“What the Fearless Critic books and apps have that UrbanSpoon and Yelp don’t is a complete lack of bullshit.”
“I’ve spent years driving around with Zagat...but I think I’ll replace it with this Fearless Critic guide.”
–Leslie Brenner,
Dallas Morning News
Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
5.0
6.5
$55
Not-fabulous Cuban fusion in a trying-too-hard-to-be-fabulous setting

Why are so many DC restaurants under the impression that you have to have a totally unique “concept”? That what the city really needs is fresh, new ideas, like fusing all seven continents, dining on a dance floor, or basing an entire menu on a peanut?

Who knows—although we hope not, maybe that’s what customers really respond to. Lima is in this vein. The name does not refer to the Peruvian capital, contrary to first impressions; it refers to the Spanish… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
8.7
$15
Huge portions of nourishing, authentic Korean food are totally worth the wait

The law of supply and demand tells us that if 1) a place is making terrific, authentic Korean food in an area that has very little of that, and 2) there are only about 10 tables, then it follows that there will be a wait time. Bring a book or a friend to talk to and get right with your patience—you won’t be sorry. Squeezed between Cha Hair Salon and Fairfax Auto Parts is this tiny, sparse and, yes, very… [More]