Restaurant Week: It happened again
My Restaurant Week date and I have developed a theory about this special time of year for diners, while the appetizer and dessert are fantastic--9 times outta 10--the main course will be "meh" to "gross." This has happened to us at some of the best restaurants in the city during RW. To be honest, I had almost given up on the whole thing after a terrible main course at 1789 (great apps and dessert though).
So we went to the new Agraria Restaurant on Washington Harbor / G-town last night. The restaurant prides itself on fresh, locally grown meat and produce a la "from our fields to your table." A friend of mine had her birthday there, and she said it was one of the best steaks she had ever had so we planned accordingly.
The restaurant itself is very nice to look at, and we sat outside in front of the fountains. It’s great for people watching as we see G-town sluts and tourist groups stumbling out of Tony and Joe’s and the other waterfront bars.
Food. So the steak wasn’t on the RW menu so I decided to abandoned ship and get it anyway. I had been thinking about red wine and steak all day, I was pretty sure the pasta dish would not be slaking such a craving. My date’s RW menu order was the shrimp, pork chop and chocolate cake for dessert. Pretty safe, you’d think, as all of those items are simple enough. And, you’ll never guess what—the shrimp and chocolate dish were quite tasty, but that had to be the driest pork chop ever served. And my steak was very good—but it wasn’t on the RW menu.
Ah, Restaurant Week strikes again.