and hand churned butter are sourced with care. Open from 7 am to 9 pm, they offer lunch and dinner during the week and additionally, brunch on weekends, when they also remain open until later.
For lunch and dinner you can have soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches as well as great appetizers with vegetable and mussel sides. Brunch offers comfort food - waffles, pancakes, omelets, brioche, fruit and freshly baked muffins. These go down well with Harry's Mary, Clarendon Eye Popper and Harry's Kir Royale, all specials from the bar.
As Harry's Tap Room is about breaking the rules and relaxing, they offer an extensive list of wines, including some wonderful little known ones that are affordable. They make recommendation on pairing your food and wine, but encourage you to order what makes you happy, even by asking for half glasses at half prices. With their range of light fruity dry wines, rich buttery ones, sweet wines, champagnes, beer and ales, they have something for everyone's taste.
It is hardly surprising that Washingtonian Magazine readers voted Harry's Tap Room the top after work meeting place in Northern Virginia. And with the opening of outlets in the main terminal and terminal B of the Dulles airport, you can now enjoy the quality food and friendly service of Harry's Tap Room before or after your next trip. Find out why they have such a strong following by visiting their Website.
American, Seafood, Steak
1220 19th Street NorthWest, Washington, 20036 [Map]
With a lineage and training like Christiana Ricchi's one could only be successful. Born in New York and graduating in Fine Arts from the Universita Internazionale D'Arte of Florence, she stayed back in Italy to continue her studies in visual as well as culinary arts. She was part of the Trattoria i Ricchi outside Florence for eighteen years and true to family tradition she opened Ristorante i Ricchi in Washington DC in 1989. And there has been no looking back since.
Christiana Ricchi believes that traditional recipes, passed down through the ages are worth their weight in gold, so her restaurant recreates the ambience of a large family kitchen in the Tuscan village of Cercina. The focal point of the restaurant is the wood burning hearth, its warmth complemented by the terracotta floors and gold tinted walls decorated by rustic Della Robbia style murals.
The restaurant brings the satisfaction of a traditional dining experience with signature family recipes like tortellini al burro e salvia, thinly rolled pasta that is handmade each day, enclosing generous amounts of ricotta and spinach dressed with butter and fresh sage sauce that finds a pride of place in the menu. Using just a few basic ingredients like olive oil, vegetables, fish and meat, the cuisine of the region helps create exceptional dishes typical of the Mediterranean diet.
The menu is woven around prime aged beef grilled over live embers, pasta, grilled sea food, fowl and risottos. The highlights are their freshly baked bread and range of homemade desserts. The well trained staff look after the guests' every need whether it is helping them order a family meal or customizing the menu for a private party, and reflect the Ricchi commitment to be known as a premier Italian dining establishment; their Website will provide even more details and menus.
1208 South Howard, Tampa, 33606 [Map]
Internationally known for its vast wine collection, perfectly aged steaks and famous dessert room, Bern's Steak House offers a world-class, incomparable dining experience. For wine aficionados, the 6,500 label wine collection, one of the largest wine collections in the world, provides ample opportunity for exploration.
When Bern Laxer opened in 1956, he envisioned Bern's as Art in Steaks. Today his son David continues the tradition of using the finest ingredients and doing all it takes to make diners happy, ensuring they return. The two driving factors of consistency of delivery and willingness to stretch oneself to new standards have ensured that not just the steakhouse, but sister restaurant SideBerns and their store selling fine wines, also perpetuate these values.
Bern's tradition of excellence with a gastronomic adventure includes prime steaks cut-to-order, twenty seven choices of caviar, fresh seafood and organic vegetables grown on Bern's farm. The menu also boasts a weekly specials' page offering fresh oysters, seasonal delights and entrées with suggested wine pairings.
Many years of intensive research by Chefs de Cuisine Andy Minney and Habteab Hamde and their talented staff have resulted in a change in the menu with ninety five new dishes as well as wine based sauces for the steak. With steaks being the mainstay, the preparation is given as much importance as the sourcing and it is customized to suit diners' tastes, including preparing a 'butterfly' of two sides of the steak done differently for guests sharing.
As soon as you enter the lobby of this famed steakhouse, the classic warm red hues and impressive banisters capture your attention. The spacious restaurant allows you to choose an open or more intimate seating, but it is the Harry Waugh Dessert Room with its pleasing décor and private booths to enjoy the dessert or post dinner drink or coffee that makes a meal there truly memorable. Find out more about this unusual and iconic restaurant from their Website.
115 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, 70130 [Map]
It would appear that the Red Fish Grill was naturally destined to open in New Orleans, Louisiana - the port city that is known for its multicultural heritage, cuisine, tourism, annual Mardi Gras and always considered to be the birthplace of jazz.
This Ralph Brennan run eatery epitomises the spirit of the city with its enjoyable, casual atmosphere and tasty fare. The interiors feature a sea coloured etched floor, hand-painted tables, oyster mirrors in the bar and a sea of metal fish in neon, swimming overhead. The 19th century building that houses Red Fish Grill is recognized as one of the finest renovations in the history of the French Quarter and the grill is located at the gateway to the area.
