Dinner at The Source

Last night I had dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant in DC, The Source. It’s attached to the Newseum in Penn Quarter, which hasn’t opened yet, and it’s across the street from Capital Grill.

Wolfgang Puck

Brand new place, I don’t think it’s even been reviewed in the Washington Post yet.
Verdict: outstanding. Not quite in the league of CityZen, either in terms of service or quite the same heights of cuisine. But really excellent nonetheless, especially with so many good trendy places having fallen recently (IndeBleu and Zengo are classic examples of the phenomenon).There really is something to the idea that the best places seem to burn out quickly, perhaps after six months or a year, so it’s best to go to good new places early. Don’t know whether the excellence here will last, but the food was definitely worthwhile. Thanks to Tyler for the recommendation.

Price point is probably a little bit higher than the median fine dining restaurant in DC, appetizers are $14 – $20 and entrees $30 – $60. Desserts are $10.

Underlying idea is mostly Asian-influenced (as if nobody has ever done Asian fusion before, but The Source does it well). Incorporates Indian flavors also, such as in the short ribs I had last night. The lamb stir fry appetizer was outstanding to boot.

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