MICHELIN Guide 2017
1 MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Polished and professional with an upscale setting made for brokering deals, Fiola is just what the politician ordered. Its central location near the Archives makes it a go-to for the power crowd, and the bar is perfect for blowing off steam after a busy day of debating. Thanks to truly sophisticated cuisine, the somewhat stiff environs and overly scripted staff are soon forgiven-and despite its traditional feel, the menu actually allows for flexibility with the ability to craft your own prix fixe in addition to a tasting menu. The chef's impressive cooking style is both ultra-luxurious and Italian-influenced, with a highly stylized bent to boot. Porcini cappuccino, a flan studded with foie gras, is proof positive that decadence reigns, while polenta with a foamy parmesan and gorgonzola dolce fonduta
and black truffle is subtly elegant. Delicately prepared lobster wrapped in thin ravioli rests in a fragrant ginger- and chive-scented lobster nage; and chestnut-layered tiramisu topped with chestnut granita is a creative reboot. As for the wine list? As one would expect, it's showy, littered with big names, and curated for those with sizeable expense accounts and companions to impress.
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601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - Washington 20004
- Lounge for private meals