Published November 07, 2012
Lamb Ribs and Chili Mac by the White House
Okay, lest we inflame anyone, we’re not going to talk about the White House today.
Except to tell you about the gorgeous new power-dining spot up the block.
It’s called Woodward Table
, it’s from the chef behind Bistro Bis and Vidalia, and it opens
In the old beaux arts hotel that used to house Potenza
, this is the kind of place where
you’ll map out how the next four years are going to go down—it feels familiar, but not in a
vintage-y/reclaimed wood kind of way.
Start at the bar, where you can gaze out at the sidewalk traffic, at the important guy across from you, or
at the duck chili mac and the Cock’s Comb
cocktail in front of you (you’ll just have to find
But when it’s time to close a deal (or just pretend you’re closing a deal while drinking a nice bottle
of cab), head for one of the horseshoe-shaped booths. There you can get all into lamb ribs, roasted marrowbones and lobster with creamy rice grits
. For dessert: maybe a Nutella
espresso drink from their in-house barista station.
If you’re in a hurry, order a breakfast sandwich or a ham-hock flatbread at their grab-and-go spot next
door, Woodward Takeout Food.
You prefer your ham hocks on the run.
1426 H St NW
(at 15th St NW)
Washington, DC 20005