Macking a Mollydooker? Salivating a Screaming Eagle? Hot for a Haut-Brion? Then you’ve come to the right part of town as four Penn Quarter restaurants garnered the Best of Award of Excellence in Wine Spectator’s 2008 Dining Guide. Who were the winners of this higher level accolade? Le Paradou, Proof, Charlie Palmer Steak and The Capital Grille.
Just remember that these awards are mostly based on the wine list and not on the whole dining experience. In fact, the Wine Spectator got busted for giving an award out to a fictitious Italian restaurant so YMMV. Nevertheless, we generally agree that you don’t have to walk far in our neighborhood to sample great wine, whether it’s the real primo stuff or the more pedestrian fare. If you want to bring your own special bottle of wine to a restaurant, call ahead to determine the corkage policy and remember your corkage etiquette.
Where do you go to enjoy a glass of vin?