Chef Gregg Collier's preparations dominate the menu with favourites like hickory-grilled redfish, alligator sausage, seafood gumbo and a variety of gulf fish. Among appetizers, expect to find delicious BBQ oysters, served on the shell with butter and hot sauce, with a blue cheese sauce, and for shrimp lovers, there is coconut-crusted shrimp, in a sweet batter, fried and served with Cajun coleslaw and pepper jelly sauce.
Without a doubt, redfish is the king of the menu. It is popular as it is free from artificial trans fat and is procured from local fish farms. You can choose from the several forms like the blackened redfish burger, fillet served with tasso, wild mushroom Pontalba potatoes and topped with crawfish tails and lemon butter sauce, grilled in a house salad and wonderfully steamed in a parchment bag with parsley pilaf.
If redfish does not appeal to you, there are other options like fillet of catfish with creamy maque choux and sautéed gulf shrimp, apple-smoked bacon and fresh basil with fettuccine in a carbonara sauce. If you cannot think of a meal without meat, don't worry as you can order a fillet mignon or rib eye steak.
The dessert menu appeals to all, particularly chocolate fans, who should enjoy the chocolate bread pudding; other options include the attractive banana cream pie layered in a rich vanilla pastry with a graham cracker crust, topped with Sailor Jerry spiced rum whipped cream and caramel sauce.
The cocktail and raw oyster bar serves a full wine list both by the glass and the bottle. Tastefully designed extensions like the Wine Room and River Room, facing Bourbon Street, allow guests to watch the activities outside and are also available as venues for private parties. Full details are available on their Website.
Creole, Gourmet, Seafood
217 South High Street, Baltimore, 21202 [Map]
Da Mimmo, the Italian restaurant is a destination for many famous people travelling through Baltimore and a place where celebrities dine. The walls of its Roman Cocktail Lounge are adorned with photographs of Dustin Hoffman, Ben Veeren, John Travolta and Tom Selleck among other stars from the world of sports and entertainment.
Started by Mimmo Cricchio and his wife Mary Ann in 1984, Da Mimmo serves original family recipes handed down from generations past and creations gathered from chefs all over the world. When Mimmo passed away, Masood Masoodi the executive chef wanted to carry on the tradition of serving classic Italian food. Masoodi is so committed to this endeavour, that he recently spent three months in the kitchen of the famous Le Sirenuse, in Positano, South Italy learning new recipes. The result is new offerings of risotto alla pescatore, involtini di vitello and souffle di melanzane.
In true Italian style, the menu is segregated into antipasti, zappa or soups, salads, pasta, vegetable and dessert sections. Despite Shakespeare's observation on the unimportance of a name, when you order pollo, vitello, manzo or pesce, the pedestrian fowl, veal, beef and seafood take on a romantic and exotic flavour. And the crowning glory is they are lovingly cooked to perfection.
Some of the restaurant's signature dishes are veal chop Florentina, flatteringly cut at two and a half inch thickness, butter fried, and char broiled with extra virgin olive oil and a dash of rosemary, garlic and sage as also the popular swordfish Mediterraneo, fresh centre cut swordfish broiled to perfection with a touch of olive oil, lemon juice capers and onions.
The creamy lobster tettrazzini, open faced seafood ravioli and the tenderloin veal in black truffle Barolo wine sauce with brandy and black pepper are other mouth-watering options. Music fans would be keen to try the tortellini Pavarotti, created in Luciano Pavarotti's honor when the opera star dined there.
In the two decades since Da Mimmo started, it has won numerous prestigious awards for its cuisine and service, most recently "Favorite Restaurant in the State of Maryland" by the Restaurant Association of Maryland in 2008. The three dining rooms and the tented parking area have catered for large conventions of almost eight hundred. The complimentary limousine pick up and the free parking area add to the experience of warm Italian hospitality and great food. So get a taste of Italy and visit their Website.
4511 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, 75205 [Map]
Abacus, the brainchild of Owner Chef Kent Rathbun, is known for its fine cuisine. From its debut in 1999, it has steadily grown in strength, gaining accolades as it moved into the limelight. Acknowledged with Four Stars by Mobil Travel Guide a consistent winner of the AAA Four Diamond Awards, it was awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2002 to 2008.
Rathbun uses both his passion and vast international experience to create an impressive menu that draws from a global experience. The team organizes culinary tours, events and even cookery classes as well as dealing capably with group bookings and offsite catering .arrangements
In 2008 the restaurant underwent a refurbishment and amongst other improvements now has a refashioned bar to add a fresh dimension to the restaurant's nightlife. The Asian inspired décor uses light colors, rich textured finishes, clean lines and minimal aesthetics to good effect.
The spacious bar has an award wining wine list with over a hundred interesting wines from which to choose and is great for those seeking a vibrant atmosphere without the commitment of a five star meal.
To celebrate the reopening of Abacus, Rathbun and his team have introduced a brand new spring-summer menu that takes advantage of seasonal produce. Expect to see Niman ranch chitpole glazed bacon, scrambled ducks eggs with truffles and the alliterative carnival cauliflower clam chowder on the carte. They serve lobster scallion shooters, a house specialty and a delectable selection of fish and sushi in addition to their creative take on game and beef.
The love affair with food begins with visual appeal and gradually begins to take over other senses as well. Cooked to perfection, beautifully presented, and served with elan, eating out at Abacus is a rewarding experience; but don't take our word for it, visit their Website to find out more.
American, Gourmet, Modern
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